Human Rights Commission Asks Police to Further Investigate Putri Candrawathi's Claims of Sexual Violence

- 05 September 2022 12:15 WIB
Komnas HAM Commissioner Beka Ulung Hapsara. (Photo/pmjnews)
Komnas HAM Commissioner Beka Ulung Hapsara. (Photo/pmjnews)

JAKARTADAILY.ID – Indonesian Human Rights Commission (Komnas HAM) conveyed eight points of recommendation to the National Police regarding the handling of the case of the premeditated murder of Brigadier J.

"We convey special recommendations to our police friends. Later, recommendations to the President and the DPR will follow," Komnas HAM Commissioner Beka Ulung Hapsara told reporters at the Komnas HAM Office, Thursday, September 1, 2022.

He explained that the recommendation was Komnas HAM’s conclusion and an analysis of the facts of the murder of Brigadier J.

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"Komnas HAM submits recommendations to the Indonesian National Police as a state institution that has the authority to enforce the law in Indonesia," he added.

The following is a complete recommendation from Komnas HAM:

1. Requesting investigators to follow up on the facts found by Komnas HAM and the National Commission on Women (Komnas Perempuan) in the law enforcement process and ensure that the process is impartial, free from intervention, transparent and accountable based on scientific crime investigation.

1. Following up on the investigation of allegations of sexual violence against Ferdy Sambo’s wife Putri Chandrawati in Magelang with the principles of human rights and conditions of special vulnerabilities, meaning that the investigation into allegations of sexual violence must be followed up by the police.

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3. Ensuring law enforcement is not only limited to violations of discipline or code of ethics, but also alleged criminal acts and not only against the alleged perpetrators but also all parties involved both in the capacity to assist and participate.

4. Requesting the Special Inspectorate to examine the alleged ethical violation of every member of the police involved and impose sanctions on members of the police who are proven to have committed Obstruction of Justice in handling and disclosing the incident of Brigadier J's death in accordance with Police Regulation Number 7 of 2022 concerning the Code of Professional Ethics and the Commission Code of Ethics of the Indonesian National Police.

5. Strengthening the institution of the Women's and Child Protection Unit (PPA) as the directorate so that it can become more independent and professional in handling reporting cases of violence against women, including sexual violence.

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6. Adopt good practice in handling cases of alleged sexual violence against Putri Chandrawati in other cases where women are in conflict with the law.


Editor: Suksmajati Kumara


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