26 June UN INTERNATIONAL DAY IN SUPPORT OF VICTIMS OF TORTURE
ABOUT JUNE 26
It was on June 26, 1987 that the United Nation's Convention against Torture first came into force and in 1997, to highlight their plight, the UN General Assembly officially proclaimed June 26 as the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture.“ No exceptional circumstances whatsoever, whether a state of war or a threat of war, internal political instability or any other public emergency, may be invoked as a justification for torture.” Article 2, United Nations Convention Against Torture. Only 130 of the 190 UN member states have so far ratified the Convention.
Ending torture needs fresh commitment from UN member states, say experts
The Independent | 24 June, 2017
INDONESIA: Torture occurs repeatedly
Scoop | Saturday, 24 June 2017
INDONESIA: Torture occurs repeatedly as perpetrators enjoy impunity
AHRC | June 23, 2017
Indonesian Police Accused Of Torturing West Papua Human Rights Commissioner
Pacific Islands Report | May 30, 2017
West Papuan human rights commissioner tortured and threatened by the Indonesian police
Free West Papua | MAY 26, 2017
Sparing the Rod in Indonesia
HRW | May 12, 2017
INDONESIA: Torture continues without effective punishment or remedy
ALRC | March 20, 2017
Torture Allegations Shadow Rex Tillerson’s Time at Exxon Mobil
Mother Jones | Januari 11, 2017
Torture remains a part of Criminal Law Enforcement in Indonesia
ICJR | June 30, 2016
Indonesia: Police chief’s shocking torture admission only tip of iceberg
Amnesty International | 21 April 2016
New report tells of murder, kidnapping and torture in West Papua
PMC | March 14, 2016
New Catholic report tells stories of murder, kidnapping and torture in West Papua
Catholic Leader | March 9, 2016
INDONESIA: Judicial and legal systems have failed to address torture ...
AHRC | Februari 25, 2016
No reconciliation without truth
Inside Indonesia | Oct-Dec 2015
Paul Lodewijk Krikoff
''It looked like they wanted to terminate us. One of the officers said they would make me into the anchor of the boat.'' Pistol-whipped, kicked, punched, burnt with cigarettes. Forced to eat chillies. Plastic bag put on head until near suffocation. Told to tongue-kiss a fellow prisoner.
''They ordered me and Lodewijk to kiss each other''.
Kicked and beaten at Detachment 88 post with sticks while blindfolded. Later attacked with dirty sandals. Refusal to engage in kisses resulted in being held in stress position with head bowed to floor and legs stretched wide.
''I was in a big pain. I simply confessed anything.''
Beaten for more than five hours while blindfolded and mouth covered in plastic. Interrogators put his leg under a table leg and then jumped on it. Told to lie down and systematically hit with hard object across legs, arms, fingers and head.
''They cover my face with a plastic bag. I couldn't breathe.'' After breaking plastic bag, beaten in ribs, head, ears with wooden stick. Slapped with sandals and punched repeatedly.
''It was torture. It lasted more than a week''. Beaten in the mouth, ear, cheek. In hospital for two days, but on release beaten again during further interrogations. Forced to hold painful stress positions.
Read more: http://www.theage.com.au/world/protesters-tortured-beaten-and-humiliated-by-elite-force-20100912-156y9.html#ixzz1PtZKNa6Y
Ending torture needs fresh commitment from every UN Member State – UN experts
OHCHR | GENEVA 23 June 2017
You can do something to stop torture !
United Nations Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment ▼
1. For the purposes of this Convention, the term "torture" means any act by which severe pain or suffering, whether physical or mental, is intentionally inflicted on a person for such purposes as obtaining from him or a third person information or a confession, punishing him for an act he or a third person has committed or is suspected of having committed, or intimidating or coercing him or a third person, or for any reason based on discrimination of any kind, when such pain or suffering is inflicted by or at the instigation of or with the consent or acquiescence of a public official or other person acting in an official capacity. It does not include pain or suffering arising only from, inherent in or incidental to lawful sanctions.» Read more
· Indonesia: Delayed Criminal Code reform prolongs institutional use of torture
Asian Human Rights Commission Statement. June 24, 2011
Teterissa says he was beaten and had a grenade put in his mouth
27 May 2008 ▼
Indonesia's Anti-terror unit deals out own terror
September 13, 2010 ▼
Arens Saiya, political prisoner and torture victim, talks to Al Jazeera through a video call.
Al Jazeera 28 Jan 2011 ▼