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Prostitution & Human Trafficking

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May 15, 2024

Jakarta Globe - May 15, 2024

Ahmad Shoim, Surabaya – The Surabaya City Police have arrested a 24-year-old woman identified as YY, from Ogan Komering Ulu, South Sumatra, along with six accomplices.

April 9, 2024

Uca News - April 9, 2024

Christian activists in Indonesia have slammed law enforcement agencies for their inability to trace the kingpins behind human trafficking in the Christian-majority East Nusa Tenggara pr

UCA News - April 9, 2024

Christian activists have demanded the Indonesian government take strict action against human traffickers on the Catholic-majority island of Flores after the recent death of a worker due

March 29, 2024

South China Morning Post - March 29, 2024

Resty Woro Yuniar – Indonesia is investigating human trafficking allegations involving more than a thousand university students ensnared in a bogus internship programme in Germany in a

March 22, 2024

Tempo - March 22, 2024

Advist Khoirunikmah (Antara), Jakarta – The Indonesian police headquarters uncovered a case of alleged human trafficking by sending students to Germany for internships through the Ferei

March 14, 2024

Jakarta Globe - March 14, 2024

Heru Yustanto, Bogor – The Bogor City Police Criminal Investigation Unit has apprehended Dimas, 27, on suspicion of orchestrating a human trafficking scheme through an online prostituti

January 17, 2024

Lusa - January 17, 2024

The Mahein Security Sector Research and Advocacy Foundation warned on Tuesday that human trafficking is on the rise in Timor-Leste and recommended concerted action between civil society

September 26, 2023

Jakarta Post - September 26, 2023

Radhiyya Indra, Jakarta – Activists and members of humanitarian organizations pointed out government shortcomings in tackling human trafficking during a seminar on Friday night, saying

September 20, 2023

Tempo - September 20, 2023

Sultan Abdurrahman, Jakarta – The Indonesian Police's Task Force for Human Trafficking Crimes (TPPO) revealed that 2,693 people had become victims of human trafficking crimes between Ju

September 5, 2023

The Diplomat - September 5, 2023

Aisyah Llewellyn – How does someone come to sell a kidney? In Indonesia, the answer to that question can be complex.

August 21, 2023

Tempo - August 21, 2023

Ninda Dwi Ramadhani, Desty Luthfiani, Jakarta – Head of the Criminal Investigation in Penjaringan Sectoral Police Adjunct Commissioner Hari Gasgari said the police discovered thirty you

July 29, 2023

Bangkok Post - July 29, 2023

Jakarta – Three Bali immigration officers have been arrested for their alleged role in an illegal organ trafficking syndicate that brought dozens of victims to Cambodia to sell their ki

July 28, 2023

Jakarta Globe - July 28, 2023

Jayanty Nada Shofa, Jakarta – The police-led human trafficking task force has already saved thousands of victims in almost two months since its establishment, according to an officer.

July 6, 2023

Jakarta Post - July 6, 2023

Nur Janti, Jakarta – A government task force has rescued nearly 2,000 victims of human trafficking across the country over the past month, but this could be "the tip of the iceberg", an

June 28, 2023

Jakarta Globe - June 28, 2023

Stevani Wijaya, Jakarta – The Indonesian Police said on Wednesday they have arrested 642 suspects charged with human trafficking during a crackdown this month alone.

June 20, 2023

Agence-France Presse - June 20, 2023

Jakarta – The National Police have this month arrested nearly 500 suspects involved in the trafficking of more than 1,500 victims, officials said Tuesday, as the government cracks down

June 16, 2023

Tempo - June 16, 2023

Eka Yudha Saputra, Jakarta – The National Police's Human Trafficking Task Force in tandem with the North Kalimantan Regional Police and the Nunukan Resort Police arrested 12 people susp

June 9, 2023

June 8, 2023

Tempo - June 8, 2023

M Rosseno Aji, Jakarta – The Financial Transaction Reports and Analysis Center (PPATK) on Thursday revealed that it had discovered a multitude of transactions linked to human traffickin

May 11, 2023

May 5, 2023

Jakarta Globe - May 5 2023

Jayanty Nada Shofa, Jakarta – The Philippines' law enforcement authorities, in collaboration with the diplomatic missions in Manila, have recently rescued thousands of human trafficking

April 7, 2023

Jakarta Post - April 7, 2023

Fadli, Batam – Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal and Security Affairs Mahfud MD is questioning the National Police over their handling of a human trafficking case in Riau Islan

March 7, 2023

UCA News - March 7, 2023

A group of priests, nuns and activists in Indonesia staged protest marches on March 6 in support of a crusader-priest being grilled by police in a defamation case filed against him.

December 12, 2022

Jakarta Globe - December 12, 2022

BTV, Jakarta – The Cambodian Police have rescued 34 Indonesian nationals who were tricked into forced labor after they came to the country for "high-paid jobs", a Foreign Affairs Minist

September 30, 2022

Coconuts Jakarta - September 30, 2022

An Indonesian man who had built a reputation as a savior of unwanted children has been arrested on suspicion of child trafficking.

