Indonesian Police Investigated for Attacking Reporters at Falun Gong Parade

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Police in northern
Indonesia are under investigation for assaulting journalists who were covering a
parade on Saturday. Police allegedly attacked four reporters while stopping a
local Falun Gong parade. Here’s more.

It was meant to be a day of
celebration. But practitioners of the Falun Gong spiritual practice in
Indonesia’s northern Surabaya city became a target of police brutality last
Saturday. Local police broke up a parade, and in the process attacked four
reporters covering the event. Now 21 police are under investigation, the Jakarta
Times reported on Tuesday.

Our own photographer Eko Oscar Nugroho was
one of the four journalists assaulted by police. His footage shows police
dragging a Falun Gong practitioner into a police vehicle. One policeman starts
to attack him. Police then tried to stop the cameras from rolling. Later,
another parade participant is seen visibly shaken, with obvious injuries to his

This reporter from a local TV station was also injured by

[Lukman Rozak, Trans 7-TV Reporter]:
“Then I heard somebody
shout, ‘Reporters close all cameras, reporters close all cameras!’ And then
suddenly, my hand holding the camera was hit, of course, I tried to shake free.
Some policemen beat me, kicking and hitting me. Although my camera is fine, I
feel they have disturbed my work, so I ignored them. I am going to sue them, I
don’t accept this."

About 300 people from around Indonesia, as well as
Taiwan and Singapore had come to participate in the parade. They wanted to
celebrate World Falun Dafa Day, as well as the anniversary of Surabaya city.

Police reportedly stopped the parade because there was no proper permit.
But parade organizers say they had already obtained one from local police.

The East Java Police spokesman told the Jakarta Times on Tuesday local
authorities are restricting Falun Gong activities because of requests from local
Chinese communist officials. The Chinese regime has been persecuting Falun Gong
practitioners in China since 1999 and using its diplomatic influence to suppress
the group overseas.

Falun Gong practitioners in Surabaya say they plan
to press charges against the police responsible for the attacks. Local
journalists associations have also urged authorities to thoroughly investigate
the case.


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