News

June 2021

Indonesia
CNN Indonesia – June 28, 2021

Jakarta – Amnesty International Indonesia Executive Director Usman Hamid has challenged President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo to prove that he is not the "King of Lip Service" as he was dubbed in a recent Twitter posting by the University of Indonesia (UI) Student Executive

Indonesia
CNN Indonesia – June 28, 2021

Jakarta – Forty-four Student Executive Councils (BEM) from several different campuses along with a number of civil society organisations have slammed the University of Indonesia (UI) authorities for summoning UI BEM representatives over a Twitter posting criticising P

Indonesia
Kompas.com – June 27, 2021

Wahyuni Sahara, Jakarta – A number of parties ranging from medical experts to politicians are urging the government to reapply large scale social restrictions (PSBB) or a lockdown to contain the surge in Covid-19 cases.

West Papua
Suara Papaua – June 27, 2021

Stevanus Yogi, Paniai – The West Papua National Liberation Army-Free Papua Organisation (TPNPB-OPM) is asking President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo and his government to reexamine the TPNPB-OPM's line of march which it has been pursuing since it was formed in 1965 until now.

Indonesia
CNN Indonesia – June 25, 2021

Jakarta – The Institute for Criminal Justice Reform (ICJR) says that the Joint Decree (SKB) on Guidelines for Implementing the Information and Electronic Transaction Law (UU ITE), which was recently signed by the government, still contains a number of problematic articles.

Indonesia
JPPN – June 25, 2021

Pematang Siantar – North Sumatra regional police have arrested three people over the murder of Mara Salem Harahap or Marsal (42), a Media Online journalist in Simalungun regency, North Sumatra, who was shot dead on June 18.

West Papua
CNN Indonesia – June 25, 2021

Jakarta – The West Papua National Liberation Army-Free Papua Organisation (TPNPB-OPM) has warned the Papuan people not to trust that the TNI (Indonesian military) and the Polri (Indonesian police) can provide them with security guarantees in the region.

Indonesia
CNN Indonesia – June 24, 2021

Jakarta – The families of victims of human rights violations say they are disappointed that Presidential Regulation Number 53/2021 on a Human Rights National Action Plan (Ranham) for 2021-2025 does not include past gross human rights violations as a priority.

Indonesia
Kompas.com – June 23, 2021

Achmad Nasrudin Yahya, Jakarta – Navy Chief of Staff (KSAL) Admiral Yudo Margono has explicitly stated that the Navy will dismiss any personnel from the service if it is proven that they are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT).

Indonesia
Kompas.com – June 20, 2021

Tsarina Maharani, Jakarta – The initiator of the citizen based reporting coalition Lapor Covid-19 (Report Covid-19), Ahmad Arif, says that the public is facing the Covid-19 pandemic without any clear direction.

West Papua
Kawat Timur – June 19, 2021

Wamena (KT) – The Jayawijaya district police arrested 32 people alleged to be members of the West Papua National Committee (KNPB) in Ilekma District, Napua, this afternoon, Friday June 18. The 32 were taken in for questioning in relation to a meeting to plan a conference.

Indonesia
CNN Indonesia – June 19, 2021

Jakarta – Former Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) chairperson and head of the Islamic mass organisation Muhammadiyah's legal affairs division, Busyro Muqoddas, says that the weakening of the KPK is a success story reflecting cooperation between the government, in this c

West Papua
CNN Indonesia – June 16, 2021

Jakarta – Indonesian Human Rights Watch (Imparsial) researcher Hussein Ahmad is calling on the government to withdraw all non-organic Indonesian military (TNI) troops who originate from outside Papua in order to stem the violence which has been taking place in Papua.

Indonesia
Kompas.com – June 15, 2021

Rahel Narda Chaterine, Jakarta – The Indonesian Legal Aid Foundation (YLBHI) says that the Bogor city municipal government's (Pemkot) move to grant land to the Yasmin Indonesian Christian Church (GKI Yasmin) to build a new church sets a bad example in resolving such conflicts.

West Papua
CNN Indonesia – June 15, 2021

Jakarta – West Papua National Liberation Army-Free Papua Organisation (TPNPB-OPM) spokesperson Sebby Sambon has welcomed a directive by President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo to resolve the Papua conflict with dialogue, not just armed conflict.

Indonesia
Kompas.com – June 13, 2021

Rahel Narda Chaterine, Jakarta – The Semarang Legal Aid Foundation (LBH) Director Eti Oktaviani says that a joint screening of the film The End Game was disrupted by people claiming to be "intel" (police intelligence) and had to be cancelled.

West Papua
CNN Indonesia – June 11, 2021

Jakarta – Human Rights activist Veronica Koman has confirmed reports that there was communication between herself and the West Papua National Committee (KNPB) chairperson for the Merauke region known by the initials EKM.

West Papua
Suara Papua – June 11, 2021

Maria Baru, Jayapura – Papua Legal Aid Foundation (LBH) Director Emanuel Gobay is asking the Papua regional police (Polda) to immediately transfer Victor Yeimo from the Mobile Brigade Command Headquarters (Mako Brimob) detention centre to the Polda Papua detention centre.

West Papua
Sindo News – June 10, 2021

SM Said, Jayapura – The Nemangkawi Cyber Ops Task Force have arrested the owner of a Facebook account in the name of Manuel Metemko for allegedly spreading fake information or hoaxes and inciting hatred or ethnic, religious, racial and inter-group (SARA) hostility bet

Indonesia
CNN Indonesia – June 10, 2021

Jakarta – The Commission for Missing Persons and Victims of Violence (Kontras) has recorded that 938 demonstrators have been arrested on the grounds of violating health protocols since the corona virus (Covid-19) pandemic began early last year.