The Freedom of Information Act has largely failed to make government institutions more transparent and accountable
A marriage of convenience lies behind a campaign to defend Kopassus soldiers on trial for murder in Yogyakarta
What happens after three police officers are found guilty of manslaughter and torture?
Lia Kent’s study of East Timor’s attempts at transitional justice is an important contribution
Stories from Papua’s political prisoners show life at the edge of freedom
An examination of prisons and detention centres shows that Indonesia still has a long way to go in protecting human rights
The international media has long carried stories about the imprisonment of Schapelle Corby in Bali and of the Indonesian children convicted of people smuggling and held in Australian gaols. But until the recent riot in Tanjung Gusta prison, where inmates were being held in facilities stretched to almost double capacity, the stories of the thousands of Indonesians who are locally imprisoned failed to make the headlines. This edition of Inside Indonesia begins to investigate these people’s stories. The articles delve into the depths of Indonesia’s gaols, seeking to understand who is incarcerated, under what conditions, and why.