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(From The Jakarta Post)
from THE JAKARTA POST -- MONDAY, JULY 31, 2006 -- PAGE 9 Muhidin, 34, a farmer from Dompu, West Nusa Tenggara, is in despair
The Dompu District Court recently sentenced him to seven months in prison for cultivating a piece of land in the So Ncadu Conservation Forest
He was found to have violated the 1999 Law on Forestry by crossing into the conservation area to grow cashew trees
"Muhidin is innocent. He and his friends are victims of policy inconsistencies between the central government and the local administration," Alamudin, a member of the Dompu farmers' advocacy team, said at a seminar on the abuse of local …