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Ambon still tense but violence slows (30/04/2004) #8258
The Jakarta Post, April 30, 2004
The Jakarta Post, Ambon/Jakarta. Religiously divided Ambon returned to a semblance of normalcy in some areas but tension remained high on Thursday after four days of bloodletting between Muslims and Christians, which has left at least 36 people dead and hundreds injured.

Police to hold Ba'asyir on suspicion of terrorism (30/04/2004) #8257
The Jakarta Post, April 30, 2004
P.C. Naommy, Jakarta. Police have dropped a clearer hint that they will not let Abu Bakar Ba'asyir walk free due to his alleged involvement in terrorist activities in the country.

Riot police clash with Bashir supporters ... (30/04/2004) #8256
ABC AUSTRALIA, 30/04/2004 09:46:57
In Indonesia's capital, Jakarta, supporters of jailed Muslim cleric Abu Bakar Bashir have thrown rocks and bottles at police, who then turned a water cannon on them.

Muslim Militia Attacking Christian Enclave (30/04/2004) #8254
Jubilee Campaign USA, April 29, 2004
We received word at 10:30 p.m. Ambon-time that a Laskar Jihad (LJ) force has landed and is making its way toward a Christian enclave. The full story can be read here. I appologize for sending this e-mail hard on the heels of the one this morning; however, if the LJ have indeed arrived, then the situation there is about to get a whole lot bloodier. This is the same group who, from 1999-2002 slaughtered Christians wholesale in the Maluku islands.

Maluku Violence Increases (30/04/2004) #8253
Jubilee Campaign USA, April 29, 2004
The situation in the Maluku Islands (that we previously reported) is growing progressively worse. As most of you know, violence once again broke out in the Maluku islands last week. The death toll now ranges somewhere between 30-45 dead and roughly 120 injured. Further, there have been an estimated 200-300 buildings (including houses and businesses) burnt since the attack began.

THE SITUATION IN AMBON/MOLUCCAS Report No. 425 (30/04/2004) #8252
Crisis Centre Diocese of Amboina, Ambon, April 29, 2004
LATEST FIGURES - Due to the conflict, up to now have been killed 36 persons, most of them by bullets. Those wounded number at least 159. Houses and buildings destroyed: at least 200.

Ambon Update: 28 April 2004 (30/04/2004) #8251
Sala Waku Maluku, 29 April 2004
By Team for Maluku Conflict Assessment - Yayasan Sala Waku Maluku (Maluku Shield Foundation).
The War Zone. Since the violence broke loose in Ambon in 25 April 2004 after noon, more people are dead or injured, and buildings burned. Up to now, the centre of fighting zone is still in the same area (around 300 m by 400 m) in the north west of the city. From our office in the south east of the city (approx. 3 km from the war zone), we can hear bomb blasts and gunshots very clearly. But it is not easy to penetrate a 3-km distance under heavy police presence, wild gunshots, snipers, bombing and local fighters along the streets.

INDONESIA: Ambon tense after sectarian violence (30/04/2004) #8247
ABC AUSTRALIA, 28/04/2004 09:57:35
The eastern Indonesian city of Ambon in the Maluku islands is reported to be tense but calm after violence erupted on Sunday, claiming at least 30 lives. The bloodshed is the worst in Ambon since a pact was signed two years ago.
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Ambon victims say police no help (30/04/2004) #8246
The Age [Australia], April 28, 2004
By Matthew Moore, Indonesia Correspondent - Ambon. Survivors of an attack by an armed gang that left about 20 people injured in Indonesia's Maluku province have accused the Indonesian security forces of standing by while men, women and children were stoned and attacked with machetes and clubs.

Jakarta pulls veil over Ambon (30/04/2004) #8245
The Australian, April 29, 2004
By Jakarta correspondent Sian Powell. INDONESIAN authorities have moved to close down information on the sectarian strife in Ambon city, with only the governor and his public relations manager allowed to comment.

Indonesia: Violence in Ambon Continues (30/04/2004) #8244
Day 4: Is A Massacre Brewing?
International Christian Concern, 29 April 2004
(4/28/04) The Washington-DC based human rights group, International Christian Concern (ICC)
www.persecution.org, has learned through our sources that the violence in Ambon, Maluku Islands, Indonesia is continuing. Gunfire and explosions rocked Ambon during the night, leaving at least eight wounded. In addition to many residents' homes being burned down, the recently rebuilt protestant Nazareth church went up in flames. There are 100 refugees crowded into the Elim Baptist Church.

Hatred, Mistrust Reigns in Indonesia City (30/04/2004) #8243
Guardian [UK], Thursday April 29, 2004 8:16 AM
By CHRIS BRUMMITT, Associated Press Writer. AMBON, Indonesia (AP) - Zeth Supusepa, an Indonesian Christian, is in no mood for forgiveness as he explains how suspected Muslim attackers hurled a bomb at him outside a church in the eastern city of Ambon.

Moluccas Strife Has Political Roots, Says Bishop (30/04/2004) #8242
He Doesn't See It as a Religious Conflict
ZENIT News Services, 2004-04-28
JAKARTA, Indonesia, APRIL 28, 2004 (Zenit.org).- Politics rather than religion lies at the roots of the conflict that erupted again this week in the Molucca Islands, says the bishop of Ambon.

Tension down; Ambon still fears snipers (29/04/2004) #8240
The Jakarta Post, April 29, 2004
Azis Tunny and Slamet Susanto, Ambon/Yogyakarta. A high-powered government team arrived in Ambon on Wednesday, as people from the provincial capital of Maluku again became segregated along religious lines.

Clerics fear Maluku could explode (29/04/2004) #8239
The Courier-Mail [Australia], 29 April 2004
Marianne Kearney in Jakarta. THIS week's bloodshed in Indonesia's strife-torn Maluku province could escalate dramatically, Muslim leaders warned last night.

Outspoken Ba'asyir turns mum (29/04/2004) #8238
The Jakarta Post, April 29, 2004
P.C. Naommy, Jakarta. Muslim cleric Abu Bakar Ba'asyir refused on Wednesday to answer police questions over his alleged role in regional terrorist network Jamaah Islamiyah (JI) during an examination at Salemba Penitentiary in Jakarta.

UN evacuates staff from Ambon (29/04/2004) #8237
BBC World News, Wednesday, 28 April, 2004, 10:13 GMT 11:13 UK
By Rachel Harvey , BBC correspondent in Jakarta. The United Nations has evacuated its staff from the Indonesian island of Ambon amid continuing sectarian violence.

Violence dogs Indonesian city (29/04/2004) #8236
CNN, Wednesday, April 28, 2004 Posted: 0508 GMT (1308 HKT)
AMBON, Indonesia -- Sporadic violence is continuing in the troubled Maluku Islands region of Indonesia with reports of fresh gunfire and bomb blasts in the capital city Ambon.

Explosions, gunfire rock Indonesia's Ambon for fourth day (29/04/2004) #8235
The Star Online [Malaysia], Wednesday, April 28, 2004
AMBON, Indonesia (AP) - Gunfire and explosions rocked this provincial capital on Wednesday, leaving at least eight wounded as Christians and Muslims clashed for a fourth day in Indonesia's Maluku islands.

Laskar Jihad ready to be sent to Ambon Back (29/04/2004) #8234
INDOLEFT News Service, 27April 2004
Detik.com - April 27, 2004. Woro Swasti, Jakarta Two years after it was disbanded, Laskar Jihad is ready to be sent back to Ambon if the government cannot overcome the situation there. "Laskar Jihad will be re-deployed in Ambon if the assessment is that the government is unable to overcome the situation. I am studying the situation on the ground minute by minute", said the Laskar Jihad commander Jafar Umar Thalib at a press conference at the Medical Emergency Rescue Committee (MER-C) offices on Jalan Keramat II in Central Jakarta on Tuesday April 27.

Calls For Holy War Again Heard In Maluku Islands (29/04/2004) #8233
Beliefnet [New York], April 27, 2004
The Associated Press. Ambon, Indonesia, Apr. 27--(AP) Snipers shot two police officers to death Tuesday and a Muslim man was killed in a bomb blast as Christians and Muslims clashed for a third day in Indonesia's Maluku islands.

