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Six students on trial accused of violent acts in university incident

Lusa - November 27, 1997

Jakarta – Six East Timorese will be on trial accused of committing violent acts during recent incidents between students and security forces at the University of Dili on 14 November.

The chief police of Dili, Colonel Rismanto told an Indonesian newspaper that after an interrogation of 13 students involved in attacks against the security forces, six of them had been incriminated and would go to court.

The Indonesian National Commission for Human Rights sent four members to East Timor to investigate the incident, and found evidence of human rights violations, but has still to issue its report.