On behalf of my family in East Timor and in England, I would like to thank the East Timorese and Indonesians, who helped bring this information to AI, HRW and TAPOL.
Especially I would like to thank AI, HRW and TAPOL who worked hard to denounce human rights violence in East Timor and Indonesia during the Indonesian occupation in East Timor.
Documents on East Timor from PeaceNet and Connected Computer Networks
Volume 34: - December 1, 1994 - January 16, 1995
East Timor Action Network / U.S.
P.O. Box 1182, White Plains, NY 10602 USA
Tel: 914-428-7299 Fax: 914-428-7383
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AI ALERT ON CELSO OLIVEIRA
AI UA011/95 INDONESIA Detention
AI Index: ASA 21/07/95
“Rui” Celso Oliveira, 23, human rights activist East Timorese Celso Oliveira has been arrested in Jakarta after sending information overseas about the situation in East Timor.
Celso was reportedly arrested without a warrant, and Amnesty International is concerned that he may be being held solely because of his peaceful activities in opposition to Indonesian rule of East Timor, and in particular, the dissemination of information concerning human rights. The organization urges that Celso be provided with immediate access to lawyers of his own choice.
Celso Oliveira was arrested around 11am on 13 January 1995 after a security guard in a bookshop handed him over to police. It is believed that Celso was then transferred from police custody to Jakarta’s regional military intelligence headquarters, Bakorstanasda.
At the time of his arrest Celso Oliveira was carrying a document describing the current atmosphere in East Timor which he had distributed to human rights organizations in Indonesia and overseas.
· urging that he be immediately and unconditionally released, unless he is to be charged with a recognisably criminal offence under existing laws;
· urging the authorities to ensure that Celso Oliveira has immediate access to lawyers of his own choice.
Minister of Justice: Haji Utoyo Usman SH [Salutation: Dear Minister Utoyo Usman]
Menteri Kehakiman Jl Rasuna Said
Kav 6-7 Kuningan Jakarta Selatan, Indonesia
Faxes: 01062 21 314 1625
Menteri Kehakiman, Jakarta, Indonesia
Military Commander for Region X/Jakarta Raya (covers Greater Jakarta):
Maj. Gen. Wiranto [Salutation: Dear Maj. Gen. Wiranto] Pangdam X/Jakarta Raya
Markas Besar KODAM X/Jaya Jl. Mayjen Sutoyo Jakarta, Indonesia Telegrams: Pangdam
X/Jakarta Raya, Jakarta Indonesia
AND, IF POSSIBLE, TO THE FOLLOWING:
Minister of Foreign Affairs: Ali Alatas
SH Menteri Luar Negeri Jl Medan Taman
Pejambon No 6 Jakarta, Indonesia
Faxes: 01062 21 36 0517
Chair of the National Commission on
Human Rights: Ali Said SH Ketua Komisi
Nasional Hak Azasi Manusia Jalan Veteran
No 11 Jakarta, Indonesia Faxes: c/o Ministry
of Justice 01062 21 314 1625
(Page 22, East Timor Documents, Volume 34. December 1, 1994 - January 16, 1995)
FROM SYDNEY JONES, HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH
(East Timor Documents, Volume 34. December 1, 1994 - January 16, 1995. Page 23)
TIMORESE ARRESTED IN JAKARTA, WEST PAPUA
TAPOL Report, 13 January 1995
Meanwhile, we have just learnt that the daily, Kompas, reported on 5 January the arrest in West Papua of three East Timorese on 28 December, as they were trying to flee Indonesia and go to Australia.
They were being handed over to the Udayana military command based in Bali which covers East Timor.
(Page 24, East Timor Documents, Volume 34. December 1, 1994 - January 16, 1995.)