Indonesia

From our Member YLBHI, Indonesia – Condemning the Inhumane Act of Detention Against the Gay Community in Atlantis Gym & Sauna
22 May 2017 2:23 pm

Joint Statement Condemning the Inhumane Act of Detention Against the Gay Community in Atlantis Gym & Sauna The Advocacy Coalition for Violence Against Gender and Sexual Minority Groups has been accompanying the unlawful detention of around 144 customers of Atlantis & Sauna on 21 May 2017 at 20.00. The raid was done by Operational Office of [ Read more ]

From our Member AJI, Indonesia – AJI Strongly Protests Expulsion of Eight Foreign Journalists from Jakarta and Papua
17 May 2017 6:00 pm

Whilst Indonesia played host for World Press Freedom Day (WPFD) May 3, not all foreign journalists are welcomed with open arms to the country. A few days following the world class event, Indonesian immigration authority had expelled eight foreign journalists who were reporting in the country. Two were driven out of Jakarta, the other six [ Read more ]

Sentencing of Ahok attack on Fundamental Freedoms in Indonesia
9 May 2017 7:38 pm

(Bangkok, 9 May 2017) – The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) is deeply concerned over the sentencing today of Jakarta’s Governor, Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, also known as Ahok, to two years in jail on charges of blasphemy. His jailing is an attack on fundamental freedoms, particularly the rights to freedom of expression [ Read more ]

From our Member HRWG, Indonesia – Response to Indonesian UPR Session in UN Human Rights Council
3 May 2017 4:14 pm

Geneva, 3 May 2017: Indonesian civil society expresses its greatest appreciation to the Government of Indonesia which has exhibited its commitment to cooperate openly and dialogically with the international human rights mechanism by attending the Universal Periodic Review Session (UPR) at the UN Human Rights Council on May 3, 2017. The UPR meeting was attended [ Read more ]

From our Member KontraS, Indonesia – KontraS Response on the 3rd Cycle UPR for Indonesia – Human Rights Facts that Many Covered by the Government of Indonesia in Geneva
3:40 pm

Jakarta, 3 May 2017: The Commission for the Disappeared and Victims of Violence (KontraS) has been monitoring the third round of the Universal Periodic Review for Indonesia on Wednesday, May 3, 2017. The process that we follow from Jakarta, Indonesia does not seem to indicate the spirit of human rights diplomacy. The UPR led by three [ Read more ]

Twelve years after Munir’s assassination still no real answers
7 September 2016 7:00 pm

(Bangkok, 7 September 2016) – Twelve years since the killing of prominent human rights defender, Munir Said Thalib, the Indonesian Government still has failed to take any concrete action to solve his assassination. The person who put the poison into Munir’s cup has served his time in prison, but it remains unknown who the mastermind [ Read more ]

Open Letter to the President of Indonesia – Indonesian Government Should Respect the Right to Freedom of Expression and Opinion and Stop the Criminalisation of Mr. Haris Azhar
22 August 2016 11:52 am

22 August 2016 To: His Excellency President Joko Widodo CC: Chief of National Police of Republic Indonesia Markas Besar Polisi Republik Indonesia (Polri) National Military Forces Commander of Republic Indonesia Markas Besar Tentara Republik Indonesia (TNI) National Narcotics Agency of Republic Indonesia Badan Narkotika Nasional (BNN) Re: Indonesian Government Should Respect the Right to Freedom [ Read more ]

Learning from Transitional Justice Initiatives in South East Asia
3 August 2016 5:22 pm

The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) along with The Commission for the Disappeared and Victims of Violence (KontraS) – Indonesia, Hak Association – Timor-Leste, Asia Justice and Rights (AJAR) – Timor-Leste, Asosiasaun Chega ba Ita (ACbIT) – Timor-Leste, Burma Partnership, Task Force Detainees of Philippines (TFDP) – Philippines and Solidarity for ASEAN [ Read more ]

Indonesia – Halt the new round of executions in Indonesia for drug-related offenses
28 July 2016 6:51 pm

  São Paulo, July 27th 2016  To:   His Excellency President Joko Widodo Istana Merdeka Jakarta 10110 Republic of Indonesia   Cc:  Ambassador Toto Riyanto, Ambassador of the Republic of Indonesia in Brasilia, Brazil Ambassador Yusra Khan, Ambassador of the Republic of Indonesia in Mexico City, Mexico Ambassador Rizali Wilmar Indrakesuma, Ambassador of the Republic [ Read more ]

HRC32 Oral Statement – Thematic Report by the High Commissioner, General Debate
22 June 2016 11:14 am

32nd Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council Item 2: Thematic reports by the High Commissioner – General Debate Oral Statement Delivered by Rosanna Ocampo On behalf of the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) Tuesday, 21 June 2016 Mr. President, FORUM-ASIA welcomes the High Commissioner’s practical recommendations for the creation and [ Read more ]