September 19, 2017

Urgent Action: Offices Of Human Rights Defenders Attacked (Indonesia: UA 215.17)


Staff of the Indonesian and Jakarta Legal Institutes were threatened by violent ‘anti-communist’ protesters outside their offices. The organizations have since closed due to concerns for the safety of their staff. Indonesian authorities must take action to protect them and ensure that these human rights defenders are able to continue their work.

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Staff of the Indonesian and Jakarta Legal Institutes were threatened by violent ‘anti-communist’ protesters outside their offices. The organizations have since closed due to concerns for the safety of their staff. Indonesian authorities must take action to protect them and ensure that these human rights defenders are able to continue their work.

1) TAKE ACTION
Write a letter, send an email, call, fax or tweet:

  • In consultation and agreement with the Office of the Indonesian and Jakarta Legal Aid Institute, promptly implement measures to guarantee their safety and enable the continuation of their legitimate work at their office; and
  • Promptly open an impartial, thorough and effective investigation into the threats and attacks against the Office of the Indonesian and Jakarta Legal Aid Institute.

Contact these two officials by 30 October 2017:

Head of National Police
General Pol. H.M. Tito Karnavian
National Police Headquarters
Jl. Trunojoyo No.3, Kebayoran Baru
Jakarta Selatan 12110 Indonesia
Twitter: @DivHumasPolri
Fax: +62 (0)21 7200 669/ 721 8741
Email: [email protected]
Salutation: Dear General

Ambassador Budi Bowoleksono, Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia
2020 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Washington DC 20036
Phone: 202.775.5200
Twitter: @KBRIWashDC
Salutation: Dear Ambassador

2) LET US KNOW YOU TOOK ACTION
Click here to let us know if you took action on this case! This is Urgent Action 215.17
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