Confronting refugee abuse in Indonesian detention centres

In February last year, guards at the Pontianak Immigration Detention Center in West Kalimantan beat Taqi Naroye, an Afghan asylum-seeker, so badly that he died.

A new Human Rights Watch report finds that this was not an isolated instance — rather, the report documents numerous instances of guards abusing detainees, including children, in immigration facilities across Indonesia.

click here to read the report.


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