Widespread incidence of torture in the provinces of Papua and West Papua in Indonesia
During the UPR of Indonesia in 2008, the government agreed to ratify the Optional Protocol to the UN Convention against Torture, Cruel, Inhumane and Other Degrading Treatment or Punishment, to include the crime of torture in the criminal code, and to increase its efforts to combat the lack of accountability for human rights violations committed. However provisions have yet to be made in the military and civil penal codes to criminalise torture and the Indonesian security forces continue to use it to extract confessions and maintain order.
FI urges the Government of Indonesia to: ensure the Convention against Torture is respected within national law so as to criminalise the procedure of torture; to ensure that military personnel who commit crimes, including torture, against civilians are tried in civilian court; to implement at least one national prevention mechanism.
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