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As a nation based on Pancasila including faith in one God, there is no place for sinful sexual deviants. This is the message we have been hearing since a gay counseling service at the University of Indonesia was banned last month.

Panic is spreading about a “movement” that seeks to convert heterosexual youth among those with apparently little exposure to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people. Such anxiety has always been endorsed by religious figures. But we are now most alarmed by the stigma of LGBT citizens that has been endorsed by ministers and even the Indonesian Broadcasting Commission (KPI). After meeting with the Indonesian Child Protection Commission (KPAI), the KPI said it had banned “promotion” of “LGBT lifestyle” and activities from television programs. However, Coordinating Political, Legal and Security Affairs Minister Luhut Pandjaitan has asserted that LGBT people are citizens with equal rights.

Although President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo campaigned on ensuring “the state’s presence”, the state is increasingly provoking stigma and discrimination against minorities. In January authorities swiftly facilitated the eviction of members of Fajar Nusantara Movement (Gafatar), alleged to be a deviant faith group. Then the Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI) issued a fatwa proclaiming them as heretic; another edict on LGBT people is also expected.

Official rejection and formal restriction of LGBT activities is a dangerous signal of even wider state embrace of moral and religious-related demands. Hundreds of bylaws regulate behavior and morality, as well as restrict minorities. Church and state is a lethal mix. At this rate we’ll soon be back to burning witches; three Ahmadiyah minority members were killed in Banten in February 2011.

Jokowi’s silence about such divisive issues is increasingly endangering minorities, who are being kicked out of their homes here and there. Such events occurred during the 10 years under then president Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, but Jokowi was entrusted to make a difference.

Proponents of curbing LGBT activities or people insist they are all for protecting citizens’ rights and advocate efforts to “guide” LGBT people away from “deviance” — despite grossly lacking evidence about “cured” sexual orientation. Haedar Nashir, leader of Indonesia’s second-largest Islamic organization, Muhammadiyah, has warned that no one should subject LGBT people to violence.


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As a nation based on Pancasila including faith in one God, there is no place for sinful sexual deviants. This is the message we have been hearing since a gay counseling service at the University of Indonesia was banned last month.

Panic is spreading about a “movement” that seeks to convert heterosexual youth among those with apparently little exposure to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people. Such anxiety has always been endorsed by religious figures. But we are now most alarmed by the stigma of LGBT citizens that has been endorsed by ministers and even the Indonesian Broadcasting Commission (KPI). After meeting with the Indonesian Child Protection Commission (KPAI), the KPI said it had banned “promotion” of “LGBT lifestyle” and activities from television programs. However, Coordinating Political, Legal and Security Affairs Minister Luhut Pandjaitan has asserted that LGBT people are citizens with equal rights.

Although President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo campaigned on ensuring “the state’s presence”, the state is increasingly provoking stigma and discrimination against minorities. In January authorities swiftly facilitated the eviction of members of Fajar Nusantara Movement (Gafatar), alleged to be a deviant faith group. Then the Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI) issued a fatwa proclaiming them as heretic; another edict on LGBT people is also expected.

Official rejection and formal restriction of LGBT activities is a dangerous signal of even wider state embrace of moral and religious-related demands. Hundreds of bylaws regulate behavior and morality, as well as restrict minorities. Church and state is a lethal mix. At this rate we’ll soon be back to burning witches; three Ahmadiyah minority members were killed in Banten in February 2011.

Jokowi’s silence about such divisive issues is increasingly endangering minorities, who are being kicked out of their homes here and there. Such events occurred during the 10 years under then president Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, but Jokowi was entrusted to make a difference.

Proponents of curbing LGBT activities or people insist they are all for protecting citizens’ rights and advocate efforts to “guide” LGBT people away from “deviance” — despite grossly lacking evidence about “cured” sexual orientation. Haedar Nashir, leader of Indonesia’s second-largest Islamic organization, Muhammadiyah, has warned that no one should subject LGBT people to violence.

Yet those who bully for whatever reason continue to find further justification to intimidate any “deviant” minority. Without strong state defense of minorities, many would nod to the other part of Haedar’s statement — that “human rights are not universal”, but depend on the context of a nation, despite the Constitution’s incorporation of UN human rights conventions.
- See more at: http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2016/02/18/editorial-stop-provoking-stigma.html#sthash.2kt7xumm.dpuf
As a nation based on Pancasila including faith in one God, there is no place for sinful sexual deviants. This is the message we have been hearing since a gay counseling service at the University of Indonesia was banned last month.

