Item 1992-11-30 - Documents on East Timor from PeaceNet and connected computer networks 18, Oct. 5 - Nov. 30, 1992

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Documents on East Timor from PeaceNet and connected computer networks 18, Oct. 5 - Nov. 30, 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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XANANA GUSMAO CAPTURED ..................................................................................................................... 6
TIMOR: TIME FOR RECONCILIATION .............................................................................................................6
TONE DOWN YOUR REPORTING, MEDIA TOLD.............................................................................................6
JAKARTA ALLEGES FOREIGN SUPPORT FOR REBELS.....................................................................................7
EAST TIMOR’S LOST LEADER .........................................................................................................................7
FRENCH COMMUNISTS SUPPORT XANANA....................................................................................................7
AMNESTY ALERT F.I. # 366/92 EAST TIMOR ARRESTS.....................................................................................8
HUMAN RIGHTS IN INDONESIA ................................................................................................................... 8
AMNESTY BARRED AGAIN..............................................................................................................................8
AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL’S REQUEST TO VISIT EAST TIMOR REJECTED AGAIN .....................................9
ASEAN HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS CONDEMNED ......................................................................................9
THE EMILIA GUSMAO QUESTION.............................................................................................................. 10
EMILIA GUSMAO IN A CONFUSING NETWORK ............................................................................................10
ARAUJO: EMILIA GUSMAO SHOULD HAVE WAITED TO MEET WITH RAMOS-HORTA.....................................10
SCENES FROM A BAD TASTE “SOAP OPERA” ...........................................................................................11
EMILIA GUSMAO: WHO DOES SHE REPRESENT? .........................................................................................12
EVENTS IN PORTUGAL AND EUROPE ........................................................................................................ 13
LISBON STILL BLOCKING EC-ASEAN AGREEMEN T......................................................................................13
Documents on East Timor from
PeaceNet and Connected Computer Networks
Volume 18: October 5 - November 30, 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.APC.ORG
For additional copies, please enclose US$6. per volume to cover costs; add an extra dollar for international air mail.
These documents are usually produced monthly, and mailed to subscribers.
Because of the large number of documents immediately after the capture of resistance leader Xanana
Gusmao, items on this subject from November 20-29 have been published separately in volume 17.
If you would like to subscribe, send $36 for the next six issues (U.S.), or $45 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 TAPOL, Task Force Indonesia and solidarity groups, but they
are not responsible for editorial comment or selection.
Page 2 East Timor Documents, Volume 18. October 5 - November 30, 1992.
EC-ASEAN FAIL TO RENEW ACCORD ..........................................................................................................13
PORTUGAL ABANDONS TIMOR REFERENDUM .............................................................................................14
PORTUGUESE FOREIGN MINISTRY CALLS REUTERS REPORT A ‘MISINTERPRETATION’..............................14
TIMORESE PEOPLE IN PORTUGAL STUDY EAST TIMOR................................................................................14
EC-ASEAN MINISTERS CEMENT ECONOMIC RELATIONS, SIDESTEP HUMAN RIGHTS .................................14
PORTUGAL: DAY OF REFLECTION ................................................................................................................15
PORTUGAL REMEMBERS SANTA CRUZ .........................................................................................................15
PORTUGUESE PRESIDENT LEADS DAY OF MOURNING................................................................................15
NEW PORTUGUESE FOREIGN MINISTER ....................................................................................................16
STATEMENT OF THE TWELVE IN THE THIRD COMMISSION OF THE UN GENERAL ASSEMBLY......................16
JOHN MACDOUGALL: EC TIMOR STATEMENT TOO WEAK .......................................................................16
PORTUGUESE NGO LETTER TO BOUTROS-GHALI.........................................................................................16
LISBON THEATRE EVOKING THE SANTA CRUZ MASSACRE..........................................................................17
EVENTS IN BRITAIN................................................................................................................................... 17
UK: REMEMBERING THOSE WHO DIED IN EAST TIMOR ON 12 NOVEMBER 1991.........................................17
BURYING THE MEMORY OF A MASSACRE...................................................................................................17
UK HOUSE OF COMMONS MOTION ON TIMOR............................................................................................18
FOULKES: INDONESIA’S KILLING MACHINE................................................................................................18
