Subject: AP: Indonesia To Help UN In East Timor Find Witnesses

Monday, November 6

Indonesia To Help UN In East Timor Find Witnesses

DILI, East Timor (AP)--United Nations investigators in East Timor have asked Indonesia to help them find and question massacre witnesses who now live in Indonesia, U.N. spokesman Peter Biro said Monday.

The U.N. has submitted a list of 39 witnesses to the Indonesian authorities, in line with an agreement signed in April by the head of the U.N. in East Timor, Sergio Vieira de Mello and Indonesian Attorney General Marzuki Darusman.

The agreement covers cooperation in legal, judicial and human rights-related matters.

Under it, the world body and Indonesia are to help each other transfer witnesses between their respective jurisdictions.

Indonesian investigators have already had access to witnesses in East Timor, but not conversely.

Militia members, who had wreaked havoc throughout East Timor last year, fled across the border to Indonesia when international troops landed to restore peace.

Marzuki was no immediately available for comment.

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