Orangutan threatened by Indonesian palm oil plantations. Image via Victor Barro of Friends of the Earth Spain.

Palm oil companies continue to criminalize farmers in Sumatra

by Gaurav Madan, senior forests and land campaigner

The company destroyed farms and homes, forcibly displaced families, and had villagers arrested on dubious charges.

Neither PT SIL nor Wilmar responded to requests for comment for this story.

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