Investigation attack on Alldo Felix Januardy
On 28 January 2018, Lawyers for Lawyers (L4L) and Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada (LRWC) expressed their concern about the termination of the investigation of the physical attack on Indonesian lawyer Alldo Fellix Januardy, in a support letter to the South Jakarta District Court, Indonesia.
Mr. Alldo Fellix Januardy is an independent public interest lawyer at the Legal Aid Institute (LBH) in Jakarta. He was maltreated by members of the Civil Service Police Unit (Satuan Polisi Pamong Praja) during a forced eviction in Bukit Duri, Tebet, South Jakarta on 12 January 2016, following his efforts to negotiate a suspension of the plan to forcefully evict his clients. Shortly after the attack, L4L and LRWC already called on the Indonesian authorities to carry out an immediate, thorough and impartial investigation into the attack of Alldo Fellix Januardy and make sure that those responsible will be brought to justice in accordance with international standards.
Termination of police investigation
Alldo Fellix Januardy filed a police report against the perpetrators at the South Jakarta Police Office shortly after the incident. However, the South Jakarta Police recently decided to terminate the police investigation after 1.5 years, even though it was reported that there is compelling evidence of the maltreatment.
In their support letter, L4L and LRWC urge the South Jakarta District Court to nullify the decision of the South Jakarta Police to terminate the investigation into the maltreatment of Alldo Fellix Januardy and ensure the protection of Alldo Fellix Januardy and all public interest lawyers by accepting Alldo Fellix Januardy as a victim in the legal proceedings of maltreatment by police officers, allowing that the perpetrators shall be brought to justice in accordance with international standards.
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