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Indonesia admits its soldiers have tortured detainees

Broadcast: 22/10/2010

Reporter:

Indonesia's security minister has conceded the country's soldiers have tortured detainees in West
Papua.

Transcript

LEIGH SALES, PRESENTER: Indonesia has admitted that its soldiers have tortured detainees in West
Papua.

(Hong Kong human rights group footage starts)

A human rights group in Hong Kong posted video footage showing a soldier holding a knife to the
face of one detainee.

Another Papuan has a burning stick applied to his genitals as soldiers attempt to extract
information from him.

Indonesia's security minister conceded today that the soldiers were Indonesian.

He described their actions as unprofessional and has promised a thorough investigation.