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Documents on East Timor from PeaceNet and connected computer networks 1, November 9-16, 1991

CNRM EXTERNAL SPOKESPERSON VISITS LONDON (TAPOL, 11/9)............................................................................................ 3
MILITARY ‘ORDERED PURGE OF FRETILIN’ (AUSTRALIAN 10/31)................................................................................................... 3
INDONESIAN CRACKDOWN .................................................................................................................................................................. 3
BISHOP BELO’S ACCOUNT OF 28 OCTOBER INCIDENT (NOV. 13)................................................................................................... 3
BISHOP OF EAST TIMOR: CAMPAIGN OF TERROR HAS BEGUN (NEW TIMES) ............................................................................ 4
PORTUGUESE MISSION........................................................................................................................................................................... 4
MILITARY CRACKDOWN ....................................................................................................................................................................... 4
ROLE FOR THE UN ................................................................................................................................................................................... 4
DILI MASSACRE UPDATE (TAPOL 11/12).................................................................................................................................................. 5
UP TO 20 REPORTED KILLED AS ARMY OPENS FIRE IN EAST TIMOR (REUTER).......................................................................... 5
THOUSANDS PROTEST IN EAST TIMOR, MANY KILLED (AP)............................................................................................................ 5
INDONESIAN TROOPS FIRE ON DEMONSTATORS IN EAST TIMOR (DPA) ................................................................................... 6
FRETILIN ASKS FOR U.N. SECURITY COUNCIL MEETING (AFP)....................................................................................................... 6
TROOPS FIRE ON DEMONSTATORS IN EAST TIMOR (UPI)................................................................................................................. 6
EAST TIMOR: INDONESIAN ARMY OPENS FIRE ON FUNERAL PROCESSION (IPS) ....................................................................... 7
ASIA WATCH CALLS FOR INVESTIGATION INTO EAST TIMOR DEATHS....................................................................................... 7
INDONESIA: EAST TIMOR MASSACRE HIGHLIGHTS RIGHTS ABUSES (IPS)................................................................................... 8
MASSACRE SEEN CAREFULLY PLANNED BY INDONESIAN GENERALS (IPS)................................................................................. 8
E.C. CONDEMNS INDONESIAN ARMY MASSACRE OF CIVILIANS (IPS)............................................................................................ 9
E.C. DENOUNCES ARMY MASSACRE IN EAST TIMOR (AFP) .............................................................................................................. 9
E.C. DECLARATION ON EAST TIMOR ....................................................................................................................................................... 9
INDONS ACCUSED OF DILI KILLINGS (AGE).......................................................................................................................................... 9
JILL JOLLIFFE REPORTS FROM LISBON:............................................................................................................................................ 9
PORTUGUESE PRESIDENT SOARES CONDEMNS TIMOR VIOLENCE (REUTER)........................................................................... 10
U.S. REPORTER, BADLY BEATEN IN TIMOR, SAYS SAW DOZENS KILLED (REUTER)................................................................. 10
U.S. REGRETS EAST TIMOR VIOLENCE (REUTER)................................................................................................................................ 10
PEREZ DE CUELLAR DEPLORES LOSS OF LIFE REPORTED IN EAST TIMOR................................................................................. 10
INDONESIA CONFIRMS DEATHS IN TIMOR UNREST (AFP).............................................................................................................. 11
BRITAIN CONSIDERS HUMANITARIAN AID FOR EAST TIMOR (REUTER)................................................................................... 11
FORGOTTEN CASE OF ANNEXED ISLE RESURFACES (AFP).............................................................................................................. 11
TRANSCRIPT OF INTERVIEW WITH AMY GOODMAN ....................................................................................................................... 11
FROM JOHN MACDOUGALL WED NOV 13 ............................................................................................................................................ 12
FROM CHARLIE SCHEINER TO: APAKABAR (JOHN M.) .............................................................................................................. 12
URGENT MISSING PERSON ENQUIRY REGARDING EAST TIMOR MASSACRE............................................................................ 13
KAMAL BAMADHAJ, TIMORESE MASSACRE VICTIM. ............................................................................................................... 13
FILM CREW REJECTS OFFICIAL RIOT STORY (TERRITORIAN) ........................................................................................................ 13
INDONESIAN ARMY KILLS AT LEAST 20 TIMORESE LBH TELLS ARMY TO INVESTIGATE (KYODO)................................... 13
BELO REFUSES TO ATTEND KWI ANNUAL MEE
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ARMY CRACKDOWN SPREADS IN EAST TIMOR (REUTER) .............................................................................................................. 15
UP TO 60 KILLED IN EAST TIMOR; INDONESIA'S FORCES GUN DOWN MARCHERS (WP) ....................................................... 16
AUSTRALIA SAYS IT DEPLORES REPORTED KILLINGS IN EAST TIMOR (REUTER).................................................................... 16
COMMUNIQUE OF THE PORTUGUESE GOVERNMENT ON THE HUMAN RIGHTS SITUATION IN EAST TIMOR............... 17
EXTRAJUDICIAL EXECUTIONS / FEAR OF TORTURE (A.I.)............................................................................................................. 18
INDONESIAN ARMY CLAIMS ABOUT 50 KILLED IN DILI SHOOTING (KYODO)....................................................................... 18
MORE MASSACRE VICTIMS DIE IN DILI (TAPOL)............................................................................................................................... 18
WORLDWIDE CALLS FOR AN INDEPENDENT INQUIRY............................................................................................................. 18
INDONESIAN LEADERS "WILL PAY FOR THEIR CRIMES," SEPARATISTS SAY (AFP) .................................................................. 19
FRETILIN MAN SAYS NEW GUERRILLA OFFENSIVE COMING (AFP).............................................................................................. 19
INDONESIA BLAMES SEPARATISTS FOR TIMOR BLOODBATH (AFP) ........................................................................................... 19
HAWKE VISIT MAY BE CANCELLED (RADIO AUSTRALIA)............................................................................................................... 20
BLOODSTAINS ON CHAPEL WALLS AND CLOTHING ARE SILENT WITNESS TO SHOOTINGS (AFP) ..................................... 20
CHILDREN'S SCHOOLBOOKS AND DRIED BLOOD MARK TIMOR SHOOTING (REUTER) ......................................................... 20
CASUALTY FIGURES VAGUE A DAY AFTER EAST TIMOR SHOOTINGS (AFP) ............................................................................ 21
NZ ENVOY SENT TO TIMOR TO INVESTIGATE SHOOTING OF NEW ZEALANDER (REUTER) ................................................. 21
EAST TIMOR GOVERNOR BREAKS WITH ARMY LINE (REUTER).................................................................................................... 21
U.N. DAILY HIGHLIGHTS -- 13 NOVEMBER 1991................................................................................................................................... 22
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CALL TO BOYCOTT INDONESIA (D. GEOFFREY) ................................................................................................................................. 22
HOOKA HAY............................................................................................................................................................................................ 22
IT'S A GOOD DAY TO DIE..................................................................................................................................................................... 22
PERSONAL FEELINGS ON THE EAST TIMOR MASSACRE............................................................................................................ 22
AUSTRALIAN PM URGES INDONESIA TO TALK (AGE)...................................................................................................................... 22
AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT CO-RESPONSIBLE FOR DILI MASSACRE (C.I.E.T)......................................................................... 23
A DISMAL DAY FOR INDONESIA (S.M.HERALD).................................................................................................................................. 23
CURFEW IN DILI: RELATIVES OF WOUNDED REFUSED ACCESS TO HOSPITAL (TAPOL 11/14)................................................ 24
HUMAN RIGHTS NGOS MEET DPR MEMBERS (TAPOL).................................................................................................................... 24
U.S. CALLS IN INDONESIAN ENVOY OVER EAST TIMOR MASSACRE (REUTER 11/14) ............................................................... 24
WASHINGTON DEFENDS MILITARY AID TO JAKARTA (AFP)......................................................................................................... 25
ALATAS: PEOPLE BEHIND EAST TIMOR SHOOTING WILL BE PUNISHED (AFP) ......................................................................... 25
ROMAN CATHOLIC BISHOP SHELTERS 257 EAST TIMORESE AFTER DILI SHOOTING (AFP) .................................................. 25
PEACE HOPES DOGGED BY MILITARY SHOOTINGS (AGE)............................................................................................................... 26
DILI MASSACRE - AUSTRALIAN PRESS (CIET)...................................................................................................................................... 26
NEW ZEALANDER CONFIRMED KILLED IN EAST TIMOR SHOOTINGS (REUTER)...................................................................... 27
INDONESIAN FLAG BURNED DURING PROTEST AT CANBERRA EMBASSY (REUTER) ............................................................ 27
JAKARTA WILL NOT GIVE UP EAST TIMOR, INDONESIA'S BALTIC STATE (REUTER).............................................................. 27
INDONESIAN ARMED FORCES CHIEF WARNS OTHER COUNTRIES AGAINST "MEDDLING" (AP) ......................................... 27
INDONESIA ADMITS IT ERRED IN TIMOR, SAYS NEW ZEALANDER DEAD (REUTER) .............................................................. 28
SOLDIERS MISHEARS "DON'T FIRE" ORDER - JAKARTA. (SMH)...................................................................................................... 28
AMNESTY INT'L APPALLED AT MASSACRE CALLS FOR IMPARTIAL INQUIRY (A.I.)............................................................. 29
BOB MUNTZ PRESS CONFERENCE........................................................................................................................................................... 29
ANOTHER EYEWITNESS OF DILI MASSACRE SPEAKS.................................................................................................................. 29
TIMOR MORTIS (ECONOMIST)................................................................................................................................................................ 31
TENSION THROUGHOUT EAST TIMOR (TAPOL 15 NOV). ................................................................................................................. 31
257 TAKING REFUGE WITH BISHOP BELO (LBH) ................................................................................................................................. 31
RUNNING FROM THE BULLETS (AGE / MUNTZ)................................................................................................................................. 31
MALAYSIA SEEKS REMAINS OF STUDENT (NEW STRAITS TIMES) ................................................................................................ 32
EAST TIMOR AND THE INDONESIAN REFORMISTS: OUT OF THE TOO HARD BASKET? (AGE / FEITH).............................. 32
CENSORSHIP AND THE SCARCITY OF INFORMATION................................................................................................................ 32
NON-GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS AND THEIR LEADERS............................................................................................ 32

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Documents on East Timor from PeaceNet and connected computer networks 2, Nov. 16-19, 1991

HORRORS CONTINUE IN EAST TIMOR (MONTREAL GAZETTE) ...................................................................................................... 2
U.S. SAYS MASSACRE VIEWED "VERY SERIOUSLY" (IPS) ............................................................................................. 2
PORTUGAL DISAPPOINTED AT EC RESPONSE TO MASSACRE (IPS)........................................................................ 3
IFJ SAFENET--MONITORING JOURNALISTS HUMAN RIGHTS................................................................................. 3
ARMED FORCES COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF: THEY MUST BE EXTERMINATED .................................................... 4
AFTER THE MASSACRE: WHAT INDONESIA MUST DO.............................................................................................. 4
ABC INTERVIEW WITH AUSTRALIAN P.M. BOB HAWKE ............................................................................................................ 5
INDONESIA SOLIDARITY ACTION STATEMENT.......................................................................................................... 5
INDONESIAN PRESS CALLS FOR IMPARTIAL PROBE INTO DILI INCIDENT.......................................................... 6
INDEPENDENCE BID DRENCHED IN BLOOD (GLOBE AND MAIL) .................................................................................................. 6
MCDOUGALL DENOUNCES VIOLENCE IN EAST TIMOR............................................................................................. 6
AUSTRALIAN AID WORKER SAYS KILLINGS IN TIMOR UNPROVOKED (REUTER) ............................................... 7
U.S. JOURNALISTS SAY EAST TIMOR SHOOTING APPEARED PLANNED (REUTER).............................................. 7
SENATOR CLAIRBORNE PELL CALLS FOR CUTOFF OF U.S. MILITARY AID (DPA)............................................. 7
JAPAN SENDS DIPLOMATS TO EAST TIMOR TO PROBE KILLINGS (KYODO)........................................................ 7
STATE DEPT BRIEFING TRANSCRIPT, NOV.15. (EXCERPT)............................................................................................. 8
INDONESIAN BISHOPS STATEMENT.............................................................................................................................................. 8
EAST TIMOR GOVERNOR LASHES OUT AT ARMY OVER KILLINGS (REUTER)....................................................... 8
EAST TIMORESE MOURN THEIR DEAD, FEAR FOR OWN SAFETY (REUTER).......................................................... 9
NAMES OF 17 DEAD ANNOUNCED (TAPOL).............................................................................................................................. 9
SANTA CRUZ MASSACRE SEEN ON TV IN NETHERLANDS ............................................................................................................. 9
HAWKE FIRING OFF AN EMPTY CANNON AT INDONESIA (SMH).......................................................................... 9
CONDEMN INDONESIAN MASSACRE, CANADA URGED (GLOBE AND MAIL) .............................................................................. 10
HUNDREDS IN AUSTRALIA MOURN DEAD OF DILI (AFP) ...................................................................................... 11
PRESS IGNORES EAST TIMOR MASSACRE (RYTER)..................................................................................................................... 11
LEADING INDONESIAN MP TELLS JAKARTA TO REVIEW RULE IN TIMOR (REUTER)....................................... 11
ALATAS BLASTS FOREIGN MEDIA, BUT PARLIAMENT HEAD WANTS TRUE STORY (UPI)........................... 12
INDONESIA SETS UP COMISSION TO INVESTIGATE TIMOR KILLINGS (REUTER) ............................................... 12
INDONESIAN ARMY STRUGGLES TO WIN HEARTS OF TIMORESE (REUTER)....................................................... 12
TWO MORE MASSACRE EYEWITNESSES SPEAK (OBSERVER) ....................................................................................................... 13
SANTA CRUZ MASSACRE: JAKARTA PREPARING FOR A COVER-UP (TAPOL) ................................................. 13
80 PRISONERS SHOT DEAD ON 15 NOVEMBER (TAPOL) .......................................................................................... 14
IN THE WRONG COUNTRY (Independent on Sunday Editorial)................................................................................. 14
MILITARY MAINTAIN SECURITY CORDON AROUND DILI (AFP) ......................................................................... 14
DARWIN WITNESSES SPEAK! (AGE).......................................................................................................................................... 14
INDONESIAN FORCES ALLEGEDLY EXECUTE TIMOR MASSACRE WITNESSES (REUTER)................................. 15
AUSTRALIAN DIPLOMAT SENT TO EAST TIMOR (AP) ............................................................................................ 15
FORMER AMBASSADOR URGES HAWKE TO VISIT INDONESIA (AUSTRALIAN).................................................... 16
INDON EMBASSY IN CANBERRA PICKETED (CIET)................................................................................................... 16
MALAYSIANS PROTEST AGAINST INDONESIAN ACTION IN EAST TIMOR (REUTER) ....................................... 16
PRIEST SAYS HE HAS VIDEO TAKEN AFTER EAST TIMOR KILLINGS (REUTER) .................................................. 16
SHORT WAVE RADIO BROADCAST MONITORING .......................................................................................................................... 16
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INDONESIA ENVOY PROMISES BONN INQUIRY INTO EAST TIMOR DEATHS (REUTER) ................................... 17
FURTHER AUSSIE EMBASSY EAST TIMOR INVESTIGATIONS (AFP)..................................................................... 17
MILITARY ARRESTS FOUR SUSPECTED ACEH REBELS IN NEIGHBOURING PROVINCE (AFP) ...................... 17
NEW ZEALAND PM WANTS CAREFUL REACTION TO TIMOR KILLINGS (AFP) ................................................ 17
WITNESS CLAIMS INDONESIAN POLICE DETAINING TWO PEOPLE (KYODO) ..................................................... 17
STATE DEPARTMENT BRIEFING (NOV. 18)................................................................................................................... 17
SUHARTO TO START OFFICIAL SWING TO SOUTH AMERICAN, AFRICAN COUNTRIES (AFP)..................... 17
LBH: "INQUIRY COMMISSION SHOULD BE BROADENED"........................................................................................................... 18
ABC NIGHTLINE COMMENT..................................................................................................................................................... 18
HARROWING REPORTS FLOOD IN TO THE DEATHLINE (AUSTRALIAN) ................................................................. 18
PORTUGAL DECLARES DAY OF MOURNING FOR VICTIMS OF TIMOR MASSACRE (REUTER) ....................... 18
WHO IS M. DJAELANI? (D. BOURCHIER)........................................................................................................................... 18
HORRID SILENCE OVER EAST TIMOR (MCGRORY)...................................................................................................... 19
EAST TIMOR PROTESTERS DETAINED IN INDONESIAN CAPITAL (REUTER)........................................................ 19
80 EAST TIMORESE ARRESTED IN JAKARTA (TAPOL)............................................................................................. 19
CANADA TO "REVIEW" AID TO INDONESIA (GLOBE AND MAIL) ................................................................................................ 20
ANGRY PROTESTS IN AUSTRALIA OVER TIMOR MASSACRE (GREEN LEFT).................................................................................. 20
KAMAL BAMADHAJ (OBITUARY, GREEN LEFT)........................................................................................................................ 20
KOOIJMANS REFUSED PERMIT TO VISIT ACEH ............................................................................................................................. 21
INDONESIAN HUMAN RIGHTS TEAM TO VISIT DILI (TAPOL)...................................................................................................... 21
EAST TIMOR - AUSTRALIA'S SHAME (SEN. BOURNE)................................................................................................... 21
EAST TIMOR'S INDIGENOUS NATIONALISM AND RESISTANCE TO CULTURAL INTEGRATION........................................................ 21
MUFFLED CRIES FROM EAST TIMOR (RYTER) ........................................................................................................................... 24

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EXTRACTS FROM THE DIARY OF KAMAL BAMADHAJ..................................................................................................................... 3
Dili, East Timor, 29 October 1991................................................................................................................................................................ 3
Maubisse, 2 November 1991 ........................................................................................................................................................................ 3
Dili, 3 November 1991.................................................................................................................................................................................. 4
AUSTRALIAN RELIGIOUS LEADERS SPEAK OUT FOR EAST TIMOR ................................................................................................ 5
SENATOR PELL CONDEMNS MASSACRE.................................................................................................................................................................. 5
"WE CAN'T DENY THE FOREIGN PRESS REPORTS," SAYS GOV. CARRASCALAO (SURYA)......................................................................................... 5
SUHARTO SETS UP INVESTIGATION TEAM (JAWA POS)........................................................................................................................................... 5
NEW MASSACRE BY INDONESIAN TROOPS(IPS) ................................................................................................................................... 6
BRITISH MPS CALL FOR ARMS EMBARGO .............................................................................................................................................................. 6
MOTION 187: ARMS EMBARGO TO INDONESIA............................................................................................................................. 6
JOINT EC STATEMENT AT UN GENERAL ASSEMBLY............................................................................................................................................. 7
EAST TIMOR STUDENTS' PLEA TO UN IN JAKARTA ............................................................................................................................................... 7
DECLARATION OF THE NATIONAL MOVEMENT OF THE EAST TIMORESE STUDENTS IN INDONESIA ......................... 7
BRITISH WITNESS, COX, DESCRIBES MASSACRE..................................................................................................................................................... 7
DEAD IN EAST TIMOR (WASH. POST EDITORIAL) ........................................................................................................................................ 8
PORTUGAL'S DAY OF MOURNING MARKS KILLINGS IN EAST TIMOR (WP)................................................................................. 9
ASIA WATCH LETTER TO ALATAS.......................................................................................................................................................................... 9
PORTUGUESE GOVERNMENT: JAKARTA'S INQUIRY COMMISSION 'A SAD FARCE' ..................................................................................................... 9
JAPANESE DIET MEMBERS STATEMENT................................................................................................................................................................ 9
STATEMENT ON MASSACRE IN EAST TIMOR ................................................................................................................................. 9
WIRE SERVICE DIGEST, NOV. 20........................................................................................................................................................................... 9
JAPAN (Call for government action)............................................................................................................................................................ 9
NETHERLANDS (Kooijmans mission)..................................................................................................................................................... 10
NETHERLANDS (Stop aid to Indon?)...................................................................................................................................................... 10
PORTUGAL (PM urges action)................................................................................................................................................................. 10
PORTUGAL (Publico criticizes Vatican)................................................................................................................................................... 10
PORTUGAL (UDT lists victims).............................................................................................................................................................. 10
PORTUGAL (Fretilin gains) ...................................................................................................................................................................... 10
PORTUGAL, SWEDEN (Gov'ts criticize Indonesia)................................................................................................................................ 10
NEW ZEALAND (Govt waffles)............................................................................................................................................................... 10
AUSTRALIA (Hawke visit off?) ............................................................................................................................................................... 10
AUSTRALIA (review ties with Indon.)..................................................................................................................................................... 11
AUSTRALIA (Jakarta diplomat comments)............................................................................................................................................. 11
UN (Fretilin urges action)........................................................................................................................................................................... 11
U.S. (Senate Committee wants investigation)............................................................................................................................................. 11
U.S. (State Department briefing excerpt).................................................................................................................................................... 11
EAST TIMOR (Belo body count).............................................................................................................................................................. 11
EAST TIMOR (Warouw, Red Cross)........................................................................................................................................................ 11
TIMORESE ARRESTED IN JAKARTA (TAPOL)...................................................................................................................................................... 12
HUMAN RIGHTS GROUP STOPPED FROM GOING TO DILI (TAPOL)....................................................................................................................... 12
U.S. SENATE DRAFT TIMOR RESOLUTION............................................................................................................................................................ 12
H.Con.Res.340............................................................................................................................................................................................ 12
THE BLOOD OF EAST TIMOR CAN'T DRAW MUCH U.S. INK (NY DAILY NEWS) ............................................................................ 13
EAST TIMOR RAISED IN U.K. HOUSE OF COMMONS......................................................................................................................... 13

