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Indonesian Human Rights Lawyer Found Tortured and Mutilated in Aceh

September 06, 2000

This sad news from Indonesia. We now have word that Jafar Siddiq Hamzah, a graduate student of New York University. A publisher and human rights lawyer who was a permanent resident in the United States, he is Acehnese himself, went to his homeland in Aceh disappeared a month ago. It looks like as we speak an autopsy is discovering that the body of one of five young men found is Jafar Siddiq Hamzah’s.


  • Allan Nairn, a Journalist and Activist currently in Asia.