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Indonesia / East Timor: A new order? Human rights in 1992

, Index number: ASA 21/003/1993

This report examines the human rights record in Indonesia and East Timor since the Santa Cruz massacre of November 1991. It finds that no fundamental change has occurred in the official repressive attitude to political dissent and that basic human rights continue to be violated in the name of national security. The violations described here include political killings and "disappearances", arbitrary arrest, incommunicado detention, torture, unfair political trials, the imprisonment of prisoners of conscience and the death penalty. Government initiatives, while welcome, have apparently not addressed the root causes of human rights .

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