Item 19931004 - East Timor Update 1993-10-04

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East Timor Update 1993-10-04


  • October 4th, 1993 (Creation)

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East Timor (Timor-Leste) was invaded in 1975 by Indonesia and occupied by the Indonesian armed forces until 1999, with widespread resulting human rights violations. The East Timor Alert Network (ETAN/Canada) was founded in 1986 to raise awareness about the situation of East Timor and to change Canadian government policy, which accepted Indonesian rule.

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The East Timor Alert Network’s October 4th, 1993 East Timor Update was published in the October 1993 issue of The ACTivist.
Titled, Indonesia steps up arrests in East Timor, the update discusses an escalation in repression by the Indonesian armed forces in East Timor during the Indonesian government’s engagement in United Nations talks. Next, it presents two East Timorese leaders who have been nominated for international human rights awards. Finally, the update discusses the condemnation of three Swedish MPs of the Indonesian occupation of East Timor and the possibility that the US would ban weapons sales to Indonesia.


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  • English

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