Why are soldiers wantonly killing civilians in Aceh? Last week, TIME's Jason Tedjasukmana put that and other searching questions about the Indonesian military's offensive to army chief General Ryamizard Ryacudu, 53, at his home in South Jakarta. Here are excerpts:
TIME: We have eyewitness accounts of soldiers executing Acehnese villagers aged 11 to 20 in northern Bireun district. Do you think it's okay to kill kids?
RYAMIZARD: It's not a matter of being a child. If they are armed and fire, they will be shot, because childrenóand womenócan kill, too.
TIME: Who should be...
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