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Friday, March 31, 2000

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  • Indonesian General Served with Human Rights Lawsuit

    Last night, as Indonesian General Johny Lumintang was passing through Dulles Airport in Washington, he was served with a lawsuit. The New York-based Center for Constitutional Rights filed the suit against Lumintang for his role in devastating human rights abuses in East Timor. The suit was filed on behalf of a mother whose son was killed, a man who was beaten and shot and whose foot had to be amputated, and a man whose father was injured and brother killed.

  • Free Burma Leaders

    A prominent member of an exiled Burmese student group has been arrested in Thailand just as he was about to board a plane for the United States.

  • Torture Reporting Handbook

    British Foreign Secretary Robin Cook is launching a book designed to help torture victims bring their attackers to justice. The "Torture Reporting Handbook" tells victims and human rights groups how to collect evidence in a form most likely to be admissible in court. Mr. Cook, who pledged to bring an ethical dimension to his job as foreign secretary, said he hoped the book would result in more convictions. The book has been praised by campaign groups.

  • Elian Gonzalez’s Father Requests Visa

    A request by Elian Gonzalez’s father to come to the United States may be complicating custody negotiations between the boy’s Miami relatives and the U.S. government.