September 3, 2014
by Taylor Gillan
Leaders of Singapore and Indonesia on Wednesday signed a treaty establishing their territorial boundaries in the eastern part of the Strait of Singapore. According to Singapore's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the agreement is a demonstration of how the two countries have been able to work together ...[read more]
August 22, 2014
by Bradley McAllister
Indonesia's highest court, the Indonesian Constitutional Court, ruled on Thursday that results from last month's democratic presidential election naming Joko Widodo as the country's president elect will stand. The court ruled unanimously to uphold Widodo's victory by a 6 percent margin over ...[read more]
May 12, 2014
by Nicholas Tomsho
The Indonesian Constitutional Court (MK) on Monday established three panels to review disputes regarding the country's April 9 legislative elections. The MK and the General Elections Commission (KPU) formed the panels in expectation of challenges to the election results, announced by the KPU on ...[read more]
October 3, 2013
by Theresa Donovan
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 ...[read more]
March 28, 2013
by Elizabeth LaForgia
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 ...[read more]
February 14, 2013
by Keith Herting
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 ...[read more]
November 13, 2012
by Sarah Posner
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 ...[read more]
July 12, 2012
by Dan Taglioli
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" ...[read more]
June 21, 2012
by Sung Un Kim
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 ...[read more]
June 16, 2012
by Cynthia Miley
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 ...[read more]

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