Dinda Nataya Begjani, Jakarta – The Indonesian Legal Aid Foundation (YLBHI) chairperson Muhammad Isnur stated that activists joining the meeting in Sanur which was besieged by dozens of
Freedom of Assembly & Association
November 14, 2022
November 13, 2022
Kukuh S. Wibowo, Jakarta – Moh.
Jakarta – An internal meeting and gathering of Indonesian Legal Aid Foundation (YLBHI) and 18 Legal Aid Foundation (LBH) office administrators in Sanur, Bali, was forcibly broken up by
July 5, 2021
Jayapura – An Islamic mass organisation (ormas) in the South Sulawesi provincial capital of Makassar has forcibly closed down a discussion organised by a solidarity group and Papuan stu
June 15, 2021
Benny Mawel, Jayapura, Jubi – The Jayapura Police has reportedly inspected a discussion and book launch of the book "Demanding Dignity, Papuans Punished" by Theo van den Broek on Friday
April 8, 2021
Benny Mawel, Jayapura – The police dispersed a rally where state Cenderawasih University (Uncen) students protested against PT Freeport Indonesia on Wednesday, April 7, 2021, demanding
September 29, 2020
Jakarta – An event organized by the recently formed Save Indonesia Coalition (KAMI) in Surabaya, East Java, on Monday was dismissed by security personnel following a rejection from resi
June 24, 2019
A Written Submission to the 41st Regular Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council by the Asian Legal Resource Centre.
February 15, 2019
Jakarta – The Supreme Court has rejected a case review petition filed by the now-disbanded Muslim group Hizbut Tahrir Indonesia (HTI) against the government's instruction to revoke its
January 7, 2019
Fears are growing among the West Papua National Committee, or KNPB, as the group faces a crackdown on its offices by Indonesian authorities.
January 4, 2019
Jakarta – National Committee for West Papua (KNPB) head Agus Kosay sent a legal notice to the Mimika Police precinct chief, requesting that the latter withdraw security forces from the
January 2, 2019
Jakarta – The Indonesian Military (TNI) and National Police have taken over the West Papua National Committee headquarters in Timika, Mimika Baru district, Papua to use it as a joint m
January 1, 2019
Jakarta – Home Affairs Ministry (Kemendagri) director general for politics and public administration, Soedarmo, has stated that the West Papua National Committee (KNPB) is not register
December 31, 2018
Jakarta – West Papua National Committee (KNPB) Secretary General Ones Nesta Suhuniap has accused a joint task force of Mimika district police and Indonesian military (TNI) in Timika, Pa
December 1, 2018
AWPA condemns the raid by the Indonesian Security forces on the KNPB Headquarters in Jayapura yesterday afternoon the 30 November.
May 8, 2018
Jakarta – National Mandate Party (PAN) executive Yandri Susanto said his party was supporting Muslim group Hizbut Tahrir Indonesia's (HTI) plan to file an appeal against the Jakarta Adm
May 7, 2018
Kate Lamb – A legal attempt by the Islamic group Hizb ut-Tahrir to overturn a decision that saw it outlawed in the world's largest Muslim-majority country has been rejected by an Indone
April 11, 2018
A West Papuan group says it wants the money it collected for a public donation to Papua New Guinea earthquake victims returned by Indonesian police.
April 4, 2018
Ternate – The Sula Islands regency government in North Maluku has banned the leftist Student Struggle Centre for National Liberation (Pembebasan) from conducting organisational activiti
March 29, 2018
Many Papuans face severe racism and discrimination throughout the rest of Indonesia, especially Papuan students in other parts of the country who often have to face completely unfounded
March 28, 2018
Nur Hadi, Surabaya – Scores of police were deployed to secure a discussion and screening of the film "The First Grader" organised by the Papuan Student Alliance (AMP) in Surabaya.
October 30, 2017
Bagus Prihantoro Nugroho, Jakarta – The recently enacted Law on Social Organisations (UU Ormas), which was previously the Government Regulation in Lieu of Law Number 2/2017 (Perppu Ormas), was the
October 27, 2017
Indonesia's House of Representatives has passed a presidential decree into law that empowers the government to disband organizations even without a prior court order, amid warnings from legal exper
October 26, 2017
Safrin La Batu, Jakarta – The Democratic Party is prepared to file a petition against the government if the latter does not revise the 2017 Mass Organizations Law, party chairman Susilo Bambang Yud
October 25, 2017
Marguerite Afra Sapiie, Jakarta – Former members of the now-defunct Hizbut Tahrir Indonesia (HTI) plan to lodge a judicial review against the recently endorsed regulation in lieu of law (Perppu) on
October 24, 2017
Jakarta – Chief Security Minister Wiranto warned on Monday (23/10) against any "intervention" after the country enacts a stricter regulation on mass organizations amid Islamist protests.
