September 25, 2017

Urgent Action: Victim Of Acid Attack Faces Defamation (Indonesia: UA 217.17)


Novel Baswedan, a human rights defender and prominent investigator for the independent Corruption Eradication Commission, is facing criminal defamation proceedings for an email he wrote as a union representative. These charges come five months after he suffered an acid attack in Jakarta of which there has been no progress.

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Novel Baswedan, a human rights defender and prominent investigator for the independent Corruption Eradication Commission, is facing criminal defamation proceedings for an email he wrote as a union representative. These charges come five months after he suffered an acid attack in Jakarta of which there has been no progress.

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

  • Immediately conduct a prompt, thorough and impartial investigation into the acid attack against Novel Baswedan and bring suspected perpetrators to justice according to international fair trial standards;
  • Immediately stop the harassment of anti-corruption activists and human rights defenders in Indonesia and ensure that they are able to peacefully carry out their work without fear;
  • Repeal or amend all provisions in the Electronic and Information Transaction Law which impose unjustified restrictions on the right to freedom of expression, and ensure that none of its provisions allow criminal sanctions for defamation.

Contact these two officials by 5 November, 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
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