News

November 2020

Indonesia
CNN Indonesia – November 10, 2020

Jakarta – On Tuesday November 10 an alliance of social organisation grouped under the Labour Movement with the People (Gebrak) held a long-march from the International Labour Organisation (ILO) representative office on Jalan MH Thamrin in Central Java to the nearby Arjuna Wiwa

Indonesia
CNN Indonesia – November 7, 2020

Jakarta – A groups of national figures officially declared the rebirth of the Masumi Party coinciding with the 75th anniversary of the party which was first established in 1945.

Indonesia
Kompas.com – November 6, 2020

Tsarina Maharani, Jakarta – A report by the National Human Rights Commission (Komnas HAM) shows that there are an increasing number of violations against the right to freedom of religion and belief every year.

Indonesia
Kompas.com – November 5, 2020

Devina Halim, Jakarta – The National Human Rights Commission (Komnas HAM) is calling on President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo to order Attorney General ST Burhanuddin to fully resolve the Semanggi I and II tragedies through the mechanism of a human rights court.

Indonesia
Kompas.com – November 5, 2020

Jakarta – Amnesty International Indonesia Executive Director Usman Hamid has welcomed the ruling by the Jakarta State Administrative Court (PTUN) which found in favour of a lawsuit against Attorney General ST Burhanuddin submitted by the families of the victims of the Semanggi

West Papua
Kompas.com – November 3, 2020

Achmad Nasrudin Yahya, Jakarta – Indonesian Human Rights Watch (Imparsial) director Al Araf is asking on the government to reevaluate the security policies applied to bring the conflict in Papua under control.

West Papua
Kompas.com – November 3, 2020

Devina Halim, Jakarta – The National Human Rights Commission (Komnas HAM) monitoring and investigation team has revealed that there have been efforts to obscure the facts surrounding the shooting of Pastor Yeremia Zanambani in Hitadipa district, Intan Jaya, Papua, on September

October 2020

West Papua
CNN Indonesia – October 30, 2020

Jakarta – The head of the Papua Province Humanitarian Team for Cases of Violence Against Religious Figures in Intan Jaya Regency, Haris Azhar, has announced the results of their investigation into the shooting of Pastor Yeremia Zanambani who was allegedly shot by a rogue Indon

West Papua
CNN Indonesia – October 28, 2020

Jakarta – The Papua regional police managed to arrest 13 people protesting against Special Autonomy in the vicinity of the Cenderawasih University (Uncen), Papua, and in several other areas on October 27.

Indonesia
Kompas.com – October 28, 2020

Sania Mashabi, Jakarta – Amnesty International Indonesia Executive Director Usman Hamid says that there have been more indictments using Law Number 11/2008 on Information and Electronic Transactions (UU ITE) under the administration of President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo in 2014-20

Indonesia
CNN Indonesia – October 28, 2020

Jakarta – The head of the Jakarta provincial Education Office for junior and senior high schools, Muhamad Husin, says that as of today, Tuesday October 27, they have begun implementing lessons about the Omnibus Law on Job Creation.

West Papua
CNN Indonesia – October 27, 2020

Jakarta – On Monday October 26 combined units of Indonesian military (TNI) and police (Polri) conducted operations against an armed criminal group (KKB) in Jalai village, Sugapa district, Intan Jaya regency, Papua.

Indonesia
Kompas.com – October 27, 2020

Irfan Kamil, Jakarta – Southeast-Asia Freedom of Expression Network (SAFEnet) Executive Director Damar Juniarto says that a phenomenon of deflating democracy is occurring at the moment through digital attacks against groups critical of the government.

Indonesia
Kompas.com – October 25, 2020

Achmad Nasrudin Yahya, Jakarta – As many as 36 percent of respondents say that Indonesia has become less democratic according to the results of a national survey by Indonesian Political Indicator (IPI) conducted between September 24 and 30.

West Papua
Kompas.com – October 22, 2020

Achmad Nasrudin Yahya, Jakarta – Amnesty International Indonesia investigator Ari Pramuditya has criticised a recommendation by Coordinating Minister for Security, Politics and Legal Affairs Mahfud MD to deploy more troops in Papua.

Indonesia
CNN Indonesia – October 21, 2020

Jakarta – A series of demonstrations around the country against the recently enacted Omnibus Law on Job Creation took place on Tuesday October 20 to coincide with the first year of President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo's second term.

Indonesia
Kompas.com – October 20, 2020

Tsarina Maharani, Jakarta – Freedom House has released the latest research on internet freedom in 65 countries around the world titled “Freedom on the Net 2020”.

Indonesia
CNN Indonesia – October 19, 2020

Jakarta – Indonesian Legal Aid Foundation (YLBHI) Chairperson Asfinawati has cited a number of symptoms showing a rise in authoritarianism over the first year of President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo and Vice President Ma’ruf Amin’s second term in office.

Indonesia
Kompas.com – October 19, 2020

Dian Erika Nugraheny, Jakarta – Commission for Missing Persons and Victims of Violence (Kontras) Commissioner Fatia Maulidiyanti says that that they recorded 158 cases of violations against civil freedoms over the first year of President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s second term in o

Indonesia
Detik News – October 16, 2020

Kanavino Ahmad Rizqo, Jakarta – Indonesian Ulama Council (MUI) Secretary General Anwar Abbas has asked the Indonesian military (TNI) to take a firm position on soldiers who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT).