April 23, 2018
I am writing to you on behalf of the Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe (CCBE), which represents the bars and law societies of 45 countries, and through them more than 1 million European lawyers. The CCBE places great emphasis on respect for human rights and the rule of law, and is particularly concerned with the situation of human rights defenders around the world.
The CCBE would like to express its concern regarding the follow up given to the attack against lawyer Alldo Fellix Januardy, which occurred on 12 January 2016. Mr Januardy is an independent public interest lawyer at the Legal Aid Institute in Jakarta. The attack resulted in Mr Januardy having wounds on his eyebrow and chin, and damage to his goods. Mr Januardy was attacked by members of the Civil Service Police Unit and the Sub-District Head of Tebet, in Bukit Duri, South Jakarta, when he tried to negotiate
a suspension of a plan to forcefully evict his clients. The CCBE previously wrote to you concerning Mr Januardy on 9 June 2016 to ask that the assault against Alldo Fellix Januardy was fully and impartially investigated.
According to the latest information received, a recent decision was taken by the South Jakarta Police Office to terminate the investigation on the attack and mistreatment of Mr Januardy, without the persons responsible for his attack being tried and convicted.