VIGIL AND SERVICE IN LONDON ...............................................................................................................18
EVENTS INSIDE EAST TIMOR................................................................................................................... 19
REPORT ABOUT TRIP TO EAST TIMOR..........................................................................................................19
THE CATHOLIC CHURCH IN EAST TIMOR ...................................................................................................20
MESSAGE FROM XANANA GUSMAO TO NAM................................................................................................22
SOARES AND SYAFEI: AMNESTY OFFER ......................................................................................................25
EAST TIMOR GOVERNOR SPEAKS ABOUT TERRITORIAL OPERATIONS.........................................................25
PRISONERS TRANSFERRED, SCHOOL CLOSED ...........................................................................................26
GETTING IT WRONG IN EAST TIMOR..........................................................................................................26
ABILIO SAYS BELO SAYS..............................................................................................................................26
RECENT VISITOR TO EAST TIMOR’S IMPRESSION .......................................................................................26
REPLY TO EAST TIMOR QUESTIONNAIRE.....................................................................................................27
TIMOR CURRICULUM ‘REFORM’...................................................................................................................28
JAKARTA TO TEACH NATIONALISM IN EAST TIMOR....................................................................................28
SOARES: NO COVER-UP OF TIMOR PROBLEMS...........................................................................................28
BAUCAU INCIDENT EXPLAINED ..................................................................................................................28
URGENT INTERNATIONAL ACTION NEEDED TO SAVE EAST TIMOR .............................................................29
SYAFEI INTERVIEW: PREPARING FOR ANNIVERSARIES..............................................................................29
ARBITRARY ARRESTS IN EAST TIMOR.........................................................................................................30
INDONESIA TIGHTENS SECURITY IN EAST TIMOR CAPITAL .......................................................................30
NEW ARRESTS .............................................................................................................................................30
BAUCAU: 7 KILLED, MANY ARRESTED .........................................................................................................30
‘FRETILIN PLOT’ FOILED ..............................................................................................................................31
SUHARTO TO ABILIO: HIRE TIMORESE.......................................................................................................31
ABILIO: NO TRAUMA LEFT FROM SANTA CRUZ.............................................................................................31
EAST TIMORESE AUTHORITIES CONDUCT IDENTITY CARD CHECKS...........................................................31
TAPOL CALLS FOR MONITORING IN TIMOR.................................................................................................32
FOR FIRST TIME, CENTRAL JAVA TRANSMIGRATES 25 FAMILIES TO EAST TIMOR........................................32
CONSTANTIO PINTO REACHES MACAO .......................................................................................................32
CONSTANTIO PINTO INTERVIEWED BY TAPOL........................................................................................33
HORTA’S CHARGES......................................................................................................................................33
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ABILIO SOARES: “WHY DID NOT ALL THOUSAND DIE?”...............................................................................33
SOARES COMMENTS CAUSE OUTRAGE IN AUSTRALIA.................................................................................38
SOARES’ DENIAL .........................................................................................................................................38
MARIO CARRASCALAO DANGLING IN WIND ..............................................................................................38
UN REPRESENTATIVE VISITS EAST TIMOR...................................................................................................39
TREAT: OPEN IT UP .................................................................................................................................39
AI: HUNDREDS OF ARRESTS........................................................................................................................39
TERROR IN EAST TIMOR AS MASSACRE ANNIVERSARY APPROACHES ........................................................39
REUTERS ALLOWED INTO DILI FOR 12 NOVEMBER .....................................................................................40
TIMORESE: RETURN THE BODIES...............................................................................................................40
DILI REPORTEDLY CALM .............................................................................................................................40
DILI TIGHTLY MONITORED..........................................................................................................................41
THE ‘HEARTS & MINDS’ WAR .......................................................................................................................41
