In 1605 six Ambonese people were baptized into the fellowship of the Dutch Reformed Church in Ambon in the Maluku Islands
The graphic video drew international media attention to allegations of widespread torture and abuse of activists and civilians in restive Indonesian regions such as Papua and the Maluku islands
9 earthquake hit off the Maluku Islands
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INDONESIA Muslim and Christian gangs fought running battles in Indonesia's Maluku islands
yesterday,leaving at least 10 people dead, including two youths who were hacked to death by sword-wielding men.
During the past two years, inter-communal violence in Indonesia's Maluku islands
has left more than 5,000 people dead, and displaced roughly 500,000 more.
In Indonesia, for example, Christians in the Maluku Islands
are being targeted by the paramilitary Laskar Jihad.
More than 170 people are imprisoned in Indonesia for promoting separatism, most of them from Papua or the Maluku islands
in eastern Indonesia, according to Human Rights Watch.
The Indonesian president declared a civil state of emergency on the eastern Maluku islands
yesterday, saying fierce street fighting between Muslims and Christians had spiralled out of control.
A 2007 disagreement over the use of a folk song that originated in Indonesia s Maluku islands
in a Malaysian tourism advert caused a fallout while stories of alleged mistreatment of Indonesian workers by their Malaysian bosses have caused public anger for years.
Dujana also spent time in the riot-torn Maluku Islands
in eastern Indonesia and in Poso Regency in Central Sulawesi Province, where sectarian conflicts have killed thousands of people.
Witnesses said as many as 135 people, including 127 Christians and eight Muslims, were killed, making the carnage one of the worst incidents on record in the Maluku islands
Dujana also spent some time in the riot-torn Maluku Islands
in eastern Indonesia and Poso Regency in Central Sulawesi Province, where sectarian conflicts have killed thousands of people.