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Jakarta Post

TNI responsible for East Timor mayhem: Chief

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, July 18 2008   /  11:17 am

The Indonesian Military (TNI) on Thursday admitted partial responsibility for gross human rights violations in East Timor in 1999, saying it would abide by any government decisions to follow up on a joint truth commission report. The report by the Indonesia-Timor Leste Commission for Truth and Friendship (CTF) blamed the Indonesian government, military and police forces for crimes including murder, rape, torture and forced displacement. "The government has accepted the report. The TNI will also accept it and wait for whatever action the government considers taking next," TNI chief Gen. Djoko Santoso was quoted by Antara news agency as saying at a press conference at Magelang Military Academy in Central Java. He said the 1999 mayhem was "the state's responsibility and has become TNI's responsibility". Djoko added it was still not clear yet...