BrigGen (Inf) Amirul Isnaeni
Deputy Assistant for Security to the Army Chief of Staff (Waaspam KSAD); deputy martial law administrator East Timor (September 1999)
Amirul Isnaeni became deputy assistant to army chief of staff Gen Subagyo in January 1999. Like two other Subagyo assistants (Kiki Syahnakri and Johny Lumintang), he had substantial East Timor involvement throughout 1999.
Dunn estimated that his involvement in East Timor violence in 1999 may have been 'peripheral'. However, militia leader Tomas Goncalves said after his April 1999 defection that Brig-Gen Amirul was one of those who organised the militia effort in East Timor. He is reported to have accompanied Zacky Anwar and Kiki Syahnakri to East Timor on 20 April 1999 on a secret mission, probably liasing with pro-integration militias.
When martial law was declared in East Timor on 8 September 1999, Amirul was appointed Deputy Martial Law Commander in East Timor (Wakil Panglima Penguasa Darurat Militer Timor Timur) under Kiki Syahnakri. This was a time when Kiki was actively directing the activities of the militias.
Amirul Isnaeni was born in about 1952. He graduated from the military academy in 1975. His career has been with Kopassus, including an anti-insurgency stint in Aceh in the early 1990s. In 1995 he commanded the Kopassus intelligence task force SGI in East Timor. After holding a territorial command in Java (Korem 071 based in Purwokerto - a reward for helping Prabowo release hostages in Irian Jaya in 1996) he was appointed to command the Army Intelligence Centre in 1998 (Dan Pusintelad).
He was promoted to commander (danjen) of Kopassus in June 2000.