Indonesia: student gets intimidation, online attacks ahead of national demonstrationEvent
- Initial Date
- Apr 11, 2022
- Event Description
The Central Coordinator of the Student Executive Board or BEM SI, Kaharuddin, said that his house in Riau was visited by unknown people after the April 11, 2022 demonstration in front of the Indonesian Parliament Building, Central Jakarta. The unknown person came to his house when Kaharuddin was in Jakarta.
"On the evening of April 11, a neighbor saw (an unknown person). He asked for his home address and wanted to tell his parents that there was no news of Kahar in Jakarta. It seems he wants to panic the parents," said Kaharudin when contacted by Tempo, Wednesday. , April 13, 2022.
In last Monday's action, Kaharuddin was the most vocal student delivering oration in front of the DPR RI Building. The Riau University student who was also a student representative met with three Deputy Chairmen of the Indonesian House of Representatives, namely Sufmi Dasco, Rahmat Gobel, and Lodewijk F Paulus, and the National Police Chief General Listyo Sigit Prabowo.
Kaharudin explained that threats also came to him ahead of the April 11 action. He admitted that he received a call from an unknown number threatening to harm Kahar before the April 11 demonstrations began.
Kaharuddin said that threats like this have often happened every time BEM SI will hold a national action. However, this is the first time that the perpetrators have carried out a mode of action by making parents worried.
This effort to stamp out this action also happened to other members of BEM SI. Kaharuddin said that several campuses in the area even summoned the BEM the day before the action started. Several other students also admitted to being terrorized before the action started.
Kaharuddin said that his Instagram social media had also been hacked since 7 April 2022 until now. After being hijacked, his social media spread information on the cancellation of the April 11, 2022 action. "Yesterday I reported it to Safenet (about the hacking)," said Kaharuddin.
- Impact of Event
- Gender of HRD
- Intimidation and Threats
- Online Attack and Harassment
- Rights Concerned
- Freedom of assembly
- Internet freedom
- Freedom of expression
- Right to healthy and safe environment
- Right to privacy
- Monitoring Status
- Event Location
- Event Location
- Summary for Publications
On 11 April 2022, Kaharuddin, Central Coordinator of the Student Executive Board or BEM SI, had his house visited by unknown people asking his whereabouts with intimidation purpose, while he received phone calls from unknown numbers and his social media were hacked with post being deleted and access blocked in Riau Province, Indonesia.