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Indonesia: Termination of the investigation on the attack of lawyer Alldo Fellix Januardy

April 23, 2018

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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.




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Indonesia: Lawyer, lecturer, residents arrested after land skirmish

March 19, 2018

Lawyer, lecturer, residents arrested after land skirmish

A lawyer, a university lecturer and seven residents were arrested by the police after a clash that followed a land execution order in Banggai regency, Central Sulawesi, on Monday.

Lawyer Julianer Aditia Warman and Universitas Muhammadiyah Luwuk lecturer Ade Putra were accused of provoking residents to defy the police and military personnel, said Banggai Police chief Adj. Sr. Comr. Heru Pramukarno.

The seven residents — Edwar Steven, Amran Saputra, Raden Mushodi, Suwardian Amir, Atis, Salmin and Tamrin — were arrested for allegedly throwing stones at the police and the military personnel, he added. The police also claimed the residents were armed with Molotov cocktails and sharp weapons.

Muhammad Sidik Djatola, a lawyer, said Julianer was arrested after a press conference. “He was there as the residents’ lawyer. There was no reason for the police to take him.”

Human rights and environmental activists in Palu said they would protest against the land execution and the arrests. The lawyers claimed the land execution, which was ordered by the Luwuk District Court, was flawed. They said the order originated from a dispute that did not involve the protesting residents’ lands.

Before his arrest, Julianer said the dispute was over 600 square meters of land. The title holder submitted a land execution request to the court for 6 hectares land and the court issued the order, he added.




Indonesia: Pursue Investigation of Maltreatment and Ensure Protection of Mr. Alldo Felix Januardy | Joint Letter

January 29, 2018

Lawyers for Lawyers and Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada write to express their concern about the termination of investigation of the maltreatement of Mr. Alldo Fellix Januardy (Pretrial Case Number 04/Pid.Prap/2018/PN.JKT.SEL). Alldo Fellix Januardy is an independent public interest lawyer at the Legal Aid Institute (LBH) in Jakarta. LBH provides legal aid to the poor and marginalized people in Indonesia, including people in slum areas in Jakarta who face forced eviction by the government.

Alldo Fellix Januardy was maltreated by members of the Civil Service Police Unit during a forced eviction in Bukit Duri, Tebet, South Jakarta on 12 January 2016, following his effort to negotiate a suspension of the plan to forcefully evict his clients. The Administrative District Court was still to issue a ruling on the legality of the eviction. Furthermore, the people of Bukit Duri were still awaiting the outcome of an audience with the Municipal Council. Alldo Fellix Januardy requested the members of the Civil Service Police Unit and the Sub-District Head of Tebet to await the outcome of the legal process before taking any actions. Instead of accepting this legitimate request, members of the Civil Service Police Unit and the Sub-District Head of Tebet attacked Alldo Fellix Januardy, resulting in wounds on his eyebrow and chin, and damage to his goods.





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Indonesia: The Foundation of the Indonesian Legal Aid Institute Raided and Attacked

September 19, 2017


On 17 September 2017, thousands of anti-communist demonstrators surrounded and besieged the office of the Foundation of the Indonesian Legal Aid Institute (YLBHI) in Jakarta, on false allegations that a gathering held inside the building was attended by supporters of the former Indonesian Communist Party. On 16 September 2017, police raided the same premises to cancel an event held by Jakarta Legal Aid to discuss human rights violations which occurred during the mass killings in 1965-1966, which targeted communist sympathisers. The YLBHI office was sealed by the police on 18 September, and lawyers from Jakarta Legal Aid have been prevented from entering the building.

