The Practice of Torture: Business As Usual in Papua

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7 Oct 2015

The Practice of Torture: Business As Usual in Papua

The case studies in this report provide but a small example of the much broader patterns of violations that have occurred and which continue to take place until today in Papua. The cases demonstrate entrenched impunity for torture involving state actors. 

The Indonesian government has not demonstrated a serious commitment to recognize the truth about the widespread use of torture by state agents, prosecute perpetrators, prevent the recurrence of torture or other violations, and offer reparations to victims. Torture has become embedded in the functioning and culture of the state security apparatus after the transition to democracy.