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Press Release – Indonesian Government Scholarship Programme Discriminates People Living With HIV/AIDS

Jakarta, 6 February 2017 Lembaga Bantuan Hukum Masyarakat (LBH Masyarakat) condemns the requirement of HIV-free for applicants of Eastern Indonesia Scholarship Programme, managed by the Indonesia Endowment Fund for Education (LPDP). In the booklet issued by the LPDP, applicants of the above scholarship programme must enclose a letter from healthcare …

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Media Coverage of Our Works in 2016

Here are links to several articles which covered the works of LBH Masyarakat (Community Legal Aid Institute) from January to September 2016: Alliance India, 28 April 2016, “United Nation, Divided on Drugs” Rappler, 28 April 2016, “Indonesia executions one year on: Mary Jane lives but death penalty questions linger” Southeast …

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Lessons from Indonesia’s Recent Executions

This piece was written by Ricky Gunawan and was published in Rappler on 9 August 2016.   When Merri Utami walked into a McDonalds in Central Jakarta in 2001, she was exactly the type of person drug-trafficking cartels target. They are very well aware that poorly-educated, migrant workers and victims …

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For Women Swept Up in the Drug Trade, Legal Help That Starts Early

This piece was written by Muhammad Afif & Yosua Octavian and was published in Open Society Foundations’ website on 22 June 2016.   Rani Andriani was just 23 when she was sentenced to death for trafficking three-and-a-half kilograms of heroin. From a family of modest means in West Java, she …

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Prison Infernos: Fire Defeated Drug Policy

This piece was written by Yohan Misero and was published in The Jakarta Post on 6 April 2016.   The riot at Malabero Prison in Bengkulu last week was not just about a burning prison. Rather, it symbolized a defeated public policy. It was a sign that accentuates the failed …

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Press Release – Humprey Jefferson’s Execution is Illegal!

Lembaga Bantuan Hukum (LBH) Masyarakat strongly protest the decision to execute death row imate, Humprey Ejike/Humprey Jefferson, on the third round of execution in the near time future. LBH Masyarakat has lodged a clemency request on behalf of Humprey Jefferson on Monday, 25 Jully 2016 through Central Jakarta District Court …

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Statement on the Reprisals against Human Rights Defenders, Ms. Pornpen Khongkachonkiet, Ms. Anchana Heemmina, and Mr. Somchai Homlaor

We, the undersigned civil society groups, are gravely concerned about the legal action taken by the Royal Thai Army for criminal defamation and Computer Crimes Act violations against Woman Human Rights Defenders (WHRD) Ms. Pornpen Khongkachonkiet, Ms. Anchana Heemmina, and HRD Mr. Somchai Homlaor. Ms. Pornpen, is the Director of …

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Consultancy Opportunity

LBH Masyarakat is looking for a part-time independent consultant to help developing a plan and strategy of funding and fundraising of the organization. The consultant will be assigned to identify potential donors and fundraising opportunities to sustain the organization’s financial sustainability. The consultancy work starts from 12 May until 17 …

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The Trip to Nobody Knows Where

In 2011, the Indonesian Government issued the Government Regulation Number 25 Year 2011 regarding the Implementation of the Compulsory Report of Drug Dependents which regulates the practice of compulsory report and rehabilitation for drug users in Indonesia. By this regulation, Indonesia produced a new institution called the Compulsory Report Institution …

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