Latest News – May 26, 2020

Reza Gunadha and Stephanus Aranditio – Four out of five Papuan political prisoners (tapol) were officially released from the Salemba prison in Central Jakarta today, Tuesday May 26.

The fate of one other Papuan political prisoner incarcerated at the Pondok Bambu women’s detention centre in East Jakarta, Arina Elopere, is still unclear.

CNN Indonesia – May 26, 2020

Jakarta – Four Papuan political prisoners immediately underwent a corona virus rapid test after being released from Salemba prison in Central Jakarta today. One of them was Paulus Suryanta Ginting or Surya Anta.

Papua Advocacy Team member Suarbudaya Rahadian said that the rapid tests were done to ensure that they were not infected by Covid-19 during their time in jail.

CNN Indonesia – May 13, 2020

Jakarta – Indonesia Corruption Watch (ICW) researcher Egi Primayogha suspects that the practice of state highjacking or state capture has occurred through the revisions to Law Number 4/2009 on Mineral and Coal Mining (UU Minerba). The draft law was enacted into law by the House of Representatives (DPR) on Tuesday.

Antara – May 13, 2020

Imam Budilaksono, Jakarta – The chairperson of the Justice and Prosperity Party (PKS) faction in the House of Representatives (DPR), Jazuli Juwaini, says that his fraction opposes the failure to include People’s Consultative Assembly Decree (TAP/MPRS) Number XXV/MPRS/1966 on the Dissolution of the Indonesian Communist Party (PKI) and Prohibitions of Marxist, Leninist and Communist Tea

Drunken Republic
May 15, 2020

Left image: “Indonesia? Whatever! Do whatever you like”

Right image: Stupid trumps Covid

Kompas – April 8, 2020

Doctor: Focus first on the Covid-19 pandemic House!

Kompas – March 2, 2020

From an op-ed piece titled The Obesity of the ‘Omnibus Laws’ Government Regulations

KomikFaktap – February 23, 2020

An Indonesian Child Protection Commission (KPAI) commissioner has apologized for claiming that women could get pregnant from swimming in the same p

Featured – April 23, 2020

Devina Halim, Jakarta – The Coalition Against Criminalisation and Case Manipulation is urging President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo and Indonesian Police Chief (Kapolri) General Idham Azis to immediately release human rights activist Ravio Patra.

CNN Indonesia – April 16, 2020

Jakarta – Human Rights lawyers Veronica Koman and Jennifer Robinson have sent a letter to the Working Group on Arbitrary Detention and the United Nations Special Rapporteur asking them to urge the Indonesia government to release 63 political prisoners (tapol) indicted on charges of treason relate

Suara Papua – April 4, 2020

Markus You, Nabire – It is hoped that a new policy by Justice and Human Rights Minister (Menkumham) Yasonna Laoly to release thousands of convicted criminals from prisons across Indonesia will not discriminate against Papuan political prisoners (tapol) who are still incarcerated in jail that were

CNN Indonesia – March 24, 2020

Jakarta – Confederation of United Indonesian Workers (KPBI) Deputy Chairperson Jumisih has criticised the plan to carry out rapid tests for the corona virus (Covid-19) on 575 members of the House of Representatives (DPR) and their families this week.