Item 1991-12-16 - Documents on East Timor from PeaceNet and connected computer networks 6, Dec. 10-16, 1991

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Documents on East Timor from PeaceNet and connected computer networks 6, Dec. 10-16, 1991

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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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EAST TIMOR - COLONIZING A COLONY (ASA NEWS).................................................................................................................. 3
THE LAND, THE PEOPLE......................................................................................................................................................................... 3
WIND OF CHANGE................................................................................................................................................................................... 3
INDONESIAN INVASION ......................................................................................................................................................................... 3
INSIDE EAST TIMOR................................................................................................................................................................................ 4
TIME FOR ACTION................................................................................................................................................................................... 4
EAST TIMOR MASSACRE (ASA NEWS ADDENDUM)...................................................................................................................... 4
DEPUTY CHIEF FOR MILITARY INTELLIGENCE LEADING TEAM TO INVESTIGATE DEMONSTRATION IN DILI............... 5
COMMANDER OF THE INDONESIAN ARMED FORCES: DON'T MEDDLE IN INDONESIA'S INTERNAL AFFAIRS.................. 5
DILI RIOT WAS PLANNED -- SUDOMO...................................................................................................................................................... 5
CARRASCALAO 'KOMPAS' INTERVIEW .................................................................................................................................................... 6
ALI ALATAS: WE SHOULD WAIT FOR THE RESULTS OF THE INVESTIGATING TEAM................................................................ 7
INVESTIGATIVE TEAM TO BE FORMED IN CONNECTION WITH EAST TIMOR RIOT.................................................................. 7
UNITED CHURCH OF CANADA: CUT AID!............................................................................................................................................... 8
STATEMENT OF THE BISHOPS' CONFERENCE OF INDONESIA (BCI) ON THE INCIDENT IN EAST TIMOR............................. 8
BISHOPS' CONFERENCE OF INDONESIA, SIGNED ............................................................................................................................ 9
FEAR STALKS EAST TIMOR (ASIAWEEK)................................................................................................................................................. 9
A LEGACY OF SUFFERING (ASIAWEEK)................................................................................................................................................. 10
PROBOSUTEJO SUSPENDS INVESTMENT PLANS IN EAST TIMOR .................................................................................................. 10
DILI TRADERS INCOME DWINDLING SINCE BLOODY 12 NOV. INCIDENT (JAKARTA POST).................................................. 10
MINEWATCH CONDEMNS INDONESIA'S 'SAVAGE COLONIALISM ................................................................................................. 11
TIMOR REBELS SPURN HAWKE................................................................................................................................................................ 11
MOTHER SEARCHES FOR HER SON (KOMPAS) .................................................................................................................................... 11
52 U.S. SENATORS WRITE BUSH............................................................................................................................................................... 11
VERY MANY VICTIMS OF THE DILI INCIDENT ARE STILL IN HOSPITAL (PELITA) .................................................................... 12
WAITING FOR THE DILI INQUIRY (ASIAWEEK).................................................................................................................................... 12
CLOSING DOWN A LEFTOVER FROM PORTUGAL (TEMPO)............................................................................................................. 13
INDONESIA ATTACKS THE NATION (BANGKOK)............................................................................................................................... 13
WHO IS CIETACT?......................................................................................................................................................................................... 13
NAIRN MASSACRE ACCOUNT (NEW YORKER) .................................................................................................................................... 14
CHURCH URGES END TO TIMOR SHAME (AGE).................................................................................................................................. 15
ALP: ARMS SALES TO INDONESIA “MUST STOP” (AUSTRALIAN) .................................................................................................. 15
GENERAL TRY "KNOWS THE MASTERMIND" (JAKARTA POST)..................................................................................................... 15
TIMOR: ALATAS ISOLATED AT OIC? (LISBON CAPITAL).................................................................................................................. 15
LBH LASHES ARMY (TFI)............................................................................................................................................................................ 16
EAST TIMOR DISCUSSED IN THE BRITISH COMMONS...................................................................................................................... 16
NGO’S INVESTIGATED IN INDONESIA.................................................................................................................................................... 16
STOP ARMING INDONESIA (ACT)............................................................................................................................................................ 17
CANADA CUTS AID...................................................................................................................................................................................... 17
ACTION REPORT: CANADA....................................................................................................................................................................... 17
U.S. CONDEMNS ARMY AGAIN ................................................................................................................................................................ 17
STATE DEPARTMENT BRIEFING, DEC. 9: ........................................................................................................................................ 17
TIMOR CLOSING UP AGAIN?..................................................................................................................................................................... 18
WHITLAM CRITICIZES HAWKE................................................................................................................................................................ 18
East Timor Document Collection, Volume 6. Page 2 Dec. 10-16, 1991
WIRE SERVICE DIGEST 10 DEC................................................................................................................................................................... 18
SUHARTO LEAVES SENEGAL............................................................................................................................................................... 18
