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On July 27, 2016, Indonesia's President Joko Widodo appointed indicted war criminal Gen. Wiranto Coordinating Minister for Politics, Law, and Security Affairs. A presidential spokesperson told the Jakarta Post that Wiranto "well-tested and was experienced in resolving various assignments, especially during the transition period from the New Order to the Reform era in the late 1990s." In 2003, he was indicted by a UN-backed court for his role in the security -force violence during Timor-Leste's independence referendum.
Wiranto is responsible through acts of omission and commission for the gravest violations of human right in East Timor and Indonesia. Read more here.
See also statement by ETAN, Tapol, Watch Indonesia!: Appointment of General Wiranto as Minister confirms the deep-rooted impunity in Indonesia