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Indonesia: Free speech protesters detained and beaten

, Index number: ASA 21/027/1994

More than 50 people were detained or badly beaten by Indonesian security forces during a peaceful protest in Jakarta on 27 June 1994 against government restrictions on press freedom. They were among some 300 protesters who had tried to march to the Ministry of Information to protest against the banning of three of the country's major news magazines on 21 June (Tempo, Editor and Detik). An appendix lists those detained or beaten.

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