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May-29-02

Indonesian Military Accused of Inaction While Witnessing Rape

An ad hoc tribunal investigating the involvement of 18 Indonesian military and police officials in massacres resulting in 1,000 deaths during and following East Timor’s 1999 vote for independence heard the first testimony Tuesday from an East Timorese. Dominggas dos Santos Mouzinho, 44, testified that Indonesian soldiers and police witnessed the rape of her daughter by pro-Jakarta militia but refused to intervene on the daughter’s behalf. Mouzinho charged that contrary to excuses of uncontrollable mob violence, five officers watched passively while pro-Jakarta militia – who earlier that day raided a church and killed 27 pro-independence refugees – raped her daughter after the family fled to the local military headquarters seeking refuge. Prosecutors also accuse the Indonesian military of supporting and training the militia gangs.

Media Resources: UN Wire, 5/28/02; Associated Press, 5/28/02


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