Item 1993-04-10 - Documents on East Timor from PeaceNet and connected computer networks 21, Feb. 15 - April 4, 1993

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Documents on East Timor from PeaceNet and connected computer networks 21, Feb. 15 - April 4, 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 GUSMÃO’S TRIAL CONTINUES ...................................................................................................... 6
PORTUGUESE PARLIAMEN T: TRIAL IS ILLEGAL..............................................................................................6
XANANA LAWYER COURT STATEMENT...........................................................................................................6
XANANA REKINDLES EXPECTATION OVER HIS TRIAL IN DILI .......................................................................7
XANANA’S LAWYER USES ALATAS’S ARGUMENT............................................................................................8
RAMOS HORTA AGREES TO TESTIFY.............................................................................................................9
INDONESIAN UN MISSION CHIEF MEETS XANANA .....................................................................................10
FOUR WITNESSES HEARD AT XANANA TRIAL ON FEB. 15............................................................................10
XANANA’S LAWYER UNDER PRESSURE........................................................................................................10
GUSMÃO ADMITS ‘DEATH’ EVIDENCE..........................................................................................................11
XANANA CONFOUNDS HIS LAWYER ............................................................................................................11
AUSTRALIAN CASH SENT TO FRETILIN: WITNESS........................................................................................12
FORMER REBEL NOW “INDONESIAN CITIZEN”............................................................................................12
XANANA: A LEADER WHO DOES NOT APPEAR BEATEN ................................................................................12
FRETILIN ‘GOT AID FROM AUSTRALIA’ ........................................................................................................14
MATE-BIAN NEWS COMMENTS ON COVERAGE OF XANANA TRIAL ..............................................................14
XANANA: THE TRIAL OF JUSTICE.................................................................................................................15
RETICENT WITNESSES.................................................................................................................................16
TRIAL RESUMES TODAY...............................................................................................................................16
Documents on East Timor from
PeaceNet and Connected Computer Networks
Volume 21: February 15 – April 10, 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 $3.00 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 21. February 15 - April 10, 1993.
SATURNINO DA COSTA BELO BRAVELY CRIES OUT .....................................................................................17
SOS RE: SATURNINO’S CONDITION ............................................................................................................18
BACKGROUND ON SATURNINO...................................................................................................................18
SATURNINO’S ‘TESTIMONY’ USED IN COURT...............................................................................................20
NOTHING DELIBERATE ABOUT DELAY IN TRIAL ..........................................................................................20
XANANA TRIAL DRAGS ON ..........................................................................................................................20
DEFENCE WITNESSES HEARD .....................................................................................................................21
EVENTS INSIDE EAST TIMOR.................................................................................................................... 21
WHO’S WHO IN THE RESISTANCE...............................................................................................................21
CNRM CHRISTMAS MESSAGE......................................................................................................................21
STATE OF WAR: A DIARY..............................................................................................................................22
FIGHTING AND ARRESTS IN FIVE MUNICIPALITIES.....................................................................................26
ALIAS CORTHE.............................................................................................................................................26
VIDEO OF XANANA CIRCULATES AROUND TIMORESE SCHOOLS ................................................................27
THE OLD MISSIONARY’S MONOLOGUE .......................................................................................................27
BELO: TIMOR LIKE THE AZORES, MADEIRA, PUERTO RICO .........................................................................27
EAST TIMOR PADDY FIELDS NEGLECTED ....................................................................................................29
