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Indonesia: Further information on fear for safety / possible prisoners of conscience

, Index number: ASA 21/058/1996

Coen Hussein Pontoh, Dita Sari, Mohammad Shaleh, Hendrik Dikson Sirait, aged 24, Lisa Febrianti (f), aged 22, Trio Yohanus Mulyato, Zainal Abidin, aged 24, I Sunarman Purwosaputro, Patriatno, Titin, Budi Pratong (previously listed as Agus Sukarmanto), Syamsul Bachri, Agustyana, Nyonya B Veronica Sembiring (f); new arrests: Budiman Sujatmiko, Petrus Haryanto, Kendar Kusmandar, Benny S, Garda Sembiring, Ignatius Pranowo and four others (names unknown): On 11 and 12 August 1996, the Indonesian Armed Forces are believed to have arrested a further 10 people in Jakarta in relation to riots which broke out after the security forces raided the office of the Indonesian Democratic Party in the capital on 27 July. A military spokesman has said that they are being held in the Attorney General's office, although Amnesty International fears that they may be in military custody and denied access to lawyers.

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