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Indonesia: Rights Agenda for New Jakarta Governor

Expand Presidential guards walk with (L-R) Indonesia President Joko Widodo and Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan for a swearing-in ceremony at the Presidential Palace in Jakarta, Indonesia, October 16, 2017. © 2017 Reuters/Beawiharta (Jakarta) – Jakarta’s new governor, Anies Baswedan, should act to protect and promote human rights in the Indonesian capital, Human Rights Watch said today in a letter to the governor. Governor Baswedan should make a specific commitment to defend the rights of the city’s vulnerable economic, sexual, and religious communities. “Governor Baswedan has a unique opportunity…

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