Anti-graft body says detention center managed according to rules

Jakarta (ANTARA) The Corruption Eradication Commission has stated that the management of the anti-graft body’s detention house is carried out in accordance with all regulations.

“In fact, there was a visit from the Directorate General of Penitentiary of the Ministry of Law and Human Rights to see the suitability of the facilities, procedures, and management of other prisons,” said the commission’s spokesman Febri Diansyah here on Thursday.

Previously Romahurmuziy also known as Rommy, the suspect in a bribery case at the Ministry of Religion, had distributed copies of letters to the media about complaints from suspects detained at the commission’s detention house.

“Being a detainee does have a lot of restrictions. If you want to live freely, you should not do anything that violates the laws from the start, especially in this context of alleged corruption,” said Febri.

Rommy shared two copies of the letters from detainees, dated January 6 and January 29, 2019.

In the January 6 letter it was alleged that prisoners must be handcuffed when going to worship and at other activities.

“Related to the time for worship, the the commission has assisted according to the religious teachings of each detainee. So, it is not true to say prisoners are handcuffed while carrying out the worship,” Febri said.

In a letter dated January 29, it was stated that inhuman treatment of detainees at the anti-graft body’s detention house, included the confiscation of simple electric cooking utensils.

“Regarding the heating of food, it was also mentioned that electric utensils were prohibited from being brought in,” Febri said.

The commission, he said, hoped that this would be a lesson for the public, especially for officials who should not commit corrupt acts.

“If one is processed in a corruption or other criminal case and is detained, there will be restrictions on their freedom that are, indeed, regulated according to applicable criminal regulations,” he said.

Source: Antara News