  1. EAST TIMOR...................................................................................................................................................................................... 13
  2. INDONESIA......................................................................................................................................................................................... 14
    LETTER: INDONESIAN LEGAL AID TO ABRI COMMANDER................................................................................................................................. 14
    ORIGINAL (in Indonesian)........................................................................................................................................................................ 14
    2
    CONCERN IS NOT ENOUGH (GUARDIAN).................................................................................................................................................. 15
    TIMOR NEWS AVAILABLE ON DISKETTE............................................................................................................................................................. 15
    TEARS FOR EAST TIMOR (NY TIMES EDITORIAL) ............................................................................................................................................... 15
    A NARROW ESCAPE FROM EAST TIMOR (ALLAN NAIRN)..................................................................................................................................... 15
    Two U.S. journalists survive massacre by Indonesian soldiers. ................................................................................................................. 15
    U.S.-BASED SOLIDARITY FOREAST TIMOR.......................................................................................................................................................... 16
    RRK@HOQAA.ATT.COM ................................................................................................................................................................................ 16
    From Charlie Scheiner................................................................................................................................................................................. 16
    WIRE SERVICE DIGEST, NOV. 21......................................................................................................................................................................... 16
    JAPAN (Embassy report inconclusive)...................................................................................................................................................... 16
    JAPAN (Embassy mission duped?) ........................................................................................................................................................... 16
    AUSTRALIA (Hawke criticizes Sutrisno)................................................................................................................................................. 16
    NETHERLANDS (Aid postponed) ........................................................................................................................................................... 17
    FRANCE (Euro. Parliament reolution)....................................................................................................................................................... 17
    PORTUGAL (New Indon. offensive in Dili) ............................................................................................................................................. 17
    U.S. (Congressional meeting planned)......................................................................................................................................................... 17
    INDONESIA (Foreign press criticized)...................................................................................................................................................... 17
    INDONESIA (Pro-govt, anti-Australia demo)........................................................................................................................................... 17
    INDONESIA (Anti-Australia Demo)......................................................................................................................................................... 17
    INDONESIA (Human Rights leader questioned)....................................................................................................................................... 17
    INDONESIA (Diplomats question military).............................................................................................................................................. 17
    INDONESIA (LRD wants inquests).......................................................................................................................................................... 17
    EAST TIMOR (Red Cross restricted)........................................................................................................................................................ 18
    EAST TIMOR (Warounw: back to normal)............................................................................................................................................... 18
    EAST TIMOR (Army to interrogate wounded)......................................................................................................................................... 18
    EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT ADOPTS RESOLUTION WITH HUGE MAJORITY ............................................................................................................... 18
    JOINT MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION ON THE MASSACRE IN EAST TIMOR.......................................................................... 18
    The European Parliament:........................................................................................................................................................................... 18
    JAKARTA SHOULD COME CLEAN (BANGKOK POST EDITORIAL)............................................................................................................. 18
    INDONESIAN HUMAN RIGHTS NGOS THREATENED (TAPOL) ............................................................................................................................. 19
    HUMAN RIGHTS ACTIVISTS UNDER DAILY INTERROGATION LEADING HUMAN RIGHTS NGOs UNDER THREAT. 19
    BANDUNG UNIVERSITY STUDENTS PROTEST (TAPOL)........................................................................................................................................ 19
    XANANA FAMILY HOME RAIDED IN DILI (TAPOL)............................................................................................................................................. 19
    HOME OF XANANA GUSMAO'S FAMILY IN DILI RAIDED .......................................................................................................... 19
    NDP DEMANDS ACTION FROM OTTAWA ON RIGHTS (TORONTO STAR)......................................................................................... 19
    CABINET DISCUSSES STRONGER STANCE ON TIMOR (CANBERRA TIMES) ............................................................................................................. 19
    CBS TV NEWS IN U.S. BROADCASTS VIDEO OF MASSACRE............................................................................................................................... 20
    Comment from Charles Scheiner................................................................................................................................................................. 20
    VOLKSKRANT EDITORIAL ON EAST TIMOR.......................................................................................................................................................... 20
    HAWKE BLASTS JAKARTA OVER SICK REMARKS (AUSTRALIAN)...................................................................................................... 21
    AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL URGENT ACTION...................................................................................................................................................... 21
    ISLAND OF OPPRESSION (LONDON TIMES EDITORIAL)............................................................................................................................... 22
    LETTER TO THE GUARDIAN (C. BUDIARDJO) ....................................................................................................................................................... 22
    INDONESIA SCORING BIG WITH U.S. $$$ (NEWSDAY) ........................................................................................................................................ 22
    THE ARMY'S ONLY CASUALTY: WHO IS HE? (TAPOL)........................................................................................................................................ 23
    A hardened Timor veteran........................................................................................................................................................................... 23
    A special mission ........................................................................................................................................................................................ 23
    AUSTRALIAN WORKERS, CARTOONISTS, CHALLENGE INDONESIA........................................................................................................................ 23
    TIMOR: HARDLY A MISTAKE (PEACE NEWS) ....................................................................................................................................................... 24
    PETER JONES adds from Canberra:.......................................................................................................................................................... 24
    UNION BANS INDONESIAN SHIPS (A.W.U.)............................................................................................................................................ 24
    LEGAL AID FOUNDATION EXPOSES INDONESIAN GOV'T LIE ............................................................................................................................... 25
    INDONESIAN LEGAL AID FOUNDATION Visit to the Metropolitan Jakarta Police Station in Conjunction with the Detention of East
    Timorese Students............................................................................................................................................................................. 25
    AUSTRALIAN BISHOPS ASK U.N. ACTION.......................................................................................................................................................... 25
    BISHOPS CALL FOR URGENT U.N. ACTION ON HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES IN EAST TIMOR.............................................. 25
    OUR BRUTAL FRIENDS (OTTAWA CITIZEN)................................................................................................................................................ 25
    Canada lavishes aid on the government that's killed one-third of East Timor............................................................................................. 25
    INTERVIEW WITH JOHN MACDOUGALL .............................................................................................................................................................. 26
    WIRE SERVICE DIGEST, NOV. 22......................................................................................................................................................................... 27
    AUSTRALIA (Intelligence should have known)........................................................................................................................................ 27
    AUSTRALIA (A.W.U. strikes Indon. ships)............................................................................................................................................. 27
    AUSTRALIA (ACFOA reports) ............................................................................................................................................................... 27
    3
    UNITED KINGDOM (Press Inst. protests)............................................................................................................................................. 27
    PORTUGAL (Bishop urges Vatican)........................................................................................................................................................ 28
    U.S. (State Department briefing excerpt).................................................................................................................................................... 28
    INDONESIA (Legal Aid refused access).................................................................................................................................................... 28
    INDONESIA (Sutrisno & Red Cross)........................................................................................................................................................ 28
    INDONESIA (Investigation promised) ...................................................................................................................................................... 28
    INDONESIA (Press access) ....................................................................................................................................................................... 28
    INDONESIA (No injured journalists) ........................................................................................................................................................ 28
    INDONESIA (Dissidents criticize massacre)............................................................................................................................................. 28
    INDONESIA (Govt commission meets) .................................................................................................................................................... 28
    INDONESIA (Portugal blamed)................................................................................................................................................................. 29
    EAST TIMOR (Belo cancels mass)............................................................................................................................................................ 29
    KOOIJMANS INTERVIEW (TEMPO) ....................................................................................................................................................................... 29
    IT WASN'T TO TAUNT AND CURSE................................................................................................................................................... 29
    INDONESIAN COMMISSION BLAMES PORTUGAL FOR MASSACRE ......................................................................................................................... 30
    UNYOKING THE TIMORESE (BOSTON GLOBE EDITORIAL)......................................................................................................................... 30
    WIRE SERVICE DIGEST NOV. 23-24..................................................................................................................................................................... 31
    PORTUGAL (Timor repression continues).............................................................................................................................................. 31
    PORTUGAL (Denies Indon. accusations) ................................................................................................................................................. 31
    PORTUGAL (Demonstration in Lisbon)................................................................................................................................................... 31
    PORTUGAL (Carrascalao on massacre).................................................................................................................................................... 31
    PORTUGAL (Pope criticized)................................................................................................................................................................... 31
    VATICAN (asks Indonesia for truth)......................................................................................................................................................... 31
    VENEZUELA (Question Suharto during visit).......................................................................................................................................... 31
    INDONESIA (blaming Portugal)................................................................................................................................................................ 31
    INDONESIA (Government investigation).................................................................................................................................................. 32
    INDONESIA (not afraid of int'l pressure).................................................................................................................................................. 32
    EAST TIMOR (Church service in Dili)...................................................................................................................................................... 32
    EAST TIMOR (Belo avoids politics)......................................................................................................................................................... 32
    EASTERN ATROCITIES (LONDON OBSERVER EDITORIAL)........................................................................................................................... 32
    MORE KILLINGS (TAPOL)................................................................................................................................................................................. 32
    TIMORESE STUDENTS ARRESTED IN BALI AND JAVA (TAPOL)............................................................................................................................ 32
    NEWS FROM NOWHERE: THE UNHEARD OF MASSACRE IN EAST TIMOR (RYTER) ............................................................................................... 33
    MORE MASSACRES CONFIRMED......................................................................................................................................................................... 36
    AUSTRALIA (A.I. releases names, further killings).................................................................................................................................. 36
    AUSTRALIA (Reports of mass graves, more killings).............................................................................................................................. 36
    INDONESIA (denies massacre reports)..................................................................................................................................................... 36
    BISHOP BELO ON THE MASSACRE (TEMPO)......................................................................................................................................................... 36

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JAKARTA TAINTED BY EAST TIMOR KILLINGS (AWSJ)...................................................................................................................... 3
GROWING TENSIONS..................................................................................................................................................................................... 3
"CAN'T BE A WHITEWASH".......................................................................................................................................................................... 3
NEGATIVE REPORT ........................................................................................................................................................................................ 3
'PERSUASIVE ATTITUDE' .............................................................................................................................................................................. 3
COMORO RIVER KILLING GROUND (GOMULARZ)............................................................................................................................... 4
PARC RESOLUTION ON EAST TIMOR ...................................................................................................................................................... 4
PRESS STATEMENT BY THE YOGYAKARTA STUDENTS ASSOCIATION (IKATAN MAHASISWA YOGYAKARTA).............. 4
MASSACRE TESTS AUSTRALIA'S RELATIONS WITH JAKARTA (IPS)................................................................................................ 5
COLONIZATION, DECOLONIZATION, AND 'INTEGRATION': LANGUAGE POLICY IN EAST TIMOR (N. LUTZ)................... 6
REFERENCES .................................................................................................................................................................................................... 8
PORTUGUESE BISHOPS LAMENT POPE'S SILENCE ON MASSACRE (IPS) ......................................................................................... 8
DUTCH FREEZE AID TO INDONESIA OVER MASSACRE (IPS) ............................................................................................................. 8
CALL FOR DELEGATION TO DILI FROM ALICE SPRINGS.................................................................................................................... 8
OCCUPATION AND MASSACRE IN EAST TIMOR (PORTUGUESE SCIENTISTS APPEAL) ............................................................. 9
OCCUPATION AND MASSACRE IN EAST TIMOR................................................................................................................................... 9
TO SECRETARY BAKER FROM THE LAWYERS COMMITTEE FOR HUMAN RIGHTS.................................................. 9
DEATH IN PARADISE (EDITORIAL, VANCOUVER SUN)...................................................................................................................... 10
BRITISH BISHOPS: GIVE THE TIMORESE FREE CHOICE! .................................................................................................................... 10
EAST TIMOR AND SELECTIVE MORALITY ON A WORLD STAGE (UK CATHOLIC HERALD)................................................... 10
HARD TO BE A CHRISTIAN IN EAST TIMOR (CATHOLIC HERALD) ............................................................................................... 10
BETWEEN MOTAEL AND SANTA CRUZ (TEMPO)............................................................................................................................... 11
STATEMENT OF ATTITUDE BY UNIVERSITY STUDENT SENATES THROUGHOUT JAVA ........................................................ 11
STUDENTS CALL FOR INDONESIA'S COMMISSION OF INQUIRY TO BE DISSOLVED AND FOR AN ACT OF SELFDETERMINATION IN EAST TIMOR................................................................................................................................................ 11
GOVERNOR PUTS THE BLAME ON MILITARY (STRAITS TIMES) .................................................................................................... 12
THE CLOUDS DARKEN OVER EAST TIMOR (AGE EDITORIAL)........................................................................................................ 13
UNITED STAND NEEDED ON TIMOR HORROR (AUSTRALIAN EDITORIAL)............................................................................... 13
INQUIRY SET TO ANGER INDONS............................................................................................................................................................ 13
THE EXECUTIONERS' CHARTER (GUARDIAN) ..................................................................................................................................... 14
WIRE SERVICE DIGEST NOV. 25................................................................................................................................................................. 14
PORTUGAL (SWEDEN CRITICIZES JAKARTA) ...................................................................................................................................... 14
PORTUGAL (DOCKERS BOYCOTT INDONESIAN CARGO)................................................................................................................. 14
VENEZUELA (SUHARTO-PEREZ MEETING)........................................................................................................................................... 15
AUSTRALIA (A.I. URGES INVESTIGATION)............................................................................................................................................ 15
AUSTRALIA (UNIONS BOYCOTT INDONESIA)...................................................................................................................................... 15
U.S. (CONGRESSIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS CAUCUS HEARING).......................................................................................................... 15
INDONESIA (WILL CHECK A.I. VICTIM LIST)......................................................................................................................................... 15
INDONESIA (BALI ARREST VIOLATES ASSURANCES)......................................................................................................................... 15
EAST TIMOR (WAROUW ORDERS KILLINGS)........................................................................................................................................ 15
EAST TIMOR (BELO WILL TESTIFY)......................................................................................................................................................... 15
DEATH IN EAST TIMOR (HELEN TODD)................................................................................................................................................ 15
KILLING RAGES ON IN EAST TIMOR, WITNESSES SAY (MONTREAL GAZETTE) ........................................................................ 17
VIGIL FORCES INDONESIANS TO SHUT DOWN DARWIN CONSULATE (AGE).............................................................................. 18
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A.I. SAYS MASSACRES CONTINUE (RADIO AUSTRALIA)................................................................................................................... 18
FRETILIN ALLEGES SEVEN MORE KILLINGS IN DILI (AGE)............................................................................................................... 18
NYC DEMO RE EAST TIMOR?.................................................................................................................................................................... 19
QUESTIONS FROM A TIMOR ACTIVIST RELATING TO THE PROPOSED DEM ONSTRATION:................................................. 19
CHARLIE SCHEINER RESPONDS TO THE QUESTIONS......................................................................................................................... 19
HAWKE TO BE TOUGHER ON INDONESIA (AUSTRALIAN)............................................................................................................... 20
EVANS MAY MAKE A PROTEST TRIP TO JAKARTA (AGE)............................................................................................................... 20
GARETH EVANS: 75 DEAD (ABC RADIO)................................................................................................................................................ 20
49 TIMORESE RELEASED IN JAKARTA (TAPOL) .................................................................................................................................. 21
LEGAL AID FOUNDATION JAIL VISIT (LBH) ........................................................................................................................................ 21
WIRE SERVICE DIGEST NOV. 26................................................................................................................................................................. 21
USSR (GOV'T STATEMENT)....................................................................................................................................................................... 21
VENEZUELA (ALATAS DENIES MASSACRE).......................................................................................................................................... 21
AUSTRALIA (INDON. THREATENS TO WITHDRAW AMBASSADOR) ............................................................................................. 21
AUSTRALIA (EVANS BODY COUNTS)...................................................................................................................................................... 21
AUSTRALIA (TIMOR GAP TREATY) ........................................................................................................................................................ 21
AUSTRALIA (LABOUR MP'S WANT ACTION)........................................................................................................................................ 22
U.S. (STATE DEPARTMENT BRIEFING EXCERPT:)............................................................................................................................... 22
INDONESIA (REGRETS AID CUTS)............................................................................................................................................................ 22
INDONESIA (MURDANI WILL BROADCAST MASSACRE VIDEOS)................................................................................................... 22
U.N. ECOSOC DISCUSSION.......................................................................................................................................................................... 22
STEP UP PRESSURE ON INDONESIA (MONTREAL GAZETTE EDITORIAL).................................................................................... 23
AUSTRALIAN LABOUR MP LOBBYING .................................................................................................................................................. 23
AUSTRALIAN LABOUR PARTY CAUCUS POLICY STATEMENT....................................................................................................... 23
SOCIALIST INTERNATIONAL RESOLUTION.......................................................................................................................................... 23
INTERVIEW WITH JOSE RAMOS HORTA (PORTUGUESE RADIO).................................................................................................... 24
PORTUGUESE PREMIER WANTS E.C. ACTION AGAINST INDONESIA (IPS)................................................................................... 24
INFILTRATORS PROVOKED TIMOR MASSACRE, SAYS ALATAS (IPS)............................................................................................ 24
THE MASSACRE INQUIRY COMMITTEE (DAVID BOURC)................................................................................................................. 25
HARISOEGIMAN ........................................................................................................................................................................................... 25
ANTON SUYATA........................................................................................................................................................................................... 25
CLEMENTINO DOS REIS AMARAL........................................................................................................................................................... 25
HADIA WAYARABI ALHADAR.................................................................................................................................................................. 25
BEN MANG RENG SAY................................................................................................................................................................................ 25
SUMITRO ........................................................................................................................................................................................................ 25
ASIA WATCH DEMANDS RELEASE OF TIMORESE PROTESTORS.................................................................................................... 25
JAKARTA-CANBERRA LINKS STRAINED (AGE)................................................................................................................................... 26
CONFUSION OVER THREAT TO WITHDRAW ALL DIPLOMATS IF HARASSMENT CONTINUES ............................................. 26
TIMOR VOTE PUTS EVANS ON THE LINE (AGE EDITORIAL)............................................................................................................ 26
"NO PROVOCATION" BEFORE DILI CEMETERY MASSACRE (AUST. CATHOLIC LEADER)....................................................... 27
MANY ARRESTED IN DILI BEFORE INQUIRY COMMISSION ARRIVES (TAPOL).......................................................................... 27
PEREZ DE CUELLAR SAYS UN WILL INVESTIGATE EAST TIMOR ALLEGATIONS (AP).............................................................. 28
WIRE SERVICE DIGEST NOV. 27................................................................................................................................................................. 28
TRY SUTRISNO: "PEACEFUL DEMONSTRATION IS BULLSHIT"....................................................................................................... 28
NO MASSACRE, SAYS ALATAS.................................................................................................................................................................. 28
U.S. STATE DEPARTMENT BRIEFING EXCERPT................................................................................................................................... 28
AUSTRALIA MAY REVIEW TIES................................................................................................................................................................ 29
PORTUGAL PUSHES SANCTIONS.............................................................................................................................................................. 29
MOCK 'RE-EVALUATION' ........................................................................................................................................................................... 29

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Documents on East Timor from PeaceNet and connected computer networks 17: Special on the Capture of Xanana Gusmao November 20 - 29, 1992

NEWS REPORTS: INTERNATIONAL MEDIA.................................................................................................. 3
SOLDIERS IN EAST TIMOR CAPTURE REBEL LEADER (NEW YORK TIMES) .....................................................3
WIRE SERVICE ROUNDUP NOV. 20................................................................................................................3
MAU HUNO NAMED INTERIM LEADER?.........................................................................................................5
XANANA’S FAMILY RESPONDS.......................................................................................................................5
XANANA NEGOTIATIONS OFFER REJECTED ..................................................................................................5
INDONESIAN REGIME GLOATS......................................................................................................................5
AUSTRALIAN PROTESTS .................................................................................................................................6
BENNY MURDANI: XANANA TRIAL LIKELY ....................................................................................................6
AUSTRALIAN FM EVANS URGES INDONESIA NOT TO ILL-TREAT XANANA......................................................7
INDONESIAN AMBASSADOR SABAM: DEATH BLOW TO RESISTANCE.............................................................7
INTENSE TIMORESE INTEREST IN XANANA...................................................................................................8
THE WAR IS IN JAKARTA ...............................................................................................................................8
XANANA COULD BE EXECUTED .....................................................................................................................8
XANANA MOVED TO BALI...............................................................................................................................9
HORTA: BOUTROS-GHALI TO INTERVENE......................................................................................................9
IPS: CONCERN ABOUT XANANA.....................................................................................................................9
JAKARTA REJECTS ACCESS OVER XANANA .................................................................................................10
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A HORA DE TODAS AS VERSOES.................................................................................................................10
XANANA GUSMAO INCOMMUNICADO ........................................................................................................11
CARRASCALAO CAUTIONS REGIME .............................................................................................................11
NO ‘EXTRADITION’ FOR XANANA.................................................................................................................12
INDONESIAN MILITARY CAPTURES FRETILIN LEADER ...............................................................................12
PRESSURE BEING EXERTED ON XANANA THROUGH FAMILY MEMBERS .....................................................12
EAST TIMOR’S CAPTIVE LEADER ..................................................................................................................12
THE ABILIO ARAUJO CONNECTION .............................................................................................................13
XANANA CONFIRMED IN BALI .....................................................................................................................13
XANANA MISTREATMENT DENIED ...............................................................................................................13
ICRC WILL VISIT XANANA............................................................................................................................14
AUSTRALIA LUKEWARM ON ARREST OF EAST TIMOR REBEL LEADER .........................................................14
MURDANI: TIMOR’S ‘WINDOW OF OPPORTUNITY’.......................................................................................14
XANANA DISMISSED AS STREET CRIMINAL.................................................................................................15
BRITAIN BACKS REBEL ROLE IN TIMOR TALKS............................................................................................16
MORE ARRESTED IN EAST TIMOR...............................................................................................................17
UPI: XANANA LEGAL RIGHTS THWARTED ...................................................................................................17
INDONESIA WON’T ALLOW FOREIGN LEGAL AID FOR JAILED REBEL LEADER ............................................17
NEWS REPORTS: INDONESIAN MEDIA...................................................................................................... 17
ROUNDUP FROM THE INDONESIAN PRESS 21 NOVEMBER .........................................................................17
INDONESIAN RADIO EXCERPTS ON XANANA CAPTURE.............................................................................18
XANANA’S UNDERGROUND HIDEOUT .........................................................................................................19
INDONESIAN PRESS ROUNDUP, NOV. 23....................................................................................................19
XANANA’S WIFE ACCUSES HORTA OF LEAKING HER HUSBAND’S HIDING PLACE.......................................21
BALI POLICE ADD TO CONFUSION ABOUT XANANA’S WHEREABOUTS.........................................................22
STATEMENTS AND ACTIONS BY HUMAN RIGHTS AND SOLIDARITY GROUPS........................................ 23
TAPOL CALLS FOR RELEASE OF EAST TIMOR RESISTANCE LEADER.............................................................23
JOSÉ RAMOS-HORTA INTERVIEWED ON BBC WORLD SERVICE .................................................................23
STATEMENT BY FREE EAST TIMOR JAPAN COALITION .................................................................................24
ETAN/US CALL TO ACTION ..........................................................................................................................24
ACTION ALERT FROM EAST TIMOR ALERT NETWORK, CANADA...................................................................24
ASIA WATCH CALLS FOR ACCESS TO XANANA.............................................................................................25
LAWYERS COMMITTEE FOR HUMAN RIGHTS ...............................................................................................25
JURISTS PLATFORM WRITES TO UN............................................................................................................25
DARWIN PROTEST AFTER ARREST OF XANANA............................................................................................26
AUSTRALIAN COUNCIL FOR OVERSEAS AID ................................................................................................26
FREE EAST TIMOR RALLY IN TORONTO SATURDAY......................................................................................27
EAST TIMOR MASSACRE REMEMBERED WORLDWIDE.................................................................................27
ARCHBISHOP DESMOND TUTU CALLS FOR XANANA’S RELEASE..................................................................28
WHERE IS XANANA? ....................................................................................................................................28
JOSÉ AMORIM DIAS’ FORMER HOME RAIDED ............................................................................................28
RESOLUTION OF THE INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS LEAGUES ...................................28
AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL RELEASES AND REPORTS .................................................................................29
ACTIVITIES IN FRANCE ............................................................................................................................. 31
FROM AGIR POUR TIMOR, PARIS.................................................................................................................31
VISIT OF PRESIDENT SUHARTO IN FRANCE ................................................................................................32
FRANCE: ‘COMPREHENSIVE’ SOLUTION ......................................................................................................32
TIMOR ‘DOMINATES’ FRANCE TALKS ..........................................................................................................32
MITTERAND: INCLUDE TIMORESE IN TALKS................................................................................................33
East Timor Documents, Volume 17. Xanana Special Issue November 20-29, 1992. Page 3
SOEHARTO’S PARIS APPOINTMENTS CANCELLED .......................................................................................33
SUHARTO AND MITTERRAND DISCUSS EAST TIMOR ...................................................................................33
LETTER TO SUHARTO FROM ASTO, PARIS...................................................................................................33
FRANCE TIMOR POLICY PUMMELED ............................................................................................................34
SUHARTO IN FRANCE FOR PRIVATE REASONS?...........................................................................................34
STATEMENTS FROM GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS ....................................................................................... 35
PRESIDENT SOARES PHONES BOUTROS-GHALI ..........................................................................................35
JAPANESE DIET MEMBER SATSUKI EDA ......................................................................................................35
EVANS WELCOMES ASSURANCES................................................................................................................35
LORD AVEBURY: XANANA, A PRISONER-OF-WAR ........................................................................................35
US GETS ASSURANCES ON XANANA............................................................................................................36
U.S. CONGRESSIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS CAUCUS CAUTIONS SUHARTO.......................................................36
BRITAIN WANTS TIMORESE IN TALKS.........................................................................................................36
BACKGROUND INFORMATION ON XANANA.............................................................................................. 37
PROFILE OF XANANA GUSMAO ...................................................................................................................37
XANANA, A LIFE OF STRUGGLE AND DEDICATION .....................................................................................37
XANANA: PERSONAL BACKGROUND............................................................................................................38
XANANA INTERVIEW ON RTP.......................................................................................................................38
XANANA REPLIES FROM THE MOUNTAINS OF THE FATHERLAND...............................................................41
POEMS BY XANANA GUSMAO ......................................................................................................................42

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Documents on East Timor from PeaceNet and connected computer networks 5, Nov. 28-Dec. 9

