Joesoef Isak wins PEN Australia award

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Written by Max Lane, and was originally published in Green Left Weekly,
Apr 20, 2005

Indonesian left-wing publisher Joesoef Isak attended the Third Asia Pacific International Solidarity Conference (APISC) in Sydney over the Easter weekend. In addition to speaking at a workshop on “Marxism in Indonesia after 1965” and on plenary panel on the current political situation in Indonesia, Isak also gave short greetings to the conference on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Asia-Africa Conference held in Bandung, Indonesia in 1955 — the conference that spawned the Non-Aligned Movement.

Isak was the secretary-general of the Asia Africa Journalists Association from 1962 until 1965 when General Suharto seized power. Isak was detained in 1967 and imprisoned without trial until 1977.

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