HC Deb 14 May 2003 vol 405 c292W
Jeremy Corbyn

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what monitoring of Indonesian military operation in Aceh is being undertaken by the UK Embassy in Jakarta; what discussions his Department has held with women's rights organisations on such operations; and if he will make a statement. [113234]

Mr. Mike O'Brien

[holding answer 13 May 2003]: Our Embassy in Jakarta will be using all available sources of information, including NGOs, to monitor military operations in Aceh.

FCO officials have recently held discussions with an Aceh-based member of ORPAD, the Acehnese Women's Organisation for Democracy, who had expressed concern about the noticeable build-up of military activity in Aceh.