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Indonesia: End wave of digital attacks on students, journalists, activists

, Index number: ASA 21/2536/2020

The right to freedom of expression has already been on a decline in Indonesia in recent years, which is exemplified by the increasing number of people convicted of defamation, blasphemy and makar (treason) simply for expressing their opinions online or organizing peaceful protests between 2014 and 2019. Amnesty International is concerned about a wave of harassment, intimidation and digital attacks against students, academics, journalists and activists, carried out by unidentified parties pushing to spread fears and silence critical voices.

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