Urgent Action update: Justice for survivor of sexual harassment
On 5 July 2019, the Indonesian Supreme Court rejected the final case review submitted by Baiq Nuril Maknun, a survivor of sexual abuse, and upheld its decision to find her guilty of distributing pornographic content. Sentenced to six months in prison and a fine of IDR 500 million (USD 34,644), Baiq Nuril Maknun is seeking amnesty from the President as her last resort for obtaining justice. Under Indonesian law, the president can only grant an amnesty after he/she seeks consideration from the advice of the parliament. A request for such advice was formally lodged by President Joko Widodo on 15 July 2019.
PLEASE SEND APPEALS BEFORE 24 AUGUST 2019
Please write urgently in your own words or using the template letter included in English to:
Speaker of House of Representatives
H. Bambang Soesatyo, SE. MBA
General Secretariat of House of Representatives (DPR RI)
Jl. Jenderal Gatot Subroto, Senayan, RT. 1/RW. 3, Gelora,
Central Jakarta, Indonesia 10270
Fax: (+6221) 5715349, 571 5373
Twitter: @DPR_RI & @bambangsoesatyo
Salutation: Dear Chairperson
Also send copies to diplomatic representatives accredited to your country.
Please check with your section before sending appeals after the above date.