Indonesia: Arrests, torture and intimidation: the government's response to its critics
On 27 July 1996, the Jakarta headquarters of the Indonesian Democratic Party (PDI) was raided by hundreds of police and alleged supporters of a rival faction of the PDI. The raid and riots resulted in the arrests of up to 249 people, serious injuries and at least five deaths. This report documents the raid, the findings of Indonesia's National Human Rights Commission concerning the raid and the arrests which have followed, and raises concerns about the trials. AI's information is derived from many sources including media, eyewitnesses' testimonies and human rights organizations. The document concludes with a list of recommendations for the Indonesian Government and member states of the United Nations.