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Press Release – Stop Extra-judicial Killings in Narcotics Cases Now!

LBH Masyarakat is strongly urging the Indonesia Government to immediately cease extra-judicial killings in the handling of narcotics cases. Monitoring of online media carried out by LBH Masyarakat has shown there were at least 215 shootings in the enforcement of narcotics law in 2017. Of these 215 cases, 116 people …

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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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Lawyering on the Margin 2018

ABOUT THE PROGRAMME The 2018 “Lawyering on the Margins” will be the fifth unique global gathering of lawyers working with marginalized groups; specifically people who use drugs, sex workers and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people (LGBTQIA+). For the first time the convening will be organized by Release – the UK centre …

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Mapping Out Drug Dependency Treatment in Indonesia

Upon winning the presidential election in 2014, Joko Widodo, often referred as Jokowi – launched the war on drugs in Indonesia. He claimed that Indonesia is in a drug emergency situation. This emergence is marked by the existence of 4.5 million people who use drugs in Indonesia; worse, 1.2 million …

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Annual Report 2016

“There is always rainbow after the rain.” Ricky said to describe how LBH Masyarakat were going through in 2016. We Lost our friend and our client, Humphrey Jefferson. He was executed by Joko Widodo’s administration last year. We went down for awhile but we woke up and got several achievement. …

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