Fadjroel Rachman has been kidnapped as a student leader and spent three years in prison under Suharto, arrested wrote
The news of Mr. Mandela’s release had just come over the radio that stood on a shelf in the canteen for prison guards directly in front of my cell. Tears rolled down my cheeks. Justice and freedom will win here in Indonesia, too, I thought, and I will be free. My people will be free from President Suharto’s military regime.Mandela later met the imprisoned East Timorese leader Xanana Gusmao in July 1997 and called for his release.
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