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Indonesia: Paying the price for "stability"

, Index number: ASA 21/012/1998

Indonesia is experiencing serious political and economic crisis and is under pressure at the international level to introduce reforms to improve the economy. In this context the Indonesian authorities are imposing restrictions on its citizens' rights to freedom of association and expression. The document details the measures being taken to suppress opposition, including peaceful opposition and includes a list of arrests in connection with the March 1998 presidential election. AI gives recommendations for steps the government should take to alleviate the situation.

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