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Harm Reduction Journal

, 6:28

First Online: 24 October 2009Received: 08 June 2009Accepted: 24 October 2009


In Indonesia, an ongoing government -war on drugs- has resulted in numerous arrests and anecdotal reports of abuse in detention, but to date there has been little documentation or analysis of this issue. JANGKAR also known in English as the Indonesian Harm Reduction Network, a nongovernmental organization NGO based in Jakarta, surveyed 1106 injecting drug users in 13 cities about their experiences of police abuse. Of those interviewed, 667 or 60% reported physical abuse by police. These findings indicate the importance of continuing efforts to promote police reform and harm reduction in Indonesia.

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Autor: Sara LM Davis - Agus Triwahyuono - Risa Alexander


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