News

September 2021

West Papua
Kompas.com – September 30, 2021

Ihsanuddin, Jakarta – The police forcibly broke up a protest action marking the 1962 Rome Agreement in front of the United States Embassy in Central Jakarta on the afternoon of Thursday September 30 and arrested 17 Papuan activists.

Indonesia
Kompas.com – September 30, 2021

Tatang Guritno, Jakarta – Amnesty International Indonesia Executive Director Usman Hamid says that President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo cannot just wash his hands of the polemic over the dismissal of 57 Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) employees.

West Papua
CNN Indonesia – September 29, 2021

Jakarta – The Presidential Staff Office (KSP) has criticised the United Nations over a report on intimidation and violence against human rights activists in Papua.

Indonesia
Kumparan – September 29, 2021

Public representatives supporting the Corruption Eradication Emergency Office have delivered 1,505 letters to President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo through the State Secretariat. The letters were received by the emergency office since it was opened on September 15.

Indonesia
CNN Indonesia – September 29, 2021

Jakarta – Presidential spokesperson Fadjroel Rachman says that President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo will not intervene in the dismissal of 56 Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) employees because it is an internal matter for the anti-graft agency.

Indonesia
Kompas.com – September 28, 2021

Tatang Guritno, Jakarta – Indonesia Corruption Watch (ICW) says that there are three factors which have caused a decline in public trust in the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK).

Indonesia
CNN Indonesia – September 27, 2021

Jakarta – A demonstration organised by the All-Indonesia Student Executive Council (BEM SI) in the vicinity of the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) building in South Jakarta on Monday September 27 was marred by scuffles between police and protesters after police prohibi

Indonesia
CNN Indonesia – September 27, 2021

Jakarta – Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan says that freedom of expression is indeed allowed but he warned that it should not create problems for other people.

Indonesia
Kompas.com – September 27, 2021

A demonstration commemorating two years since the death of La Randi and Muhammad Yusuf Qardawi, students from the Kendari Halu Oleo University in Southeast Sulawesi, who were killed in 2016, has ended in a clash.

Indonesia
Katadata – September 26, 2021

Lavinda – The national survey pollster Indonesia Political Indicator (IPI) has reported that the public's dissatisfaction with the state of democracy in Indonesia has grown in September compared with earlier in the year.

Indonesia
Kompas.com – September 23, 2021

Tatang Guritno, Jakarta – The criminal lawsuit filed against human rights activists Fatia Maulidiyanti and Haris Azhar for alleged defamation is seen as a retreat for democracy.

West Papua
CNN Indonesia – September 22, 2021

Jakarta – Papua human rights activist and lawyer Veronica Koman says there are two versions of what happened during an attack by the West Papua National Liberation Army-Free Papua Organisation (TPNPB-OPM) on health workers in the Kiwirok district, Star Highlands, Papua.

Indonesia
CNN Indonesia – September 22, 2021

Jakarta – Two human rights activists, Veronica Koman and Usman Hamid, have criticized a move by Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan (LBP), as a public official, of reporting rights activist Haris Azhar and Commission for Missing Pe

West Papua
CNN Indonesia – September 21, 2021

Jakarta – Papua Legal Aid Foundation (LBH) Director Emmanuel Gobay says that West Papua National Committee (KNPB) international spokesperson Victor Yeimo is in a critical condition.

Indonesia
Kompas.com – September 20, 2021

Achmad Nasrudin Yahya, Jakarta – The Indonesian Legal Aid Foundation (YLBHI) and its 16 regional offices have strongly condemned a firebomb terror attack on the Legal Aid Foundation (LBH) office in the Central Java city of Yogyakarta on Saturday September 18.

West Papua
Kompas.com – September 20, 2021

Tatang Guritno, Jakarta – Papuan civilians will continue to fall victim if the government continues to use a security approach to resolve the problems in the land of the Cenderawasih as Papua is known.

Indonesia
Kompas.com – September 19, 2021

Irfan Kamil, Jakarta – Parameter Politic Indonesia Executive Director Adi Prayitno says that summoning poultry farmer Suroto to the Palace to meet with President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo is a democratic paradox.

Indonesia
Kompas.com – September 19, 2021

Penulis Irfan Kamil, Jakarta – As many as 38 academics from Australia sent a letter to President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo on Thursday September 16 requesting that he give amnesty to jailed university lecturer Saiful Mahdi.

Indonesia
Detik News – September 18, 2021

Jauh Hari Wawan S, Yogyakarta – The Legal Aid Foundation (LBH) office in the Central Java city of Yogyakarta was the target of a terror attack early on the morning of Saturday September 18. The Yogyakarta LBH is currently handling several structural cases.

Indonesia
CNN Indonesia – September 17, 2021

Jakarta – Following the announcement by the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) that it will honorably discharge 57 of its employees on September 30, a number of different parties have urged President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo to take a firm stand on the issue.