HC Deb 28 January 1999 vol 324 c396W
Mr. Wigley

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what actions he(a) has taken in the last two years and (b) plans to take on human rights issues in Aceh, Indonesia. [67403]

Mr. Fatchett

We continue to monitor events in Aceh and are in close contact with local NGOs including the Indonesia National Human Rights Commission (KomnasHam), who sent a team to Aceh earlier this month to investigate recent incidents. Our Embassy in Jakarta makes periodic visits to different parts of Indonesia, including Aceh, to assess the situation on the ground. We have made clear to the Indonesians our view that peace and reconciliation in Aceh will only be possible if past military abuses in the province are fully investigated and those responsible are made accountable for their actions.

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