Subject: Joint Indon/Int'l E Timor Human Rights Court Mooted

also: House speaker wants opening of ties postponed

BBC Summary of World Broadcasts Wednesday, January 05, 2000 Source: 'Kompas', Jakarta, in Indonesian 4 Jan 00

Joint Indonesian/international East Timor human rights court mooted

Jakarta: Discussions have begun among diplomats on the possibility of a "Border Court" as a compromise to resolve the issue of human rights violations in East Timor. The so-called "Border Court" would be located on the East Timor-Indonesian border and the council of judges would consist of a joint Indonesian and international panel.

Asmara Nababan, secretary of the commission investigating human rights abuses in East Timor [KPP HAM], spoke to the media after attending a plenary session of the commission in Jakarta, Monday (3rd January)...

BBC Summary of World Broadcasts Wednesday, January 05, 2000 Source: Radio Republic Indonesia, Jakarta, in Indonesian 1200 gmt 30 Dec 99

House speaker wants opening of ties postponed

Akbar Tandjung [Tanjung], chairman of the Council of People's Representatives [DPR], has advised the Gus Dur [Abdurrahman Wahid] government not to hastily establish relations with a forthcoming East Timor government.

Speaking before leaving Haliwen Airport in Atambua, [West Timor] East Nusa Tenggara [Province], Tandjung urged President Abdurrahman Wahid to respect an appeal by pro-integration East Timorese, who are taking refuge in East Nusa Tenggara, to Indonesia not to establish diplomatic relations with a new East Timor government.

According to Tandjung, the DPR supports the East Timor refugees' appeal because many East Timorese oppose the president's desire to have good relations with the CNRT [National Council of Timor Resistance] leadership...

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