News

October 2021

Indonesia
CNN Indonesia – October 15, 2021

Yogyakarta – Scores of students and protesters from various civil society groups held a demonstration in front of the Yogyakarta provincial regional police headquarters in Sleman on Friday October 15.

Indonesia
CNN Indonesia – October 14, 2021

Bandung – Hundreds of workers from the Indonesian Trade Union Congress Alliance Confederation (KASBI) commemorated the anniversary of the World Federation of Trade Unions (WFTU) in front of the Gedung Sate building in the West Java provincial capital of Bandung on Thursday Oct

Indonesia
Kompas.com – 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 opportunit

West Papua
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.

Indonesia
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.

West Papua
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.

Indonesia
CNN Indonesia – October 9, 2021

Jakarta – The Commission for Missing Persons and Victims of Violence (Kontras) says that seven international non-government organisations (NGOs) have highlighted the recent criminalisation by government officials of four human rights activists in Indonesia.

Indonesia
Kompas.com – October 8, 2021

Tatang Guritno, Jakarta – Indonesian Legal Aid Foundation (YLBHI) Chairperson Asfinawat says that that sexual violence cases are often not handled properly by law enforcement officials.

West Papua
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 vi

Indonesia
Liputan 6 – October 6, 2021

Jakarta – An Indonesian military (TNI) officer who had same-sex relations with another officer has been found guilty of committing deviant acts by a military tribunal in Surabaya, East Java. As a result, the officer has been dishonorably discharged and jailed.

Indonesia
CNN Indonesia – October 6, 2021

Jakarta – Indonesian Human Rights Watch (Imparsial) Director Gufron Mabruri says the Indonesian military (TNI) is increasingly becoming involved in civilian affairs as it marks its 76th anniversary today on Tuesday October 5, and that reform of the TNI has gone backwards.

Indonesia
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.

Indonesia
CNN Indonesia – October 5, 2021

Jakarta – Newly elected Labour Party General Chairperson Said Iqbal says that the party was established based on the wishes of several labour organisations to begin struggling in parliament and not in the streets as they have been doing up until now.

Indonesia
Kompas – October 4, 2021

Nicholas Ryan Aditya, Jakarta – National Human Rights Commission (Komnas HAM) Chairperson Ahmad Taufan Damanik has revealed that the Indonesian police (Polri) are the institution which has been the subject of most complaints related to alleged human rights violations between J

Indonesia
Detik News – October 4, 2021

Jakarta – The Indonesia Ulama Council (MUI) has spoken out over the Miss Queen Beauty pageant which took place in Bali on September 30 saying that Miss Queen Pageants are not allowed in Indonesia because transgender is haram (forbidden under Islamic law) and a disgrac

West Papua
Suara Papua – October 3, 2021

Maria Baru, Sorong – Frater Anton Syufi from the Order of Saint Augustine (OSA) was arrested by the Jayapura city district police on Sunday October 3 for wearing a Morning Star (BK) independence flag T-shirt while watching a soccer match between the Papua and East Nusa Tenggar

Indonesia
CNN Indonesia – October 2, 2021

Jakarta – A number of organisations and trade unions plan to revive the Labour Party in order to contest the 2024 legislative and presidential elections.

West Papua
Detik News – October 2, 2021

Sorong (Antara) – Jalan Jenderal Sudirman in Sorong city, West Papua province, which has been damaged for two years, was quickly resurfaced in the lead up to a visit by President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo, who will arrive in Sorong on Monday October 4.

West Papua
Kompas.com – October 1, 2021

Rahel Narda Chaterine, Jakarta – The Papua Advocacy Team says that the police committed acts of violence and sexual harassment when they broke up a protest action and arrested 17 people in front of the US Embassy in Jakarta on Thursday September 30.

Indonesia
Kompas.com – October 1, 2021

Tatang Guritno, Jakarta – The Commission for Missing Persons and Victims of Violence (Kontras) says that the public's fear of communism is one of the factors making it difficult to resolve the 1965 tragedy.