Category Archives: Indonesia

Time to stop criminalizing beliefs in Indonesia

By Rupert Abbott, Amnesty International’s research director for Southeast Asia and the Pacific Indonesia has come a long way on human rights since the end of the Suharto era. But despite the progress, there have been some serious setbacks over … Continue reading

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A decade of injustice – time to find Munir’s real killers

By Papang Hidayat, Amnesty International’s Indonesia researcher Yesterday marked exactly 10 years since Indonesia lost one of its most courageous and compassionate voices — Munir Said Thalib. On 7 September 2004, Munir, as he was affectionately known, was slipped arsenic … Continue reading

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Indonesia: No longer a haven of religious tolerance

Indonesia has long been seen as a “haven of tolerance” but today, religious freedom is slowly being eroded. Amnesty’s Papang Hidayat travelled to Indonesia to find out more. Whistling while praying, claiming to be a prophet or receiving a revelation … Continue reading

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Halting exploitation of Indonesian domestic workers in Hong Kong

By Mabel Au, Director of Amnesty International Hong Kong. Troubling as tales of abuse of migrant domestic workers are, it is rare for them to hit the headlines. And when they do – like the horrific abuse of Kartika, who … Continue reading

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In Aceh there is peace but no justice

By Olof Blomqvist, Asia-Pacific Press Officer at Amnesty International, who recently returned from Indonesia Simpang KKA was once known as a junction near a paper and pulp mill in Aceh, a region on the northern part of Indonesia’s Sumatra Island. … Continue reading

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