Amnesty International Calls for National Police Evaluation
Thursday, 26 April, 2012 | 13:21 WIB
TEMPO Interactive, Jakarta:Amnesty International has requested the Indonesian government confirm that all murder reports are free from law enforcement interference and are not motivated by police attacks. The reports should also be investigated by an independent institution, which announces the finding to the public, Amnesty said.
“Amnesty International calls for an evaluation by the Indonesian government over the tactics used by the police in their arrest and maintenance of public order to ensure they comply with international standards,” said Amnesty International Indonesia campaigner Josef Benedict in a press release on Wednesday.
Josef said that Amnesty suspects the Indonesian police is guilty of abusing its power. Josef added that the Indonesian police have shot, beaten, and killed people without considering accountability. Over recent months, the police have attracted criticism for repeatedly shooting and attacking civilians involved in peaceful protests and land disputes.
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