Handling of Criminal Measure of Terrorism by Densus 88 in The Perspective of Human Rights

Fazar Sidiq Solihin, Dini Dewi Heniarti


Special Detachment or Densus 88 is a special unit of the Indonesian National Police for the handling of terrorists in Indonesia. This special red-bellied troop is specially trained to deal with any terror threat, including bomb terror. Much has been done by Densus 88 in dealing with acts of terrorism violence, such as arresting the leader of Bali I and Bali II bombing, crack down on terrorist groups in Temanggung, Tuban, Poso and so on. However, from the success of Densus 88 in the handling of terrorism, many of the community, politicians, scholars also complained about the working system of Special Detachment 88. Many civilians who became victims of the brutal action carried out by Densus 88 by shooting dead people Not necessarily proven to be a terrorism suspect. Recently the National Commission on Human Rights (Komnas HAM) responded to the incident of police shooting dead six suspected terrorists in Tuban, East Java. Government policies through law enforcement in counter terrorism in Indonesia have been distorted, Densus 88 Polri tends to apply the concept of 'war' strategy by murder and slaughter against suspected terrorists, not preventive approach. Based on this, the identification of the problem to be studied in this research is: How to deal with terrorist acts committed by Densus 88? And how is terrorism handled by Densus 88 in the perspective of Human Rights? The method used in this research is library research, ie research using books, magazines, manuscripts, documents, and so on, which is related and discuss the theme of the problem in this research. The conclusion of this research is the handling of criminal act of Theorism by Densus 88 should prioritize law enforcement through comprehensive step steps that are fully balanced based on the principle of proportional principle, that is preventive action and repressive action. And the human rights view of violence or anarchism committed by Densus 88 in handling Terrorism crime is considered considered to violate human rights if it is done procedurally and proportionally.


Terrorism, Criminal, Densus 88 and Human Rights


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Pasal 1 Undang-Undang Nomor 5 Tahun 1998 Tentang Menentang Penyiksaan dan Perlakuan atau Penghukuman Lain yang Kejam, Tidak Manusiawi, dan Merendahkan Martabat Manusia

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.29313/.v0i0.6636

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