NOV. 12 MASSACRE WITNESS STATEMENT (RUSSELL ANDERSON)................................................................................................ 3
FATHER RICARDO INTERVIEWED (EDITOR)........................................................................................................................................... 6
STOP SENDING WEAPONS TO INDONESIA (GREEN LEFT)................................................................................................................... 7
SUHARTO IN VENEZUELA (PORTUGUESE RADIO)................................................................................................................................ 7
CRACKDOWN IN JAKARTA AFTER EAST TIMOR MASSACRE (GREEN LEFT)............................................................................... 7
BATTALION IN EAST TIMOR REPLACED (JAKARTA POST)............................................................................................................... 8
GARUDA CONSIDERS HALTING FLIGHTS TO AUSTRALIA (UPI) ...................................................................................................... 8
OVER THE EDGE (FEER)................................................................................................................................................................................ 8
CHANNEL 4 NEWSCAST ON EAST TIMOR (U.K.).................................................................................................................................. 10
FIGURES OF BRITISH TRADE WITH INDONESIA............................................................................................................................ 10
INTERVIEW WITH INDONESIAN FOREIGN MINISTR ALI ALATAS............................................................................................ 11
INTERVIEW WITH PORTUGUESE FOREIGN MINISTER, JOAO DE DEUS PINHEIRO .............................................................. 11
SHAMEFUL SILENCE (SOUTHAM NEWS)............................................................................................................................................... 12
EXTERNAL AFFAIRS SILENT ON EAST TIMOR (NOW, TORONTO) ................................................................................................ 12
AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL URGENT ACTION, NOV. 29.................................................................................................................. 13
AUSTRALIAN UNIONS TO TAKE ACTION ON EAST TIMOR............................................................................................................. 13
BISHOPS WANT INVESTIGATION (RADIO AUSTRALIA) .................................................................................................................... 13
WIRE SERVICE DIGEST NOV. 28-30............................................................................................................................................................ 14
VENEZUELA (UN TEAM AWAITED) .................................................................................................................................................. 14
PORTUGAL (HORTA DECRIES WHITEWASH).................................................................................................................................. 14
PORTUGAL (UN TEAM PENDING)..................................................................................................................................................... 14
PORTUGAL (GUSMAO REPORTS ONGOING MASSACRES) ......................................................................................................... 14
PORTUGAL (INDONESIA STAGES PRO-INDEPENDENCE RALLY)............................................................................................. 14
PORTUGAL (HORTA WANTS DONATION) ...................................................................................................................................... 14
PORTUGAL (OPEN LETTER TO BUSH).............................................................................................................................................. 14
BELGIUM (E.C. HUMAN RIGHTS PRESSURE).................................................................................................................................. 15
FRANCE (S-G PROMISES PROBE)....................................................................................................................................................... 15
JAPAN (DILI LIKE TIENANMEN OR SHARPEVILLE)...................................................................................................................... 15
AUSTRALIA (ACTU TOURIST BOYCOTT)........................................................................................................................................ 15
AUSTRALIA (NEW FACTORY IN INDON.) ........................................................................................................................................ 15
INDONESIA (CARRASCALAO REPORT)............................................................................................................................................ 15
INDONESIA (BISHOPS CRITICIZE SOLDIERS) .................................................................................................................................. 15
EAST TIMOR (INVESTIGATION STARTS) ......................................................................................................................................... 16
EAST TIMOR (INVESTIGATION)........................................................................................................................................................ 16
EAST TIMOR (WAROUW PROMISES SAFETY)................................................................................................................................ 16
EAST TIMOR (CARRASCALAO QUESTIONS).................................................................................................................................. 16
EAST TIMOR (INVESTIGATION CONTINUES) ................................................................................................................................. 16
A DIPLOMATIC MASSACRE (ECONOMIST)........................................................................................................................................... 16
THE VOICE OF RAMOS HORTA (EDITOR).............................................................................................................................................. 17
U.N. ENVOY TO JAKARTA.......................................................................................................................................................................... 17
SUBVERSION TRIALS HINTED ................................................................................................................................................................... 17
LBH RELEASE LIST........................................................................................................................................................................................ 18
COMMISSION FINDS FEAR, SPIES (REUTER)........................................................................................................................................ 18
INDONESIA'S COMMISSION OF INQUIRY INTO THE SANTA CRUZ MASSACRE (TAPOL) ........................................................ 18
U.N. HIGHLIGHTS 2 DECEMBER ............................................................................................................................................................... 19
OZ: "HIGHLY EXCESSIVE" FORCE............................................................................................................................................................. 19
PLAINTIVE KNPI PROTEST......................................................................................................................................................................... 19
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AUSTRALIAN NGO INVOLVED?................................................................................................................................................................ 19
CAREER DOUBT FOR DILI GENERAL: PM .............................................................................................................................................. 20
ITALY CONDEMNS MASSACRE ................................................................................................................................................................ 20
U.N. INVESTIGATOR TO GO TO TIMOR ................................................................................................................................................. 20
VANUATU IN UNGA: "MURDER!"............................................................................................................................................................ 20
MILITARY THUGS AT WORK .................................................................................................................................................................... 20
COMMUNITY AID ABROAD INQUIRY TESTIMONY........................................................................................................................... 21
WIRE SERVICE DIGEST DEC. 3.................................................................................................................................................................... 21
BELGIUM (EC WANTS INQUIRY)........................................................................................................................................................ 21
JAPAN (FUTURE AID IN QUESTION)................................................................................................................................................ 21
AUSTRALIA (HAWKE DISAPPOINTS TIMORESE LEADERS)........................................................................................................ 21
AUSTRALIA (CAA DENIES CHARGES)............................................................................................................................................... 21
WEST AUSTRALIAN UNIONS VOTE FOR INDONESIA AIRLINE BAN ........................................................................................ 21
INDONESIA (HARMOKO ATTACKS PRESS)..................................................................................................................................... 21
INDONESIA (JOURNALISTS BARRED).............................................................................................................................................. 21
INDONESIA (U.S. CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION)....................................................................................................................... 22
INDONESIA (U.N. WANTS SPECIAL ENVOY).................................................................................................................................... 22
INDONESIA (DENIES ENVOY TALKS) ................................................................................................................................................ 22
INDONESIA (RELIGIOUS LEADERS OPPOSE UN MISSION)........................................................................................................... 22
EAST TIMOR (AUSTRALIA SHOCKED) ............................................................................................................................................. 22
EAST TIMOR (COMMISSION FINDS RELATIVE OF VICTIM)....................................................................................................... 22
MASS GRAVE LOCATED ............................................................................................................................................................................. 22
VICTORIAN UNIONS RESPOND ON TIMOR (GREEN LEFT)................................................................................................................ 23
EAST TIMOR EMBASSY OPENED (GREEN LEFT).................................................................................................................................. 23
SOUTH COAST UNIONS BAN STEEL TO INDONESIA (GREEN LEFT)............................................................................................... 24
REIGN OF TERROR IN EAST TIMOR (GREEN LEFT)............................................................................................................................. 24
HAWKE, EVANS MAINTAIN SOFT STAND AGAINST INDONESIA (GREEN LEFT)....................................................................... 25
TIMELY PAMPHLET ON TIMOR............................................................................................................................................................... 25
AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL URGES RIGOROUS STANDARDS FOR INTERNATIONAL INQUIRY INTO MASSACRE......... 25
EAST TIMOR: INDEPENDENT INQUIRY OR SANCTIONS, EC TELLS INDONESIA (IPS)............................................................... 26
E.C. DECLARATION ON THE SITUATION IN EAST TIMOR................................................................................................................ 26
WIRE SERVICE DIGEST DEC. 4.................................................................................................................................................................... 27
EEC CONDEMNS INDONESIA ACTIONS............................................................................................................................................ 27
OIL EXPLORATIONS CONTINUE........................................................................................................................................................ 27
SOARES TO WRITE GHALI.................................................................................................................................................................... 27
BELO WON'T SPEAK TO INDONESIAN JOURNALISTS.................................................................................................................. 27
PORTUGUESE ARTISTS AND MEDIA SUPPORT TIMOR............................................................................................................... 27
POURTUGUESE PRIEST DECRIES OCCUPATION............................................................................................................................ 27
AUSTRALIA-INDONESIA OIL AGREEMENTS.................................................................................................................................. 27
INDONESIA MAY BAN CAA................................................................................................................................................................. 27
INDONESIA: NO SPECIAL STATUS FOR EAST TIMOR................................................................................................................... 27
CARRASCALAO'S CASUALTY FIGURES............................................................................................................................................ 28
CARRASCALAO SAYS ARMY IS SPLIT............................................................................................................................................... 28
FLOOD MEETS INDONESIAN OFFICIALS IN TIMOR. .................................................................................................................... 28
COMMISSION "INVESTIGATION" CONTINUES............................................................................................................................... 28
PROGRAM AT CORNELL ............................................................................................................................................................................ 28
COMMISSION PROBES CIVILIAN MASSACRE IN EAST TIMOR (IPS) ............................................................................................... 28
WIRE SERVICE DIGEST DEC. 5.................................................................................................................................................................... 29
ZIMBABWE: ALATAS WELCOMES UN ENVOY............................................................................................................................... 29
DEMONSTRATION AT INDONESIAN EMBASSY IN WASHINGTON........................................................................................... 29
EEC DOUBTS INDONESIAN REPORT ................................................................................................................................................. 29
PORTUGUESE AI DOUBTS COMMISION .......................................................................................................................................... 29
MOROCCO'S KING HASSAN OFFERS TO MEDIATE....................................................................................................................... 29
STUDENT DEMONSTRATION IN PORTUGAL................................................................................................................................. 29
GUINEA WILL RAISE ET IN ISLAMIC CONFERENCE...................................................................................................................... 29
MURDANI REJECTS AUSTRALIAN CONSULATE IN DILI............................................................................................................. 29
MURDANI DENIES U.N. INVESTIGATION REQUEST ..................................................................................................................... 29
INDONESIA : AUSTRALIA WARNED .................................................................................................................................................. 30
INDONESIA: TRY SUTRISNO CRITICIZED ........................................................................................................................................ 30
INDONESIA: U.S. OFFICIALS TO VISIT TIMOR................................................................................................................................ 30
EAST TIMOR: COMMISSION "INVESTIGATION: PROCEEDS....................................................................................................... 30
EAST TIMOR: CHURCH RE-EVALUATES ITS ROLE........................................................................................................................ 30
EAST TIMOR: TIMORESE STUDENTS ARRESTED IN BALI........................................................................................................... 30
AUSTRALIAN AI CRITICIZES "INVESTIGATION"........................................................................................................................... 30
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MURDANI: NO NEED FOR DILI MISSION (AUSTRALIAN).................................................................................................................. 30
JOSE RAMOS HORTA INTERVIEW (BBC)............................................................................................................................................... 31
REALISM AND EVIL (NY TIMES)............................................................................................................................................................... 31
WIRE SERVICE DIGEST DEC. 6-7 ................................................................................................................................................................ 32
PORTUGAL: MESSAGES FROM DILI.................................................................................................................................................. 32
AUSTRALIA: BISHOPS WANT UN INQUIRY..................................................................................................................................... 32
EAST TIMOR: ANNIVERSARY OF INVASION................................................................................................................................... 32
EAST TIMOR: CARRASCALAO CRITICIZES MILITARY HARDLINERS...................................................................................... 32
EAST TIMOR: VICOUS ECONOMIC CYCLE....................................................................................................................................... 32
FLOOD URGES INDONESIA-EAST TIMOR NEGOTIATIONS......................................................................................................... 33
UPCOMING NEW YORK EVENTS.............................................................................................................................................................. 33
PROGRAM ON TERRITORIES (UN NGO'S)........................................................................................................................................ 33
HUMAN RIGHTS PROTEST AT INDONESIAN U.N. MISSION....................................................................................................... 33
TESTIMONY OF A LOCAL GOVERNMENT OFFICIAL (EDITOR)....................................................................................................... 33
SINTONG: WHY THE BODIES WERE BURIED FAST ........................................................................................................................ 34
INDONESIA'S TIENANMEN (WASHINGTON POST EDITORIAL)........................................................................................................ 34
HOTHEAD ABRI COMMANDER (REUTER) ............................................................................................................................................ 34
GARUDA HALTS AUSTRALIA FLIGHTS (REUTER) .............................................................................................................................. 35

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Documents on East Timor from PeaceNet and connected computer networks 17a, Nov. 30 - Dec. 11, 1992

TONE DOWN YOUR REPORTING, MEDIA TOLD.............................................................................................4
REPORT ON FREE XANANA PROTESTS IN CANADA........................................................................................4
XANANA GUSMAO TELEVISED UNDER DURESS.............................................................................................4
BBC ON XANANA’S “STATEMENT”...................................................................................................................5
AMNESTY ALERT F.I. # 366/92 EAST TIMOR ARRESTS.....................................................................................5
FRENCH COMMUNISTS SUPPORT XANANA....................................................................................................6
JAKARTA ALLEGES FOREIGN SUPPORT FOR REBELS.....................................................................................6
TIMORESE BURN INDONESIAN FLAG! ..........................................................................................................7
SUHARTO MISCALCULATING ON XANANA?....................................................................................................7
CARRASCALAO CASTS DOUBT........................................................................................................................7
STATEMENT OF JOSE RAMOS HORTA ...........................................................................................................7
BACKGROUND INFORMATION ON THE PORTUGUESE POSITION ..................................................................8
DIPLOMATS BAFFLED.....................................................................................................................................8
TWO XANANAS SEEN ON BRITISH CHANNEL FOUR.......................................................................................8
REUTER: XANANA REMARKS IN CUSTODY.....................................................................................................9
AFP ON XANANA ON TVRI..............................................................................................................................9
DIPLOMATS DOUBT XANANA RECANTATION .................................................................................................9
FRETILIN DARWIN: XANANA COERCED .......................................................................................................10
STATE DEPARTMENT ‘KNOWS NOTHING’.....................................................................................................10
ALATAS ON PORTUGAL TALKS.....................................................................................................................11
SUPPORT FOR IMPRISONED FRETILIN LEADER GROWS .............................................................................11
ABEL GUTTERES INTERVIEW........................................................................................................................11
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EAST TIMOR’S LOST LEADER .......................................................................................................................12
ASEAN HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS CONDEMNED ....................................................................................12
PORTUGAL DISMISSES TVRI PSYWAR.........................................................................................................13
INDONESIA STUDENT NETS INFILTRATED...................................................................................................13
LIGHT OF MOURNING, LIGHT OF HOPE .....................................................................................................13
TRANSCRIPT OF CHANNEL 4 (UK) REPORT ON CAPTURE OF XANANA GUSMAO ..........................................14
GUSMAO FORCED TO RECANT, SAYS SON..................................................................................................15
AUSTRALIAN FM SEN. EVANS HOPES GUSMAO VIDEO SHOWS START OF RECONCILIATION .....................15
TAPOL MEMORANDUM ON XANANA GUSMAO’S NIGHTMARE.....................................................................15
NORTHERN TERRITORY COMMENTS ON EAST TIMOR.................................................................................16
ARMY INVOLVES BELO IN PSYWAR..............................................................................................................16
LETTERS OF SUPPORT FOR XANANA GUSMAO.............................................................................................17
BRUNO KAHN: XANANA’S STATEMENT FABRICATED BY MILITARY...............................................................17
ROBERT DOMM SAYS XANANA WAS DRUGGED ...........................................................................................18
POW’S CAN BE FORCED TO SAY ANYTHING ................................................................................................18
TRY BLOWS IT AGAIN! .................................................................................................................................18
JAPAN ‘NEUTRAL’ ON XANANA ....................................................................................................................19
OFFICIALS, RIGHTS GROUPS CONDEMN TIMORESE REBEL BROADCAST....................................................19
PORTUGUESE NGO LETTER TO BOUTROS-GHALI.........................................................................................20
LISBON THEATRE EVOKING THE SANTA CRUZ MASSACRE..........................................................................20
AI FI366/92 EAST TIMOR ARRESTS: XANANA TORTURED .............................................................................21
AI ALERT ON DISAPPEARED TIMORESE.......................................................................................................22
LOBBYING REPORT FROM OTTAWA .............................................................................................................22
DEC. 7 NEWS CONFEREN CE, OTTAWA.........................................................................................................23
SYAFEI: CHURCH URGES REBELS TO SURRENDER......................................................................................23
YET ANOTHER AMNESTY OFFER BY ARMY ..................................................................................................23
PORTUGAL CONDEMNS INDONESIA! ..........................................................................................................23
AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL’S REQUEST TO VISIT EAST TIMOR REJECTED ...................................................24
WASHINGTON POST EDITORIAL: A LEADING ASIAN COLONIALIST.............................................................24
‘DEMONSTRATOR SURREN DERS’ CLAIM......................................................................................................25
BIG ABRI PSYWAR CAMPAIGN .....................................................................................................................25
XANANA INTERVIEW....................................................................................................................................25
ARAUJO: EMILIA GUSMAO SHOULD HAVE WAITED FOR A MEETING WITH RAMOS-HORTA .........................25
ABRI CAMPAIGN OF LIES ESCALATES ..........................................................................................................27
FRETILIN/AUSTRALIA: THE STRUGGLE CONTINUES ....................................................................................28
BBC: RED CROSS CAN VISIT........................................................................................................................28
EVANS: PORGUGUESE WEAPONS TO SLORC IN BURMA?.............................................................................28
ARMY TURNS SCREWS ON CIVILIANS .........................................................................................................28
TAPOL: INDONESIAN CLAIMS OF MASS SURRENDERS ARE A SHAM ...........................................................29
ETAN/CANADA ALERT: ARREST OF XANANA GUSMAO .................................................................................29
NGO’S ASK UN SECRETARY GENERAL TO SEEK RELEASE OF TIMORESE LEADER .......................................30
SEMINAR ON EAST TIMOR, PORTO UNIVERSITY, PORTUGAL, 1990..............................................................30
EMILIA GUSMAO: WHO DOES SHE REPRESENT? .........................................................................................36
EMILIA GUSMAO IN A CONFUSING NETWORK ............................................................................................37
BELO DEMANDS WRITTEN GUARANTEES.....................................................................................................38
ICRC VISITS XANANA! .................................................................................................................................38
OZ MINISTER TO SUE RAMOS HORTA? .......................................................................................................38
TIMOR LEADER’S FAMILY TORTURED ..........................................................................................................39
US CATHOLIC CONFEREN CE: FREE THEM! ..................................................................................................39
US CATHOLIC CONFEREN CE: FREE THEM! ..................................................................................................39
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MASS DETENTIONS IN JAKARTA..................................................................................................................39
G7 SUMMIT: ‘CONDITIONALITY’ CALL..........................................................................................................40
OFFICIALS, RIGHTS GROUPS CONDEMN TIMORESE REBEL BROADCAST....................................................40
36 GUERILLAS SURRENDER, SAYS REPORT.................................................................................................41
BISHOP BELO REPUDIATES SJAFEI’S LIES (FULL INTERVIEW TEXT..............................................................41
BELO WANTS UN RESOLUTIONS APPLIED ...................................................................................................42
RI WAITS FOR NEW PROPOSAL ON E TIMOR FROM PORTUGAL...................................................................43
AUSTRALIAN PARLIAMEN T HUMAN RIGHTS COMMITTEE SUPPORTS TIMOR ...............................................43
SOEHARTO’S DILEMMA................................................................................................................................43
A FANTASY FROM JOHN MACDOUGALL .......................................................................................................44
OZ HUMAN RIGHTS SHIP SINKING .............................................................................................................44
SARWONO: SUCCESSION UNCERTAINTY.....................................................................................................45
OZ GOVT. HUMAN RIGHTS REPORT CONDEMNS OZ GOVT. REACTION TO DILI MASSACRE........................45
XANANA ON VIDEO IN JAKARTA..................................................................................................................46
WHOSE UN HUMAN RIGHTS CONFERENCE? ...............................................................................................46
LEGAL MINDS TACKLE TIMOR .....................................................................................................................47
CIIR/IPJET CONF ON EAST TIMOR ..............................................................................................................47
AT THE RELIGIOUS ABYSS ... .......................................................................................................................48
XANANA JAILED IN JAKARTA.......................................................................................................................49
200 EAST TIMORESE REBELS SURRENDER ..................................................................................................49
ETAN/CANADA WRITES ON G7 AND INDONESIA.........................................................................................49
XANANA UPDATE – DECEMBER 8, 1992........................................................................................................50
PRAMOEDYA ANANTA TOER STATEMENT.....................................................................................................50
XANANA CAMPAIGN IN CANADIAN PRESS ..................................................................................................51
REPORT FROM AGIR POUR TIMOR (FRENCH) ..............................................................................................51
INDONESIA OFFERS TO PARDON REBELS (JAWA POS)................................................................................54
AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL ALERT: DECEMBER 10.......................................................................................55
STATEMENT OF THE TWELVE IN THE 3RD COMMISSSION OF THE UN GENERAL ASSEMBLY .......................55
HIROSHIMA APPEAL TO JAPANESE PARLIAMENTARIANS FOR EAST TIMOR LEADER ...................................56
BRITISH COALITION FOR EAST TIMOR FUNDRAISING DINNER REPORT.....................................................56
TRAMPLING THE FLAG: INVASION DEMO IN LONDON ................................................................................56
XANANA TO BE TRIED IN DILI .....................................................................................................................57
REEBOK RIGHTS AWARDS PRESENTED .......................................................................................................57
JAWA POS: BANNED EAST TIMORESE ORGANIZATION (FITUN) DISSOLVES SELF........................................58
JAWA POS: VIGILANCE REMAINS AGAINST EX-MEMBERS OF FITUN ...........................................................58
LBH: ABRI OFF COURSE...............................................................................................................................59
INDONESIAN FREE TRADE UNIONS PLEA....................................................................................................59
HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH: ASIA 1992.............................................................................................................59
STATEMENT ON OCCASION ON HUMAN RIGHTS DAY DEMONSTRATIONS IN JAKARTA. .............................60
PERTH SUNDAY TIMES: 36 GUERILLAS SURRENDER ...................................................................................60
VOICE OF TIMOR IS NOT EASILY SILENCED ................................................................................................61
UNDERGROUND EAST TIMORESE ORGANIZATION OJEKTIL DISSOLVED ....................................................61
XANANA: EAST TIMOR BELONGS TO INDONESIA (BERNAS).........................................................................61
BISHOP MOORE: TERROR IN TIMOR ...........................................................................................................62
BISHOP BELO SPEAKS OUT ON XANANA’S DETEN TION AND TORTURE.......................................................62
HALL BLASTS RIGHTS VIOLATIONS, WARNS OF REACTION IN CONGRESS .................................................63
300 REBELS SURRENDERED IN EAST TIMOR ...............................................................................................63

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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
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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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Documents on East Timor from PeaceNet and connected computer networks 7, Dec. 17, 1991 - Jan. 4, 1992

FINALLY KPN 'SURRENDERS' AND AGREES TO ANSWER JOURNALISTS...................................................................................3
EAST TIMOR QUESTION IN BUNDESTAG.................................................................................................................................................3
KILLINGS BREED ANTIPATHY IN EAST TIMOR......................................................................................................................................4
RESIDUE OF RESENTMENT ....................................................................................................................................................................4
NECESSARY CHANGES.............................................................................................................................................................................4
'PROSPERITY APPROACH'.......................................................................................................................................................................5
UNITARY STATE.......................................................................................................................................................................................5
FEW HEADLINES........................................................................................................................................................................................5
HASN'T WORKED ......................................................................................................................................................................................6
INDONESIA, AUSTRALIA HIT OVER OIL EXPLOITATION ACCORDS................................................................................................6
'DISTURBING NGO' TRAVEL BAN?..............................................................................................................................................................6
FOREIGN FIRMS KEEN TO INVEST IN EAST TIMOR ..............................................................................................................................7
AUSTRIAN, GERMAN MPS TO VISIT INDONESIA...................................................................................................................................7
CARRASCALAO SAYS NO SECOND DECOLONISATION IN EAST TIMOR .........................................................................................7
EAST TIMOR DEMONSTRATIONS BANNED ............................................................................................................................................7
TROCAIRE CALLS FOR [IRISH] GOVERNMENT ACTION ON EAST TIMOR......................................................................................8
EAST TIMOR: WORKERS OCCUPY PAPAL MISSION TO PROTEST MASSACRE...............................................................................8
CHANGE IN EAST TIMOR -- NOW OR NEVER...........................................................................................................................................8
EXTRACTS FROM PUBLICO (LISBON) - 19 DEC 91..................................................................................................................................9
PORTUGESE PROTESTORS OCCUPY PAPAL NUNCIATURE...........................................................................................................9
CARRASCALAO ON BODY COUNT.......................................................................................................................................................9
SOARES CHRISTMAS CARDS HIGHLIGHT TIMOR ...........................................................................................................................9
AD URGES PRESSURE ON EEC.............................................................................................................................................................10
FOREIGN PRESS MAY BE REPRIMANDED OVER REPORT ON DILI..................................................................................................10
GARETH EVANS ARRIVES IN JAKARTA..................................................................................................................................................10
EVANS, ALATAS MUM.................................................................................................................................................................................10
POPE'S TIMOR 'STAND' UNCHANGED .....................................................................................................................................................10
FIRST TIMORESE EYEWITNESS ACCOUNT.............................................................................................................................................11
THE 12 NOVEMBER MASSACRE AT SANTA CRUZ CEMETERY..................................................................................................11
WHY HAD THIS HAPPENED?................................................................................................................................................................11
THIS IS HOW THE FIRST MASSACRE ENDED...................................................................................................................................11
INDONESIAN BISHOPS CONCERNED, OFFER HELP ON EAST TIMOR .............................................................................................12
BISHOPS PLEAD FOR TIMORESE CLEMENCY........................................................................................................................................12
CHOFU CITY: 'LEAVE TIMOR'.....................................................................................................................................................................13
BUSH 'CONVERSATIONS' .............................................................................................................................................................................13
EVANS REMARKS..........................................................................................................................................................................................13
EVANS ENDS INDONESIA VISIT .................................................................................................................................................................13
'FRIEND' EVANS TREATED LIKE AN ENEMY..........................................................................................................................................13
233 FRENCH STUDENTS SEND OPEN LETTER TO FOREIGN MINISTER ..........................................................................................14
EAST TIMOR JAPAN SPEAKING TOUR 1991...........................................................................................................................................14
FROM TIANANMEN TO TIMOR................................................................................................................................................................14
WHY INDONESIA MAY WANT TO LISTEN TO OUTSIDERS..........................................................................................................14
THE POWER OF THE FOREIGN PURSE...............................................................................................................................................15
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BBC SPEAKS TO EYEWITNESSES................................................................................................................................................................15
ON THE MASSACRE IN SANTA CRUZ, DILI, OCCUPIED EAST TIMOR......................................................................................15
ITEMS FROM PUBLICO 23 DEC..................................................................................................................................................................16
TIMORESE PRIEST DETAINED .............................................................................................................................................................16
HIGH LEVEL TIMOR DETENTIONS...........................................................................................................................................................16
FOUR TIMORESE DETAINEES IN BALI SEVERELY TORTURED .........................................................................................................16
'EVERYONE THERE IS VERY TRAUMATISED' SAYS PAPAL ENVOY..................................................................................................17
JAPAN PM: AID & RIGHTS LINKED ..........................................................................................................................................................17
OFFICER DIRECTING THE MASSACRE IS IDENTIFIED ........................................................................................................................17
XMAS AT EAST TIMOR EMBASSY IN CANBERRA ...............................................................................................................................17
DIET GROUP: STOP ECONOMIC AID........................................................................................................................................................17
FORGET AND FORGIVE: BELO IN CHRISTMAS MESSAGE..................................................................................................................18
PRELIMINARY REPORT: NATIONAL COMMISSION OF ENQUIRY. (FULL TEXT).........................................................................18
INCIDENT OF 12 NOVEM BER 1991, DILI............................................................................................................................................18
I. INTRODUCTION.................................................................................................................................................................................18
II. THE WORK OF THE COMMISSION.................................................................................................................................................18
IV. CONCLUSIONS................................................................................................................................................................................20
V. CLOSING SECTION ........................................................................................................................................................................21
COMMISSION ADMITS 50 DEAD (WIRES) ...............................................................................................................................................21
REUTER, JAKARTA, JONATHAN THATCHER, DEC 26 ..................................................................................................................21
DPA, JAKARTA, DEC 26 -.......................................................................................................................................................................22
KYODO, JAKARTA, DEC 26 - ................................................................................................................................................................22
AFP, JAKARTA, DEC 26 - .......................................................................................................................................................................22
AP, JAKARTA, ALBERT SARAGIH, DEC 26 .......................................................................................................................................23
EXCERPT FROM REUTER, JAKARTA, DEC 27..................................................................................................................................23
TAPOL REJECTS THE FINDINGS OF SUHARTO'S INQUIRY COMMISSION .....................................................................................24
VIOLATIONS AND DOUBTS REMAIN OVER OFFICIAL INQUIRY (AI)..............................................................................................24
KPN ESTIMATES DILI INCIDENT VICTIMS AT 50 .................................................................................................................................25
FROM PUBLICO (LISBON) 27 DECEMBER 1991 ......................................................................................................................................25
JOSE RAMOS HORTA ON KPN REPORT...................................................................................................................................................25
CAUTIOUS U.S. REPLY..................................................................................................................................................................................25
BUSH ADMINISTRATION RESPONDS TO REPORT ...............................................................................................................................25
STATE DEPARTMENT BRIEFING BY JOSEPH SNYDER:.................................................................................................................26
PORTUGAL REJECTS DJAELANI REPORT ...............................................................................................................................................26
TIMORESE REJECT REPORT: KYODO.......................................................................................................................................................26
INDONESIAN REPORT ON TIMOR SHOOTINGS DRAWS CRITICISM ...............................................................................................26
ABRI 'ACCEPTS' REPORT .............................................................................................................................................................................27
TRY: 'SEPARATISTS' SHOULD 'GIVE UP....................................................................................................................................................27
FOREIGN AID SAVED?..................................................................................................................................................................................27
HOW THE FOUR EAST TIMORESE IN BALI WERE ARRESTED ...........................................................................................................28
A CHRISTMAS FOR TIMOR.........................................................................................................................................................................28
GENERALS SACKED ......................................................................................................................................................................................28
SOEHARTO CREATING RIFTS IN ARMY?................................................................................................................................................28
TIMOR DEMO 'LEADER' TRIAL..................................................................................................................................................................29
AFP, JAKARTA, DEC 28 - .......................................................................................................................................................................29
TIMORESE ARRESTED IN MALANG.........................................................................................................................................................29
NEW UDAYANA, TIMOR COMMANDERS...............................................................................................................................................29
REUTER, JAKARTA, DEC 30..................................................................................................................................................................29
A.I. USA ADVISES BUSH ...............................................................................................................................................................................30
JAPAN'S HUMAN RIGHTS POLICY............................................................................................................................................................30
TAPOL WRITES TO THE UN AND THE EC...............................................................................................................................................31
TRY SEARCHES FOR BODIES......................................................................................................................................................................31
BELO CALLS FOR TALKS.............................................................................................................................................................................31
THE HAGUE WANTS UN TO INVESTIGATE............................................................................................................................................32
EAST TIMORESE BOY INJURED BY BRICK THROWN FROM INDONESIAN EM BASSY................................................................32
EMBASSY STAFF THREW BRICKS AT PROTESTERS......................................................................................................................32
KPN REPORT MAKES IMPACT (ASIA WATCH) .....................................................................................................................................32
INDONESIA WARNS AUSTRALIA, PORTUGAL......................................................................................................................................33
BISHOP BELO DENIES HE INVITED INDONESIAN OFFICIALS............................................................................................................33
East Timor Document Collection: Volume 7 Page 3 Dec 17,1991 - Jan 4, 1992
THERE ARE 41 TIMORESE AWAITING TRIAL..................................................................................................................................33
INDON EMBASSY PICKET THREATENED ...............................................................................................................................................33