MOURNING IN TIMOR .................................................................................................................................41
TIMORESE CHURCH UNDER SUSPICION ....................................................................................................42
ORCHESTRATED ‘COMMEMORATIONS’ IN DILI ...........................................................................................42
ABILIO: ‘PEACE’ REIGNS..............................................................................................................................42
ARMED TROOPS PATROL DILI STREETS.......................................................................................................42
WINNING BATTLES, LOSING WAR ..............................................................................................................43
JAWA POS: BANNED EAST TIMORESE ORGANIZATION (FITUN) DISSOLVES SELF........................................43
JAWA POS: VIGILANCE REMAINS AGAINST EX-MEMBERS OF FITUN ...........................................................44
CARRASCALAO: END DEMO BAN ................................................................................................................44
UNDERGROUND EAST TIMORESE ORGANIZATION OJEKTIL DISSOLVED ....................................................44
EXPLORING FOR TIMOR GAP OIL ............................................................................................................ 45
TIMOR GAP TREATIES AWARDED................................................................................................................45
US OIL: INTO THE GAP ................................................................................................................................45
MARATHON OIL POISED FOR TIMOR GAP EXPLORATIONS..........................................................................45
EVENTS IN CANADA................................................................................................................................... 46
EAST TIMOR ALERT NETWORK/CANADA NEWSLETTER................................................................................46
SECRET CANADA-INDONESIA CONFERENCE IGNORES HUMAN RIGHTS GROUPS......................................50
ONTARIO UNIVERSITIES KICK OFF EAST TIMOR SOLIDARITY CAMPAIGN ..................................................50
CANADIAN ARMS TO BURMA .......................................................................................................................51
CANADIAN COMMITTEE FOR DARWIN SCHOOL ..........................................................................................51
12 NOVEMBER: EVENTS PLANNED IN CANADA............................................................................................51
SILENCE BESPEAKS DEATH IN EAST TIMOR ................................................................................................51
END ARMS SALES ON ANNIVERSARY OF TIMOR MASSACRE, CANADIAN PEACE GROUPS URGE.................52
CANADA CHOOSES PROFI TS OVER RIGHTS ................................................................................................53
MASSACRE MERITS MORE THAN A SLAP ON THE WRIST.............................................................................54
NOV. 12 IN CANADA ....................................................................................................................................54
REPORT ON FREE XANANA PROTESTS IN CANADA......................................................................................55
EVENTS IN THE USA .................................................................................................................................. 55
SUING SINTONG IN AMERICA .....................................................................................................................55
FEDERAL JUDGE IN BOSTON EXPECTED TO ORDER MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR PAYMENT.......................55
PANJAITAN LEAVES US, ESCAPES LAWSUIT...........................................................................................56
EAST TIMOR ALUMNI ...................................................................................................................................56
FERNANDO DE ARAUJO GETS HUMAN RIGHTS AWARD ..............................................................................56
INDONESIAN AUTHORITIES WONT LET EAST TIMORESE PICK UP HUMAN RIGHTS AWARD ...................56
US SENATORS TO SUHARTO: FREE FERNANDO ARAUJO .............................................................................57
TEMPO: NO MORE CAPTAINS TO AMERICA.................................................................................................57
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ETAN/US NEWSLETTER (EXCERPTS) ............................................................................................................57
NOV. 12 MASSACRE COMMEMORATION IN NEW YORK ..............................................................................59
NOVEMBER 12 COMMEMORATION IN LOS ANGELES.................................................................................59
DEMONSTRATION AT INDONESIAN CONSULATE IN SAN FRANCISCO........................................................59
WE LOOK FORWARD, NOT BACK ................................................................................................................60
BILL CLINTON ON U.S. POLICY TOWARDS EAST TIMOR.......................................................................... 61
TIMORESE APPEAL TO CLINTON .................................................................................................................61
HORTA’S HOPES FOR CLINTON ..................................................................................................................61
BRUNO KAHN, AGIR POUR TIMOR.........................................................................................................62
