Fresh torture claims hit Indonesia
Prisoners allege abuse while in custody, despite president's contrary statements.
Last Modified: 28 Jan 2011 08:30 GMT

Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, Indonesia's president, says there have been no incidents of torture since he came to power in 2004.

But Al Jazeera has heard evidence from several prisoners who claim they were abused while in police custody.

Step Vaessen reports from the Indonesian capital, Jakarta.

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