101 East  looks at the human rights record of
Indonesia’s anti-terror police unit BRIMOB
The arrest of alleged Jemaah Islamiyah leader Abu Dujana by Indonesia's anti-terror police has won the country praise from its neighbours and further afield.

The Western-backed Detachment 88, set up in the aftermath of the 2002 Bali bombings, continues to be at the forefront of the archipelago's war on terror.

Part of Detachment 88's success comes from its heavy reliance on intelligence – much of which is supplied by former members of radical Islamist groups.

Analysts and human rights advocates are hoping Detachment 88's success and increased professionalism will rub off on Indonesia's longer-standing paramilitary police groups; BRIMOB and Gegana, both of which have a suspect past when it comes to human rights.

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This episode of 101 East aired on October 25, 2007


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