02/21/2018

Urgent Action: 12 Assumed Transgender People Publicly Tortured (Indonesia: UA 36.18)


Individuals assumed to be transgender women by the North Aceh Police Force were arbitrary arrested, humiliated and tortured on 27 January. Although released without charge the next day, the individuals remain deeply traumatized, with some having lost their jobs and others being forced to flee due to concerns for their safety.

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Individuals assumed to be transgender women by the North Aceh Police Force were arbitrary arrested, humiliated and tortured on 27 January. Although released without charge the next day, the individuals remain deeply traumatized, with some having lost their jobs and others being forced to flee due to concerns for their safety.

1) TAKE ACTION
Write a letter, send an email, call, fax or tweet:

  • Ensure that an independent, impartial and efficient investigation is carried out in addition to the internal one, that its report is made public and that perpetrators are brought to justice;
  • Provide full reparations to all victims, as well as effective protection to them and their family members from threats to their lives and safety, both from members of the local police and local people.
  • Respect Indonesia’s international human rights obligations and prevent, investigate and eliminate transphobia, gender based violence and criminalisation of individuals due to their gender expression, identity or sexual orientation.

Contact these two officials by 4 April, 2018:

Head of National Police
General Pol. H.M. Tito Karnavian
National Police Headquarters
Jl. Trunojoyo No.3, Kebayoran Baru
Jakarta Selatan 12110 Indonesia
Twitter: @DivHumasPolri
Fax: +62 (0)21 7200 669 / 721 8741
Email: [email protected]
Salutation: Dear General

Ambassador Budi Bowoleksono, Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia
2020 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Washington DC 20036
Phone: 202.775.5200
Twitter: @KBRIWashDC
Salutation: Dear Ambassador

2) LET US KNOW YOU TOOK ACTION

Click here to let us know if you took action on this case! This is Urgent Action 36.18
Here’s why it is so important to report your actions: we record the actions taken on each case—letters, emails, calls and tweets—and use that information in our advocacy.

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