Jakarta ● Thu, December 16, 2021
Amnesty International Indonesia has recorded an increase in attacks against the country's human rights defenders this year alongside continued restrictions on the exercise of free speech, developments the organization has called "alarming".
The rights group recorded 95 attacks against 297 activists, government critics, students, journalists, indigenous people and other victims this year, ranging from intimidation to physical abuse, an increase from last year's 93 incidents affecting 253 victims.
Police and military personnel, as well as officials from the central government and local administrations, allegedly took part in 55 of this year's incidents.
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