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USA STILL Bankrolling Genocide in East Timor
April 8, 2010, 4:44 am
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Allan Nairn recently discussed on Democracy Now! the continued human
rights crimes of Indonesia’s notorious Kopassus special forces and
the need to block U.S. training for them.

Please sign ETAN’s Petition opposing any U.S. plans to train Kopassus
http://www.gopetition.com/online/29600.html

Support ETAN in this and other campaigns for justice and
accountability – DONATE Today! Go here: http://etan.org/etan/donate.htm

Don’t Train Indonesia’s Deadly Kopassus

Indonesia’s Special Forces (Kopassus), more than any other in the
Indonesian military, stands accused by of some of the most human
rights violations.

The history of Kopassus human rights violations, its criminality and
its unaccountability before Indonesian courts extends back decades
and includes human rights and other crimes in Timor-Leste (East
Timor), Aceh, West Papua, the streets of Jakarta, and elsewhere in
Indonesia. The crimes of Kopassus are not only in the past.
Independent journalist Allan Nairn recently documented political
murders in Aceh involving Kopassus.

The Obama administration is actively considering resuming U.S.
training for Kopassus. U.S. training of Kopassus would violate the
ban on training of military units with a history of involvement in
human rights violations, known as the Leahy law.

See the letter signed by more than 50 U.S. organizations -including
School of Americas Watch, Pax Christi, Peace Action – opposing
training for Kopassus: http://www.etan.org/news/2009/07kopassus.htm.
For background about the crimes of Kopassus go here:
http://www.etan.org/news/2008/04brikop.htm.

And please join us in signing the petition –
http://www.gopetition.com/online/29600.html

Thank you.

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Support ETAN make a contribution: Go to http://etan.org/etan/donate.htm
Thank you for your support.

John M. Miller, National Coordinator
East Timor & Indonesia Action Network (ETAN)
PO Box 21873, Brooklyn, NY 11202-1873 USA
Phone: +1-718-596-7668 Mobile phone: +1-917-690-4391
Email john@etan.org Skype: john.m.miller

Web site: http://www.etan.org
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Blog: http://etanaction.blogspot.com/
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Send a blank e-mail message to info@etan.org to find out
how to learn more about East Timor on the Internet

Winners: John Rumbiak Human Rights Defender Award for 2009
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