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Indonesia/East Timor: Fear for safety

, Index number: ASA 21/048/1999

Marta Fatima (f), Ivao Ribeiro (f), Jorgina Sarmento (f), Remija da Concicao (f), Noveva (f), Agusta (f), Justina Santa (f), Gracilda Varela (f), Anita Lemos (f), Elvira (f), Terasa Varela (f). Amnesty International is concerned for the safety of the 11 women from Liquisa named above who are reportedly being held hostage by the militia group Besi Merah Putih (BMP), Iron Red and White, since late May 1999. A local village leader in contact with the militias has reportedly said they will be killed. The women are apparently being sexually molested in detention.

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