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
Criminal Justice & Legal System
June 19, 2019
June 15, 2019
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
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
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
January 24, 2019
Jakarta – With some of his former political rivals ready to welcome him, former Jakarta governor Basuki "Ahok" Tjahaja Purnama has hinted that he would steer clear of politics.
James Massola & Amilia Rosa – His release took place away from the glare of a huge media scrum – and a small band of loyal supporters who had gathered outside the Mako Brimob priso
Jakarta – Former Jakarta governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama has hinted at the entirely different person he has grown into during his time in prison, even asking his supporters – the self-
Leopold Sudaryono, Jakarta – The government has the power to release convicts, including firebrand Muslim cleric Abu Bakar Ba'asyir, who was found guilty of committing acts of terroris
Ganug Nugroho Adi, Surakarta and Jakarta – The sons of Abu Bakar Ba'asyir, the radical Muslim cleric who was convicted of masterminding the Bali bombings, said they were disappointed o
January 23, 2019
Jakarta – Indonesia's State Palace has confirmed that the government decided to call off the plan to grant early release to radical Muslim cleric and terror convict Abu Bakar Bashir du
John McBeth, Jakarta – Indonesian President Joko Widodo has been forced to reverse his decision to free jailed terrorist leader Abu Bakar Ba'asyir six years ahead of schedule, in a mov
M Rosseno Aji, Jakarta – Law and Human Rights Minister Yasonna Laoly explained that the government formed a team specially tasked to discuss strategies and the following implications o
Jakarta – Instead of returning to politics, former Jakarta governor Basuki "Ahok" Tjahaja Purnama might try his hand in oil – and become a talk show host on television.
Anne Barker – Indonesian President Joko Widodo appears to have backed away from plans to offer early release from jail to the alleged mastermind of the Bali bombings, Abu Bakar Bashir,
Ni Komang Erviani and Connor Foley, Denpasar and Jakarta – The government's now-canceled plan to grant Abu Bakar Ba'asyir, the spiritual leader of a terror group responsible for the 20
Resty Woro Yuniar, Agencies – Australia's prime minister on Tuesday denounced Indonesia's move to grant radical cleric Abu Bakar Bashir an early release from prison, a day after the co
January 22, 2019
Marguerite Afra Sapiie, Jakarta – After facing a deluge of criticism over the planned release of convicted terrorist Abu Bakar Ba'asyir, President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo declared that th