April 2021

Indonesia – April 9, 2021

Tatang Guritno, Jakarta – The Commission for Missing Persons and Victims of Violence (Kontras) says that since 2015 the government has formed numerous bodies and mooted various ideas to resolve cases of past gross human rights violations but in the end they have come to nothin

West Papua – April 8, 2021

Achmad Nasrudin Yahya, Jakarta – The Commission for Missing Persons and Victims of Violence (Kontras) is concerned that the discourse on labeling armed crimiAccording to Amar, it is appropriate nal groups (KKB) in Papua as terrorists will give rise to the misuse of power.

Indonesia – April 8, 2021

Achmad Nasrudin Yahya, Jakarta – Amnesty International Indonesia recorded 132 cases of violations of freedom of expression which were suffered by social groups in 2020.

CNN Indonesia – April 7, 2021

Jakarta – Amnesty International's annual report has found that the human rights situation in Indonesia worsened in 2020.

CNN Indonesia – April 6, 2021

Jakarta – A survey by Saiful Mujani Research and Consulting (SMRC) has found that people are becoming increasingly afraid of speaking about politics and of arbitrary arrest by police.

CNN Indonesia – April 6, 2021

Jakarta – The Setara Institute for Peace and Democracy recorded 180 incidents and 412 acts which violated freedom of religion and belief (KBB) in Indonesia in 2020. The majority were committed by state actors.

Indonesia – April 5, 2021

Bangun Santoso and Stephanus Aranditio – It was not just President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo. The wedding of YouTuber Atta Halilintar and actress Aurel Hermansyah was attended by a number of senior government officials, including Defense Minister Prabowo Subianto

CNN Indonesia – April 5, 2021

Jakarta – Indonesian Forum for the Environment (Walhi) Executive Director Umbu Wulang T. Paranggi says that the flash floods and landslides in 10 regencies and cities in East Nusa Tenggara (NTT) were triggered by damage to the environment.

Indonesia – April 3, 2021

Irfan Kamil, Jakarta – Indonesia Corruption Watch (ICW) believes that the termination of the investigation into the Bank Indonesia Liquidity Support (BLBI) funds corruption case involving Sjamsul Nursalim and his wife Itjih Sjamsul Nursalim by the Corruption Eradication Commis

March 2021

West Papua
Suara Papua – March 31, 2021

Reiner Brabar, Sorong – Scores of activists from the Papua People's Solidarity Against Racism (SPMR) held a free speech forum in front of the Elin traffic light intersection in Sorong city, West Papua province.

Indonesia – March 30, 2021

Achmad Nasrudin Yahya, Jakarta – The Munir Human Rights Museum and the Commission for Missing Persons and Victims of Violence (Kontras) have archived 1,864 documents on the struggle of the late human rights defender Munir Said Thalib.

CNN Indonesia – March 29, 2021

Jakarta – A Tempo journalist in the East Java provincial capital of Surabaya, Nurhadi, was abused and threatened when investigating a case of alleged tax bribery involving the former director of investigations at the Directorate General of Taxes at the Finance Ministr

West Papua
KBR – March 25, 2021

Arjuna Pademme, Jayapura – The government appears to be at a loss as to how to quell the struggle by the Free Papua Organisation or OPM with its plan to designate Papua independence organisations as terrorist groups.

West Papua
Antara News – March 22, 2021

Genta Tenri Mawangi, Jakarta – The National Counterterrorism Agency (BNPT) plans to propose that armed criminal groups (KKB) in Papua and the Free Papua Organisations (OPM) be designated as terrorist organisations.

Indonesia – March 22, 2021

Tatang Guritno, Jakarta – Indonesia Corruption Watch (ICW) says that state financial losses as a consequence of corruption increased four-fold in 2020.

CNN Indonesia – March 21-22, 2021

Jakarta – The results of an Indikator Politik Indonesia survey shows that the majority of young people in Jakarta (DKI) are dissatisfied with the performance of President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo.

CNN Indonesia – March 20, 2021

Jakarta – The Jakarta Legal Aid Foundation (LBH) says that the forced evictions of Buntu Lane II residents in Pancoran, East Jakarta, by officials of the state-owned oil-and-gas company PT Pertamina which involved a social or mass organisation was a gross human rights violatio

CNN Indonesia – March 20, 2021

Jakarta – The Mining Advocacy Network (JATAM) has accused the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) of becoming a tool of big business over is recommendation that coal waste – fly ash and bottom ash or FABA – be removed from the list of toxic and hazardous materials (B3).

Indonesia – March 17, 2021

Sania Mashabi, Jakarta – The wife of renowned human rights activist Munir Said Thalib, Suciwati, says that there has been serious neglect in the handling of her husband's murder case.

Detik News – March 17, 2021

Jakarta – Amnesty International Indonesia has criticised the "badge awards" program announced by the national police criminal investigations directorate cyber crimes di