Herlambang P Wiratraman – Saiful Mahdi, a lecturer from Syiah Kuala University (Unsyiah) in Banda Aceh, is the latest casualty of the Law on Electronic Information and Transactions (the
Freedom of Speech & Expression
September 15, 2021
September 14, 2021
Egi Adyatama, Jakarta – The Commission for Missing Persons and Victims of Violence (KontraS) assessed that the government of Joko "Jokowi" Widodo is still restricting people's freedom o
September 13, 2021
Jakarta – President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo's visit to the Eleven March University (UNS) in the Central Java city of Solo on Monday September 13 was marred by the arrest of several student
Ryan Dagur, Jakarta – An international advocacy group has condemned what they say is a blatant attempt by a government minister to silence and persecute two human rights activists for t
September 11, 2021
Yogyakarta – A mural on the eastern side of the Wirobrajan intersection in Central Java city of Yogyakarta was covered over with black paint on the morning of Friday September 10.
September 10, 2021
Andita Rahma, Jakarta – Presidential Chief of Staff Moeldoko on Friday officially filed a police report against two Indonesia Corruption Watch (ICW) researchers, Egi Primayogha and Mift
September 8, 2021
Jakarta – The non-government organisation (NGO) Indonesian Human Rights Watch (Imparsial) says that police violated the law when they arrested a farmer who held up a poster during Presi
September 3, 2021
Fitria Chusna Farisa, Jakarta – Presidential Staff Deputy Chief Juri Ardiantoro says that criticism should not be allowed to ignore obedience to the law, ethics and aesthetics.
August 30, 2021
Egi Adyatama, Jakarta – The Indonesian Legal Aid Institute Foundation (YLBHI) chairperson Asfinawati laments the legal steps taken by the Coordinating Minister of Maritime Affairs and I
Hengky Yeimo, Jayapura – Hundreds of protesters gathered at the Papua chief public prosecutor's office on Monday August 30 to demand that the Papuan chief public prosecutor immediately
August 28, 2021
Jakarta – Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan has issued a subpoena against lawyer and human rights activist Haris Azhar over accusations t
August 27, 2021
Tatang Guritno, Jakarta – The Commission for Missing Persons and Victims of Violence (Kontras) says that the government has been excessive in dealing with the emergence of murals with a
August 25, 2021
Jakarta – A number of murals and graffiti with a critical tone on walls in busy locations have been removed recently.
August 20, 2021
Achmad Nasrudin Yahya, Jakarta – Amnesty International Indonesia is concerned that the public will become even more reluctant to express an opinion after police acted excessively by hun
Andita Rahma, Jakarta – Head of the National Police Criminal Investigation Unit Comm.
Dio Suhenda and Ary Hermawan, Jakarta – A graffiti depicting President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo with his eyes covered and captioned "404: not found" in Batuceper, Tangerang, Banten, has bec
August 19, 2021
Budiarti Utami Putri, Jakarta – PDIP chairperson Megawati Soekarnoputri in a written statement on Wednesday on the construction of protected temple area in Bali said she is heartbroken
Markus Junianto Sihaloho, Jakarta – Former president Megawati Soekarnoputri said on Wednesday she was very concerned with people shouting insults at President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo and c
August 18, 2021
Jakarta – A 20-year-old man with the initials RS has been questioned by police after offering a T-shirt with a picture resembling the "Jokowi 404: Not Found" mural on social media sever
Fitria Chusna Farisa, Jakarta – Presidential Chief of Staff Moeldoko has asked the public not to criticise President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo in a reckless manner.
August 16, 2021
Joniansyah (Contributor), Jakarta – The Halfway Connection Community (HFC) – the group behind the once viral 'God I'm Hungry' mural in Tangerang – on Monday regrets the police clampdown
A series of demonstrations in West Papua today have been forcibly stopped by Indonesian police.
Hengky Yeimo, Jayapura – A group of people of the Papuan People Petition took to the streets on Monday, August 16, 2021, to demand the release of human rights activist Victor Yeimo, the
AWPA condemns the crackdown on peaceful demonstrators today in West Papua. Early reports (from FB and local media) indicate up to 50 people arrested and two wounded.
Jakarta – A rally by protesters from the West Papua National Committee (KNPB) in Jayapura, Papua, was forcibly and violently broken up by police on Monday August 16.