12 Mar 2005

Indonesian military linked to killings of US citizens in Papua, says report

5:50 am on 12 March 2005

Activists say there's new evidence linking the Indonesian military to the August 2002 killings of two US citizens and one Indonesian in the province of Papua.

The Robert F Kennedy Memorial Centre for Human Rights says it has evidence that the military paid for the main suspect of the killings, Anthonius Wamang, to travel to the Indonesian capital of Jakarta in January 2002.

The group has urged the US Secretary of State, Condoleezza Rice, to consider this evidence before resuming military ties with Indonesia.

The military says Wamang, who's still on the loose, is a member of a Papuan separatist group.