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Wednesday, September 6, 2000

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  • Indonesian Human Rights Lawyer Found Tortured and Mutilated in Aceh

    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.

  • Exclusive–Lori Berenson Speaks!

    Today in Lima, Peru, the process of interrogation of witnesses began in the civilian trial of Lori Berenson, the American who was serving a life sentence in Peru on charges of "treason to the fatherland." Last week, a military tribunal voided her sentence, saying they will now send her case to a civilian court. [includes rush transcript]

  • Globalizing the UN–for Kings and Ceos

    While the UN kicked off its Millennium Summit yesterday with kings, prime ministers, and presidents convened in the largest world meeting in history, a very different global summit convened across town.