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Indonesia’s Parliament Passes Repressive New Penal Code
December 06, 2022

Indonesia’s Parliament Passes Repressive New Penal Code

By Sebastian Strangio
The passage came as protests against the new code erupted across the archipelago.

Indonesia Set to Pass Controversial New Criminal Code This Month
December 05, 2022

Indonesia Set to Pass Controversial New Criminal Code This Month

By Sebastian Strangio
The code will outlaw sex and cohabitation before marriage, and ban insults against the president and state institutions.
Prominent Papuan Independence Activist Reported Dead After Drowning
November 02, 2022

Prominent Papuan Independence Activist Reported Dead After Drowning

By Sebastian Strangio
A longtime proponent of non-violence, Filep Karma spent years calling for "a dignified dialogue with the Indonesian government."

Indonesia Shuts Down Bar Chain Following Blasphemy Controversy
June 30, 2022

Indonesia Shuts Down Bar Chain Following Blasphemy Controversy

By Sebastian Strangio
Blasphemy prosecutions have become more common over the past two decades, undermining Indonesia's reputation as a moderate Islamic state.

Indonesian Governor in Papua Casts Doubt on Plan for New Provinces: Report
May 30, 2022

Indonesian Governor in Papua Casts Doubt on Plan for New Provinces: Report

By Sebastian Strangio
The plan to break Papua and West Papua into five provinces has spurred widespread protests in the eastern region.

Indonesian Minister Pledges to Safeguard Religious Minorities
January 04, 2021

Indonesian Minister Pledges to Safeguard Religious Minorities

By Sebastian Strangio
The promise follows the banning of the Islamic Defenders Front, which advances a strict, austere definition of Islam.

Seeking a Viable Alternative to Indonesia’s Blasphemy Laws
September 22, 2020

Seeking a Viable Alternative to Indonesia’s Blasphemy Laws

By Desi Hanara
Instead of criminalizing blasphemy, Indonesia should focus on penalizing incitement to discrimination, hostility, and violence.
The Indonesian Government Needs to Step Up Its Commitment to Human Rights
February 06, 2020

The Indonesian Government Needs to Step Up Its Commitment to Human Rights

By Fadhilah Fitri Primandari
Jokowi was elected in part due to his promises on human rights, but there has been little concrete progress over the past five years.

West Papua’s Quest for Independence
July 25, 2019

West Papua’s Quest for Independence

By Olivia Tasevski
50 years since the so-called Act of Free Choice, an independent West Papua is closer but still elusive.

Human Rights Overlooked as Indonesia's Presidential Election Nears
January 30, 2019

Human Rights Overlooked as Indonesia's Presidential Election Nears

By Usman Hamid
Both candidates were largely silent on past and current human rights issues in the country.

Timor-Leste Remembers Indonesia’s Slain Human Rights Hero
September 07, 2018

Timor-Leste Remembers Indonesia’s Slain Human Rights Hero

By Bikash Kumar Bhattacharya
Timorese victims of Indonesian occupation speak of murdered human rights defender Munir Said Thalib.
Indonesia’s Human Rights After 20 Years of Reformasi
May 21, 2018

Indonesia’s Human Rights After 20 Years of Reformasi

By Usman Hamid
Despite progress, human rights are still under threat.

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