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Pentagon to Host Indonesian General Tied to Mass Murder, Kidnappings and Torture

HeadlineOct 15, 2020

The Trump administration says it’s planning to welcome Indonesia’s defense minister to the Pentagon today despite U.S. laws barring the entry of people accused of major human rights abuses. General Prabowo Subianto has been implicated in mass killings in East Timor, Papua and Aceh, as well as the kidnapping and torture of activists in Jakarta. He also worked directly with the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency and U.S. Special Forces in Indonesia. Prabowo had been banned from visiting the United States under Presidents Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama.

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