Item 1993-01-11 - Documents on East Timor from PeaceNet and connected computer networks 19, Dec. 1, 1992 - Jan. 11, 1993

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Documents on East Timor from PeaceNet and connected computer networks 19, Dec. 1, 1992 - Jan. 11, 1993

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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 IN CUSTODY .................................................................................................................................. 5
ANTONIO, THE LOYAL RADICAL FRIEND MUCH MENTIONED AS REPLACING XANANA.................................5
XANANA GUSMÃO TELEVISED UNDER DURESS.............................................................................................6
BBC ON XANANA’S “STATEMENT”...................................................................................................................6
SUHARTO MISCALCULATING ON XANANA?....................................................................................................6
CARRASCALÃO CASTS DOUBT.......................................................................................................................7
STATEMENT OF JOSÉ RAMOS HORTA ...........................................................................................................7
DIPLOMATS BAFFLED.....................................................................................................................................8
XANANA: EAST TIMOR BELONGS TO INDONESIA (BERNAS)...........................................................................8
TWO XANANAS SEEN ON BRITISH CHANNEL FOUR.......................................................................................8
REUTER: XANANA REMARKS IN CUSTODY.....................................................................................................9
AFP ON XANANA ON TVRI..............................................................................................................................9
DIPLOMATS DOUBT XANANA RECANTATION .................................................................................................9
OFFICIALS, RIGHTS GROUPS CONDEMN TIMORESE REBEL BROADCAST....................................................10
U.S. STATE DEPARTMEN T ‘KNOWS NOTHING’ .............................................................................................10
ALATAS: XANANA WILL NOT AFFECT PORTUGAL TALKS ...............................................................................11
TRANSCRIPT OF CHANNEL 4 (UK) REPORT ON CAPTURE OF XANANA GUSMÃO ..........................................11
GUSMÃO FORCED TO RECANT, SAYS SON..................................................................................................12
TAPOL MEMORANDUM ON XANANA GUSMÃO’S NIGHTMARE.....................................................................12
Documents on East Timor from
PeaceNet and Connected Computer Networks
Volume 19: December 1, 1992 - January 11, 1993
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 $1.50 for international air mail.
These documents are usually produced monthly, and mailed to subscribers.
If you would like to subscribe, send $36 for the next six issues (US), 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 translated and supplied by TAPOL (London), Task Force Indonesia (USA),
CDPM (Lisbon), Mate-Bian News (Sydney) and solidarity groups, but they are not responsible for edi -
torial comment or selection.
Page 2 East Timor Documents, Volume 19. December 1, 1992-January 11, 1993.
BRUNO KAHN: XANANA’S STATEMENT FABRICATED BY MILITARY..............................................................13
ROBERT DOMM SAYS XANANA WAS DRUGGED ...........................................................................................13
POW’S CAN BE FORCED TO SAY ANYTHING ................................................................................................13
TRY: WE DID NOT PRESSURE HIM..............................................................................................................14
AI FI366/92 EAST TIMOR ARRESTS: XANANA TORTURED .............................................................................14
WASHINGTON POST EDITORIAL: A LEADING ASIAN COLONIALIST...............................................................15
ICRC VISITS XANANA ..................................................................................................................................17
BISHOP BELO REPUDIATES SYAFEI’S LIES (FULL INTERVIEW TEXT) ...........................................................17
MILITARY: XANANA WILL GET CIVIL TRIAL ..................................................................................................19
XANANA JAILED IN JAKARTA.......................................................................................................................20
XANANA VIDEO IN JAKARTA SHOWN IN AUSTRLALIA .................................................................................20
AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL ALERT: DECEMBER 10.......................................................................................20
CHURCH SOURCES SPEAK OUT ON XANANA’S DETENTION AND TORTURE ................................................21
BELO: “LET’S ALL DISARM, AND TALK”.........................................................................................................21
ALATAS’ GLIB ASSURANCES.........................................................................................................................22
XANANA IS UNREPENTANT (SIC-TSF INTERVIEW)........................................................................................22
GUSMÃO STILL BACKS FIGHT: JOURNALIST................................................................................................25
DEMONISING XANANA GUSMÃO .................................................................................................................25
XANANA GUSMÃO CELEBRATES CHRISTMAS MASS WITH POLICE...............................................................26
WHO WILL REPESENT XANANA AT TRIAL? .............................................................................................. 27
XANANA’S TRIAL MAY START SOON ............................................................................................................27
