Indonesia / East Timor: Who is to blame? Statement before the UN Special Committee on Decolonization - July 1994
This oral statement on human rights in East Timor was delivered by AI to the UN Special Committee on Decolonization on 13 July 1994. It provides detailed evidence of human rights violations committed in the last year and examines continued restrictions on access to East Timor by international human rights organizations. Among the concerns highlighted are: torture and ill-treatment (with several individual case studies); political imprisonment and unfair trials; extrajudical execution; "disappearances"; and impunity of perpetrators of violations. The appendices include a list of tried political prisoners from East Timor; a list of those allegedly extrajudicially executed by government forces; and a list of reported killings by opposition groups in East Timor. Also appended is a "Short report on the condition and situation of political prisoners", sent to AI by a confidential source in East Timor.