THE SITUATION IN AMBON/MOLUCCAS Report No. 424 (29/04/2004) #8229
Crisis Centre Diocese of Amboina, Ambon, April 28, 2004
FOURTH DAY OF THE CONFLICT - Gunfire and explosions rocked Ambon the whole night long, leaving at least eight wounded. Apart from many residents' homes, also the recently rebuilt protestant Nazareth church went up in flames. TV showed the church members going up to the police headquarters. With tears in their eyes they sang national songs to prove their allegiance to the Undivided Republic of Indonesia. They vehemently declared that christians are not second-class citizens and have the fundamental right to be protected against terrorists and criminals.

Islamic militant warns of possible intervention in Ambon (29/04/2004) #8228
ABC AUSTRALIA, 28/04/2004 17:21:58
An Islamic militant leader in Indonesia has threatened to send fighters to the eastern region of Ambon if the government fails to prevent renewed sectarian violence there from spreading.

Uneasy calm after clashes in Indonesia's Ambon (29/04/2004) #8227
ABC AUSTRALIA, 28/04/2004 18:52:00
Some schools and markets have reopened in Indonesia's eastern region of Ambon in Maluku province, despite sporadic sniping in one district.

Indonesian security chiefs hold emergency talks in Ambon (29/04/2004) #8226
ABC AUSTRALIA, 28/04/2004 21:23:19
Indonesia's security chiefs have flown to the eastern island of Ambon for talks with local leaders on ways to quell Muslim-Christian fighting, which has killed 36 people since Sunday.

Indon security chiefs fly to riot-hit Ambon, death toll at 36 (29/04/2004) #8225
The Jakarta Post, 4/28/2004 4:25:56 PM
AMBON, Maluku (AFP): Indonesia's security chiefs flew on Wednesday to riot-hit Ambon for talks with local leaders on ways to quell Muslim-Christian fighting which has killed 36 people since Sunday.

Requesting Favor for the International Community (29/04/2004) #8218
to Intervene in the Moluccas (SOS)
FKM News Network, 26 April, 2004
Looking at the condition in the Moluccas in general and the city of Ambon in particular, we would like to convey the message that the conflict between the indigenous Moluccans and illegal settlers that consist of Indonesian citizens placed in the Moluccan islands had escalated to the point that reminded all of us of the atrocities leveled upon us by the Indonesian government, the TNI (military), and the Laskar Jihad in these last four years.

Indonesian police seize weapons in restive Poso (29/04/2004) #8217
The Jakarta Post, 4/28/2004 4:29:48 PM
JAKARTA (AFP): Indonesian police said on Wednesday they had seized large numbers of guns, bombs and ammunition in recent months from the eastern regency of Poso, which is plagued by Muslim-Christian violence.

Indonesian police question jailed Muslim cleric (29/04/2004) #8216
ABC AUSTRALIA, 28/04/2004 21:23:09
Indonesian detectives have questioned imprisoned Muslim cleric Abu Bakar Bashir as a terrorism suspect.

Police question detained Muslim cleric (29/04/2004) #8215
The Jakarta Post, 4/28/2004 3:25:30 PM
JAKARTA (AP): The alleged spiritual leader of the Jamaah Islamiyah terror group refused to answer police questions on Wednesday, a day after Indonesia's justice minister torpedoed U.S. and Australian hopes that the cleric would be kept behind bars past his scheduled release this week.

Clerics say Ambon disaster provoked (28/04/2004) #8214
The Jakarta Post, April 28, 2004
The Jakarta Post, Jakarta. Religious leaders accused on Tuesday "third parties" of inciting the renewed violence in Ambon, Maluku province, and urged police to take firm action where necessary.

Snipers pick off 2 police officers (28/04/2004) #8213
The Jakarta Post, April 28, 2004
Azis Tunny, Octavianus Pinontoan and Tiarma Siboro, Ambon/Jakarta. Two police officers were shot dead by snipers and another officer was in a critical condition on Tuesday as violence continued for a third day in the riot-torn city of Ambon.

100s of bombs, weapons confiscated in Poso arms searches (28/04/2004) #8211
The Jakarta Post, April 28, 2004
Ruslan Sangadji, Poso. A joint police and military unit found at least 168 homemade bombs, 102 firearms and 485 live bullets during three months of door-to-door searches for weapons since January in Poso regency, Central Sulawesi.

Government to let suspect Ba'asyir go (28/04/2004) #8210
The Jakarta Post, April 28, 2004
P.C. Naommy and Muninggar Sri Saraswati, Jakarta. The Ministry of Justice and Human Rights will release terror suspect Abu Bakar Ba'asyir when he completes his jail term on April 30 and deliver him to his family, the minister has said.

Chronology of Ambon Unrest (28/04/2004) #8208
Crisis Center PGI, 27 April 2004
Ambon 25 April 2004. Sunday, 25 April 2004 a clash occurred between residents which also involved the security force in Ambon, Maluku. The conflict escalated quickly, number of victims rises, houses and office buildings were burnt down. The following is some information which was gathered:

Violence Rips Through Ambon (28/04/2004) #8204
Jubilee Campaign USA, April 27, 2004
18+ are dead in Ambon as violence erupted between Muslim and Chrsitian gangs. (As reported by the Associated Press). Most of the Christians have fled. Meanwhile, the security sent in to stop the violence are being blamed for at least 8 of the deaths. Experts are concerned that this latest violence is only a preamble to the impending national elections.

Laskar Jihad Announces Comeback (28/04/2004) #8201
LAKSAMANA.Net, April 27, 2004 06:20 PM
Laksamana.Net - After a hiatus of almost two years, a murderous paramilitary Islamic group has announced it will send thousands of fighters to Ambon city, Maluku province, to defend Muslims if government forces are unable to contain the latest outbreak of sectarian violence.

Snipers Kill Police, Death Toll Hits 29 (28/04/2004) #8200
LAKSAMANA.Net, April 27, 2004 05:31 PM
Laksamana.Net - Snipers on Tuesday (27/4/04) shot dead two paramilitary policemen in Ambon city, Maluku province, where clashes between Muslims and Christians have now killed 29 people.

Ambon Death Toll Hits 23, More Troops Sent (28/04/2004) #8199
LAKSAMANA.Net, April 27, 2004 11:44 AM
Laksamana.Net - The military has sent reinforcements to Ambon city, Maluku province, after clashes between Muslims and Christians left 23 people dead and 148 injured, reports said Tuesday (27/4/04).

THE SITUATION IN AMBON/MOLUCCAS Report No. 423 (28/04/2004) #8198
Crisis Centre Diocese of Amboina, Ambon, April 27, 2004
ONGOING UNREST - Yesterday, April 26, starting at about 03.00 a.m. and going on until the afternoon, several hundreds of houses were burned in the Tanah Lapang Kecil (Talake) and Batugantung neighbourhoods in the city of Ambon. Also the Christian-Protestant UKIM University, which had been rebuilt after having been destroyed in 2000, again became a prey of the flames.

THE SITUATION IN AMBON/MOLUCCAS Report No. 422 (28/04/2004) #8197
Crisis Centre Diocese of Amboina, Ambon, April 27, 2004
FLEEING ENDANGERED AREAS - Christian areas that are being threatened have been evacuated by their residents, notably Mangga Dua, Batugantung, parts of Mardika and Karang Panjang. We have no data about any threatening towards Muslim townquarters. There are no mayor attacks underway now, there are only reports on snipers' activities.

Snipers target paramilitary police in Ambon (28/04/2004) #8196
ABC AUSTRALIA, 27/04/2004 22:20:48
Snipers have shot dead two paramilitary policeman and injured a third in the eastern Indonesian city of Ambon.

Trial opens for Bali conspirator (28/04/2004) #8195
ABC AUSTRALIA, 27/04/2004 22:21:06
Another of the alleged key conspirators in the Bali bomb plots has gone on trial in Jakarta.

Policeman shot dead in continuing unrest in Ambon (28/04/2004) #8194
ABC AUSTRALIA, 27/04/2004 17:11:51
A paramilitary policeman has been shot dead and another injured in the troubled eastern Indonesian city of Ambon.

