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Rappler's latest stories on Indonesia police


Scales of justice: Indonesia police probe snake interrogation

Feb 11, 2019 - 7:39 PM

Shocking viral footage emerges online showing an alleged pickpocket screaming hysterically as another officer shouts abuse at a police station in restive Papua province

Indonesian cop charged over French drug suspect's jailbreak

Feb 01, 2019 - 3:06 PM

Indonesian police says the female officer – head of inmate security at the police detention center on Lombok island – received $1,000 before Felix Dorfin's jailbreak nearly two weeks ago

(FILES) This file photo taken on December 21, 2018 shows Frenchman Felix Dorfin (R) under escort after he was brought to a ceremony where Indonesian officials destroyed various drugs seized in 2018, in Mataram on the holiday island of Lombok. An Indonesian police officer has been arrested for allegedly taking a bribe to help a French drugs suspect escape from jail, authorities said Friday, as the search for the fugitive continued. Pikong / AFP

Indonesia hit by another attack after deadly suicide bombings

May 16, 2018 - 12:06 PM

(3rd UPDATE) Local police say the group slammed a minivan into a gate at the station in Riau on Sumatra island and then attacked officers with samurai swords

2 families staged Indonesian suicide bombings – police

May 14, 2018 - 10:58 AM

(4th UPDATE) The spate of bombings has rocked Indonesia, with the Islamic State group claiming both the church and police station attacks

EXPLOSION. Screenshot of explosion from CCTV courtesy of Surabaya police office

Jokowi’s feud with Megawati colors Indonesian politics

Jun 25, 2015 - 6:03 PM

The Corruption Eradication Commission is caught in the middle of it

PATRONS. File photo showing President Joko Widodo (right) with the heads of two major political parties supporting him, PDI-P's Megawati Sukarnoputri (middle) and Nasdem's Surya Paloh (left). Photo by EPA

Will Indonesia’s anti-graft agency ever get its mojo back?

Jun 18, 2015 - 10:45 AM

With renewed efforts to revise the KPK law and no strong applicants to lead the once powerful agency anti corruption activists are increasingly pessimistic

WHO WILL? Activists protesting the 'criminalization' of the Corruption Eradication Commission in January 2015. Photo by Gatta Dewabratta/Rappler

Indonesia’s embattled graft-busters seek military help

May 08, 2015 - 11:34 AM

Indonesia s famed anti corruption agency battling police reaches out to armed forces

Police officers guarding the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) building atthe height of the conflict with the National Police  in January 2015. Photo by Gatta Dewabratta/Rappler

IPW: Budi Gunawan sudah dipilih jadi Wakapolri

Apr 21, 2015 - 7:07 PM

Ketua Presidium Indonesia Police Watch Neta S Pane menyebutkan pemilihan Komjen Budi Gunawan sebagai wakapolri telah dilaporkan ke Presiden Jokowi

Calon Kapolri Kom Jen Polisi Budi Gunawan pada 26 Desember 2012. Foto oleh Subekti/Tempo

The wRap Indonesia: Jan. 15, 2015

Jan 15, 2015 - 2:53 PM

Corruption suspect Budi Gunawan clears test to become Indonesian police chief divers search AirAsia fuselage Jokowi says gas prices will go down again soon and more

Foto Abraham Samad hasil editan Agan Harahap. Foto ini diposting @aganharahap untuk merespons foto syur mirip Abraham yang beredar di dunia maya.

Indonesia should drop ‘good’ and ‘bad’ labels on women

Dec 05, 2014 - 2:32 PM

Indonesian state institutions reinforce the labelling of women into ‘good’ and ‘bad’ by policing women’s bodies

HARSHER PUNISHMENTS. An Acehnese women receiving lashes in front of the Al-Munawwarah Mosque in Aceh in 2010. A new bylaw means non-Muslims will also be subjected to Sharia law. Photo by Nurdin Hasan/Rappler

Indonesian police ‘virginity tests’ fit pattern of flagrant rights abuses

Dec 01, 2014 - 7:05 PM

Reform within the Indonesian police have been very slow with discriminatory ‘virginity testings’ and police torture and brutality still rampant

Female members of the Indonesian police force ride motorbikes as they mark Kartini Day in Jakarta on April 22, 2013. Photo by Adek Berry/AFP

Indonesian police criticized over virginity tests

Nov 18, 2014 - 5:38 PM

The women told how they were forced to strip naked before female medics gave them a two finger test — a practice described by HRW as archaic and discredited

A police cadet directs traffic in Jakarta, Indonesia. She is one of 7,000 female police cadets recruited in April 2014. Photo by Andreas Harsono/HRW