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.
· INDONESIA: Acts of torture not yet prosecuted as serious crimes
Asian Human Rights Commission | 25 June 2015
· Is Indonesia inching toward justice?
By Richard Bennett, Amnesty International’s Asia-Pacific Director
Amnesty International | 25 June 2015, 10:53 UTC
· Right to Rehabilitation (R2R) the theme for 26 June 2015
IRCT | JUNE 26, 2015
· Expert Commentary: International Day in Support of Victims of Torture
The University of Manchester | JUNE 26, 2015
· On International Day, UN chief, rights experts urge broad support for victims of torture
United Nations / 26 June 2013
· Statement by EU High Representative Catherine Ashton on the occasion of the United Nations International Day in Support of Victims of Torture
Council of the European Union (Press Release) / 26 June 2013
· Asia: Thorough Police Reform to End Culture of Torture
Scoop / Wednesday, 26 June 2013
· INDONESIA: Special report on practice of torture in Indonesia released
Asian Human Rights Commission / June 26, 2013
· KontraS: Kasus Penyiksaan Meningkat Drastis Setahun Terakhir
Senin, 25 Juni 2012
· 98 Percent of Juvenile Offenders Tortured in Indonesia, Shocking Study Finds
April 12, 2012
Activist's death blamed on anti-terrorism squad 'abuses'
SMH \ September 15, 2010
Torture 'widespread' in Indonesia: Amnesty
Indonesia police celebrations marred by torture claims
ABC / 2008-07-02
Indonesian freedom elusive for some
Aljazeera.net TUESDAY, MAY 27, 2008
Torture 'unpunished in Indonesia'
UN expert finds torture largely unpunished in Indonesia
29 November 2007
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
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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 ▼
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