US travel warning for eastern Indonesian island of Ambon (28/04/2004) #8193
ABC AUSTRALIA, 27/04/2004 11:18:38
The United States has issued a travel warning for the eastern Indonesian city of Ambon in Maluku province.

Fresh clashes in Maluku bring toll to 24 (28/04/2004) #8189
The Straits Times, April 27, 2004 10.35 am (Singapore time)
AMBON - Snipers shot and killed three paramilitary police and a mob hacked a man to death as bloody clashes between Muslims and Christians continued for a third day in Indonesia's eastern Maluku islands, police and witnesses said on Tuesday.

Ambon violence could harm Bambang at poll (28/04/2004) #8188
The Straits Times, April 27, 2004
By Robert Go. JAKARTA - Order has been restored in Ambon but the major outbreak of violence that hit the eastern city on Sunday could shake up the election chances of two former Cabinet ministers who are now leading the race for Indonesia's top jobs, analysts said.

Deaths in Indonesia's Ambon hit 23, fresh clashes (28/04/2004) #8182
Reuters, Mon Apr 26, 2004 07:40 AM ET
AMBON, Indonesia (Reuters) - Fresh clashes erupted on Monday between Muslims and Christians in Indonesia's eastern city of Ambon and officials said the death toll from weekend violence had risen to 23.

Deadly Muslim-Christian Clashes Hit Indonesia's Maluku (28/04/2004) #8181
CNSNews, April 26, 2004
By Patrick Goodenough, Pacific Rim Bureau Chief. Pacific Rim Bureau (CNSNews.com) - Up to 12 people have been killed in clashes between Muslims and Christians in an Indonesian province, after a banned separatist group marked the anniversary of a short-lived "independent" republic more than half a century ago.

JAKARTA: Maluku riots renew fears of past horrors (28/04/2004) #8180
New Straits Times [Malaysia], Tuesday, April 27 2004, 3:44:48 PM
Amy Chew in Jakarta. JAKARTA, Apr 26: AS the death toll in Indonesia's eastern island of Maluku rose to 23 from weekend violence with another 140 injured, residents expressed fears of a renewal of the sectarian violence which claimed 10,000 lives from 1999-2002.

Indonesian Shares Lower Early On Pft-Taking, Ambon Riots (28/04/2004) #8179
Dow Jones Newswire, Monday April 26, 2004 10:59 AM
JAKARTA (Dow Jones)--Indonesian shares are lower early Monday as concerns over violence in Maluku Islands and losses in many regional maarkets have spurred investors to take profit, dealers said.

Ba'asyir ignores police summons (27/04/2004) #8178
The Jakarta Post, April 27, 2004
JAKARTA: Muslim cleric and terror suspect Abu Bakar Ba'asyir refused to show up on Monday for questioning at National Police headquarters, claiming that the summons did not address him directly.

21 dead as troops arrive in Ambon (27/04/2004) #8176
The Jakarta Post, April 27, 2004
Azis Tunny and Tony Hotland, Ambon/Jakarta. The death toll in Ambon rose to 21 with over 140 injuries reported as of late Monday as sectarian/separatist clashes finally began to tail off with the arrival of reinforcement troops from Java.

U.S. advises citizens to defer travel to Ambon (27/04/2004) #8174
The Jakarta Post, 4/26/2004 10:51:53 PM
WASHINGTON (AFP): The United States has advised citizens to defer all travel to the eastern Indonesian city of Ambon in Maluku province where fresh violence was reported at the weekend.

Police, troops regain control after Muslim-Christian (27/04/2004) #8173
violence kills 23
The Jakarta Post, 4/26/2004 6:28:32 PM
AMBON, Maluku (AFP): Hundreds of Indonesian troops and police appeared late Monday to have regained control of the eastern city of Ambon, where 23 people died and 200 homes were torched in an outbreak of Christian-Muslim violence.

Ministry of Health sends 16 doctors to Ambon (27/04/2004) #8172
The Jakarta Post, 4/26/2004 5:48:34 PM
JAKARTA (Antara): The Ministry of Health sent 16 doctors and medicine supplies to the eastern Indonesian city of Ambon on Monday to provide medical aid a after fresh sectarian clashes killed at least 16 people and injured dozens of others on Sunday.

Indonesia's Bashir escapes terror questioning (26/04/2004) #8168
ABC AUSTRALIA, 26/04/2004 20:03:23
Indonesian police say they have postponed plans to question jailed Muslim cleric Abu Bakar Bashir as a terrorism suspect.

Further violence on Indonesian island of Ambon (26/04/2004) #8167
ABC AUSTRALIA, 26/04/2004 20:03:29
There has been further violence in the troubled eastern Indonesian city of Ambon with police now saying 14 people have been killed and more than 120 injured.

Police and soldiers patrolling the Indonesian city of Ambon (26/04/2004) #8166
ABC AUSTRALIA, 26/04/2004 04:14:34
Indonesian police and soldiers are patrolling the streets and guarding key sites in the city of Ambon in the Muluku Islands.

THE SITUATION IN AMBON/MOLUCCAS Report No. 421 (26/04/2004) #8161
Crisis Centre Diocese of Amboina, Ambon, April 26, 2004
DESTRUCTION - What reportedly has been burned: the UN building and four cars from UNICEF, UNDP and Save the Children; the Amans hotel at Mardika, part of the Silo church, locations in Poka.

Fresh Ambon clash kills six (26/04/2004) #8160
The Jakarta Post, April 26, 2004
Azis Tunny and Octavianus Pinontoan, Ambon. At least six people were reported killed and dozens of others severely wounded on Sunday afternoon after a fresh major outbreak hit Ambon, the capital of Maluku province.

Review - Regions: 10 Dead in Ambon Clash (26/04/2004) #8159
LAKSAMANA.Net, April 25, 2004 11:39 PM
Laksamana.Net - Muslim and Christian gangs clashed in Ambon Sunday, leaving at least 10 dead as separatists turned out for the 54th anniversary of the declaration of the Republic of South Maluku (RMS).

Review - Politics: Two-Horse Race? (26/04/2004) #8155
LAKSAMANA.Net, April 25, 2004 11:42 PM
Laksamana.Net - Two retired four-star generals look set to fight it out for the presidency on July 5.
Ba'asyir an Indonesian Matter: Police have officially declared militant Abu Bakar Ba'asyir a criminal suspect and said they have enough evidence to charge him with terror crimes, including the October 12, 2002 bombings in Bali. Ba'asyir has repeatedly denied any links to terrorism, saying Washington is seeking to punish him for criticizing America's treatment of Muslims in the Middle East and its support for Israel.

House to summon Da'i over Ba'asyir terror probe (26/04/2004) #8154
The Jakarta Post, April 26, 2004
P.C. Naommy, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta. The House of Representatives has arranged a hearing with National Police chief Gen. Da'i Bachtiar scheduled for early in May to clarify the motives behind the probe into Muslim cleric Abu Bakar Ba'asyir for his alleged role in terrorist activities.

Church, UN office torched in Indonesia's Ambon (26/04/2004) #8150
The Jakarta Post, 4/25/2004 9:32:03 PM
AMBON, Maluku (Reuters): A church and a UN office were torched and at least four people killed on Sunday as Muslim and Christian residents of the eastern Indonesia city of Ambon fought pitched street battles, witnesses and police said.

THE SITUATION IN AMBON/MOLUCCAS Report No. 420 (26/04/2004) #8149
Crisis Centre Diocese of Amboina, Ambon, April 25, 2004 (04.30 pm)
EXPLOSION OF FULL-SCALE VIOLENCE IN AMBON - The provocative behaviour and hoisting of numerous RMS-flags by RMS/FKM supporters apparently has infuriated a number of people in such measure, that several buildings are being burned now. Fleeing people come hurrying this way, while carrying a few belongings. We are told that among the buildings on fire are the UN building and the recently rebuilt (not yet finished) Silo Church.

Ten killed in Indonesia clashes (26/04/2004) #8147
BBC World News, Sunday, 25 April, 2004, 12:03 GMT 13:03 UK
At least 10 people have died in renewed fighting between Christians and Muslims in IIndonesia's Moluccan islands, police and witnesses say.

