Latest News – October 20, 2021

Tatang Guritno, Jakarta – In the two years since President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo and Vice President Ma'ruf Amin were elected, the National Human Rights Commission (Komnas HAM) notes that not one case of gross human rights violations has been resolved.

Komnas HAM Commissioner Choirul Anam believes that this fact should be of concern to the government. – October 19, 2021

Amnesty International Indonesia is calling for the reopening of the investigation into the 1965 humanitarian tragedy following the revelation of new facts reported by the British media The reports cite the involvement of the British government in the mass murders which occurred in Indonesia between 1965 and 1966.

In a press release today, Tuesday October 19, Amnesty International Indonesia Executive Director Usman Hamid said that the revelations of documents on a British black propaganda campaign is an example of just how many facts are available on the 1965 tragedy. – October 19, 2021

Rahel Narda Chaterine, Jakarta – Commission for Missing Persons and Victims of Violence (Kontras) Coordinator Fatia Maulidiyanti says that democracy in Indonesia has slowly died over the last two years of President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo and Vice President Ma'ruf Amin's administration.

This was revealed in a report on the performance of the Widodo-Amin leadership put together by Kontras. "Over the two years of [Widodo's] second term in office, democracy has slowly died", said Maulidiyanti during a virtual press conference on Tuesday October 19. – October 19, 2021

Rahel Narda Chaterine, Jakarta – The Commission for Missing Persons and Victims of Violence (Kontras) has highlighted the massive scale of the attacks and criminalisation of human rights defenders during the last two years of the President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo and Vice President Ma'ruf Amin's administration.

Kontras Deputy Coordinator Rivanlee Anandar revealed that they found 66 cases of violence against human rights defenders in the environmental sector over the last two years.

Drunken Republic
Kompas – May 19, 2021

In what anti-corruption activists are calling the final stage on the road to killing off the once formidable Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK), the KPK leadership is in the process of purging the agency of some of its most experienced and committed investigators.

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.

Featured – October 14, 2021

Sania Mashabi, Jakarta – Indonesian Trade Union Congress Alliance Confederation (KASBI) Chairperson Nining Elitos says that Law Number 11/2020 on Job Creation has had the totally opposite effect to the government's stated desire to increase prosperity and create job opportunities.

Suara Papua – October 13, 2021

Jayapura – The International Coalition for Papua (ICP) has released its latest report on human rights violations in Papua between July and September 2021.

CNN Indonesia – October 13, 2021

Jakarta – The deputy chairperson of the peak Islamic body the Indonesian Ulama Council (MUI), Anwar Abbas, has asked the government to ban the distribution of DC Comics in which Superman is depicted as bisexual.

Suara Papua – October 12, 2021

Atamus Kepno, Jayapura – Cenderawasih University (Uncen) students are urging the government through the Papua police to immediately release West Papua National Committee (KNPB) international spokesperson Victor F. Yeimo and student activist Frans Wasini.

Suara Papua – October 6, 2021

Agus Pabika, Jayapura – President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo's visit to Papua to officially open the National Games (PON XX) and officiate a number of infrastructure projects are ceremonial and will not provide any benefits to the ordinary Papuan people when cases of human rights violations are left un

CNN Indonesia – October 5, 2021

Jakarta – Based on a report by the National Commission on Violence Against Women (Komnas Perempuan) since 2020, the number of reports of cases of sexual violence has risen dramatically during the Covid-19 pandemic.