Suharto's Moment Of Truth?
Former Indonesian President Suharto has been accused of many things, from genocide in East Timor to illegally amassing a multibillion-dollar fortune. But he has successfully avoided serious judicial scrutiny since riots forced him to resign in May, 1998. Until now, that is. On July 27, a week after enraged students marched on Suharto's Jakarta home with a grotesque effigy and chants of "Hang Suharto!," Attorney General Marzuki Darusman declared the ailing ex-dictator fit to stand trial. Suharto, Darusman said, would be arraigned in court by Aug. 10.
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