Kompolnas to investigate cops in JIS Case
- Several media locally and internationally have reported on the National Police Commission’s investigation into the JIS Case. “This is encouraging news to the Bantleman family, it has been nearly one year since Neil was detained and our family hopes that this investigation can identify suspected errors in the investigation that led to his wrongful conviction” Tracy Bantleman.
- Update: A verdict is expected in the JIS civil case for $125 million US on July 7th or July 14th in Jakarta. Indonesian doctors have testified that medical test results show no signs of sexual abuse.
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The Jakarta Post – Greater Jakarta: Kompolnas Probing Cops who Handled JIS Case
Mediaindonesia.com – National Police deemed unready to handle the increasing numbers of child sexual abuse cases.
Merdeka.com – Kompolnas Calls for Disclosure of Torture by Investigators when Handling JIS Case
Inilah.com – Child Victims Easily Influenced in Sexual Abuse Cases
Kompas – Caution Required in Issuing Medical Reports
Drafting and issuing a medical examination/report in cases of sexual abuse on children requires caution and thoroughness, as the document will serve as scientific evidence for judges in sentencing the defendants. According to dr. Ferryal Basbeth of the Forensic and Medico legal Science Department at Yarsi University, conclusions made by doctors in their medical reports are not always correct. “Therefore, doctors need to be careful, as medical reports can lead to punishment on someone,” she said in the “Analysis into Handling of Child Sex Abuse through Scientific Crime Investigation” national seminar in Jakarta, Wednesday (6/10).
Jawa Pos – Plea for Investigation without Violence
The National Police Commission (Kompolnas) said that there have been many errors and mistakes by police in handling cases. Many allegations of torture or violence by law enforcers have surfaced. Kompolnas Commissioner Muhammaad Nasser said that mishandling in many cases have led to the death of suspects. “Using violence to force suspects to confess, in the attempt to gather evidence, is a wrongdoing,” said Nasser when moderating a discussion on the handling of child sex abuse cases held by Kompolnas yesterday (6/10).
Cleaners Case News
Kompas.com – Metro Police Visits Cipinang Detention Centre to Investigate Torture of JIS Staff
The Metro Jaya Police Internal Affairs Division (Propam) visited the Cipinang Detention Centre in East Jakarta, on Thursday (4/6/2015), hoping to meet with the convicted cleaners in the JIS sexual abuse case. Propam sought to investigate the alleged torture on the cleaner who died during the investigation process. Laywer of the three convicted cleaners, Saut Irianto Rajagukguk said the inspection by Propam is expected to unfold all irregularities in the case. He added that the cleaners had been victimized by the police when they were placed as the perpetrators. The investigation was prompted by a request from the National Police Commission (Kompolnas).