» 07/21/2005, 00.00
President Susilo orders an end to army offensive against Aceh rebels
Order is an attempt to save August 15 signing of official peace accord. Amnesty for rebels is being prepared, whilst foreign observer team is being set up.
Aceh gives a hero’s welcome to former ‘Enemy Number 1’ Hasan Tiro
After almost 30 years of exile, the leader of the Free Aceh Movement sets foot on his native soil, given a hero’s welcome by citizens and local government authorities alike. In his speech he stresses the value of “peace’ and “liberty” urging the last rebel forces to give up their weapons.
Jakarta warns NGOs in Aceh not to interfere if they wish to stay
Indonesian government warns international aid agencies against favour local separatist movement.
Jakarta lifts Aceh emergency rule
Jakarta declares an amnesty for 2,000 rebels of Aceh
The measure was one clause of the peace agreement signed on 15 August by the government and GAM rebels. Those detained in Java will go back to Aceh.
Indonesian President upbeat about peace talks with Aceh rebels
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