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October 14, 2020

Tempo - October 14, 2020

Fikri Arigi, Jakarta – Amnesty International Indonesia executive director Usman Hamid argues the arrests made against members of the Save Indonesia Coalition (KAMI) as a real threat aga

Jakarta Post - October 14, 2020

Jakarta – The Save Indonesia Coalition (KAMI) has objected to the arrest of eight people affiliated with the movement for allegedly spreading hate speech and violating the Electronic In

October 13, 2020

Jakarta Post - October 13, 2020

Apriadi Gunawan, Medan – The National Police have arrested eight people affiliated with Save Indonesia Coalition (KAMI) for allegedly spreading hate speech and violating the Electronic

October 11, 2020

Jakarta Post - October 11, 2020

Andi Hajramurni, Makassar – A 36-year-old blogger from Makassar, South Sulawesi, was arrested on Friday for allegedly tweeting false information about the recently passed Job Creation L

Jakarta Post - October 11, 2020

Tri Indah Oktavianti, Jakarta – The National Police's campaign against alleged fake news about the recently passed omnibus law on job creation has drawn criticism from civil society org

October 7, 2020

Jakarta Post - October 7, 2020

Apriadi Gunawan, Medan – Febi Nur Amelia, a 29-year-old resident of North Sumatra, has been acquitted of all defamation charges after the Medan District Court found that her disputed In

October 2, 2020

Jakarta Post - October 2, 2020

Jakarta – A man in North Sumatra has been arrested for allegedly posting a photo collage of Vice President Ma'ruf Amin next to Japanese porn star Shigeo Tokuda, also known as Kakek (Gra

September 30, 2020

Jakarta Post - September 30, 2020

Benny Mawel, Jayapura – A joint force of personnel from the Indonesian Military (TNI) and National Police dispersed a group of Papuan students protesting the government's plan to extend

September 28, 2020

CNN Indonesia - September 28, 2020

Jakarta – Police forcibly dispersed a student protest near the Cendrawasih University (Uncen) in Jayapura, Papua, on Monday September 28.

September 26, 2020

CNN Indonesia - September 26, 2020

Kendari – The Ombudsman's South-East Sulawesi representative office says that the regional police's use of a helicopter to forcibly disperse student protesters is a violation of Nationa

September 19, 2020

Jakarta Post - September 19, 2020

Apriadi Gunawan, Medan – The North Sumatra police have arrested a 28-year-old woman in Deli Serdang regency, North Sumatra, for allegedly defaming the flag of the Republic of Indonesia

September 8, 2020

Coconuts Bali - September 8, 2020

Over 100 people marched down the streets of Renon, Denpasar today to protest criminal charges against Balinese musician I Gede Ari Astana aka Jerinx, the latest in a series of community

August 30, 2020

Global Voices - August 30, 2020

Mong Palatino – On August 25, a petition was submitted to Timor-Leste's Minister for the Presidency of the Council of Ministers asking for the rejection of the proposal to restore crimi

August 27, 2020

Jakarta Post - August 27, 2020

Tri Indah Oktavianti, Jakarta – As universities have imposed stricter rules in regard to certain forms of expression, activists have voiced their concerns over the possible suppression

August 26, 2020

Indonesia at Melbourne - August 26, 2020

Herlambang P Wiratraman – In mid-August, the government acknowledged that it has asked Indonesian human rights activist Veronica Koman to return Rp 774 million (A$73,400) in scholarship

August 23, 2020

Jakarta Post - August 23, 2020

Alya Nurbaiti and Budi Sutrisno, Jakarta – Civil groups have condemned recent cyberattacks on the websites of two prominent institutions and the social media account of a scientist, all

August 19, 2020

Tabloid JUBI - August 19, 2020

Jayapura, Jubi – Abepura Sector Police of Jayapura Municipality dispersed fundraising activity by Papuan Student Solidarity for Veronica Koman in Jayapura City this month.

August 14, 2020

Jakarta Post - August 14, 2020

Nina Loasana, Jakarta – Civil society group Papua Itu Kita (Papua Is Us) and Jayapura-based publication Jubi have initiated a fundraising movement to support Indonesian human rights la

CNN Indonesia - August 14, 2020

Jakarta – Papuan human rights activist Veronica Koman is questioning the attitude of the Endowment Fund for Education (LPDP) which she says ignored her written report to them about the

August 13, 2020

Vice - August 13, 2020

Annisa Nurul Aziza – Indonesian human rights activist and lawyer Veronica Koman said in a statement on Tuesday, August 11, that the Education Fund Management Institute (LPDP) under the

Radio New Zealand - August 13, 2020

Facebook has been urged by media freedom advocates to restore an article it pulled ostensibly because the piece violated its rules on nudity.

August 12, 2020

TAPOL Press Release - August 12, 2020

London – Surveillance, intimidation and harassment, protest dispersals, torture, arbitrary arrests and extra-judicial killings continued in the Indonesian provinces of Papua and West Pa

Jakarta Post - August 12, 2020

Tri Indah Oktavianti, Jakarta – With accusations mounting against her, Indonesian human rights lawyer Veronica Koman has said she is being forced to return hundreds of millions of rupi

CNN Indonesia - August 12, 2020

Jakarta – Papuan activist and former political prisoner Filep Karma says there are differences in how demonstrations proceed in Papua and Jakarta.

CNN Indonesia - August 12, 2020

Jakarta – The human rights based community Papua Is Us (Papua Itu Kita) has launched a fund raising campaign to assist human rights activists and lawyer Veronica Kaman who says that th