Indonesia

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 ]

50 Years of Silence – An Embarrassment for Indonesia and the International Community
30 September 2015 6:00 pm

Today marks the 50th anniversary of the failed coup in Indonesia that sparked the mass-killings of 1965-1966. Over the course of a few months an estimated 500,000 to 1 million people lost their lives. In the following years millions more disappeared, were killed, arrested and imprisoned, while gross violations of human rights were rampant. The [ Read more ]

Jakarta Recommendations on Freedom of Expression in the Context of Religion
3 July 2015 5:38 pm

The Jakarta Recommendations are the outcome of discussions at a regional consultation on “Expression, Opinion and Religious Freedoms in Asia”, held in Jakarta, Indonesia on 3-5 June 2015. Over 140 people, comprised of experts, including the UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression, David Kaye, [ Read more ]

Oral Statement – HRC29: Follow up and Implementation of the Vienna Declaration and Program of Action
30 June 2015 11:46 am

29th Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council Item 8: Follow up and Implementation of the VDPA Oral Statement Delivered by R. Iniyan Ilango On behalf of the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) Monday, 29 June 2015 Mr. President, the Vienna Declaration and Program of Action (VDPA) makes several references to [ Read more ]

Asian civil society organizations concerned over scrapping of Indonesia’s direct local elections and suppression of freedom of assembly during Bali Democracy Forum
10 October 2014 7:06 pm

Statement in Conjunction with the 2014 Bali Civil Society Forum and Bali Democracy Forum Bali, Indonesia / 9 October 2014 The Asian Democracy Network (ADN) expresses our deep concern in solidarity with 11 Indonesian civil society organisations (CSOs) that the controversial passage of the Regional Elections Law by the National Assembly on 26 September 2014 is a serious [ Read more ]

Indonesian Government Must Address Impunity for Munir’s Assassination
12 September 2014 4:34 pm

12 September 2014 Mr. Joko Widodo The Elected President of Indonesia Transitional House (Rumah Transisi) Jl. Situbondo no.10 Menteng, Central Jakarta   Your Excellency, We write to you today to express our serious concern that ten years after the assassination of human rights defender Munir Said Thalib, the Government of Indonesia has yet to conduct [ Read more ]