Thu, 27 May 2004

Poso skeptical about Komnas HAM

POSO, Central Sulawesi: National Commission on Human Rights (Komnas HAM) members again visited Poso regency to look into alleged human right abuses during the 2000 sectarian riots, but received a cold reception from local residents.

Achmad Ali and Hasto Atmodjo visited both Muslim and Christian communities from Monday to Wednesday.

Ruwaida Untingo, a Muslim, questioned on Tuesday the rights body's seriousness, as although its activists had visited the regency three times since 2001, the case was still unresolved. -- JP