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Letter Bishop Dom Carlos Filipe Xiemenes 1989-03-12

Official title: Comentario a carta ao Secretario Geral das Nacoes Unidas de 6 de Fevereiro de 1989
Contents: Open letter to the population of East Timor clarifying that the previous letter sent to the Secretary General of the UN is not a letter in opposition to anyone, nor in favor of anyone, and is just the position of the Catholic Church in appealing to a neutral international organization to propose a referendum. The letter is not against Indonesia, nor against FRETILIN, nor against Portugal; it is simply a denouncement of economic interests overlapping the essential rights of the people.

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Letter Bishop Dom Carlos Filipe Ximenes (Administrator Apostolic of Dili) - Secretary General of UN 1989-02-06

Letter sent by Bishop Dom Carlos Felipe to the Secretary General of the UN to emphasize that the process of decolonization of East Timor is not yet concluded and cannot be left in oblivion. It calls for UN support by promoting a referendum in the country and reflects on the human rights situation.

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Letter Bishop M da Silva Martins-Unidentified 07-17

Letter from Bishop Silva Martins to an unidentified bishop regarding religious issues involved in the East Timor conflict.
Main topics: the inequality between the dioceses; his personal plea to the United Nations to defend Timorese rights against Indonesia; his plea for Bishops all over the world to write letters addressed to the UN in an effort to create pressure; his nomination by the Portuguese people as a Commissary to East Timor issues; etc.

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Letter Bishops of Indonesia-Bishop Dom Carlos Felipe, priest, brothers and sisters from Dili 1983-11-17

Official title: Letter from the Bishop’s Conference of Indonesia
Contents: Letter from the Bishop of Indonesia to Dom Carlos Felipe Ximenes Belo, Priests, Brothers and Sisters of the diocese of Dili expressing his compassion, solidarity and friendship regarding the suffering of Timorese people and explaining that this compassion should not be seen as a support to any movement of any sides involved on the conflict, since the Indonesian Catholic Church cannot express a political position. The Indonesian Church offers to do their best to relieve the people of East Timor from suffering, which in practice meant: giving special attention to the education of children and youth in the Diocese of Dili by the revitalization of schools; sending medicine for the sick and wounded; providing tools and equipment to workmen, etc.

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Letter Virgilio dos Anjos - Capitan Stevenson 1984-03

Letter by Virgilio dos Anjos communicating the death of his father to Capitan Stevenson, an old friend of him. The death was a reprisal to the resistance movement and its last actions. It also exposes the relation between the Timor resistance movement and the Australian guerilla, punctuating, with details, persecutions and censure his family needed to deal with. It finishes asking to Capitan Stevenson to join the mobilization of Australia public opinion in favor of Timorese struggle.

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Other Voz de Maubere 1987-04-10

Official title: LPPS burla a Igreja de Dili-Timor Leste por varios anos
Contents: Document exposing the multiple narratives of a problem regarding the money addressed to humanitarian aid for East Timor, involving the Dili Dioceses, LPPS, and the Indonesian Church, and asking to spread this embarrassing scandal to make the world aware.

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Report Bishop Dom Carlos Filipe Ximenes 1994-07-31

Official title: The Document of the East Timor Catholic Church on East Timor nowadays
Contents: Document from the Catholic Church regarding Dili understanding that, although the Church was not allowed to have a political position, it did have a moral responsibility for the situation in Timor and wanted to express its deep concern about the violations of human rights, as well as offering suggestions to solve the problem. One of the suggestions was to ask for a referendum, where people would be able to make democratic choices. The Church report asks the Indonesian government to reduce its armed force, the troops, the extra-judicial authority on the territory and to cooperate with the UN Secretary to work towards an effective settlement to the situation

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Report Dunisa Rubini (Direitos Humanos e Amigos de Justica e Paz no Timor Leste) 1991-01-12

Official title: Relatorio – Timor Leste
Contents: Report by Dunisa Rubini about several injustices to which the Timorese people are subjected; presenting military, political, economic and cultural realities after his trip to the country.
Main topics: Indonesian unsuccessful offensive to capture Xanana Gusmao; the intensification of Indonesian strategies against the Timorese struggle; civil rights violations by the militaries in Timor; the guerilla movement to recruit more people; and personal realities of human rights violations.

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Report Zeca Araujo (Secretary of the provisional Government in Dili) 1976-01-16

Official title: Linhas de orientacao para os contactos com a delegacao da ONU
Contents: Guidelines for Dili’s provisory administrators regarding the United Nations' visit to the capital. The document contains explicit restrictions on certain behaviors and symbols, and also certain places (those that were still under military activities) where they could not take the UN to visit. It also established a pattern of conversation that party leaders (APODETI, UDT, KOTA and LABOR) should follow with the UN delegation, mostly incriminating FRETILIN as communists. Provides answers to the possible questions the UN may have asked about the provisory administration in general.

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