Indonesia human rights - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Indonesia human rights


What they don’t talk about when they talk about Papua

Oct 27, 2016 - 9:15 AM

Being a young female Indonesian myself I expected myself to celebrate Nara Masista Rakhmatia s UN General Assembly speech Instead I was gravely disappointed

Australian ambassador: Turning back boats with asylum seekers work

Feb 03, 2016 - 9:58 AM

We’re simply not going to allow people to travel through other countries whether it be Indonesia or Sri Lanka or wherever to get on a boat come to Australia and set up shop

REFUGE SEEKERS. Asylum seekers from Sri Lanka stand in their boat at a seaport in Cilegon, Banten, Indonesia, in 2009, looking to make their way to Australia. File photo by EPA

'PH influenced ASEAN members to help Rohingya'

Jun 01, 2015 - 8:01 AM

What was great about the Philippines making the offer was it was about humanitarian concern and not having a common religious identity

THE UNWANTED. Rohingya migrants jump to collect food supplies dropped by a Thai army helicopter from a boat drifting in Thai waters off the southern island of Koh Lipe in the Andaman sea on May 14, 2015. Photo by Christophe Archambault/AFP

Indonesian schoolgirl virginity test plan sparks outcry

Feb 11, 2015 - 9:04 PM

A local lawmaker proposed a regulation on good conduct that included forcing girls to pass a virginity test before they can complete high school

SCHOOLGIRLS. Indonesian high school students celebrate finishing the national exams by painting graffiti on their uniforms in April 2014. Photo by Romeo Gacad/AFP

Disharmonisasi pemerintah dan DPR soal RUU Komisi Kebenaran dan Rekonsiliasi

Dec 17, 2014 - 2:59 PM

Alangkah baiknya jika dalam pemerintahan 100 harinya kita dapat melihat sebuah komitmen nyata Jokowi dalam penyelesaian kasus HAM

MENCARI KEADILAN. Aktivis dan pegiat hak asasi meminta kasus pembunuhan Munir Said Thalib diusut tuntas. Munir sebelumnya ditemukan tewas dalam penerbangan Garuda jurusan Jakarta-Amsterdam  pada 2004 lalu. Para pegiat HAM curiga, Badan Intelejen Nasional (BIN) terlibat. Foto oleh Jewel Samad/AFP

The wRap Indonesia: Dec. 17, 2014

Dec 17, 2014 - 10:48 AM

Bank Indonesia steps in to prop up rupiah Jakarta motorbike trial ban begins the Justice Ministry s decision on Golkar and more

Indonesian rupiah. File photo by AFP

'The Look of Silence' and Indonesia’s dark mirror

Dec 10, 2014 - 4:04 PM

Like its prequel The Act of Killing Joshua Oppenheimer’s documentary The Look of Silence holds a mirror to its subjects and viewers who are forced to face a horrifying truth

The official poster of 'A Look of Silence', by award-winning director Joshua Oppenheimer. by

The wRap Indonesia: Dec. 10, 2014

Dec 10, 2014 - 12:20 PM

The opposition s u turn on the regional direct elections issue the roll out of 4G services in Indonesia celebration of human rights day and more

4G-ENABLED? Telkomsel has begun rolling out its 4G service in Indonesia. File photo by EPA

Indonesian police ‘virginity tests’ fit pattern of flagrant rights abuses

Dec 01, 2014 - 7:05 PM

Reform within the Indonesian police have been very slow with discriminatory ‘virginity testings’ and police torture and brutality still rampant

Female members of the Indonesian police force ride motorbikes as they mark Kartini Day in Jakarta on April 22, 2013. Photo by Adek Berry/AFP

The wRap Indonesia: Dec. 1, 2014

Dec 01, 2014 - 10:42 AM

Aburizal Bakrie s likely reelection as Golkar chairman the London mayor s visit to Jakarta criticisms of the parole of Munir Said Thalib s assassin and more

SUNDAY RIDE. Mayor of London, Boris Johnson (C), Indonesian President Joko Widodo (L), and Jakarta's Governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama (R) take part in Jakarta's car-free day on Sunday, November 30. Photo by Mast Irham/EPA

Sosok Munir dalam ingatan seorang gadis

Sep 14, 2014 - 10:00 AM

Kekerasan ketidakadilan keserakahan dan kebencian adalah musuh utama Munir dalam perjuangannya

SEPULUH TAHUN. Poster untuk mengenang wafatnya aktifis HAM Munir Said Thalib yang diracuni arsenik pada 7 September 2004. Foto oleh

Australia turns back asylum-seeker boat – report

Jan 07, 2014 - 10:27 AM

The Australian Broadcasting Corporation says a vessel carrying about 47 people mostly from Sudan and Somalia was forced back to Indonesian waters in mid December and later ran out of fuel

HOT. Noting the warmest year ever in recorded Australian history, scientists say this should be of concern.