On 17 September 2017, at roughly 9:30pm the headquarters of the Foundation of the Indonesian Legal Aid Institute were attacked by anti-communist protesters. The protesters wrongly believed that an event at the YLBHI was a gathering of supporters of the Indonesian Communist Party, which was banned in 1966. The YLBHI was holding a discussion and musical performance to protest against the dispersal of the Jakarta Legal Aid event the previous day. Some demonstrators attempted to enter the premises while the mob shouted nationalist slogans and death threats. Around roughly 1:20 am, the protestors began pushing against police and threw bottles and rocks at them. Clashes erupted, which led to  several police officers being injured. Several people trapped inside the YLBHI’s office suffered panic attacks and one individual was injured by shattered glass caused by large rocks being thrown at the building. Everyone inside the YLBHI office were safely evacuated shortly after 2:00 am, once the protesters had dispersed.

On 16 September 2017, a group of scholars, activists, survivors and families of victims of the 1965-66 massacres gathered for an academic discussion on the human rights violations that occurred between 1965 and 1966. However, this event, which was organised by Jakarta Legal Aid, and attended by members of several human rights organisations, was forcibly broken up by the police. Police raided the headquarters of YLBHI, where the event was taking place without a warrant, removed the banner of the event and intimidated Jakarta Legal Aid’s lawyers.









Indonesia: Lawyer challenges KPK’s arrest of Constitutional Court justice

January 31, 2017

Lawyer challenges KPK’s arrest of Constitutional Court justice

A lawyer of Constitutional Court (MK) justice Patrialis Akbar, who is implicated in a bribery investigation, has questioned the arrest of his client by the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK).

Indra Sahnun Lubis, who is also the chairman of the Association of Indonesian Lawyers (IPHI), said the arrest was flawed, because his client had not been caught red-handed receiving a bribe when the KPK investigators carried out their arrest last Wednesday.

“It is incorrect to call it a sting operation, because no transaction was found taking place during the raid,” he said at KPK headquarters on Tuesday.

A KPK spokesperson had said on Monday evening that the arrest was in accordance with the Corruption Law, because the illicit transaction had been conducted long before the raid was carried out.

(Read also: Patrialis’ arrest nothing to do with religion, party: Ex-chief justice)

KPK investigators arrested Patrialis, along with 10 other people, during raids in three separate locations in Jakarta last Wednesday over alleged bribery in connection with a judicial review of a law on cattle health.

Apart from Patrialis, the antigraft body named three more people suspects in the case, namely Kamaludin, Ng Fenny and Basuki Hariman, a businessman who allegedly bribed the judge to influence the review.


Indonesia: Indonesia human rights lawyer speaks up

July 29, 2016


Some people see their ideal job as one that makes a difference. That’s the thinking that drove Indonesian Todung Mulya Lubis to becoming a human rights lawyer.

He’s been speaking out against his country’s death penalty. Indonesia executed four people for drug offences overnight, three of them foreigners.

Mr Lubis had previously defended Australians Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran who were executed last year for drug-smuggling, in a case that grabbed international attention.

Mr Lubis shared with the BBC why he chose this challenging profession.



Indonesia: The Law Society of Upper Canada expresses grave concerns about the maltreatment of lawyer Alldo Fellix Januardy in Indonesia

May 27, 2016

The Law Society of Upper Canada expresses grave concerns about the maltreatment of lawyer Alldo Fellix Januardy in Indonesia.

The Law Society has received reports that on 12 January 2016 Alldo Fellix Januardy was attacked by members of the Civil Service Police Unit and the Sub-District Head of Tebet, resulting in several wounds to his face. The alleged attack occurred during a forced eviction in Bukit Duri, Tebet, South Jakarta. According to reports, Alldo Fellix Januardy was attempting to persuade police to wait until the Administrative District Court had ruled on the legality of the eviction order when he was attacked.

The Law Society is deeply concerned that the maltreatment of Alldo Fellix Januardy by the police appears to relate solely to his legitimate actions as a lawyer.

The Law Society of Upper Canada wrote to His Excellency Joko Widodo, President of Indonesia, urging the government of Indonesia to comply with Articles 16 and 23 of the United Nations’ Basic Principles on the Role of Lawyers.


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