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Saturday, August 15, 1998 Published at 08:27 GMT 09:27 UK


World: Asia-Pacific

Suharto son-in-law faces possible court martial


Reports from Indonesia say that a military tribunal investigating the kidnap and torture of political activists will recommend that the son-in-law of former President Suharto is court martialled.

General Prabowo appeared before the tribunal on Monday and was questionned for more than six hours.

A report in the Jakarta Post newspaper says that the tribunal will suggest to the head of Indonesia's armed forces Gen Wiranto that General Prabowo is court martialled.

General Prabowo headed an elite special forces unit which has been accused of abducting more than twenty activists late last year and early this year.

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