28-08-1996 News Release 96/34
Three ICRC delegates, including a doctor, started a series of visits on Friday 23 August to activists being held on subversion charges following last month's riots. The Friday visit took place in the Office of the Attorney General, in Jakarta.
The delegates were allowed to conduct private interviews with 10 activists from a youth organization called the " People's Democratic Party " and with Muchtar Pakpahan, chairman of the Indonesia Prosperity Trade Union.
The visit enabled the delegates to assess the material and psychological conditions of detention and to ascertain whether the detainees have access to adequate medical care.