INDONESIA: POLICE ABUSE ENDEMIC IN CLOSED AREA OF PAPUA

Government Should Open Central Highlands to Independent Observers

In the Central Highlands of remote Papua province, a region closed to outside observers, police appear to be routinely committing serious abuses, such as extrajudicial executions, torture and rape, with impunity, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. Endemic police abuse is deepening mistrust of the national government in Jakarta and potentially inflaming separatist tensions.

Originally from Human Rights Watch News Releases on July 4, 2007, 10:00pm

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