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  • Word just in from Indonesia, two student leaders have just been abducted from Banda Aceh. Muzakir and Mohamed Saleh of Sira were reportedly seized from a car repair shop by seven men in plain clothes armed with pistols and long rifles. They were taken away in two jeeps. With Defense Secretary William Cohen currently in Indonesia, solidarity groups are urging people to call the State Department to demand that the Indonesian government locate...
    Sep 19, 2000 | Story
  • 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.
    Sep 06, 2000 | Story
  • One year ago today, in a historic referendum, the people of East Timor voted to be free, voting an end to the quarter-of-a-century occupation in which the Indonesian military had killed one-third of the population. As the Indonesian military razed the country, destroying 80 percent of the housing stock of the country and driving hundreds of thousands of them from their homes, many of them still being held in West Timor, the Timorese went to...
    Aug 30, 2000 | Story
  • A US-based Acehnese human rights campaigner has gone missing and is feared abducted in the Indonesian city of Medan,his relatives said Tuesday.
    Aug 08, 2000 | Story
  • Scores of East Timorese demonstrated outside the entrance of the U.S. Mission in Dili, East Timor last week. Participants sang and lit candles along the street in front of the American diplomatic installation in memory of the more than 200,000 East Timorese who died as a result of the Indonesian invasion and occupation.
    Jul 10, 2000 | Story
  • 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...
    Mar 31, 2000 | Story
  • Last August, in a historic referendum, the people of East Timor voted for independence from Indonesia. This, after 24 years of Indonesian control and a regime of terror. During this period, the Indonesian military murdered a third of the East Timorese population.
    Mar 17, 2000 | Story
  • We now go to a story that is happening all to often in these times of increased corporate media control. A journalist is ousted from his or her job for reporting on a story that conflicts with the interests of the head of their news organization. When the reporter cries censorship, the news organization tries to justify the ouster by discrediting the reporter, and by refusing to acknowledge publicly that the reporter had ever been fired.
    Nov 19, 1999 | Story
  • President Clinton meets today with newly elected Indonesian President Abdurrahman Wahid, who has announced that he will pardon the country’s former dictator Suharto after putting him on trial for corruption. [includes rush transcript]
    Nov 12, 1999 | Story
  • Indonesia’s Parliament today elected Muslim leader Abdurrahman Wahid as new president, after dealing a humiliating political blow to President Habibie, who withdrew from the race.
    Oct 20, 1999 | Story