CHARLES SCHEINER, ETAN/US ..............................................................................................................62
CARMEL BUDIARDJO, TAPOL: .................................................................................................................62
ALATAS: NO CONFRONTATION WITH CLINTON ...........................................................................................62
US PROBLEMS, INDONESIAN PROBLEMS (FK) .............................................................................................63
CLINTON, ASIA AND HUMAN RIGHTS (FEER)...............................................................................................63
HUMANITY WON’T WAIT ..............................................................................................................................63
EVENTS IN INDONESIA.............................................................................................................................. 64
ABRI COMMANDER GENERAL TRY SUTRISNO: NO NEED TO LIMIT PRESIDENTIAL TERM ...........................64
HIGH CIVILIAN TOLL IN ACEH.....................................................................................................................64
INDONESIA CALLS WEST RUDE AND MEDDLESOME...................................................................................65
HUMAN RIGHTS LAWYER ARRESTED IN SURABAYA....................................................................................65
ASIA WATCH PROTESTS INDONESIAN ARREST.......................................................................................66
UPDATE FROM AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL ............................................................................................66
TWELVE STUDENTS AND ACTIVISTS DETAINED IN YOGYAKARTA................................................................66
UPDATE FROM TAPOL OCTOBER 29:........................................................................................................67
SUHARTO ASKED TO STEP DOWN ..............................................................................................................67
MORE ON STUDENTS’ STATEMENT..........................................................................................................67
‘PAPER TIGER’ ABRI EXERCISES..................................................................................................................67
TRY SUTRISNO: WE SHALL OVERCOME......................................................................................................68
HAKIM: WORSE ON THE WAY ......................................................................................................................68
MIDDLE-RANKING OFFICERS TRIED?.........................................................................................................68
WORLD BANK FUNDS INDONESIA...............................................................................................................68
EDI SUDRADJAT: CRUSH ALL REBELS ........................................................................................................68
ANTI-SUHARTO DEMO AT DPR!...................................................................................................................69
MILITARY BUDGET GOING UP .....................................................................................................................69
EVENTS IN AUSTRALIA.............................................................................................................................. 69
AUSTRALIAN MP’S TO VISIT INDONESIA, BUT NOT EAST TIMOR.................................................................69
ABC-TV NEWS ON AUSTRALIAN TOUR PLANS..........................................................................................69
EAST TIMOR OFF LIMITS FOR VISITING MPS ..........................................................................................69
INDONESIA BARS AUSTRALIAN MPS FROM EAST TIMOR ........................................................................70
INFIGHT’S OPEN LETTER TO AUSTRALIAN MPS ...........................................................................................70
SCHACHT: SUHARTO SHOULD LOOK AT EAST TIMOR ATMOSPHERE OF FEAR ........................................70
SENATOR BOURNE TELLS OF FEARS ON TIMOR .........................................................................................71
SCHACHT: AUSTRALIAN TRADE FOR EAST TIMOR DIALOGUE......................................................................71
SANTA CRUZ MASSACRE ANNIVERSARY TO BE OBSERVED IN SYDNEY......................................................72
EAST TIMOR CAMPAIGN WELCOMES AUSTRALIAN VISIT OF IRISH PRESIDENT..........................................72
IRISH PRESIDENT ASKED TO INTERVENE ON EAST TIMOR ....................................................................72
STATEMENT BY JOSÉ RAMOS HORTA TO SYDNEY CORRESPONDENTS .......................................................73
EXCERPT FROM AFP, SYDNEY, ROBERT HOLLOWAY, NOV. 5. .................................................................74
EAST TIMOR’S STRUGGLE CONTINUES ........................................................................................................75
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NEIGHBOURS NEED TO TALK TO EACH OTHER ...........................................................................................75
MILITANT PROTESTS IN AUSTRALIA.............................................................................................................76
AUSTRALIA ON TIMOR AID LINK.................................................................................................................76
MORAL VICTORY IN OZ CROSSES CASE......................................................................................................76
