News

December 2021

West Papua
Kompas.com – December 2, 2021

Dhias Suwandi – Eight youths have been declared suspects on charges of makar (treason, subversion, rebellion) for flying the Morning Star flag at the Cenderawasih Sports Centre in Jayapura city, Papua, on Wednesday December 1.

West Papua
CNN Indonesia – December 2, 2021

Jakarta – The National Human Rights Commission (Komnas HAM) has revealed that scores out of the 23 organisations referred to by the government as armed criminal groups (KKB) in Papua want peaceful dialogue.

West Papua
Beritabeta.com – December 1, 2021

Ambon – A demonstration by scores of Papuan students commemorating 60 years of West Papua independence in the city of Ambon, Maluku province on Wednesday December 1, ended in chaos after it was forcibly broken up by police.

West Papua
Detik News – December 1, 2021

Sui Suadnyana, Denpasar – A protest action by the Bali City Committee Papua Student Alliance (AMP-KKB) and the Indonesian People's Front for West Papua (FRI-WP) in the Balinese provincial capital of Denpasar on Wednesday December 1 ended in a clash with a social organisation (

West Papua
Suara.com – December 1, 2021

Agung Sandy Lesmana – The Metro Jaya regional police have rerouted traffic and closed off Jalan Merdeka Utara and traffic in the direction of Gambir train station due a rally by Papuan protesters in Central Jakarta.

West Papua
Kompas.com – December 1, 2021

Dhias Suwandi, Jayapura – Police have arrested seven youths – along with an eighth who recorded the action – who raised the Morning Star flag on the grounds of the Cenderawasih Sports Centre (GOR) in Jayapura city on Wednesday December 1.

November 2021

Indonesia
CNN Indonesia – November 29, 2021

Jakarta – Six representatives from labour, student and civil society groups which are part of the Labour Movement with the People (Gebrak) held an audience with a Presidential Staff Office (KSP) representative to discuss wages.

Indonesia
Kompas.com – November 27, 2021

Rakhmat Nur Hakim, Jakarta – The mass organisation Pancasila Youth (Pemuda Pancasila, PP) is currently the subject of lively discussion after several members set upon and assaulted a police officer during a demonstration in front of the parliamentary building in Jakarta on Thu

Indonesia
CNN Indonesia – November 27, 2021

Jakarta – Although it has received appreciation in accepting a formal test of a law for the first time in its history, the Constitutional Court (MK) has still been criticised over ruling Number 91/PUU-XVIII/2020 on a judicial review of Law Number 11/2020 on Job Creation (UU Ci

West Papua
CNN Indonesia – November 26, 2021

Jakarta – The Papua Council of Churches says that the Indonesian government is still choosing the path of violence in dealing with the armed conflict in Papua.

Indonesia
Tempo.co – November 25, 2021

Jessica Ester, Jakarta – The National Commission on Violence Against Women (Komnas Perempuan) is organising a 16 Day Anti-Violence Against Women campaign.

Indonesia
Detik News – November 25, 2021

Salma Rafifa Aprillya, Jakarta – The 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence campaign is a campaign to promote efforts to eradicate violence against women throughout the world. Each year, the campaign is commemorated by taking up a different theme.

West Papua
Suara Papua – November 24, 2021

Arnold Belau, Jayapura – On November 15 the Papua Institute for Human Rights Studies and Advocacy (ELSHAM Papua) sent an open letter to President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo expressing concerns about the current situation in the land of Papua.

Indonesia
Detik News – November 24, 2021

Wilda Hayatun Nufus, Jakarta – The Indonesian police (Polri) will hold a protest speech contest – the winner of which will receive an Indonesian police chief trophy – to coincide with the momentum of International Human Rights Day which is commemorated on December 10 each year

Indonesia
CNN Indonesia – November 24, 2021

Jakarta – Indonesian Human Rights Watch (Imparsial) Deputy Diractor Ardi Manto Adiputra says that the proposal to sentence corruptors to death which has been raised by Attorney General ST Burhanuddin and promoted by Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) Chairperson Firli Bah

Indonesia
Detik News – November 23, 2021

Azhar Bagas Ramadhan, Jakarta – The Indonesia Calling or IM57+ Institute established by former Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) investigator Novel Baswedan and 56 other sacked KPK employees has found a new headquarters – one of the offices at the Indonesian Legal Aid Fo

Indonesia
Kompas.com – November 19, 2021

Tatang Guritno, Jakarta – The Commission for Missing Persons and Victims of Violence (Kontras) is asking the government to take concrete action to resolve human rights violations in the country.

Indonesia
CNN Indonesia – November 19, 2021

Jakarta – West Kalimantan Indonesian Forum for the Environment (Walhi) Regional Executive Director Nicodemus Ale says that the acute flooding in Sintang regency needs to be understood in terms of the impact of deforestation.

Indonesia
CNN Indonesia – November 18, 2021

Jakarta – A coalition of non-government organisations (NGOs) believes that the government is anti-criticism because it often responds to criticism with threats of criminalisation and audits.

Indonesia
CNN Indonesia – November 18, 2021

Jakarta – Human rights activists expelled Presidential Chief of Staff (KSP) Moeldoko when he arrived at a Kamisan (Thursday) action in front of the Paragon hotel the Central Java provincial capital of Semarang on Thursday November 18.