Indonesia asked to examine Aceh amnesty cases

[JURIST] The Aceh Monitoring Mission (AMM) [official website] urged Indonesia on Tuesday to study the cases of about 100 prisoners who may have been overlooked in a sweeping grant of amnesty to more than 2,000 members of the Free Aceh Movement [BBC profile]. The grant of amnesty was a pivotal issue in the historic peace accord [PDF text; JURIST report] signed in August. The European Union-led AMM also insisted that the Indonesian government [official website in Bahasa Indonesian; CIA backgrounder] examine whether the prisoners had a real claim to amnesty and also said that it would use its authority to rule on any disputed cases. JURIST's Paper Chase has continuing coverage of Indonesia [JURIST news archive]. Reuters has more.

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