Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Reports Claim Indonesian President Set to Name Indicted War Criminal to Cabinet

Press reports claim that the indicted war criminal, General Wiranto, is set to be named Indonesia's security chief by the country's president, Joko Widodo (Jokowi).

General Wiranto is under indictment by a UN-sponsored prosecutor for the massacre, rape, and arson campaign in occupied East Timor in 1999.  

Though forces under Wiranto's command raped nuns and staged mass executions of civilians he has evaded arrest for 17 years and -- if the press reports prove correct -- will now be placed in overall charge of Indonesia's vast security forces.

Wiranto's indictment and the brief supporting the outstanding warrant for his arrest can be accessed below:

For further background re Gen. Wiranto and his crimes:

"Admiral Dennis Blair, Prospective Obama Appointee, Aided Perpetrators of 1999 Church Killings"

"Bloody Hands and a Crucial Victory"

"Lembaga Negara Mendesak Jokowi Tidak Memasukkan Pembunuh ke Kabinet"

"A Government Body Asks Jokowi to Exclude Murderers from the Cabinet"

"Breaking News: Jokowi Siap Memasukkan Para Jenderal Pembantai Massal Wiranto dan Ryamizard ke Kabinet"

"Red Marks Next to Their Names: Is Jokowi Serious About Being Clean?"

"Tanda Merah Calon Menteri: Apakah Jokowi Sungguh-Sungguh Ingin Membangun Kabinet Bersih?"

Kompas: "Jurnalis Investigasi Allan Nairn Ingatkan Jokowi Jangan Pilih Menteri Pelanggar HAM"

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