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Indonesia: Further information on possible "disappearance" / fear for safety

, Index number: ASA 21/002/1997

Antonio da Silva Monteiro (29), Paulo da Costa (17), Armindo da Silva (31), Armindo Monteiro (22), Jose Monteiro (31), Jose da Silva, Chiquito da Silva, Aquiles da Silva, Gilberto da Silva, Francisco da Silva (name previously unknown): Amnesty International has learned that the above 10 East Timorese men who it was feared had "disappeared", are now believed to be safe. According to reports, seven men were arrested in Waihulae, Viqueque district on 15 November, but all have now been released. It is not known if they were ill-treated while in custody.

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