Item 1993-02-15 - Documents on East Timor from PeaceNet and connected computer networks 20, Jan. 11 - Feb. 15, 1993

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Documents on East Timor from PeaceNet and connected computer networks 20, Jan. 11 - Feb. 15, 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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UN HUMAN RIGHTS SEMINAR IN JAKARTA ................................................................................................ 5
MRAP’S LETTER TO ANTOINE BLANCA ..........................................................................................................5
UN HUMAN RIGHTS WORKSHOP...................................................................................................................5
AMNESTY TO ATTEND HUMAN RIGHTS WORKSHOP......................................................................................5
DIPLOMATIC VICTORY...................................................................................................................................6
HUMAN RIGHTS ‘MACHINERY’.......................................................................................................................6
‘ASIA’ CLOSES RANKS....................................................................................................................................6
‘IMPLEMENTING’ HUMAN RIGHTS .................................................................................................................7
AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL SPEAKS OUT IN JAKARTA ...................................................................................7
XANANA GOES TO TRIAL............................................................................................................................. 8
JOSE XANANA GUSMÃO REJECTS OFFER OF LBH TEAM OF LAWYERS...........................................................8
FEBRUARY TRIAL FOR XANANA? ....................................................................................................................9
SUMARSONO: JANUARY TRIAL ...................................................................................................................10
XANANA’S FAMILY CONTACTS THE LBH ......................................................................................................10
LAWYERS ASSESS XANANA INDICTMENT...................................................................................................10
XANANA’S TRIAL TO START FEBRUARY 5.....................................................................................................10
RAMOS-HORTA COMMENTS.........................................................................................................................11
EARLIER TRIAL DATE ...................................................................................................................................11
ANTARA: FEB. 1 FOR XANANA......................................................................................................................12
Documents on East Timor from
PeaceNet and Connected Computer Networks
Volume 20: January 11 – February 15, 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$10. per volume to cover costs; add an extra $1.50 for international air mail. Activist rate: $6. domestic, $7.50 international.
These documents are usually produced monthly, and mailed to subscribers.
If you would like to subscribe, send $60 for the next six issues (US), or $69 for international air mail.
Reduced rate for activists: $36 in the US, $45 international. Lower, subsidized prices are available for
groups in Third World 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), CNRM, Free East Timor Japan Coalition, Mate-Bian News (Sydney) and solidarity
groups, but they are not responsible for editorial comment or selection.
Page 2 East Timor Documents, Volume 20. January 11 - February 15, 1993.
TAPOL PRE-TRIAL ROUND-UP......................................................................................................................12
PLEA FOR GUSMÃO; INDONS USED TORTURE - FAMILY ..............................................................................12
FOREIGN JOURNALISTS CAN’T ATTEND TRIAL?...........................................................................................13
JAKARTA SAYS NO TO AMNESTY OVER TRIAL..............................................................................................13
ABC RADIO: XANANA’S UPCOMING “TRIAL”.................................................................................................13
ANTARA: TRIAL STARTS; XANANA PLEADS ‘GUILTY’ .....................................................................................14
UPI: NO DEATH PENALTY.............................................................................................................................15
XANANA’S NATIONALITY..............................................................................................................................15
JUDICIAL ‘PROGRESS’.................................................................................................................................15
AUSTRALIAN ABC RADIO .............................................................................................................................16
2000 GATHER AT COURT OF DAY ONE OF GUSMÃO TRIAL ...........................................................................16
INDONESIAN PRESS ROUND-UP, FEB. 2.....................................................................................................16
DON’T USE GUSMÃO TRIAL TO WHITEWASH TIMOR SHOOTINGS ...............................................................17
AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL REBUKED..........................................................................................................18
XANANA TRIAL REPORT FROM ETAN/CANADA ............................................................................................18
HORTA: XANANA TRIAL A FARCE ................................................................................................................19
ABC XANANA TRIAL REPORT, DAY ONE.......................................................................................................20
DAY TWO: LAWYER WANTS CHARGES DROPPED.........................................................................................20
XANANA’S LAWYER DISPUTES AUTHORITY OF INDONESIAN COURT..........................................................22
ABC REPORT: STAY UNTIL THE END! ...........................................................................................................23
XANANA VERDICT EXPECTED ON 20 MARCH...............................................................................................24
DILI TRIAL MAY BE POOR JUDGMENT.........................................................................................................25