Panic is spreading about a “movement” that seeks to convert heterosexual youth among those with apparently little exposure to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people. Such anxiety has always been endorsed by religious figures. But we are now most alarmed by the stigma of LGBT citizens that has been endorsed by ministers and even the Indonesian Broadcasting Commission (KPI). After meeting with the Indonesian Child Protection Commission (KPAI), the KPI said it had banned “promotion” of “LGBT lifestyle” and activities from television programs. However, Coordinating Political, Legal and Security Affairs Minister Luhut Pandjaitan has asserted that LGBT people are citizens with equal rights.

Although President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo campaigned on ensuring “the state’s presence”, the state is increasingly provoking stigma and discrimination against minorities. In January authorities swiftly facilitated the eviction of members of Fajar Nusantara Movement (Gafatar), alleged to be a deviant faith group. Then the Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI) issued a fatwa proclaiming them as heretic; another edict on LGBT people is also expected.

Official rejection and formal restriction of LGBT activities is a dangerous signal of even wider state embrace of moral and religious-related demands. Hundreds of bylaws regulate behavior and morality, as well as restrict minorities. Church and state is a lethal mix. At this rate we’ll soon be back to burning witches; three Ahmadiyah minority members were killed in Banten in February 2011.

Jokowi’s silence about such divisive issues is increasingly endangering minorities, who are being kicked out of their homes here and there. Such events occurred during the 10 years under then president Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, but Jokowi was entrusted to make a difference.

Proponents of curbing LGBT activities or people insist they are all for protecting citizens’ rights and advocate efforts to “guide” LGBT people away from “deviance” — despite grossly lacking evidence about “cured” sexual orientation. Haedar Nashir, leader of Indonesia’s second-largest Islamic organization, Muhammadiyah, has warned that no one should subject LGBT people to violence.

Yet those who bully for whatever reason continue to find further justification to intimidate any “deviant” minority. Without strong state defense of minorities, many would nod to the other part of Haedar’s statement — that “human rights are not universal”, but depend on the context of a nation, despite the Constitution’s incorporation of UN human rights conventions.
- See more at: http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2016/02/18/editorial-stop-provoking-stigma.html#sthash.2kt7xumm.dpuf
As a nation based on Pancasila including faith in one God, there is no place for sinful sexual deviants. This is the message we have been hearing since a gay counseling service at the University of Indonesia was banned last month.

Panic is spreading about a “movement” that seeks to convert heterosexual youth among those with apparently little exposure to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people. Such anxiety has always been endorsed by religious figures. But we are now most alarmed by the stigma of LGBT citizens that has been endorsed by ministers and even the Indonesian Broadcasting Commission (KPI). After meeting with the Indonesian Child Protection Commission (KPAI), the KPI said it had banned “promotion” of “LGBT lifestyle” and activities from television programs. However, Coordinating Political, Legal and Security Affairs Minister Luhut Pandjaitan has asserted that LGBT people are citizens with equal rights.

Although President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo campaigned on ensuring “the state’s presence”, the state is increasingly provoking stigma and discrimination against minorities. In January authorities swiftly facilitated the eviction of members of Fajar Nusantara Movement (Gafatar), alleged to be a deviant faith group. Then the Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI) issued a fatwa proclaiming them as heretic; another edict on LGBT people is also expected.

Official rejection and formal restriction of LGBT activities is a dangerous signal of even wider state embrace of moral and religious-related demands. Hundreds of bylaws regulate behavior and morality, as well as restrict minorities. Church and state is a lethal mix. At this rate we’ll soon be back to burning witches; three Ahmadiyah minority members were killed in Banten in February 2011.

Jokowi’s silence about such divisive issues is increasingly endangering minorities, who are being kicked out of their homes here and there. Such events occurred during the 10 years under then president Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, but Jokowi was entrusted to make a difference.

Proponents of curbing LGBT activities or people insist they are all for protecting citizens’ rights and advocate efforts to “guide” LGBT people away from “deviance” — despite grossly lacking evidence about “cured” sexual orientation. Haedar Nashir, leader of Indonesia’s second-largest Islamic organization, Muhammadiyah, has warned that no one should subject LGBT people to violence.