Twelve dead, scores wounded in Indonesia clashes (25/04/2004) #8145
ABC AUSTRALIA, Sunday, April 25, 2004. 11:15pm (AEST)
At least 12 people have died and scores were wounded as Muslim-Christian violence erupted in the eastern Indonesian city of Ambon, witnesses and hospital staff said.

Two dead, UN office torched in Indonesia's Ambon (25/04/2004) #8144
ABC AUSTRALIA, 25/04/2004 18:43:23
Muslim-Christian violence has erupted in the eastern Indonesian city of Ambon with at least two people shot dead, and a United Nations office set ablaze.

Church, UN Office Torched in Indonesia's Ambon (25/04/2004) #8143
Reuters, Sun Apr 25, 2004 07:01 AM ET
AMBON, Indonesia (Reutters) - A church and a UN office were torched and at least four people killed on Sunday as Muslim and Christian residents of the eastern Indonesia city of Ambon fought pitched street battles, witnesses and police said.

Six dead, UN office torched on separatist anniversary (25/04/2004) #8142
in Indonesia's Ambon
Agence France-Presse, Sun Apr 25, 2004 4:56 AM ET
AMBON, Indonesia (AFP) - At least six people died, about 60 were wounded and a United Nations office was set ablaze as Muslim-Christian violence erupted in the eastern Indonesian city of Ambon, witnesses said.

Clash kills 8 in Indonesia's Maluku islands (25/04/2004) #8141
The Straits Times, Sunday, April 25, 2004 6.45 pm (Singapore time)
AMBON (Indonesia) -- Muslim and Christian gangs fought running battles in Indonesia's Maluku islands on Sunday, leaving at least eight people deead, including two youths who were hacked to death by sword-wielding men, witnesses and officials said.

At Least 10 Killed in Clashes in Indonesia (25/04/2004) #8140
The New York Times, Sunday April 25, 2004 8:34 a.m. ET
By REUTERS. AMBON, Indonesia (Reuters) - At least 10 people were killed and a church and U.N. office torched Sunday as Muslim and Christian residents of the eastern Indonesian city of Ambon fought pitched street battles, witnesses and police said.

Eight dead, UN office torched in Indonesia's Ambon (25/04/2004) #8139
Deutsche Welle, 25.04.2004 12:00 UTC
Officials in Indonesia say at least eight people have been killed and dozens wounded as violence erupted between Muslims and Christians in the eastern city of Ambon. A church and a United Nations office were reportedly set on fire, with gangs fighting ongoing battles in Indonesia's Maluku islands.

10 killed as Muslims, Christians fight in (25/04/2004) #8138
Indonesia's Maluku islands
The Star Online [Malaysia], Sunday, April 25, 2004
AMBON, Indonesia: Muslim and Christian gangs fought running battles in Indonesia's Maluku islands on Sunday, leaving at least 10 people dead, including two youths who were hacked to death by sword-wielding men, witnesses and officials said.

THE SITUATION IN AMBON/MOLUCCAS Report No. 419 (25/04/2004) #8131
Crisis Centre Diocese of Amboina, Ambon, April 25, 2004
TUMULTUOUS COMMEMORATION RMS ANNIVERSARY - Today is the 54th anniversary of the Moluccas RMS Independence Movement. Its commemoration in Ambon is not going unnoticed. The police hauled down 51 RMS flags. A clash between a group pro-RMS and contra-RMS, in which stones were thrown at each other, was quenched by the police at the cost of eight people being wounded by bullets. Twenty persons were detained for interrogation.

Indonesian police say five Papua rebels killed (25/04/2004) #8129
in robbery attempt
ABC AUSTRALIA, 25/04/2004 18:43:21
Indonesian police have reportedly shot dead five alleged separatists and wounded two during a robbery attempt in the easternmost province of Papua.

THE SITUATION IN AMBON/MOLUCCAS Report No. 418 (24/04/2004) #8128
Crisis Centre Diocese of Amboina, Ambon, April 23, 2004
FKM INTENDS TO RAISE RMS FLAG - The Moluccas Sovereignty Front (FKM) vows to hoist RMS flags in Ambon next Sunday on occasion of the 54th anniversary of the Moluccas RMS Independence Movement, thus was said by FKM secretary general Moses Tuanakota. "The military and police have threatened to shut down our commemoration activities, but the flag must fly. Besides", he said, "nine countries support the struggle of the FKM/RMS". However he declined to mention those nations by name. Meanwhile Military commander BrigGen. Ginting Munthe said he had been ordered to deal sternly with any separatist activities on that day.

Maluku people asked to remain calm ahead of (24/04/2004) #8127
"RMS" annivsersary
ANTARA, Saturday, April 24, 2004 1:37:11 AM
Ambon, April 23 (ANTARA) - Religious figures in Maluku province have called on the people to remain calm and not to panic after hearing rumors that separatist RMS (Republic of South Moluccas) elements are going to observe the 54th anniversary of their movement on April 25.

Ba'asyir to be questioned on Monday (24/04/2004) #8123
The Jakarta Post, April 24, 2004
JAKARTA: Police will start questioning suspected terrorist Abu Bakar Ba'asyir over his alleged role in the country's terrorist attacks on Monday.

Baasyir's Support Grows Ahead of Terror Probe (24/04/2004) #8121
LAKSAMANA.Net, April 23, 2004 10:48 PM
Laksamana.Net - Detained Islamic cleric Abu Bakar Baasyir is receiving a growing stream of high-profile visitors ahead of plans by police to question him on Monday (26/4/04) as a terrorism suspect.

Rape and Provocation in Acheh, Papua and Maluku (24/04/2004) #8116
Scoop Media [New Zealand], Friday, 23 April 2004, 5:37 pm
Condemns on Indonesian Armed Force (TNI) Efforts to Mobilize Militia, Rape and Provocation in Acheh, Papua and Maluku

Ba'asyir says Washington fears his campaign to install (24/04/2004) #8115
Islamic law
The Jakarta Post, 4/23/2004 2:00:20 PM
JAKARTA (AP): The alleged spiritual leader of the al Qaeda-linked Jemaah Islamiyah terror network has accused Washington of pressuring Indonesia to keep him in prison to stop his campaign to establish Islamic law in the world's most populous Muslim nation.

British Embassy in Jakarta to Move for Safety Reasons, (24/04/2004) #8114
AFP Says
Bloomberg.com [UK], April 23, 2004
April 23 (Bloomberg) -- The British embassy in Indonesia's capital of Jakarta will move for various reasons, primarily safety-related, Agence Francce-Presse said, citing mission spokeswoman Faye Belnis.

Indonesian on trial for shielding Bali bombing suspects (23/04/2004) #8110
ABC AUSTRALIA, 22/04/2004 19:14:40
An Indonesian accused of shielding two top suspects in the Bali bombings has gone on trial on Sumatra .

Indonesia Muslim leader latest Bashir visitor (23/04/2004) #8109
Reuters AlertNet, 22 Apr 2004 10:08:18 GMT
JAKARTA, April 22 (Reuters) - One of Indonesia's most senior Muslim clerics visited jailed preacher Abu Bakar Bashir on Thursday and criticised what he called U.S. meddling in his case, the latest show of support for the high-profile terror suspect.

INFID's Short News Overview No. V/11: April 16 - 22, 2004 (23/04/2004) #8105
INFID, April 22, 2004
Maluku: Maluku Sovereignty Front ( FKM) secretary general Moses Tuwanakotta said his group would go ahead with the flag-raising ceremony on April 25, which he said was the FKM's 54th anniversary day and defy a government ban on such activities.

Maluku separatists vow to defy TNI (22/04/2004) #8099
The Jakarta Post, April 22, 2004
AMBON, Maluku: Maluku Sovereignty Front (FKM) activists vowed to hoist separatist flags here on Sunday and defy a government ban on such activities.

Refugees told to leave state buildings by July (22/04/2004) #8098
The Jakarta Post, April 22, 2004
M. Azis Tunny, The Jakarta Post, Ambon, Maluku. At least 5,460 families of refugees who fled sectarian fighting in the Maluku islands have been given until July to vacate shops and government facilities they have been camping in since 1999.

