469 Cablegram to Canberra

Jakarta, 11 June 1976

O.JA7180 SECRET AUSTEO IMMEDIATE

East Timor: Five Journalists

General Adenan (Foreign Ministry) spoke to me 11 June about our representations yesterday concerning the five journalists.1

  1. He said that he had been instructed to say that our request to the Indonesian Government to follow up matters concerning the five journalists had been 'rejected'.
  2. When I sought elaboration he said there was nothing more to add except to repeat that our request to the Indonesian Government had been rejected. He declined to discuss the matter further.2

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