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Criminalisation & Attacks on Activism

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May 24, 2024

UCA News - May 24, 2024

Indonesian rights activists have hailed the acquittal of an environmentalist as a victory for those fighting ecological degradation despite repression from state and non-state actors.

May 22, 2024

Mongabay - May 22, 2024

Basten Gokkon, Jakarta – An Indonesian court has overturned the sentence of environmental activist Daniel Frits Maurits Tangkilisan on widely criticized hate speech charges for highligh

April 5, 2024

UCA News - April 5, 2024

An Indonesian court has jailed an activist for a social media post criticizing illegal shrimp farming at a protected national park under a sweeping law criticized by advocacy groups.

April 4, 2024

CNN Indonesia - April 4, 2024

Jakarta – Civil society activist organisations have condemned the guilty verdict handed down by the Jepara District Court in Central Java on Thursday April 4 against Karimunjawa environ

Mongabay - April 4, 2024

Basten Gokkon, Jakarta – An Indonesian court has sentenced environmental activist Daniel Frits Maurits Tangkilisan to seven months in prison for his online criticism of illegal shrimp f

March 25, 2024

Mongabay - March 25, 2024

Basten Gokkon, Jakarta – Greenpeace has condemned mounting legal actions taken by Indonesian authorities against four activists for protesting illegal shrimp farms damaging a marine par

March 22, 2024

Kompas.com - March 22, 2024

Danur Lambang Pristiandaru – Environmental activist Daniel Frits Maurits Tangkilisan is facing 10 months in prison after being indicted under the Information and Electronic Transaction

February 26, 2024

CNN Indonesia - February 26, 2024

Jakarta – Indonesia Corruption Watch (ICW) knowledge management division coordinator Wana Alamsyah said that his agency had never committed acts of racism in any form.

Jakarta Post - February 26, 2024

Alifia Sekar, Jakarta – The 2024 general election was marred by dozens of incidences of intimidation and persecution, especially those targeting people criticizing the election process,

February 9, 2024

Human Rights Monitor - February 9, 2024

On 1 February 2024, the Jayapura District Court ruled on the case of West Papua National Committee (KNPB) Chairman, Mr Agus Kosay, and KNPB Numbay Secretary, Mr Beni Murib, finding them

February 1, 2024

Kompas - February 1, 2024

Dani Prabowo, Jakarta – Amnesty International Indonesia has recorded that 268 human rights defenders were victims of attacks throughout 2023, and that they came from a variety of backgr

January 22, 2024

Arah Juang - January 22, 2024

Sharon Muller – On Monday January 7 mass actions were launched in several cities across Indonesia demanding the release of human rights defenders Fatia Maulidiyanti and Haris Azhar, who

January 18, 2024

Tempo - January 18, 2024

Jakarta – The prosecutors in the criminalization of Fatia and Haris should withdraw their appeal. This is a threat to freedom of expression.

January 17, 2024

Suara Papua - January 17, 2024

Ardi Bayage, Jayapura – The public prosecutor (JPU) has demanded a two year prison sentence for West Papua National Committee (KNPB) General Chairperson Agus Kossey and an eight month s

Mongabay - January 17, 2024

Hans Nicholas Jong, Jakarta – An Indonesian palm oil company that dropped a lawsuit against a fire expert whose testimony led to its being fined is suing a second time, in what observer

Tabloid Jubi - January 17, 2024

Nabire, Jubi – Yan C Warinussy, the Executive Director of the Institute for Research, Study, and Development of Legal Aid (LP3BH) in Manokwari, has asserted that the acquittal of Haris

January 10, 2024

Jakarta Post Editorial - January 10, 2024

Jakarta – Amid a rampant crack-down on human rights, environmental and democracy activists for their critical views of the government, the acquittal from defamation charges of Haris Azh

CNN Indonesia - January 10, 2024

Jakarta – The Commission for Missing Persons and Victims of Violence (Kontras) believes that the attitude of the public prosecutor, who has submitted an appeal against the acquittal of

Indonesia at Melbourne - January 10, 2024

Tim Mann – Two former coordinators of one of Indonesia's most prominent human rights organisations have escaped conviction in a defamation case brought by a powerful government minister

January 9, 2024

Tempo - January 9, 2024

Yuni Rohmawati, Jakarta – The director of Imparsial Gufron Mabruri said that the acquittal of Haris Azhar and Fatia Maulidiyanti is a small win for the fight for human rights in Indones

UCA News - January 9, 2024

A Catholic official in Indonesia's Christian-majority Papua province has hailed the acquittal of two rights activists in a defamation case related to a controversial gold mining project

Suara Papua - January 9, 2024

Jayapura – The Papuan people and the West Papua National Committee (KNPB) in the Meepago area have welcomed the acquittal of Haris Azhar and Fatia Maulidiyanti who were found not guilty

Suara Papua - January 9, 2024

Jayapura – West Papua National Liberation Army-Free Papua Organisation (TPNPB-OPM) spokesperson Sebby Sambom has expressed his gratitude to Haris Azhar and Fatia Maulidiyanti who were f

Republika - January 9, 2024

Jakarta – The acquittal of human rights defenders Haris Azhar and Fatia Maulidiyanti is seen as a milestone and a victory for freedom of expression, and sets a good precedent for the fi

January 8, 2024

Jakarta Globe - January 8, 2024

Nabiel Gibran El Rizani, Jakarta – The East Jakarta District Court on Monday acquitted two rights activists of defamation charges brought by Chief Investment Minister Luhut Binsar Pandj

