Indonesia / East Timor: State of fear - statement before the United Nations Special Committee on Decolonization
In an oral statement to the United Nations Special Committee on Decolonization on 13 July 1993, Amnesty International referred to a wide range of human rights violations by Indonesian armed forces that continue to be perpetrated in an institutionalized and systematic manner in East Timor. These include the unfair trials of political prisoners, the arbitrary detention of hundreds of people in unacknowledged and incommunicado detention, during which there are many cases of alleged torture, ill-treatment and rape. There are also reports of people being subsequently subject to internal banishment. There have been dozens of reports of "disappearances" and extrajudicial executions, and the regular harassment and intimidation of civilians, particularly the relatives of political detainees.