SPSC Cases

On May 20, 2005 the Special Panel for Serious Crimes completed more than four years of trials arising from crimes committed during the 1999 violence following the referendum in which East Timorese voted overwhelmingly for independence from Indonesia. Although the work of the SPSC was cut short by a decision of the United Nations to end the UNMISET missions of which it was a part, it completed 55 trials, most involving relatively low level defendants. In the course of these trials, 84 individuals were convicted and 3 acquitted. You can browse trial records here by case, including an additional 53 cases that never reached a final judgment either because charges were withdrawn or the accused were never apprehended.

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