The conflict between the three bordering villages of Bukit Jaya, Bumit Harapan and Piondo and PT Kurnia Luwuk Sejati (PT KLS) and its subsidiary PT Berkat Hutan Pusaka (PT BHP) began in the 1990s. The tensions centre around two specific concessions in Kecamatan Tioli and Kecamatan Tioli Barat: 13,400 ha of industrial timber owned by PT BHP and 6,010 ha of oil palm plantations belonging to PT KLS. Community resistance has been a response to evictions, transmigration projects, deforestation, unlicensed activities, criminalization of activists and the closing of famers' roads to farms and plantations (1). Crops cultivated by the farmers in the area include rambutan, cocoa, rice and durian (2). Resistance against company activity arose in 2002, due to larger areas of village land successively being absorbed into company holdings and evictions becoming more common, and being carried out with assistance from the local police. Supported by the organisation Front Rakyat Advokasi Sawit (FRAS) Sulteng, farmers held a number of protests and have brought their case to the National Human Rights Commission (Komnas HAM), with poor results. According to a number of sources, evictions and road closing by PT KLS and PT BHP have also been reported to take place in other villages (2; 3). However, little information on those cases is available. The closing of farmers' roads has come to be at the heart of the company-community conflict and has been responded to by joint peaceful protests from affected villages. However, in 2011, when villagers approached the PT KLS office to demand the roads to be reopened without receiving any response from the company, protesters burned company camps and bulldozers, which resulted in the arrest of 23 farmers and miners. Out of those, 19 have reported to have experienced physical violence in contact with police officers (2). The most outstanding and most referred-to case of arrest was that of Eva Bande, a land activist who was trying to calm down the protesters. However, she was detained on grounds of having initiated violence and encouraged the damage of company property (4, 5). A long juridical process followed, and in May 2014, while being on parole from the 2011 arrest, Bande was sentenced to another 4 years in prison. However, Bande was granted clemency by the Indonesian President Jokowi in December the same year. Part of the juridical costs were covered by Urgent Action Fund (5), and campaigns for her release have been seen on local, regional, national and international levels (4, 6). However, despite the release of Eva Bande, the conflict between the companies and the communities are still ongoing and the issue of landgrabbing for plantation establishment is continuously prominent in Indonesia in general, and Central Sulawesi in particular.