Item 1992-05-07 - Documents on East Timor from PeaceNet and connected computer networks 12, April 4 - May 7, 1992

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Documents on East Timor from PeaceNet and connected computer networks 12, April 4 - May 7, 1992

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ETAN-US was formed in 1991 after the Santa Cruz massacre, and became the major US solidarity coalition. It published Network News, later renamed as Estafeta (Tetun for "messenger" or "courier"). Based in the New York area, it had chapters throughout the United States and for a time, a lobbying office in Washington. Key figures include Charles Scheiner, Lynn Frederickson, and John Miller.

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TRIALS OF CIVILIANS.................................................................................................................................. 4
BRANCO ADDRESSES DILI COURT ...............................................................................................................4
CAMARA OUTLINES JUSTIFICATIONS FOR NOV. 19 DEMONSTRATION ..........................................................5
EAST TIMORESE (CAMARA) DISPUTE VALIDITY OF 1976 INTEGRATION..........................................................5
INDONESIAN STUDENTS GO ON TRIAL ON CHARGES OF SUBVERSION AND ‘SPREADING HATRED’ ............5
FRETILIN ‘JOURNALIST’ BROUGHT TO DILI COURT.......................................................................................6
GREGORIO: “I LED 12 NOVEMBER DEMONSTRATION” ..................................................................................6
GOVERNMENT URGED TO OPEN MARTIAL COURT FOR NOV 12 DILI INCIDENT............................................7
PRINCEN: HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES IN EAST TIMOR REPORTED TO TRY .......................................................7
FIVE MOTAEL TIMORESE ON MURDER CHARGES ..........................................................................................7
EAST TIMORESE TRIED FOR FATAL BRAWL....................................................................................................8
ARAUJO IN THE WITNESS STAND..................................................................................................................8
HEAVY SENTENCE DEMAND ..........................................................................................................................8
CAMARA DEFENDS HIS PEOPLE ....................................................................................................................8
U.S. EVENTS................................................................................................................................................. 9
REPORT ON VISIT OF ETAN/L.A. WITH STAFF OF U.S. SEN. ALAN CRANSTON ...............................................9
HARVARD PROGRAM — MASSACRE IN EAST TIMOR: A CASE STUDY IN U.S. FOREIGN POLICY...................10
SEATTLE PROGRAM – EAST TIMOR: A TEST OF CONSCIENCE ......................................................................10
TIMOR MEETING IN BERKELEY, CA: ............................................................................................................11
NYC PUBLIC FORUM TO MARK SIX MONTHS AFTER EAST TIMOR MASSACRE..............................................11
PLEASE CALL NIGHTLINE ABOUT TIMOR .....................................................................................................11
EAST TIMOR CONGRESSIONAL ACTION FACT SHEET ..................................................................................12
NEW U.S. AMBASSADOR TO INDONESIA ....................................................................................................13
Documents on East Timor from
PeaceNet and Connected Computer Networks
Volume 12: April 4 – May 7, 1992
Published by:
East Timor Action Network / U.S.
P.O. Box 1182, White Plains, NY 10602 USA
Tel: 914-428-7299. Fax: 914-428-7383. E-mail IGC:CSCHEINER or CSCHEINER@IGC.ORG
For additional copies, please enclose US$6. per volume to cover costs; add an extra dollar for international air mail.
These documents are produced monthly and mailed to subscribers. If you would like to subscribe,
send $24 for the next four months (US), or $30 for international air mail. Subsidized rates are available for groups in developing countries working on East Timor. Checks should be made out to
“WESPAC Foundation / ETAN.”
The material is grouped by subject, with articles under each category in approximately chronological
order. It is also available on IBM-compatible diskette, in either WinWord or ASCII format.
Reprinting and distribution without permission is welcomed.
Much of this information is supplied by Task Force Indonesia, ETAN/Canada, NOSCA or TAPOL.
Page 2 East Timor Documents, Volume 12. April 4 - May 7, 1992.