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OPEN UP EAST TIMOR (CALGARY HERALD) ....................................................................................................................................4
SANCTION INDONESIA (CALGARY HERALD)..........................................................................................................................................4
TIMOR GOVERNOR TAKES INDEPENDENT PATH (AWSJ)...................................................................................................................4
FORESTRY MANAGEMENT....................................................................................................................................................................5
SPEAK OPENLY..........................................................................................................................................................................................5
SHADOWS, EAST OF JAVA (AWSJ)..............................................................................................................................................................5
RESPONDING TO INDONESIA (EDMONTON JOURNAL).......................................................................................................................6
“PISS WEAK” AUSTRALIA SLAMMED OVER EAST TIMOR ..................................................................................................................6
IN JEOPARDY.............................................................................................................................................................................................7
"RELUCTANT CRITIC" .............................................................................................................................................................................7
MASS GRAVES............................................................................................................................................................................................8
INTO A TRAP..............................................................................................................................................................................................8
A CHANGING WORLD..............................................................................................................................................................................9
ONLY GHOSTS AND GUARDS WALK IN THE NIGHT.............................................................................................................................9
CARRASCALAO IMPUGNS NAIRN (SUARA PEMBARUAN)................................................................................................................10
RESPONSE BY ALLAN NAIRN...............................................................................................................................................................10
UNE TRAGEDIE ORDINAIRE AUX ANTIPODES (LE DEVOIR).............................................................................................................11
DOZENS OF FOREIGN NEWSMEN BARRED (JAKARTA POST).........................................................................................................11
TIMTIM CORPORATION TO START OPERATIONS..............................................................................................................................11
INDONESIAN MILITARY TO SEARCH FOR MISSING (UPI) .................................................................................................................12
SUHARTO WARNS INTELLECTUALS (REUTER)....................................................................................................................................12
U.S. CONGRESSMEN WRITE INDONESIAN AMBASSADOR.................................................................................................................12
EAST TIMOR’S SEARCH FOR PEACE (RAMOS HORTA).......................................................................................................................13
AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL URGENT ACTION ...................................................................................................................................13
ASIA WATCH CRITICIZES COMMISSION REPORT ON EAST TIMOR...............................................................................................14

  1. TOO MUCH RELIANCE ON MILITARY SOURCES........................................................................................................................14
  2. NO ASSESSMENT OF MILITARY BEHAVIOR................................................................................................................................14
  3. POOR USE OF EXHUMATION AS AN INVESTIGATIVE TOOL..................................................................................................15
  4. INSUFFICIENT EFFORTS TO ASSESS WHAT HAPPENED TO THE OTHERS KILLED ...........................................................15
  5. AMBIGUOUS STATEMENT ON PROSECUTIONS.........................................................................................................................15
    CONCLUSIONS.........................................................................................................................................................................................15
    GOVERNMENTS CAN NO LONGER FOOL THEMSELVES.....................................................................................................................16
    EYEWITNESS RESPONSE TO KPN REPORT........................................................................................................................................16
    INTERNATIONAL NUCLEAR-FREE LOCAL AUTHORITIES WRITE TO U.N.....................................................................................17
    MASSACRE IN EAST TIMOR, 12 NOVEMBER 1991..........................................................................................................................17
    THE ATTACHED RESOLUTION READS AS FOLLOWS:...................................................................................................................17
    PROTESTS FORCE CANCELLATION OF INDONESIA-AUSTRALIA STEEL DEAL (REUTER) ........................................................17
    INDONESIAN ECONOMIC OUTLOOK BLEAK (REUTER).....................................................................................................................18
    ALATAS: KPN COMMISSION REPORT FINAL (ANTARA) ...................................................................................................................18
    TIMOR PROTEST CONTINUES IN CANBERRA (RADIO AUSTRALIA) .............................................................................................18
    RADIO AUSTRALIA, JAN 5....................................................................................................................................................................18
    TIMOR LACKS ALLY AMONG THE MIGHTY (STAHL: INDEPENDENT)..........................................................................................19
    A FOREIGNER TAKEN INTO CUSTODY...................................................................................................................................................19
    Page 2 East Timor Documents, Volume 8. January 5 - 24, 1992.
    TOP INDONESIAN MILITARY TEAM IN DILI (AFP)..............................................................................................................................20
    OZ “TIMOR EMBASSY” HOLDS ON (REUTER) .......................................................................................................................................20
    SUHARTO OFFERS SYMPATHY TO VICTIMS (AFP).............................................................................................................................20
    INDONESIAN PARLIAMENTARY CHAIRMAN SPEECH (TVRI) ..........................................................................................................20
    HOW INDONESIA ENGULFED EAST TIMOR (LIECHTY: W.POST)......................................................................................................20
    EYEWITNESSES’ TESTIMONY ABOUT EAST TIMOR MASSACRE PUBLISHED ..............................................................................21
    FREE EAST TIMOR JAPAN COALITION WRITES TO GEORGE BUSH................................................................................................21
    JAPANESE FOREIGN MINISTRY PRAISES KPN REPORT (KYODO)....................................................................................................22
    LONDON TRIBUTE TO THE SANTA CRUZ MARTYRS (TAPOL)........................................................................................................22
    SOLIDARITY REPORT FROM FRANCE.....................................................................................................................................................22
    JAPAN HINTS AID CONTINUATION (REUTER) .....................................................................................................................................23
    HOLLAND WANTS U.N. INQUIRY (PMS)..................................................................................................................................................23
    LETTER TO THE EDITOR.............................................................................................................................................................................23
    YORKSHIRE TV FILM ON EAST TIMOR...................................................................................................................................................23
    PACKAGE TOUR TO HELL....................................................................................................................................................................24
    U.K. PARLIAMENTARY GROUP DECRIES MASSACRE (REUTER) ....................................................................................................24
    TIMOR CIVIL SERVICE RETIREMENTS (AFP) .........................................................................................................................................24
    CAFOD CONCERNED ABOUT FR. DOMINGOS SOARES......................................................................................................................24
    SINTONG PANJAITAN APOLOGIZES FOR SHOOTINGS (REUTER) ..................................................................................................25
    AUSTRALIA-INDONESIA SIGN FOUR TIMOR GAP CONTRACTS (REUTER) ..................................................................................25
    JAPAN TIMES NEWSBRIEFS ON EAST TIMOR .......................................................................................................................................25
    ASSISTANCE MAY BE LINKED TO HUMAN RIGHTS.....................................................................................................................25
    NEW AUSTRALIAN PREMIER PRAISES INDONESIA REPORT (REUTER) ........................................................................................25
    A WHITEWASH THAT DESERVES A BACKLASH (MANCHESTER GUARDIAN) .............................................................................25
    US SENATORS 'IMPRESSED'.........................................................................................................................................................................26
    RUDINI ON INVESTIGATION OF TIMOR BUREAUCRATS..................................................................................................................26
    ASIA WATCH CALLS FOR INTERNATIONAL MONITORS AT TRIALS .............................................................................................27
  6. DETAINED IN DILI ..............................................................................................................................................................................27
    II. DETAINED IN JAKARTA...................................................................................................................................................................27
    STUDENT UNIVERSITY...............................................................................................................................................................28
    AUSTRALIAN E.T. EMBASSY CALLS FOR SUPPORT.............................................................................................................................28
    WE ASK YOU URGENTLY......................................................................................................................................................................28
    NEW ZEALAND ‘REASSURED’ BY INDONESIAN GOVERNMENT REPORT (AFP)..........................................................................28
    EAST TIMOR UPDATE (CANADIAN ACTIVIST).....................................................................................................................................29
    CANADA SLASHES AID..........................................................................................................................................................................29
    MASSACRE INQUIRY BLAMES VICTIMS...........................................................................................................................................29
    BISHOP RENEWS PEACE CALL.............................................................................................................................................................29
    SOARES-BOUTROS GHALI TALKS (REUTER) .........................................................................................................................................29
    NEW TIMOR COMMANDER TAKES HARD LINE (REUTER) ...............................................................................................................29
    AFRICA LUSOPHONE SUMMIT..................................................................................................................................................................30
    TIMOR (ECOLOGIE INFOS)..........................................................................................................................................................................30
    A STRATEGIC INTEREST .......................................................................................................................................................................30
    EUROPEAN VIGILANCE.........................................................................................................................................................................30
    RESPONSIBILITY OF THE USA .............................................................................................................................................................31
    MISSIONS OF OBSERVATION AND REPRESSION ............................................................................................................................31
    PORTUGAL BEGINS CAMPAIGN AGAINST INDONESIAN ANNEXATION......................................................................................31
    EYEWITNESSES OF A TRAGEDY (JAKARTA, JAKARTA).....................................................................................................................32
    INTERVIEWED BY JJ REPORTERS ABOUT THE CREDIBILITY OF EYEWITNESSES, THE CHAIRMAN OF THE KPN, M.
    DJAELANI, RESPONDED AS FOLLOWS:....................................................................................................................................33
    JAKARTA JAKARTA JOURNALISTS SACKED....................................................................................................................34
    INDONESIAN JOURNALISTS DISMISSED FOR PUBLISHING MASSACRE TESTIMONY.........................................................34
    THREE JOURNALISTS SACKED (GUARDIAN)................................................................................................................34
    WORLD JOURNALISTS PROTEST........................................................................................................................................34
    JOURNALISTS DISMISSED FOR DOING THEIR JOB........................................................................................................................34
    MOROCCANS MASSACRE EYEWITNESSES?............................................................................................................................................35
    POLICE DETAIN MOROCCANS............................................................................................................................................................35
    PRISONER’S MOTHER APPEALS TO ALL GROUPS................................................................................................................................35
    SOARES: U.N. INQUIRY STILL POSSIBLE (REUTER)...............................................................................................................................35
    SOARES, BUSH CONCERNED ABOUT TIMOR ........................................................................................................................................35
    East Timor Documents, Volume 8. January 5 - 24, 1992 Page 3
    EXCERPT FROM AFP, WASHINGTON, JAN 13 .................................................................................................................................36
    SOARES MAKES LITTLE HEADWAY WITH BUSH (IPS)..................................................................................................................36
    GERMANY “ACCEPTS” KPN REPORT.......................................................................................................................................................36
    SINTONG, WAROUW INVESTIGATED ......................................................................................................................................................36
    MANTIRI INSTALLED...................................................................................................................................................................................36
    SUDRADJAT SHOWMANSHIP ....................................................................................................................................................................37
    CONTINUING REPORTAGE ON 12 NOV DILI INCIDENT; NEW REGIONAL COMMANDER NAMED..................................37
    INDONESIA REJECTS UN TEAM ................................................................................................................................................................37
    TIMOR, AGAIN... THEY MAY READ (PORTUGUESE TV CRITIQUE).................................................................................................37
    OFFICIAL VISITS TO HOLLAND CANCELLED IN AID CUT PROTEST...............................................................................................38
    ARMS TO INDONESIA DEBATED IN U.K. HOUSE OF LORDS...........................................................................................................38
    EAST TIMOR.............................................................................................................................................................................................38
    DEATH FOR GREGORIO?.............................................................................................................................................................................38
    SPECIAL SYAFEI INSTALLATION (ANTARA) .........................................................................................................................................39
    BUSH “VERY AWARE” EAST TIMOR.........................................................................................................................................................39
    UN MUST INVESTIGATE THE DILI MASSACRE (TAPOL)....................................................................................................................39
    THE KPN REPORT ...................................................................................................................................................................................40
    CASUALTY FIGURE: ...............................................................................................................................................................................40
    CAUSES: .....................................................................................................................................................................................................40
    WITNESSES:...............................................................................................................................................................................................40
    VICTIMS:....................................................................................................................................................................................................40
    CONSEQUENCES......................................................................................................................................................................................40
    NEW 'GET-TOUGH' ARMY LEADERSHIP IN EAST TIMOR ............................................................................................................40
    JAPAN CONTINUES AID ..............................................................................................................................................................................40
    EXCERPTED FROM KYODO, JAKARTA, JAN 15.............................................................................................................................40
    ALATAS REBUKES MANGLAPUS ON U.S. BASES..................................................................................................................................40
    EXCERPTED FROM AFP, JAKARTA, JAN 15.....................................................................................................................................41
    EVANS ORDERS CROSSES REMOVED .......................................................................................................................................................41
    EXCERPTED FROM AFP, CANBERRA, JAN 16..................................................................................................................................41
    OUTDOOR EMBASSY FOR E. TIMOR IN AUSTRALIA..............................................................................................41
    COURT ASKED TO LET CROSSES STAY.......................................................................................................................41
    TIMOR “LEAKED DOCUMENT” TRIAL....................................................................................................................................................42
    THREE WHO LEAKED STATE SECRETS TO PORTUGAL WILL SOON BE TRIED ...............................42
    31 ACCUSED..............................................................................................................................................................................................42
    JAPANESE TOURIST ACCUSED, DEPORTED..........................................................................................................................................42
    MAN SAYS JAKARTA OUSTED HIM FOR ALLEGED SPYING...............................................................................42
    JAWA POS - INTEL PAPER!....................................................................................................................................................................43
    WADA’S CONVERSATION WITH CONSUL GENERAL HARUTA..........................................................................43
    JAPAN - INDONESIA AID WILL CONTINUE DESPITE EAST TIMOR KILLINGS..............................................................................44
    REPORT: MEETING WITH SENATOR PELL..............................................................................................................................................44
    TIMOR GAP OIL.............................................................................................................................................................................................44
    MASSACRE SURVIVORS TO GO ON TRIAL IN DILI (TAPOL)..............................................................................................................44
    CDPM LISTS 37 TIMORESE TO BE TRIED IN DILI.......................................................................................................45
    A WOMAN GOES ON TRIAL IN DILI........................................................................................................................................45
    TIMORESE PLEADS “GUILTY”..................................................................................................................................................45
    BELO IMPLICATED IN TRIAL?...................................................................................................................................................46
    TIMORESE WOMAN SENTENCED TO SEVEN YEARS............................................................................................46
    NOTE REGARDING SOURCES:..............................................................................................................................................................46
    PORTUGAL LASHES OUT ............................................................................................................................................................................46
    TIMOR MEETING / ACTION ALERT - NEW YORK.................................................................................................................................46
    N.J. PROGRAM: INDONESIA IN EAST TIMOR: US ARMS AND GENOCIDE...............................................................................46
    THE TIANANMEN IN EAST TIMOR (NYT EDITORIAL)........................................................................................................................47
    DUTCH RESUME AID (REUTER) ................................................................................................................................................................47
    DUTCH WILL MAKE DEMANDS (AFP)............................................................................................................................................47
    AID RESUMES, UN FOLLOWS IN WAKE (IPS)...............................................................................................................................47
    CORRECTION JAN 24 FROM E.T.A.N., CANADA:............................................................................................................................47
    JAKARTA WELCOMES DUTCH RESUMPTION OF DEVELOPMENT AID................................................................................47
    AT LEAST 56 TIMORESE DETAINED.........................................................................................................................................................48
    TALKS WITH TIMOR RESISTANCE?..........................................................................................................................................................48
    INDONESIAN ASSASSINATION PLOTS? ...................................................................................................................................................48
    SOARES: TIMOR NOT GOA .........................................................................................................................................................................48
    Page 4 East Timor Documents, Volume 8. January 5 - 24, 1992.
    U.S., AUSTRALIA VIEW TIMOR DIFFERENTLY THAN EUROPE........................................................................................................48
    MASSACRE: ONLY THE TIP OF THE ICEBERG .......................................................................................................................................49
    (1) PORTUGUESE HOSTAGES: ..............................................................................................................................................................49
    (2) THE SLAUGHTER OF INNOCENTS: ...............................................................................................................................................49
    (3) ASSASSINATION OF BABIES:..........................................................................................................................................................49
    (4) TORTURE OF PRISONERS:...............................................................................................................................................................49
    OVERZEALOUS TIMOR PROSECUTORS...................................................................................................................................................49
    PORTUGAL ONE-UPS GREENPEACE.........................................................................................................................................................49
    CONDEMN TIMOR TRIALS, OTTAWA TOLD .........................................................................................................................................50
    SURVIVORS OF ATTACK BY SOLDIERS FACING LEGAL ACTION..............................................................................................50
    KOOIJMANS: TORTURE IN PARTS OF INDONESIA ROUTINE...........................................................................................................50

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THE SECRET LIFE OF HENRY KISSINGER (DURING THE INVASION).......................................................................................... 3
SECRET/SENSITIVE MEM ORANDUM OF CONVERSATION............................................................................................................ 3
A MESSAGE TO ALL EAST TIMOR SOLIDARITY GROUPS THROUGHOUT THE WORLD. (XANANA GUSM AO)................... 4
CORRECTION ON DJAELANI ....................................................................................................................................................................... 5
UPDATED U.S. STATE DEPARTMENT TRAVEL ADVISORY FOR INDONESIA................................................................................. 5
INDONESIA - CAUTION JANUARY 14, 1992........................................................................................................................................ 5
SENATOR WALLOP REACTS TO INDONESIAN GOVERNMENT REPORT ......................................................................................... 6
‘BETRAYAL’ BY THE SOUTH PACIFIC (DAVID ROBIE)......................................................................................................................... 6
LETTER FROM EAST TIMOR (PRIVATE EYE).......................................................................................................................................... 6
PRIVATE EYE HEARS FROM ARMY FRIEND ..................................................................................................................................... 6
WHAT YOU DON’T KNOW ABOUT EAST TIMOR (LOREN RYTER).................................................................................................. 7
NO MEMBER OF PRAMUKA WAS INVOLVED IN THE DILI INCIDENT (SUARA KARYA) ............................................................ 8
NO PRAMUKAS JOINED 12 NOVEMBER DEMONSTRATION........................................................................................................ 8
COURT ALLOWS CROSSES REMOVAL IN CANBERRA PROTEST (AFP)............................................................................................. 8
REMOVAL OF EAST TIMORESE CROSSES “DISGRACEFUL” (CIET)............................................................................................. 8
EAST TIMORESE WILL NOT RECLAIM “DESECRATED” CROSSES ............................................................................................... 8
PORTUGAL PROPOSES TIMOR TALKS (REUTER) .................................................................................................................................. 9
JAKARTA REJECTS PORTUGUESE TALKS......................................................................................................................................... 9
ALATAS: WE WILL TALK ........................................................................................................................................................................ 9
SOARES DENOUNCES INDONESIA ....................................................................................................................................................... 9
SOARES CALLS FOR TALKS................................................................................................................................................................... 9
TIMOR REBEL LEADER CAPTURED (REUTER) ....................................................................................................................................... 9
TIMOR REBEL CAPTURE DENIED ........................................................................................................................................................ 9
FALANTIL LEADER CAPTURED (TAPOL) ........................................................................................................................................ 10
DA COSTA CAPTURE A BLOW TO TIMOR RESISTANCE (REUTER) .......................................................................................... 10
GUERRILLA COMMANDER CAPTURED BY INDONESIAN ARMY (IPS).................................................................................... 10
U.N. HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION (UNHCR) TO MEET (REUTER).............................................................................................. 10
UNHCR POLITICS (AFP) ........................................................................................................................................................................ 10
UNHCR CENSURE FOR INDONESIA?.................................................................................................................................................. 10
UN CONDEMNATION THREATENS INDONESIA (NRC HANDELSBALD) ................................................................................. 11
CANADA ASIA WORKING GROUP SUBMISSION TO UNHCR...................................................................................................... 11
BACKGROUND TO THE CURRENT HUMAN RIGHTS SITUATION ............................................................................................ 11
ARBITRARY ARREST AND DETENTION, TORTURE AND ILL-TREATMENT.......................................................................... 11
EXTRA-JUDICIAL EXECUTIONS AND DISAPPEARANCES........................................................................................................... 12
MASSACRES OF CIVILIANS.................................................................................................................................................................. 12
RESTRICTIONS ON FREEDOM OF MOVEMENT, SPEECH AND ASSOCIATION....................................................................... 13
VIOLATIONS OF RELIGIOUS, CULTURAL AND COLLECTIVE RIGHTS..................................................................................... 13
CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS.................................................................................................................................... 13
NOTES........................................................................................................................................................................................................ 14
TIMOR POLICY BASED ON FALSE PREMISES, SAYS HORTA (GREEN LEFT) ................................................................................. 14
EAST TIMORESE FEARFUL (REUTER) ..................................................................................................................................................... 15
‘STOP DELAYING THE INEVITABLE’ - FRETILIN (GREEN LEFT)..................................................................................................... 15
UK STANDS UP FOR EAST TIMOR (REUTER)........................................................................................................................................ 16
BELO: SHIP PROJTEST LEADERS HAVE ‘HEADS IN CLOUDS’ (REUTER) ........................................................................................ 16
MADDENING SILENCE (F.E.E.R.)............................................................................................................................................................... 16
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LISBON BLAMED FOR MUTED EC RESPONSE ON EAST TIMOR................................................................................................ 16
CANADIAN SOUL- SEARCHING ON TIMOR (ETAN)............................................................................................................................ 17
SUMMARY REPORT FROM ETAN/CANADA, JANUARY 28:........................................................................................................ 17
CARRASCALAO BLAMES APODETI (REUTER)..................................................................................................................................... 17
KOOIJMANS TORTURE REPORT .............................................................................................................................................................. 17
U.N. REPORT TELLS OF TORTURE PRACTICES IN INDONESIA (IPS)........................................................................................ 17
KOOJIMANS KEPT IN DARK (REUTER)............................................................................................................................................ 18
NEW WAVE OF TIMORESE ARRESTS (AFP)............................................................................................................................................ 18
PROPOSAL FOR A CONVENTION ON EAST TIMOR (CDPM)............................................................................................................. 18

