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Indonesia: Amnesty International briefing on the deteriorating human rights situation in Aceh for participants in the ASEAN Regional Forum (AFR), July 2001

, Index number: ASA 21/020/2001

On 11 April 2001 President Wahid issued Presidential Instruction IV/2001 (Inpres IV/2001) on ‘comprehensive steps towards resolving the problems of Aceh'. Although the Instruction lists political, social, economic and legal measures as part of the comprehensive approach, the main focus has been on new security arrangements which have resulted in renewed military operations and a further deterioration in the already serious human rights situation.

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