TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Director of Amnesty International Indonesia, Usman Hamid, urges an investigation to find out the roots of the riot involving terrorist convicts and officers in Police`s Mobile Brigade detention center or Mako Brimob, Depok.
According to Usman, an investigation may help the public understand the exact reason behind the incident that killed five police officers. “The investigation result should be released to public,” Said Usman when contacted by Tempo on Friday, May 11, 2018.
The riot in Mako Brimob broke out on Tuesday night, May 08, 2018. The police said the riot erupted because of a quarrel between convicts and police about the food brought by the inmate's family.
The commotion lasted for 36 hours which was ended at around 07:15 on Thursday, May 10, 2018. About 155 convicts surrender without resistance. From the number, as many as 145 inmates have been moved to Nusakambangan, Central Java.
Usman stated he appreciated the way police controlling the situation in Mako Brimob. The Amnesty chief said what they did was correct by using humanist approach to convicts without any raid. “Whatever the outcome of the negotiation, the human rights principle should be placed first,” he said.