AROUND THE TRIAL.....................................................................................................................................30
SIX TIMORESE REBELS SURRENDER WITH BOWS AND ARROWS................................................................30
RESISTANCE LEADERS ANSWER QUESTIONS..............................................................................................30
MA’HUNU VOWS TO CONTINUE THE STRUGGLE..........................................................................................32
NEW BAR ON EAST TIMORESE GOING OVERSEAS? .....................................................................................33
LIKE IT OR QUIT TIMOR, GOVERNOR TELLS PRIESTS..................................................................................33
AUSTRALIAN INVESTS IN DILI GARMENT BUSINESS ...................................................................................34
EAST TIMOR’S CATHOLIC PRIEST AGAIN DENOUNCES ABUSES ..................................................................34
RESISTANCE GROUP DEN OUNCES INDONESIAN ATROCITIES ....................................................................34
PROPAGATION OF ISLAM IN DILI ...............................................................................................................35
INDONESIA TO CHANGE MILITARY ROLE IN EAST TIMOR...........................................................................35
MILITARY REDUCTION IN EAST TIMOR?......................................................................................................35
TIMORESE REBEL SURRENDERS TO INDONESIAN MILITARY ......................................................................35
FOUR INDONESIAN SOLDIERS KILLED BY “FRETILIN” (BBC).......................................................................36
EDI: TROOPS KILLED WON’T DELAY WITHDRAWAL.....................................................................................36
CNRM COMMUNIQUÉ ON XANANA, OSORIO...............................................................................................37
MORE INDONESIAN DEATHS IN TIMOR ......................................................................................................37
NEW TORTURE CHARGED AGAINST INDONESIA.........................................................................................37
SYAFEI BECOMES UDAYANA COMMANDER..................................................................................................38
DEMONSTRATION PLANNED IN DILI? .........................................................................................................38
YOUNG PEOPLE DEMONSTRATE IN DILI .....................................................................................................38
ARMY CHANGES IN TIMOR..........................................................................................................................38
MA’HUNU CAPTURED................................................................................................................................. 39
QUESTIONS SURROUND MA’HUNU CAPTURE..............................................................................................39
ACTION ALERT TO PREVENT MA HUNU TORTURE........................................................................................39
STATEMENT BY JOSE RAMOS-HORTA ..........................................................................................................40
FURTHER EXCERPTS FROM WIRES ON EAST TIMOR DEVELOPMENTS:........................................................40
REACTIONS TO MA HUNU CAPTURE ............................................................................................................40
HARSH BLOW TO THE RESISTANCE.............................................................................................................41
MA’HUNU CAPTURED IN BATTLE..................................................................................................................41
MORE WEAPONS FLOW TO INDONESIA.................................................................................................... 42
PORTUGAL PROTESTS LONDON-JAKARTA MILITARY PLANES DEAL.............................................................42
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SOUTHEAST ASIAN NAVIES GROWING BIGGER...........................................................................................42
INDONESIA NO THREAT TO ITS NEIGHBORS ..............................................................................................42
PORTUGAL PROTESTS AT GERMAN ARMS SALE ...........................................................................................43
GERMANY SELLS WAR SHIPS TO INDONESIA..............................................................................................43
KOHL IN TOKYO CHASTISED FOR ARMS SALE.............................................................................................43
NGOS PROTEST WARSHIP DEAL TO KOHL...................................................................................................44
PERPETRATORS OF VIOLENCE ARE UNLIKELY CHAMPIONS OF PEACE .......................................................44
DEMONSTRATION AT BRITISH AEROSPACE................................................................................................45
