Merauke, Jubi – A number of Tanah Miring residents visited the Merauke Police on Tuesday, June 21, 2022, to dispute a 53-hectare land in Yaba Maru Village SP 9, Tanah Miring District.
Land & Agrarian Conflicts
June 22, 2022
June 6, 2022
Jakarta – Residents from the Wadas Village Nature Concern Social Movement (Gempadewa) were blocked by razor wire when they held an action on International Environment Day at the offices
June 3, 2022
Jayapura, Jubi – The Byak'Si Community Movement has submitted to the Synod of the Evangelical Christian Church (GKI) Papua its aspiration to reject the Biak Spaceport development plan i
May 18, 2022
Vitorio Mantalean, Jakarta – Institute for Public Research and Advocacy (Elsam) Advocacy Manager Busyrol Fuad suggests there is a paradox within the government over agrarian policies.
May 16, 2022
Donny Iqbal, Warief Djajanto Basorie – "Recover Citatah Karst, Make People Prosper." That's the call printed in red letters on a huge white banner pinned on a limestone cliff in Indones
April 29, 2022
Hans Nicholas Jong, Jakarta – A court in Jakarta has rejected a lawsuit by a remote island community against a gold-mining operation that overlaps onto their villages, in a ruling deeme
April 19, 2022
London – Plans to establish 'Food Estates' were announced by the Indonesian government at the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic because, it said, it wanted to ensure Indonesia's food s
February 25, 2022
Tatang Guritno, Jakarta – The Commission for Missing Persons and Victims of Violence (Kontras) is asking Coordinating Minister for Security, Politics and Legal Affairs Mahfud MD to apol
Vitorio Mantalean, Jakarta – President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo inaugurated the Poso Energy hydroelectric power plant (PLTA) in Central Sulawesi on Friday February 25.
Moh Khory Alfarizi, Jakarta – The National Commission on Human Rights (Komnas HAM) commissioner Beka Ulung Hapsara in an online press conference on Thursday highlighted the underlying i
Tatang Guritno, Jakarta – Scores of Wadas Village residents in the Bener sub-district of Purworejo regency, Central Java, were arrested and detained by police.
February 24, 2022
Lani Diana Wijaya, Jakarta – Protesters calling themselves the Civil Coalition against Eviction demand Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan revoke Gubernatorial Regulation or Pergub No.
February 17, 2022
Eleonora PEW – Academics from a number of campuses have declared their opposition to the construction of an andesite rock quarry at Wadas Village.
February 16, 2022
Jakarta – The Yogyakarta Legal Aid Foundation (LBH) says that in addition to the @Wadas_Melawan (@Wadas_Resists) Twitter account, eight other Twitter accounts belonging to
February 14, 2022
Hans Nicholas Jong, Jakarta – Local opposition to a mine on Indonesia's Java Island, and the heavy-handed police crackdown on protesters, has turned the national spotlight on a spate of
February 12, 2022
Moh Khory Alfarizi, Jakarta – The Indonesia Police Watch (IPW) opined that the intimidation done by the authorities in Wadas Village, Purworejo, Central Java was included as a human rig
February 11, 2022
Moh Khory Alfarizi, Jakarta – Director of Amnesty International Usman Hamid assessed that the excessive deployment of police officers in Wadas Village, Bener District, Purworejo Regency
February 10, 2022
Ardito Ramadhan, Jakarta – The mobilisation of hundreds of fully armed police to Wadas Village in Purworejo regency, Central Java, on Tuesday February 8, has attracted criticism from ma
Jamal A Nashr, Jakarta – The Central Java Police spokesperson Commissioner Iqbal Alqudusy, said that 250 police personnel has been mobilized to guard the land measurement process at the
Jakarta – The Wadas Village Nature Concern Social Movement (Gempadewa) says that the visit by Central Java Governor Ganjar Pranowo to Wadas Village in Bener, Purworejo regency, on Wedne
Moh Khory Alfarizi, Jakarta – Indonesia Police Watch (IPW) urged National Police Chief General Listyo Sigit Prabowo to evaluate the repressive actions committed by the Central Java Poli
February 9, 2022
Jakarta – A resident of Wadas Village has reported that scores of police units entered their village in the Bener sub-district of Purworejo regency, East Java, on the morning of Wednesd
Egi Adyatama, Jakarta – The National Commission on Human Rights or Komnas HAM strongly condemned acts of violence committed by police against residents and legal assistants for resident
Hans Nicholas Jong, Jakarta – In the nearly two years since Indonesian lawmakers passed a controversial mining law, the legislation has increasingly been used by police to arrest villag
Jakarta – Indonesian Legal Aid Foundation (YLBHI) Chairperson Muhammad Isnur has accused Coordinating Minister for Security, Politics and Legal Affairs Mahfud MD of lying over an incide
Jakarta – A number of professional organisations have slammed the alleged throttling of the internet at Wadas Village in Bener sub-district, Purworejo regency, Central Java, which has m
Jamal A. Nashr, Jakarta – The Yogyakarta Legal Aid Institute or LBH Yogyakarta said its Instagram account had been inaccessible since 11:20 p.m. Tuesday, Feb.
