Usman Hamid

Usman Hamid is executive director of Amnesty International Indonesia. He holds a master's in philosophy from Australian National University. He has previously served as coordinator of the Commission for Missing Persons and Victims of Violence (KontraS) and in 2012 co-founded Public Virtue and the Indonesian Branch of Change.org. Currently he teaches at Indonesia Jentera School of Law (STH Indonesia Jentera).

On the 16th anniversary of human rights defender Munir Said Thalib’s murder, Usman Hamid reflects on the values that motivated his actions.

Racist abuse of Papuan students in Java sparked widespread protests in 2019. On the anniversary of the racist incident, Usman Hamid writes that the government needs to be prepared to have a more open conversation about Papua.