GERMAN EMBASSY REPLIES TO CANADA ....................................................................................................45
PROSPECTS FOR MORE HAWK SALES FROM BAE ........................................................................................45
SUHARTO “RE-ELECTED”, TRY IS NEW V.P............................................................................................. 46
PETITION SUPPORT SWELLS FOR SUHARTO ................................................................................................46
ENVOY AT UN TOLD TO CAMPAIGN FOR TIMOR ACCEPTANCE ....................................................................46
GEN. TRY KEEPS MUM ABOUT ACCEPTING V-P NOMINATION .....................................................................46
SUDRADJAT LOCALLY TRAINED...................................................................................................................47
NEW ABRI CHIEF A TIMOR VETERAN ...........................................................................................................47
STUDENTS DETAINED FOR DEMO ..............................................................................................................47
STUDENTS ARRESTED AS SUHARTO ACCEPTS TRY......................................................................................47
SUHARTO STILL SILENT ON VICE-PRESIDENT.............................................................................................48
TRY SUTRISNO IS TRUSTED SUHARTO MAN, DEVOUT MUSLIM ..................................................................48
THE END GAME FOR INDONESIA’S SUHARTO .............................................................................................48
SUHARTO ANNOUNCES NEW CABINET.......................................................................................................50
PROFILES OF KEY MEN IN NEW SUHARTO CABI NET ...................................................................................51
ABRI REASSERTS SELF.................................................................................................................................51
SUHARTO EXCLUDES ARMY FROM CABINET................................................................................................52
SUHARTO TO ATTEND G7 SUMMIT? ............................................................................................................52
INDONESIA’S NEW AMBASSADOR TO INDIA ...............................................................................................53
HUMAN RIGHTS: BACKGROUND PAPERS.................................................................................................. 54
INDONESIA/EAST TIMOR A NEW ORDER? HUMAN RIGHTS IN 1992 (AI)......................................................54
THE HUMAN RIGHTS CRISIS IN EAST TIMOR: REGIONAL AND GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES..............................56
BACKGROUND TO THE CURRENT HUMAN RIGHTS SITUATION (FROM CANADA) .........................................59
INDONESIA’S JUSTICE SYSTEM VIOLATES BASIC RIGHTS ...........................................................................62
PRISONERS FACE TORTURE, SAYS HUMAN RIGHTS GROUP........................................................................62
HUMAN RIGHTS LAW BODY RECEIVES AWARD ...........................................................................................63
UN HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION PASSES STRONG RESOLUTION .......................................................... 64
THE JAKARTA REGIME AND ITS GENEVA COMMITMENTS............................................................................64
EAST TIMOR REBEL LEADER PLEADS FOR U.N. SUPPORT............................................................................64
URGE YOUR GOVERNMENT TO SUPPORT EAST TIMOR AT THE UN HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION .............64
CLOSED EYES ON EAST TIMOR...................................................................................................................65
UNHRC STATEMENT OF CONSTANCIO PINTO ..............................................................................................66
UNHRC STATEMENT BY ABE BARRETO SOARES ...........................................................................................67
CNRM UPDATE.............................................................................................................................................67
INDONESIA SUFFERS HUMILIATING DEFEAT AT UN ....................................................................................68
AUSTRALIA’S UN VOTE ‘A SURPRISE’ ..........................................................................................................69
UN SLAMS DILI KILLERS’ JAIL TERMS ........................................................................................................69
U.N. CRITICIZES INDONESIA ABOUT EAST TIMOR.......................................................................................69
INDONESIA REJECTS UNHRC RESOLUTION ON ET .....................................................................................70
INDONESIA, DESERVEDLY REBUKED ..........................................................................................................71
ACTION ALERT ON INDONESIAN RESPONSE TO UNHRC RESOLUTION .......................................................71
Page 4 East Timor Documents, Volume 21. February 15 - April 10, 1993.
