The notorious company Sinar Mas is believed to be behind Rusdi's arrest. Sinar Mas is one of the biggest palm oil and pulp and paper companies in South-east Asia and is also understood to be behind the fire-bombing of a village in Riau, Sumatra last December.
Rusdi and other farmers from the village Karang Mendapo demand the return of their land which Sinar Mas illegally appropriated, logged and turned into an oil palm plantation years ago. Villagers have been threatened and persecuted.
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