  1. INTRODUCTION ................................................................................................................................................................................. 18
  2. OBJECTIVES ......................................................................................................................................................................................... 18
  3. TIMING AND VENUE......................................................................................................................................................................... 18
  4. PROVISIONAL PROGRAMME.......................................................................................................................................................... 18
  5. PARTICIPANTS.................................................................................................................................................................................... 19
    CANADA KEEPS ON HEDGING................................................................................................................................................................. 19
    TIMOR JOURNALIST FIRED (ETAN/CANADA)...................................................................................................................................... 19
    OZ “FOUR CORNERS” PROGRAMME ON EAST TIMOR INCIDENT ................................................................................................. 19
    CARRASCALAO SURRENDER CALL (UPI).............................................................................................................................................. 19
    XANANA SURRENDER IMMINENT? (AFP)............................................................................................................................................. 19
    FRETILIN DENIES IMMINENT XANANA SURRENDER (REUTER).............................................................................................. 19
    FORMER PORTUGUESE LEADERS APPEAL TO THE U.S. (IPS)........................................................................................................... 20
    REPORT FROM EAST TIMOR ACTION NETWORK / U.S...................................................................................................................... 20
    THREE LETTERS TO EUROPEAN GOVERNMENTS (AGIR POUR TIMOR)....................................................................................... 22
    BISHOP BELO INVOLVED? (EDITOR, TEMPO) ....................................................................................................................................... 23
    TEMPO, 1 FEBRUARY 1992................................................................................................................................................................... 23
    WHAT HAPPENED TO GERHAN LANTARA?......................................................................................................................................... 23
    INDONESIA MAY RESUME NETHERLANDS AID TALKS (KYODO).................................................................................................. 24
    UN TO PROBE EAST TIMOR (REUTER) ................................................................................................................................................... 24
    U.N. DECISION TO SEND ENVOY PRAISED BY PORTUGAL AND E.C. (IPS).............................................................................. 25
    JAKARTA REFUSES FOREIGN INVESTIGATORS (REUTER) ......................................................................................................... 25
    U.N. ENVOY ON EAST TIMOR URGED TO SEEK ANSWERS FROM MILITARY (ASIA WATCH)............................................ 25
    MALAYSIAN GROUPS SUPPORT TIMORESE (GREEN LEFT)........................................................................................................... 25
    AUSTRALIAN PARLIAMENT INDONESIA HEARINGS (AFP).............................................................................................................. 26
    E.C. BACKS U.N. TIMOR TALKS (AFP)..................................................................................................................................................... 26
    EAST TIMOR UPDATE (ACTIVIST)........................................................................................................................................................... 26
    GUELPH U. RETHINKS AID .................................................................................................................................................................. 26
    MASSACRE SURVIVOR JAILED ........................................................................................................................................................... 26
    JOURNALISTS FIRED FOR REPORTING ............................................................................................................................................ 26
    MEDIA WATCH....................................................................................................................................................................................... 27
    ACTION OF THE MONTH-- .................................................................................................................................................................. 27
    NO MORE WEAPONS SALES -- CANADIAN ARMS EXPORTS AND HUMAN RIGHTS (ACTIVIST)........................................... 27
    AN OPTIMAL PROPOSAL..................................................................................................................................................................... 28
    CANDU TECHNOLOGY......................................................................................................................................................................... 28
    DEFENSE INDUSTRY PRODUCTIVITY PROGRAM ......................................................................................................................... 28
    BITNET DEBATE ON EAST TIMOR........................................................................................................................................................... 29
    FROM: LOREN RYTER, BROWN UNIV. .............................................................................................................................................. 29
    FROM: COBAN TUN............................................................................................................................................................................... 29
    FROM: DAVID KOHR, UNIV. OF ILLINOIS. ....................................................................................................................................... 30
    FROM: JOSEPH STIMPFL...................................................................................................................................................................... 30
    FROM: INDRA (ORIGINAL POSTER) .................................................................................................................................................. 30
    FROM: COBAN TUN............................................................................................................................................................................... 30
    FROM: "KEVIN F. GAW"........................................................................................................................................................................ 30
    FROM: OLIVER KORTENDICK M.A., KÖLN, GERMANY............................................................................................................... 30
    FROM: "MICHAEL L. LEHOULLIER"................................................................................................................................................... 30
    FROM: LOREN RYTER ........................................................................................................................................................................... 30
    FROM: ANTON H GUNAWAN ............................................................................................................................................................. 31
    AMNESTY CRITICIZES KPN REPORT (REUTER) ................................................................................................................................... 31
    AMNESTY REPORT: SUMMARY AND RECOMMENDATIONS.................................................................................................... 32
    SUMMARY............................................................................................................................................................................................... 32
    THE NATIONAL COMMISSION OF INQUIRY................................................................................................................................... 32
    OTHER ASPECTS OF THE GOVERNMENT'S RESPONSE................................................................................................................. 32
    AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL'S RECOMMENDATIONS................................................................................................................. 32
    AMNESTY SHOCKS INDONESIA (REUTER)...................................................................................................................................... 32
    East Timor Documents, Volume 9. January 25 - February 7, 1992. Page 3.
    PROTEST DEMONSTRATION PLANNED AS ALATAS VISITS LONDON (BCET)............................................................................ 33
    LORD AVEBURY ON AFTERMATH OF MASSACRE (LETTER TO THE TIMES).............................................................................. 33
    INDONESIA FACES U.K. DISPLEASURE OVER TIMOR (INDEPENDENT)......................................................................................... 33
    LABOUR DEMANDS JAKARTA ARMS BAN (GUARDIAN)........................................................................................................... 34
    HURD-ALATAS MEETING IN LONDON (AFP)................................................................................................................................. 34
    HURD URGES JUSTICE FOR MASSACRE (REUTER) ....................................................................................................................... 34
    ALATAS PLEDGES ACTION AGAINST THOSE RESPONSIBLE (AFP) .......................................................................................... 34
    KAUFMAN WARNS ALATAS ON HUMAN RIGHTS (LABOUR PARTY)..................................................................................... 34
    HURD RESISTS JAKARTA LINE OVER KILLINGS (GUARDIAN) .................................................................................................. 35
    BRITAIN CONTINUES ARMS SALES AND AID TO INDONESIA (INDEPENDENT)................................................................... 35
    UK SEEKS ACTION ON TIMOR DEATHS (TIMES)........................................................................................................................... 35
    JOURNALISTS EXCLUDED FROM ALATAS PRESS CONFERENCE (TAPOL)............................................................................. 35
    DR CAREY QUESTIONS U.K. ARMS SALES (LETTER TO THE GUARDIAN).................................................................................. 36
    ARMS TIE.................................................................................................................................................................................................. 36
    STUDENT KILLED IN DILI BRAWL (AFP)................................................................................................................................................ 36
    INDONESIA TO PROMOTE TOURISM IN LOS ANGELES..................................................................................................................... 36
    CHINA WAFFLES ON TIMOR (IPS)............................................................................................................................................................ 36
    INDONESIA & GATT (UPI) .......................................................................................................................................................................... 36
    E.C. SAYS INDONESIAN INVESTIGATION OF EAST TIMOR MASSACRE INSUFFICIENT (AGENCE EUROPE) ....................... 37
    E.C. OFFICIAL PRESSES ALATAS (AFP).................................................................................................................................................... 37
    SUHARTO PROMISES TRIALS (AFP)......................................................................................................................................................... 37
    EAST TIMORESE IN JAKARTA CHARGED WITH SUBVERSION (ACFOA)...................................................................................... 37
    UPDATE.................................................................................................................................................................................................... 37
    REQUESTS................................................................................................................................................................................................. 38

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U.S. STATE DEPARTMENT HUMAN RIGHTS REPORT ON INDONESIA FOR 1991........................................................................4
SECTION 1. RESPECT FOR THE INTEGRITY OF THE PERSON ....................................................................................................... 5
INCLUDING FREEDOM FROM:............................................................................................................................................................. 5
SECTION 2 . RESPECT FOR CIVIL LIBERTIES...................................................................................................................................... 7
INCLUDING:............................................................................................................................................................................................... 7
SECTION 3. RESPECT FOR POLITICAL RIGHTS: THE RIGHT OF CITIZENS TO CHANGE THEIR GOVERNMENT............. 8
SECTION 4. GOVERNMENTAL ATTITUDE REGARDING INTERNATIONAL AND NONGOVERNMENTAL
INVESTIGATION OF ALLEGED VIOLATIONS OF HUMAN RIGHTS.................................................................................... 9
SECTION 5. DISCRIMINATION BASED ON RACE, SEX, RELIGION, LANGUAGE, OR SOCIAL STATUS............................... 9
SECTION 6. WORKER RIGHTS................................................................................................................................................................ 9
TRANSCRIPT OF CORNELL UNIVERSITY CONFERENCE (DECEMBER 9, 1991) .......................................................................11
AMY GOODMAN.................................................................................................................................................................................... 11
ALLAN NAIRN......................................................................................................................................................................................... 12
ANTONIO PAIS........................................................................................................................................................................................ 13
JOSÉ LUIS GUTERRES ............................................................................................................................................................................ 14
BENEDICT ANDERSON.......................................................................................................................................................................... 15
INDONESIAN FOREIGN MINISTER ALI ALATAS AROUND THE WORLD ......................................................................................17
ALATAS, IN LONDON, RULES OUT EAST TIMOR VOTE (UPI)........................................................................................................... 17
FACE TO FACE BETWEEN ALATAS AND JOLLIFFE....................................................................................................................... 17
JOURNALISTS BY INVITATION ONLY (INDEPENDENT).............................................................................................................. 18
ALATAS, IN BRUSSELS, SHOCKED BY AMNESTY REPORT (REUTER)............................................................................................. 18
ALATAS TO VISIT JAPAN TO EXPLAIN MASSACRE (KYODO) ......................................................................................................... 18
LETTER TO ALATAS (FREE EAST TIMOR JAPAN COALITION).................................................................................................. 18
WATANABE: AID NOT AFFECTED BY MASSACRE (REUTER) ................................................................................................... 19
ALATAS MEETS DIET MEMBERS FORUM ON EAST TIMOR ...................................................................................................... 19
KILLINGS WON’T END JAKARTA AID, ENVOY TOLD (JAPAN TIMES)...................................................................................... 19
ALATAS VISIT SPARKS DEBATE ON CONTINUED AID FOR INDONESIA (IPS)....................................................................... 20
ALATAS ARRIVES IN WASHINGTON (AFP)............................................................................................................................................ 20
CALL TO DEMONSTRATE.................................................................................................................................................................... 20
ALATAS DC PRESS CONFERENCE (UPI)............................................................................................................................................ 20
AFP ACCOUNT........................................................................................................................................................................................ 21
THE INDONESIAN COVER-UP (BOSTON GLOBE EDITORIAL)..................................................................................................... 21
ALATAS IN CANADA................................................................................................................................................................................... 21
CANADA MAINTAINING SANCTIONS? (REUTER)........................................................................................................................ 21
ALATAS IN PARIS (AFP).............................................................................................................................................................................. 22
ALATAS IN THE HAGUE (AFP).................................................................................................................................................................. 22
ALATAS: BAN ON FOREIGN JOURNALISTS A ‘TEMPORARY’ MEASURE (IPS)...................................................................... 22
INDONESIA ‘COMMITTED TO JUSTICE’ (REUTER)...................................................................................................................... 23
GOINGS ON ABOUT CANADA.................................................................................................................................................................23
CANADA TO CONTINUE AID SUSPENSION (UPI)................................................................................................................................. 23
FARAWAY BLOODSHED LEAVES A STAIN ON CANADA (GIBBONS).............................................................................................. 23
DOCUMENTS ON EAST TIMOR MASSACRE
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CANADA CONSIDERS LIFTING SANCTIONS (OTTAWA CITIZEN).................................................................................................. 24
OTTAWA PONDERS EASING SANCTIONS ON INDONESIA (MONTREAL GAZETTE).............................................................. 24
MACDOUGALL MAY LIFT INDONESIAN SANCTIONS (TORONTO STAR)............................................................................... 25
ACTION ALERT ON INDONESIAN COMMISSION OF INQUIRY (ETAN/CANADA) ....................................................................... 25
U.N. ENVOY AMOS WAKO’S MISSION TO TIMOR.............................................................................................................................26
WAKO ARRIVAL REMARKS................................................................................................................................................................. 26
HUMAN RIGHTS ACTIVIST MEETS UN SPECIAL EMISSARY...................................................................................................... 26
AS LONG AS IT’S NOT INVESTIGATIVE (EDITOR) ......................................................................................................................... 26
U.N. SPECIAL ENVOY NOT TO PROBE EAST TIMOR SHOOTING, SAYS ALATAS.................................................................. 26
INDONESIA TO ALLOW U.N. ENVOY VISIT EAST TIMOR ............................................................................................................ 26
ALATAS: WAKO CAN VISIT TIMOR................................................................................................................................................... 27
U.N. SPECIAL ENVOY TO MEET SUHARTO ON FRIDAY............................................................................................................... 27
U.N. ENVOY TO MEET INDONESIAN PRES. SUHARTO ................................................................................................................. 27
WAKO MEETS WITH MURDIONO...................................................................................................................................................... 27
WAKO ARRIVES IN DILI (AFP)............................................................................................................................................................. 28
WAKO MEETS CARRASCALAO........................................................................................................................................................... 28
UN ENVOY VISITS MASSACRE SITE, ENDS TIMOR TRIP.............................................................................................................. 28
SUHARTO TELLS OTHERS NOT TO IMPOSE THEIR VALUES ...................................................................................................... 28
FORCING FOREIGN VALUES ON OTHER COUNTRIES VIOLATES HUMAN RIGHTS: SUHARTO........................................ 29
WAKO: INDONESIA READY TO TRY SOLDIERS OVER TIMOR DEATHS................................................................................... 29
SUHARTO: SOLDIERS TO BE PROSECUTED ..................................................................................................................................... 29
U.N. ENVOY ENDS ITS SIX-DAY FACT-FINDING TRIP .................................................................................................................. 29
WAKO ENDS INDONESIAN VISIT (RADIO AUSTRALIA) ................................................................................................................. 29
SECURITY OPERATIONS IN DILI DURING WAKO VISIT (EDITOR)............................................................................................ 30
WAKO: I WOULD LIKE TO HAVE STAYED A LONG TIME (EDITOR)......................................................................................... 30
TEMPO ON WAKO’S DILI VISIT .......................................................................................................................................................... 31
JAKARTA WANTS TO CLOSE THE CHAPTER ON MASSACRE (IPS).......................................................................................... 31
PREPARING FOR THE PEACE BOAT ........................................................................................................................................................32
PROPOSAL: MISSION “PEACE IN TIMOR” .............................................................................................................................................. 32

  1. GENERAL VIEW OF THE SITUATION............................................................................................................................................ 32
  2. STRATEGY............................................................................................................................................................................................ 32
  3. BRIEF DESCRIPTION.......................................................................................................................................................................... 32
  4. PURPOSE............................................................................................................................................................................................... 32
  5. DATE: 27TH FEBRUARY 1992........................................................................................................................................................... 32
    ANNEX 1 ................................................................................................................................................................................................... 32
    INDONESIA READIES FORCE FOR PORTUGUESE ARRIVAL........................................................................................................ 33
    ‘ARMADA’ TO STOP PEACE SHIP?..................................................................................................................................................... 33
    PEACE MISSION COULD FAIL FOR LACK OF FUNDS (IPS) .......................................................................................................... 33
    WAR SHIPS TO HEAD OFF PEACE ENVOY........................................................................................................................................ 33
    MORE SHIP ACTIONS IN SOUTH PACIFIC........................................................................................................................................ 34
    OZ GOV’T WARY OF PEACE SHIP....................................................................................................................................................... 34
    ROW THE BOAT ASHORE? ................................................................................................................................................................... 34
    DELEGATION FROM BROWN UNIVERSITY ON BOARD THE “LUSITANIA EXPRESSO”....................................................... 34
    INDONESIAN NAVY ON LOOKOUT (AFP)........................................................................................................................................ 34
    SCORES ARRESTED IN TIMOR (JAKARTA POST)........................................................................................................................... 35
    PRESS RELEASE ON U.S. PARTICIPATION IN PEACE SHIP ........................................................................................................... 35
    SECURITY OFFICIALS PREPARED TO FACE PORTUGUESE SHIP (JAKARTA POST).............................................................. 35
    INDONESIA BANS PEACE SHIP (DPA)................................................................................................................................................ 35
    TIMOR SEA MILITARY EXERCISES.................................................................................................................................................... 36
    ONTARIO STUDENT JOINS PEACE SHIP........................................................................................................................................... 36
    CANADIAN GOVERNMENT WARNS AGAINST PEACE SHIP ....................................................................................................... 36
    PEACE SHIP DEFIES INDONESIA!........................................................................................................................................................ 36
    SINK PEACE SHIP, SAY JAKARTA MP’S (AGE)................................................................................................................................ 36
    INDONESIAN MILITARY THREATENS TO PREVENT LANDING (REUTER) ............................................................................ 37
    AUSTRALIAN UNIONS: PROTECT PEACE BOAT! (REUTER) ...................................................................................................... 37
    EANES TO JOIN PEACE SHIP................................................................................................................................................................ 37
    PEACE SHIP DEAD IN WATER (UPI)................................................................................................................................................... 37
    EAST TIMOR PEACE VOYAGE CALLED OFF (JAPAN TIMES)....................................................................................................... 37
    PEACE-BOAT MISSION NOT CALLED OFF (TAPOL)...................................................................................................................... 38
    PEACE SHIP BACK ON COURSE (REUTER, UPI) .............................................................................................................................. 38
    FRETILIN WARNS INDONESIA ON SHIP (REUTER) ....................................................................................................................... 38
    PEACE SHIP PINUP (REUTER)............................................................................................................................................................. 38
    TRIALS OF CIVILIANS.................................................................................................................................................................................39
    RUSHED ‘JUSTICE’........................................................................................................................................................................................ 39
    TIMORESE FACE DEATH (REUTER)......................................................................................................................................................... 39
    IMPENDING TRIALS OF TIMORESE (ACFOA) ....................................................................................................................................... 39
    SITUATION OF EAST TIMORESE DETAINEES IN JAKARTA AND DILI..................................................................................... 39
    East Timor Documents, Volume 10. February 8-29, 1992. Page 3.
    ACTION..................................................................................................................................................................................................... 39
    AUSSIE FM: RELEASE TIMORESE! ............................................................................................................................................................ 40
    LAWYERS BARRED FROM QUESTIONING OF EAST TIMORESE DETAINEES (UPI) ..................................................................... 40
    LAWYER CALLS FOR DILI DETAINEES TO BE RELEASED (J.POST).................................................................................................. 40
    TIMORESE ‘SPY’ TRIALS............................................................................................................................................................................. 40
    TRIALS OF 13 NEAR (DPA).......................................................................................................................................................................... 40
    STOP THE SUBVERSION TRIALS, RELEASE ALL EAST TIMORESE POLITICAL PRISONERS! (TAPOL)..................................... 40
    PLEASE TAKE THE FOLLOWING ACTION:....................................................................................................................................... 41
    EAST TIMOR TRIALS TO START............................................................................................................................................................... 41
    TIMORESE PRISONER RELEASES (AFP)................................................................................................................................................... 41
    BANDUNG STUDENTS RELEASED (AFP) ................................................................................................................................................ 41
    BIG DILI TRIALS SOON (REUTER)............................................................................................................................................................. 41
    TRIALS OF MILITARY OFFICERS.............................................................................................................................................................42
    SOEHARTO PROMISES PUNISHMENT (AFP).......................................................................................................................................... 42
    E.C. URGES MILITARY TRIALS (REUTER)............................................................................................................................................... 42
    MILITARY COUNCIL DECISIONS (REUTER)........................................................................................................................................... 42
    MILITARY COUNCIL REPORT (FULL TEXT).......................................................................................................................................... 42
    ARMY PUNISHES OFFICERS (REUTER).................................................................................................................................................... 43
    PUNISHMENT STINGS ARMY (REUTER)................................................................................................................................................. 44
    US APPLAUDS PUNISHMENT .................................................................................................................................................................... 44
    PUNISHMENTS SATISFY DUTCH, UK...................................................................................................................................................... 44
    JAPAN PRAISES INDONESIAN MEASURES (JAPAN TIMES) ............................................................................................................... 44
    JAPAN LAUDS PUNISHMENT (REUTER) ......................................................................................................................................... 44
    U.N. HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION MEETS IN GENEVA.................................................................................................................45
    PORTUGAL ESPOUSES EAST TIMOR’S CAUSE (GUARDIAN) ............................................................................................................ 45
    CLASH AT U.N. HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION (AFP)....................................................................................................................... 45
    BLAMING THE VICTIMS: JURISTS CRITICISE INDONESIA’S RESPONSE......................................................................................... 45
    ICJ LAMBASTES INDON. (AFP)............................................................................................................................................................ 46
    JAPAN UNDER INCREASING CRITICISM IN U.N. (ETNA)................................................................................................................... 46
    AUSTRALIAN DIPLOMATS LOSE THEIR COOL (ETNA)...................................................................................................................... 46
    ALLEGED COLLABORATOR OF INDONESIAN SECURITY FORCES ATTENDS UNHRC (HORTA)............................................. 47
    CANADA BACKS INDONESIA AT UNHRC (SOUTHAM)...................................................................................................................... 47
    JOURNALISTS BARRED FROM TIMOR..................................................................................................................................................47
    ASIA WATCH BLACKLISTED (FEER).................................................................................................................................................. 47
    MARK OF DISPLEASURE ...................................................................................................................................................................... 47
    PETER S. GOODMAN EXPULSION AND ARTICLES .............................................................................................................................. 48
    U.S. JOURNALIST FORCED TO LEAVE EAST TIMOR (AP/AFP) ................................................................................................... 48
    REUTER..................................................................................................................................................................................................... 48
    DPA ON GOODMAN EXPULSION....................................................................................................................................................... 48
    EAST TIMORESE DEFY TERROR TACTICS IN THE FIGHT TO BE FREE (GOODMAN, TELEGRAPH).................................. 48
    EAST TIMOR TENSE, ARMY GETS TOUGH (GOODMAN, NEWSDAY)........................................................................................ 49
    GOVERNMENT TO CURB JOURNALISTS ENTERING INDONESIA AS TOURISTS (JAKARTA POST)................................... 49
    EXPECTING SHIP, TIMOR CLOSED TO JOURNALISTS (AFP)....................................................................................................... 49
    REUTER:.................................................................................................................................................................................................... 49
    U.S. SENATE FOREIGN RELATIONS COMMITTEE HEARING...........................................................................................................50
    ASIA WATCH SENATE TESTIMONY......................................................................................................................................................... 50
    EXECUTIONS AFTER NOV. 12.............................................................................................................................................................. 50
    ARRESTS AND TRIALS SINCE NOVEMBER 12 ................................................................................................................................. 51
    HOW CAN THE U.S. HELP?.................................................................................................................................................................... 51
    COMMENT ON ASIA WATCH STATEMENT BY C. BUDIARDJO, TAPOL.: ................................................................................................... 52
    ALLAN NAIRN’S TESTIMONY............................................................................................................................................................. 52
    U.S. SENATE HEARING ON TIMOR (AFP)......................................................................................................................................... 52
    U.S. STATE DEPARTMENT AND SENATE HEARING (IPS)............................................................................................................ 52
    ASSORTED ARTICLES IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER.....................................................................................................................53
    ABILIO ARAUJO PRESS CONFERENCE IN LISBON................................................................................................................................ 53
    FRETILIN APPEALS IN LISBON FOR A WIDENING OF THE NATIONALIST CONVERGENCE............................................... 53
    CRITICISM OF PARTS OF THE RESISTANCE.................................................................................................................................... 53
    HELICOPTERS AND ARMOURED CARS HUNT FOR XANANA ................................................................................................... 53
    SUDOMO: GOVERNMENT WILL ISSUE REGULATION ABOUT NGO’S............................................................................................ 53
    WOLF AND HALL SAY INDONESIAN AID COULD BE CUT OFF UNLESS HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES CEASE.......................... 54
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    AUSTRALIAN ATTACHÉ: TERRITORIAL OPERATIONS GOOD FOR THE EAST TIMORESE (SUARA PEM BARUAN).......... 54
    INDONESIAN GENOCIDE IN THE CONTEXT OF THE QUINCENTENNIAL OF COLUMBUS’ VOYAGE.................................... 54
    AUSSIE TV ON TIMOR ................................................................................................................................................................................. 55
    8 FEB 1992. ABC-TV NEWS SYDNEY. CRAIG MCMURTRIE........................................................................................................... 55
    9 FEB 1992 . SBS-TV NEWS CANBERRA. ALAN SUNDERLAND .................................................................................................... 55
    9 FEB 1992 ABC-TV NEWS CANBERRA, BRENDA CONROY......................................................................................................... 55
    ACEH: INDONESIA’S FORGOTTEN TERROR (INDEPENDENT).......................................................................................................... 55
    COMMISSION OF INQUIRY NEEDED FOR ACEH (ASIA WATCH)............................................................................................... 56
    JERRY BROWN & PERTAMINA (LBO)...................................................................................................................................................... 56
    INDONESIAN CONNECTION................................................................................................................................................................ 56
    OPPOSITION DOUBTS UK GOVERNMENT COMMITMENT TO AID CONDITIONS (FINANCIAL TIMES) .............................. 57
    “WINDS OF CHANGE” IN THE AIR, SAYS GUERRILLA EXILE (IPS)................................................................................................... 57
    TIGHT MONEY HITS INVESTMENT (REUTER)...................................................................................................................................... 58
    E.C. TWELVE STATEMENT ......................................................................................................................................................................... 58
    INTERNATIONAL EAST TIMOR SOLIDARITY MEETING ................................................................................................................... 58
    PRESS RELEASE, 17 FEBRUARY 1992. ISSUED IN GENEVA............................................................................................................ 58
    REPORT OF EAST TIMOR ACTION NETWORK - U.S...................................................................................................................... 58
    ANGER OVER SALE OF NAVY VESSEL TO INDONESIA (UK INDEPENDENT)................................................................................ 59
    TORIES DEFEND INDONESIA ON KILLINGS (LETTER TO LONDON TIMES).................................................................................. 59
    GAO REPORT ON TIMOR MASSACRE RELEASED ................................................................................................................................ 60
    MORE KILLINGS IN EAST TIMOR (ASA)................................................................................................................................................ 60
    EAST TIMOR UPDATE........................................................................................................................................................................... 60
    INDONESIAN INVESTMENT DISINCENTIVES (REUTER)..................................................................................................................... 60
    MORE DETAILS ON THE SITUATION IN EAST TIMOR AFTER 12 NOVEMBER MASSACRE (CNRM)...................................... 61
    OECF (JAPAN) FUNDS SCHOOL BUILDINGS IN TIMOR...................................................................................................................... 61
    LEHIGH UNIVERSITY (BETHELEHEM, PA) CONFERENCE MARCH 3............................................................................................... 61
    THE HIDDEN GENOCIDE OF EAST TIMOR: EYEWITNESS ACCOUNTS OF THE MASSACRE............................................... 61
    PROVIDENCE, RI PUBLIC MEETING MARCH 13 ................................................................................................................................... 61
    WITNESS TO SLAUGHTER: A REPORT ON THE SILENT GENOCIDE IN EAST TIMOR........................................................... 61
    DA COSTA, SYAFEI REM ARKS (REUTER)............................................................................................................................................... 61
    DA COSTA COMMENTS (AFP) ............................................................................................................................................................ 62
    BRIG. GEN THEO SYAFEI: I WILL HUNT THEM DOWN (TEMPO)............................................................................................... 62
    DUTCH COLUMNIST HITS OUT AT SUHARTO (NRC HANDELSBLAD) ......................................................................................... 62
    LOS ANGELES INDONESIA BUSINESS PROMOTION AND DEMONSTRATION.............................................................................. 63
    EAST TIMOR ACTION NETWORK TO PROTEST AT INDONESIAN BUSINESS FORUM......................................................... 63
    REPORT ON DEMONSTRATION AT INDONESIA TRADE/TOURISM PROMOTION IN LOS ANGELES............................... 64
    INDONESIA NETS $2.4BN FOR TOURISM IN 1991 ................................................................................................................................. 64
    THE MOOD IN DILI (REUTER) ................................................................................................................................................................... 64
    CHIEF MINISTER OF N.T. (AUSTRALIA) ATTACKED OVER DILI VIDEO (AGE)............................................................................ 65
    BOYCOTT NORTHERN TERRITORY GOVERNMENT! BOYCOTT DARWIN! BOYCOTT KAKADU! ................................... 65
    IPB APPEAL FOR PEACE AND JUSTICE................................................................................................................................................... 65
    TIMORESE FLUNKY FOR JAKARTA (RRI, BBC).................................................................................................................................... 66
    BOB MUNTZ SPEAKS IN JAPAN (JAPAN TIMES) ................................................................................................................................. 66
    EYEWITNESS TO DILI ATTACK RAPS JAKARTA............................................................................................................................ 66
    THE WAR NO LONGER FORGOTTEN (DARWIN REFUGEES, REUTER)........................................................................................... 66
    BISHOP BELO INTERVIEW IN INDONESIAN PRESS (AFP) ................................................................................................................... 67
    EAST WHAT? (WASHINGTON POST EDITORIAL)................................................................................................................................ 67
    IRIAN JAYA FAMINE (REUTER)................................................................................................................................................................ 67