INDONESIA LOSES GEN EVA VOTE..............................................................................................................73
SELECTIVE FOCUS ON HUMAN RIGHTS CRITICISED ...................................................................................73
UN ROUND-UP OF UNHRC SESSION ..........................................................................................................76
EUROPEAN POSITIONS AT UNHRC .............................................................................................................76
U.S. CONCERN OVER EAST TIMOR MAY SIGNAL ASIAN POLICY CHANGE ...................................................76
SOME TIMORESE BEING GROOMED FOR INDONESIA.................................................................................77
INDONESIA ASKS NON-ALIGNED COUNTRIES TO SUPPORT REPRESSION .................................................77
CHAIRMAN OF COMMISSION ON HUMAN RIGHTS ANNOUNCES SEVEN SPECIAL RAPPORTEURS..............78
TIMOR CONTROVERSY AT BANGKOK HUMAN RIGHTS MEETING ............................................................ 78
ROW OVER NGO ACCREDITATION...............................................................................................................78
GROUPS PLEDGE TO BOOST EAST TIMOR FIGHT.........................................................................................78
HUMAN RIGHTS MEETING IN BANGKOK - IS IT A SHAM?............................................................................79
HUMAN RIGHTS VALUES – EASTERN, WESTERN OR UNIVERSAL?................................................................79
NGOS BANNED FROM ASIAN MEETING......................................................................................................80
NEED FOR REGIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS MECHANISM STRESSED ................................................................81
HUMAN RIGHTS: INDONESIA HITS BACK AT CRITICS .................................................................................81
ASSISTANT S-G FOR HUMAN RIGHTS STRESSES ASIAN CONTRIBUTION TO WORLD CONFERENCE ...........82
BANGKOK DECLARATION ............................................................................................................................82
ASIA-PACIFIC STATES SET STRONG AGENDA ..............................................................................................84
BBC ON BANGKOK DECLARATION AND TIMOR ...........................................................................................85
JOSÉ RAMOS HORTA SAYS HE PLANS TO RETURN TO EAST TIMOR.............................................................86
CONTINUING TALKS BETW EEN INDONESIA AND PORTUGAL................................................................... 87
JAPANESE GROUPS URGE UN SECRETARY-GENERAL TO REDOUBLE EFFORTS ...........................................87
CHURCH TO MEDIATE TIMOR TALKS?.........................................................................................................88
ROME AWAITS THE TIMORESE.....................................................................................................................89
VATICAN MEDIATION NOT CONFIRMED BY FOREI GN OFFICE.....................................................................89
ALATAS STEPS “BACKWARD” TOWARDS ROME ?..........................................................................................90
INDONESIA SAYS PORTUGAL UNHELPFUL OVER TIMOR .............................................................................90
DIPLOMACY VERSUS LOGIC OF WAR..........................................................................................................90
AMOS WAKO RETURNS TO EAST TIMOR .................................................................................................. 91
SECRETARY-GENERAL TO SEND PERSONAL ENVOY TO INDONESIA AND EAST TIMOR...............................91
JAKARTA ASKED TO REVEAL ALL FROM PROBE OF 1991 DILI INCIDENT.....................................................91
JAKARTA’S HANDLING OF THE AMOS WAKO VISIT......................................................................................92
AMOS WAKO’S RETURN VISIT TO INDONESIA.............................................................................................92
WAKO: “MY DOOR IS OPEN”........................................................................................................................93
AMOS WAKO MEETS XANANA AND MAU HUNU............................................................................................93
RADIO AUSTRALIA ON WAKO VISIT............................................................................................................93
UN ENVOY IN TALKS WITH XANANA...........................................................................................................93
EVENTS IN CANADA................................................................................................................................... 94
FIVE DAYS IN EAST TIMOR ..........................................................................................................................94
EAST TIMOR UPDATE FROM ETAN/TORONTO ..............................................................................................94
CANADIAN GOVERNMENT ON XANANA......................................................................................................95
EAST TIMOR ALERT NETWORK / CANADA NEWSLETTER, FEB. 1993.............................................................96
UPDATE FROM EAST TIMOR ALERT NETWORK/CANADA..............................................................................98
EVENTS IN EUROPE; EUROPEAN LEADERS VISIT INDONESIA ................................................................. 99
SWITZERLAND’S POSITION ON EAST TIMOR ...............................................................................................99
LACK OF UNEQUIVOCAL SUPPORT FROM EC ............................................................................................. 100
MOREIRA INTERVIEW: PORTUGUESE GOV’T VIEWS................................................................................... 100
