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Indonesia: Military tribunals being used to shield human rights violators

Headline Title:  Indonesia: Military tribunals being used to shield human rights violators 19 June 2013 The trial of 12 Kopassus (Special Forces Command) soldiers accused of the extrajudicial execution of four detainees is likely to be little more than a sham warned Amnesty International as the military hearing opens on Thursday.“These courts should never be used to try those accused of human rights violations. They are biased, and they create an intimidating environment for witnesses to testify,” said Isabelle Arradon, Deputy Director of Amnesty International’s Asia-Pacific Programme.Kopassus…

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