NORTHERN TERRITORIES WANT TO DO BUSINESS IN TIMOR....................................................................77
TIMORESE BURN INDONESIAN FLAG! ........................................................................................................77
LIGHT OF MOURNING, LIGHT OF HOPE .....................................................................................................77
NEGOTIATIONS RESUME DECEMBER 17.................................................................................................. 78
RESISTANCE DEMANDS INCLUSION IN NEGOTIATIONS.............................................................................78
MOCHTAR: NO REFERENDUM......................................................................................................................78
XANANA: CEASEFIRE ACCEPTABLE..............................................................................................................79
EVENTS IN MALAYSIA AND JAPAN........................................................................................................... 79
MALAYSIA TV JOURNALIST PUNISHED ........................................................................................................79
LETTER FROM COMMITTEE TO PROTECT JOURNALISTS..........................................................................79
JAPAN’S ET SPEAKING TOUR .......................................................................................................................80
TOKYO MASSACRE COMMEMORATIONS.....................................................................................................80
JAPANESE PEOPLE MOBI LIZE......................................................................................................................80
S.E. ASIAN TREATY OF AMITY AND COOPERATION ADOPTED BY UN ..........................................................80
12 NOV. COMMEMORATED IN MALAYSIA....................................................................................................81
RESOURCES............................................................................................................................................... 81
EAST TIMOR RADIO DOCUMENTARY ...........................................................................................................81
TATA MAI LAU: NEW TIMORESE CENTER IN MACAO ....................................................................................82
PEOPLE’S TRIBUNAL ON TIMOR AND BURMA, BANGKOK ............................................................................82
COMPUTER BOOK DEDICATED TO TIMORESE PEOPLE ..............................................................................82
BOOK REVIEW: TELLING, BY MITCHELL TURNER .........................................................................................82
NEW FRENCH BOOK ON EAST TIMOR BY GABRIEL DEFERT........................................................................83
EAST TIMOR CLIPPING SERVICE ................................................................................................................83
COMMENT ON LONELY PLANET SOUTHEAST ASIA TRAVEL GUIDE...............................................................83
MISCELLANEOUS ARTICLES ..................................................................................................................... 84
DAVID WEBSTER ON STRATEGY AND TACTICS ............................................................................................84
WAR RESISTERS INTERNATIONAL 1992 PRISONERS FOR PEACE HONOUR ROLL........................................85
THE FOLLOWING ARE IMPRISONED IN DILI, EAST TIMOR AT THIS ADDRESS:......................................85
SANTA CRUZ MASSACRE CASUALTY LIST................................................................................................. 87
KILLED....................................................................................................................................................87
WOUNDED ..............................................................................................................................................89
HOSPITALISED........................................................................................................................................91
DISAPPEARED.........................................................................................................................................92
HISTORICAL BACKGROUND ..................................................................................................................... 95
EAST TIMOR’S HISTORICAL BACKGROUND .................................................................................................95
JAKARTA’S LINE ON TIMOR’S HISTORY ......................................................................................................97
TIMOR’S EARLY HISTORY AND EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM ...............................................................................98
DEBATE ON THE COMPUTER NETWORKS .............................................................................................. 100
INDONESIA STUDENT NETS INFILTRATED................................................................................................. 100
ALT.CULTURE.INDONESIA ......................................................................................................................... 100
TIMORESE COMMENT: PORTUGUESE VS. INDONESIAN MEDIA................................................................. 100
POINT OF VIEW OF AN EAST TIMORESE ................................................................................................... 101
ANOTHER EAST TIMORESE COMMENT...................................................................................................... 105
PORTUGAL CLAIMS ON EAST TIMOR.......................................................................................................... 105

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