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“LUSITANIA EXPRESSO” BLOCKED FROM REACHING DILI................................................................................................................5
JAPANESE VOW TO DEFY EAST TIMOR SHIP BAN.................................................................................................................................5
PEACE SHIP EN ROUTE TO EAST TIMOR..................................................................................................................................................5
FIVE WARSHIPS OFF TIMOR.........................................................................................................................................................................6
PEACE MISSION STILL ON COURSE............................................................................................................................................................6
“WE WILL NOT GIVE UP THIS MISSION”...................................................................................................................................................6
TIMORESE STUDENTS ‘REJECT’ SHIP........................................................................................................................................................6
LUSITANIA EXPRESS UPDATE.....................................................................................................................................................................7
ABRI COMMANDER BANS BOAT ..............................................................................................................................................................8
PROTESTERS ARRIVE IN DARWIN .............................................................................................................................................................8
THE PEACE SHIPPERS.....................................................................................................................................................................................8
INDONESIAN STUDENTS NOT TO BOARD TIMOR PEACE BOAT.......................................................................................................9
ASHAMED TO BE CANADIAN......................................................................................................................................................................9
SYAFEI ON TRAITORS....................................................................................................................................................................................9
U.S. CONGRESSMEN SUPPORT PEACE BOAT...........................................................................................................................................9
PEACE SHIPPERS’ CAPTAIN........................................................................................................................................................................10
PEACE MISSION WILL NOT PROVOKE INDONESIAN ARMY..............................................................................................................10
“WE ARE NOT LIKE GREENPEACE” ..........................................................................................................................................................10
STUDENTS RESIST GOVERNMENT PRESSURE TO QUIT PEACE MISSION......................................................................................10
PEACE MISSION FEARS................................................................................................................................................................................11
INFIGHT ON THE ARRIVAL OF THE LUSITANIA EXPRESSO..............................................................................................................11
INDONESIA MONITORS PEACE SHIP........................................................................................................................................................11
EAST TIMOR PEACE MISSION REJECTS N.T. CHIEF MINISTER.........................................................................................................11
CANADIANS REFUSE TO LEAVE PEACE MISSION ................................................................................................................................12
PEACE SHIP IN DARWIN ..............................................................................................................................................................................12
INDONESIANS “BUZZED” PEACE SHIP ....................................................................................................................................................12
BIG WELCOME FOR PEACE SHIP IN DARWIN........................................................................................................................................13
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PEACE SHIP SAILS FROM DARWIN ......................................................................................................................................................... 13
WARSHIPS WAIT ........................................................................................................................................................................................... 13
BON VOYAGE, LUCY.................................................................................................................................................................................... 14
“IF NOT TODAY, TOMORROW”............................................................................................................................................................... 14
INDONESIAN PLANES BUZZ LUCY EN ROUTE TO DILI...................................................................................................................... 14
DAVID JENKINS ON LUCY.......................................................................................................................................................................... 15
LUCY AT SEA ................................................................................................................................................................................................. 15
LUCY BUZZED AGAIN................................................................................................................................................................................. 16
SHADOWING LUCY...................................................................................................................................................................................... 16
‘MOMENTS OF TRUTH’ AT DAWN.......................................................................................................................................................... 16
SYAFEI ‘PREPARED’ FOR PEACE BOAT (EDITOR) ............................................................................................................................... 17
U.N. CHIEF URGES RESTRAINT................................................................................................................................................................. 17
JAPAN EVINCES ‘CONCERN’...................................................................................................................................................................... 18
ASEAN CRITICIZES LUCY........................................................................................................................................................................... 18
LUSITANIA SHADOWED BY WARSHIP.................................................................................................................................................... 18
PEACE BOAT FORCED TO TURN AROUND, WAIT............................................................................................................................... 18
LUCY HALTS.................................................................................................................................................................................................. 18
PORTUGAL WATCHES................................................................................................................................................................................. 19
LUCY RETREATS........................................................................................................................................................................................... 19
LUCY HOUNDED ........................................................................................................................................................................................... 19
PORTUGAL CONDEMNS............................................................................................................................................................................. 19
PORTUGAL HAILS LUCY............................................................................................................................................................................. 19
INDONESIA ACCUSES PORTUGAL........................................................................................................................................................... 20
VIEWS FROM LUCY...................................................................................................................................................................................... 20
PEACE SHIP TURNED BACK BY INDONESIAN NAVY.......................................................................................................................... 20
THOUGHTS FROM THE LUSITANIA EXPRESSO (LORNE RIDER) .................................................................................................... 20
EAST TIMOR PEACE BOAT TURNED BACK .......................................................................................................................................... 21
CANDLELIGHTS IN DARWIN ..................................................................................................................................................................... 21
LUCY IN DARWIN ......................................................................................................................................................................................... 21
INDONESIA DEMONSTRATES NEW NAVAL POWER........................................................................................................................... 22
INDONESIA HARDENS ON TIMOR (ANTARA) ...................................................................................................................................... 22
LUSITANIA OBEYS ORDERS AND RETURNS TO DARWIN (KOMPAS) ............................................................................................ 23
DARWIN PROTEST BY PEACE BEATERS SAID PROVOCATIVE (ANTARA) .................................................................................... 24
TIMOR PEACE SHIP RETURNS................................................................................................................................................................... 24
LUCY — PAWN IN THE GAME?................................................................................................................................................................. 25
LUCY’S OWNERS MAY SUE INDONESIA ................................................................................................................................................. 25
ANTARA STONED IN DILI .......................................................................................................................................................................... 25
INDONESIA SLAMS HYPOCRISY ON LUCY............................................................................................................................................. 26
GALP CONFIRMS LUCY FUNDING........................................................................................................................................................... 26
TAINTED LUCY HEADS HOME.................................................................................................................................................................. 26
PEACE MISSION TURNED BACK BUT FOCUSED ATTENTION ON MASSACRE............................................................................ 27
ABOARD THE TIMOR PEACE SHIP........................................................................................................................................................... 27
EAST TIMOR VOYAGE CLAIMS SUCCESS............................................................................................................................................... 28
TRIALS OF CIVILIANS................................................................................................................................................................................. 29
LBH: SEVEN DETAINED EAST TIMORESE NEED LAWYERS............................................................................................................... 29
SUBVERSION TRIALS IN DILI A TRAVESTY OF JUSTICE (TAPOL) ................................................................................................... 29
TIMOR TRIALS TO START NEXT WEEK (ASIA WATCH) .................................................................................................................... 29
CALL FOR JOINT ACTION TO PROTEST THE TRIALS (TAPOL)........................................................................................................ 30
REPORT ON FRANCISCO BRANCO (EXPRESSO)................................................................................................................................... 30
17 EAST TIMORESE STUDENTS RELEASED, 5 TO FACE TRIAL IN JAKARTA................................................................................ 30
AUSTRALIAN ICJ LAWYER TO OBSERVE DILI TRIALS ....................................................................................................................... 31
FOCUS SHIFTS TO TRIALS.......................................................................................................................................................................... 31
EIGHT TRIALS FOR DILI.............................................................................................................................................................................. 31
INDONESIA SENDS ACEH MOSLEM REBEL TO JAIL............................................................................................................................ 31
INDONESIA STARTS TRIALS, BARS LAWYER........................................................................................................................................ 31
WORLD CAMPAIGN AGAINST THE TIMOR TRIALS (TAPOL) .......................................................................................................... 32
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LOS ANGELES DEMONSTRATION ON TRIALS.......................................................................................................................................32
LBH ON REPRESENTATION DISPUTE.......................................................................................................................................................33
LBH STYMIED IN DILI ..................................................................................................................................................................................34
ACFOA ON TRIALS........................................................................................................................................................................................34
TIMOR INDEPENDENCE TRIALS BEGIN..................................................................................................................................................34
WORLDWIDE PROTESTS AGAINST EAST TIMOR TRIALS ..................................................................................................................35
FRANCISCO BRANCO TRIAL HEAVILY GUARDED...............................................................................................................................35
EXCERPTS FROM THE ARAUJO INDICTMENT .....................................................................................................................................36
NEW JAKARTA DEMO TRIALS ..................................................................................................................................................................37
PORTUGAL: TRIALS RIGGED .....................................................................................................................................................................37
DEFENDANTS IN DILI DENIED CHOICE OF LAWYERS.........................................................................................................................37
24 PARTICIPANTS IN DILI INCIDENT TO BE INDOCTRINATED........................................................................................................37
LBH DA CUNHA TRIAL STATEMENT ......................................................................................................................................................38
DILI ‘SECRET DOCUMENTS’ CONVICTION ............................................................................................................................................38
ACEH ‘REBEL BUSINESSMAN’ JAILED.....................................................................................................................................................38
REPORTS OF DEMONSTRATIONS ABOUT TRIALS...............................................................................................................................38
LBH CHARGES HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS......................................................................................................................................41
EAST TIMORESE PRISONER GRAVELY ILL IN JAKARTA....................................................................................................................41
BRANCO’S NIECE TELLS HER STORY......................................................................................................................................................42
ICJ OBSERVER SLAMS TRIALS ...................................................................................................................................................................42
DA CAMARA DENIES CHARGES................................................................................................................................................................42
LBH WINS REPRESENTATION RIGHTS.....................................................................................................................................................43
COURT’S JURISDICTION REJECTED ........................................................................................................................................................43
TIMOR TRIALS BREAKTHROUGH............................................................................................................................................................43
LAST ‘SECRETS’ TRIALS CONVICTION....................................................................................................................................................44
FERNANDO ARAUJO’S FIRST COURT STATEMENT............................................................................................................................44
MORE TIMORESE ARRESTED.....................................................................................................................................................................46
AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL ELECTRONIC URGENT ACTION .........................................................................................................46
PRINCEN TO TESTIFY IN TRIAL OF EAST TIMORESE YOUNGSTER................................................................................................47
PORTUGAL BLASTS INDONESIA FOR SENTENCING OF TIMORESE................................................................................................47
INDICTMENT OF VIRGILIO DA SILVA GUTERRES................................................................................................................................47
U.N. HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION ADOPTS WEAK ‘CONSENSUS’ IN GENEVA....................................................................49
AMERICANS AND JAPANESE BLACKMAIL PORTUGUESE (ETNA)..................................................................................................49
‘CONSENSUS’ STATEMENT AT UNHRC ..................................................................................................................................................49
AUSTRALIA’S IMAGE IRREPARABLY TARNISHED? (ETNA)..............................................................................................................50
DEALS AT UNHRC (AP)................................................................................................................................................................................50
PORTUGAL AND INDONESIA’S JOINT TEXT AT UNHRC (PUBLICO)..............................................................................................50
THE HUMAN RIGHTS OMISSION (GUARDIAN).....................................................................................................................................51
AN ATROCITY UNCHALLENGED (LETTER TO THE GUARDIAN RE UNHRC)..................................................................................51
UN GOES TO WATER ON TIMOR (GREEN LEFT ON UNHCR).............................................................................................................52
ANALYSIS OF EAST TIMOR IN UNHRC (RUSSELL ANDERSON) .......................................................................................................52
U.S. SENATE HEARING AND OTHER WASHINGTON EVENTS .........................................................................................................55
REPORT ON FEBRUARY 20 WASHINGTON DEMO................................................................................................................................55
ALLAN NAIRN SENATE TESTIMONY.......................................................................................................................................................55
U.S. GOVERNMENT ASKS FOR $2.3M TO TRAIN INDONESIAN ARMY...........................................................................................58
U.S. STATE DEPT. TIMOR TESTIMONY...................................................................................................................................................59
PORTUGAL CRITICIZES U.S. .......................................................................................................................................................................59
SENATOR PELL ON TIMOR, AND RESPONSES .......................................................................................................................................59
LAWYERS COMMITTEE ON HUMAN RIGHTS ON U.S. ARMS CUTOFF...........................................................................................61
LETTER TO SENATOR CRANSTON (ETAN/LA) ......................................................................................................................................61
WASHINGTON UPDATE (ARNOLD KOHEN)...........................................................................................................................................62
AUSTRALIAN P.M. GRAPPLES WITH INDONESIA.................................................................................................................................63
AUSTRALIAN GOV’T: “MACRO-ECONOMIC” CORRUPTION!...........................................................................................................63
OZ FOREIGN MINISTER EVANS IN PORTUGAL (KOMPAS)................................................................................................................64
AUSTRALIAN PM KEATING TO VISIT INDONESIA .............................................................................................................................65
KEATING URGED TO RAISE RIGHTS ABUSES........................................................................................................................................65
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KEATING: NO AID/HUMAN RIGHTS LINK............................................................................................................................................. 66
OZ PM UNDER FIRE OVER TIMOR........................................................................................................................................................... 66
INDONESIA AND AUSTRALIA................................................................................................................................................................... 66
CANADA BACKS AND FILLS ..................................................................................................................................................................... 66
BLOOD-LETTING MARKS VISIT OF INDONESIA’S FOREIGN MINISTER (VANCOUVER SUN) .................................................. 66
TIME TO TIGHTEN THE PURSE STRINGS ON AID................................................................................................................................ 66
CANADA REVERSES ITS POSITION ON EAST TIMOR.......................................................................................................................... 67
CANADIAN PEACE GROUP TIMOR LEAFLET ....................................................................................................................................... 68
INDONESIA REJECTS DUTCH AID, IGGI................................................................................................................................................ 68
INDONESIA REJECTS AID FROM HOLLAND! ........................................................................................................................................ 68
DUTCH EFFECTIVELY LEAVE IGGI......................................................................................................................................................... 68
INDONESIA SEEKS “NEW IGGI”................................................................................................................................................................ 69
NETHERLANDS-INDONESIA ROCKY ROAD........................................................................................................................................... 69
EC DODGES RIFT FOR NOW (DPA)........................................................................................................................................................... 70
INDONESIA DISBANDS $4.75BN AID DONOR GROUP (FINANCIAL TIMES) .................................................................................. 70
ALL AUSTRIAN AID SUSPENDED ............................................................................................................................................................ 70
TAPOL CALLS FOR BRITISH AID TO INDONESIA TO BE SUSPENDED ............................................................................................ 70
INFIGHT’S ATTITUDE TOWARDS THE DECISION TO HALT ALL AID FROM THE NETHERLANDS........................................ 71
COMMENTS ON NETHERLANDS-INDONESIA CLASH (MACDOUGAL).......................................................................................... 71
DUTCH PM TO DISCUSS IGGI.................................................................................................................................................................... 72
JAKARTA BELIEVES IT HAS TURNED THE TABLES ON CRITICAL DONORS (FT)....................................................................... 73
AID REFUSAL NOT ‘CONNECTED’ TO DILI (RRI)................................................................................................................................. 73
INDONESIAN AID DECLARATION: A CHALLENGE TO CANADA’S POLICY (ETAN).................................................................. 73
OZ PM SAYS JAKARTA AID WON’T BE TIED TO HUMAN RIGHTS (SMH)................................................................................... 74
ASSORTED ARTICLES IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER..................................................................................................................... 74
MOZAMBIQUE GOV’T CONDEMNS TIMOR MASSACRE................................................................................................................... 74
KUALA LUMPUR SILENCES MEDIA OVER MALAYSIAN DEATH (THAI NATION)...................................................................... 74
MUNTZ SAYS SHOOTING ‘PREMEDITATED, UNPROVOKED’ (KYODO) ....................................................................................... 75
FOREIGN REPORTERS BANNED FROM EAST TIMOR (R. AUSTRALIA).......................................................................................... 75
JAKARTA DISMISSES OFFICERS OVER SHOOTINGS IN TIMOR (AWSJ).......................................................................................... 76
MOERDANI JUSTIFIES MASSACRE .......................................................................................................................................................... 76
LETTER TO THE EDITOR OF THE AUSTRALIAN (WHITCHURCH & RIDER)..................................................................................... 76
ATAURO ISLAND STARVATION............................................................................................................................................................... 77
MURDANI VIEWS MAKING EAST TIMOR ‘SPECIAL’ REGION (JAKARTA POST)........................................................................ 77
TIMOR RALLY IN ADELAIDE..................................................................................................................................................................... 77
IRIAN JAYA CLOSED AREAS...................................................................................................................................................................... 78
INDONESIA DEFENDED............................................................................................................................................................................... 78
AUSTRALIA TRAINS INDONESIA & PNG MILITARY (BULLETIN).................................................................................................... 78
OVERSEAS INDONESIAN ACTIVISTS — YOU CAN’T GO HOME!...................................................................................................... 79
LETTER FROM XANANA GUSMAO (PUBLICO).................................................................................................................................... 80
EYEWITNESSES WRITE TO THE LONDON TIMES ................................................................................................................................. 82
LUSOPHONE SUMMIT ON TIMOR ........................................................................................................................................................... 83
SOARES: FEAR DICTATORSHIPS!.............................................................................................................................................................. 83
TWO OF THE DILI VICTIMS TREATED IN GATOT SUBROTO HOSPITAL....................................................................................... 83
A CASE OF NERVES IN TIMOR? ................................................................................................................................................................. 83
ANOTHER PEOPLE SUFFERING UNDER ‘NATION OF MASTERS’ (L.A.TIMES)............................................................................. 83
“COLD BLOOD” BROADCAST IN JAPAN ............................................................................................................................................... 84
MURDANI: E. TIMOR TRAGEDY NOT CAUSED BY ARMY (JAKARTA POST)............................................................................... 84
WAROUW TO BECOME PANGDAM JAYA?............................................................................................................................................ 84
FURTHER DIPLOMACY TO FIGHT ‘PROVOCATIONS’ URGED (ANTARA).................................................................................... 84
POWER GENERATING UNITS INAUGURATED IN EAST TIMOR (ANTARA)................................................................................. 85
CALTEX ACCORD......................................................................................................................................................................................... 85
THE TIMOR TRAVESTY (D. RAYBECK LECTURE OUTLINE) ............................................................................................................ 85
TIMORESE GUERRILLA LEADER ESCAPES, SPOKESMAN SAYS ....................................................................................................... 87
RUMORS ABOUT NOV. 12........................................................................................................................................................................... 87
THE LUSITANIA REMINDS WORLD OF EAST TIMOR (THAI NATION EDITORIAL)................................................................... 87
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SUTRISNO ON ‘MEASURES’ DUE TO DILI INCIDENT (ANTARA)......................................................................................................88
SOCIALIST INTERNATIONAL ON TIMOR ...............................................................................................................................................88
TIMORESE PARTY LOYALTIES PERSIST (ANTARA).............................................................................................................................88
ALATAS: FOREIGN POLICY TO BE MORE ASSERTIVE (J. POST)........................................................................................................89
NEW SOLIDARITY COALITION SET UP IN PORTUGAL........................................................................................................................89
EAST TIMOR EVENT AT UNIV. OF DELAWARE....................................................................................................................................89
OFFICIAL CLAIMS E. TIMOR FOOD SHORTAGES EASED (ANTARA) ..............................................................................................89
INDONESIA: A SYSTEM BUILT ON CORRUPTION (GREEN LEFT).....................................................................................................89
MORE OFFICERS REPLACED AFTER DILI INCIDENT...........................................................................................................................91
INTEL BIGSHOTS IN TROUBLE (AGE) ......................................................................................................................................................91
ALATAS ON SOUTH AFRICA......................................................................................................................................................................91
INDONESIA’S WIDE DIPLOMATIC HORIZONS (IPS) .............................................................................................................................91
MILITARY: TIMOR REMAINS “OPEN” AND “INSIDE”..........................................................................................................................91
DEPUTATION TO MEET NEW ZEALAND F.M.......................................................................................................................................92
ALATAS: IN PRINCIPLE, WE AGREE TO TRIPARTITE TALKS (KOMPAS) .....................................................................................92
INGI HUMAN RIGHTS MEMO....................................................................................................................................................................93
COMPUTER NETWORKS HELP ORGANIZE EAST TIMOR MOVEMENT..........................................................................................94
LETTER TO JERRY BROWN.........................................................................................................................................................................94
EAST TIMOR IN A STATE OF TERROR (TAPOL)....................................................................................................................................94
ANOTHER JOURNALIST DEPORTED .......................................................................................................................................................96
TOURISTS NOW BANNED IN TIMOR?.....................................................................................................................................................96
UK AEROSPACE FIRMS PLAN SALES DRIVE IN INDONESIA ..............................................................................................................96
SYAFEI: E. TIMOR SITUATION NOW VERY CALM (RRI)......................................................................................................................97
U. NSW SEMINAR: LEGAL ASPECTS OF THE EAST TIMOR CONFLICT (BRIAN BRUNTON) ......................................................97
PORTUGUESE FOREIGN MINISTER PINHEIRO INTERVIEWED ON TALKS (TEMPO)...................................................................97
ALI ALATAS INTERVIEWED (TEMPO)......................................................................................................................................................98
BELO SEEKS EXTENSION PERMIT FOR MISSIONAIRES.......................................................................................................................99
PDI ENDORSES TRY SUTRISNO FOR V-P.................................................................................................................................................99
GOVERNMENT SHUTS DOWN ‘PORTUGUESE SCHOOL’ IN DILI (JAKARTA POST)....................................................................99
INDONESIA TAKES HARD LINE ON EAST TIMOR (GUARDIAN NEWSWEEKLY) ..........................................................................99
INDONESIA’S REIGN OF TERROR (DENNIS SCHULTZ IN THE BULLETIN)...................................................................................101

