Subject: JP: Last E. Timor cases to be tried

The Jakarta Post July 2, 2002

Last E. Timor cases to be tried

JAKARTA: State prosecutors will submit on Tuesday the last four cases of the 1999 East Timor debacle to the Central Jakarta human rights court, a completion of the 12 indictments made against the authorities of the former Indonesia province.

The final cases involve former chief of the Udayana Regional Military Command, which also oversaw East Timor, Maj. Gen. Adam Damiri, former East Timor military commander Brig. Gen. Suhartono Suratman, Suhartono's successor Brig. Gen. M. Noer Muis, and Tribuana military unit chief Col. Yayat Sudrajat.

The four are the highest-ranking officers in the list of 18 suspects. The court is now hearing the other eight cases, which revolve around the attack by pro-Jakarta camps on refugee proindependence groups before and after the Aug. 30, 1999 independence ballot.

Attorney General's Office spokesman Barman Zahir said on Monday that secretary of the team of ad hoc prosecutors Umar Bawazier and prosecutor K. Lere would file the four cases with the court.

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