Freedom of Speech & Expression

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November 2023

CNN Indonesia – November 27, 2023

Jakarta – Human rights activist and defendant in a defamation case, Haris Azhar, says that the public prosecutor is representing the ruling elite in the trial against him.

CNN Indonesia – November 22, 2023

Jakarta – Human rights activists and Lokataru Human Rights Foundation director Haris Azhar has emphasised that criminal penalties will not stop the public from criticising unethical practices by the state.

News/Indonesia – November 14, 2023

Ihsanuddin, Jakarta – The advocacy team for democracy says it regrets the sentences demanded by the public prosecutor (JPU) against former Commission for Missing Persons and Victims of Violence (Kontras) coordinator Fatia Maulidiyanti and the founder of the

Republika – November 10, 2023

Erdy Nasrul, Jakarta – Amnesty International Indonesia Executive Director Usman Hamid is monitoring a case of alleged intimidation by security forces against University of Indonesia Student Executive Council (BEM UI) Chairperson

October 2023

CNN Indonesia – October 30, 2023

Jakarta – Senior economist Faisal Basri has testified that he once met with the Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan (Menko Marves) and warned him of a potential conflict of interest related to the coal

September 2023

News/Indonesia – September 20, 2023

The two year prison sentence handed down against a TikTok influencer who goes by the name Lina Mukherjee, after she was charged with blasphemy over the content of a video in which she ate pork after expressing the phrase "Bismillah" (in the Name of Allah), has triggered a variety of reactions in cyberspace.

August 2023

News/West Papua
Suara Papua – August 15, 2023

Jayapura – After a peaceful action in Sentani was forcibly broken up by police on the morning of August 15, demonstrators from the Jayapura West Papua National Committee (KNPB) decided to hold a free speech foru

News/West Papua
Suara Papua – August 15, 2023

Agus Pabika, Sentani – One person was arrested and scores of others beaten black and blue by a joint unit of police and military when they forcibly broke up a peaceful action by the West Papua National Committee (KNPB) in the Sentani area of Jayapura regency, Papua, on the morning of Tuesday August 15.

CNN Indonesia – August 8, 2023

Jakarta – The Commission for Missing Persons and Victims of Violence (Kontras) has recorded that as many as 967 people have been arrested for articulating their views in the public domain.

CNN Indonesia – August 3, 2023

Jakarta – A number of activists have had to have dealings with the police or been ensnared by the law after criticising the government.