A long-awaited state-backed probe into the bloodshed that marred East Timor’s 1999 independence vote from Indonesia will not identify suspects by name, sparking criticism of being weak and failing to bring justice for victims. But the report is expected to mark the first time Jakarta has acknowledged the role of institutions including Indonesian security forces in the violence and to include a call for governmental responsibility. The Commission of Truth and Friendship (CTF), set up in 2005 by the two governments, has no power to prosecute, prompting criticism that it serves to whitewash atrocities. It has been boycotted by the United Nations. (Reuters)

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