11 Beteleme suspects go on trial, may face death (22/04/2004) #8095
The Jakarta Post, April 22, 2004
Ruslan Sangadji, The Jakarta Post, Palu, Central Sulawesi
A prosecutor at Palu District Court indicted on Wednesday 11 people allegedly held responsible for a deadly, armed attack in Beteleme village, Morowali regency, in October last year, which left three people dead and at least 35 houses destroyed by fire.

Indonesian police kill two in Papua province (22/04/2004) #8093
ABC AUSTRALIA, 21/04/2004 22:47:39
Indonesian police have shot dead two robbers armed with bows and arrows as they tried to make off with thousands of dollars in compensation payments to local tribesmen in eastern Papua province.

Man arrested over illegal arms in Poso regency (21/04/2004) #8091
The Jakarta Post, April 21, 2004
Ruslan Sangadji, The Jakarta Post, Palu, Central Sulawesi. A farmer with illegal firearms and bullets in his possession was arrested on Tuesday by police who were tracking down gunmen blamed for renewed attacks in Poso regency, Central Sulawesi.

Concern heightens about militia groups in Aceh (21/04/2004) #8090
The Jakarta Post, April 21, 2004
A. Junaidi and Tiarma Siboro, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta. Activists and researchers have urged an end to the involvement of militia groups in Nanggroe Aceh Darrusalam in the operation against rebels, saying the military is virtually pitting civilians against each other.

Boyce: Ba'asyir Threat to World Security (21/04/2004) #8089
TEMPO, 20 April 2004
TEMPO Interactive, Jakarta:US Ambassador to Indonesia Ralph L. Boyce has denied that he intervened in the legal process of Abu Bakar Ba'asyir, convicted of immigration and identity-card fraud.

Indonesia's top Islamic council says moves against (21/04/2004) #8087
Ba'asyir are unjust
The Jakarta Post, 4/20/2004 5:44:26 PM
JAKARTA (AFP): Efforts to keep militant Muslim cleric Abu Bakar Ba'asyir in jail as a terrorism suspect are "an act of injustice," Indonesia's main Islamic authority said on Tuesday.

Islamic authority decries Bashir detention (21/04/2004) #8086
ABC AUSTRALIA, 20/04/2004 22:33:15
Indonesia's main Islamic authority says efforts to keep militant Muslim cleric, Abu Bakar Bashir, in jail as a terrorism suspect are "an act of injustice."

Last Bali bomb suspect prepares for trial (21/04/2004) #8085
ABC AUSTRALIA, 20/04/2004 22:33:16
An Islamic militant accused of involvement in bombing Bali nightclubs and Jakarta's Marriott hotel will stand trial next week in the Indonesian capital, Jakarta.

Home-Made Bombs Found in Poso (21/04/2004) #8084
TEMPO, 19 April 2004
TEMPO Interactive, Jakarta:A total of 21 home-made bombs were found in Poso Kota and Poso Pesisir sub district, Central Sulawesi, on Saturday (17/4).The low-explosive bombs had been hidden in a chocolate plantation in the area.

Security personnel made ready to anticipate (21/04/2004) #8083
anniversary of RMS
ANTARA, Tuesday, April 20, 2004 8:25:03 AM
Ambon, April 19 (ANTARA) - Around 1,000 military and police personnel have been made ready to anticipate against the 54th anniversary of Republic of South Maluku (RMS) separatist movement on April 25.

Ambon public asked not to panic ahead of (21/04/2004) #8082
separatist anniversary
ANTARA, Tuesday, April 20, 2004 8:25:02 AM
Ambon, Maluku, April 19 (ANTARA) - The people in Maluku province`s capital of Ambon were asked not to panic but make daily activities as usual ahead of the anniversary of the separatist group in the city calling themselves the South Maluku Republic (RMS), which will fall on April 25, 2004.

Indonesia militant Bashir claws back public support (21/04/2004) #8081
Reuters, Tue Apr 20, 2004 01:28 AM ET
By Dean Yates. JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesian militant cleric Abu Bakar Bashir has not even been charged yet in a fresh terrorism investigation, but already public opinion is shifting behind the jailed preacher amid anger at perceived U.S. meddling.

U.S. Pressure to Hold Militant Sets Off Outcry in Indonesia (21/04/2004) #8080
The New York Times, Tuesday, April 20, 2004
By RAYMOND BONNER. JAKARTA, Indonesia, April 19 - An effort by the Bush administration to ensure that Abu Bakar Bashir, the leader of the militant Islamic organization Jemaah Islamiyah, remains in jail and is fully prosecuted on terrorism charges has set off a diplomatic and political tempest here.

Police launch ID raids in Poso in search of gunmen (20/04/2004) #8078
The Jakarta Post, April 20, 2004
Irvan NR, The Jakarta Post, Palu, Central Sulawesi. Police further tightened security in Poso regency, Central Sulawesi on Monday by checking the identity cards of residents in an effort to prevent more attacks by gunmen in the religiously divided town.

Boyce denies U.S. interference in RI legal process (20/04/2004) #8077
The Jakarta Post, April 20, 2004
The Jakarta Post, Jakarta. U.S. Ambassador to Indonesia Ralph C. Boyce refuted on Monday allegations that he had intervened in Indonesia's legal affairs in the case of jailed cleric Abu Bakar Ba'asyir.

Bashir lawyers seek mainstream Islamic support (20/04/2004) #8073
ABC AUSTRALIA, 19/04/2004 22:38:35
Lawyers for militant Muslim cleric Abu Bakar Bashir say they will ask major Indonesian Islamic groups to denounce so-called "foreign intervention" being used to keep him in jail as a terrorism suspect.

Ba'asyir lawyers to lobby Islamic groups (19/04/2004) #8072
The Jakarta Post, 4/19/2004 1:23:56 PM
JAKARTA (AP): Lawyers for jailed cleric Abu Bakar Ba'asyir plan to lobby Indonesia's largest Islamic organizations to support their client's battle to avoid fresh terror charges, attorneys said Monday.

Review - Politics: Slim Hopes for Mega Center (19/04/2004) #8068
LAKSAMANA.Net, April 18, 2004 11:58 PM
Laksamana.Net - The Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) announced Tuesday (13/4/04) it would establish a campaign team called the Mega Center to boost her chances of retaining the presidency for their leader Megawati Sukarnoputri.
Ba'asyir to be Grilled: The team building a new case against Muslim cleric Abu Bakar Ba'asyir is focusing on possible links to the Bali bombings and his alleged leadership of an al Qaeda-linked militant group, police chief General Da'i Bachtiar said Friday (16/4/04).

Review - Regions: Aceh Corruption Charge (19/04/2004) #8067
LAKSAMANA.Net, April 18, 2004 11:53 PM
Laksamana.Net - Aceh Governor Abdullah Puteh said Thursday (15/4/04) he was ready to face questioning by the provincial martial law administration over allegations of involvement in several corruption cases.
Heightened Alert in Poso: President Megawati Sukarnoputri called on authorities in Poso regency to be on high alert against possible renewed attacks that could jeopardize the security situation.

THE SITUATION IN AMBON/MOLUCCAS Report No. 417 (19/04/2004) #8063
Crisis Centre Diocese of Amboina, Ambon, April 19, 2004
ALERTNESS TOWARDS APRIL 25th - With the annual commemoration of the declaration of independency of the South Moluccas (RMS / Republik Maluku Selatan) coming into view, Police Chief Bambang Sutrisno during a ceremony in Ambon on April 16, directed military and police forces, together with all civilians, to do their utmost to prevent any raising of the RMS flag or other FKM/RMS-sponsored unrest on that date, April 25th.

More bombs, weapons found in Poso (19/04/2004) #8062
The Jakarta Post, April 19, 2004
PALU, Central Sulawesi: Security personnel again found on Sunday 21 homemade live bombs in Poso Pesisir district during a door-to-door search for arms, only a day after the discovery of 17 live bombs in the same district.

Weapons seized in Central Sulawesi (19/04/2004) #8061
ABC AUSTRALIA, 18/04/2004 19:09:20
Police say they had found 17 bombs and scores of home-made guns, knives and bows and arrows in an extensive search of Indonesia's Poso district.

Ba'asyir lobbies Muslims for support (19/04/2004) #8060
The Jakarta Post, April 19, 2004
P.C. Naommy, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta. Muslim cleric Abu Bakar Ba'asyir is seeking support from the country's Islamic organizations as police ready a formal investigation into his alleged involvement in several terror attacks here.

