Indonesia: student seeking justice for the killing of two protesters arrested, intimidatedEvent
- Initial Date
- Sep 28, 2020
- Event Description
La Ode Muhammad Safaat, a justice-seeking activist for Randi-Yusuf, member of the Same Blood Student Alliance (AMS) victim of a shooting, was arrested by officers from the Directorate of Research and General Crimes of the Regional Police Southeast Sulawesi on Monday, (28/9/2020 ).
Before the arrest, he was recording the ruin of protester’s camps in front of Southeast Sulawesi District Police office that was ruined by a group of unknown people two weeks before. While documenting, he was stopped by a police and got his cell phone confiscated and the police deleted his recording of the ruins of the camps. A few moments later, he got arrested and taken to the police office because he made a Facebook post titled “Is there any Police from Southeast Sulawesi Police District that still have functioning brain?”
During the investigation, Faat stated that the police threatened to skin him as well as gouge his eyeballs. A police officer also kicked a chair beside Faat during the investigation as a form of intimidation toward him. He was released at around 18.45 WITA although the police still process his case in order to charge him criminally.
According to the Director of Investigation and General Crimes of Southeast Sulawesi Regional Police, La Ode Aries Elfatar, Safaat was interogated at the Regional Police Headquarters Office and released at 19.30 WITa. He was accused for assaulting the institution through his Facebook post about the investigation of Randi-Yusuf's case.
- Impact of Event
- Gender of HRD
- (Arbitrary) Arrest and Detention
- Intimidation and Threats
- Rights Concerned
- Right to healthy and safe environment
- Right to liberty and security
- Monitoring Status
- Event Location
- Summary for Publications
On 28 September 2020, La Ode Muhammad Safaat, student, was arrested and intimidated by the police while seeking evidences on the killing of two protesters in Southeast Sulawesi Province, Indonesia.