Yet those who bully for whatever reason continue to find further justification to intimidate any “deviant” minority. Without strong state defense of minorities, many would nod to the other part of Haedar’s statement — that “human rights are not universal”, but depend on the context of a nation, despite the Constitution’s incorporation of UN human rights conventions.
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Pusham Unimed merencanakan penelitian terkait dengan PP No. 99 Tahun 2012 tentang Remisi Sebagai Pedoman Pelaksanaan Hak Warga Binaan Pemasyarakatan di Indonesia khususnya Implementasi dari PP tersebut pada Lapas di lingkungan Kanwil Kemenkumham Sumut. Untuk itu pada 11 Februari 2016 Pusham Unimed melakukan audiensi ke Kanwil Kemenkumham Sumatera Utara untuk meminta izin kepada Kakanwil Kemenkumham Sumatera Utara agar memberi izin dalam melakukan penelitian dienam Lapas yakni Lapas kelas I Tanjung Gusta Medan; Lapas Kelas II A Binjai; Lapas Kelas II B Lubuk Pakam; Lapas Kelas IIA Pematang Siantar; Lapas Kelas IIA Labuhan Ruku; dan Lapas Kelas IIA Rantau Prapat.

Dalam sambutannya Ajub Suratman, BC.IP., S.Pd., M.Si (Kakanwil Kemenkumham Sumut) menyambut positif audiensi dan mendukung penelitian ini serta memberitahu kepada Kalapas-kalapas dan memfasilitasi selama penelitian itu berlangsung terkait PP No. 99 Tahun 2012 dienam LAPAS di lingkungan Kanwil Kementrian Hukum dan HAM Sumatera Utara, selain itu Kakanwil berkomitmen untuk memberikan data yang berkaitan dengan penelitian itu nanti dan siap berkordinasi jika ada.

Dalam sambutannya Kepala Pusham Unimed, Majda El Muhtaj menyatakan audiensi ini nantinya akan berlanjut pada pelaksanaan penelitian dengan judul “ Esensi dan Urgensi PP No. 99 Tahun 2012 Sebagai Pedoman Pelaksanaan Hak Warga Binaan Pemasyarakatan Di Indonesia”. Penelitian tersebut bertujuan diantaranya untuk mengetahui esensi dan urgensi PP No. 99 Tahun 2012, dan juga untuk mengetahui hambatan, tantangan serta untuk menemukan solusi yang nantinya akan ditegakkan sesuai dengan PP No. 99 Tahun 2012 di enam Lapas di Lingkungan Kanwil Kemenkumham Sumatera Utara.

Dalam audiensi itu  turut serta hadir Kepala Kantor Wilayah Kementrian Hukum dan HAM, Kadiv Pemasyarakatan Hukum dan HAM, Kalapas Kelas I Tanjung Gusta Medan, Kalapas Lubuk Pakam, dan yang mewakili Kalapas Binjai dan Labuhan Ruku, Majda El Muhtaj (Kepala Pusham Unimed), Quadi  Azam (Peneliti Pusham Unimed), Fazli Rahman (Peneliti Pusham Unimed).

 

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JAKARTA, KOMPAS.com - Menteri Koordinator Bidang Politik, Hukum dan Keamanan, Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan menuturkan, sedikitnya ada sejumlah 47 pasal dalam Undang-Undang Nomor 15 tahun 2003 tentang Pemberantasan Tindak Pidana Terorisme.

Luhut mengatakan, ada 10 hingga 12 pasal yang akan direvisi. Namun, ia menolak membeberkan bagian apa saja yang akan direvisi.

Luhut mengatakan bahwa dia akan melakukan pengecekan ulang sebelum diserahkan kepada Presiden.

"Jangan dulu lah orang belum selesai. Besok pukul 4 sore masih mau kami cek lagi. Nanti kalau masih belum lagi, Jumat cek lagi," ujar Luhut di Kantor Kemenko Polhukam, Jalan Medan Merdeka Barat, Jakarta Pusat, Rabu (27/1/2016).

Luhut membantah jika ada tudingan dari pihak-pihak yang menyatakan bahwa ada upaya pembatasan Hak Asasi Manusia dalam poin revisi UU itu.

