Subject: AI UA 20/99 EAST TIMOR Arbitrary arrest
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PUBLIC AI Index: ASA 21/06/99 3 February 1999

Further information on UA 20/99 (ASA 21/05/99, 2 February 1999) - arbitrary arrest/fear of torture


Gustave Mata (previously thought to be Custodio da Silva Nunes)

Gustave Mata has been released from police custody.

Members of the civilian militia group Gardapaksi, Youth Guard for Upholding Integration, and a pro- integration group known as Live or Die with Indonesia (MAHIDI), said to be armed by the Indonesian armed forces (ABRI), were apparently involved in his detention.

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