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Drug User Groups Rally Attention to Police Abuses in Indonesia

Four drug user advocacy groups in Indonesia (Forkon, Panazaba, Performa and EJA) documented in detail how the Indonesia National Police torture, illegally detain, and extort those suspected of using illegal drugs. 

Their report, released on February 14, 2012 during a multi-stakeholder that included the Ombudsman’s Office, the National Human Rights Commission and the Indonesian National Narcotics Board, resulted in coverage of the report’s release in the Jakarta Post.  Some 76 percent of those surveyed had experienced police violence, and 51 percent had been tortured.  In addition, extortion of drug users is also a common occurrence.

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