Jakarta – Tangerang District Court in Banten has sentenced two underage members of a so-called anarcho-syndicalist group to four months in prison despite attempts to get them noncustod
Criminalisation & Attacks on Activism
May 8, 2020
April 25, 2020
Alya Nurbaiti, Jakarta – After being apprehended over an accusation of inciting riots through a WhatsApp broadcast and questioned for 33 hours by the Jakarta Police, an independent res
Marchio Irfan Gorbiano, Ghina Ghaliya and Dian Septiari, Jakarta – Activists have raised the alarm over a growing climate of fear in Indonesia following the arrests of a number of peop
April 24, 2020
Jakarta – Indonesian police said on Thursday they had detained an activist accused of broadcasting messages to instigate violence and hatred, but rights groups said they believed he ha
The first thing that Ravio Patra, a human rights activist and outspoken critic of the Indonesian government who was detained on Wednesday night, did upon his release was to feed stray
Jakarta – Ravio Patra, an independent researcher and government critic who faces incitement charges, was detained on Wednesday evening just as he was about to get into a diplomatic veh
April 23, 2020
Devina Halim, Jakarta – The Coalition Against Criminalisation and Case Manipulation is urging President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo and Indonesian Police Chief (Kapolri) General Idham Azis to
Ghina Ghaliya, Jakarta – An independent researcher who has been critical of the government on social media is facing incitement charges after a message calling for nationwide riots on
February 12, 2020
Yance Wenda, Jayapura – The rights of freedom of expression in the second administration period of President Joko Widodo have still in concern to human rights activists.
December 22, 2019
Jakarta – Three farmers were arrested by police after holding a protest action opposing an oil refinery which coincided with a visit by President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo to the constructi
December 8, 2019
Muhammad Ridwan – Becoming an activist, especially a human rights defender, often means confronting the law.
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
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
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