Aisyah Llewellyn

Aisyah Llewellyn

Aisyah Llewellyn is a British freelance journalist based in Medan, Indonesia. She writes primarily about Indonesian law and human rights and her work has appeared in the Post, Al Jazeera and CNN. She also writes an Indonesian true crime newsletter named Hukum.

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‘It is modern-day slavery’: migrant workers from Indonesia’s East Nusa Tenggara face trafficking, abuse

Those seeking to return as they flee violence or exploitation turn to Antonious Remigius Abi, an ethics professor who also calls the province home.

17 Jan 2021 - 5:45PM

Those seeking to return as they flee violence or exploitation turn to Antonious Remigius Abi, an ethics professor who also calls the province home.

‘It is modern-day slavery’: migrant workers from Indonesia’s East Nusa Tenggara face trafficking, abuse
In Indonesia, paranormal activity banned as shamans clash in search for missing children

After three children went missing in North Sumatra, shamans flocked to their village to perform rituals to find them. But the police and even local spirits are unhappy.

28 Nov 2020 - 9:03PM

After three children went missing in North Sumatra, shamans flocked to their village to perform rituals to find them. But the police and even local spirits are unhappy.

In Indonesia, paranormal activity banned as shamans clash in search for missing children
Indonesia’s unpopular Omnibus Law ‘trying to kill us slowly’, protester says

Thousands have been arrested in violent protests against the new job creation law, as Indonesian President Joko Widodo said demonstrators are being driven by disinformation.

10 Oct 2020 - 10:31PM

Thousands have been arrested in violent protests against the new job creation law, as Indonesian President Joko Widodo said demonstrators are being driven by disinformation.

Indonesia’s unpopular Omnibus Law ‘trying to kill us slowly’, protester says
‘Slow-motion genocide’: coronavirus fears grow among refugees in Indonesia, Bangladesh and Thailand

Rohingya and Somali refugees in camps are particularly vulnerable to Covid-19, given their cramped living situation and limited access to health care.

6 Apr 2020 - 7:52PM

Rohingya and Somali refugees in camps are particularly vulnerable to Covid-19, given their cramped living situation and limited access to health care.

‘Slow-motion genocide’: coronavirus fears grow among refugees in Indonesia, Bangladesh and Thailand
Coronavirus: Trump and Widodo back chloroquine treatment, but fake news about this drug is as deadly as Covid-19

Public statements by presidents Trump and Widodo have sent demand for the drug rocketing, but its effectiveness against Covid-19 is at best unproven and in the wrong hands it can be fatal.

25 Mar 2020 - 9:40PM

Public statements by presidents Trump and Widodo have sent demand for the drug rocketing, but its effectiveness against Covid-19 is at best unproven and in the wrong hands it can be fatal.

Coronavirus: Trump and Widodo back chloroquine treatment, but fake news about this drug is as deadly as Covid-19
Coronavirus: anti-Chinese social media ‘more scary than Covid-19’ in Indonesia

As the coronavirus spreads through Indonesia, the fears of the ethnic Chinese community go beyond whether the health care system can cope.

22 Mar 2020 - 12:20PM

As the coronavirus spreads through Indonesia, the fears of the ethnic Chinese community go beyond whether the health care system can cope.

Coronavirus: anti-Chinese social media ‘more scary than Covid-19’ in Indonesia
What’s made Indonesian students forget the China taboo?

Not that long ago, having a Chinese book was strictly prohibited in Indonesia. But now the country’s young people are attending Chinese universities by the thousands.

1 Apr 2018 - 10:43AM

Not that long ago, having a Chinese book was strictly prohibited in Indonesia. But now the country’s young people are attending Chinese universities by the thousands.

What’s made Indonesian students forget the China taboo?