News

April 2020

Indonesia
CNN Indonesia – April 9, 2020

Jakarta – The Indonesian Legal Aid Foundation (YLBHI) has highlighted regulations in the Draft Omnibus Law on Job Creation which give the government the authority to evict people and appropriate their land without the complications of dealing with compensation.

Indonesia
CNN Indonesia – April 9, 2020

Jakarta – The Human Rights Defenders Coalition is urging President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo to immediately order Indonesian police chief (Kapolri) General Idham Azis to put an end to violence by officers against environmental activists during the corona virus pandemic.

Indonesia
CNN Indonesia – April 8, 2020

Jakarta – The group Institute for Criminal Justice Reform (ICJR) has highlighted deliberations on the Draft Criminal Code (RKUHP) which have again been held by the House of Representatives (DPR) in the midst of the corona virus pandemic.

West Papua
Surara.com – April 8, 2020

Agung Sandy Lesmana and Ria Rizki Nirmala Sari – The Free Papua Organisation (OPM) is offering a ceasefire in the midst of the corona virus pandemic. The option of a ceasefire however must also be agreed to by the Indonesian government by withdrawing all non-organic troops from Papua.

Indonesia
Suara.com – April 8, 2020

Dwi Bowo Raharjo and Novian Ardiansyah – A screen capture has been circulating on a WhatsApp group (WAG) asking workers, high school and university students to send SMSs or chats to mobile phone numbers belonging to the House of Representatives (DPR) Legislation Body (Baleg) leadership.<

Indonesia
Detik News – April 7, 2020

Mei Amelia R – A transgender woman named Mira has been burnt alive by a group of people in the Cilincing area of North Jakarta. The Sandya Institute has condemned the violence against Mira and is demanding justice.

Indonesia
CNN Indonesia – April 7, 2020

Jakarta – The Labour Movement with the People (Gebrak) is urging the government and the House of Representatives (DPR) to halt the deliberations on controversial draft laws such as the Draft Omnibus Law on Job Creation and the Draft Criminal Code (RKUHP) in the midst of the corona virus epidemic.

West Papua
Suara Papua – April 4, 2020

Markus You, Nabire – It is hoped that a new policy by Justice and Human Rights Minister (Menkumham) Yasonna Laoly to release thousands of convicted criminals from prisons across Indonesia will not discriminate against Papuan political prisoners (tapol) who are still incarcerated in jail that were

West Papua
CNN Indonesia – April 3, 2020

Jakarta – The public prosecutor has demanded that six Papuan activists each be sentenced to one year and five months in jail.

Indonesia
CNN Indonesia – April 3, 2020

Jakarta – Indonesian Corruption Watch (ICW) Coordinator Adnan Topan Husodo has criticised Government Regulation in Lieu of Law (Perppu) Number 1/2020 on State Financial Policy and Financial System Stability for Covid-19 Pandemic Mitigation and/or Addressing Dangerous Threats Against National Econ