PKS leader defends visiting Ba'asyir (19/04/2004) #8059
The Jakarta Post, 4/18/2004 7:24:07 PM
JAKARTA (Reuters): The head of an Indonesian Islamist party that did well in recent legislative polls said on Sunday he visited militant Muslim cleric Abu Bakar Ba'asyir in jail because the United States was intervening in the case.

PKS stands behind Ba'asyir (19/04/2004) #8058
The Jakarta Post, 4/18/2004 3:26:05 PM
JAKARTA (AP): A popular Islamic political party leader defended jailed militant cleric Abu Bakar Ba'asyir on Saturday, claiming he was not a terrorist and should be freed despite police linking him to the October, 2002 Bali bombings.

Relocation for IDPs in Passo Parish, Ambon (19/04/2004) #8057
JRS - Indonesia, April 17, 2004 11:07 AM
Three year ago, 16 families sought refuge in the Passo Parish Church in Ambon. They were forced to leave their homes because violence. More than 3 years have passed since 16 households knocked on the door of the Passo Parish Curch in Ambon. The families were forced into displacement when violence erupted between Christian and Muslim communities throughout the Moluccas in 1999. In desperation, these families turned to the church for protection.

Indonesian Pastor Rinaldy Damanik Hospitalized (19/04/2004) #8055
Jubilee Campaign USA, April 16, 2004
We have received word from Indonesia that noted humanitarian, Rev. Rinaldy Damanik is currently being treated at a hospital in Palu, Central Sulawesi. Damanik has been under observation at the Salvation Army's Public Hospital for three days. Doctors believe his illness is related to kidney problems. (During his trial he also had to be hospitalized due to kidney problems). Test results should come back on Saturday.

17 more live bombs found in Poso (18/04/2004) #8054
The Jakarta Post, April 18, 2004
Ruslan Sangadji, The Jakarta Post, Palu, Central Sulawesi. Police here on Saturday found an additional 17 live bombs in Poso regency, Central Sulawesi, through the door-to-door search for arms in operation since last week's renewed attacks.

Ba'asyir named terror suspect (17/04/2004) #8050
The Jakarta Post, April 17, 2004
P.C. Naommy, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta. The police, citing incriminating evidence collected during the ongoing intensive investigation, have formally named cleric Abu Bakar Ba'asyir a suspect in various terror attacks that rocked the country over the past few years.

Baasyir Declared Terror Suspect (17/04/2004) #8049
LAKSAMANA.Net, April 16, 2004 08:52 PM
Laksamana.Net - Police have declared radical Muslim cleric Abu Bakar Baasyir a terrorism suspect and are focusing their investigation on possible links to the Bali bombings and his alleged leadership role in regional terror organization Jemaah Islamiyah.

Indonesia declares Bashir a terror suspect (17/04/2004) #8048
ABC AUSTRALIA, 16/04/2004 22:46:02
Indonesian police have named Muslim cleric Abu Bakar Bashir a terror suspect and are focusing on possible links to the Bali blasts and his alleged leadership of the Jemaah Islamiah militant network.

11 migrants missing in Poso (17/04/2004) #8047
The Jakarta Post, April 17, 2004
Ruslan Sangadji, The Jakarta Post, Palu, Central Sulawesi. Eleven men, most from Java, have disappeared from the restive regency of Poso in the past six months, according to a police memo at the Detective and Crime Directorate of the Central Sulawesi provincial police headquarters.

Maluku Separatist Anniversary Looms (17/04/2004) #8046
LAKSAMANA.Net, April 16, 2004 09:49 PM
Laksamana.Net - The approach of the 25 April anniversary of the declaration of an independent South Maluku has local police and military planning a comprehensive effort to avert further bloodshed in the province.

The East Timor 'Scapegoat' (17/04/2004) #8043
LAKSAMANA.Net, April 16, 2004 10:00 PM
Laksamana.Net - East Timor's former governor Abilio Soares, facing three years in jail over the 1999 carnage in the territory, says he has been made a scapegoat for the Indonesian military.

Darwis longs to see a peaceful Poso (16/04/2004) #8039
The Jakarta Post, April 16, 2004
Ruslan Sangadji, The Jakarta Post, Poso, Central Sulawesi. This is a man who knows how to be at peace. He has freed his mind of the monstrous acts that he has witnessed. He wants to share what he has learned with others.

20 years sought for terror suspect (16/04/2004) #8038
The Jakarta Post, April 16, 2004
SEMARANG: Prosecutors demanded on Thursday a 20-year jail term for each of four defendants standing trial for possession of explosives with which they had planned to launch terror attacks across the country.

Eleven rebels killed in Aceh clashes (16/04/2004) #8037
ABC AUSTRALIA, 16/04/2004 08:41:38
Indonesian troops have shot dead 11 suspected separatist rebels in two days of clashes in Aceh.

Indonesia rejects accusations over East Timor prosecutions (16/04/2004) #8036
ABC AUSTRALIA, 16/04/2004 07:09:42
The Indonesian government has rejected claims it's failing to prosecute those responsible for the carnage in East Timor, following its vote for independence.

Mega orders heightened alert in Poso (15/04/2004) #8035
The Jakarta Post, April 15, 2004
Irvan NR and Ruslan Sangadji, The Jakarta Post, Palu, Central Sulawesi. President Megawati Soekarnoputri has called on authorities in the troubled regency of Poso to be on high alert against possible renewed attacks that could jeopardize the security situation in the regency.

Police ready to question Ba'asyir (15/04/2004) #8034
The Jakarta Post, April 15, 2004
JAKARTA: National Police Chief Gen. Da'i Bachtiar said on Wednesday the questioning of Muslim cleric Abu Bakar Ba'asyir over his alleged involvement in terrorist activities would take place soon.

Indonesian army pullout from parliament (15/04/2004) #8032
Asia Times, Apr 15, 2004
By Andreas Harsono. JAKARTA - For nearly 50 years, the Indonesian military held 20 percent of the county's parliamentary seats - but now the time has come for these unelected officers to leave the legislative building for good - and find a new place in the country's changed political landscape.

Bali bomber says he has no regrets over deadly attack (14/04/2004) #8024
The Jakarta Post, 4/14/2004 5:54:30 PM
DENPASAR, Bali (AP): An Indonesian militant sentenced to death for his role in the deadly 2002 Bali bombings says he wants Australians and Americans to "feel the pain" and that his execution by firing squad will send him to paradise, where he will have dozens of women.

Police to quiz Ba'asyir as terrorism suspect (14/04/2004) #8023
The Jakarta Post, 4/14/2004 5:46:48 PM
JAKARTA (AFP): Indonesian police said Wednesday they will question hardline Islamic cleric Abu Bakar Ba'asyir, due to be freed from jail later this month, as a suspect in terrorism cases.

Indonesian police to question Bashir over terror actions (14/04/2004) #8022
ABC AUSTRALIA, 14/04/2004 19:32:11
Indonesian police say they will question militant Islamic cleric Abu Bakar Bashir as a suspect in terrorism cases.

Police make door-to-door searches for weapons in (14/04/2004) #8021
restive Poso
The Jakarta Post, 4/14/2004 1:15:48 PM
JAKARTA (AFP): Hundreds of police were Wednesday searching door-to-door for weapons in their hunt for attackers targeting Christians in the religiously-mixed Poso district of Central Sulawesi.

House-to-house weapons search begins in Poso (14/04/2004) #8020
The Jakarta Post, April 14, 2004
Ruslan Sangadji, The Jakarta Post, Palu, Central Sulawesi. Local police conducted a house-to-house search for guns and other weapons on Tuesday after a renewed attack that injured seven Christians three days ago in Poso regency, Central Sulawesi.

Indonesia/Timor-Leste: Justice for Timor-Leste: (14/04/2004) #8013
UN dragging its heals while perpetrators walk free
Amnesty International, 13 April 2004
Joint statement by Amnesty International and the Judicial System Monitoring Program. Perpetrators of crimes against humanity and other serious crimes committed in Timor-Leste during 1999 will escape justice unless the United Nations (UN) acts to fulfil its commitment to bring them to account, Amnesty International and the Judicial System Monitoring Program (JSMP)* said in a joint report issued today.

