Radhiyya Indra, Jakarta – Activists and members of humanitarian organizations pointed out government shortcomings in tackling human trafficking during a seminar on Friday night, saying
Prostitution & Human Trafficking
September 26, 2023
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
Aisyah Llewellyn – How does someone come to sell a kidney? In Indonesia, the answer to that question can be complex.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Adi Renaldi – Juwita* thought she had met "the one" when she encountered Tio* on Facebook's Messenger app in 2019.
December 29, 2021
According to the police, one of the suspects, a 19-year-old ma
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
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
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
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
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
Authorities have shuttered a RedDoorz budget hotel in Tebet, South Jakarta following a recent underage prostitution bust.
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
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
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 – 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
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
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
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
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
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 – 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
Now we know prostitution totally exists, you guys, and we can thank one of our elected representatives for the enlightenment.
January 29, 2020
Vela Andapita, Jakarta – Following recent revelations of child prostitution in Jakarta and Depok of West Java, the National Child Protection Commission (KPAI) has called on the governm
January 22, 2020
Bayu Marhaenjati, Jakarta – The Jakarta Police have arrested six people for allegedly forcing underage girls to work as prostitutes in a cafe under horrific conditions, where each vict
January 20, 2020
After having failed to meet two police summons for a witness statement last week, Siwi Widi Purwanti, an air hostess who has been accused by a whistleblower of being a key figure in an
December 11, 2019
Following the huge Garuda Indonesia luxury goods smuggling scandal, which led to the dismissal of disgraced president director Ari Askhara, more scandalous allegations have been levele
October 28, 2019
Celestina Soares – The Director of BELUN Organization, Luis Ximenes said it is necessary to provide basic training to local authorities and the security agencies of the border areas, t
October 15, 2019
A man named Ridwan Solihin has been accused of the murder of a sex worker, identified by her initials OS (28), who was found dead in a hotel room in Karawang, West Java last Monday.