XANANA TO BE TRIED IN DILI .....................................................................................................................27
LBH LAWYERS TO MEET XANANA? ...............................................................................................................28
XANANA FACES LIFE IMPRISONMENT.........................................................................................................28
PRINCEN ASKS FOR MEETING WITH XANANA.............................................................................................29
JOSÉ XANANA GUSMÃO REJECTS OFFER OF LBH TEAM OF LAWYERS.........................................................29
LBH: XANANA MUST CHOOSE LAWYER .......................................................................................................30
OTHER ARRESTS IN EAST TIMOR ............................................................................................................. 31
AMNESTY ALERT ON DISAPPEARED TIMORESE..........................................................................................31
TIMOR LEADER’S FAMILY TORTURED .........................................................................................................32
ARMANDINA GUSMÃO’S CONCERNS..........................................................................................................32
ICRC VISITS XANANA’S SISTER ...................................................................................................................33
AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL UA403/92 EAST TIMOR ARRESTS.......................................................................33
TIMOR CLANDESTINE NET HURT................................................................................................................34
REPRESSION INCREASES IN EAST TIMOR.............................................................................................. 35
ILLEGAL LEAFLETS.......................................................................................................................................35
BISHOP MOORE: TERROR IN TIMOR ..........................................................................................................35
LBH URGES LESS REPRESSION ..................................................................................................................35
TIMORESE RESISTANCE FIGHTS ON............................................................................................................35
GENERAL TRY: “WE’LL STAMP THEM OUT!” ..................................................................................................36
REBEL LEADER’S CAPTURE SEEN UNLIKELY TO END JAKARTA’S TIMOR WOES...........................................36
MILITARY OPERATIONS STRANGULATING EAST TIMOR..............................................................................37
ABILIO SOARES RTP INTERVIEW .................................................................................................................38
UPDATE: SITUATION IN EAST TIMOR ..........................................................................................................39
GENERAL TRY INTERVIEWED BY TEMPO.....................................................................................................39
LATEST DEVELOPMENTS IN EAST TIMOR....................................................................................................40
REBELS SAID TO SURRENDER................................................................................................................. 40
ARMY OFFERS ‘PARDONS’ WITH BELO’S HELP.............................................................................................40
SYAFEI: CHURCH URGES REBELS TO SURRENDER......................................................................................41
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YET ANOTHER AMNESTY OFFER BY ARMY ..................................................................................................41
‘DEMONSTRATOR SURRENDERS’ CLAIM.....................................................................................................42
BIG ABRI PSYWAR CAMPAIGN .....................................................................................................................42
ABRI CAMPAIGN OF LIES ESCALATES ..........................................................................................................42
XANANA’S MEN TAKE BLOOD OATH IN BAUCAU ..........................................................................................43
TWO HUNDRED EAST TIMORESE REBELS SURREN DER..............................................................................43
TAPOL: INDONESIAN CLAIMS OF MASS SURRENDERS ARE A SHAM ...........................................................44
BELO DEMANDS WRITTEN GUARANTEES.....................................................................................................44
MORE THAN 1000 EAST TIMORESE REBELS “SURRENDER”..........................................................................44
XANANA SURRENDER APPEALS FORGED ....................................................................................................45
BLOOD-DRINKING OATHS IN AINARO .......................................................................................................46
DEVELOPMENTS INSIDE INDONESIA........................................................................................................ 46
MASS DETENTIONS IN JAKARTA..................................................................................................................46
G7 SUMMIT: ‘CONDITIONALITY’ CALL..........................................................................................................47
SARWONO: SUCCESSION UNCERTAINTY.....................................................................................................48
AT THE RELIGIOUS ABYSS ... .......................................................................................................................48
PRAMOEDYA ANANTA TOER STATEMENT.....................................................................................................49
STATEMENT ON HUMAN RIGHTS DAY DEMONSTRATIONS IN JAKARTA.......................................................49
