Indonesia

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 ]

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 ]

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 ]