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JAKARTA (JP): A member of the defense team representing military officers accused of violence in East Timor last year said on Wednesday they would not use the "non-retroactive principle" recently inserted into the 1945 Constitution to dodge a trial.
"Although the article seems to benefit us, we will not use it. We don't want the case to be taken to an international tribunal," Muladi, who chairs the non-litigation unit of the officer's defense team, said after meeting with House of Representatives Speaker Akbar Tandjung.
The People's Consultative Assembly recently amended the 1945 Constitution to include Article 28I (1). It effectively bars anyone from being …