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Criminalisation & Attacks on Activism

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August 3, 2023

CNN Indonesia - August 3, 2023

Jakarta – A number of activists have had to have dealings with the police or been ensnared by the law after criticising the government.

August 2, 2023

CNN Indonesia - August 2, 2023

Jakarta – Civil society organisations active in the field of humanitarianism, the law and human rights have criticised the use of criminalisation as a method to silence government criti

June 9, 2023

Tempo - June 9, 2023

Desty Luthfiani, Jakarta – Judicial Commission spokesperson Miko Ginting responded to the incident of Chief Judge Cokorda Gede Arthana making sexist comments during the trial of the all

Jakarta Post - June 9, 2023

Nur Janti, Jakarta – Luhut Pandjaitan, a powerful senior minister in the Cabinet, took the witness stand at the East Jakarta District Court on Thursday as the plaintiff in a defamation

June 8, 2023

CNN Indonesia - June 8, 2023

Jakarta – Human rights activist Haris Azhar says that that he was not looking to create a problem with Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan

CNN Indonesia - June 8, 2023

Jakarta – A defendant in a case of alleged defamation, Fatia Maulidiyanti, has hit back at a statement by Coordinating Minister for Maritime and Investment (Menko Marves) Luhut Binsar P

CNN Indonesia - June 8, 2023

Jakarta – Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan has admitted that he does not remember who called him a villain in a video titled "There is L

May 26, 2023

Tabloid Jubi - May 26, 2023

Jayapura, Jubi – A number of banners and posters containing intimidation against Papuan students were seen on several campuses in Ternate City, the capital of North Maluku Province.

May 23, 2023

Kompas.com - May 23, 2023

Singgih Wiryono, Jakarta – Andi Muhammad Rezaldy, from the Advocacy Team for Democracy, says that the court's ruling on a demurrer (eksepsi) or note of objection in the defamation case

May 9, 2023

CNN Indonesia - May 9, 2023

Jakarta – The Civil Society Coalition has revealed attempts to criminalise residents and attacks on journalists ahead of the 2023 ASEAN Summit in Labuan Bajo, East Nusa Tenggara (NTT).

May 8, 2023

UCA News - May 8, 2023

Police in Indonesia's Catholic-majority Flores Island summoned two Catholic villagers and two local activists and accused them of sedition over a planned protest during the upcoming sum

April 5, 2023

UCA News - April 5, 2023

An Indonesian court has begun the trial of two rights activists accused of defaming a minister, who was allegedly involved in a controversial gold mining project in the strife-torn Papu

The Diplomat - April 5, 2023

Sebastian Strangio – Earlier this week, an Indonesian court began a trial against two prominent human rights activists accused of defaming a powerful member of President Joko "Jokowi" W

April 4, 2023

BenarNews - April 4, 2023

Nazarudin Latif and Pizaro Gozali Idrus – Two prominent human rights activists were in court on Monday to face charges of defamation and slander brought by a senior minister in a case c

April 3, 2023

CNN Indonesia - April 3, 2023

Jakarta – Supporters of rights activists Haris Azhar and Fatia Maulidiyanti packed the East Jakarta District Court parking area on Monday April 3.

Kompas.com - April 3, 2023

Singgih Wiryono, Jakarta – The Civil Society Coalition says that the criminalisation of two human rights defenders – Lokataru Foundation for Human Rights Executive Director Azhar Haris

CNN Indonesia - April 3, 2023

Jakarta – The United Nations (UN) has highlighted the trial of human rights activists Haris Azhar and Fatia Maulidiyanti who have been indicted on charges of tarnishing the good name of

Jakarta Globe - April 3, 2023

BeritaSatu, Jakarta – Rights activists Haris Azhar and Fatia Maulidiyanti stood trial on Monday on defamation charges brought by Chief Investment Minister Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan who wa

March 27, 2023

CNN Indonesia - March 27, 2023

Jakarta – Amnesty International Indonesia believes that the arrest of Heru Budiawan alias Budi Pego, an activist opposing the Tumpang Pitu gold mine in Banyuwangi, East Java, does irrep

March 14, 2023

AsiaNews - March 14, 2023

Mathias Hariyadi, Jakarta – Fr Chrisanctus Paschalis Saturnus, a priest from the Diocese of Pangkal Pinang, on Galang Island, has allegedly been involved in human trafficking.

December 28, 2022

Kompas.com - December 28, 2022

Adhyasta Dirgantara, Jakarta – Indonesian Legal Aid and Human Rights Association (PBHI) Chairperson Julius Ibrani says that law enforcement officials have a special team tasked with cri

November 15, 2022

Tempo - November 15, 2022

Ilona Esterina Piri, Arya Prasetya (Intern), Jakarta – A number of events and discussions held in Bali were forced to be dismissed ahead of the G20 Summit this week.

