Indonesia police accused of torturing three Papuans

Indonesian police have been accused of torturing three civilians in Lanny Jaya Regency of Papua province. Suara Papua reports that the three Papuans, who are members of the Baptist Church in Pirime, were arrested after returning from a trip to Sinak.

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The three men were allegedly severely tortured after being arrested, with their skin being sliced open by razor blades. Their whereabouts is not currently known.

Chairman of the Fellowship of Baptist Churches in Papua (PGBP), Socratez Sofyan, confirmed the arrests and torture when contacted by

“[The allegations are] correct. The three people arrested are members of the Baptist Church. A report I received last night stated that they have been tortured and their skin sliced with razor blades by policemen,” Yoman explained by mobile phone, Saturday (9/3/2013)...