Police no wiser on ninja gunmen (14/04/2004) #8012
News Interactive [Australia], April 12, 2004
From Rob Taylor in Jakarta. INDONESIAN police today admitted they had few clues about the identity of three masked "ninja" gunmen who sprayed automatic gunfire into a crowd of Easter worshippers in central Sulawesi, sparking fears of renewed religious bloodshed.

Indonesian Military (TNI) Had Started Their Intimidation (14/04/2004) #8011
Before The 54th Anniversary Of RMS Independence Day On April 25, 2004
FKM News Network, April 8, 2004
As always the Colonial Government always used the intimidation methods to face their colony, which has been practiced by the MILITARY OF NKRI (NEO COLONIALISM REPUBLIC OF INDONESIA) to the Molucca's Alif'uru Nation in Ambon and Moluccas Island generally.

Elite police personnel arrive in Poso (13/04/2004) #8010
The Jakarta Post, April 13, 2004
Ruslan Sangadji, The Jakarta Post, Palu, Central Sulawesi. More than 300 additional paramilitary police arrived in the religiously-mixed regency of Poso, Central Sulawesi, on Monday after an new attack on a church over the Easter weekend injured seven Christians.

Spectre of religious violence hangs over Sulawesi (13/04/2004) #8006
ABC AUSTRALIA, 12/04/2004 22:10:44
Indonesia has flown more than 200 extra paramilitary police to a religiously-mixed district after an attack on a church over Easter weekend injured seven people.

Christians blast police over Easter shooting (13/04/2004) #8004
The Jakarta Post, April 12, 2004
Irvan NR, The Jakarta Post, Palu, Central Sulawesi. Christians here lashed out at security forces for failing to protect them from Saturday's Easter shooting by unidentified gunmen in Poso regency, Central Sulawesi, despite recent police reinforcements.

Indonesian police warned over Bashir Bali charges (13/04/2004) #8003
ABC AUSTRALIA, 12/04/2004 18:30:49
A supporter of jailed Indonesian Islamic cleric, Abu Bakar Bashir, says attempts to link Bashir to the Bali bombings could spark conflict in the country.

Bid to link Bali bombing to Ba'asyir could spark conflict: (13/04/2004) #8002
Supporter
The Jakarta Post, 4/12/2004 4:03:09 PM
JAKARTA (AFP): A supporter of jailed Indonesian Islamic cleric Abu Bakar Ba'asyir said Monday that attempts to link Ba'asyir to the Bali bombings could spark conflict in the country.

Shooting at an Indonesian church (13/04/2004) #7999
ABC AUSTRALIA, 11/04/2004 17:08:14
A gunman opened fire on a choir practice in a church in Indonesia's restive Poso district over the Easter weekend, wounding seven people.

Gunmen attack Indonesian church (13/04/2004) #7998
BBC World News, Sunday, 11 April, 2004, 04:20 GMT
By Tim Johnston, BBC, Jakarta. Seven people have been wounded in a shooting at an Easter church service on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi.

Review - Politics: Voting with the Feet (13/04/2004) #7997
LAKSAMANA.Net, April 11, 2004 09:09 PM
Laksamana.Net - Initial vote tallies were seen as a major thumbs down from the wong cilik (little people), many of whom changed allegiance from President Megawati Sukarnoputri's Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) to other parties.
Supporters Demand Ba'asyir's Release: Supporters of jailed militant cleric Abu Bakar Ba'asyir rallied Wednesday (7/4/04) for his release while his lawyers said it was "inevitable" their client would soon face another trial on terror charges.

Asia Letter: Indonesian Islamist party is quietly gaining (13/04/2004) #7995
ground
IHT,
Thursday, April 8, 2004
JAKARTA Clean. Healthy. Caring. .That was the slogan of the highly tuned Justice and Prosperity Party, a religious Islamic party led by well-educated men and women that performed surprisingly well in Indonesia's parliamentary elections on Monday. Unlike the mainstream secular parties that depended on politicians as personalities, and ignored the issues of a feeble economy and rampant corruption, the Justice Party listened. It played down its religious tenets, and played up popular concerns. It spurned big rallies - although the one rally it did hold attracted a crowd estimated at 100,000 - and concentrated on talking to small groups of voters.

Questioning of Ba'asyir still undecided (08/04/2004) #7993
The Jakarta Post, April 08, 2004
P.C. Naommy, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta. Police have yet to set a date for questioning cleric Abu Bakar Ba'asyir over his suspected involvement in terrorist activities.

Police delay questioning Ba'asyir: Lawyer (08/04/2004) #7991
The Jakarta Post, 4/7/2004 4:27:41 PM
JAKARTA (Reuters): Indonesian police have postponed plans to interrogate jailed militant Muslim preacher Abu Bakar Ba'asyir on Wednesday, but still intend to quiz him as a suspect, a lawyer for the cleric said.

Supporters rally for Ba'asyir's release (08/04/2004) #7988
The Jakarta Post, 4/7/2004 1:29:43 PM
JAKARTA (AP): Supporters of jailed militant cleric Abu Bakar Ba'asyir rallied Wednesday in Jakarta to support his release while his attorneys said it was "inevitable" their client would soon face another trial on terror charges.

Terrorists' testimonies to be used to quiz Ba'asyir (07/04/2004) #7985
The Jakarta Post, April 07, 2004
P.C. Naommy and Blontank Poer, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta/Surakarta. Testimonies by suspected terrorists now detained in neighboring countries will be used to investigate elderly cleric Abu Bakar Ba'asyir's involvement in terrorist activities, an officer says.

AP: Terror Group Trained in Indonesia (07/04/2004) #7984
ASSOCIATED PRESS, Tue, Apr 06, 2004
By JIM GOMEZ, Associated Press Writer. MANILA, Philippines - Indonesian Islamic militants taught dozens of Abu Sayyaf recruits how to make cell phone-triggered bombs and other terror skills while dodging helicopters and troops in a jungle camp last year, one of several former hostages told The Associated Press.

Bali bomber denies Ba'asyir involved in attack (06/04/2004) #7982
The Jakarta Post, 4/5/2004 9:12:53 PM
DENPASAR, Bali (AP): Muslim cleric Abu Bakar Ba'asyir played no part in the 2002 Bali bombings, a militant sentenced to death over the attacks said Monday.

Voters at Ba'asyir's school say (06/04/2004) #7975
Megawati government is "U.S. lackey"
The Jakarta Post, 4/5/2004 3:24:28 PM
NGRUKI, Central Java (AFP): Staff at an Islamic boarding school co-founded by radical cleric Abu Bakar Ba'asyir said their pupils were voting in Indonesia's election on Monday but would shun "lackeys of the United States and the Zionists."

Two killed in violence ahead of elections in Papua (06/04/2004) #7974
The Jakarta Post, 4/5/2004 3:01:22 PM
JAKARTA (AFP): A policeman and an election official were killed in Indonesia's easternmost province of Papua before Monday's legislative elections, officials said.

Malaysia backs hard line on JI (04/04/2004) #7966
ABC AUSTRALIA, 04/04/2004 08:46:22
Malaysia's Deputy Prime Minister Najib Razak says harsh actions against militants are justified.

Bin Laden 'ordered' Bali attacks (03/04/2004) #7965
BBC World News, Friday, 2 April, 2004, 18:43 GMT
By Jonathan Kent, BBC correspondent in Kuala Lumpur. A self-confessed member of the group behind the Bali and Jakarta bombs has said his leaders received orders from Osama Bin Laden to attack Americans.

Police up pressure on Ba'asyir case (03/04/2004) #7963
The Jakarta Post, April 03, 2004
P.C. Naommy, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta. Police are intensifying their investigation into Abu Bakar Ba'asyir's suspected involvement in terrorist activities in the country.

Authorities blamed over Poso attacks (03/04/2004) #7962
The Jakarta Post, April 03, 2004
Ruslan Sangadji, The Jakarta Post, Palu, Central Sulawesi. Christian and Muslim leaders in Poso regency, Central Sulawesi, lamented on Friday that local security forces had been unable to prevent renewed attacks blamed on mysterious gunmen in the religiously divided regency.

