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Silent protest: A woman covered in mud stages a protest during the commemoration of Human Rights Day. ... All 10 ASEAN countries have dismal civic space ratings, with five countries identified as “obstructed” (Indonesia, Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei) three as “repressed” (Thailand, Myanmar, ...
Indonesian President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo visited his country's easternmost Papua province on Thursday, two months after a ... his failure to fulfilling his pledge to resolve the human rights violations in the insurgency-hit eastern province, local human rights activists told BenarNews on Thursday. “If Jokowi ...

JAKARTA — A highly contentious set of revisions to Indonesia's Criminal Code threatens to undermine the fight against environmental offenders and polluters, ... But overshadowed by the furor over the looming rollback of personal freedoms and human rights are provisions that appear to weaken existing ...
Indonesian government rejected the proposal with strong assurances that it would provide justice for atrocities committed by its nationals. So it is fair for some to see the establishment of Indonesia's Human Rights Court as a political move by the government at that time, in order to avoid scrutiny by the ...
In 2011, the execution of an Indonesian migrant worker prompted Indonesia to recall its ambassador and to begin a moratorium halting the placement of Indonesian migrant workers in the informal sector in Saudi ... Swathes of outraged activists have called the execution a blatant violation of human rights.
Indonesia should release these four people and protect the public from marauding vigilantes who target vulnerable minorities. ... bear responsibility for the killings of 14 demonstrators in Gaza and the injuring of hundreds on March 30, 2018, says Human Rights Watch in new research released on Tuesday.

JAKARTA: Women's rights activists in Indonesia are pushing President Joko Widodo to issue a presidential regulation that will make child marriage ... She said Widodo responded “positively” to the proposal after they explained to him that child marriage could deny children their basic human rights and ...
TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Former philosophy lecturer at the University of Indonesia Rocky Gerung, along with several human rights activists, released a declaration on logical thinking today at the De `Panna House, Menteng in Central Jakarta. Rocky was recently reported to the police by the Cyber Indonesia ...
Though Jokowi appears personally committed to Indonesian democracy, he has often been hesitant to push for improving the human rights climate, and in the past year he has increasingly relied on a group of former army generals as top advisors, worrying rights activists concerned about the military's ...
Wiranto oversaw the TNI during 1998 and 1999 and student and human rights activists across the country argued that scrutiny over his role should come alongside broader reconciliation with deaths during the violent post-Suharto period, which allegedly involved military forces. But the move paid off quickly ...
A court in Indonesia has sentenced an anti-mine activist to 10 months in jail on a rarely used charge of promoting communism. ... JAKARTA — Environmental and human rights activists are up in arms over the jailing of a prominent anti-mine protester by an Indonesian court — the latest victim of local ...
The spectacle would hardly be amusing, however, to anyone familiar with the Indonesian military's human rights violations, especially the record of its special ... in abductions and enforced disappearances of student activists in 1997-98, and the murder of the Papuan activist and leader Theys Eluay in 2001.
Activists from the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) carry placards during a demonstration in Islamabad, Pakistan on October 10, 2015. ... This week's visit by Indonesia President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo to Pakistan may determine how Zulfiqar Ali spends his final days – on death row in ...
(New York) – The Malaysian government cracked down on activists and opposition politicians critical of the government in 2017, Human Rights Watch ... In May, a court sentenced activist Lena Hendry to pay a fine of RM10,000 (US$2,062) or face a year in prison for arranging to show the documentary film ...
Third and most importantly, the man who became Indonesia's most talked-about political figure on Twitter last year could benefit from a generational shift ... His conviction was challenged not only by human rights activists, but also a number of Muslim scholars who believed he had done nothing wrong.
Indonesia's government has been criticized worldwide of late for the arrests of several people who have been accused of posting false information, insulting comments about the president, and remarks that are deemed slanderous. Human rights activists and defenders of democracies have challenged the ...
His conviction was challenged by human rights activists, but a number of Muslim scholars also believed he had done nothing wrong. Ahok accepted his conviction and dropped any legal attempts to have it overturned. This does not mean that he has admitted guilt, and if anything, it could send the right message to Muslim ...