Republika - January 8, 2024

Teguh Firmansyah, Jakarta – Lokataru Foundation for Human Rights Executive Director Haris Azhar and former Commission for Missing Persons and Victims of Violence (Kontras) Coordinator F

Amnesty International News Release - January 8, 2024

Responding to the acquittal of two human rights defenders, Haris Azhar and Fatia Maulidiyanti, of defamation charges initiated by an Indonesian cabinet minister, Amnesty International I

Jakarta Post - January 8, 2024

Jakarta – The East Jakarta District Court acquitted on Monday human rights activists Haris Azhar and Fatia Maulidiyanti on all counts of defaming senior cabinet minister Luhut Pandjaita

January 7, 2024

CNN Indonesia - January 7, 2024

Jakarta – Civil society activists from a variety of backgrounds have called for the release of human rights defenders Fatia Maulidiyanti and Haris Azhar ahead of the reading out of a ve

Poros Jakarta - January 7, 2024

Mike Wangge, Jakarta – Scores of activists made a breakthrough by holding a solidarity action to support human rights defenders Haris Azhar and Fatia Maulidiyanti at the Hotel Indonesia

Suara Papua - January 7, 2024

Reiner Brabar, Jayapura – Papuan students in the Central Java city of Yogyakarta have issued a statement containing five demands in response to the ongoing trial in the East Jakarta Dis

January 5, 2024

CNN Indonesia - January 5, 2024

Jakarta – As many as 20 individuals and a network of national and international civil society groups have sent an amicus curiae brief to the panel of judges at the East Jakarta District

December 9, 2023

CNN Indonesia - December 9, 2023

Jakarta – Amnesty International Indonesia Executive Director Usman Hamid says that the cases of alleged intimidation against artist Butet Kartaredjasa and the criminalisation of Haris A

December 7, 2023

Suara Papua - December 7, 2023

Elisa Sekenyap, Jayapura – West Papua National Committee (KNPB) international spokesperson Victor Yeimo is asking the Indonesian government to stop the criminalisation of human rights a

November 30, 2023

Human Rights Monitor - November 30, 2023

On 23 November 2023, the trials against Mr Agus Kosay, chairman of the central West Papua National Committee (KNPB) with trial number 449/Pid.B/2023/PN Jap, and Mr Benius Murib with tri

November 29, 2023

Tabloid Jubi - November 29, 2023

Jayapura, Jubi – The Papua Legal Aid Institute (LBH Papua), under the leadership of Director Emanuel Gobay, inaugurated a crisis center to handle grievances regarding the mistreatment a

November 28, 2023

CNN Indonesia - November 28, 2023

Jakarta – Human rights activist and defendant in a defamation case, Fatia Maulidiyanti, claims she never insulted Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment Luhut Binsar

Suara Papua - November 28, 2023

Jayapura – As many as one hundred and seventy-one (171) individuals from civil society and one hundreds and seventy-nine (179) organisations from various backgrounds have strongly conde

November 27, 2023

CNN Indonesia - November 27, 2023

Jakarta – Human rights activist and defendant in a defamation case, Haris Azhar, says that the public prosecutor is representing the ruling elite in the trial against him.

November 22, 2023

Joint Statement - November 22, 2023

The undersigned organisations, human rights groups, and defenders are calling for the Indonesian Government to end its judicial harassment against prominent human rights defenders, Fati

CNN Indonesia - November 22, 2023

Jakarta – Human rights activists and Lokataru Human Rights Foundation director Haris Azhar has emphasised that criminal penalties will not stop the public from criticising unethical pra

November 14, 2023

Kompas.com - November 14, 2023

Ihsanuddin, Jakarta – The advocacy team for democracy says it regrets the sentences demanded by the public prosecutor (JPU) against former Commission for Missing Persons and Victims of

Jakarta Post - November 14, 2023

Jakarta – Two Jakarta-based human rights activists were indicted Monday by the public prosecutor, which sought years-long sentences for both in a defamation case brought against them by

November 13, 2023

Jakarta Globe - November 13, 2023

Jakarta – Prosecutors on Monday recommended four years of imprisonment for Haris Azhar and three and a half years for fellow rights activist Fatia Maulidyanti in a defamation trial init

November 10, 2023

Republika - November 10, 2023

Erdy Nasrul, Jakarta – Amnesty International Indonesia Executive Director Usman Hamid is monitoring a case of alleged intimidation by security forces against University of Indonesia Stu

October 30, 2023

CNN Indonesia - October 30, 2023

Jakarta – Senior economist Faisal Basri has testified that he once met with the Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan (Menko Marves) and warn

August 3, 2023

CNN Indonesia - August 3, 2023

Jakarta – A number of activists have had to have dealings with the police or been ensnared by the law after criticising the government.

August 2, 2023

CNN Indonesia - August 2, 2023

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 criti

June 9, 2023

Tempo - June 9, 2023

Desty Luthfiani, Jakarta – Judicial Commission spokesperson Miko Ginting responded to the incident of Chief Judge Cokorda Gede Arthana making sexist comments during the trial of the all

Jakarta Post - June 9, 2023

Nur Janti, Jakarta – Luhut Pandjaitan, a powerful senior minister in the Cabinet, took the witness stand at the East Jakarta District Court on Thursday as the plaintiff in a defamation