PAN deplores Polri’s treatment meted out to KAMI activists

Jakarta – Guspardi Gaus, Indonesian Legislature’ (DPR’s) PAN faction member, regreted the National Cops’s (Polri’s) handling of the Action to Conserve Indonesia Coalition’s (KAMI’s) eight activists apprehended and paraded handcuffed in public in orange vests.

” They are neither lawbreakers nor corruptors or political prisoners, not to mention terrorists. To this end, the police is overreacting,” Gaus kept in mind here on Saturday.

Gaus highlighted that the Police, as the protector of society, must be more sensible in acting in supporting justice and fact.

Gaus saw the treatment meted out to activists, or “those with differing viewpoints,” comparable to lawbreakers as being highly improper.

” The authorities ought to be more prudent and humane. The act of parading the suspects using orange prison clothing and their hands tied or handcuffed will in fact stain the police’s image in the general public’s eyes,” the lawmaker mentioned.

The KAMI members were called as suspects for presumably breaking Law No. 11 of 2008 on Electronic Information and Deals (ITE Law), though they did not be worthy of to be dealt with like infamous lawbreakers, he stressed.

The lawmaker deemed the Police’s treatment of KAMI activists as being improper and “off side”.

Thus, Gaus is positive that the authorities would contemplate on its actions in connection with the occurrence and later conduct itself in a more humane manner. Do not make the image of Polri, which is respected as protector of the community, to high lower in the eyes of the general public.

The Indonesian Authorities’s Crime Investigation Department (Bareskrim) launched a video of the arrest of eight high-ranking officials and members of KAMI on Thursday (Oct 15) afternoon. All suspects were likewise provided before the media team.

The suspects were seen handcuffed and wearing orange detention clothes that checked out “Bareskrim Polri prisoners.”

The 8 suspects apprehended by the police consist of three members of the KAMI Executive Committee: Syahganda Nainggolan, Jumhur Hidayat, and Anton Permana.
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