In a case brought by a local legal nonprofit, a U.S. district judge has ordered a high-ranking Indonesian general to pay $66 million in compensatory and punitive damages for massive human rights violations committed in East Timor.
“Muslim victims of Serb paramilitary sue him for millions of dollars in U.S. court.”
For several years in the early 1990s U.S. intelligence maintained close ties with a Haitian named Emmanuel “Toto” Constant, the founder of a savage paramilitary group that has been held responsible for a prolonged wave of killings and other atrocities. Toto Constant today walks the streets of Queens, a free man. How did he come to find refuge in the United States? Who has been holding up his deportation?
The government will defend Ministry of Defense secretary-general Lt. Gen. Johny Lumintang, who is facing an in-absentia trial in the United States over his alleged role in East Timor rights violations.
Minister of Defense Juwono Sudarsono has expressed his optimism that the United States will resume its military assistance to Indonesia.
The Center for Justice and Accountability has pursued many…cases since its founding in 1998, and it has won multimillion-dollar civil verdicts against perpetrators of torture
“CJA has become the leader in the never-ending fight to demonstrate to the world that America has not forgotten its ideals.”
“CJA’s overall goals are some of the finest examples of effective work for justice and human rights we have today.”
Former president B.J. Habibie was naive when he thought that letting go of East Timor would mean an end to Indonesia’s problems.