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Subject: AFP: UN expert on violence against women to visit Indonesia
Date: Fri, 13 Nov 1998 17:29:10 -0500
From: "John M. Miller" <>

UN expert on violence against women to visit Indonesia GENEVA, Nov 11

The UN special expert on violence against women will pay a 10-day visit to Indonesia starting November 20, a UN human rights spokesman said Wednesday. The visit by Radhika Coomaraswamy will be the first of a UN special rapporteur in her capacity to the Southeast Asian country. Jose Luiz Dias, spokesman for UN human rights high commissioner Mary Robinson, said one purpose of her trip was to investigate alleged cases of rape during mass riots in May in Jakarta which sparked the downfall of former Indonesian President Suharto.

Dias said that the itinerary of the UN expert had not been finalized. UN sources said she is aiming to go to East Timor and the remote Indonesian province of Irian Jaya.


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