September 23, 2022

Tempo - September 23, 2022

Antara, Jakarta – Residents of Semper Timur, North Jakarta, urged the provincial government to shut down the prostitution complex near the Rawa Malang City Forest, Cilincing.

June 27, 2022

UCA News - June 27, 2022

Police in Timor-Leste have arrested two foreign nationals for allegedly being involved in a human trafficking case in which several women were smuggled into the United Arab Emirates (UA

June 20, 2022

Coconuts Jakarta - June 20, 2022

Police in South Jakarta arrested five people in connection with an alleged prostitution party with a crude theme at an adult spa and massage parlor.

March 31, 2022

UCA News - March 31, 2022

Konradus Epa, Jakarta – Nuns, priests and lay activists in Indonesia's East Nusa Tenggara province have called on the national police to help trace four young girls who went missing aft

March 14, 2022

Coconuts Jakarta - March 14, 2022

Sometimes it takes a little bit of creativity by authorities to monitor legal violations, and the mayor of East Java's Malang has come up with a new instruction for city officials: go i

January 3, 2022

AsiaOne - January 3, 2022

Adi Renaldi – Juwita* thought she had met "the one" when she encountered Tio* on Facebook's Messenger app in 2019.

December 29, 2021

Coconuts Jakarta - December 29, 2021
Police in Bandung, West Java have arrested three people accused of raping and forcing a 14-year-old girl into prostitution.

According to the police, one of the suspects, a 19-year-old ma

December 17, 2021

Coconuts Jakarta - December 17, 2021

West Java's Bogor regency is set to ban kawin kontrak (contractual marriage) – a legal and religious loophole used to justify prostitution involving tourists as clients in the hilly res

October 27, 2021

Coconuts Jakarta - October 27, 2021

Officers of an agency regularly tasked with cleaning up prostitution and all sorts of humanly vices from their jurisdiction were caught with their pants down (quite literally) solicitin

October 12, 2021

Coconuts Jakarta - October 12, 2021

If you want to report a crime to the police, make sure you give an accurate testimony, Indonesia's National Police said, after a man did the exact opposite in the name of pride as he so

June 24, 2021

UCA News - June 24, 2021

Ryan Dagur, Jakarta – Priests and nuns in Indonesia's East Nusa Tenggara province have called for heavy punishments to be imposed on the owners and managers of four nightclubs after 17

May 25, 2021

Coconuts Jakarta - May 25, 2021

Authorities have arrested two men for their alleged roles in an online prostitution ring involving over a dozen teenagers in West Jakarta.

April 29, 2021

Coconuts Jakarta - April 29, 2021

Authorities have shuttered a RedDoorz budget hotel in Tebet, South Jakarta following a recent underage prostitution bust.

March 23, 2021

Jakarta Globe - March 23, 2021

Bayu Marhaenjati, Chairul Fikri, Jakarta – A hotel in Tangerang, Banten, has been sealed off by local officials and could face permanent closure after police arrested the owner for alle

March 19, 2021

Coconuts Jakarta - March 19, 2021

Police have arrested Indonesian adult model Cynthiara Alona, whose 2-star hotel in Tangerang City, Banten was identified as a hotbed for prostitution.

August 31, 2020

Coconuts Jakarta - August 31, 2020

Former air hostess Siwi Widi Purwanti has dropped the defamation charges against online whistleblower @digeeembok, who alleged that she is the mistress of a former airline executive in

August 21, 2020

July 30, 2020

Jakarta Post - July 30, 2020

Jakarta – The Tulangbawang Police in Lampung have arrested a married couple, identified as SU and SF, at their rented house in Warga Makmur Jaya village in Tulangbawang regency followi

April 22, 2020

Jakarta Post - April 22, 2020

Ivany Atina Arbi, Jakarta – The Women's Solidarity Network for Justice has started an online petition demanding the Garut High Court in West Java rule in favor of PA also known as V, a

March 4, 2020

Inter Press Service - March 4, 2020

Kanis Dursin, Jakarta – When her uncle offered her an opportunity to work in Jakarta almost a decade ago, the then 15-year-old Afra Burga Ambui immediately agreed and soon she was boar

February 17, 2020

Coconuts Jakarta - February 17, 2020

Prostitution veiled as contract weddings in the hilly resort town of Puncak has long been an open secret in the area, and a recent police bust shows that the practice is alive and well

February 11, 2020

Coconuts Jakarta - February 11, 2020

Police in North Jakarta busted an alleged underage prostitution ring involving girls as young as 14, an investigation into which uncovered depressing circumstances that forced the girl

February 6, 2020

Tempo - February 6, 2020

Budiarti Utami Putri, Dio Suhenda, Jakarta – The National Commission on Violence Against Women (Komnas Perempuan) stated that the raids on online commercial sex workers by Gerindra pol

Jakarta Post - February 6, 2020

Jakarta – Gerindra Party lawmaker Andre Rosiade's efforts to catch a prostitute in flagrante has drawn criticism from rights activists and watchdogs, who said that the West Sumatra pol

February 5, 2020

Coconuts Jakarta - February 5, 2020

Now we know prostitution totally exists, you guys, and we can thank one of our elected representatives for the enlightenment.