The Covid-19 pandemic in Indonesia has resulted in the deaths of more than 140,000 people and caused a sharp economic slowdown. The government’s response to the pandemic ignored important human rights concerns. Islamist groups continued to attack the basic rights of religious minorities, women and girls, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities, for which the government failed to effectively respond. Authorities restrict access of foreigners and foreign media to Papua and West Papua provinces on the pretext of national security. Security force personnel who commit abuses rarely face justice, even for the most serious crimes.

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