PELL, BOREN, CHENEY VISIT INDONESIA; SENATORS REFUSED ENTRY TO EAST TIMOR...................... 13
HIGH LEVEL OFFICIAL U.S. VISITS...............................................................................................................13
REQUEST FROM U.S. SENATORS TO VISIT EAST TIMOR REJECTED .............................................................14
ALATAS DISPARAGES SENATOR PELL ..........................................................................................................14
TIMOR MARS INDONESIA - U.S. TIES .........................................................................................................14
SENATOR PELL CALLS FOR PLEBISCITE.......................................................................................................15
SENATOR PELL’S VISIT, A P.R. DISASTER ....................................................................................................15
CHENEY: NO U.S. BASES IN INDONESIA.....................................................................................................15
AUSTRALIAN P.M. VISITS INDONESIA....................................................................................................... 16
“SECRET” AUSSIE MINISTERIAL VISIT TO EAST TIMOR ................................................................................16
INFIGHT’S OPEN LETTER TO KEATING........................................................................................................16
HOW TO ELIMINATE THE INDONESIAN ‘THREAT’ ........................................................................................17
OZ AID TO TIMOR........................................................................................................................................18
OPEN LETTER TO THE AUSTRALIAN PRIME MINISTER .................................................................................18
CHAMBERLAIN (KEATING): PEACE IN OUR TIME..........................................................................................18
PM KEATING ATTACKED ON AID TO JAKARTA .............................................................................................19
OZ STAKE IN INDONESIA............................................................................................................................19
KEATING WARMLY WELCOMED ...................................................................................................................20
SOEHARTO WARNS THE WORLD .................................................................................................................20
SLICK WILLIE (KEATING) OF OZ ..................................................................................................................20
AUSTRALIA SEEKS TO ENHANCE ASIAN ECONOMIC TIES............................................................................20
TIMORESE CROSSES IN CANBERRA.......................................................................................................... 21
TIMORESE MAKE A POINT WITH CROSSES..................................................................................................21
COURT REBUKES OZ FM ON CROSSES ........................................................................................................22
EAST TIMORESE CROSSES UP AGAIN AS COURT RULES GOV’T REMOVAL INVALID.....................................22
THREAT OF CHARGES FOR WAR CRIMES.....................................................................................................22
TIMORESE CROSSES AND EASTER CANDLE REMOVED AGAIN ....................................................................23
PROTESTERS VOW TO FI GHT FOR CROSSES ...............................................................................................23
EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT HEARING ON EAST TIMOR............................................................................... 23
TIMOR AT THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT......................................................................................................23
EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT CONDUCTS HEARING ON HUMAN RIGHTS IN EAST TIMOR.................................24
STATEMENT BY SIDNEY JONES, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, ASIA WATCH ........................................................27
STATEMENT BY LIEM SOEI LIONG, TAPOL AND FDI .....................................................................................29
STATEMENT BY JOSE RAMOS-HORTA, NATIONAL COUNCIL OF MAUBERE RESISTANCE..............................30
PUBLIC HEARING KEEPS EC’S ATTENTION ON INDONESIA.........................................................................32
EC BACKSLIDING ON RIGHTS?....................................................................................................................33
INDONESIA AND THE AID, IGGI CARD ...................................................................................................... 33
JAPAN TO CONTINUE SENDING DEVELOPMENT AID...................................................................................33
AUSTRIA DENIES REPORTS OF AID SUSPENSION .......................................................................................34
EC-ASEAN AGREEMENT DEBATE..................................................................................................................34
DUTCH-INDONESIA ROW A BOOST TO TOKYO’S PRAGMATIC AID POLICY ..................................................34
WORLD BANK TO CHAIR NEW INDONESIA AID FORUM ..............................................................................35
PORTUGAL PRESSURING NETHERLANDS TO RAISE ISSUE OF AID REJECTION...........................................35
TAPOL BRIEFING PAPER ON DISSOLUTION OF IGGI ...................................................................................35
GINANJAR DEFENDS FOREIGN LOANS .......................................................................................................37
BELGIUM BACKS CGI...................................................................................................................................37
ENVOY: JAPAN NOT TO LINK AID TO HUMAN RIGHTS.................................................................................38
SINGAPORE SUPPORTS FORMATION OF AID GROUP ..................................................................................38
WORLD BANK PLEDGES AID........................................................................................................................38
INDONESIA AND NETHERLANDS: DIFFICULT TIMES................................................................................ 38
INDONESIAN TRADE MINISTER ON REFUSAL OF DUTCH AID .....................................................................38
East Timor Documents, Volume 12. April 4 - May 7, 1992. Page 3
