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CNN Indonesia – August 14, 2022

Jakarta – The National Human Rights Commission (Komnas HAM) has formed an ad hoc team to investigate gross human rights violations in the case of the 2004 assassination of renowned human rights activist Munir Said Thalib.

Komnas HAM Chairperson Ahmad Taufan Damanik said that the move was agreed to at a plenary meeting on Friday August 12. Thus the Munir case will be pursued referring to Law Number 26/2000 on Human Rights Courts.

Detik News – August 10, 2022

Yogi Ernes, Jakarta – Workers rallied in front of the House of Representatives (DPR) building in Central Jakarta on Wednesday August 10 demanding that Law Number 11/2020 on Job Creation be revoked.

The workers came from a number of different groups including the All Indonesian Workers Union (SPSI), the Indonesian Trade Union Congress Alliance Confederation (KASBI) and the Indonesian Prosperous Labour Union (SBSI).

CNN Indonesia – August 10, 2022

Jakarta – The group Indonesia Criminal Justice Reform (ICJR) has revealed that there are still 73 problematic articles contained in the Draft Criminal Code (RKUHP) even after it was revised by the government and handed back to the House of Representatives (DPR) Commission III in early July.

The number of problematic articles in the draft law has actually increased. Prior to this, only 20 articles were considered to be problematic.

Kompas.com – August 9, 2022

Ardito Ramadhan, Jakarta – Southeast Asia Freedom of Expression Network (SAFENet) freedom of expression division head Nenden Sekar Arum is of the view that the stupa meme case which has ensnared telematics expert and former Youth Affairs and Sports Minister Roy Suryo is evidence that the catchall articles under Law Number 19/2016 on Information and Electronic Transaction (ITE) can target anyone.

"This is evidence that these rubber articles can target anyone. So whether you're a lawmaker, a housewife selling vegetables in the market, you can very easily be subject to the ITE Law", said Sekar during a Kompas.com Gaspol event on Tuesday August 9.

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Kompas.com – July 15, 2022

Press Council Chairperson Pers Azyumardi Azra says that there is an article in the Draft Criminal Code (RKUHP) which threatens the press if it criticises the government. The threat is contained in Article 218 on attacking the values and dignity of the president and vice president.

Kostum Komik – July 4, 2022

Former President Megawati Sukarnoputri, who is also the long-serving chair of President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo's ruling Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P), has been widely criticised for comments she made at the party's 2022 National Meeting on June 21.

Jakarta Post – June 17, 2022

Jakarta – Police will have to do a better job in explaining why they have arrested 23 people these last two weeks in connection with the Khilafatul Muslimin, a hitherto a little-known group that the authorities say aspires to turn Indonesia into an Islamic state.

Kompas.com – June 15, 2022

Nicholas Ryan Aditya, Jakarta – Political observer Mochtar Pabotinggi is in agreement with the statement that elections (pemilu) are more like a festival of the political elite then a festival of the people.

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Kompas.com – July 31, 2022

Vitorio Mantalean, Jakarta – The Jakarta Legal Aid Foundation (LBH) considers the move by the Communication and Information Ministry (Kominfo) to block a number of websites and applications on July 30 to be digital authoritarianism.

Kompas TV – July 29, 2022

Hasya Nindita, Jakarta – Amnesty International Indonesia Executive Director Usman Hamid believes that the remarks by Jakarta Deputy Governor Ahmad Riza Patria and the Central Jakarta Social Office about Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) groups at the Citayam Fashion Week (CFW) are dis

Antara News – July 28, 2022

Muhammad Zulfikar, Jakarta – The National Human Rights Commission (Komnas HAM) is recommending to the government and the House of Representatives (DPR) that they revise the Draft Law on the Second Revision to Law Number 11/2008 on Information and Electronic Transaction (ITE).

Tribune Medan – July 20, 2022

Maurits Pardosi, Parapat – The Women 20 (W20) Summit held at Toba Lake in North Sumatra on July 20 has been greeted by demonstrations and sharp criticisms from rural women activists.

Kompas.com – July 15, 2022

Singgih Wiryono, Jakarta – Press Council Chairperson Azyumardi Azra says that a media which broadcasts communist, Marxist and Leninist ideas could be subject to imprisonment.

Arah Juang – July 14, 2022

Sharon Muller – Demonstrations against the creation of three new autonomous regions (DOB) have flared up in different parts of Papua: Sorong, Kaimana, Yahukimo, Wamena, Nabire, Jayapura and Merauke.