PUBLIC AI Index: ASA 21/143/99
9 September 1999
Further information on EXTRA 126/99 (ASA 21/138/99, 8 September 1999) - Fear
of extrajudicial execution/”disappearance” or torture
EAST TIMORMau Hodu
New name: Mau Huno
Mau Huno, a pro-independence activist and member of the National Council of
Timorese Resistance (CNRT), is believed to be in military custody in Kupang,
West Timor. Amnesty International fears that he is at risk of extrajudicial
execution, “disappearance” or torture.
Mau Hodu remains in custody. It is believed that he may have been taken to
Kupang by the military.
FURTHER RECOMMENDED ACTION: Please send telegrams/faxes/express/airmail
letters in English, Indonesian or your own language:
- urging the authorities to clarify the whereabouts of Mau Huno and Mau Hodu
and the charges under which they are held;
- urging the authorities to guarantee their security in custody, ensuring that
they have access to human rights lawyers, their family and medical personnel
and that they are immediately and unconditionally released if they are not
to be charged with a recognisable criminal offence.
MINISTER OF DEFENCE AND SECURITY / COMMANDER OF THE ARMED FORCES (TNI)
Menteri Pertahanan dan Keamanan
Jl. Medan Merdeka Barat No.13-14
Telegrams:Minister of Defence and Security, Jakarta, Indonesia
Fax: + 62 21 381 4535/ 384 5178 (Fax numbers in Indonesia can be difficult
to get through to. Please keep trying.)
Salutation: Dear Minister
Representatives of your own government’s foreign affairs department, and to
diplomatic representatives of Indonesia accredited to your country.
PLEASE SEND APPEALS IMMEDIATELY. Check with the International Secretariat,
or your section office, if sending appeals after 6 October 1999.