Indonesia and East Timor: Twenty years of violations: statement before the United Nations Special Committee on Decolonization
This report contains the text of an oral statement about human rights in East Timor delivered by AI on 11 July 1995 to the UN Special Committee on Decolonisation. It also provides detailed evidence of human rights violations committed in the past year. Two major periods of unrest, in November 1994 and throughout January and February 1995, resulted in large scale arbitrary arrests, torture and beatings, as well as dozens of political trials, including those of prisoners of conscience. International pressure forced the Indonesian Government to conduct an inquiry into the killings of six civilians in January 1995 (the "Liquiza killings"); however, other extrajudicial executions and "disappearances" remain unresolved. A list of East Timorese who have been tried since June 1994 in political trials is appended.
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