250 DUTCH EXPERTS TO LEAVE BY END OF APRIL.......................................................................................39
EMBASSY PREPARES DUTCH WORKERS TO FACE POSSIBILITY OF LEAVING INDONESIA ...........................39
DUTCH FAMILY PLANNING PROJECTS TO CONTINUE .................................................................................39
PRONK STRIKES BACK ................................................................................................................................39
ALATAS SAYS ‘NO FIXED DATE’ ON DUTCH VISIT ........................................................................................40
END OF A DUTCH UNCLE.............................................................................................................................40
INDONESIA STOPS DEVELOPMENT AID FROM THE NETHERLANDS ............................................................40
DUTCH STRATEGY FAILS..............................................................................................................................42
THE EC AND THE AID QUESTION................................................................................................................42
DUTCH EMBASSY GREETS WORLD BANK-LED DONOR GROUP ...................................................................42
DUTCH TRADE LINK CONTINUES ................................................................................................................43
WORLD BANKS DENIES INVITING DUTCH...................................................................................................43
INDONESIA WANTS DUTCH TRADE .............................................................................................................43
DUTCH AID TO NGOS BARRED ....................................................................................................................43
SUHARTO WILL MEET DUTCH MINISTER .....................................................................................................43
INDONESIAN-DUTCH RELATIONS ...............................................................................................................44
DUTCH TO BOOST TRADE WITH JAKARTA DESPITE MASSACRE ROW ..........................................................44
ECONOMICS IN INDONESIA....................................................................................................................... 44
JAPANESE PARTICIPATION IN TIMOR GAP DEVELOPMENT.........................................................................44
SUHARTO-LINKED MONOPOLIES FACE CRITICISM .....................................................................................45
STRAINS OF GROWTH .................................................................................................................................46
COUNTING THE COST OF TIMOR................................................................................................................47
TRADE DEFICIT PRESAGES TOUGH YEAR ....................................................................................................48
JAKARTA DESPERATE FOR FOREIGN INVESTORS? ......................................................................................48
REPRESSION AND ABRI IN TIMOR ............................................................................................................ 49
EAST TIMORESE ARRESTED OVER LETTER...................................................................................................49
‘MODEL SOLDIERS’ IN TIMOR .....................................................................................................................49
TIMOR SURRENDERS ..................................................................................................................................49
TIMOR REBELS INFILTRATE TOWNS ............................................................................................................49
BACKLASH FEARED FROM NEW CRACKDOWN IN EAST TIMOR ...................................................................49
TIMOR INTIMIDATION WORSE, SAYS CHURCH ...........................................................................................50
TIMOR IN ‘STATE OF FEAR’ ..........................................................................................................................50
FIVE SANTA CRUZ OFFI CER CASES ‘RESOLVED’ ..........................................................................................50
CHANGES IN TIMORESE EXTERNAL MOVEMENT..................................................................................... 51
FRETILIN/LISBON CONDEMNS 12 NOV. DEMONSTRATION .........................................................................51
FRETILIN RESTRUCTURES EXTERIOR, SUBSTITUTING FOR ABILIO ARAUJO................................................51
TIMORESE CONSENSUS IN LISBON.............................................................................................................51
NGO’S HARASSED IN INDONESIA.............................................................................................................. 52
DEMOCRACY FORUM BARRED.....................................................................................................................52
GOLKAR, PPP PROTEST FORUM BAN ...........................................................................................................52
BREAKUP OF PEACEFUL JAKARTA MEETING................................................................................................52
ARMY WARNS ABDURRAHMAN WAHID........................................................................................................53
JAKARTA BANS NGO’S FROM ACCEPTING DUTCH AID ................................................................................53
SOEHARTO TRIES TO DESTROY LBH, INGI ..................................................................................................53
ASIA WATCH CRITICIZES ATTACK ON INDONESIAN NGO’S.........................................................................53
INDONESIAN LEGAL AID FOUNDATION OF INDONESIA SUPPORTS NGO’S.................................................54
NGO’S PROTEST AID BAN ............................................................................................................................55
LBH ON VERGE OF COLLAPSE .....................................................................................................................55
ICMI MEETING BANNED ..............................................................................................................................55
REVIEWS OF RECENT TIMOR RESOURCES............................................................................................... 55
REVIEW: “EAST TIMOR – A WESTERN MADE TRAGEDY” ...............................................................................55
Page 4 East Timor Documents, Volume 12. April 4 - May 7, 1992.
