• Indonesia: Missed Opportunities to Protect Rights

    Indonesia: Missed Opportunities to Protect Rights


    (Jakarta) – Indonesian President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s first year in office produced a mixed record on human rights that lacked major initiatives to tackle the worst abuses, Human Rights Watch said today in its World Report 2016. In the 659-page World Report 2016, its 26th edition, Human Rights Watch reviews human rights practices in more ... ...


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  • Govt should not rely on  MUI fatwa in handling Gafatar

    Govt should not rely on MUI fatwa in handling Gafatar


    The government should adhere to the 1945 Constitution in handling the Fajar Nusantara Movement (Gafatar), an organization allegedly involved in recent missing person cases, and not issue any related regulations based on a fatwa from the Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI), human rights activists have said. Setara Institute deputy chairman Bonar Tigor Naipospos said since Gafatar ... ...


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  • Local Administrations Main Violators of Religious Freedom


    President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has not delivered on his promise to protect religious freedom, according to human rights advocacy group the Setara Institute. The organization estimates that cases of religious intolerance metastasized by more than 50 percent in 2015 in comparison with 2014. In its report on religious intolerance, the Setara Institute recorded 197 cases ... ...


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  • Setara Institute: Terrorism Stems from Intolerance

    Setara Institute: Terrorism Stems from Intolerance


    TEMPO.CO, Jakarta – Hendardi, chairman of human rights advocacy group Setara Institute, said that terrorism is final result intolerance. Therefore, Hendardi called for intolerant behavior to be eliminated. “I invite all elements of society to continuously reject intolerance,” said Hendardi on Monday, January 18, 2016. Bonar Tigor Naipospos, researcher of Setara Institute, said that intolerance ... ...


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  • Jakarta attacks a clear warning to Australians on travel risks

    Jakarta attacks a clear warning to Australians on travel risks


    THE deadly Islamic State attacks in Indonesia are merely a precursor for what’s to come in the world’s most populous Muslim nation. Our closest northern neighbour is preparing for further terror attacks in the capital as well as the tourist hotspot, Bali. Just as we did after the 2002 Bali bombings that killed 202 people ... ...


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