James Massola, Jakarta – Extra marital sex, homelessness, criticism of the President and spreading communist ideology would all be crimes – and attract jail time – under looming sweepi
Criminal Justice & Legal System
September 10, 2019
September 5, 2019
Dian Kurniati and Adi Ahdiat, Jakarta – The Draft Criminal Code (RKUHP) has been widely criticised as being undemocratic.
September 3, 2019
Indonesia is hurtling toward major changes to its criminal law.
Resty Woro Yuniar – Indonesia is set to resurrect a colonial-era regulation that could lead to the imprisonment of people who insult the president, in a move critics say demonstrates t
September 2, 2019
August 28, 2019
A long-debated overhaul to Indonesia's Criminal Code is currently being discussed in the House of Representatives (DPR) and officials say they are going to try and pass it before the c
August 21, 2019
Jakarta – National Narcotics Agency (BNN) investigators claim to have uncovered a drug distribution network allegedly controlled by a prisoner they call Adam at the Cilegon Penitentiar
July 19, 2019
Jakarta – Businessman Tomy Winata is apologizing for one of his lawyers who allegedly assaulted two judges during a court session in Central Jakarta on Thursday.
July 8, 2019
Mukhlis Dinillah, Bandung – The West Java Ministry of Justice and Human Rights representative office has found signs of deviant sex being committed by inmates at a number of correction
July 2, 2019
Glery Lazuardi, Jakarta – The Civil Society Coalition is calling on the government to postpone the ratification of the Draft Criminal Code (RKUHP) because it still contains articles on
June 26, 2019
Tassia Sipahutar, Jakarta – Indonesian prisons are overflowing with convicts and authorities worried about their negative influence on city dwellers are exploring shifting them to some
June 25, 2019
Due to the country's increasingly conservative political atmosphere, officials in Muslim-majority Indonesia can rarely go wrong by pushing for more religious studies and requirements.
June 24, 2019
Ray Jordan, Jakarta – Riots broke out at the Polewali Mandar Class IIB Prison in Polewali Mandar regency, West Sulawesi, on Saturday June 22 over of a requirement that inmates seeking
June 22, 2019
Junaedi, Polewali Mandar – Riots broke out at the Polewali Mandar Class IIB Prison (Lapas Polman) in Polewali Mandar regency, West Sulawesi, on Saturday June 22 after prisoners rejecte
June 19, 2019
Robertus Wardi, Jakarta – The government's old plan to build new prisons on the country's remote islands resurfaced this week, following a high-profile graft convict's escapade from hi
June 15, 2019
Jakarta – Setya Novanto, a former House of Representatives speaker currently serving a 15-year jail sentence for graft, has been transferred to the Gunung Sindur maximum security priso
Jakarta – The Law and Human Rights Ministry has moved graft convict Setya Novanto from Sukamiskin prison in Bandung, West Java, to Gunung Sindur prison after a photo showed him hanging
June 11, 2019
Bjorn Dressel, Canberra – The political storm clouds seem to be massing, again, over Indonesia's Constitutional Court.
June 4, 2019
Jakarta – The Law and Human Rights Ministry has reduced the prison sentence of 112,523 Muslim inmates across the country as part of Idul Fitri celebrations.
May 15, 2019
It has been more than five years since Indonesia began implementing a national legal aid program but many low-income people still cannot get legal representation.
May 11, 2019
Rizal Harahap, Pekanbaru – A riot broke out in Siak Sri Indrapura Penitentiary in Riau early on Saturday following a drug raid by the prison authority.
May 4, 2019
Jakarta – Human rights activists have slammed the correctional officers of Nusakambangan prison island in Central Java after a video of them mistreating inmates went viral on social me
May 3, 2019
Amilia Rosa and Karuni Rompies, Denpasar – Horrific video has emerged of a group of shackled Indonesian prisoners crawling, shuffling and being dragged across gravel by prison guards a
March 7, 2019
Jakarta – Tambora Police have revealed a drug network for selling crystal methamphetamine controlled from the Salemba penitentiary in Central Jakarta, following the arrest of several a
February 21, 2019
There have been a few moments in recent Indonesian history that embarrassingly revealed to the world how little many Indonesians knew about the history of Nazi Germany, to the point th