EAST ASIA BRIEF OCPAS EAB 85-140 FOR 17 JUNE 1985.

Created: 6/17/1985

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INDONESIA: FOREIGN CRITICISM OF EXECUTION

//INDONESIA'S RECENT EXECUTIONORMER COMMUNIST PARTY ACTIVIST--SENTENCEO TO DEATHAS PROMPTED SHARP INTERNATIONAL CRITICISM. SOVIEI MEDIA AND GOVERNMENT STATEMENTSLQnHD JAKARTA'S DISREGARD INTERNAT IONAI. nPFF.il.? FOR CL6WENCV. ILO. AUSTRALIAN. AND DUTCH OFFICIALS HAVE EXPRESSED SIMILAR CONCERN. EVEN SO, INDONESIAN AUTHORITIES HAVE INDICATED THEIR INTENT TO CARRY OUT THE PENDING DEATH SENTENCES OF THREE OTHER CONVICTED COMMUNISTS.//

ROCEEDING WITH THE EXECUTION AFTEREFLECTION OF JAKARTA'S PROTRACTED JUDICIAL PROCESS--IS ALMOST CERTAINLY INTENDED TO REAFFIRM THAT ACTIONS LIKE THE RECENT OPENINGS

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in TRoflF WITH CHINA DO NOT SIGNAL AN EASING OF THE GOVERNMENT'S InTI-COMMUNIsVINADDITION, PRESIDENT SOEHARTO WANTS TO UNDERSCORE HIS RESOLVE TO DEAL HARSHLY WITH OTHER EXTREMISTS. SUCH AS MUSLIM iCHVISTS THE GOVERNMENT PROBABLY ALSO HOPES THAT MOSCOW'SolJiOATORV EXPRESSION OF SOLIDARITYOREIGN

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BILATERAL RELATIONS.//

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