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Between Go and Went

On Wednesdays I teach English in two informal classes. It seems for white foreigners in Indonesia, requests to teach English are almost as common as requests for selfies. One of these classes is held at the methadone clinic at Puskesmas (Community Health Centre) Gambir, Central Jakarta, attended by a group …

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Press Release – How Fortunate It Is to be a Member of Parliament’s Kid!

In principle, LBH Masyarakat agrees with the stance of police in returning home the son of Henry Yosodiningrat, a Member of Parliament from the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle and founder of the anti-drugs NGO Granat, after the child tested positive for drugs. LBH Masyarakat supports drug dependency recovery efforts …

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Press Release – President Jokowi, Pull Back The Criminal Code Revision!

LBH Masyarakat criticizes the acceleration of the ratification the draft revised Criminal Code (RKUHP) by the Government and Parliament. Fundamental issues with the RKUHP, such as the minimal involvement of parties who will be affected by proposed articles within it, have thus far been glossed over. These issues are exacerbated …

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Annual Report 2017

Despite Community Legal Aid Institute turning 10 on December 8 last year, our journey has not felt so long. Over time Community Legal Aid Institute has become active in many legal and human rights issues, becoming a pioneer in human rights movements related to drugs and HIV, issues which sat at …

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Volunteer’s Story: Isobel Blomfield

Isobel Blomfield, a student from University of New South Wales, volunteered at LBH Masyarakat (Community Legal Aid Institute) from January to February 2018. She volunteered here by joining ACICIS program. She helps us create a great advocacy video for the criminal law revision – and many more. She writes her experience …

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Rodrigo Gularte: A Dream at the End of a Rifle

As the government incessantly declares war on drugs, choosing to proceed with the executions of foreign prisoners amidst protests from the leaders of those inmates’ countries, the BNN (National Narcotics Agency) and police succeeded in breaking an illegal drug ring controlled from inside prison – by a death row inmate. …

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The Forgotten Vulnerability of Female Drug Couriers

Today’s date, March 8, marks International Women’s Day. The concept on International Women’s Day was first proposed in 1910 at the International Conference of Women Workers by Clara Zetkin, the leader of the Women’s Office of the Social Democratic Party of Germany.[1] Today, International Women’s Day represents a global celebration and …

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Media Coverage of Our Works in 2017

In 2017, LBH Masyarakat (Community Legal Aid Institute) continue to handle cases and advocate policy which related to our priority issues. We are consistent in monitoring and protecting rights whose violated. We thank the society and media who gave attention by reporting our works. Those reports help us to deliver …

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