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CNN Indonesia – June 16, 2021

Jakarta – Indonesian Human Rights Watch (Imparsial) researcher Hussein Ahmad is calling on the government to withdraw all non-organic Indonesian military (TNI) troops who originate from outside Papua in order to stem the violence which has been taking place in Papua.

This was conveyed in response to a directive by President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo that he wants to resolve the problems in Papua without armed conflict.

CNN Indonesia – June 15, 2021

Jakarta – West Papua National Liberation Army-Free Papua Organisation (TPNPB-OPM) spokesperson Sebby Sambon has welcomed a directive by President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo to resolve the Papua conflict with dialogue, not just armed conflict.

Moreover, said Sambon, they have repeatedly promoted negotiations long before Widodo expressed such a desire through Coordinating Minister for Security, Politics and Legal Affairs (Menko Polhukam) Mahfud MD.

Kompas.com – June 13, 2021

Rahel Narda Chaterine, Jakarta – The Semarang Legal Aid Foundation (LBH) Director Eti Oktaviani says that a joint screening of the film The End Game was disrupted by people claiming to be "intel" (police intelligence) and had to be cancelled.

The incident, according to Oktaviani, took place when LBH Semarang along with the People's Challenge Movement (Geram) was holding a joint screening of the film last week.

CNN Indonesia – June 11, 2021

Jakarta – Human Rights activist Veronica Koman has confirmed reports that there was communication between herself and the West Papua National Committee (KNPB) chairperson for the Merauke region known by the initials EKM.

EKM was arrested by police on June 9 on charges of allegedly spreading fake news (hoaxes) of a provocative nature and smacking of ethnic, religious, racial and inter-group (SARA) hostility on his personal Facebook account in the name of Manuel Metemko.

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Kompas – May 16, 2021

Indonesia's once formidable Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) has now been transformed into another impaired government agency after President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo's ruling coalition succeeded in installing a politically compromised leadership and pushing through widely unpopular revisions to the KPK Law to reign in its powers and strip it of its independence.

Kompas – April 7, 2021

The Health Ministry says it is working closely with police to crack down on the reported spread of fake medical masks in Indonesia. Local news outlets recently reported their discovery of fake medical grade-labeled face masks being openly sold online and at physical stores.

Yusufdagri – April 5, 2021

Questions are being asked about whether or not the rule of law applies equally to all Indonesian citizens after President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo was a special guest at a glitzy celebrity wedding at a time when large gatherings are banned under Covid-19 health protocols and similar events have been routinely broken up by police.

Kompas – March 26, 2021

The national police cyber crimes division has announced they will give out rewards in the form of badges or pins to members of the public who report alleged crimes on social media.

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Tirto.id – June 6, 2021

IndonesiaLeaks – Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) Chairperson Firli Bahuri used the pretext of the 'Taliban' and the nationalism test (TWK) to remove 75 KPK employees from their routine duties of fighting corruption.

Kompas.com – June 1, 2021

Deti Mega Purnamasari, Jakarta – The People's Justice and Prosperity Party (Prima) was officially declared as a new party on the evening of Tuesday June 1.

CNN Indonesia – May 29, 2021

Jakarta – West Papua National Liberation Army-Free Papua Organisation (TPNPB-OPM) spokesperson Sebby Sambom says they are not prepared to hold a dialogue with or pursue diplomacy with the Indonesian government unless it is mediated by the United Nations.

Kompas.com – May 27, 2021

Rahel Narda Chaterine, Jakarta – Human rights activist and lawyer Veronica Koman has refuted accusations by State Intelligence Agency (BIN) Deputy Chief Lieutenant General Teddy Lhaksmana Widya Kusuma who said that Koman is taking advantage of the 2021 National Sports Week (PON) to create instabi

Suara Papua – May 23, 2021

Markus You, Nabire – With the exception of a mass protest against racism on the grounds of the Papua governor's office on August 19, 2019, Victor Yeimo was never involved in the subsequent protest action on August 29 in Jayapura city which ended in a riot.

CNN Indonesia – May 18, 2021

Jakarta – The Papua Legal Aid Foundation (LBH) along with 30 other civil society organisations is urging the police to unconditionally release West Papua National Committee (KNPB) spokesperson Victor Yeimo following his arrest in Jayapura on Sunday May 9.