27 Mar 2015

Amnesty International concerned about Papua youths

8:18 pm on 27 March 2015

Amnesty International says it has concerns for the safety of four students who have been tortured or otherwise ill-treated by police in Indonesia's Papua province.

It says according to their lawyer, the four students, three of them children, were arbitrarily detained near Jayapura last week.

When they asked why they were being detained, the police accused them of committing a crime and at least 11 Brimob officers stabbed, beat, punched and kicked them.

One of them, Lesman Jigibalom, is in a critical condition in hospital.