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While in many countries blasphemy has either been removed from the criminal codes or is now rarely prosecuted, the situation in Indonesia is different.
The first session of the Ad-Hoc Human Right Court that started since February 21st 2001 for the gross violation of human right in Timor Lorosae that happened from April until September 1999 has end
The Ad Hoc Human Rights Court for the East Timor Case up to now has issued verdicts for 6 dossiers.
There is no doubt that the chain of events before and after the referendum in East Timor is a crime. The crime was in form of terror, manslaughter, abduction until it reached the peak in form of.
International standards, regarding to independent trial demands competent party to provide adequate resources so that the court can perform their functions properly .
Since initiated in February 2002, the ad hoc human right trial has processed 12 gross human right violation in East Timor cases.
The acquittal is hardly surprising.
East Timor, which used to be the Republic of Indonesia's 27th province, has become a new nation.
The Ad Hoc Human Rights Court for East Timor has went on for nearly four months now, since the commencement of the first trial in the month of February 2002.
In April 2002, the panel of judges that looks into the case prosecuted in Ad Hoc Human Rights Court (HRC) for Gross Human Rights Violation had decided upon preliminary verdict.
Presently, the Ad Hoc Human Rights Court is holding a trial for Crimes Against Humanity in East Timor for the prereferendum and post-referendum periods (April - September 1999).