SUDJONO: COURT NOT COMPETENT TO TRY XANANA................................................................................25
DAY 3: STRANGE COURTROOM SCENES ......................................................................................................26
PORTUGUESE JOURNALISTS TOLD TO LEAVE..............................................................................................27
LAWS USED TO INDICT XANANA GUSMÃO ..................................................................................................27
RIDDLE IN EAST TIMOR...............................................................................................................................27
XANANA UNDER RENEWED PRESSURE.......................................................................................................28
STATEMENTS ON XANANA’S TRIAL........................................................................................................... 28
US AND UN RESPOND TO LETTERS ABOUT XANANA....................................................................................28
CANADIAN XANANA UPDATE.......................................................................................................................28
FRENCH GOVERNMENT ON XANANA..........................................................................................................30
PORTUGAL PROTESTS TRIAL........................................................................................................................30
WORLD YWCA ISSUES ACTION ALERT.........................................................................................................31
FREE EAST TIMOR JAPAN COALITION STATEMEN T......................................................................................31
INFIGHT STATEMENT ON THE XANANA GUSMÃO TRIAL ..............................................................................31
BOURNE: INDONESIAN JUSTICE ALSO ON TRIAL.......................................................................................32
EVENTS IN EAST TIMOR............................................................................................................................ 32
CNRM CASUALTY REPORT ...........................................................................................................................32
LIST OF EAST TIMORESE DETAINED, TORTURED .........................................................................................34
EAST TIMORESE WOMEN SCREAM FOR HELP ..............................................................................................35
CAFOD PROJECT MANAGER ARRESTED......................................................................................................36
SECURITY MEASURES FOR XANANA TRIAL ..................................................................................................36
TIMORESE FORCED TO DRINK BLOOD........................................................................................................37
EAST TIMOR IN THE “ALTERNATIVE” UN (UNPO)..........................................................................................37
SYAFEI ON MILITARY OPERATIONS IN EAST TIMOR FROM 1975.................................................................38
REBEL SURRENDER TRICKLE REPORT........................................................................................................38
CNRM PRESS CONFERENCE........................................................................................................................39
INDONESIANS INCREASE SECURITY FOR REBEL’S TRIAL...........................................................................41
East Timor Documents, Volume 20. January 11 - February 15, 1993. Page 3
ARMED RESISTANCE ACTIVITIES .................................................................................................................41
CNRM INFO BULLETIN.................................................................................................................................41
TROOP REDUCTION IN TIMOR?...................................................................................................................43
MAU HUNO TO SURRENDER? ......................................................................................................................43
CHRIST RISING IN TIMOR...........................................................................................................................43
WOMEN’S PROGRAMS IN EAST TIMOR ........................................................................................................43
BISHOP BELO ON ARRESTS SINCE XANANA’S ARREST................................................................................43
AN ESTIMATED 4,000 TIMORESE TORTURED AND HUMILIATED...................................................................44
TORTURE WORSENS IN TIMOR: BELO .........................................................................................................44
DEVELOPMENTS IN INDONESIA................................................................................................................ 45
INDONESIA READY TO SETTLE TIMOR ISSUE .............................................................................................45
ALATAS: PORTUGAL’S HYPOCRISY...............................................................................................................45
NO NATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION.............................................................................................45
ALL DEMONSTRATIONS BANNED IN INDONESIA ........................................................................................45
HARDER LINE TIMOR DIPLOMACY?.............................................................................................................45
‘REFERENCE BOOK’ PROPAGANDA.............................................................................................................46
CHARGES AND REBUTTALS OVER LABOR RIGHTS .......................................................................................46
PDI SUPPORTS SUHARTO, GEN. TRY SUTRISNO..........................................................................................49
MUSLIMS: TRY SUTRISNO FOR VICE-PRESIDENT........................................................................................50
APPEAL FOR SOLIDARITY FOR ARRESTED INDONESIAN STUDENTS ...........................................................50
SIAGIAN: INDONESIA ‘SHOCKED’ BY REACTION TO TIMOR INVASION .......................................................51
ANTI-SUBVERSION LAW ‘HERE TO STAY’ .....................................................................................................52
INDONESIA BUYS MORE WEAPONS ......................................................................................................... 53
