Tenggara Strategics, Jakarta – The government has finally admitted that 12 incidents or tragedies that happened in the past amounted to gross violations of human rights, but short of of
Human Rights & Justice
January 23, 2023
January 20, 2023
Jakarta – A banner with a cartoon resembling President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo with a long nose like Pinocchio was erected at a Kamisan (Thursday) action in front of the State Palace in Ce
January 16, 2023
Gilang Galiartha, Nabil Ihsan, Jakarta – Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs Mahfud MD commended the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) statement t
Jakarta – President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo is expected to tour some regions in the country to hold a meeting with survivors and families of human rights abuses as part of an effort to bri
January 13, 2023
The UN human rights office, OHCHR, welcomed on Friday the Indonesian President's statement of regret earlier this week, for serious rights violations dating back to the 1960s.
Jakarta – Maria Katarina Sumarsih, the mother of one of the victims of the Semanggi I incident, Bernardinus Realino Norma Irmawan or Wawan, says that President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo's st
Jakarta – The government has finally admitted that many of the nation's past tragedies amounted to gross human rights violations, and President Jokowi "Jokowi" Widodo has expressed regr
Dian Erika Nugraheny, Jakarta – Human rights activists have cast doubts on President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo's pledge to settle 12 cases of gross human rights violations acknowledged by th
[The following is an abridged translation of a statement by the United Socialists (Perserikatan Sosialis, PS) in response to Indonesian President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo's January 11 publi
January 12, 2023
Singgih Wiryono, Jakarta – Amnesty International Indonesia insists that the only way to prevent human rights violations from happening again is by trying the perpetrators in court.
January 11, 2023
Rebecca Tan – Indonesian President Joko Widodo acknowledged Wednesday a series of human rights violations that took place in the country over the past six decades, including the U.S.-ba
Chris Barrett and Karuni Rompies, Singapore/Jakarta – President Joko Widodo says he deeply regrets gross human rights violations committed in Indonesia in the past, among them an anti-c
January 6, 2023
Arimbihp, Septia Ryanthie, Jakarta – Siti Dyah Sujirah, popular with the nickname Sipon, who is known as the wife of the missing poet Wiji Thukul passed away on Thursday, January 5.
January 5, 2023
Jakarta – Siti Dyah Sujirah or Sipon died today on Thursday January 5.
January 1, 2023
Events of 2022
December 27, 2022
Nirmala Maulana Achmad, Jakarta – The Indonesian Legal Aid Foundation (YLBHI) has highlighted cases of human rights violations that have followed the same pattern in 2022 as in previous
December 16, 2022
Nur Janti, Jakarta – The government has claimed that it has committed to human rights-violation resolution by pushing a tribunal over the "Bloody Paniai" case despite lack of evidence.
Jayapura, Jubi – The Papua Legal Aid Institute (LBH Papua) calls on all conflicting parties in the armed conflict in Papua, including the Indonesian Military (TNI), the National Police,
December 15, 2022
Jakarta – Last week's acquittal of Maj. (ret) Isak Sattu of all charges in the December 2014 fatal shooting of civilians in the Papuan regency of Paniai came as no surprise.
