Subject: AN: Indonesia urged to press ET over citizens in Dili Mosque

BC Monitoring International Reports

April 27, 2004

INDONESIA URGED TO PRESS EAST TIMOR OVER CITIZENS "ISOLATED" IN DILI MOSQUE

Kupang: An official from the Office of Indonesian Interests (KUKRI) in Dili should request an explanation from the East Timorese Government about the fate of Indonesian citizens who have been "isolated" in the An Nur Mosque Complex in Dili.

The Secretary of the Founding Board of the Council of the East Timorese Community in Indonesia (Makasti), Hukman Reni, said in Kupang, on Tuesday (27 April), that the East Timorese Government had deliberately trapped Indonesian citizens in the An Nur Mosque Complex, and then treated them like illegal immigrants to show their hatred of the Indonesian people.

"At the time of voter registration for the General Elections in East Timor, the people in the An Nur Mosque Complex went to register themselves, but were refused by the East Timorese government on the grounds that they had not resided in East Timor for five years," he said.

Source: Antara news agency, Jakarta, in Indonesian 27 Apr 04


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