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RA’s lawyers urge reopening of harassment case

  • Vela Andapita

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, August 21 2019   /  01:17 am

Not long after the public praised the government for granting Baiq Nuril Maknun amnesty after years of fighting for her rights as a victim of alleged sexual harassment, identified only as RA, another woman, is enduring a similar experience.RA is battling a sexual harassment case against her former boss at the Workers Social Security Agency (BPJS Ketenagakerjaan) as she battles the depression she has suffered ever since the case became public.RA alleges that she was sexually harassed on at least four separate occasions from April 2016 to November 2018, when she was the expert assistant to Syafri Adnan Baharuddin, the secretary of the BPJS Ketenagakerjaan supervisory board. Syafri has since resigned from his position in response to the allegations against him.RA and her lawyers sought the assistance of the National Commission on Violence Against Women (Komnas Perempuan) after she was infor...