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Indonesia (Aceh): Torture of gay men by the Banda Raya police

, Index number: ASA 21/004/2007

In January 2007 two gay men were reportedly beaten, kicked and verbally abused by neighbours and then were arbitrarily detained by the police, and taken to Banda Raya police post, where they were subjected to further sexual abuse and other forms of torture and ill-treatment. It appears that the men were targeted solely because of their sexual orientation. Amnesty International is calling for a full, independent and impartial investigation into the case and for all the alleged perpetrators - including police officers with command responsibility, and civilians - to be brought to justice.

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