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Subject: ETHRC UA 12/98PR2: Progress Report
Date: Fri, 20 Nov 1998 13:12:20 -1000
From: ethrc <ethrc@minihub.org> To: ethrclist@minihub.org

EAST TIMOR HUMAN RIGHTS CENTRE 124 Napier St Fitzroy 3065 Australia PO BOX 1413 Collingwood 3066 Australia Tel: +61 3 9415 8225 Fax: +61 3 9415 8218 E-mail: ethrc@minihub.org Director: Ms Maria Brett Chair: Bishop Hilton Deakin

URGENT ACTION Progress Report 20 November 1998

NAMES: Januario Freitas, 22

VIOLATION: Arbitrary Detention / Torture

LOCATION: Dili, East Timor

Ref: UA 12/98 PR2 Previous reports: UA 12/98; UA 12/98 PR

The East Timor Human Rights Centre (ETHRC) has received confirmation that Januario Freitas, who was arrested on or about 11 July 1998 and arbitrarily detained at POLRES (Police Resort) in Dili, has been released. ETHRC sources have confirmed that Januario Freitas was arbitrarily detained at POLRES for approximately one month.

Freitas was also subjected to torture by members of the Indonesian military. Prior to his detention at POLRES, he was taken to the Wirahusada military hospital in Dili for treatment for injuries sustained as a result of the torture.

NO FURTHER ACTION IS REQUIRED IN RELATION TO THIS CASE Thank-you to all those who took action

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