• Research

Indonesia / East Timor: Protestors beaten, detained, "disappeared"

, Index number: ASA 21/034/1994

Despite government assurances that the situation in East Timor is normal and that human rights problems have been resolved, tension between Indonesian security forces and the East Timorese has intensified recently. Anybody who expresses criticism of Indonesian rule in East Timor risks human rights abuse and monitoring and investigation by outside human rights agencies, including the UN, continues to be subject to heavy restrictions by the military. Those who approach UN representatives or other foreign delegates risk arbitrary arrest and possible torture. The Indonesian government has also, in recent months, exerted pressure on other southeast Asian countries to forbid conferences at which human rights in East Timor will be discussed. Appended to this document are three lists giving the names of those detained during or after 14 July demonstration at the University of East Timor; those "disappeared" during or after the same demonstration; and those arrested, possibly "disappeared", on 10 July 1994 in connection with a visit by the UN Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, arbitrary and summary execution.

Choose a language to view report