INDONESIA ON RIGHTS DEFENSIVE ...........................................................................................................50
TIMOR DOMINATES INDONESIA’S HEADLINES ...........................................................................................51
NEW ANTI-GOVERNMENT CALENDAR:.........................................................................................................51
COMMENTS FROM EXTERNAL TIMORESE............................................................................................... 51
MAU HUNO CONFIRMS CONFIDENCE IN RAMOS HORTA ..........................................................................51
ABEL GUTTERES INTERVIEW........................................................................................................................53
FRETILIN DARWIN: XANANA COERCED ......................................................................................................53
LOBATO SAYS XANANA CAPITULATED..........................................................................................................54
HORTA INTERVIEWED BY EDITOR...............................................................................................................54
ABILIO ARAUJO: XANANA PLANNED ESCAPE TO LISBON ............................................................................55
XANANA TRANSFER OF POWER?..................................................................................................................56
RAMOS-HORTA: XANANA IS NOT A TRAITOR ...............................................................................................56
VOICE OF THE FUGITIVE (RAMOS-HORTA) FROM MELBOURNE....................................................................58
INTERNATIONAL REACTION TO XANANA’S CAPTURE............................................................................. 58
SUPPORT FOR IMPRISONED FRETILIN LEADER GROWS .............................................................................58
JAPAN ‘NEUTRAL’ ON XANANA ....................................................................................................................59
OFFICIALS, RIGHTS GROUPS CONDEMN TIMORESE REBEL BROADCAST....................................................59
NGOS ASK UN SECRETARY GENERAL TO SEEK RELEASE OF TIMORESE LEADER ........................................59
US CATHOLIC CONFEREN CE: FREE THEM! ..................................................................................................60
HIROSHIMA APPEAL TO JAPANESE PARLIAMENTARIANS ............................................................................60
CONGRESSMAN HALL BLASTS RIGHTS VIOLATIONS, WARNS OF REACTION IN CONGRESS ......................61
EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT: RELEASE TIMORESE PRISONERS........................................................................61
FEER LETTERS COLUMN ..............................................................................................................................61
EVENTS IN BRITAIN................................................................................................................................... 62
U.K. AEROSPACE SEMINAR IN BANDUNG...................................................................................................62
LONDON BENEFIT DINNER FOR EAST TIMOR..............................................................................................62
CIIR/IPJET CONFERENCE ON EAST TIMOR, LONDON .................................................................................62
TRAMPLING THE FLAG: INVASION DEMO IN LONDON ................................................................................65
EVENTS IN AUSTRALIA.............................................................................................................................. 65
OZ FM EVANS HOPES GUSMÃO VIDEO BEGINS RECONCILIATION ............................................................65
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NORTHERN TERRITORY COMMENTS ON EAST TIMOR.................................................................................65
LETTERS OF SUPPORT FOR XANANA GUSMÃO.............................................................................................65
EVANS: PORTUGUESE WEAPONS TO SLORC IN BURMA? .............................................................................66
AUSTRALIAN DEFENCE MINISTER TO SUE RAMOS HORTA?........................................................................66
AUSTRALIAN PARLIAMEN T HUMAN RIGHTS COMMITTEE SUPPORTS TIMOR ...............................................66
AUSTRALIAN HUMAN RIGHTS SHIP SINKING.............................................................................................67
OZ GOVT. HUMAN RIGHTS REPORT CONDEMNS OZ GOVT. REACTION TO DILI MASSACRE........................67
INFIGHT CRITICISES MONASH SEMINAR ...................................................................................................67
MONASH CONFERENCE IGNORED IN AUSTRALIA.......................................................................................68
EVENTS IN PORTUGAL............................................................................................................................... 68
BACKGROUND INFORMATION ON THE PORTUGUESE TALKS POSITION......................................................68
PORTUGAL CONDEMNS INDONESIA ...........................................................................................................69
PORTUGAL DISMISSES TVRI PSYWAR.........................................................................................................69
ROBERT WYATT SPEAKS ABOUT EAST TIMOR...............................................................................................70
EX-GUERRILLA GREGORIO WHO “SURRENDERED” LIKE XANANA..............................................................70
PORTUGUESE SURVEY: ‘XANANA IS NOT A TRAITOR’ ..................................................................................71
EVENTS IN CANADA................................................................................................................................... 71
LOBBYING REPORT FROM OTTAWA ............................................................................................................71
