Item 1992-07-11 - Documents on East Timor from PeaceNet and connected computer networks 14, June 8 - July 11, 1992

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Documents on East Timor from PeaceNet and connected computer networks 14, June 8 - July 11, 1992

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(1991-present)

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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.

ETAN/US self-description at http://www.etan.org/etan/default.htm

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TRIALS OF TIMORESE ................................................................................................................................. 3
JUVENCIO DE JESUS MARTINS GETS 6 YEARS ..............................................................................................3
FILOMENO DA SILVA PAREIRA GETS 5 YEARS ...............................................................................................4
EAST TIMORESE HOUSEWIFE TO BE TRIED FOR SLANDER ............................................................................4
ALEXIO DA SILVA, 22, GETS 27 MONTHS .......................................................................................................4
FIFTEEN YEARS FOR FRANCISCO MIRANDA BRANCO....................................................................................4
PORTUGAL: “SHOCKING” SENTENCES...........................................................................................................7
SATURNINO DA COSTA BELO, 21, GETS NINE YEARS ....................................................................................7
URGENT ACTION: DILI TRIALS (TAPOL).........................................................................................................7
BARRETO RELEASED......................................................................................................................................9
BOBBY XAVIER, 19, GETS 3 YEARS.................................................................................................................9
TIMORESE MP: TOO EARLY TO CRITICISE TRIALS .........................................................................................9
GREGORIO DA CUNHA SENTENCED TO LIFE...............................................................................................10
JACINTO DES NEVES RAIMUNDO ALVES GETS TEN YEARS .........................................................................10
SIX YEARS FOR BONIFACIO MAGNO PAREIRA.............................................................................................11
BENNY MURDANI DEFENDS TIMOR SENTENCES.........................................................................................11
EVENTS IN EAST TIMOR............................................................................................................................ 11
CHURCH TEAM VISITS EAST TIMOR.............................................................................................................11
WHO IS DEPUTY GOVERNOR SARIDJO?......................................................................................................12
EAST TIMORESE CANDIDATE PRIORITIZES PEACE, JUSTICE, AND FREEDOM .............................................13
COMMANDER SAYS REBEL LEADER HARMLESS, POWERLESS .....................................................................15
SEAT FOR PDI IN TIMOR..............................................................................................................................15
PORTUGUESE FLAGS IN DILI!......................................................................................................................15
ARMED CLASH IN TIMOR.............................................................................................................................15
SECURITY CONTROLS IN EAST TIMOR (INFIGHT) .......................................................................................15
Documents on East Timor from
PeaceNet and Connected Computer Networks
Volume 14: June 8 – July 11, 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 PeaceNet: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 “Foreign
Bases Project / ETAN.” Tax-deductible contributions can 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 2 or ASCII format.
Reprinting and distribution without permission is welcomed.
Much of this information is supplied by Task Force Indonesia and TAPOL.
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SYAFEI WARNS BISHOP BELO.....................................................................................................................16
SYAFEI: FRETILIN MEMBERS SURRENDERS IN BAUCAU..............................................................................16
GEN. MANTIRI: MASSACRE WAS ‘PROPER’ ..................................................................................................16
PUSH FOR TIMORESE GOVERNOR...............................................................................................................17
INFIGHT REPORT ON TIMORESE.................................................................................................................18
WORDS FROM THE TIMORESE NATIONALIST MOVEMENT..................................................................... 19
HORTA ACCUSES BRITAIN OF BLOCKING ACTION ON INDONESIA.............................................................19
THE NEW HORTA PROPOSALS AND THE NON ALIGNED MOVEMENT SUMMIT: ............................................19
HORTA CRITICISES PORTUGAL AND UK ......................................................................................................21
COURT-MARTIALS OF MILITARY PERSONNEL .......................................................................................... 21
ASIA WATCH: THE COURT-MARTIALS...........................................................................................................21
THE COURTS-MARTIAL (ASIA WATCH).........................................................................................................22
AI: TORTURERS, MURDERERS GO FREE ......................................................................................................26
INDONESIAN EVENTS: REPRESSION AND ELECTIONS ............................................................................. 26
ALATAS ON EAST TIMOR, FORMER YUGOSLAV REPUBLICS..........................................................................26
INDONESIAN TROOPS REPORTED CROSSING INTO PNG TERRITORY ........................................................27
REAL POLITICS IN THE WORKS?..................................................................................................................27
INDONESIA RESULT SPURS REFLECTION ON CONSTRAINTS ......................................................................28
TRIAL REPORTS BANNED IN JAKARTA.........................................................................................................28
FIGHTING FOR HUMAN RIGHTS IN INDONESIA (HELMI FAUZI) .................................................................29
ACEHNESE OCCUPY UNHCR KUALA LUMPUR OFFICE..................................................................................30
AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL STILL DENIED ENTRY TO INDONESIA ..............................................................31
ALATAS TO UNHCR: HANDS OFF ACEHNESE...............................................................................................31
FINAL ELECTION RESULTS...........................................................................................................................31
WEST PAPUAN ON TRIAL FOR HELPING OPM..............................................................................................32
CARLSSON DEATH: OPM NOT GUILTY ........................................................................................................32
ACEH POLICE REBEL JAILED .......................................................................................................................32
RELATIONS WITH DUTCH ON MEND?.........................................................................................................32
MILITARY TO OPEN TV STATION ..................................................................................................................33
DUAL FUNCTION OF MILITARY QUESTIONED ..............................................................................................33
INDONESIA AND FOREIGN AID ................................................................................................................. 33
