Bloody Days In Indonesia

Khairurrazi Ismail always believed he would die young. He was right. The thin, sickly, 18-year-old's corpse was lowered last week into a muddy trench in a village cemetery in Peusangan, in the north of the Indonesian province of Aceh. But it wasn't sickness that stole his life. Khairurrazi was beaten, bayoneted and shot to death by Indonesian soldiers. "Half his skull was blown off," weeps his mother Ramla. "I had to pick up my poor boy's brains and put them back in his head."

Khairurrazi was among the first casualties of a massive military campaign launched last week by the Indonesian...

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