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Indonesia: Irian Jaya: National Commission on Human Rights confirms violations

, Index number: ASA 21/047/1995

On 22 September, Indonesia's National Commission on Human Rights, Komnas-HAM, announced that it had found evidence of serious human rights violations committed by the Indonesian Armed Forces (ABRI) in the Indonesian province of Irian Jaya. The Commission found that 16 people have been extrajudicially executed, four are believed to have "disappeared", and others have been subject to arbitrary arrest and torture. While welcoming the strong statement of the Commission, AI is concerned that the lack of any legal obligation on the Government of Indonesia to act on Komnas-Ham's findings could result in those alleged to have committed violations not being held to account.

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