Ia menegaskan, tak ada keinginan untuk represif dari pemerintah.

"Kami enggak membikin satu perubahan yg aneh-aneh, jadi yang sifatnya universal," tutur Luhut.

"Kita ini terlalu banyak dibatasi oleh istilah demokrasi. Kita terlalu demokratis sehingga pendulum kita itu terlalu banyak tekanan. Sekarang kita mau bawa pendulum itu ke tengah-tengah," ujarnya.

Ia menargetkan, draf revisi akan diserahkan kepada Presiden Joko Widodo Senin pekan depan. Presiden nantinya akan memeriksa draf tersebut baru kemudian akan disampaikan ke DPR.

Menurut Luhut, revisi UU Antiterorisme ini merupakan inisiatif pemerintah bersama DPR. Dukungan untuk memperkuat pencegahan aksi terorisme juga mendapat dukungan dari seluruh pimpinan lembaga negara. 

Presiden Jokowi telah memutuskan memilih revisi Undang-undang Nomor 15/2003 tentang Pemberantasan Tindang Pidana Terorisme dalam rangka meningkatkan pencegahan terjadinya aksi terorisme.

Revisi UU itu diharapkan selesai pada tahun ini. 

Menteri Hukum dan HAM Yasonna H Laoly menjelaskan, fungsi pencegahan akan ditingkatkan dengan diperluasnya kewenangan penindakan.

 

Baca Selengkapnya Kompas.com

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TEMPO.COJakarta - Ketua Dewan Pers Bagir Manan mengatakan dalam era kebebasan pers saat ini, masih banyak media yang dapat menjaga integritas dan tidak dipengaruhi oleh pemilik media. Pernyataan tersebut disampaikan Bagir Manan untuk memperingati Hari Pers Nasional ke 70 yang jatuh pada hari ini, Selasa, 9 Februari 2016.


“Tidak semua media bergantung pada pemiliknya. Yang diboncengi kepentingan kan cuma beberapa dari sekian banyak. Masa itu jadi gambaran pers Indonesia? Masih banyak pers yang tidak dikendalikan pemiliknya yang orang politik,” kata Bagir saat dihubungi Tempo.

Menurut Bagir, media boleh berpolitik. Bahkan,media memiliki kebebasan untuk bersikap politik. “Itu bagian dari independensi, sepanjang tidak melanggar prinsip-prinsip jurnalisme, dan tetap berpegang pada fakta dan berimbang,” katanya.

Bagir juga mengatakan sebagai sebuah badan usaha, media tidak dapat lepas dari motif ekonominya. Yang penting, kata dia, para pekerja media dapat profesional. “Integritas wartawannya, integritas pengelola newsroom, harus dijaga. Kalau itu ditegakkan, pemilik tidak akan mendikte pers,” katanya menegaskan.

Baca Selengkapnya Tempo.co

 

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JAKARTA, KOMPAS.com — Direktur Eksekutif Human Rights Working Group (HRWG) Rafendi Djamin menilai, pemerintah sudah melakukan pelanggaran hak asasi manusia dalam menyikapi kehadiran kelompok Gerakan Fajar Nusantara (Gafatar) yang belakangan ramai diperbincangkan.

Rafendi menambahkan, setidaknya, ada tiga pelanggaran yang dilakukan pemerintah terhadap para anggota dan mantan anggota Gafatar itu. Pertama, kata Rafendi, adalah pelanggaran hak sosial ekonomi.

"Mereka, kelompok orang yang punya usaha, harta benda, dan keluarga yang secara nyata mengalami penghancuran," ujar Rafendi di kantor HRWG, Jakarta Pusat, Senin (25/1/2016).

Adapun pelanggaran kedua adalah pelanggaran hak berkeyakinan sesuai hati nurani. Hak tersebut, ujar dia, telah dijamin oleh konstitusi sehingga negara tak berhak untuk mencampuri persoalan beragama dan berorganisasi.

"Negara mempunyai peran untuk memfasilitasi agar semua agama bisa hidup rukun dan damai," ujarnya.

Sementara itu, pelanggaran ketiga, menurut dia, adalah pelanggaran hak kebebasan untuk bergerak dan mencari kehidupan.

 

Baca Selengkapnya di Kompas.com

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