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Report: Torturing suspects 'the norm' in Indonesia

Report: Torturing suspects 'the norm' in Indonesia

A new report says Indonesian law enforcers routinely torture suspects and convicts to extract confessions or obtain information.
Restaria Hutabarat of the Jakarta-based Legal Aid Foundation says the group's report found beatings, intimidation and rape are so commonplace they are considered the norm.
It found that few victims believe they have the right to lodge complaints.
Indonesia, a sprawling archipelagic nation of 237 million people, only emerged from decades of dictatorship in 1998. Though it has made tremendous strides toward democracy, a weak legal system continues to be a black spot.
National police spokesman Col. Boy Rafli Amar said he would study the 21-page report and make changes in the force if necessary.


Updated : 2021-05-06 05:32 GMT+08:00