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December 26, 2021

Tempo - December 26, 2021

Antara, Jakarta – Some 12,641 Christian and Catholic inmates in Indonesian prisons received special Christmas Day remission from the Law and Human Rights Ministry's Directorate General

December 23, 2021

Jakarta Globe - December 23, 2021

A delegation of the Indonesian Constitutional Court was on an official visit to Uzbekistan this week to share experience and establish cooperation with a similar institution of the host

October 30, 2021

Al Jazeera - October 30, 2021

Aisyah Llewellyn – When Arif Setyawan was given a three-year prison sentence in August 2015 for terrorism-related offences, he was sent to Salemba Prison in Jakarta – a place that has h

September 22, 2021

UCA News - September 22, 2021

Konradus Epa, Jakarta – Indonesian police named three prison officers as suspects on Sept.

September 9, 2021

Reuters - September 9, 2021

Agustinus Beo Da Costa, Jakarta – The death toll from a blaze that tore through Tangerang jail has risen to 44, as authorities pledged to look at whether more inmates could receive reha

September 8, 2021

Jakarta Globe - September 8, 2021

Chairul Fikri, Bayu Marhaenjati, Grace N.

Jakarta Globe - September 8, 2021

Bayu Marhaenjati, Tangerang, Banten – At least 41 inmates still locked in their cells died after fire engulfed at the Tangerang Penitentiary in Banten, just south of Jakarta, early on W

ABC News - September 8, 2021

David Rising and Niniek Karmini (Associated Press), Jakarta – Overcrowding, mass escapes, protest riots, extremism and corruption: Indonesia's prisons have long been a hotbed of problem

July 30, 2021

UCA News - July 30, 2021

Katharina R. Lestari, Jakarta – Prosecutors in Indonesia have sought the death penalty for eight people accused of smuggling crystal methamphetamine into the country last year.

June 30, 2021

Jakarta Globe - June 30, 2021

Heru Andriyanto, Jakarta – While the majority of the Indonesian people are in favor of death penalty, their support for it declines as they learn more about the scope of judicial killin

June 21, 2021

Jakarta Post Editorial - June 21, 2021

Jakarta – The government and the House of Representatives have resumed deliberation on a Bill that would revise the Criminal Code and they appear to be determined to pass what would be

June 8, 2021

Kompas.com - June 8, 2021

Achmad Nasrudin Yahya, Jakarta – The National Alliance for Criminal Code Reform says it regrets a move by the Justice and Human Rights Ministry (Kemenkumham) to start socialising revisi

June 7, 2021

May 20, 2021

Tempo - May 20, 2021

Jakarta – The success of habilitation programs in a number of jails proves that drug users need rehabilitation, not criminalization.

April 22, 2021

Tabloid JUBI - April 22, 2021

Arjuna Pademme, Jayapura – The South Jakarta District Court has rejected a pretrial motion filed by two Papuan student activists accused of robbery, Ruland Rudolof Karafir and Finakat M

Agence France Presse - April 22, 2021

Jakarta, Indonesia – Indonesia has sentenced scores of prisoners to death over Zoom and other video apps during the pandemic in what critics say is an "inhumane" insult to those facing

March 16, 2021

Indonesia at Melbourne - March 16, 2021

Gaby Gabriela Langi – In 2015, the government began implementing a rehabilitation program for drug convicts in Indonesian prisons, with the support of the conservative National Narcotic

November 13, 2020

Jakarta Post - November 13, 2020

Alya Nurbaiti, Jakarta – President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo's decision to award six Constitutional Court justices civilian honors has come under scrutiny, with critics noting that it could

October 15, 2020

Jakarta Post - October 15, 2020

Ghina Ghaliya, Jakarta – A university lecturer has challenged the revised Constitutional Court Law that increases the maximum term and minimum age for the court's justices, arguing that

September 21, 2020

The Guardian - September 21, 2020

A Chinese drug trafficker facing a death sentence has escaped from jail on the outskirts of Indonesia's capital, Jakarta, by tunnelling through the sewers, police have said.

September 14, 2020

Sydney Morning Herald - September 14, 2020

Melissa Crouch – The attention of much of the world is fixated on COVID-19: the daily infection rates, the number of fatalities and the ebb and flow of restrictions on freedoms in the n

September 9, 2020

Jakarta Post - September 9, 2020

Ghina Ghaliya, Jakarta – The House of Representatives (DPR) has adopted a Constitutional Court (MK) law revision that increases the maximum term for its justices, a sticky issue since i

September 3, 2020

Indonesia at Melbourne - September 3, 2020

Simon Butt – On 1 September, Indonesia's national legislature (DPR) passed amendments to the Constitutional Court Law.