Putting faith in the future (03/04/2004) #7961
The Australian, April 03, 2004
By Jakarta correspondent Sian Powell. THE banner stretched across a busy, muddy lane in Solo, central Java, tells good Muslims exactly what to do in Monday's national elections. It's a fatwa, or edict, from the terrorist-linked preacher Abu Bakar Bashir, whose notorious Ngruki school is just around the corner.

Indonesian militants were working on (03/04/2004) #7959
deadlier form of petrol bomb: Police
The Jakarta Post, 4/2/2004 5:27:06 PM
JAKARTA (Agencies): Indonesian Islamic militants were apparently working to produce a deadlier type of petrol bomb before they were arrested last month, police said on Friday.

Suspect Links Baasyir to Jemaah Islamiyah (03/04/2004) #7958
LAKSAMANA.Net, April 2, 2004 08:22 PM
Laksamana.Net - A Malaysian member of regional terrorism network Jemaah Islamiyah says he took orders from radical Indonesian cleric Abu Bakar Baasyir, whose impending release from jail later this month could be stymied by police plans to interrogate him next week.

Suspected terrorist Bashir to be interrogated by (03/04/2004) #7957
Indonesian police
ABC AUSTRALIA, 02/04/2004 22:50:55
Indonesian police will reportedly question jailed Islamic cleric Abu Bakar Bashir next week in an attempt to link him to the Bali bombings.

Police to question cleric Ba'asyir next week: lawyer (03/04/2004) #7956
The Jakarta Post, 4/2/2004 5:06:13 PM
JAKARTA (Agencies): The National Police will question militant Islamic cleric Abu Bakar Ba'asyir next Wednesday, just three weeks before his planned release from prison, in order to link him with the Bali bombing, Ba'asyir's lawyer said on Friday.

Five men quizzed over fresh Poso attacks (02/04/2004) #7952
The Jakarta Post, April 02, 2004
Irvan NR and Ruslan Sangadji, The Jakarta Post, Palu/Poso, Central Sulawesi. Police said on Thursday they were questioning five men following attacks that killed a reverend and an academic in the religiously divided regency of Poso, Central Sulawesi.

Police arrest three bomb suspects (02/04/2004) #7951
The Jakarta Post, April 02, 2004
JAKARTA: The National Police Headquarters announced on Thursday the arrest of three men allegedly involved in planting a high-explosive bomb in Medan Mall.

Key witness in Freeport changes story (02/04/2004) #7950
The Jakarta Post, April 02, 2004
Nethy Dharma Somba, The Jakarta Post, Jayapura, Papua. A key witness to the 2002 ambush in Papua that left two Americans and one Indonesian dead has changed his testimony that Army soldiers were responsible for the incident.

Two police officers charged over Papua killings (02/04/2004) #7949
ABC AUSTRALIA, 02/04/2004 09:29:32
Indonesian prosecutors have charged two senior police officers with human rights abuses for allegedly allowing their subordinates to torture and kill civilians in Papua province.

Human rights group says Malaysia mistreating (02/04/2004) #7947
Aceh refugees
ABC AUSTRALIA, 01/04/2004 09:20:03
Malaysia has been accused of forcibly repatriating refugees from the Indonesian province of Aceh, putting their safety at risk amid as the province's conflict continues.

2 Christian leaders shot in Sulawesi (02/04/2004) #7945
The Straits Times, Thursday, April 1, 2004
JAKARTA - Gunmen riding a motorcycle shot dead a Christian minister in Indonesia's central Sulawesi province, police said on Wednesday.

Military Kills 12 Alleged Rebels (02/04/2004) #7943
LAKSAMANA.Net, April 1, 2004 12:09 AM
Laksamana.Net - The Indonesian Defense Forces (TNI) has killed at least 12 separatist rebels in a single day in troubled Aceh province, a military spokesman said Wednesday (31/3/04).

Police arrest three suspected of planting (02/04/2004) #7942
Medan supermarket bombs
The Jakarta Post, 4/1/2004 6:21:07 PM
JAKARTA (AP): Authorities have arrested three suspects in connection with the discovery of five bombs in an Indonesian supermarket this month, police said on Thursday.

Malaysian suspect in Indonesian custody admits (02/04/2004) #7941
helping Jemaah Islamiyah bombers
The Jakarta Post, 4/1/2004 2:00:07 PM
KUALA LUMPUR (AP): A Malaysian terrorist suspect arrested in Indonesia earlier this year has admitted taking part in bomb attacks by Southeast Asian extremist group Jemaah Islamiyah, but says he did not know the targets in advance.

Policemen to be tried over torture in Papua (02/04/2004) #7940
The Jakarta Post, 4/1/2004 2:05:52 PM
JAKARTA (AP): Prosecutors have indicted two senior police officers on charges of allowing their men to torture hundreds of people in the eastern province of Papua, officials said on Thursday.

Indonesia to try policemen over torture in Papua province (02/04/2004) #7939
The Star Online [Malaysia], Thursday, April 01, 2004
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) - Prosecutors have indicted two senior police officers on charges of allowing their men to torture hundreds of people in the eastern province of Papua, officials said Thursday.

Malaysia endangers Aceh refugees with (02/04/2004) #7938
forcible returns, rights group says
The Jakarta Post, 4/1/2004 9:43:48 AM
JAKARTA (AFP): The Malaysian government is forcibly returning Indonesian refugees from Aceh province to Indonesia where their safety is at risk amid a continuing conflict there, Human Rights Watch said in a report released on Thursday.

Reinforcements arrive in Poso (01/04/2004) #7937
The Jakarta Post, April 01, 2004
Ruslan Sangadji and Irvan NR, The Jakarta Post, Poso/Palu. Calm has been restored in the troubled regency of Poso, Central Sulawesi, on Wednesday after a series of shooting incidents that killed a reverend and badly injured an academic.

Lawyers urge Ba'asyir's release (01/04/2004) #7936
The Jakarta Post, April 01, 2004
JAKARTA: The team of lawyers representing Muslim cleric Abu Bakar Ba'asyir urged the government to release their client on April 28 and reject the use of information from U.S. intelligence sources that may be used to open another case against him.

Policeman to face trial over Papua rights abuses (01/04/2004) #7935
The Jakarta Post, April 01, 2004
Andi Hajramurni, The Jakarta Post, Makassar, South Sulawesi. The indictment and dossier of the human rights violation case in Abepura, Papua province, has been handed over to the Human Rights Tribunal in Makassar, South Sulawesi province. It is the only human rights tribunal in the eastern part of Indonesia.

Tension engulfs Poso after reverend shot dead (01/04/2004) #7933
The Jakarta Post, March 31, 2004
Ruslan Sangadji and Irvan NR, The Jakarta Post, Palu, Central Sulawesi. Tension returned to the troubled regency of Poso on Tuesday after unknown assailants shot a reverend and an academic in separate incidents. The Reverend Freddy Wuisan, died after he was shot in the chest, while Rosia Pilongo, the dean of the school of law at Sintuwu Maroso University, was badly injured after she was shot in the head and right hand.

US accused of plotting to keep terror suspect Bashir (01/04/2004) #7925
in prison
ABC AUSTRALIA, 31/03/2004 23:00:31
The United States has been accused of plotting to keep radical Muslim cleric, Abu Bakar Bashir, behind bars in Indonesia.

U.S. hopes Hambali evidence will keep Ba'asyir jailed (01/04/2004) #7924
The Jakarta Post, 3/31/2004 7:42:53 PM
JAKARTA (AFP): The United States is plotting to keep radical Muslim cleric Abu Bakar Ba'asyir behind bars in Indonesia by sharing testimony from top terror suspect Hambali, Ba'asyir's lawyer said Wednesday.

Rights group accuses Malaysia of forcibly returning (01/04/2004) #7923
Aceh refugees
ABC AUSTRALIA, 31/03/2004 21:06:43
The Malaysian government has been accused of forcibly returning Indonesian refugees from Aceh province to Indonesia where their safety is at risk amid a continuing conflict there.

Christian minister shot dead in Indonesia (01/04/2004) #7922
ABC AUSTRALIA, 31/03/2004 18:53:00
A Christian minister has been shot dead in front of his wife in the Poso district of Indonesia's Central Sulawesi province.
 

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