October 25, 2022

Tabloid Jubi - October 25, 2022

Jayapura, Jubi – The spokesperson for the West Papua National Committee (KNPB), Ones Suhuniap, questioned why the police searched the house of KNPB activist Stevanus Itlay in Sentani, t

July 5, 2022

Kompas.com - July 5, 2022

Ardito Ramadhan, Jakarta – University of Indonesia Student Executive Council (BEM UI) Chairperson Bayu Satria Utomo believes that the stipulations under Article 273 in the revised Draft

July 4, 2022

Tempo - July 4, 2022

M Faiz Zaki, Jakarta – One of the Save Sangihe Island activists, Jull Takaliulang on Sunday said that the group will pay a visit to the Indonesian National Police (Polri) main headquart

July 1, 2022

Kompas.com - July 1, 2022

Rahel Narda Chaterine, Jakarta – The Commission for Missing Persons and Victims of Violence (Kontras) says that the police often discriminate in the way they handle particular cases.

May 31, 2022

Tabloid JUBI - May 31, 2022

Jakarta, Jubi TV – Papua Governor Lukas Enembe finally opened up about his experience of receiving intimidation through the distribution of hoaxes on social media by certain groups, suc

May 11, 2022

Jakarta Post - May 11, 2022

Nur Janti, Jakarta – Activists have condemned alleged terror and intimidation against Papuan human rights activists and called the police to thoroughly investigate an alleged arson atta

UCA News - May 11, 2022

Katharina Reny Lestari – A human rights organization in Indonesia's restive Papua province came under attack from an unknown assailant who threw what was thought to be Molotov cocktails

May 9, 2022

CNN Indonesia - May 9, 2022

Jakarta – The Humanitarian Coalition for Papua is urging the authorities to immediately and fully investigate an attack on the Papua Legal Aid Foundation (LBH) offices in Jayapura.

April 26, 2022

New Mandala - April 26, 2022

Firhandika Ade Santury – Indonesia is beginning a new chapter in its democracy.

March 24, 2022

CNN Indonesia - March 24, 2022

Jakarta – The Civil Society Coalition insists that the emergence of Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment (Menko Marves) Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan's name in a video di

Tabloid JUBI - March 24, 2022

Adlu, Jubi TV – Papuan People's Solidarity in Manokwari, West Papua, has expressed that they stand with Haris Azhar and Fatia Maulidiyanti, two rights activists who were recently named

Tempo - March 24, 2022

Eka Yudha Pratama, Jakarta – Director of Lokataru Foundation Haris Azhar, who was named as a suspect for a defamation case against coordinating minister of Maritime Affairs and Investme

March 23, 2022

Tempo - March 23, 2022

Eka Yudha Saputra, Jakarta – Law and human rights foundation Lokataru director Haris Azhar expressed concern over how state officials use their positions and institutions to criminalize

March 22, 2022

TAPOL - March 22, 2022

Freedom of expression in Indonesia is not improving, and the situation is of increasing concern where the opinion being expressed is critical of the human rights situation of West Papua

March 21, 2022

Tempo - March 21, 2022

Niken Nurcahyani, Jakarta – The Metro Jaya Police has officially named Lokataru Director Haris Azhar and KontraS coordinator Fatia Maulidiyanti as suspects in a defamation case against

March 19, 2022

Kompas.com - March 19, 2022

Rahel Narda Chaterine, Jakarta – Activist Haris Azhar has spoken out about the decision by police to declare him a suspect on charges of alleged defamation against Coordinating Minister

December 13, 2021

Suara.com - December 13, 2021

Bangun Santoso, Yosea Arga Pramudita – Amnesty International Indonesia recorded cases of the criminalisation and repression of civil society using the Information and Electronic Transac

December 3, 2021

Tempo - December 3, 2021

Syailendra Persada, Jakarta – The chairperson of the National Commission on Violence Against Women or Komnas Perempuan, Andy Yentriyani, on Thursday said female human rights defenders o

November 22, 2021

Tempo - November 22, 2021

M Yusuf Manurung, Caesar Akbar, Jakarta – Law and human rights foundation Lokataru director Haris Azhar asked state officials to focus more on dealing with the persisting conflict in Pa

November 11, 2021

Asia Pacific Report - November 11, 2021

The Alliance of Independent Journalists (AJI) has appealed to news media that reported on intimidation against the parents and relatives of human rights lawyer Veronica Koman to immedia

November 10, 2021

Australia West Papua Association (Sydney) - November 10, 2021

Senator the Hon Marise Payne
Minister for Foreign Affairs
PO Box 6100
Senate, Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

10 November 2021

Kompas.com - November 10, 2021

Jakarta – The Indonesian Legal Aid Foundation (YLBHI) is urging the police to hold an independent investigation to find the perpetrator of the terror attack on the home of the parents o

November 9, 2021

Tabloid JUBI - November 9, 2021

Arjuna Pademme, Jayapura – The Alliance of Independent Journalists (AJI) has asked the media that reported the terror against the parents and relatives of rights lawyer Veronica Koman t

TAPOL Statement - November 9, 2021

TAPOL is deeply concerned about a series of escalating threats and attacks made against the family of prominent Indonesian human rights lawyer and defender, Veronica Koman in Jakarta.

Radio New Zealand - November 9, 2021

There's condemnation in Indonesia after an apparent attack on the parents of Veronica Yoman a lawyer who advocates for West Papuan human rights issues.

CNN Indonesia - November 9, 2021

Jakarta – The Civil Society Coalition for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders says that the home of Veronica Koman's parents has been terrorised twice over a period of two weeks.