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Indonesia continues opposition to 'unnecessary' East Timor tribunal

[JURIST] Indonesia Thursday continued to characterize an international tribunal for the 1999 East Timor violence [Wikipedia backgrounder] as "unnecessary" despite a UN report [PDF full text] formally released Wednesday that called for international oversight [UN press release]. Rights groups have also called [JURIST report] for Indonesia to go along with the UN's recommendation. Indonesia maintains that a Truth and Friendship Commission it established [JURIST report] with its former territory is sufficient to handle the cases of those involved in the rampage that took the lives of 1,500 civilians, but the UN has called it "manifestly inadequate" [JURIST report]. Reuters has more.

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