News

June 2022

West Papua
CNN Indonesia – June 17, 2022

Jakarta – The National Human Rights Commission (Komnas HAM) has discussed the plan to hold a peaceful dialogue to resolve the problems in Papua during its visit to the United Nation's headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland.

West Papua
Kompas.com – June 16, 2022

Vitorio Mantalean, Jakarta – The State Intelligence Agency (BIN) has finally spoken out over allegations that mortars it imported from Serbia were dropped on villages in Papua in 2021.

Indonesia
CNN Indonesia – June 16, 2022

Jakarta – The Commission for Missing Persons and Victims of Violence (Kontras) believes that the Draft Criminal Code (RKUHP) could be an obstacle to the resolution of gross human rights violations.

West Papua
Merdeka.com – June 16, 2022

Supriatin – Coordinating Minister for Security, Politics and Legal Affairs Mahfud MD has refuted news that the United Nations Human Rights Council recently highlighted human rights violations in Indonesia, including the current situation in Papua.

West Papua
Suara Papua – June 14, 2022

Agus Pabika, Jayapura -— The West Papua National Committee (KNPB) commemorated the killing of Papua activist Musa Mako Tabuni today.

West Papua
Suara.com – June 13, 2022

Chandra Iswinarno – Marking 21 years since the still unresolved Wasior Tragedy in Wasior district, Papua, in 2001, the Commission for Missing Persons and Victims of Violence (Kontras) notes that incidents of violence in Papua continue to increase.

Indonesia
CNN Indonesia – June 10, 2022

Jakarta – Respondents in an Indonesia Poltracking survey say that they are not interested in presidential or vice presidential candidates from the TNI (Indonesian military), Polri (Indonesian police) or ulama (Islamic leaders).

Indonesia
Tempo.co – June 9, 2022

M Rosseno Aji, Jakarta – The National Alliance for the Reform of the Criminal Code has sent a letter to President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo demanding that he give the public access to the latest draft of the new Draft Criminal Code or RKUHP..

West Papua
CNN Indonesia – June 8, 2022

Jakarta – A protest action by Papuan students which took place in the South Sulawesi provincial capital of Makassar, which was opposing the creation of new autonomous regions in Papua, ended in a clash with a social organisation (ormas).

Indonesia
Detik News – June 6, 2022

Eva Safitri, Jakarta – The Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) has released a survey on the perceptions of experts about the construction of the new capital city (IKN) in East Kalimantan.

Indonesia
Surara.com – June 6, 2022

Agung Sandy Lesmana – A video of alleged immoral acts by same-sex couples or Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) people which occurred at a cafe in the Pancoran area of South Jakarta has gone viral on social media

Indonesia
Okezone – June 6, 2022

Widya Michelia (MNC Media), Jakarta – The Indonesian military (TNI) has again dismissed and imprisoned rogue TNI soldiers for being proven to have committed homosexual or Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) acts.

Indonesia
CNN Indonesia – June 6, 2022

Jakarta – Residents from the Wadas Village Nature Concern Social Movement (Gempadewa) were blocked by razor wire when they held an action on International Environment Day at the offices of the Central Java governor in Semarang on the afternoon of Monday June 6.

West Papua
Kompas.com – June 3, 2022

Vitorio Mantalean, Jakarta – The Papua Legal Aid Foundation (LBH) says that as of Friday evening, June 3, at least 20 people had been injured as a result of police violence in dealing with protest actions against the creation of new autonomous regions (DOB) in Papua and West P

West Papua
Kompas.com – June 3, 2022

Sorong Maichel (contributor), Sorong – Police were forced to break up a demonstration opposing the creation of new autonomous regions (DOB) in Papua which was held at the Sorong city Regional House of Representatives (DPRD) office in Sorong, West Papua, on Friday afternoon, Ju

West Papua
CNN Indonesia – June 3, 2022

Jakarta – Two students were reportedly injured today when they were blocked by police during a long-march in the provincial capital of Jayapura opposing new autonomous regions (DOB) in Papua. The police meanwhile have denied this.

Indonesia
CNN Indonesia – June 2, 2022

Jakarta – The country's peak Islamic body the Indonesian Ulama Council (MUI) and the leaders of Islamic ormas (social or mass organisations) have agreed to ask President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo and the House of Representatives (DPR) to include Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and

Indonesia
Suara Jabar – June 1, 2022

Andi Ahmad S – The regent of Cianjur in West Java, Herman Suherman, claims to have received data on exactly which state civil servants (ASN) within the Cianjur regency government have deviant sexual relationships or like the same sex.

May 2022

Indonesia
CNN Indonesia – May 31, 2022

Jakarta – The Majene district police in West Sulawesi have declared four students suspects on charges of taking down the national red-and-white flag during a protest action on the grounds of the local regent's office.

Indonesia
Viva – May 30, 2022

Police have broken up a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) party at a futsal ground in the South Sulawesi provincial capital of Makassar.