The Covid-19 pandemic in Indonesia has killed tens of thousands of people and caused a sharp economic slowdown. President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s governing coalition passed a business-friendly bill that led to massive protests because it would dismantle labor rights and environmental protections. Religious minorities face harassment and violence from Sunni militant groups, government officials, and security forces. Security forces rarely face justice, for even the most serious abuses. Authorities restrict foreign media access to Papua on the pretext of national security. Discriminatory laws contribute to attacks on sexual and gender minorities, while authorities have targeted private gatherings of LGBT people and prosecuted consensual same-sex conduct.

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