PORTUGAL: NO ISLAMIC MEDIATOR.............................................................................................................................................. 18
SOARES TALKS WITH BELGIAN KING.............................................................................................................................................. 19
PORTUGUESE AVIATION UNION BOYCOTT................................................................................................................................... 19
SINTONG PANJAITAN DEFENDS COMMANDER........................................................................................................................... 19
TROOPS RE-ENACT MASSACRE ......................................................................................................................................................... 19
MASSACRE PROMPTS CUT IN CANADIAN AID TO INDONESIA (TORONTO STAR)................................................................... 19
WHITLAM BLASTS HAWKE ON TIMOR (AUSTRALIAN)................................................................................................................... 19
AUSTRALIAN URANIUM TO INDONESIA?............................................................................................................................................. 20
INDONESIA THREATENS SUBVERSION TRIALS?.................................................................................................................................. 20
DEMONSTRATION IN LONDON ON TIMOR.......................................................................................................................................... 20
AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL ELECTRONIC URGENT ACTION......................................................................................................... 21
RECOMMENDED ACTION:................................................................................................................................................................... 21
APPEALS TO:............................................................................................................................................................................................ 22
COPIES TO:............................................................................................................................................................................................... 22
CANADA CUTS OFF $30 MILLION IN AID TO INDONESIA................................................................................................................. 22
SANCTIONS AGAINST MASSACRE LEAVE SOME PROGRAMS UNTOUCHED ........................................................................ 22
REPORT: DEMO AT INDONESIAN U.N. MISSION DEC. 10................................................................................................................... 22
TODAY IS INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS DAY. .................................................................................................................... 23
ORGANIZING U.S. -TIMOR SOLIDARITY GROUP................................................................................................................................. 23
EAST TIMOR PROTEST IN GERMANY (TAPOL).................................................................................................................................... 23
AMBASSADORS PUT ON THE SPOT .................................................................................................................................................. 23
MAASTRICHT VIDEO DEM O ..................................................................................................................................................................... 24
TIMOR GAP TREATY TO BE SIGNED....................................................................................................................................................... 24
MILITARY “CONCESSIONS” ....................................................................................................................................................................... 24
AID CUTS, 'NO EFFECT' ............................................................................................................................................................................... 25
THE GENOCIDAL BEGINNINGS OF PRESIDENT SUHARTO (GREEN LEFT).................................................................................... 25
STUDENTS TO MAASTRICHT, MARIO SOARES SPEECH (PUBLICO)............................................................................................... 25
BBC ON THE TERROR IN DILI.................................................................................................................................................................... 26
JAPAN'S BISHOPS WRITE TO BISHOP BELO AND U.N......................................................................................................................... 26
MALAYSIA PUBLIC MEETING CONDEMNS MASSACRE.................................................................................................................... 27
STATEMENT OF CONDEMNATION................................................................................................................................................... 27
‘SECRET MASS GRAVES’ SEARCH ............................................................................................................................................................ 27
PORTUGUESE MEDIA DEC.12.................................................................................................................................................................... 27
TIMOR GAP OIL EXPLORATIONS TO START (PUBLICO)............................................................................................................. 27
PORTUGUESE UNIONS MOURN ......................................................................................................................................................... 28
PORTUGUESE PARLIAMENTARIANS GO ABROAD ...................................................................................................................... 28
RESISTANCE FEARS ARMY THREATS............................................................................................................................................... 28
PORTUGUESE AMBASSADOR MEETS GHALI................................................................................................................................. 28
SOEHARTO: TO HELL WITH YOUR AID .................................................................................................................................................. 28
“NO MORE BODIES?” ................................................................................................................................................................................... 28
SCHOOLGIRL DESCRIBES SLAUGHTER................................................................................................................................................... 28
INDONESIA LOSES 'CREDIBILITY' ............................................................................................................................................................. 29
TIMOR GAP OIL CONTRACTS LET........................................................................................................................................................... 29
SOEHARTO CALLED 'SOFTIE'..................................................................................................................................................................... 29
TOKYO HUNGER STRIKE............................................................................................................................................................................ 29
MORE GRAVEDIGGING UNWITNESSED?................................................................................................................................................ 29
TRIALS FOR 21 TIMORESE STUDENTS.................................................................................................................................................... 30
