|Detachment 88 and counter-terrorism in Indonesia|
Tuesday, 20 March 2012
Produced by Melissa Lahoud
|Detachment 88 Indonesia
A division of the Indonesian military has shot dead five terrorism suspects over the weekend, who they’ve accused of plotting to attack a popular bar in Bali. The Australian government supports the Indonesian Detachment 88 to fight terrorism, and this division was involved in the shooting.
But there are many critics who blame Detachment 88 for human rights abuses against civilians and question their quick resort to violence.
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Nick Chesterfield, editor of West Papua Media group