September 1, 2020

Jakarta Post - September 1, 2020

The House of Representatives passed a revision of the Constitutional Court Law on Tuesday amid criticism from activists and experts over a potential conflict of interest that is feared

Jakarta Post - September 1, 2020

Ghina Ghaliya, Jakarta – House of Representatives Commission III, which oversees legal affairs, has finished the deliberations for a revision of the Constitutional Court Law, despite ci

August 29, 2020

Jakarta Post - August 29, 2020

Ghina Ghaliya, Jakarta – A coalition of civil society groups has called on the House of Representatives to repeal problematic articles in the revision to the Constitutional Court (MK) L

August 28, 2020

Kompas.com - August 28, 2020

Ardito Ramadhan, Jakarta – Indonesia Corruption Watch (ICW) is concerned that revisions to the Constitutional Court Law (UU MK) are being used as a tool for political barter by the gove

August 26, 2020

Human Rights Watch News Release - August 26, 2020

Andreas Harsono – At least 17 prisons in Indonesia have Covid-19 cases, with 120 inmates and 18 officials infected with the coronavirus, according to a joint report from human rights gr

July 24, 2020

Jakarta Post - July 24, 2020

Rizki Fachriansyah, Jakarta – The Institute for Criminal Justice Reform (ICJR) has urged the government to reassess the Juvenile Justice System Law as the vast majority of underage off

July 19, 2020

July 15, 2020

July 14, 2020

Suara Papua (English) - July 14, 2020

Arnold Belau, Jayapura – Surya Anta revealed the rot behind Indonesian prisons.

July 13, 2020

CNN Indonesia - July 13, 2020

Jakarta – Papuan activists and former political prisoner (tapol) Surya Anta has revealed that his first upload from a series of tweets (thread) on conditions at the Salemba prison in C

Jakarta Post - July 13, 2020

Galih Gumelar, Jakarta – The Judicial Commission (KY) began its search for a new Supreme Court justice and eight ad hoc judges on Friday, amid the COVID-19 outbreak in Indonesia.

CNN Indonesia - July 13, 2020

Jakarta – Papua activist Surya Anta was released from prison in August after serving a nine-month sentence for makar (treason, subversion, rebellion).

July 9, 2020

Straits Times - July 9, 2020

Jakarta – No wonder many people have dubbed fugitive tycoon Djoko Sugiharto Tjandra "Joker" as he has turned the Indonesian justice system into a laughing stock.

June 25, 2020

Jakarta Post - June 25, 2020

Jakarta – Death row inmates Aulia Kesuma and her son, Geovanni Kelvin, who were found guilty of soliciting the murders of Aulia's husband and stepson, are seeking to avoid the death pe

June 4, 2020

Jakarta Post - June 4, 2020

Jakarta – A 31-year-old woman in Tandun district, Rokan Hulu regency, Riau was sentenced to seven days in jail and a two-month probation period after having been found guilty of steali

May 30, 2020

Tempo - May 30, 2020

Jakarta – Senayan has approved the proposal to revise the Constitutional Court Law. There is no urgent need to do so.

May 26, 2020

Jakarta Post - May 26, 2020

Jakarta – National Police spokesperson Ahmad Ramadhan has said that 135 prisoners, who were released early in an effort to curb the spread of COVID-19, are back to committing crimes.

Jakarta Post - May 26, 2020

Galih Gumelar, Jakarta – Law enforcement agencies must look at alternatives to detaining criminal suspects and defendants to aid efforts to prevent COVID-19 outbreaks in the country's

May 17, 2020

Jakarta Post - May 17, 2020

Ramadani Saputra, Jakarta – A young couple from Cikupa, Banten identified only as R and M experienced what could be considered the worst night of their lives in November 2017.

May 13, 2020

May 11, 2020

Jakarta Post - May 11, 2020

Ghina Ghaliya, Jakarta – The Law and Human Rights Ministry's Corrections Directorate General has recorded a decrease in prison overcrowding following the early release of prisoners and

May 10, 2020

Channel News Asia - May 10, 2020

Kiki Siregar, Jakarta – As the head of security at Jakarta's overcrowded Cipinang penitentiary, Wisnu Hani Putranto spends his days inspecting the prison way past his shift from 8am ti

April 29, 2020

The Guardian - April 29, 2020

Febriana Firdaus – It has been two months since Andi Rizky last saw her uncle Jimmy, a drug offender in Cilegon Prison, Banten province, in person.

April 27, 2020

Jakarta Post - April 27, 2020

Tri Indah Oktavianti, Jakarta – Law and Human Rights Minister Yasonna Laoly is being sued by civil society groups in Surakarta, Central Java, over his decision to give early release or

April 20, 2020

Jakarta Post - April 20, 2020

Galih Gumelar, Jakarta – As the COVID-19 epidemic in Indonesia shows no signs of easing, two of the country's highest courts, the Supreme Court (MA) and the Constitutional Court (MK),

April 16, 2020

Jakarta Post - April 16, 2020

Galih Gumelar, Jakarta – After being released to help prevent COVID-19 transmission in the country's overcrowded prisons, a dozen inmates have found themselves incarcerated again for r

Jakarta Post - April 16, 2020

Galih Gumelar, Jakarta – The newly proposed regulation in lieu of law (Perppu) on COVID-19 pandemic response has fueled anger among civil groups who fear it would lead to budget misapp