Urgent Action: Survivor of sexual harassment faces imprisonment

Baiq Nuril Maknun, an employee at a State High School in Lombok, Indonesia, has been found guilty of distributing pornographic content after she recorded a conversation in which the Principal sexually harassed her. The Supreme Court overturned the Mataram Local Court’s non-guilty verdict, and she has been sentenced to 6 months in prison and fined IDR 500 million (US$34,218) with one possibility to pursue a judicial review.

Take action.

Please write immediately in English or Bahasa Indonesia, or your own language urging the authorities to:

  • Provide clear and effective judicial review with fair trial standards to Baiq Nuril Maknun;
  • Investigate the accusation of sexual harassment against the Principal and where appropriate evidence, prosecute him according to the law;
  • Repeal or amend all problematic legal provisions contained in Information and Electronic Transaction Law and defamation laws which may be used to criminalize or discourage survivors of sexual and gender-based violence like Baiq Nuril Maknun from making complaints to the authorities.




General Attorney Office

H.M Prasetyo

Attorney General Office

Jl. Sultan Hasanuddin No. 1, Kby. Baru

Jakarta Selatan, DKI Jakarta

Indonesia 12160

Email: humas.puspenkum@kejaksaan.go.id

Salutation: Dear Mr. Attorney


Ministry of State Secretariat Office


Minister of State Secretariat

Jl Veteran No. 17-18 Jakarta Pusat, DKI Jakarta

Indonesia 10110

Email: humas@setneg.go.id

Salutation: Dear Minister



And copies to:

The Head of National Human Rights Commission

Ahmad Taufan Damanik

Jl. Latuharhari No. 4B, Menteng,

Jakarta Pusat, Indonesia 10310

Fax: +62 21 392 5227

Email: info@komnasham.go.id


Also send copies to diplomatic representatives accredited to your country.

HIS EXCELLENCY DR RIZAL SUKMA, Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia, 30 Great Peter Street, SW1P 2BU, 02074997661, Fax 02074914993, kbri@btconnect.com, www.indonesianembassy.org.uk, Salutation: Your Excellency 

Please check with your section office if sending appeals after the above date.


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