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Amnesty: Police abuse rampant in Indonesia

Torture and other forms of ill-treatment carried out by Indonesian police remain rampant despite the government's efforts to reform the police force, human rights group Amnesty International said in a report released Wednesday.

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I'm also being asked to 'report' myself every month with the local police and of course to pay 50 thousand RP to them every month. This kind of behaviour makes me sick!
I have a family and I support the local community and I'm being treated like a criminal.
This is something I don't like about Indonesia, at least the town where I live in.

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On 25-06-2009 11:00 papaya wrote: I'm also being asked to 'report' myself every month with the local police and of course to pay 50 thousand RP to them every month.

This is one of those tricks, based on a half truth. The thing is that your hotel, guesthouse or landlord wiil have to report you to the police (INTEL), every time you have a new visa or when you have extended your visa. Not you. That report is for free. The penalty of not reporting a foreign devil is Rp 5jt, or one year in jail. Unless your domicile is, say, rented in your sponsor's or wife's name, you don't have to worry. And even if it is, you are not responsible for reporting, your wife/sponsor is.

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papaya; are you also asked to bend over for the police? Or maybe you are requested to suck an officers dick maybe? Or did they molest you with their gun? You paying 50.000 Rupiah may not be according to the rules, but it's nothing compared to what Amnesty International is talking about here.

And read what guna2 wrote, it's true. I never reported myself at any police station, while I am damned sure someone did that for me. That is how it should be, furthermore you should not be worried too much about it.

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