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Egi Primayogha

Indonesia Corruption Watch (ICW)

Egi Primayogha is a human rights defender and member of Indonesia Corruption Watch (ICW), a prominent anti-corruption organization in Indonesia. As a student, he was involved in various civil society movements in university, such as the student press and student co-operative movement. He is currently working on various human rights issues such as freedom of information, access to health, and the right to natural resources. He is also vocal about human rights violations relating to politicians and business groups.

Since Indonesia’s transition to democracy, the role of human rights defenders has been of particular importance. The country’s record of its treatment of human rights defenders has been floundering, including ongoing surveillance and harassment, restrictions on the freedom of expression and freedom of religion, gender- specific violations against woman HRDs, judicial harassment including criminal defamation suits, stigmatisation, arbitrary arrest, ill-treatment, torture, forced disappearances and killings. Impunity in cases of murders of HRDs and grave human rights violations continue to thrive.