Former East Timor governor released from Indonesian prison

[JURIST] Former governor of East Timor, Abilio Jose Soares, was released late Friday from Jakarta's Cipinang prison. Soares' 2002 conviction in 2002 for failing to prevent violence that erupted after the East Timorese voted on a United Nations sponsored referendum for independence was overturned by the Supreme Court in Indonesia. The court concluded that he had no role in the security of East Timor nor in the deaths of the 2,000 East Timorese who died in the hostilities. AP has more.

 

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