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Indonesia: Covid-19 Response Overshadows Rights

By Human Rights Watch
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Click to expand Image A woman receives a Covid-19 vaccine at North Sumatra University Hospital in Medan, North Sumatra, Indonesia,  November 26, 2021. © 2021 AP Photo/Binsar Bakkara (New York) – The Indonesian government’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic displaced important human rights concerns in 2021, Human Rights Watch said today in its World Report 2022. After a deadly surge in cases in 2021, the authorities locked down Java, Bali, and many other parts of the archipelago. “The Covid-19 pandemic proved to be a much greater threat to the Indonesian government’s economic agenda than…

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