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Indonesia: Fear of torture/ill-treatment

, Index number: ASA 21/061/1997

Yulius Petege, Yahia Pigome, Ben Kotouki and five others (names unknown) members of the Ekari tribe: Attempts by the Indonesian security forces to quell disturbances which began on 21 August 1997 in the Timika area of Irian Jaya, have resulted in two local tribes people being shot dead and 15 others being beaten severely. The above-named were reportedly beaten by police and taken away in buses. There is concern that they may be at risk of torture or ill-treatment in custody.

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