Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls for the immediate withdrawal of a bill that would criminalize defamation in Timor-Leste again, six years after a similar law inherited from the Po
June 23, 2020
June 22, 2020
On 17 June 2020, seven Papuan activists were convicted of treason (makar) and sentenced to between ten and 11 months in prison for their role in an anti-racism demonstration in August
June 17, 2020
London – TAPOL regrets the sentencing of seven West Papuan political prisoners today in Balikpapan, East Kalimantan province.
The West Papua Action Aotearoa network and 109 signatories from churches, academia, community leadership and Pacific groups have sent an urgent open letter to Jacinda Ardern and Winsto
June 13, 2020
Online feminist newsgroups, Magdalene and Konde.co experienced a range of digital attacks in the last month.
June 11, 2020
Shalom, Assalamuallaikum Wr. Wb., Om Swastiastu, Namo Buddhaya, Salam Kebajikan
The Minister of Justice in Timor-Leste plans to present to the Council of Ministers a proposal to include criminal defamation in the country's penal code.
June 10, 2020
Jakarta – Indonesian authorities should drop all charges and release seven Papuan activists and students on trial for their involvement in antiracism protests in Jayapura, Papua, in Au
June 9, 2020
The trial of Diananta Putra Sumedi, former chief editor of local online media, banjarhits.id, began in Kotabaru District Court, South Kalimantan on June 8.
Bangkok – Indonesian authorities should immediately release journalist Diantara Putra Sumedi and stop legal proceedings against him, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.
June 4, 2020
The Jakarta State Administrative Court (PTUN) ruled the government internet ban in Papua and West Papua during the anti-racism protests in August and September 2019 was unlawful.
June 3, 2020
TAPOL condemns the demand by Prosecutors seeking seventeen and five years imprisonment for West Papuan activists Buchtar Tabuni and Irwanus Uropmabin.
May 29, 2020
At 7:00 in the morning on May 27th, two West Papuan activists, Gerson Son Tabuni and Kalep Kilungga were arrested without explanation by the Indonesian police in Kuala Kencana, West Pa
A journalist from one of Indonesia's largest digital media companies, DetikCom received death threats following their coverage of Indonesian president Joko Widodo's plan to visit a sho
May 27, 2020
[The following is a translation of a press release issued by the Commission for Missing Persons and Victims of Violence (Kontras) following the release of five Papuan political prisone
Jakarta, Indonesia – A critically endangered Sumatran tiger trapped in a snare in a pulp concession operated by Sinar Mas Group's Asia Pulp and Paper (APP) – one of the world's biggest
May 20, 2020
Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls for the immediate release of a journalist held since 4 May in South Kalimantan province, in the far south of the Indonesian part of the island of
May 18, 2020
Jakarta – The Indonesian police in South Kalimantan province should drop criminal defamation charges against a blogger for articles in which he interviewed indigenous Dayak leaders abo
May 13, 2020
Responding to the postponed release of five Papuan prisoners of conscience (PoC) in Jakarta, Amnesty International Indonesia Executive Director, Usman Hamid, said:
May 12, 2020
London – TAPOL condemns the political decision to cancel the early release of five political prisoners that were arrested in Jakarta for demonstrating in favour of self-determination o
May 5, 2020
The special crimes investigation directorate of South Kalimantan police arrested Diananta Putra Sumedi, former chief editor of local online media, banjarhits.id, despite the Indonesian
May 4, 2020
Senator the Hon Marise Payne
Minister for Foreign Affairs
PO Box 6100
Senate, Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600
4 May 2020
Jakarta – The Indonesian government should immediately release at least 70 Papuan and Moluccan activists imprisoned for peacefully voicing their political views, Human Rights Watch sai
Rt Hon Jacinda Ardern
Rt Hon Winston Peters
Minister of Foreign Affairs
May 3, 2020
Human Rights Watch used a database provided by the London-based Tapol organization as well as the submission by the lawyers Jennifer Robinson and Veronica Koman to the United Nations W