AID CUT TO INDONESIA NOT ENOUGH, CANADIAN TIMOR SUPPORTERS SAY (ETAN)......................................................... 30
CUT OFF ARMS TO INDONESIA (TORONTO STAR)............................................................................................................................. 30
DENMARK CUTS OFF NEW AID............................................................................................................................................................... 31
PORTUGUESE MEDIA DEC. 13................................................................................................................................................................... 31
COMMEMORATION IN SANTA CRUZ CEMETERY....................................................................................................................... 31
PORTUGUESE UNIONS’ MINUTE OF SILENCE................................................................................................................................ 31
PORTUGUESE NEWSPAPER & ARTISTS SUPPORT TIMOR........................................................................................................... 31
AI CANNOT CONFIRM EXECUTION RUMORS............................................................................................................................... 31
BELO FOR NOBEL PEACE PRIZE? ....................................................................................................................................................... 31
DEATH IN TIMOR......................................................................................................................................................................................... 31
ARMY DAMAGES INDONESIA IMAGE.................................................................................................................................................... 31
THERE MUST BE AN INDEPENDENT TEAM .......................................................................................................................................... 31
East Timor Document Collection, Volume 6. Page 3 Dec. 10-16, 1991
VATICAN ENVOY IN DILI! .......................................................................................................................................................................... 32
CAMPAIGN TO RELEASE 52 EAST TIMORESE DUE TO GO ON TRIAL (TAPOL)........................................................................... 32
WHICH HEADS WILL ROLL? ....................................................................................................................................................................... 32
TRY SUTRISNO IN PERIL?..................................................................................................................................................................... 33
TIMOR GAP CONTRACTS DENOUNCED (IPS) ....................................................................................................................................... 33
EAST TIMOR: THE NOVEMBER 12 MASSACRE AND ITS AFTERMATH (ASIA WATCH REPORT)............................................ 33

  1. INTRODUCTION ................................................................................................................................................................................. 33
  2. LEAD-UP TO THE DEMONSTRATION........................................................................................................................................... 33
  3. THE MASSACRE.................................................................................................................................................................................. 34
  4. THE PUBLIC ACCOUNTS.................................................................................................................................................................. 34
  5. TROOP MOVEMENTS........................................................................................................................................................................ 36
  6. THE IMMEDIATE AFTERMATH..................................................................................................................................................... 36
  7. THE DEATH TOLL .............................................................................................................................................................................. 36
  8. INVESTIGATIONS............................................................................................................................................................................... 37
  9. DOMESTIC REACTION...................................................................................................................................................................... 37
  10. DEMONSTRATIONS AND ARRESTS............................................................................................................................................. 38
  11. INTERNATIONAL REACTION........................................................................................................................................................ 38
    The United Nations............................................................................................................................................................................... 38
    The European Community.................................................................................................................................................................... 39
    Bilateral European actions..................................................................................................................................................................... 39
    Japan...................................................................................................................................................................................................... 39
    The United States.................................................................................................................................................................................. 39
    Canada ................................................................................................................................................................................................... 39
    Australia ................................................................................................................................................................................................ 39
    Guinea-Bissau........................................................................................................................................................................................ 39
  12. RECOMMENDATIONS..................................................................................................................................................................... 40
    APPENDIX 1:BISHOP BELO'S ACCOUNT OF THE 28 OCTOBER INCIDENT .............................................................................. 40
    OFFICIAL STATEMENT......................................................................................................................................................................... 40
    APPENDIX 2: EXTRACT FROM FOREIGN MINISTRY REPORT ................................................................................................... 41
    INCIDENT OF NOVEMBER 12 .............................................................................................................................................................. 41
    CONCLUSIONS......................................................................................................................................................................................... 41
    APPENDIX 3: EAST TIMORESE STUDENTS ARRESTED AFTER NOVEMBER 19...................................................................... 42
    FOR MORE INFORMATION ................................................................................................................................................................. 42

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