Thursday, December 02, 2010

Watch, Cringe and Cry

The Huffington Post
The grainy, jerky 10-minute video, taken on a mobile phone, shows two men from Indonesia's easternmost province of Papua being horribly tortured by members of the Indonesian military. The elder of the two men screams in pain as the soldiers repeatedly burn his genitals with a smoldering piece of wood; the younger man bears a look of abject terror as a large knife is shifted from his throat to his face. No attractive realities of contemporary Indonesia are on display here, and Indonesian authorities have admitted the video is not a work of fiction.
A most vivid and powerful paragraph from the article by Sophie Richardson, Advocacy director of Human Rights Watch’s Asia Division.

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