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September 2019

Indonesia
Detik News – September 22, 2019

Rahel Narda Chaterine, Jakarta – Indonesia Madani Circle (LIMA) founder and director Ray Rangkuti has said that President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo doesn’t deserve to receive the “Son of Reformasi” award.

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CNN Indonesia – September 21, 2019

Jakarta – Indonesian Legal Aid Institute (YLBHI) Chairperson Asfinawati has questioned why President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo did not intervene in the deliberation and enactment of other crucial laws as he did with the Draft Criminal Code (RKHUP).

Indonesia
CNN Indonesia – September 20, 2019

Jakarta – The Commission for Missing Persons and Victims of Violence (Kontras) says that President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s move to postpone the enactment of the Draft Criminal Code (RKUHP) will not resolve the problem.

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CNN Indonesia – September 19, 2019

Jakarta – The Draft Criminal Code (RKUHP) will further increase discrimination against Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) people.

This is because Article 421 (1) on indecent acts (pencabulan) explicitly cites indecent acts between people of the same sex.

West Papua
CNN Indonesia – September 18, 2019

Jakarta – The Papua Students Advocacy Team from the Jakarta Legal Aid Foundation (LBH) has reported alleged ethical violations committed by the East Java regional police (Polda) and the Metro Jaya Polda against Surya Anta, Veronica Koman and several other Papuan students who have been de

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CNN Indonesia – September 18, 2019

Jakarta – The Draft Criminal Code (RKUHP) includes jail sentences for anyone who spreads communist, Marxist and Leninist teachings in public.

West Papua
Detik News – September 18, 2019

Wilpret Siagian, Jayapura – West Papua National Committee (KNPB) Chairperson Agus Kossay was arrested by a joint team from the Papua regional police on Tuesday September 17. Kossay has been declared a suspect for allegedly being the mastermind behind the riots in Jayapura on August 29.

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CNN Indonesia – September 17, 2019

Jakarta – The Indonesian Forum for the Environment (Walhi) says that the state has set a bad example which has encouraged companies to set fire to forests and land.

Indonesia
Detik News – September 17, 2019

Ibnu Hariyanto, Jakarta – The Civil Society Coalition and employees of the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) held a funeral procession at the KPK building in Jakarta on Tuesday.

Indonesia
Detik News – September 17, 2019

Andhika Prasetia, Pekanbaru -- A state of emergency has been declared in Riau province due to the haze from forest and land fires (karhutla).

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