1990 OPORTO EAST TIMOR SEMINAR TRANSCRIPT .....................................................................................56
NEW “FREE EAST TIMOR” POSTER AVAILABLE .............................................................................................56
GETTING TIMOR INFORMATION ELECTRONICALLY .....................................................................................56
NEW FRENCH-LANGUAGE EAST TIMOR NEWS BULLETIN ............................................................................56
A GUIDEBOOK VIEW OF EAST TIMOR .........................................................................................................56
ASSORTED ARTICLES IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER............................................................................... 57
AUSTRALIAN TOURIST DEPORTED FROM EAST TIMOR ................................................................................57
NATIONAL COMMISSION ON HUMAN RIGHTS URGED ................................................................................57
WILL OTTAWA PUT ITS MONEY WHERE ITS MOUTH IS?...............................................................................57
INDONESIANS ‘DISCOVERED’ AMERICA? ....................................................................................................59
DISSENT AND PUNISHMENT IN TORONTO ..................................................................................................59
WAROUW FOR GOVERNOR? ........................................................................................................................59
DIARRHEA KILLS SIX CHILDREN, AFFECTS 400 OTHERS IN TIMOR.............................................................60
MANY YOUNG EAST TIMORESE EXASPERATED BY LACK OF JOBS ...............................................................60
SIGNATURES FOR UK EAST TIMOR ADVERTISEMENT NEEDED ....................................................................60
THE JAKARTA LINE ON U.S. VIEWS, ECONOMICS........................................................................................61
TIMOR PEACE TALKS DOOMED?..................................................................................................................61
ANATOMY OF PRESS CEN SORSHIP IN INDONESIA .....................................................................................62
DILI HIDES OPPRESSION ELSEWHERE IN INDONESIA. ..............................................................................64
SUHARTO RECEIVES SECRET DILI REPORT.................................................................................................64
ETAN / TORONTO LEAFLET..........................................................................................................................64
LEADING LONDON STORE REMOVES EAST TIMORESE GOODS FROM INDONESIAN SALES FOCUS ............65
MILITARY TRIALS IMPENDING.....................................................................................................................65
DHARSONO GROUP SOUNDS TRUMPET ON SUHARTO RE-ELECTION ........................................................65
PRESIDENT TRY SUTRISNO?........................................................................................................................65
STATEMENT OF EAST TIMOR INDEPENDENCE CENTRE, NEW ZEALAND......................................................66
NEW FREE TRADE UNION ............................................................................................................................66
TIMOR ELECTION ‘CALM’ .............................................................................................................................67
OPPOSE BRITISH AEROSPACE PROMOTION IN JAKARTA............................................................................67
PORTUGUESE STUDENTS CALL FOR MORE EC ACTION ...............................................................................67
ABRI FLEXES MUSCLES FOR INDONESIAN ELECTIONS...............................................................................67
RODNEY KING AND TIMOR .........................................................................................................................68
MACAU SHIP HELD IN TIMOR......................................................................................................................68
SACKED TIMOR GENERALS IN U.S. ............................................................................................................68

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