BRITISH AEROSPACE WEAPONS FACTORY NONVIOLENTLY ATTACKED .......................................................53
SECRET HAWK AIRCRAFT DEAL CONCLUDED WITH INDONESIA.................................................................53
INDONESIAN NAVY GETS 39 GERMAN WARSHIPS IN APRIL........................................................................53
JAKARTA TO BUY 42 GERMAN WARSHIPS....................................................................................................53
PROTEST IN GERMANY ABOUT WARSHIPS SALE..........................................................................................54
SHIPS WON’T CHANGE STRATEGIC SITUATION ...........................................................................................55
DETAILS ON SHIPS......................................................................................................................................56
HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION MEETS IN GENEVA ................................................................................. 56
HUMAN RIGHTS: THIRD WORLD SEEKS TO REASSERT ITS UN ROLE .........................................................56
US TO RAISE TIMOR ISSUE IN GENEVA .......................................................................................................56
ETAN/CANADA NEWS RELEASE ON UNHRC ................................................................................................57
CNRM “EYE IN GENEVA” #1.........................................................................................................................57
BACKGROUNDER: EAST TIMOR AT THE UN HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION.................................................58
PORTUGAL AND NGOS AT THE UN SLAM INDONESIA OVER EAST TIMOR....................................................59
CNRM “EYE IN GENEVA” #2.........................................................................................................................59
DEVELOPMENTS IN THE U.S.................................................................................................................... 60
ETAN/US NETWORK NEWS..........................................................................................................................60
NEW SECRETARY OF STATE WARREN CHRISTOPHER ON EAST TIMOR........................................................62
TAKE ACTION TO SAVE HOUSE SELECT COMMITTEE ON HUNGER ..............................................................62
TIMORESE NORTH AMERICAN SPEAKING TOUR..........................................................................................63
UPCOMING U.S. SHOWINGS OF MANUFACTURING CONSENT - NOAM CHOMSKY AND THE MEDIA...............63
HUMAN RIGHTS MAN AT THE PENTAGON...................................................................................................64
HOW TO INFLUENCE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT POLICY ....................................................................64
EVENTS IN PORTUGAL............................................................................................................................... 66
SOARES: TIMOR IS A MATTER OF PRINCIPLE ..............................................................................................66
Page 4 East Timor Documents, Volume 20. January 11 - February 15, 1993.
HOLDING HANDS FOR XANANA.................................................................................................................66
GRANTS FOR TIMORESE..............................................................................................................................66
FOREIGN OFFICE CRITICISES SIC & RTP MEDIA.........................................................................................66
BISHOP OF SETUBAL DENOUNCES “SUCCESS DEMOCRACY” .....................................................................67
RESOURCES............................................................................................................................................... 67
UNCOVER DATABASE ARTICLE SEARCH.......................................................................................................67
TASK FORCE INDONESIA EMAILED NEWS & INFO FEEDS...........................................................................67
TAPOL BULLETIN CONTENTS .......................................................................................................................68
GOINGS-ON IN THE UDT............................................................................................................................ 68
PIRES: SOME TIMORESE ARE AS CRIMINAL AS THE INDONESIANS............................................................68
PAULO PIRES RESIGNS FROM UDT..............................................................................................................70
EAST TIMOR UDT WITNESS SARMENTO SPEAKS OUT..................................................................................70
OLIVEIRA, ANOTHER UDT WITNESS, SPEAKS OUT.......................................................................................71
MISCELLANEOUS ARTICLES ..................................................................................................................... 71
REPORT FROM ASIA-PACIFIC PEOPLE’S TRIBUNAL......................................................................................71
TOKYO-JAKARTA ‘AXIS’?..............................................................................................................................73
MIYAZAWA AND SUHARTO TALKS...............................................................................................................74
SUHARTO AND TOKYO SUMMIT...................................................................................................................74
UNPO ASSEMBLY OPENS WITH STRONG INTERNATIONAL INTEREST..........................................................74
A PRO-TIMOR GROUP IN CATALUNIA [SPAIN]..............................................................................................75
BRAZIL WAKES UP FOR EAST TIMOR ..........................................................................................................75
WESLEY-SMITH CHAMPIONS HIS BROTHER ................................................................................................75
‘FLASH’ FLOOD DEPARTING.........................................................................................................................75
WCOTP’S EAST TIMOR RESOLUTION............................................................................................................76
LOW-KEY VISIT TO AUSTRALIA BY INDONESIA’S TIMOR COMMANDER .......................................................76
UK GOVERNMENT STILL STANDING SOFT ...................................................................................................77

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