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Human Rights Watch today welcomed the naming of nineteen suspects by Indonesian prosecutors investigating the terror and destruction in East Timor last year. "It's a long-awaited first step, but serious obstacles remain," said Joe Saunders, deputy Asia…
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Human Rights Watch today called for a new international initiative to press for justice for East Timor. The island nation on August 30 marks the first anniversary of the U.N.-supervised referendum in which voters overwhelmingly chose independence from…
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(New York) -- Human Rights Watch today called on Indonesian authorities to lift a March 31 deadline on humanitarian aid to East Timorese refugees living in West Timor. The Indonesian government has given the refugees, some 100,000 people, until the end of…
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(New York) --- In a new report released today, Human Rights Watch called for urgent efforts to separate militia members from civilian East Timorese in refugee camps in Indonesia. The refugees should also be allowed to choose freely whether to return from…
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(New York) - Human Rights Watch warned that tens of thousands of East Timorese pushed out to West Timor by Indonesian army-backed militias could be "transmigrated" to other parts of Indonesia within weeks, making it nearly impossible for them to return…
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Displaced Persons in E.Timor Subject to Attack, Summary Execution

(New York) -- People fleeing the terror in East Timor or being forced out by militias have no protection over the border, Human Rights Watch said today. The same army-backed militias are now in West Timor patrolling the refugee camps, bus terminals, and…