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Activists Blast Indonesian Military for Holding Up Critical Aid
Democracy Now
As the aftermath of the Asian Tsunami continues to devastate the region, the people of Aceh in Indonesia have paid the heaviest price with some 94,000 feared dead. But human rights activists and aid groups accuse the Indonesian military of holding up aid to the most needy because of its war against the province. We'll talk to a human rights activist from Aceh and veteran activist and journalist Allan Nairn. As the confirmed death toll from the Asian Tsunami continues to rise to nearly 140,000, much of the world's attention is focused on the Indonesian province of Aceh, where the overwhelming majority of that country's 94,000 deaths have occured. Secretary of State General Colin Powell announced that he will visit Aceh on his tour of the devestation in the region, accompanied by Florida Governor Jeb Bush. Here is Colin Powell speaking on NBC's Meet the Press.

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