Jayapura, Jubi – The Cooperation Team for the Prevention of Torture (KuPP) made a visit to Papua recently. The team visited four police headquarters in the region. These included the Papua Police Headquarters, Jayapura City Police Headquarters, Jayapura Regency Police Headquarters, and Keerom Police Headquarters.
The KuPP is established in accordance with Law No. 5/1998, which ratifies the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment,
Given the conflict-prone nature of Papua, the region was a priority destination for the KuPP team. The purpose of their visit was to assess the conditions of detainees and observe the handling of detention matters in the area. The team examined aspects like the capacity of detention rooms, the separation of detention spaces for men, women, and children, and the presence of any cruel or torturous practices against detainees.
Anton Prajasto, the Program Manager of the KuPP Team, highlighted that their objective was to improve the detention processes in the police stations and address any issues that may have been identified during their previous visit to Papua in 2021.
Notably, they had previously found a lack of separation between male and female detention centers, and they aimed to ensure that corrective measures had been taken to prevent such practices in the future. The ultimate goal of the KuPP Team is to foster better treatment and handling of detainees in the region.