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TRIALS OF CIVILIANS.................................................................................................................................. 4
BRANCO ADDRESSES DILI COURT ...............................................................................................................4
CAMARA OUTLINES JUSTIFICATIONS FOR NOV. 19 DEMONSTRATION ..........................................................5
EAST TIMORESE (CAMARA) DISPUTE VALIDITY OF 1976 INTEGRATION..........................................................5
INDONESIAN STUDENTS GO ON TRIAL ON CHARGES OF SUBVERSION AND ‘SPREADING HATRED’ ............5
FRETILIN ‘JOURNALIST’ BROUGHT TO DILI COURT.......................................................................................6
GREGORIO: “I LED 12 NOVEMBER DEMONSTRATION” ..................................................................................6
GOVERNMENT URGED TO OPEN MARTIAL COURT FOR NOV 12 DILI INCIDENT............................................7
PRINCEN: HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES IN EAST TIMOR REPORTED TO TRY .......................................................7
FIVE MOTAEL TIMORESE ON MURDER CHARGES ..........................................................................................7
EAST TIMORESE TRIED FOR FATAL BRAWL....................................................................................................8
ARAUJO IN THE WITNESS STAND..................................................................................................................8
HEAVY SENTENCE DEMAND ..........................................................................................................................8
CAMARA DEFENDS HIS PEOPLE ....................................................................................................................8
U.S. EVENTS................................................................................................................................................. 9
REPORT ON VISIT OF ETAN/L.A. WITH STAFF OF U.S. SEN. ALAN CRANSTON ...............................................9
HARVARD PROGRAM — MASSACRE IN EAST TIMOR: A CASE STUDY IN U.S. FOREIGN POLICY...................10
SEATTLE PROGRAM – EAST TIMOR: A TEST OF CONSCIENCE ......................................................................10
TIMOR MEETING IN BERKELEY, CA: ............................................................................................................11
NYC PUBLIC FORUM TO MARK SIX MONTHS AFTER EAST TIMOR MASSACRE..............................................11
PLEASE CALL NIGHTLINE ABOUT TIMOR .....................................................................................................11
EAST TIMOR CONGRESSIONAL ACTION FACT SHEET ..................................................................................12
NEW U.S. AMBASSADOR TO INDONESIA ....................................................................................................13
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PELL, BOREN, CHENEY VISIT INDONESIA; SENATORS REFUSED ENTRY TO EAST TIMOR...................... 13
HIGH LEVEL OFFICIAL U.S. VISITS...............................................................................................................13
REQUEST FROM U.S. SENATORS TO VISIT EAST TIMOR REJECTED .............................................................14
ALATAS DISPARAGES SENATOR PELL ..........................................................................................................14
TIMOR MARS INDONESIA - U.S. TIES .........................................................................................................14
SENATOR PELL CALLS FOR PLEBISCITE.......................................................................................................15
SENATOR PELL’S VISIT, A P.R. DISASTER ....................................................................................................15
CHENEY: NO U.S. BASES IN INDONESIA.....................................................................................................15
AUSTRALIAN P.M. VISITS INDONESIA....................................................................................................... 16
“SECRET” AUSSIE MINISTERIAL VISIT TO EAST TIMOR ................................................................................16
INFIGHT’S OPEN LETTER TO KEATING........................................................................................................16
HOW TO ELIMINATE THE INDONESIAN ‘THREAT’ ........................................................................................17
OZ AID TO TIMOR........................................................................................................................................18
OPEN LETTER TO THE AUSTRALIAN PRIME MINISTER .................................................................................18
CHAMBERLAIN (KEATING): PEACE IN OUR TIME..........................................................................................18
PM KEATING ATTACKED ON AID TO JAKARTA .............................................................................................19
OZ STAKE IN INDONESIA............................................................................................................................19
KEATING WARMLY WELCOMED ...................................................................................................................20
SOEHARTO WARNS THE WORLD .................................................................................................................20
SLICK WILLIE (KEATING) OF OZ ..................................................................................................................20
AUSTRALIA SEEKS TO ENHANCE ASIAN ECONOMIC TIES............................................................................20
TIMORESE CROSSES IN CANBERRA.......................................................................................................... 21
TIMORESE MAKE A POINT WITH CROSSES..................................................................................................21
COURT REBUKES OZ FM ON CROSSES ........................................................................................................22
EAST TIMORESE CROSSES UP AGAIN AS COURT RULES GOV’T REMOVAL INVALID.....................................22
THREAT OF CHARGES FOR WAR CRIMES.....................................................................................................22
TIMORESE CROSSES AND EASTER CANDLE REMOVED AGAIN ....................................................................23
PROTESTERS VOW TO FI GHT FOR CROSSES ...............................................................................................23
EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT HEARING ON EAST TIMOR............................................................................... 23
TIMOR AT THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT......................................................................................................23
EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT CONDUCTS HEARING ON HUMAN RIGHTS IN EAST TIMOR.................................24
STATEMENT BY SIDNEY JONES, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, ASIA WATCH ........................................................27
STATEMENT BY LIEM SOEI LIONG, TAPOL AND FDI .....................................................................................29
STATEMENT BY JOSE RAMOS-HORTA, NATIONAL COUNCIL OF MAUBERE RESISTANCE..............................30
PUBLIC HEARING KEEPS EC’S ATTENTION ON INDONESIA.........................................................................32
EC BACKSLIDING ON RIGHTS?....................................................................................................................33
INDONESIA AND THE AID, IGGI CARD ...................................................................................................... 33
JAPAN TO CONTINUE SENDING DEVELOPMENT AID...................................................................................33
AUSTRIA DENIES REPORTS OF AID SUSPENSION .......................................................................................34
EC-ASEAN AGREEMENT DEBATE..................................................................................................................34
DUTCH-INDONESIA ROW A BOOST TO TOKYO’S PRAGMATIC AID POLICY ..................................................34
WORLD BANK TO CHAIR NEW INDONESIA AID FORUM ..............................................................................35
PORTUGAL PRESSURING NETHERLANDS TO RAISE ISSUE OF AID REJECTION...........................................35
TAPOL BRIEFING PAPER ON DISSOLUTION OF IGGI ...................................................................................35
GINANJAR DEFENDS FOREIGN LOANS .......................................................................................................37
BELGIUM BACKS CGI...................................................................................................................................37
ENVOY: JAPAN NOT TO LINK AID TO HUMAN RIGHTS.................................................................................38
SINGAPORE SUPPORTS FORMATION OF AID GROUP ..................................................................................38
WORLD BANK PLEDGES AID........................................................................................................................38
INDONESIA AND NETHERLANDS: DIFFICULT TIMES................................................................................ 38
INDONESIAN TRADE MINISTER ON REFUSAL OF DUTCH AID .....................................................................38
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250 DUTCH EXPERTS TO LEAVE BY END OF APRIL.......................................................................................39
EMBASSY PREPARES DUTCH WORKERS TO FACE POSSIBILITY OF LEAVING INDONESIA ...........................39
DUTCH FAMILY PLANNING PROJECTS TO CONTINUE .................................................................................39
PRONK STRIKES BACK ................................................................................................................................39
ALATAS SAYS ‘NO FIXED DATE’ ON DUTCH VISIT ........................................................................................40
END OF A DUTCH UNCLE.............................................................................................................................40
INDONESIA STOPS DEVELOPMENT AID FROM THE NETHERLANDS ............................................................40
DUTCH STRATEGY FAILS..............................................................................................................................42
THE EC AND THE AID QUESTION................................................................................................................42
DUTCH EMBASSY GREETS WORLD BANK-LED DONOR GROUP ...................................................................42
DUTCH TRADE LINK CONTINUES ................................................................................................................43
WORLD BANKS DENIES INVITING DUTCH...................................................................................................43
INDONESIA WANTS DUTCH TRADE .............................................................................................................43
DUTCH AID TO NGOS BARRED ....................................................................................................................43
SUHARTO WILL MEET DUTCH MINISTER .....................................................................................................43
INDONESIAN-DUTCH RELATIONS ...............................................................................................................44
DUTCH TO BOOST TRADE WITH JAKARTA DESPITE MASSACRE ROW ..........................................................44
ECONOMICS IN INDONESIA....................................................................................................................... 44
JAPANESE PARTICIPATION IN TIMOR GAP DEVELOPMENT.........................................................................44
SUHARTO-LINKED MONOPOLIES FACE CRITICISM .....................................................................................45
STRAINS OF GROWTH .................................................................................................................................46
COUNTING THE COST OF TIMOR................................................................................................................47
TRADE DEFICIT PRESAGES TOUGH YEAR ....................................................................................................48
JAKARTA DESPERATE FOR FOREIGN INVESTORS? ......................................................................................48
REPRESSION AND ABRI IN TIMOR ............................................................................................................ 49
EAST TIMORESE ARRESTED OVER LETTER...................................................................................................49
‘MODEL SOLDIERS’ IN TIMOR .....................................................................................................................49
TIMOR SURRENDERS ..................................................................................................................................49
TIMOR REBELS INFILTRATE TOWNS ............................................................................................................49
BACKLASH FEARED FROM NEW CRACKDOWN IN EAST TIMOR ...................................................................49
TIMOR INTIMIDATION WORSE, SAYS CHURCH ...........................................................................................50
TIMOR IN ‘STATE OF FEAR’ ..........................................................................................................................50
FIVE SANTA CRUZ OFFI CER CASES ‘RESOLVED’ ..........................................................................................50
CHANGES IN TIMORESE EXTERNAL MOVEMENT..................................................................................... 51
FRETILIN/LISBON CONDEMNS 12 NOV. DEMONSTRATION .........................................................................51
FRETILIN RESTRUCTURES EXTERIOR, SUBSTITUTING FOR ABILIO ARAUJO................................................51
TIMORESE CONSENSUS IN LISBON.............................................................................................................51
NGO’S HARASSED IN INDONESIA.............................................................................................................. 52
DEMOCRACY FORUM BARRED.....................................................................................................................52
GOLKAR, PPP PROTEST FORUM BAN ...........................................................................................................52
BREAKUP OF PEACEFUL JAKARTA MEETING................................................................................................52
ARMY WARNS ABDURRAHMAN WAHID........................................................................................................53
JAKARTA BANS NGO’S FROM ACCEPTING DUTCH AID ................................................................................53
SOEHARTO TRIES TO DESTROY LBH, INGI ..................................................................................................53
ASIA WATCH CRITICIZES ATTACK ON INDONESIAN NGO’S.........................................................................53
INDONESIAN LEGAL AID FOUNDATION OF INDONESIA SUPPORTS NGO’S.................................................54
NGO’S PROTEST AID BAN ............................................................................................................................55
LBH ON VERGE OF COLLAPSE .....................................................................................................................55
ICMI MEETING BANNED ..............................................................................................................................55
REVIEWS OF RECENT TIMOR RESOURCES............................................................................................... 55
REVIEW: “EAST TIMOR – A WESTERN MADE TRAGEDY” ...............................................................................55
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1990 OPORTO EAST TIMOR SEMINAR TRANSCRIPT .....................................................................................56
NEW “FREE EAST TIMOR” POSTER AVAILABLE .............................................................................................56
GETTING TIMOR INFORMATION ELECTRONICALLY .....................................................................................56
NEW FRENCH-LANGUAGE EAST TIMOR NEWS BULLETIN ............................................................................56
A GUIDEBOOK VIEW OF EAST TIMOR .........................................................................................................56
ASSORTED ARTICLES IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER............................................................................... 57
AUSTRALIAN TOURIST DEPORTED FROM EAST TIMOR ................................................................................57
NATIONAL COMMISSION ON HUMAN RIGHTS URGED ................................................................................57
WILL OTTAWA PUT ITS MONEY WHERE ITS MOUTH IS?...............................................................................57
INDONESIANS ‘DISCOVERED’ AMERICA? ....................................................................................................59
DISSENT AND PUNISHMENT IN TORONTO ..................................................................................................59
WAROUW FOR GOVERNOR? ........................................................................................................................59
DIARRHEA KILLS SIX CHILDREN, AFFECTS 400 OTHERS IN TIMOR.............................................................60
MANY YOUNG EAST TIMORESE EXASPERATED BY LACK OF JOBS ...............................................................60
SIGNATURES FOR UK EAST TIMOR ADVERTISEMENT NEEDED ....................................................................60
THE JAKARTA LINE ON U.S. VIEWS, ECONOMICS........................................................................................61
TIMOR PEACE TALKS DOOMED?..................................................................................................................61
ANATOMY OF PRESS CEN SORSHIP IN INDONESIA .....................................................................................62
DILI HIDES OPPRESSION ELSEWHERE IN INDONESIA. ..............................................................................64
SUHARTO RECEIVES SECRET DILI REPORT.................................................................................................64
ETAN / TORONTO LEAFLET..........................................................................................................................64
LEADING LONDON STORE REMOVES EAST TIMORESE GOODS FROM INDONESIAN SALES FOCUS ............65
MILITARY TRIALS IMPENDING.....................................................................................................................65
DHARSONO GROUP SOUNDS TRUMPET ON SUHARTO RE-ELECTION ........................................................65
PRESIDENT TRY SUTRISNO?........................................................................................................................65
STATEMENT OF EAST TIMOR INDEPENDENCE CENTRE, NEW ZEALAND......................................................66
NEW FREE TRADE UNION ............................................................................................................................66
TIMOR ELECTION ‘CALM’ .............................................................................................................................67
OPPOSE BRITISH AEROSPACE PROMOTION IN JAKARTA............................................................................67
PORTUGUESE STUDENTS CALL FOR MORE EC ACTION ...............................................................................67
ABRI FLEXES MUSCLES FOR INDONESIAN ELECTIONS...............................................................................67
RODNEY KING AND TIMOR .........................................................................................................................68
MACAU SHIP HELD IN TIMOR......................................................................................................................68
SACKED TIMOR GENERALS IN U.S. ............................................................................................................68

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TRIALS OF TIMORESE ................................................................................................................................. 3
DILI ‘MURDER’ TRIALS START........................................................................................................................3
THE CAMARA TRIAL: EXCERPTS FROM THE LAWYERS’ DEFENCE PLEA.........................................................4
PROSECUTORS WANT 15 YEARS FOR BRANCO ..............................................................................................5
BARRETO GETS SIX MONTHS ........................................................................................................................5
DA SILVA GETS 30 MONTHS...........................................................................................................................6
LIFE SENTENCE DEMAND FOR SALDANHA....................................................................................................6
CORDOSO GETS 10 MONTHS.........................................................................................................................6
MORE DILI SENTENCE DEMANDS .................................................................................................................6
ARAUJO GETS NINE YEARS, TALKS REJECTED ..............................................................................................6
CAMARA GETS 10 YEARS PRISON ..................................................................................................................6
PORTUGAL CRITICIZES TRIALS......................................................................................................................7
UDT/AUSTRALIA CONDEMNS SENTENCES ....................................................................................................7
REPRESSION IN TIMOR ............................................................................................................................... 7
ARMY PREVENTS PROTEST AT MASS (JAWA POS) ..........................................................................................7
DECEPTION AND HARASSMENT OF EAST TIMORESE WORKERS (ASIA WATCH)............................................8
EAST TIMOR OFFICIAL DEMANDS RESIDENT AS GOVERNOR ......................................................................11
SYAFEI ON SURRENDERS............................................................................................................................11
SYAFEI ON RESISTANCE..............................................................................................................................11
COMBAT TROOPS LEAVING TIMOR .............................................................................................................11
SECURITY VERSUS TERRITORIAL APPROACHES IN EAST TIMOR: A REVIEW................................................12
INDICTED POLICEMAN A MASS MURDERER ................................................................................................13
BBC: 100 DILI MASSACRE VICTIMS STILL UNACCOUNTED FOR ...................................................................14
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WORDS FROM THE TIMORESE NATIONALIST MOVEMENT..................................................................... 14
XANANA WRITES TO UN SECRETARY-GENERAL...........................................................................................14
LETTERS BETWEEN THE FRONTS IN EAST TIMOR ........................................................................................17
HORTA CALLS FOR TALKS............................................................................................................................18
INTERVIEW WITH JOSÉ RAMOS-HORTA ......................................................................................................21
HORTA: INDEPENDENCE DISTANT GOAL ....................................................................................................23
AUSTRALIAN RESPONSES TO HORTA PEACE PLAN ......................................................................................23
AIDE-MEMOIRE: BASIC QUESTIONS, STRAIGHT ANSWERS FROM CNRM ....................................................24
COURT-MARTIALS OF MILITARY PERSONNEL .......................................................................................... 25
OVER 3,500 ABRI MEMBERS TRIED FOR VARIOUS VIOLATIONS IN 1991 ......................................................25
TIMOR TORTURE CONVICTION ....................................................................................................................25
TEN (PLUS THREE) COURT-MARTIALS ..........................................................................................................26
COURT JAILS TWO PRIVATES, POLICE CORPORAL OVER DILI SHOOTING ..................................................26
THREE COURT-MARTIALS ............................................................................................................................26
TWO SOLDIERS SENTENCED.......................................................................................................................26
ARMY COURTS-MARTIAL..............................................................................................................................26
LIGHT MASSACRE SENTENCES....................................................................................................................27
INDONESIAN ELECTIONS .......................................................................................................................... 27
PRESIDENT RUDINI? SUDOMO: NO WAY.....................................................................................................27
ELECTION ‘GUIDELINES’ .............................................................................................................................28
FINAL ELECTION RESULTS...........................................................................................................................28
PRESS CENSORSHIP ‘ELIMINATED’ .............................................................................................................28
CARRASCALAO ON TIMOR ELECTIONS........................................................................................................28
MANY TIMORESE “TOO UPSET TO VOTE” .....................................................................................................28
MOERDIONO PLUGS SOEHARTO .................................................................................................................29
SOEHARTO REJECTS ‘CASTRATION’.............................................................................................................29
STUDENTS CHARGED WITH SUBVERSION ...................................................................................................29
PPP PREDICTS ACEH WIN ...........................................................................................................................29
SUKARNO’S SON: DEMOCRACY IS SICK.....................................................................................................30
ELECTION PROTESTS IN INDONESIA ..........................................................................................................30
INDONESIA AND THE AID, IGGI CARD ...................................................................................................... 30
RADIUS TO SEEK MORE MEMBERS FOR NEW DONOR GROUP ....................................................................30
DUTCH AID ROW CONTEXT.........................................................................................................................30
AID-RIGHTS LINK DEBATE REVIVED............................................................................................................31
TAPOL CAMPAIGN: STOP ECONOMIC AID TO INDONESIA! .........................................................................31
GOV’T SEEKING LARGER AMOUNT OF CREDIT FROM CGI MEMBERS ..........................................................32
DUTCH LOVE AFFAIR WITH INDONESIA ENDS ............................................................................................33
WORLD BANK PHONE LOAN ........................................................................................................................33
SOS TIMOR (BRUSSELS) CAMPAIGN ON DEVELOPMENT AID.......................................................................33
REPRESSION AND BUSINESS IN INDONESIA............................................................................................. 34
ACTION ALERT: INDONESIAN NGO’S THREATENED ....................................................................................34
ACEH REBEL CONVICTION ..........................................................................................................................34
STIFF ACEH SENTENCE................................................................................................................................34
AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL / AUSTRALIA TESTIMONY ON TORTURE............................................................35
DEMO IN JAKARTA AGAINST THAI ARMY CRACKDOWN ..............................................................................35
TWO FACES OF INDONESIA:........................................................................................................................35
BERKELEY-TRAINED GROUP PLAYS KEY ROLE ............................................................................................36
‘ISLAMIC STATE’ CONVICTION .....................................................................................................................37
U.S. EVENTS............................................................................................................................................... 37
REPORT: RAMOS-HORTA VISITS U.S............................................................................................................37
REPORTS ON PUBLIC EVENTS IN THE U.S. ..................................................................................................37
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NEW YORK PUBLIC MEETING .................................................................................................................37
SAN FRANCISCO COLLEGE PANEL..........................................................................................................38
LOS ANGELES TALK BY ALLAN NAIRN .....................................................................................................38
EAST TIMOR ACTION NETWORK/US REPORT OF ACTIVITIES.......................................................................38
SANCTIONS BILL IN U.S. CONGRESS......................................................................................................... 39
AID CUTOFF BILL INTRODUCED IN U.S. CONGRESS ...................................................................................39
AID CUTOFF BILL PRESS RELEASE...............................................................................................................39
SANCTIONS BILL IN U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES (TEXT) .................................................................40
TRY DISMISSES AID CUTOFF BILL ..............................................................................................................41
ETAN/US CONGRESSIONAL ALERT..............................................................................................................41
EVENTS IN CANADA................................................................................................................................... 44
CAUTION, BUT NO CARE (CALGARY HERALD) ..............................................................................................44
ETAN/CANADA NEWSLETTER.......................................................................................................................44
DEMONSTRATE AT THE OPENING OF THE NEW BATA SHOE MUSEUM IN TORONTO ...................................45
BLOOD PROTEST TRIAL ...............................................................................................................................45
GIANT IN THE SHADOWS (GLOBE AND MAIL) ..............................................................................................46
EVENTS IN PORTUGAL............................................................................................................................... 46
THE APPEAL OF THE CITY OF GUIMARAES, PORTUGAL................................................................................46
A LISBON GATHERING ON BEHALF OF TIMOR.............................................................................................47
TIMORESE PROTEST AT CIS AID MEETING ..................................................................................................47
LISBON CONVENTION ON EAST TIMOR FINAL DOCUMENT.........................................................................47
EVENTS IN AUSTRALIA.............................................................................................................................. 49
INDONESIAN ACTIVIST DIPA RAMELAN SPEAKS IN ADELAIDE....................................................................49
AUSTRALIANS SEE THREAT FROM INDONESIA............................................................................................49
INDONESIAN ACTIVIST HELMI FAUZI TOURS BRISBANE.............................................................................49
FRETILIN EIGHTEENTH ANNIVERSARY STATEMENT IN AUSTRALIA .............................................................52
EMILIA GUSMAO’S SPEECH AT THE LAUNCHING OF PHOTO EXHIBITION ...................................................53
NEW TIMOR RESOURCES .......................................................................................................................... 54
EAST TIMOR: THE IMPACT OF INTEGRATION ...............................................................................................54
AN INDONESIAN SOCIO-ANTHROPOLOGICAL STUDY ............................................................................54
NEW UN BOOK ON DECOLONIZATION ........................................................................................................54
‘COLD BLOOD’ AI WINNER ..........................................................................................................................54
VARIOUS ARTICLES IN DATE ORDER........................................................................................................ 54
CHINESE BOAT PEOPLE TURNED AWAY FROM TIMOR.................................................................................54
NAM HUMAN RIGHTS DEBATE.....................................................................................................................54
INDONESIAN TROOPS CROSS INTO PNG....................................................................................................55
PROPOSAL FOR FRENCH ARMS SALES CAMPAIGN ......................................................................................55
LE MONDE REPORTER BARRED FROM INDONESIA.....................................................................................55
POWER AND ILLUSION: AN EVALUATION OF INDONESIAN NATIONALISM.................................................55

