Indonesia

Indonesia – Court should release environmental human rights defender
31 January 2018 6:13 pm

(31 January 2018, Bangkok) – The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) and its member, the Indonesian Legal Aid Foundation (YLBHI), strongly denounce the decision made by the District Court of Banyuwangi, East Java, to convict Heri Budiawan, also known as Budi Pego, for spreading communism. He was charged with violating article 107(a) [ Read more ]

From Our Members HRWG, ADHOC, Imparsial, KontraS, LBH Jakarta, PAHRA and Think Centre – Regional Conference ‘The Death Penalty and Most Serious Crimes in ASEAN’
20 December 2017 9:55 am

On 21 December 2017, the Coalition for the Abolitions of the Death Penalty in ASEAN (CAPDA) will hold its Annual Regional Conference ‘The Death Penalty and Most Serious Crimes in ASEAN’ at the Double Tree Hotel Jakarta. CADPA was set up by a number of NGOs in the region, including FORUM-ASIA members, HRWG, ADHOC, Imparsial, [ Read more ]

HRC36 Oral Statement on the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of Indonesia
22 September 2017 4:50 pm

36th Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council Item 6: Universal Periodic Review of Indonesia Oral Statement Delivered by Yuyun Wahyuningrum on behalf of Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) Thursday, 21 September 2017 Mr President, Human Rights Working Group (HRWG), on behalf of the Indonesia Civil Society Organisations Coalition for the [ Read more ]

From Our Member HRWG, Indonesia – Joint Stakeholder Report on Indonesian Civil Society Organisations on the List of Issue Prior to the International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers
28 August 2017 4:39 pm

FORUM-ASIA’s member from Indonesia, HRWG, along with Serikat Buruh Migran Indonesia (Indonesian Migrant Workers Union), LBH Jakarta (Jakarta Legal Aid Institute), Jaringan Buruh Migran (Migrant Workers Network), Migrant Institute, Migrant CARE, Solidaritas Perempuan (Women’s Solidarity For Human Rights), LPBH FAS (Legal Aid and Awareness Institute of Prosperous Justice Forum), published their joint stakeholder report on Indonesian Civil Society Organisations’ Report on [ Read more ]

From our Member, KontraS, Indonesia – Press Release on the Amendments of the Mass Organisations Laws
14 July 2017 10:54 am

Press Release – Regulation in lieu No. 2/2017: Government Insecurity of the Mass Organization and Sovereignty The Commission for the Disappeared and Victims of Violence (KontraS) strongly protest with the establishment of the Regulation in lieu No. 2/2017 regarding the alteration of the Law No. 17/2013 regarding Mass Organization. This Regulation in lieu already shown [ Read more ]

ANNI Members Update, National Commission on Human Rights (Komnas HAM) and Institute for Policy Research and Advocacy (ELSAM) – National Action Plan on Business and Human Rights
21 June 2017 11:43 am

National Commission on Human Rights (Komnas HAM) and Institute for Policy Research and Advocacy (ELSAM) launched the National Action Plan On Business and Human Rights. The National Action Plan for Business and Human Rights is a national instrument for implementing the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights at the national level. Business [ Read more ]

From our Member AJI, Indonesia – AJI Condemns the Intimidation of Netizens by the Islamic Defenders Front (FPI)
29 May 2017 4:34 pm

The Alliance of Independent Journalists (AJI) strongly condemns all forms of intimidation, violence, and restriction of freedom of expression which has recently been frequently perpetrated by the Islamic Defenders Front (FPI). Members of FPI had come to personal residences of media users accused of publishing derogatory posts against Rizieq Shihab, the organisation’s grand mufti. By [ Read more ]

From our Member KontraS, Indonesia – Kampung Melayu Terminal Bombing: Balancing Detection System and Accountability Standards is the Key
25 May 2017 1:31 pm

The Commission for the Disappeared and Victims of Violence (KontraS) regrets the bombing that occurred in Kampung Melayu Terminal, Jakarta. The explosion that occurred on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 affected to 4 persons dead and dozens with injuries, three of the dead victims were from the police institution, and the other one still being unknown [ Read more ]

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 ]

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 ]