Kadek Melda Luxiana, Jakarta – The sole defendant in the Paniai gross human rights violation case trial being heard in the Makassar District Court in South Sulawesi, retired Infantry Ma
December 13, 2022
Kaylana Mueller-Hsia, Kyra Jasper and Natalie Longmire-Kulis – Eight years after a deadly incident in Paniai, Papua, the Indonesian Human Rights Court in the Makassar District Court on
Jayapura, Jubi – Head of the Papua Office of the National Commission on Human Rights (Komnas HAM Papua) Frits Ramandey said the Makassar Human Rights Court's decision to acquit the defe
December 12, 2022
Manokwari, Jubi – The Attorney General's Office (AGO) will file an appeal against the verdict on the Bloody Paniai case tried at the Makassar Human Rights Court, which acquitted the sol
An Indonesian court has acquitted a retired army officer in the fatal shooting of four teenagers in Papua in 2014, crushing hopes the military would be held accountable for alleged abus
December 11, 2022
Jakarta – The acquittal by an Indonesian human rights court of a retired army officer from charges over the killing of four Papuan teens in 2014 was a sign of impunity, a representative
Amnesty International Indonesia and Amnesty International Australia have condemned the repression used against the people in West Papua when they were commemorating Human Rights Day yes
Antara, Jakarta – The Witness and Victim Protection Agency (LPSK) said the commemoration of Human Rights Day, on December 10, was a momentum to bolster the government's contribution to
Amnesty International Indonesia and Amnesty International Australia condemn the repression used against the people in West Papua when they were commemorating Human Rights Day on Decembe
December 10, 2022
Adrial Akbar – Indonesian Trade Union Congress Alliance Confederation (KASBI) Chairperson Nining Elitos is calling for outstanding cases of human rights violations in Indonesia to be fu
Jayapura – The commemoration of International Human Rights Day on December 10 was marked by protest actions across Papua.
Katharina Reny Lestari – Rights activists in Indonesia's Papua region have demanded a re-investigation into the 2014 Paniai shooting that killed four Christian students after a court ac
Every Year Human Rights Day is celebrated on the 10 December to create awareness and promote respect for the rights and freedoms enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights a
December 9, 2022
The trial of Isak Sattu, a retired soldier who was a liaison officer present during the Paniai killings in 2014, came to a close on 8 December, with him being found not guilty of the cr
Jakarta – The families of the victims of the Paniai massacre are disappointed with the panel of judges which handed down a verdict of not guilty against retired Infantry Major Isak Satt
December 8, 2022
Ananda Teresia and Kate Lamb, Jakarta – An Indonesian court on Thursday acquitted a retired Army officer in the fatal shooting of four teenagers in Papua in 2014, crushing hopes that th
December 1, 2022
Jakarta – The families of victims of the 2014 Paniai massacre in Papua have sent a letter to the United Nations (UN), which has its head office in Geneva, Switzerland.
Medan, North Sumatra – Four defendants were each sentenced to 19 months in prison Wednesday after being found guilty of torturing to death two people trafficked to work on an oil palm p
November 30, 2022
Jayapura, Jubi – Namantus Gwijangge, a member of the Special Committee on the murder and mutilation of four Nduga residents in Mimika Regency, said his party had submitted a letter requ
November 23, 2022
Jakarta – Indonesia this month put its human rights records before the Human Rights Council in Geneva under the Universal Periodic Review, the fourth time it has done so since the pract
November 22, 2022
Moh Khory Alfarizi and Imaji Lasahido (Intern), Jakarta – The group that is part of the human Rights Enforcement Advocacy Team (TAP-HAM) revealed the findings of the investigation into
November 18, 2022
The solidarity group West Papua Action Aotearoa has criticised New Zealand for not "being stronger" over growing global concern about Indonesian human rights violations in West Papua, a
November 16, 2022
Makassar, Jubi – The Public Prosecutor in the alleged gross human rights violations of Bloody Paniai at the Makassar Court on Monday, November 14, 2022, demanded 10 years of imprisonmen
November 15, 2022
On 9th November 2022, Indonesia's 4th cycle of Indonesia's Universal Periodic Review (UPR) began at the UN in Geneva.
Makassar – The Commission for Missing Persons and Victims of Violence (Kontras) says that the court hearings into the Paniai gross human rights violations in Papua, which are taking pla
November 14, 2022
A United Nations human rights review has raised serious concerns about the ongoing political violence in West Papua.
November 11, 2022
Jakarta – Amnesty International Indonesia criticized the report from the Indonesian government delegation at the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) Session of the UN Human Rights Council i
Rights activists have criticized the Indonesian government for what they call baseless claims on rights issues at the UN Human Rights Council, including those related to the handling of
November 10, 2022
November 8, 2022
Wasior, Jubi – Survivors and families of victims of the 2001 Bloody Wasior tragedy in Wondama Bay Regency, West Papua, demanded the government's accountability for the suffering and los