UA 441/93 - Indonesia: arrest of prisoners of conscience / legal concern / fear of ill-treatment: Nuku Sulaiman and 21 other student activists
Nuku Sulaiman and 21 other student activists at the National University were arrested on 25 November 1993 and 14 December 1993 after taking part in peaceful demonstrations. AI fears that they may be at risk of ill-treatment in incommunicado detention. AI considers them to be prisoners of conscience and is concerned that they may face an unfair trial if brought before the courts. They police have reportedly stated that they will be charged with insulting the president and will face a maximum of six years in prison if convicted.