EAST TIMOR WELCOMES AUSTRALIA’S AID OFFER ......................................................................................33
FRANCE ON BOARD CGI ..............................................................................................................................33
DEMONSTRATION ANNOUNCEMENT CGI MEETING, PARIS, 16-17 JULY......................................................34
WORLD BANK ALERT – ETAN/US..................................................................................................................34
DONOR GROUP UNLIKELY TO YIELD TO NGO PRESSURE...........................................................................34
WORLD BANK’S ‘TOUGH GUY’......................................................................................................................34
HUMAN RIGHTS AND EAST TIMOR WILL BE DISCUSSED AT THE CGI MEETING ..........................................35
INDONESIA PLANS ECONOMIC DEREGULATION .........................................................................................35
CGI TOLD: 1992 ELECTIONS WERE UNFAIR.................................................................................................35
U.S. EVENTS............................................................................................................................................... 35
JUSTICE DENIED IN INDONESIA (SEN. LEAHY)...........................................................................................35
ETAN/US MAILING TO MEMBERS................................................................................................................36
US SENATORS CAUTION BAKER...................................................................................................................37
WOLFOWITZ IN JAKARTA.............................................................................................................................37
NEW U.S. AMBASSADOR TO INDONESIA APPOINTED..................................................................................38
RESOLUTION BY THE U.S. CONFERENCE OF MAYORS.................................................................................39
WHY DID PRESS IGNORE EAST TIMOR MASSACRE?....................................................................................39
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES CUTS MILITARY TRAINING ...................................................................... 40
SUTRISNO DECRIES U.S. CALL TO END BILATERAL AID ..............................................................................40
East Timor Documents, Volume 14. June 7 - July 11, 1992. Page 3
TOWNS CO-SPONSORS H.R.5176.................................................................................................................40
ACTION ALERT: CUT U.S. TRAINING FOR INDONESIAN MILITARY..............................................................41
HOUSE RULES COMMITTEE PASSES EAST TIMOR AMENDMENT..................................................................41
HR 5176 ENDORSEMENTS ...........................................................................................................................41
CONGRESS MOVES TO CUT AID TO INDONESIA..........................................................................................42
OZ HITS HOUSE IMET CUT...........................................................................................................................42
TRY “INDIFFERENT” TO IMET CUT................................................................................................................43
ABRI WORRIED ABOUT IMET CUT-OFF (TEMPO)...........................................................................................43
ABRI CONCERNED ABOUT U.S. STRATEGIC INTERESTS...............................................................................44
ALERT ON SENATE ACTION FOR IMET AND ARMS SALES.............................................................................44
EVENTS IN EUROPE................................................................................................................................... 45
EAST TIMOR FRENCH SOCIALIST PARTY HEARING......................................................................................45
JOINT STATEMENT TO THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITY SUMMIT ON EAST TIMOR...........................................46
ETAN/US WRITES EC PRESIDENT................................................................................................................47
CDPM CRITICISES LISBON SUMMIT ...........................................................................................................47
FRANCE OFFERS TO FACILITATE INDONESIA-PORTUGAL TALKS .................................................................48
PARTICIPATION OF TIMORESE IS ‘ABSOLUTELY INDISPENSABLE’ – PORTUGUESE FM ...............................48
IRISH SENATOR WANTS ARMS TRADE STOPPED .........................................................................................48
EVENTS IN BRITAIN................................................................................................................................... 48
ADVERTISEMENT FOR EAST TIMOR .............................................................................................................48
INDONESIA CLOSE TO SIGNING DEAL FOR 40 BAE FIGHTERS....................................................................49
BAE HAWK FIGHTER DEAL CLOSE?..............................................................................................................49
TAPOL WARNS BRITISH GOVERNMENT OF WAVE OF PROTEST IF HAWKS DEAL GOES AHEAD....................50
ARMS AND THE BUSINESSMEN ...................................................................................................................50
BRITISH AEROSPACE...................................................................................................................................50
COMMONS MOTION AGAINST HAWKS DEAL ...............................................................................................51
LETTERS CRITICAL OF THE UK....................................................................................................................51
TIMORESE REFUGEES VISIT UK EMBASSY ...................................................................................................51
ABRI OFFICER TRAINING IN UK EXPOSED ..................................................................................................52
UK DUBLIN EMBASSY FACES PROTEST........................................................................................................53
MP’S AND PEERS FROM ALL PARTIES WANT AID TO INDONESIA SUSPENDED............................................53
TORY PRESSURE IN PARLIAMENT GROWS ..................................................................................................53
TIMOR RESOURCES................................................................................................................................... 54
A RECORD FOR EAST TIMOR .......................................................................................................................54
BRIEFING BOOKS ON CONTEMPORARY INDONESIA...................................................................................54
TIMOR’S ANSCHLUSS — INDONESIAN AND AUSTRALIAN POLICY ON EAST TIMOR 1974-1976 ....................54
MISCELLANEOUS ARTICLES .................................................................................................................... 55
EAST TIMOR UPDATE, THE ACTIVIST, TORONTO ..........................................................................................55
“WATCHING RIGHTS” (ARYEH NEIER).........................................................................................................56
PETITION BEFORE THE U.S. TRADE REPRESENTATIVE ON LABOR RIGHTS IN INDONESIA..........................57
REPORT: JUNE 12 DEMO IN TOKYO.............................................................................................................59
PORTUGUESE/INDONESIAN TEACHERS’ LETTERS ON EAST TIMOR ............................................................59
INDONESIAN EXILES TORN BETWEEN HOPE AND FEAR .............................................................................61
SPECIALIST SEES RELENTING ON EAST TIMOR...........................................................................................62

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