Indonesia Torture Video Soldiers Get Less Than A Year Sentence (Video)

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Three Indonesian soldiers captured on video torturing suspected separatists were sentenced Monday up to ten months in prison, angering rights activists who slammed the lenient verdict as a sham underlining the…

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Three Indonesian soldiers captured on video torturing suspected separatists were sentenced Monday up to ten months in prison, angering rights activists who slammed the lenient verdict as a sham underlining the military’s impunity. (Scroll down for video from Al Jazeera.)

Critics said the military trial verdict showed that Indonesia, which only recently emerged from decades of a military-led dictatorship, still had a long way to go toward implementing democratic reform.

Footage posted on YouTube late last year showed three men in uniform in the restive eastern region of Papua burning the genitals of one unarmed suspected separatist, who lay bound and naked on the ground, and then running a knife across the neck of another.

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