November 08, 2009
East Timor’s decision to free a former Indonesian militia leader has
created a backlash against the government.
Maternus Bere, a Timorese-born Indonesian citizen accused of crimes
against humanity, was indicted by the UN for his role in the
atrocities of 1999 that preceded the country’s independence.
East Timor’s supreme court is investigating whether his release was
illegal and the decision could determine whether a tribunal is set up
to try others accused of similar crimes.
Al Jazeera’s Tony Birtley reports from Dili, the capital of East
Timor, where victims’ families and survivors feel that justice has
yet to prevail in one of the world’s youngest nations.
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