News 11 february — 14:53

Indonesia police apologize for using snake in Papua interrogation

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 Indonesian police have apologized and pledged disciplinary action after officers draped a live snake around the neck of a suspect to persuade him to confess during an interrogation session in the easternmost area of Papua, Reuters reports.

A video circulated online shows a man being questioned about stolen mobile phones seated with his hands tethered behind his back yelling in distress as a snake is pushed towards his face by an officer.

The man, who can been seen writhing on the ground for much of the time is asked by an officer, “How may times have you stolen mobile phones?”

The suspect later responds by saying, “Only two times.”

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