UN experts condemn Indonesia’s use of live snakes to interrogate Papuans

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Experts are calling on the Indonesian government to launch an investigation into the alleged excessive use of force by police and military in West Papua.

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United Nations experts have called for “prompt and impartial investigations” into alleged inhumane treatment and killings of Indigenous Papuans by Indonesian police and military, including using a live snake as an interrogation method.

Earlier this month, Indonesian police admitted officers terrorised a handcuffed Papuan man with a live snake after video of the incident surfaced online.

The boy, who is heard screaming throughout the…

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