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Indonesia chief justice arrested for corruption
October 3, 2013
The Indonesian Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) on Wednesday arrested the chief justice of the country's constitutional court for allegedly accepting over USD $250,000 in bribes. Akil Mochtar was elected as chief justice for a five-year term which began in August, and the money confiscated fr....... [more]

UN rights expert urges Indonesia to restrict use of death penalty
March 28, 2013
The UN Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial executions Christof Heyns on Monday urged the Indonesian government to restrict the use of capital punishment to comply with their international human rights obligations. On March 14, Malawian national Adami Wilson was executed by firing squad after being c....... [more]

UN rights experts urge Indonesia to amend bill regulating organizations
February 14, 2013
A group of UN human rights experts joined Thursday to urge Indonesia to amend a Bill on Mass Organizations that is currently being considered by the legislature. The proposed legislation would require organizations to register with the Ministry of Home Affairs and affirm that they believe in only on....... [more]

UN rights chief urges Indonesia to end discrimination
November 13, 2012
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay on Tuesday urged Indonesia to end violence and discrimination against Christians and Muslim minorities, such as Shiites. During her visit to Indonesia, Pillay met with several government officials and the judges on the country's Constitutional Court....... [more]

Indonesia cleric imprisoned for violating blasphemy law
July 12, 2012
An Indonesian court on Thursday sentenced a Shia cleric to two years in prison on blasphemy charges. Chief Judge Purnomo Amin Tjahjo of the Sampang district court announced the sentence of Tajul Muluk, whose teachings were deemed to have deviated from mainstream Islam resulting in "public anxiety" o....... [more]

Indonesia court sentences Bali bomber to 20 years
June 21, 2012
A five-judge panel for the West Jakarta district court in Jakarta, Indonesia, on Thursday sentenced Umar Patek to 20 years in prison for his role in several terrorist plots including the Jakarta church bombings in 2000 and the 2002 Bali nightclub bombing. Patek was found guilty of all charges for h....... [more]

Indonesia cleric was sentenced to 15 years in prison on terror conviction
June 16, 2012
On June 16, 2011, Indonesian cleric Abu Bakar Bashir was sentenced to 15 years in prison for his involvement with a terrorist training camp in the Indonesian province of Aceh. Bashir was found guilty of inciting terrorism in connection with the terrorist training camp, which was used to prepare Isla....... [more]

Indonesia conviction of peaceful activists draws international criticism
March 16, 2012
The Jayapura district court in Papua, Indonesia on Friday convicted five men of treason for declaring the province's independence and raising an outlawed separatist flag at a peaceful pro-independence rally in October. The men include the proclaimed president of West Papua, Forkorus Yaboisembut, and....... [more]

Indonesia high court reinstates 15-year sentence for radical cleric
February 27, 2012
The Supreme Court of Indonesia on Monday restored a 15-year prison sentence for radical Indonesian cleric Abu Bakar Bashir for his conviction on terrorism charges. Bashir appealed to the Supreme Court his conviction by the Jakarta High Court, which had reduced his prison sentence from 15 years to ni....... [more]

Indonesia trial begins for Bali nightclub bombing suspect
February 13, 2012
The first trial of alleged Indonesia bomber Umar Patek began Monday in the West Jakarta District Court over his role in several terrorist plots including the Jakarta church bombings in 2000 and the 2002 Bali nightclub bombing. Patek was arrested in Abbottabad, Pakistan, in 2011, just a few weeks be....... [more]

Indonesia parliament approves eminent domain bill
December 18, 2011
The Indonesian parliament approved a bill on Friday that gives the government eminent domain powers to seize land from individuals without their consent, as long as compensation is provided. Proponents of the bill argue that it will allow the government to increase infrastructure, leading to improv....... [more]




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