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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 gained his law degree from the University of Indonesia before going to the University of Essex, where he obtained his Masters of Arts in Human Rights in Theory and Practice. He has worked for organisations such as YLBHI, AHRC, and Reprieve; human rights is not only Ricky’s career path, but his passion in life as well. He is now the last person of the founders who is still actively involved with the office.

Muhammad Afif
Casework Coordinator

After finishing his law degree at Bandung Islamic University, Afif went to Jakarta to follow his dream to become a public defender. He was initially a volunteer before working as a full-time caseworker for LBH Masyarakat. After obtaining his advocate license, he still continues his struggle to defend those who are disadvantaged before the law.

Dominggus Christian

Chris, as he is called, graduated from Pancasila University and currently works as a caseworker after several months volunteering. Chris works consistently and tirelessly, filling his mind with good books, new knowledge, and an understanding of the current human rights issues, which make him a very reliable staff. Chris is deeply involved with the civil society coalition to reform the current criminal law.

Ma’ruf Bajammal
Staf Penanganan Kasus

Ma’ruf was a volunteer in LBH Masyarakat before finally became a caseworker. Before working at LBH Masyarakat, he also received training in law and human rights by a leading legal aid institution in Indonesia. His critical thinking and hard-work, which 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. When she moved to Jakarta, she 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

Riki 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 gave him a contextual understanding, providing 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, makes him a really versatile staff. Now, he often handles drug and death penalty cases in the office.

Ajeng Larasati
Program, Research, and Communication Coordinator

Although she finished her law study at the University of Indonesia by writing her thesis on the civil liability of environmental pollution, Ajeng has been 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 a better human rights situation.

Albert Wirya Suryanata
Research Staff

Albert was introduced to LBH Masyarakat for the first time when he participated in the Summer Internship in 2013. After that, he volunteered in other NGOs whilst finishing his study. His background in Criminology, which he studied at the University of Indonesia Social and Political Science School, and his experience with student’s press organisations, makes him the main researcher at this institution.

Fuji Aotari
Program Staff

Fuji has previously interned for a company and a law firm, however she now chooses LBH Masyarakat as the place to start her career. After spending time volunteering and graduating from the University of Indonesia Law School, she now works full time as a program staff. She is very professional and works tirelessly. She is also involved in a lot of the research conducted by the LBH Masyarakat.

Yohan Misero
Drug Policy Analyst

Yohan started his career at LBH Masyarakat as a volunteer since he was a student studying law at the University of Indonesia. After – finally – graduating, 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 socioeconomically disadvantaged and marginal communities. He finished his law degree at Atma Jaya Catholic University, Jakarta. In his thesis he utilised his knowledge and experience in drug law and human rights. His long journey at this institution has brought him to become 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 staff can work comfortably. He works to ensure the office is in a nice and neat condition as the Head of Household. He also helps in many of LBH Masyarakat’s campaign activities.

Dede Khaerudin

LBH Masyarakat needs Dede as Sherlock needs Watson. Dede has loved accountancy since he was a high school student. Now he’s undertaking the accountancy evening classes at Indonesia Economic Sciences School. He sometimes also gives legal trainings in the prisons.


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 is also involved in many our woman’s rights activities.

Astried Permata
Communication Staff

Astried is an undergraduate from the University of Indonesia’s Communication Program. She runs LBH Masyarakat’s communication activities, such as their social media, campaign, media relations and branding.