Arjuna Pademme, Makassar, Jubi – The National Commission on Human Rights (Komnas HAM) Papua stated the office received a number of reports on human rights violations that allegedly invo
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September 9, 2020
September 8, 2020
Ivany Atina Arbi, Jakarta – Representatives from various human rights groups in the country said on Monday that they would immediately hand a legal opinion to the National Commission on
September 7, 2020
Ivany Atina Arbi, Jakarta – The National Commission on Human Rights (Komnas HAM) has proposed Sept.
Jakarta – Before the COVID-19 pandemic struck early in March, for 13 successive years, without any break, a number of people rallied outside the State Palace every Thursday to demand ju
Haryanti Puspa Sari, Jakarta – Commission for Missing Persons and Victims of Violence (Kontras) Coordinator Fatia Maulidiyanti says that based on Kontras' records, there were 256 attack
Indria Fernida, Jakarta – Today, 16 years ago, Munir Said Thailb, a defender of human rights, was murdered with arsenic poison aboard a Garuda plane on his way to the Netherlands to pur
September 1, 2020
Susan Price – August marked one year since the racist attacks on West Papuan students in Surabaya that sparked a new West Papuan uprising.
August 20, 2020
Charles Maniani, Jayapura – On Wednesday August 19, officers from the Abepura sectoral police (Polsek) forcibly broke up a Papuan People's Solidarity action collecting funds to provide
August 17, 2020
Usman Hamid – The debate over Papua flared up again in Indonesia after anti-racism protests in the US triggered a social media campaign highlighting the plight of Papuans.
Ronny Kareni – We are West Papuans living in Australia, calling for our friends to support Veronica Koman, an Indonesian human rights lawyer.
August 14, 2020
Ghina Ghaliya, Jakarta – The National Commission on Human Rights (Komnas HAM) has urged President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo and the House of Representatives to stop the deliberation of the
Jakarta – Activist Veronica Koman says that she is ready to be discarded by the Indonesian government if her activities as a Papua human rights defender are deemed not to support the Un
Ghina Ghaliya, Jakarta – President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo has pledged to produce policies that protect human rights and the environment, noting that speed and accuracy should not be exch
August 13, 2020
Irfan Kamil, Jakarta – National Human Rights Commission (Komnas HAM) Commissioner for Study and Research, Sandrayati Moniaga, says that the commission is recommending that deliberation
August 3, 2020
Jakarta – The National Human Rights Commission (Komnas HAM) suspects that an incident in which the director of the East Kalimantan chapter of the Indonesian Forum for the Environment (
August 1, 2020
Zakarias Demon Daton, Samarinda – Health officials in Samarinda, East Kalimantan, tried to force three activists to undergo isolation at a local hospital after claiming that they had t
July 28, 2020
Budi Sutrisno, Jakarta – The recent closure of a tomb built by Sunda Wiwitan, an indigenous faith group in West Java, is a violation of human rights, the National Commission on Human R
July 24, 2020
Moch Faisal Karim – Over the past 20 years, Indonesia has developed its role as a country that fights for human rights and democracy at the regional level.
July 21, 2020
Rizki Fachriansyah, Jakarta – Experts have made fresh calls to push for the immediate establishment of an independent fact-finding and reconciliation body as part of a long-overdue eff
July 17, 2020
Ihsanuddin, Jakarta – Amnesty International Indonesia Executive Director Usman Hamid has slammed violence by police against peaceful demonstrators opposing the Draft Omnibus Law on Job
July 14, 2020
Rizki Fachriansyah, Jakarta – As part of a multi-faceted effort to highlight oft-overlooked perspectives on unresolved human rights violations in Indonesia through intergenerational di
July 6, 2020
Today marks 22 years since the Biak Massacre when the Indonesian security forces massacred scores of people in Biak, West Papua.
July 1, 2020
Alya Nurbaiti and Tri Indah Oktavianti, Jakarta – Human rights organizations have slammed the police over allegations of excessive force and police brutality in time for the 74th anniv
June 25, 2020
Friski Riana, Jakarta – National Commission on Human Rights (Komnas HAM) along with a number of institutions agreed to urge the government to immediately ratify the optional protocol t
June 17, 2020
Jakarta – The Civil Society Coalition for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders says that thousands of human rights (HAM) activists advocating Papuan issues have been victims of vio