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Jakarta Post

Students face academic sanctions after joining protests

  • Ardila Syakriah

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, October 21 2019   /  01:07 am

Dozens of high school students have reportedly faced academic sanctions, with some being forced out of school, after participating in recent rallies in several cities to protest against several controversial bills, according to a team of human rights activists and lawyers.Through a center set up specifically to receive public complaints, the activists and lawyers recorded 72 complaints filed by university and senior high school students across the country as of Oct. 11.The center was opened on Sept. 29, five days after the first rally took place outside the House of Representatives building in Senayan, Central Jakarta.The center, initiated by law firm AMAR, aimed to record cases of prohibition, intimidation and sanctions faced by students for joining the recent protests dubbed #ReformasiDikorupsi (reform being corrupted) that took place between Sept. 24 and Sept. 30. The complaints, deem...