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KOHL TO RAISE TIMOR ISSUE WITH SUHARTO ......................................................................................... 102
LETTER TO FRENCH FOREIGN MINISTRY .................................................................................................. 102
POSSIBLE VOTE IN EP ............................................................................................................................... 102
NEW PAPAL AMBASSADOR TO LISBON ...................................................................................................... 102
EP: XANANA TRIAL ILLEGAL....................................................................................................................... 102
EAST TIMOR MOTION WINS UK COMMONS SUPPORT............................................................................... 103
FRETILIN SATISFIED WITH PORTUGAL ...................................................................................................... 103
DENMARK WANTS EC OBSERVER FOR EAST TIMOR .................................................................................. 103
EURO-MPS’ VISIT AWAITS GREEN LIGHT................................................................................................... 103
BRITISH FM DOUGLAS HURD TO VISIT JAKARTA....................................................................................... 103
WITH THE TIMORESE BUT WITHOUT FRETILIN AT EC HEARING................................................................ 104
REPORT FROM FRENCH SOLIDARITY MOVEMENT..................................................................................... 104
EVENTS IN THE UNITED STATES............................................................................................................ 105
REPORT FROM EAST TIMOR ACTION NETWORK / U.S. TO THE SOLIDARITY MEETING.............................. 105
SILENT GENOCIDE: EAST TIMOR STRUGGLES FOR GLOBAL ATTENTION – AND FOR ITS LIFE ................... 105
SENATOR PELL STATEMENT ON EAST TIMOR............................................................................................. 106
US STATE DEPARTMENT’S ANNUAL REPORT ON HUMAN RIGHTS PRACTICES IN INDONESIA................... 107
TIME TO END AN ATROCITY....................................................................................................................... 115
EAST TIMORESE WANT THEIR CONQUERORS OUT .................................................................................... 116
ACTION ALERT: THE LAST CHANCE FOR THE HOUSE HUNGER COMMITTEE !............................................ 116
SPEAKING TOUR: EAST TIMOR – A NEW GENERATION OF RESISTANCE.................................................... 117
TIMOR’S UNTELEVISED TERROR................................................................................................................ 117
ETAN/US NEWSLETTER # 5......................................................................................................................... 119
INÍCIO DA DIGRESSÃO TIMORENSE PELOS EUA....................................................................................... 120
EAST TIMOR: SOARES WRITES TO CLINTON .............................................................................................. 121
TIMORESE EXILE ACTIVITIES................................................................................................................. 121
THE “FREEDOM FOR XANANA, FREEDOM FOR TIMOR” COMMISSION ....................................................... 121
SOME EXILES: HORTA HAS NEVER BEEN MANDATED................................................................................ 121
FRETILIN/AUSTRALIA WANTS MOVEMENT RESTRUCTURED ...................................................................... 122
FRETILIN WITHOUT MAU HUNU................................................................................................................ 122
TIMORESE RESISTANCE TRIES TO AVOID DIVISIONS ............................................................................... 123
MISCELLANEOUS ARTICLES ................................................................................................................... 123
SYAFEI ON MILITARY OPERATIONS IN EAST TIMOR FROM 1975................................................................ 123
INFORMATION WANTED ON ENVIRONMENTAL IMPLICATIONS OF THE INDONESIAN OCCUPATION ........ 123
EAST TIMOR COMPUTER WAR GAME ......................................................................................................... 124
AUSTRALIAN TV STARTS BROADCASTING TO SOUTHEAST ASIA................................................................. 124
PRESS COMMUNIQUÉ FROM THE INTERNATIONAL SOLIDARITY MOVEMENT............................................ 124
YEAR OF THE SANDALWOOD EXHIBITION, LISBON................................................................................... 125
EVANS FACES PROTEST OVER TIMOR........................................................................................................ 125
DEBATE: PORTUGUESE TEACHERS RESOLUTION ON EAST TIMOR ............................................................ 125
ASIA BOLDLY TAKING ON THE WEST......................................................................................................... 131
RELIGIOUS CONFLICT DISINFORMATION QUERY ..................................................................................... 132
LOBBYING FOR EAST TIMOR IN BRAZIL.................................................................................................... 132
RESOURCES............................................................................................................................................. 132
TAPOL BULLETIN CONTENTS, APRIL 1993 .................................................................................................. 132
FIRST PLAY BY TIMORESE CULTURAL GROUP ............................................................................................ 133
AUSTRALIAN BID TO SAVE THE TETUM LANGUAGE.................................................................................... 133
ANNOUNCEMENT OF NEW PRIVATE ‘INDONESIA’ AND ‘EASTTIMOR’ LISTS............................................... 133

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