News

July 2020

Indonesia
Kumparan – July 2, 2020

A 27-year-old man with the initials “JS” in Payakumbuh city, West Sumatra, has been arrested for wearing a red T-shirt with a hammer-and-sickle logo – the symbol of communism – displayed on it.

Indonesia
CNN Indonesia – July 2, 2020

Jakarta – Hundreds of students from the Jakarta United Student Movement (GMJB) Alliance held a demonstration in front of the Ministry of Education and Culture (Kemendikbud) building on Jl Jenderal Sudirman in Central Jakarta on Thursday July 2.

Indonesia
CNN Indonesia – July 2, 2020

Jakarta – The National Commission on Violence Against Women (Komnas Perempuan) regrets the postponement of deliberations on the Draft Law on the Elimination of Sexual Violence (RUU PKS) by the House of Representatives (DPR) on the grounds that there is a Covid-19 pandemic.

Indonesia
CNN Indonesia – July 2, 2020

Jakarta – The Lokataru Legal and Human Rights Foundation says that there are two problems with the police which have developed during the era of President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s administration. These two problems relate to politicisation and police professionalism.

Indonesia
CNN Indonesia – July 1, 2020

Jakarta – The Commission for Missing Persons and Victims of Violence (Kontras) says that the police were involved in 921 cases of alleged violence and human rights violations between July 2019 and June 2020.

Indonesia
Kompas.com – July 1, 2020

Tsarina Maharani, Jakarta – National Commission on Violence Against Women (Komnas Perempuan) Commissioner Bahrul Fuad says she deplores a decision by the House of Representatives (DPR) Commission VIII to drop the Draft Law on the Elimination of Sexual Violence (RUU PKS) from t

June 2020

Indonesia
Detik News – June 29, 2020

Luqman Nurhadi Arunanta, Jakarta – Dozens of mannequins were installed in front of the House of Representatives (DPR) complex in Jakarta on Monday as a form of protest against the Draft Omnibus Law on Job Creation.

West Papua
Kompas.com – June 29, 2020

Tsarina Maharani, Jakarta – House of Representatives (DPR) Commission III member Taufik Basari from the National Democratic Party (Nasdem) has criticised the sentences demanded by the Balikpapan state prosecutor in a recent case of alleged makar (treason, subversion,

West Papua
Kompas.com – June 26, 2020

Devina Halim, Jakarta – Wahid Foundation Director Yenny Wahid believes that flying the Morning Star flag is not an act of makar (treason, subversion, rebellion) and that the Papuan people have a special right to use regional symbols as enshrined under law.

Indonesia
Kompas.com – June 26, 2020

Fitria Chusna Farisa, Jakarta – The Commission for Missing Persons and Victims of Violence (Kontras) says that cyber torture has become a new form of torture which is predicted to become widespread in the future.

Indonesia
CNN Indonesia – June 25, 2020

Jakarta – Alumni Brotherhood 212 (PA 212) Chairperson Slamet Maarif has denied accusation that the group intentionally provided a flag with the hammer-and-sickle logo on it to be set alight during a protest action against the Draft Law on Pancasila Ideology Guidelines (RUU HIP

Indonesia
CNN Indonesia – June 24, 2020

Jakarta – Islamic organisations from the National Anti-Communist Alliance (Anak NKRI) protesting the Draft Law on Pancasila Ideology Guidance (RUU HIP) set fire to a hammer-and-sickle flag – with is identified with communism – during protest in front of the House of Representa

West Papua
Kompas.com – June 20, 2020

Ihsanuddin, Jakarta – President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has cancelled an appeal against a Jakarta Administrative Court (PTUN) ruling which found the government at fault for blocking internet access in Papua in 2019.

West Papua
CNN Indonesia – June 19, 2020

Jakarta – Alliance of Independent Journalists (AJI) Chairperson Abdul Manan says that the government is not ready yet to accept corrections from its citizens after it submitted an appeal against a court ruling ordering the government to apologise for blocking internet access i

Indonesia
Kompas.com – June 19, 2020

Ihsanuddin, Jakarta – President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo will not send a presidential letter (surpres) to the House of Representatives (DPR) signifying its agreement with deliberations on the Draft Law on Pancasila Ideology Guidelines (RUU HIP).

West Papua
CNN Indonesia – June 18, 2020

Jakarta – The Papuan Coalition for Upholding the Law and Human Rights is urging the police to stop criminalising the Papuan people through the makar (treason, subversion, rebellion) articles if they do not want the term political prisoner (tapol) to be used anymore in

West Papua
Kompas.com – June 18, 2020

Achmad Nasrudin Yahya, Jakarta – The panel of judges at the Balikpapan District Court in East Kalimantan found seven Papuan political prisoners guilty of treason during the sentence hearing which took place on Wednesday June 17.

Indonesia
Kompas.com – June 18, 2020

Ihsanuddin, Jakarta – Special Presidential Staff for Legal Affairs, Dini Purwono insists that President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo commitment to seeking justice over the 2017 acid attack against senior Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) investigator Novel Baswedan has not chang

West Papua
CNN Indonesia – June 17, 2020

Jakarta – The Civil Society Coalition for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders says that thousands of human rights (HAM) activists advocating Papuan issues have been victims of violence under the administration of President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo.

West Papua
CNN Indonesia – June 17, 2020

Jakarta – The Civil Society Coalition for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders is calling for the release of seven Papuan defendants who are being tried on treason charges at the Balikpapan District Court in East Kalimantan.