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Subject: OMCT f.i. Case IDN / TMP 280598.2 East Timor
Date: Tue, 4 Aug 1998 11:34:34 +0200

Case IDN/TMP 280598.2 Follow-up of Case IDN / TMP 280598

The International Secretariat of OMCT has received new information regarding the case of Mr. Carlos da Costa and Mr. Carlos da Silva in Indonesia / East Timor.

Brief description of the situation:

In our appeal Case IDN/TMP 280598, the International Secretariat had expressed its grave concern for the extra-judical executions of Mr. Carlos da Silva and Mr. Carlos da Costa, on May 10th, during an assault in the Bucoli village in Baucau.

New information:

The International Secretariat has just been informed by the ETHRC that Mr. Carlos da Silva has in fact disappeared. His whereabouts is unknown and it is unknown whether he has been killed or he is being held in military custody, which raises fears about his physical and psychological integrity.

Actions requested: Please write to the Indonesian authorities urging to:

i.- locate the whereabouts of Mr. Carlos da Silva and ensure his physical and psychological integrity and release him immediately if no charges have been brought against him, or if such charges exist, bring him before a competent and impartial tribunal and guarantee his procedural rights;

ii.-effectively guarantee the freedom of opinion and expression in East Timor in accordance with international standards.


MINISTER OF JUSTICE M. Haji Utoyo Usman S.H., Menteri Kehakiman, JI. H.R. Rasuna Said Kav. 6-7, Kuningan, Jakarta Selatan, Indonesia. Fax : + 62 21 525 3095

MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS, Ali Alatas S.H. Menteri Luar Negeri, Jl Medan Taman Pejambon No. 6 Jakarta, Imdonesia, Fax +62 21 380 5511/360 517/345 7782/360 541

CHIEF OF POLICE FOR EAST TIMOR, Colonel Atok Rismanto, Kapolda Timor Timur, Dili, East Timor, INDONESIA, Telegrams: Kapolda, Dili, East Timor

CHIEF OF NATIONAL POLICE Maj. Gen. (Pol.) Banurusman Atmosumitro, Kapolri, Markas Besar Kepolisian RI, JI. Trunojoyo 13, Kebayoran Baru, Jakarta Selatan, Indonesia. Telegrams : National Police Chief, Jakarta, Indonesia

Military Commander region IX/udayana(includes East Timor) General.Syahrir MS, Pangdam IX/Udayana, Markas Besar KODAM IX/Udayana, Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia. Telegram : Pangdam IX/Udayana, Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia.

SECRETARY GENERAL, NATIONAL COMMISSION ON HUMAN RIGHTS Prof. Dr. Baharuddin Lopa, Sekretaris Jenderal, Komisi Nasional Hak Azasi Manusia (Komnas HAM), JI Latuharhary No.4B,Menteng Jakarta Pusat, Indonesia

The Indonesian Embassy in your respective country.

Geneva- August 3, 1998 Kindly inform us of any action taken quoting the code of this appeal in your reply.

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