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Indonesian Court Abandons Trial of Ex-Dictator Suharto

HeadlineSep 28, 2000

An Indonesian court today abandoned the trial of ex-dictator Suharto after a medical team said he was too sick to face charges. He embezzled millions of dollars in public funds. It also immediately freed him from house arrest. This also triggered clashes outside the court between hundreds of angry protesters, police and supporters of Suharto, who pro-democracy forces drove from power in 1998 after 32 years in power.

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