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.
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.
PLEASE SEND APPEALS BEFORE 2 JANUARY 2019 TO:
General Attorney Office
Attorney General Office
Jl. Sultan Hasanuddin No. 1, Kby. Baru
Jakarta Selatan, DKI Jakarta
Salutation: Dear Mr. Attorney
Ministry of State Secretariat Office
Minister of State Secretariat
Jl Veteran No. 17-18 Jakarta Pusat, DKI Jakarta
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
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, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.indonesianembassy.org.uk, Salutation: Your Excellency
Please check with your section office if sending appeals after the above date.