The petition also called for the appointment of a special representative to investigate human rights abuses but was ultimately rebuffed by the UN's decolonisation committee because West Papua was outside its mandate. There are frequent reports of mass arrests and violence by Indonesian police and ...
Last week an activist famous in Indonesia for peacefully advocating for the independence of the country's Papua and West Papua provinces, Filep Karma, ... Karma, who always wears the Morning Star symbol of West Papua independence on his shirt, was detained by a uniformed Indonesian Armed Forces ...
Activists in Indonesia are warily celebrating the Constitutional Court's narrow rejection last week of a conservative group's petition to ban gay and ... among 141 gay men detained at a raid last May on the Atlantis Gym and Sauna, a move that drew criticism from the international human rights community.
Human rights activists in Indonesia have gained a brief respite after the Constitutional Court on December 14 narrowly rejected a petition to alter the ... for the judicial review put forward arguments that the law as it currently stands does not reflect the religious values or morals that exist in Indonesian society.
While reports of thousands dying in the Philippine streets at the hands of vigilantes and overreaching police shocked human rights activists across the world, for Indonesia's law enforcement it appeared to offer new policy ideas, with officials at times making comparisons between the cases. By July 2017 ...
Indonesian prosecutors are seeking a seven-year prison sentence for an environmental activist for allegedly raising pro-communist banners while ... Those targeted were suspected members of the Communist Party of Indonesia (PKI) and ethnic Chinese, as well as trade unionists, teachers, activists, and ...
Human rights defenders are understandably disappointed with the Nov. ... is harassing human rights activists, curtailing dissent and freedom of expression, ... Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, ...
Since then, Bangladesh, Cambodia, India and Indonesia have been safe ... Reports made by labor rights activists, human rights defenders and ...
The prize, which she shared with fellow human rights activist, lawyer ... Norway'sRafto prize is given to the human rights activists in the memory of Prof ... She visited Philippines (2000), Thailand (2002), Indonesia (2003), ...
Shen Narayanasamy, a human rights campaigner for the activist group ... from attempting the dangerous ocean crossing from Indonesia.
Since then, Bangladesh, Cambodia, India and Indonesia have been safe ... Reports made by labor rights activists, human rights defenders and ...
JAKARTA, Indonesia — Indonesian anticorruption officers have arrested ... Amid an outcry from antigraft activist groups, the anticorruption agency ... that his arrest violated Indonesian law and international human rights norms, ...
In 1965-66, the Indonesian military, paramilitary groups, and Muslim militias ... of Indonesia, ethnic Chinese, trade unionists, teachers, activists, ...
Human rights activists the world over, including some lawmakers in the ... Brunei, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam, Philippines, Laos, ...
In a move that has earned praise from human rights activists, courts have ... Every Indonesian citizen must have an ID card, and a 2013 law ...
“ASEAN is not a safe place for human rights activists and defenders, ... of Indonesian Legal Aid Foundation, a civil society group in Indonesia.
Before his death, Gomes and other activists had been preparing for a visit by a ... Official visits from outside the territory were rare under Indonesian rule, and few ... the UN special rapporteur on human rights and torture, who was visiting Dili, refused ... The Santa Cruz massacre was not Indonesia's final atrocity in East Timor ...
Paradise Papers Add to Indonesian To-Do List for Asset Recovery ... But in Indonesia, the revelations have come during a year of aggressive ... the kidnappings of pro-democracy activists in 1997 and 1998. ... Andreas Harsono, a former journalist and current researcher with Human Rights Watch in Jakarta.
Indonesia has long required all citizens to practice only state-recognized ... religions, in a move activists welcomed as a "new chapter for religious freedom. ... only six religions," said Andreas Harsono of Human Rights Watch.
On 16 and 17 September 2017 a group of activists and victims organised ... Hukum Indonesia (Indonesian Legal Aid Foundation, YLBHI) in Jakarta. .... YLBHI human rights lawyers argued that this was a violation of the right of ...
Indonesia is home to the biggest Muslim population in the world and ... While many secular groups and human rights activists support the ...
Activists and victims of human rights abuses hold a silent protest every ... Widodo was sworn in as Indonesia's 7th president on Oct 20, 2014 ...
Indonesian Armed Forces chief Nurmantyo has no human rights blemish. ... incident has caused a diplomatic tiff between Indonesia and the US, the ... of pro-democracy activists in the final years of president Suharto's rule.
Aceh is the only one out of Indonesia's 34 provinces that are allowed (through ... offences that do not exist in the Indonesian national criminal code. ... According to human rights watch activist and researcher Andreas Harsono ...
Human rights activists fear the worst for Indonesia's 'shoot-on-sight' ... [by the police?],” asks Indonesian Ombudsman commissioner Adrianus ...
US Telegram Reveals Brutality of 1965 Indonesian Papua Massacre ... showing US government knowledge of the mass killings in Indonesia in 1965-66. ... and ethnic Chinese, as well as trade unionists, teachers, activists, and artists. ... for human rights abuses by Indonesian security forces in that region.
Men rounded up by the police in Jakarta, Indonesia, this week. ... Egyptian human rights activists, who say the government has arrested more than ... The Indonesian police arrested 50 people at a sauna in the capital, Jakarta, ...
Tomorrow, October 10, is World Day Against the Death Penalty, and human rights activists in Indonesia used the opportunity to highlight an ...
Indonesian police in Jakarta raided a sauna popular with gay men on ... Anti-LGBT incidents across Indonesia have significantly increased since a ... for all human rights defenders,” including LGBT activists, and implement ...
Human Rights Watch says anti-LGBT incidents have significantly increased ... agenda," prominent Indonesian gay activist Dede Oetomo told Fairfax Media. ... marriage, which honestly us activists don't think will come any time soon." ... Homosexuality is legal in Indonesia, except in the ultra-conservative ...
At this point, roughly two months into an Indonesian military campaign that would ... Simpson, director of the National Security Archive's Indonesia/East Timor Documentation .... Human rights activists applauded the release.
Lee Ming-cheh, second from left, an activist from Taiwan, in court in the ... Human Rights Watch recently reported that China was blocking the work of ... And countries as varied as Armenia, Cambodia, Indonesia, Kenya, Spain ...
United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein. ... But as Chennai-based human rights activist Henri Tiphagne found through ... Israel, Chile, Burkina Faso, Russia, Denmark, Indonesia, Estonia.


 

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