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INDONESIA: Opening remarks by UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein at a press conference during his mission to Indonesia

A Press Release from the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights forwarded by the Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) Bahasa I would like to begin by thanking President Joko Widodo and the Government o...

INDONESIA: Army Personnel Tortured Indigenous Papuan Man to Death

Dear Friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received the following information. It comes from the Commission for the Disappeared and Victims of Violence (KontraS), a prominent national ...

INDONESIA: Criminal justice reforms and human rights accountability urgently needed

An Open Letter from the Asian Human Rights Commission to United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Mr. Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Office of the U...

INDONESIA: Environment in Talang Mountain must be protected while law enforcement must be fair and objective

Dear Friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information from the Padang Legal Aid (LBH Padang) about a Geothermal project plan to be developed in the area of Talang Mountain, W...

INDONESIA: Papua faces health emergency

The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is concerned about the health crisis facing Asmat regency in Papua, Indonesia. So far, 68 children have died from measles and serious malnutrition in Asmat. As...

INDONESIA: Resident of Taliabu Island tortured to death in military post

Dear Friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information from the Commission for the Disappeared and Victims of Violence (KontraS), a national human rights organization, and Mar...

INDONESIA: Student activist victim of brutal attack by police officer

Dear Friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information from the Indonesian Nationalist Students Movement (GMNI), branch office of East Nusa Tenggara Province (NTT), about a po...

INDONESIA: National Commission on Human Rights Must Investigate the Sape Bima Case

The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has learned about an alleged case of crimes against humanity. It took place on 24 December 2011 in Sape Port, Lambu sub-district, Bima Regency, West Nusa Tengg...

INDONESIA: Danamon Bank Labor Activists criminally charged and detained after organizing a peaceful protest

Dear Friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information from the Danamon Bank Labor Union about two situations. The First is information related with the criminalization and de...

INDONESIA: Human rights merely acknowledged, not yet protected

On the occasion of international human rights day, the Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) observes the major human rights issues of concern in Indonesia. Impunity and a fragile criminal justice syst...

INDONESIA: Development of Kulon Progo Airport continues despite lack of Environmental Permit and rampant violence

Dear Friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information about two important situations. First, there was a brutal attack against local community members and student activists i...

INDONESIA: Critics Using Meme Against Public Authority is Part of Freedom of Expression

The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has learned about the following situation. Mr. Setya Novanto, speaker and Chairman of the House of Representatives, was summoned by the KPK(the Corruption Erad...

INDONESIA: Journalist in Timika, Papua brutally attacked by police officers

Dear Friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information regarding the brutal attack against Mr. Saldi Hermanto, a journalist in Timika, Papua. He was attacked by the police aft...

INDONESIA: Local community in Sanghiang Island victim of land grabbing and fabricated case

Dear Friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information from Banten People Legal Aid (LBH Rakyat Banten) about land grabbing and a fabricated case against the local community o...

INDONESIA: Peaceful protesters in Slamet Mountain brutally attacked and dispersed by the Police

Dear Friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received the following information from our local partner. Violence and a brutal attack were carried out by Police Officers and the Civil Ser...

INDONESIA: Anti Communist mob forcibly dispersed access to rights workshop

Dear Friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information about the forced dissolution of a national workshop on access to economic, social and cultural rights for victims and fa...

INDONESIA: Police officers in South Aceh involved in fabrication of charges and extortion

Dear Friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information about a fabricated case lodged by police officers of the South Aceh Police Office and Sawang Police Office in South Aceh...

INDONESIA: Human Rights merely a NORM under three years of President Widodo

The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has learned that the three years Indonesia has been under President Joko Widodo and Vice President Jusuf Kalla’s administration, October 2014 – October...

INDONESIA: Police brutally attack journalist of Banten Post

Dear Friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information from Banten People Legal Aid (LBH Rakyat Banten) about the brutal attack and illegal arrest of Mr. Panji Bahari, a journ...

INDONESIA: Student in West Papua tortured and ill-treated by police officers

Dear Friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information from our local partner in Papua about the torture and ill-treatment of a high school student, Yunus Manauri, in Teluk Wo...