Subject: AI FI153/99 INDONESIA Legal concern
Date: 16 Jul 99 18:02:15 -0400
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PUBLIC AI Index: ASA 21/62/99 16 July 1999

Further information on UA 153/99 (ASA 21/57/99, 6 July 1999) - Possible "disappearance"

INDONESIA Husni, aged 27

Amnesty International has learned that Husni, who "disappeared" after he was arrested on 2 July 1999, is being held by the Indonesian National Army (TNI) at the District Military Command (Kodim) in Pidie District, in the province of Aceh, northern Sumatra.

Human rights lawyers have been to Kodim Pidie, and have been allowed to see Husni and confirm that he is there, but have not been allowed to communicate with him.

Husni is being detained by the TNI for alleged involvement with the armed opposition group, Gerakan Aceh Merdeka (GAM), Free Aceh Movement. Under Indonesia's Code of Criminal Procedures, only the police - and not the TNI - have the authority to detain and question suspects.

FURTHER RECOMMENDED ACTION: Please send telegrams/faxes/express/airmail letters in Bahasa Indonesia, English or your own language:

- urging the authorities to ensure that if Husni is facing recognisably criminal charges, he is handed over to the Indonesian police in accordance with Indonesia's Criminal Code.

APPEALS TO: (Time difference = GMT + 7 hrs / BST + 6 hrs)


Gen. Wiranto [Salutation: Dear Minister] Menteri Pertahanan dan Keamanan Jl. Medan Merdeka Barat No.13-14 Jakarta 10110 Indonesia Telegrams: General Wiranto, Jakarta, Indonesia Fax: + 62 21 381 4535/ 384 5178

PLEASE SEND COPIES OF YOUR APPEALS TO: Embassy of Indonesia, 38 Grosvenor Square, London W1X 9AD. Fax: 0171 491 4993


MILITARY COMMANDER REGION I/BUKIT BARISAN: (covers North & West Sumatra and Aceh)

Major General Abdul Rahman Gaffar Pangdam I/Bukit Barisan Markas Besar KODAM I Medan Sumatra Utara Indonesia

PLEASE SEND APPEALS IMMEDIATELY. Please do not send appeals after 27 August 1999.

If you have any queries about this Urgent Action or about + + the UA scheme in general, please contact: + + Ray Mitchell / Becky Hess + + Amnesty International UK Section + + 99 - 119 Rosebery Avenue + + London EC1R 4RE email:

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