Rakhmat Nur Hakim, Jakarta – Government Regulation in Lieu of Law Number 2/2017 (Perppu Ormas) has finally been passed into law by the House of Representatives (DPR) during a plenary session at the
October 19, 2017
Jakarta – The government has said it will ban organizations it believes promote anti-Pancasila values while claiming to be defenders of the state ideology.
October 18, 2017
Moh. Nadlir, Jakarta – The government says there are still groups of social organisations (ormas) and individuals that explicitly want to replace the national ideology of Pancasila.
August 10, 2017
Jakarta – Home Affairs Minister Tjahjo Kumolo has said that his ministry is coordinating with the police and regional administrations to disband more mass organizations considered against the state
August 3, 2017
Jakarta – Law and Human Rights Minister Yasonna H.
July 28, 2017
Jakarta – Islamist groups, numbering in their thousands, took to the streets of Jakarta on Friday (28/07) to protest a new regulation that will make it easier for the government to ban so-called "m
July 26, 2017
Marguerite Afra Sapiie, Jakarta – The Constitutional Court held its first session on Wednesday to hear a complaint from the now-disbanded Hizbut Tahrir Indonesia (HTI), which has challenged the leg
July 24, 2017
Jakarta – Indonesian President Joko Widodo risks further alienating conservative Muslim voters after being granted new powers to outlaw religious organizations.
July 21, 2017
Jakarta – The National Police are investigating a number of organizations believed to be acting against the state ideology of Pancasila and the 1945 Constitution, a day after the government banned
July 19, 2017
Indonesia's government has legally disbanded fundamentalist group Hizbut Tahrir Indonesia (HTI) for threatening national unity and the state ideology in the world's largest Muslim-majority country.
Nurul Fitri Ramadhani, Jakarta – Muslim group Hizbut Tahrir Indonesia (HTI) is set to file a lawsuit with the Jakarta State Administrative Court (PTUN) to challenge the revocation of its legal enti
Jewel Topsfield and Karuni Rompies, Jakarta – The Indonesian government has banned Islamic organisation Hizbut Tahrir Indonesia, claiming it needs to safeguard the existence of the nation's plurali
Safrin La Batu and Nurul Fitri Ramadhani, Jakarta – Hizbut Tahrir Indonesia (HTI) has condemned the government's decision to revoke the Muslim organization's legal status, calling it an arbitrary a
July 18, 2017
Jakarta, Indonesia – About 2,000 people have rallied in the capital of Indonesia, the world's most populous Muslim nation, denouncing President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo's attempt to ban radical organiz
July 17, 2017
Nurul Fitri Ramadhani and Margareth S.
Fahrizal Syam, Jakarta – The national police already have a list of social organisations (Ormas) that will be disbanded following the issuance of Government Regulation in Lieu of Law (Perppu) Numbe
Jakarta – The National Police have made a list of mass organizations to be considered for disbandment following the issuance of Regulation in Lieu of Law (Perppu) No.
Gregory Fealy, Sydney – On 13 July, Indonesia's President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) issued a regulation in lieu of law (Perppu) which will allow the banning of the Islamist organisation Hizbut Tahrir In
July 15, 2017
Jakarta – Minister of Home Affairs Tjahjo Kumolo said that the government has a solid reason for issuing Government Regulation in Lieu of Law (Perppu) No. 2 Year of 2017 on Amendment of Law No.
Jakarta – Jakarta Legal Aid Foundation (LBH) Executive Director Alghiffari Aqsa says that Government Regulation in Lieu of Law Number 2/2017 on Revisions to Law Number 17/2013 on Social Organisatio
July 14, 2017
Andhika Prasetia, Jakarta – The government has issued Government Regulation in Lieu of Law (Perppu) Number 2/2017 on Social Organisations.
July 13, 2017
Ben Westcott – An Indonesian government decree that allows the country's president to disband religious and civil society organizations without a right of appeal has been condemned by human rights
Furqon Amrullah, Jakarta – The House of Representative's (DPR) official Twitter account (@DPR_RI) held a poll following the issuance of Government Regulation in Lieu of Law (Perppu) Number 2/2017 o
Usman Hamid & Liam Gammon – On 10 July, Jokowi signed a Regulation in Lieu of Law (Peraturan Pemerintah Pengganti Undang Undang/Perppu) amending the 2013 Law on Societal Organisations (UU Ormas