Konradus Epa, Jakarta – Indonesian rights groups have called for the release of dozens of farmers and activists, they say were wrongfully arrested on Feb.
Jamal A. Nashr, Purworejo – As many as 64 residents of Wadas Village, Bener District, Purworejo, were arrested by the police on Tuesday, Feb.
February 8, 2022
Rachmawati, Yogyakarta – A petition has emerged opposing andesite rock mining for the construction of the Bener Dam project at Wadas Village in Bener sub-district, Purworejo regency, Ce
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January 10, 2022
Caesar Akbar, Jakarta – Indonesian Farmers Union (SPI) chairperson Henry Saragih on Monday responded to President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo's decision to revoke mining and forest-use permits
January 7, 2022
Jakarta – The Indonesian Forum for the Environment (Walhi) supports the move by President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo to revoke some 2,078 mining business permits which are inactive or "lying
January 6, 2022
Jakarta – The Agrarian Reform Consortium (KPA) has revealed that throughout 2021 almost 50 percent of land procured by the government for national strategic projects (PSN) originated fr
December 29, 2021
Hans Nicholas Jong, Jakarta – In 2020, residents of Suka Mukti village in southern Sumatra paid 10 million rupiah each, about $700, to a government agency to obtain titles to their land
November 29, 2021
Konradus Epa, Jakarta – Tano Batak indigenous people in North Sumatra will continue protests in Jakarta after several protesters were arrested at a demonstration outside Indonesia's Env
Hans Nicholas Jong, Jakarta – Indonesia has no effective mechanism for resolving its epidemic of land conflicts between rural communities and palm oil companies, according to a new stud
November 22, 2021
Haeril Halim and Lucie Godeau, Mandalika, West Nusa Tenggara – The holiday island of Lombok welcomed thousands of fans Sunday for Indonesia's first superbike race on a new circuit that
October 28, 2021
Kulon Progo, Indonesia – On the coastline south of one of Java's oldest kingdoms, a group of chili farmers grapples with a centuries-old sultanate on ancient plains of dark sand.
September 22, 2021
Ryan Dagur, Jakarta – The families of 21 Catholic farmers detained by police for more than two months over a land dispute in Indonesia's East Nusa Tenggara province have sought help fro
July 29, 2021
Indonesia – Some residents of an Indonesian island where a world-class luxury resort and motor-racing circuit is being constructed with China-linked money say they have been threatened
June 17, 2021
June 10, 2021
Hans Nicholas Jong, Jakarta – An Indonesian court has upheld a landmark 2017 ruling that all plantation data and maps in the country must be made publicly available – a ruling that the
April 26, 2021
Ryan Dagur, Ruteng – Legal experts in the Indonesian Church have agreed to help two farmers in East Nusa Tenggara province sue provincial officials, including the governor, for issuing
March 25, 2021
A Bali hotel owner has acknowledged that beaches are public property and that his staff shouldn't have kicked out a local who was sitting on the sand in front of the hotel.
March 20, 2021
Jakarta – The Jakarta Legal Aid Foundation (LBH) says that the forced evictions of Buntu Lane II residents in Pancoran, East Jakarta, by officials of the state-owned oil-and-gas company
March 17, 2021
Hans Kapisa, Bintuni, Jubi – Indigenous people in Fruata and Rauna villages in Bintuni Bay Regency, in West Papua province, rejected logging activities done by PT Prabu Alaska in the fo
March 16, 2021
Hans Nicholas Jong, Jakarta – The framework for resolving land disputes involving palm oil companies in Indonesian Borneo has largely failed, allowing conflicts to fester for a decade o
March 3, 2021
Konradus Epa, Jakarta – Police in Indonesia's East Kalimantan province have charged a Catholic priest with a public order offense in what he says is a move to silence him.