Jakarta – The Indonesian Legal Aid Foundation (YLBHI) has found that national strategic projects (PSN) and the management of natural resources (SDA) under the administration of President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo has crfeated injustice and oppression for the ordinary people.
Criminalization & Attacks on Activism
Jayapura – West Papua National Committee (KNPB) spokesperson Ones Suhuniap is asking Jayapura city police chief (Kapolresta) Senior Commissioner Victor Makbun to stop creating a commotion in the media about a planned thanksgiving meeting to welcome the release of Victor Yeimo.
Jakarta – A number of activists have had to have dealings with the police or been ensnared by the law after criticising the government. Most recently, academic Rocky Gerung was reported to the police over his statement referring to President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo as a stupid bastard (bajingan tolol).
Jakarta – Civil society organisations active in the field of humanitarianism, the law and human rights have criticised the use of criminalisation as a method to silence government critics and activists.
Jakarta – A defendant in a case of alleged defamation, Fatia Maulidiyanti, has hit back at a statement by Coordinating Minister for Maritime and Investment (Menko Marves) Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan who said in his testimony that he wanted to audit all of the non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in Indonesia.
Jakarta – Human rights activist Haris Azhar says that that he was not looking to create a problem with Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan over the issue of gold mining in Intan Jaya regency, Papua.
Jakarta – Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan has admitted that he does not remember who called him a villain in a video titled There is Lord Luhut behind the Economic Relations-Military Operations in Intan Jaya!! There are also State Intelligence Agency Generals!!.
Singgih Wiryono, Jakarta – Andi Muhammad Rezaldy, from the Advocacy Team for Democracy, says that the court's ruling on a demurrer (eksepsi) or note of objection in the defamation case filed by Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan against defendants Fatia Maulidiyanti
Jakarta – The United Nations (UN) has highlighted the trial of human rights activists Haris Azhar and Fatia Maulidiyanti who have been indicted on charges of tarnishing the good name of Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment (Menko Marves) Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan
Singgih Wiryono, Jakarta – The Civil Society Coalition says that the criminalisation of two human rights defenders – Lokataru Foundation for Human Rights Executive Director Azhar Haris and Commission for Missing Persons and Victims of Violence (Kontras) Coordinato