NEWS CONFERENCE, OTTAWA ....................................................................................................................71
ETAN/CANADA ALERT: ARREST OF XANANA GUSMÃO .................................................................................71
ETAN/CANADA XANANA UPDATE................................................................................................................72
XANANA CAMPAIGN IN CANADIAN PRESS ..................................................................................................72
INDONESIAN PROPAGANDA TO CANADIAN PARLIAMENTARIAN .................................................................73
INDONESIAN AND PORTUGUESE MINISTERS MEET AT UN ...................................................................... 73
INDONESIA AWAITS NEW IDEAS FROM PORTUGAL.....................................................................................73
NEW PORTUGUESE FOREI GN MINISTER TALKS ABOUT NEXT MEETING WITH ALATAS................................74
INDONESIA’S TALKS POSITION DEPENDS ON U.S. .....................................................................................74
HORTA CAUTIOUS ON U.N. TALKS ...............................................................................................................75
STATEMENT ON PORTUGAL-INDONESIA TALKS FROM TIMORESE YOUTH ...................................................75
WORLD LEADERS SIGN URGENT APPEAL FOR EAST TIMOR .......................................................................76
DURÃO BARROSO PESSIMISTIC ..................................................................................................................77
SYAFEI: SURRENDER, THEN TALKS ............................................................................................................77
UN SECRETARY-GENERAL HOSTS TIMOR ‘TALKS’........................................................................................78
UN TIMOR “TALKS” FIZZLE...........................................................................................................................78
INDONESIA, PORTUGAL TALKS MAKE LITTLE HEADWAY ............................................................................78
ALATAS READY FOR CONFRONTATION?.......................................................................................................79
HORTA’S “ALL-OUT DIPLOMATIC WAR IN 1993” ..........................................................................................79
ALI ALATAS TELLS PORTUGAL TO GO FISH ..................................................................................................79
U.N. HUMAN RIGHTS CONFERENCES ........................................................................................................ 81
WHOSE UN HUMAN RIGHTS CONFERENCE? ...............................................................................................81
ANGER ERUPTS OVER U.N. HUMAN RIGHTS MEETING REPORT..................................................................82
ALERT ON UPCOMING UN JAKARTA CONFERENCE ....................................................................................82
TIMOR GAP OIL EXPLORATIONS CONTINUE............................................................................................ 83
HIGH NOON AT TIMOR GAP ........................................................................................................................83
WORKER ISSUES IN INDONESIA AND EAST TIMOR................................................................................ 85
REEBOK RIGHTS AWARDS PRESENTED .......................................................................................................85
INDONESIAN FREE TRADE UNIONS PLEA....................................................................................................86
LABOUR CONDITIONS IN TIMOR SCRUTINISED ..........................................................................................86
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RESOURCES............................................................................................................................................... 87
BOOK REVIEW: DEATH IN DILI ...................................................................................................................87
NEW DOCUMENTARY ON NOAM CHOMSKY AND THE MEDIA.....................................................................88
LONELY PLANET REPLIES ............................................................................................................................89
BOOK REVIEW: TIMOR, THE FORGOTTEN GENOCIDE .................................................................................90
TFI.INTERNAL CONFERENCE E-MAIL FEEDS................................................................................................90
MISCELLANEOUS ARTICLES .................................................................................................................... 91
FORGOTTEN GENOCIDE - A LITTLE ATTENTION, AT LAST, FOR EAST TIMOR ...............................................91
HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH: ASIA 1992............................................................................................................93
EUROPEAN REPORT.....................................................................................................................................93
HELP FLORES EARTHQUAKE VICTIMS.........................................................................................................94
CIP REPORTS ON THE TORTURERS LOBBY ..................................................................................................94
‘ROB WES(T)LEY SMITH’ SAGA .....................................................................................................................94
JAPANESE PM ASKED TO RAISE EAST TIMOR ..............................................................................................95
CORRECTION ..............................................................................................................................................95
TOUGH QUESTIONS ABOUT THE NEW WORLD ORDER................................................................................95

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