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Indonesian Elections

May 05, 1997
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Amy is joined by two guests, who do not reveal their real names, discusses the trials and sentences of pro-democracy activists in Indonesia, the role of journalists in Indonesia as well as the upcoming elections. Indonesia will hold elections soon, although they are considered a sham and the current government is expected to win 70% of the vote.

- Cituwati (not real name)–Indonesian pro-democracy activist. - John Whitman (not real name)- head of PRD defense fund
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