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Komnas HAM works with Army on prison killing probe

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, April 1 2013   /  10:09 am

The National Commission on Human Rights (Komnas HAM) will work with the Indonesian Army (TNI AD) to investigate the possible role of members of the Army Special Forces (Kopassus) in the killing of four detainees in Cebongan Penitentiary, Sleman, Yogyakarta.

Investigators from Komnas HAM were earlier denied access to a Kopassus Group 2 headquarters in Surakarta, Central Java, where some of the supposed assailants are thought to have their base.

“We don’t know about the mechanism for the investigation of Kopassus yet because this is the first time Komnas HAM has worked on a case involving the TNI. We will meet Kopassus’ request for us to get permission from Army headquarters before we proceed,” chair of Komnas HAM Siti Noor Laila said on Sunday.

Komnas HAM will hold a meeting with the Jakarta military commander and the Army Special Forces commander at Jakarta A...