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LBH Masyarakat (Community Legal Aid Institute)

We are a collective of individuals who believe that every human has potential to actively participate in legal aid, to uphold justice, and to contribute to the protection of human rights. LBH Masyarakat believes in equality, non-discrimination, and acknowledgement of inherent human dignity. LBH Masyarakat defends the right of every human being without distinction on any backgrounds: ethnicity, religion, race, social status, sexual orientation, gender identity, mental health situation, or other status.

Our Team

Ricky Gunawan

Ricky got his law degree from University of Indonesia before went to University of Essex obtaining Magister of Arts in Human Rights in Theory and Practice. Had worked for YLBHI, AHRC, and Reprieve, Ricky put human rights not only as a career path, but a passion in life as well. Now, he is the last person of the founders who still actively involve with the office.


Muhammad Afif
Casework Coordinator

After finishing his law study at Bandung Islamic University, Afif went to Jakarta going after his dream to be a public defender. He became a volunteer for while before worked as a full-time caseworker for LBH Masyarakat. After obtaining his advocate license, he still continues his struggle to defend those who are weak before the law.

Dominggus Christian

Chris, so he is called, graduated from Pancasila University and right now works as a caseworker after several months volunteering. Chris works consistently and tirelessly fills himself with good books, new knowledge, and most updated issues, which make him a very reliable staff. Chris deeply involves with civil society coalition to reform the current criminal law.

Ma’ruf Bajammal
Staf Penanganan Kasus

Ma’ruf spent his time as a volunteer in LBH Masyarakat before finally became a caseworker. Before, he also received a training on law and human rights by a leading legal aid institution in Indonesia. His critical thingking and hardwork, both he acquired when he was active in University of Trisakti Law School’s moot court community, make him a lawyer who everyone can count on.

Naila Rizqi Zakiah

When she was a law student at Jember State University, Naila gave her time to be a volunteer at LBH Masyarakat – Jember Office. Then she went to Jakarta and finally became a full-time a caseworker at LBH Masyarakat. She is a remarkable hardworking public defender. Naila leads the office on advocacy of child’s rights and LGBTIQ+’s rights.

Riki Efendi

He went to University of Indonesia to study Physics. Before started to work as a caseworker in LBH Masyarakat, he worked in other harm reduction NGOs. He was trained as a paralegal by LBH Masyarakat. His experience with drugs made him have a contextual understanding which give an important perspective in the institution’s casework.

Yosua Octavian

The presence of Jojo, his nickname, at LBH Masyarakat undoubtedly makes the office far more fun. His confidence in front of the law enforcement agents together with his wonderful graphic design ability, make him a really versatile staff. Now, he often handles drug and death penalty case.



Ajeng Larasati
Program, Research, and Communication Coordinator

Though she finished her law study in University of Indonesia by writing thesis on civil liability of environmental pollution, Ajeng involved in many activities on legal empowerment and policy advocacy for protecting the rights of marginalized communities. She started working as a volunteer in this institution since she was a student. Now, after finishing LL.M program on Economy, Social, and Cultural Rights in University of Esssex, UK, she’s back  in Jakarta working for better human rights situation.

Albert Wirya Suryanata
Research Staff

He met with LBH Masyarakat for the first time when he was participating in Summer Internship 2013. After that, he volunteered in other NGOs while finishing his study. His background in Criminology, which he studied at University of Indonesia Social and Political Science School, and his experience with student’s press organisation made him the main researcher at this institution.

Arinta Dea Dini Singgi
Gender Analyst

A law bachelorette from University of Indonesia began her career as volunteer and now she already sure with this path of career. She’s responsible mapping out and running the institution’s work programs. She also designs trainings for marginalised communities. Her experience in leading a student organisation becomes the reason why she is a good organiser. She now also involves in many advocacy which has gender dimension.

Astried Permata
Communication Staff

This undergraduate from University of Indonesia’s Communication Program runs LBH Masyarakat’s communication activities, such as social media and media relation.

Fuji Aotari
Program Staff

Had been an intern for a company and a law firm, Fuji now chooses LBH Masyarakat as a place to start her career. After spent some time to volunteer and graduated from University of Indonesia Law School, she now works full time as a program staff. She is very professional and work tirelessly. She also involved in many research conducted by the LBH Masyarakat.

Gilbert Lianto
Fundraising Staff

Began his time at LBH Masyarakat as a casework volunteer, Gilbert then took the responsibility as fundraising staff. He also involves in many activities related to LGBTIQ+’s issue advocacy.

Yohan Misero
Drug Policy Analyst

Studying law in University of Indonesia, Yohan started his career at LBH Masyarakat as a volunteer since he was a student. After – finally – graduated, Yohan still works at the institution and continues his responsibility for some forms of the office’ external communication such as social media accounts and this wordpress-based website.



Antonius Badar
Internal Coordinator

Badar started his adventure at LBH Masyarakat by becoming a volunteer who gave legal aid to poor and marginal communities. He finished his law study at Atma Jaya Catholic University, Jakarta. In his thesis, he put his knowledge and experience in drug law and human rights. His long journey at this institution brought him to be the Casework and Legal Empowerment Coordinator. Now, he is in the position of Internal Coordinator.

Ali Mudopar
Head of Household

Dopar is the reason why our staffs could work comfortably. Ensuring the office in a nice and neat condition; and on the other time facing the Jakarta streets to help the other staffs, now Dopar works as the Head of Household. He also helps in many our campaign activities.

Dede Khaerudin

LBH Masyarakat needs Dede as Sherlock needs Watson. Dede loves accountancy since he was a high school students. Now he’s undertaking the accountancy evening classes at Indonesia Economic Sciences School. He sometimes also give legal trainings in prison.


Herlina is the main gate of our legal aid. Besides doing administrative works, she’s also responsible for the database of the office’ library. She also involves in many our woman’s rights activities.