Muhammad Ridwan – Becoming an activist, especially a human rights defender, often means confronting the law.
Criminalisation & Attacks on Activism
December 8, 2019
November 28, 2019
Syailendra Persada, Jakarta – The lawyer and human rights activist Veronica Koman opened up about her reasons for not returning yet to Indonesia.
November 21, 2019
Ahmad Syamsudin, Jakarta – An Indonesian lawyer who is wanted by police in her home country for alleged incitement of violence because she disseminated information via Twitter about re
November 19, 2019
Eva Safitri, Jakarta – Coordinating Minister for Security, Politics and Legal Affairs Mahfud Md says that Veronica Koman has gone back on her promise to the Indonesian government.
October 25, 2019
Apriadi Gunawan, Medan, North Sumatra – The Medan Legal Aid Institute (LBH Medan) in North Sumatra were reportedly recently terrorized by an attack when some unknown individuals threw
October 22, 2019
Julio Achmadi, Jakarta – The deceased Golfrid Siregar was a human rights defender in North Sumatra who fought for the right to a good and healthy environment.
Sydney – Veronica Koman, a human rights lawyer sought by Indonesian police over Twitter posts authorities blame for fanning unrest in the Papua region, has a tattoo on each wrist.
October 20, 2019
Jakarta – The Legal Aid Foundation (LBH) offices in Medan, North Sumatra, has been attacked by molotov cocktails thrown by unidentified assailants.
October 3, 2019
Virginia Langeberg, Maani Truu – A pro-Papuan lawyer who has been threatened with an Interpol Red Notice says she receives daily rape and death threats as the uprising in the Indonesia
October 2, 2019
Kharishar Kahfi, Jakarta – Musician Ananda Badudu, who is in the police's crosshairs after commenting on their alleged mistreatment of detained university students, has asserted that h
September 27, 2019
Ardilla Syakriah and Dyaning Pangestika, Jakarta – Musician Ananda Badudu, who initiated a crowdfunding campaign to support university students voicing their aspirations, was taken by
Ahmad Faiz, Jakarta – President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo has balked at commenting on the arrests of activists Dandhy Laksono and Ananda Badudu by the Jakarta Metro Police.
Arya Dipa, Jakarta – Activist and documentary filmmaker Dandhy Dwi Laksono has been accused by the Jakarta Police for spreading hate speech after he posted about clashes in Jayapura an
Heru Andriyanto, Jakarta – The Jakarta Police arrested journalist and documentary filmmaker Dandhy Dwi Laksono on Thursday night and charged him with a crime over a tweet about the rec
Stanley Widianto, Jakarta – An Indonesian journalist and documentary filmmaker, Dandhy Laksono, was detained by police on Thursday night amid a crackdown on activists sympathetic to se
M Julnis Firmansyah, Jakarta – Former Tempo journalist and musician Ananda Badudu broke into tears after he was let go by the Jakarta Metro Police following a stringent 5-hour question
September 20, 2019
Nur Hadi, Jakarta – The East Java Regional Police have named Veronica Koman as a suspect for provoking and distributing false information about the riots in the Papuan student dormitor
Telly Nathalia, Jakarta – East Java Police have officially put Veronica Koman, an Indonesian human rights lawyer and outspoken supporter of Papua independence, in its wanted persons li
September 18, 2019
Tasha Wibawa – Indonesian police are threatening to ask Interpol to issue a red notice for pro-Papuan activist Veronica Koman, who is believed to be hiding in Australia, unless she rep
September 17, 2019
Marni Cordell and Ben Doherty – The Australian government has refused to rule out handing over a Sydney-based lawyer who advocates for West Papuans to Indonesian authorities.
United Nations experts have urged Indonesia to protect the rights of lawyer Veronica Koman who advocates for West Papuan rights.
September 16, 2019
A leading Indonesian human rights advocate has noted increased intimidation of rights lawyers representing West Papuans.
September 14, 2019
Jakarta – Two international non-government organisations (NGOs), namely the Lawyers for Lawyers (L4L) from Holland and the Lawyers' Rights Watch Canada (LRWC) from Canada, have written
Jakarta – Papua Student Alliance (AMP) lawyer Veronica Koman has finally spoken out about being declared a suspect by the East Java provincial police for inciting an incident at the Pa
September 13, 2019
The LRWC and L4L sent a joint letter calling on Indonesian authorities to withdraw criminal charges against human rights lawyer Veronica Koman, charged for disseminating information ab