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Ex-East Timor governor acquitted

The only person to go to jail in Indonesia for the 1999 violence in East Timor has been cleared on appeal. Abilio Soares, governor of the then-Indonesian province, had been found guilty of crimes against humanity. But Indonesia’s Supreme Court has ruled that because the military was in charge at the time, Mr Soares, a civilian, could not be responsible. Around 1,000 people died during East Timor’s transition to independence, many killed by pro-Jakarta militias.Full Story

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