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TRIALS OF TIMORESE ................................................................................................................................. 3
JUVENCIO DE JESUS MARTINS GETS 6 YEARS ..............................................................................................3
FILOMENO DA SILVA PAREIRA GETS 5 YEARS ...............................................................................................4
EAST TIMORESE HOUSEWIFE TO BE TRIED FOR SLANDER ............................................................................4
ALEXIO DA SILVA, 22, GETS 27 MONTHS .......................................................................................................4
FIFTEEN YEARS FOR FRANCISCO MIRANDA BRANCO....................................................................................4
PORTUGAL: “SHOCKING” SENTENCES...........................................................................................................7
SATURNINO DA COSTA BELO, 21, GETS NINE YEARS ....................................................................................7
URGENT ACTION: DILI TRIALS (TAPOL).........................................................................................................7
BARRETO RELEASED......................................................................................................................................9
BOBBY XAVIER, 19, GETS 3 YEARS.................................................................................................................9
TIMORESE MP: TOO EARLY TO CRITICISE TRIALS .........................................................................................9
GREGORIO DA CUNHA SENTENCED TO LIFE...............................................................................................10
JACINTO DES NEVES RAIMUNDO ALVES GETS TEN YEARS .........................................................................10
SIX YEARS FOR BONIFACIO MAGNO PAREIRA.............................................................................................11
BENNY MURDANI DEFENDS TIMOR SENTENCES.........................................................................................11
EVENTS IN EAST TIMOR............................................................................................................................ 11
CHURCH TEAM VISITS EAST TIMOR.............................................................................................................11
WHO IS DEPUTY GOVERNOR SARIDJO?......................................................................................................12
EAST TIMORESE CANDIDATE PRIORITIZES PEACE, JUSTICE, AND FREEDOM .............................................13
COMMANDER SAYS REBEL LEADER HARMLESS, POWERLESS .....................................................................15
SEAT FOR PDI IN TIMOR..............................................................................................................................15
PORTUGUESE FLAGS IN DILI!......................................................................................................................15
ARMED CLASH IN TIMOR.............................................................................................................................15
SECURITY CONTROLS IN EAST TIMOR (INFIGHT) .......................................................................................15
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SYAFEI WARNS BISHOP BELO.....................................................................................................................16
SYAFEI: FRETILIN MEMBERS SURRENDERS IN BAUCAU..............................................................................16
GEN. MANTIRI: MASSACRE WAS ‘PROPER’ ..................................................................................................16
PUSH FOR TIMORESE GOVERNOR...............................................................................................................17
INFIGHT REPORT ON TIMORESE.................................................................................................................18
WORDS FROM THE TIMORESE NATIONALIST MOVEMENT..................................................................... 19
HORTA ACCUSES BRITAIN OF BLOCKING ACTION ON INDONESIA.............................................................19
THE NEW HORTA PROPOSALS AND THE NON ALIGNED MOVEMENT SUMMIT: ............................................19
HORTA CRITICISES PORTUGAL AND UK ......................................................................................................21
COURT-MARTIALS OF MILITARY PERSONNEL .......................................................................................... 21
ASIA WATCH: THE COURT-MARTIALS...........................................................................................................21
THE COURTS-MARTIAL (ASIA WATCH).........................................................................................................22
AI: TORTURERS, MURDERERS GO FREE ......................................................................................................26
INDONESIAN EVENTS: REPRESSION AND ELECTIONS ............................................................................. 26
ALATAS ON EAST TIMOR, FORMER YUGOSLAV REPUBLICS..........................................................................26
INDONESIAN TROOPS REPORTED CROSSING INTO PNG TERRITORY ........................................................27
REAL POLITICS IN THE WORKS?..................................................................................................................27
INDONESIA RESULT SPURS REFLECTION ON CONSTRAINTS ......................................................................28
TRIAL REPORTS BANNED IN JAKARTA.........................................................................................................28
FIGHTING FOR HUMAN RIGHTS IN INDONESIA (HELMI FAUZI) .................................................................29
ACEHNESE OCCUPY UNHCR KUALA LUMPUR OFFICE..................................................................................30
AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL STILL DENIED ENTRY TO INDONESIA ..............................................................31
ALATAS TO UNHCR: HANDS OFF ACEHNESE...............................................................................................31
FINAL ELECTION RESULTS...........................................................................................................................31
WEST PAPUAN ON TRIAL FOR HELPING OPM..............................................................................................32
CARLSSON DEATH: OPM NOT GUILTY ........................................................................................................32
ACEH POLICE REBEL JAILED .......................................................................................................................32
RELATIONS WITH DUTCH ON MEND?.........................................................................................................32
MILITARY TO OPEN TV STATION ..................................................................................................................33
DUAL FUNCTION OF MILITARY QUESTIONED ..............................................................................................33
INDONESIA AND FOREIGN AID ................................................................................................................. 33
EAST TIMOR WELCOMES AUSTRALIA’S AID OFFER ......................................................................................33
FRANCE ON BOARD CGI ..............................................................................................................................33
DEMONSTRATION ANNOUNCEMENT CGI MEETING, PARIS, 16-17 JULY......................................................34
WORLD BANK ALERT – ETAN/US..................................................................................................................34
DONOR GROUP UNLIKELY TO YIELD TO NGO PRESSURE...........................................................................34
WORLD BANK’S ‘TOUGH GUY’......................................................................................................................34
HUMAN RIGHTS AND EAST TIMOR WILL BE DISCUSSED AT THE CGI MEETING ..........................................35
INDONESIA PLANS ECONOMIC DEREGULATION .........................................................................................35
CGI TOLD: 1992 ELECTIONS WERE UNFAIR.................................................................................................35
U.S. EVENTS............................................................................................................................................... 35
JUSTICE DENIED IN INDONESIA (SEN. LEAHY)...........................................................................................35
ETAN/US MAILING TO MEMBERS................................................................................................................36
US SENATORS CAUTION BAKER...................................................................................................................37
WOLFOWITZ IN JAKARTA.............................................................................................................................37
NEW U.S. AMBASSADOR TO INDONESIA APPOINTED..................................................................................38
RESOLUTION BY THE U.S. CONFERENCE OF MAYORS.................................................................................39
WHY DID PRESS IGNORE EAST TIMOR MASSACRE?....................................................................................39
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES CUTS MILITARY TRAINING ...................................................................... 40
SUTRISNO DECRIES U.S. CALL TO END BILATERAL AID ..............................................................................40
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TOWNS CO-SPONSORS H.R.5176.................................................................................................................40
ACTION ALERT: CUT U.S. TRAINING FOR INDONESIAN MILITARY..............................................................41
HOUSE RULES COMMITTEE PASSES EAST TIMOR AMENDMENT..................................................................41
HR 5176 ENDORSEMENTS ...........................................................................................................................41
CONGRESS MOVES TO CUT AID TO INDONESIA..........................................................................................42
OZ HITS HOUSE IMET CUT...........................................................................................................................42
TRY “INDIFFERENT” TO IMET CUT................................................................................................................43
ABRI WORRIED ABOUT IMET CUT-OFF (TEMPO)...........................................................................................43
ABRI CONCERNED ABOUT U.S. STRATEGIC INTERESTS...............................................................................44
ALERT ON SENATE ACTION FOR IMET AND ARMS SALES.............................................................................44
EVENTS IN EUROPE................................................................................................................................... 45
EAST TIMOR FRENCH SOCIALIST PARTY HEARING......................................................................................45
JOINT STATEMENT TO THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITY SUMMIT ON EAST TIMOR...........................................46
ETAN/US WRITES EC PRESIDENT................................................................................................................47
CDPM CRITICISES LISBON SUMMIT ...........................................................................................................47
FRANCE OFFERS TO FACILITATE INDONESIA-PORTUGAL TALKS .................................................................48
PARTICIPATION OF TIMORESE IS ‘ABSOLUTELY INDISPENSABLE’ – PORTUGUESE FM ...............................48
IRISH SENATOR WANTS ARMS TRADE STOPPED .........................................................................................48
EVENTS IN BRITAIN................................................................................................................................... 48
ADVERTISEMENT FOR EAST TIMOR .............................................................................................................48
INDONESIA CLOSE TO SIGNING DEAL FOR 40 BAE FIGHTERS....................................................................49
BAE HAWK FIGHTER DEAL CLOSE?..............................................................................................................49
TAPOL WARNS BRITISH GOVERNMENT OF WAVE OF PROTEST IF HAWKS DEAL GOES AHEAD....................50
ARMS AND THE BUSINESSMEN ...................................................................................................................50
BRITISH AEROSPACE...................................................................................................................................50
COMMONS MOTION AGAINST HAWKS DEAL ...............................................................................................51
LETTERS CRITICAL OF THE UK....................................................................................................................51
TIMORESE REFUGEES VISIT UK EMBASSY ...................................................................................................51
ABRI OFFICER TRAINING IN UK EXPOSED ..................................................................................................52
UK DUBLIN EMBASSY FACES PROTEST........................................................................................................53
MP’S AND PEERS FROM ALL PARTIES WANT AID TO INDONESIA SUSPENDED............................................53
TORY PRESSURE IN PARLIAMENT GROWS ..................................................................................................53
TIMOR RESOURCES................................................................................................................................... 54
A RECORD FOR EAST TIMOR .......................................................................................................................54
BRIEFING BOOKS ON CONTEMPORARY INDONESIA...................................................................................54
TIMOR’S ANSCHLUSS — INDONESIAN AND AUSTRALIAN POLICY ON EAST TIMOR 1974-1976 ....................54
MISCELLANEOUS ARTICLES .................................................................................................................... 55
EAST TIMOR UPDATE, THE ACTIVIST, TORONTO ..........................................................................................55
“WATCHING RIGHTS” (ARYEH NEIER).........................................................................................................56
PETITION BEFORE THE U.S. TRADE REPRESENTATIVE ON LABOR RIGHTS IN INDONESIA..........................57
REPORT: JUNE 12 DEMO IN TOKYO.............................................................................................................59
PORTUGUESE/INDONESIAN TEACHERS’ LETTERS ON EAST TIMOR ............................................................59
INDONESIAN EXILES TORN BETWEEN HOPE AND FEAR .............................................................................61
SPECIALIST SEES RELENTING ON EAST TIMOR...........................................................................................62

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CGI MEETS IN PARIS; AID LINKAGES REJECTED ...................................................................................... 4
ACTU ON LINKED AID....................................................................................................................................4
WORLD BANK PROJECTIONS ........................................................................................................................4
JAPAN COALITION TO CGI.............................................................................................................................4
ASIA WATCH CAUTIONS DONORS ON HUMAN RIGHTS .................................................................................5
PRESSING INDONESIA..................................................................................................................................5
CANADIAN PARLIAMENTARIANS STATEMENT FOR CGI..................................................................................6
CGI CONVENES .............................................................................................................................................7
FRANCE LECTURES INDONESIA ....................................................................................................................7
INDONESIA LASHES WEST, JAPAN ................................................................................................................8
REPORT ON THE CGI DEMONSTRATIONS......................................................................................................8
INDONESIA TRIUMPHS AT CGI......................................................................................................................9
BILLIONS IN AID FOR JAKARTA DESPITE HUMAN RIGHTS ROW .................................................................11
HUMAN RIGHTS HYPOCRISY.......................................................................................................................11
WATANABE PROBED ON THREATS TO INDONESIA ......................................................................................12
URGE LINKING OF HUMAN RIGHTS, INDONESIAN AID...............................................................................12
SUHARTO: NO POLITICAL STRINGS ON FOREIGN AID ................................................................................13
DUTCH FOREIGN MINISTER VISITS JAKARTA .......................................................................................... 13
VAN DEN BROEK ARRIVES IN JAKARTA.......................................................................................................13
DUTCH FIRM ON HUMAN RIGHTS ..............................................................................................................13
DUTCH OPPOSE PORTUGAL’S POSITION .....................................................................................................14
ASEAN MEETS IN MANILA......................................................................................................................... 14
S.E. ASIA ARMS RACE..................................................................................................................................14
SPRATLYS RESTRAINT.................................................................................................................................15
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ASEAN BECOMES ‘SECURITY FORUM’ .........................................................................................................15
ASEAN OPPOSING LINKED AID?.................................................................................................................16
U.S. GIVES NOTICE TO TYRANTS AT ASEAN ................................................................................................16
ASEAN-EC RIGHTS CLASH ...........................................................................................................................18
EC/ASEAN TALKS HIT BY ROW ON EAST TIMOR ..........................................................................................20
SOUTHEAST ASIANS, WEST AT ODDS OVER RIGHTS ...................................................................................20
ASEAN CLASHES WITH EC ...........................................................................................................................21
ASEAN: ‘SEE NO EVIL’ ..................................................................................................................................21
HUMAN RIGHTS-AID LINK DEBATED AT ASEAN ..........................................................................................22
HUMAN RIGHTS SCUTTLE ASEAN DISCUSSION ...........................................................................................23
STUMBLING BLOCK; INDONESIA-EC AGREEMENT DITCHED BY TIMOR ISSUE............................................23
ASIA SECURITY TALKS THIS FALL ...............................................................................................................24
EUROPEAN COMMUNITY LIMITS AID TO ASEAN ...................................................................................... 24
RAMOS-HORTA CRITICIZES PORTUGUESE PRESIDENCY OF EC .................................................................24
EC TALKS UP DEMOCRACY ..........................................................................................................................25
PORTUGAL BUCKS E.C. ON TIMOR .............................................................................................................25
PORTUGAL BLOCKS EC-ASEAN DEAL OVER EAST TIMOR...........................................................................25
PORTUGAL’S CONDITIONS ON EC/ASEAN ACCORD....................................................................................26
PORTUGAL WILL BLOCK FURTHER AID........................................................................................................27
ALATAS REGRETS EC DELAY OF ASEAN TALKS.............................................................................................27
EC ‘SALVAGING’ ASEAN PACT?....................................................................................................................28
MORE ‘CONDITIONALITY’ COMING?............................................................................................................28
UN DECOLONIZATION HEARING IN NEW YORK ........................................................................................ 29
INDONESIAN OCCUPATION OF EAST TIMOR CONDEMNED BEFORE UN COMMITTEE .................................29
TAPOL STATEMENT TO DECOLONIZATION COMMITTEE...............................................................................30
ETAN/US STATEMENT TO DECOLONIZATION COMMITTEE...........................................................................32
XANANA GUSMAO STATEMENT TO DECOLONIZATION COMMITTEE............................................................33
ASIA WATCH STATEMENT TO DECOLONIZATION COMMITTEE .....................................................................35
REPORT ON UN DECOLONIZATION COMMITTEE HEARING .........................................................................37
INDONESIAN MILITARY RESTRUCTURED.................................................................................................. 38
MILITARY PROMOTIONS LINKED TO FUTURE CHANGES .............................................................................38
SUHARTO ON MILITARY AS ‘SOCIO-POLITICAL FORCE’ ...............................................................................38
INDONESIAN MILITARY TO SET UP TV STATION ..........................................................................................39
WISMOYO PROMOTED TO DEPUTY CHIEF-OF-STAFF...................................................................................39
SPOKESMAN ON UPCOMING MILITARY LEADERSHIP CHANGES .................................................................39
YOUNGER COMMANDERS STRENGTHEN MILITARY’S POWER GRIP ............................................................39
PROBLEMS IN THE INDONESIAN EMPIRE................................................................................................. 40
SEPARATISM IS DAMAGING NATIONAL PROSPERITY ..................................................................................40
MOLUCCANS’ FIELDS OF DREAMS..............................................................................................................40
INDONESIA REJECTS UNPO ........................................................................................................................41
ACEHNESE REFUGEES IN UNHCR: UPDATE.................................................................................................42
THE ACEHNESE DISAPPEARED ....................................................................................................................42
DIPLOS TALK ON ACEHNESE.......................................................................................................................42
ACEH’S MILITARY COMMANDER WARNS MALAYSIA ....................................................................................43
TWO WEST PAPUAN OPM SUPPORTERS SENTENCED ..................................................................................43
SUPPORT ACEHNESE REFUGEES IN MALAYSIA............................................................................................43
REFUGEES SUPPORT ACEH MERDEKA? .......................................................................................................44
INDONESIAN ‘DISINTEGRATION’ ANGST.....................................................................................................44
THE HIDDEN WAR (OPM IN WEST PAPUA) ..................................................................................................44
OPM REBEL SURRENDERS...........................................................................................................................46
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EVENTS IN THE U.S. .................................................................................................................................. 46
REPORT ON CONVERSATION WITH REP KOLBE (ETAN/SW) ........................................................................46
AMERICAN-INDONESIAN EXCHANGE FOUNDATION ESTABLISHED ...........................................................46
U.S. URBAN SERVICES LOAN .......................................................................................................................46
AICC ENTERS TIMOR POLITICS! .................................................................................................................47
ETAN/US SENATE UPDATE...........................................................................................................................47
AICC WASHINGTON BRIEFING ....................................................................................................................48
REPRESSION AND EVENTS IN EAST TIMOR.............................................................................................. 48
DEFENCE SPEECH OF GREGORIO DA CUNHA SALDANHA..........................................................................48
ARMY CHIEF VIEWS EFFECT OF DILI ON DECISION-MAKING....................................................................51
‘CLEARANCE TESTS’ FOR TIMORESE STUDENTS ..........................................................................................51
OPERATION TO END TIMOR RESISTANCE?.................................................................................................51
A.I. APPEALS AGAIN TO INDONESIA...........................................................................................................52
THREE REBELS KILLED BY TROOPS............................................................................................................52
THE TIMORESE ‘DISAPPEARED’ ...................................................................................................................52
SUHARTO RECEIVES REPORT FROM MILITARY CHIEF ................................................................................52
WHAT REALLY HAPPENED ON 28 OCTOBER?...............................................................................................53
AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL REPORT ON EAST TIMOR..................................................................................53
MOST EAST TIMORESE WANT NATIVE AS NEXT GOVERNOR........................................................................54
SYAFEI: ‘MISSING’ TIMORESE BEST DEAD ..................................................................................................55
THE MILITARY TRIALS AND THE TRUTH BEHIND THE DILI MASSACRE (TAPOL) ...........................................56
BISHOP BELO PARTICIPATION IN TALKS - VATICAN AND XANANA SUPPORT?.............................................58
GOVERNOR CARRASCALAO A HERO - BISHOP BELO ...................................................................................58
INTERVIEW WITH BISHOP BELO IN MATRA..................................................................................................58
LETTER FROM TIMORESE JAIL....................................................................................................................59
NEW TIMOR OFFENSIVE?.............................................................................................................................59
ARMS SALES & BUSINESS IN INDONESIA ................................................................................................. 59
OFFICIAL ON U.S. ENVOY’S CRITICISM ON INVESTMENT............................................................................59
JOINT AIR EXERCISES WITH SINGAPORE LAUNCHED ................................................................................60
INDONESIA ORDERS ARMS FROM NETHERLANDS, U.S...............................................................................60
INDONESIA TO BUY LARGE PART OF FORMER EAST GERMAN NAVY ...........................................................60
KLM TO PURCHASE PART OF GARUDA........................................................................................................60
TOURISM UP, STILL LOW .............................................................................................................................60
EVENTS IN CANADA................................................................................................................................... 61
ONTARIO REGIONAL EAST TIMOR CONFERENCE........................................................................................61
TORONTO GRANDMOTHER JAILED FOR EAST TIMOR PROTEST ..................................................................61
TORONTO TIMOR ACTIVISTS PROTEST SENTENCES: ...................................................................................61
EAST TIMOR UPDATE IN THE ACTIVIST, JULY-AUG. 1992.............................................................................61
EVENTS IN BRITAIN................................................................................................................................... 62
LUCAS AND LIEBHEFF TO SELL AIRCRAFT PARTS TO INDONESIA................................................................62
PETITION PRESENTED TO DOWNING STREET .............................................................................................63
HOUSE OF LORDS DISCUSSES EAST TIMOR................................................................................................63
DEMO AGAINST SENTENCES IN LONDON ...................................................................................................63
INDONESIAN AIR FORCE NEGOTIATES TO BUY BRITISH HAWK FIGHTER PLANES......................................64
RESOURCES AVAILABLE ........................................................................................................................... 64
BOUGAINVILLE ‘GENOCIDE’ COMPARED TO EAST TIMOR IN NEW BOOK....................................................64
SOUTHEAST ASIA PUBLICATIONS ................................................................................................................64
EAST TIMOR ON STAGE ...............................................................................................................................65
MISCELLANEOUS ARTICLES ..................................................................................................................... 65
REPORT FROM KUPANG ..............................................................................................................................65
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NEWSWEEK INTERVIEWS RAMOS-HORTA ...................................................................................................66
AUSTRALIAN CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENT.............................................................................................67
RAMOS-HORTA PLAN GETS QUALIFIED SUPPORT........................................................................................67
UDT RIFT DEEPENS .....................................................................................................................................68
FUND RAISING FOR RESISTANCE................................................................................................................68
DILI MADE HONORARY LUSOPHONE CAPITAL CITY ....................................................................................68
ANDERSON: EAST TIMOR WILL GET INDEPENDEN CE .................................................................................68
INDONESIA MAY FACE JURISTS .................................................................................................................68
NAM SUMMIT SHAPING UP..........................................................................................................................68
NUCLEAR POWER ON JAVA .........................................................................................................................69
VIETNAMESE PM VISITS JAKARTA...............................................................................................................69
PORTUGUESE RADIO APPEAL ON TIMOR’S PLIGHT.....................................................................................69
TIMORESE DEMONSTRATE AT EXPO ‘92 IN SPAIN .......................................................................................69
MANTIRI: TIMOR VIOLENCE “UN’S FAULT” ...................................................................................................69
U.S. STATE DEPARTMEN T TRAVEL ADVISORY ..............................................................................................70
SECRET PORTUGAL-INDONESIA EAST TIMOR TALKS IN NEW YORK?..........................................................70
HORTA FAULTS ABRI FOR TALKS FAILURE ...................................................................................................71
RUDINI ATTACKS GREEDY OFFICIALS ........................................................................................................71
TEMPO INTERVIEWS HORTA........................................................................................................................71

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Documents on East Timor from PeaceNet and connected computer networks 16, Aug. 10 - Oct. 4, 1992

SANTA CRUZ MASSACRE REVISITED .......................................................................................................... 4
KAMAL’S DEATH ‘EXPLAINED’........................................................................................................................4
TESTIMONIES ABOUT THE 12 NOVEMBER MASSACRE....................................................................................5
NEW STUDY REVEALS 273 KILLED IN DILI MASSACRE ..................................................................................5
EVENTS IN EAST TIMOR.............................................................................................................................. 6
REFUGEES REPORT INCREASED REPRESSION IN TIMOR............................................................................6
LETTER FROM AN EAST TIMORESE PRISONER...............................................................................................6
BISHOP BELO INTERVIEWED BY MATRA .......................................................................................................7
TIMOR GAP SEISMIC WORK PAST MID-STAGE.............................................................................................14
MORE TROOPS IN EAST TIMOR ...................................................................................................................14
LBH TO OPEN DILI BRANCH OFFICE............................................................................................................14
OFFENSIVE TO CAPTURE XANANA...............................................................................................................15
FOUR BIG INDONESIAN COMPANIES UNITE IN EAST TIMOR VENTURE.......................................................15
SHIRLEY SHACKLETON AND THE CANBERRA JIGSAW.................................................................................15
REPORT ON RECENT TRIP TO EAST TIMOR..................................................................................................16
EAST TIMOR: INDONESIA’S KILLING FIELDS...............................................................................................19
TIMORESE SCHOLARS WRITE SOEHARTO ..................................................................................................20
ABRI ADMITS INDONESIAN CASUALTIES IN EAST TIMOR............................................................................20
MANY ARRESTS IN EAST TIMOR .................................................................................................................21
URGENT PLEA FROM EAST TIMOR ..............................................................................................................21
SIX FRETILIN MEMBERS CAPTURED ............................................................................................................21
SECURITY TIGHT IN EAST TIMOR DURING NAM SUMMIT............................................................................21
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PORTUGUESE JOURNALISTS NOT ALLOWED TO VISIT EAST TIMOR ............................................................22
SIX BATTALIONS CONTROL DILI.................................................................................................................22
SYAFEI HOPES TO END MILITARY OPERATIONS IN EAST TIMOR NEXT MARCH..........................................22
ARRESTS AND HOUNDING OF EAST TIMORESE CITIZENS...........................................................................23
POSSIBLE INDONESIAN PARDONS FOR 13 EAST TIMORESE?......................................................................23
NEW GOVERNOR IN EAST TIMOR ............................................................................................................. 23
GUBERNATORIAL INTRIGUE........................................................................................................................23
EAST TIMOR GETS PRO-JAKARTA GOVERNOR............................................................................................23
HARD LINE POLICY EXPECTED...................................................................................................................24
NEW GOVERNOR A SIGN OF TOUGHER LINE IN EAST TIMOR ....................................................................24
TIMOR CHIEF ACCUSES PREDECESSOR ......................................................................................................25
NEW GOVERNOR’S RESETTLEMENT PLANS ................................................................................................25
NON-ALIGNED SUMMIT IN JAKARTA ........................................................................................................ 25
NAM REJECTS ‘CONDITIONALITY’ ...............................................................................................................25
INDONESIA COVERS UP OCCUPATION OF EAST TIMOR AT NAM CONFEREN CE ..........................................26
NON-ALIGNED POLITICAL DECLARATION REFLECTS INDONESIAN CONCERNS .........................................26
SUHARTO MOVES TO ABOLISH HUMAN RIGHTS .........................................................................................27
TAPOL STATEMENT ON NAM SUMMIT .........................................................................................................27
INTIMIDATION STEPPED UP AS NON-ALIGNED SUMMIT OPENS IN INDONESIA.........................................28
TIGHT SECURITY IN EAST TIMOR DURING NAM CONFERENCE...................................................................28
XANANA GUSMAO OFFERS SUHARTO OLIVE BRANCH .................................................................................29
BBC INTERVIEWS MICHAEL LEIFER ON XANANA’S CALL FOR TALKS...........................................................30
ABRI CHIEF REJECTS FRETILIN PEACE OFFER.............................................................................................30
U.N. HUMAN RIGHTS SUBCOMMISSION MEETS IN GENEVA .................................................................... 31
STATEMENT BY MRS. PASCOELA BARRETO ..................................................................................................31
STATEMENT OF MIGUEL SALDANHA ............................................................................................................31
UNITED NATIONS URGED TO MAKE REPORT PUBLIC ..................................................................................33
UN HUMAN RIGHTS SUBCOMMISSION ADOPTS EAST TIMOR RESOLUTION ................................................33
OPTIMISM OVER UN CONDEMNATION OF INDONESIA ..............................................................................34
CNRM MEMO ON UN RESOLUTION..............................................................................................................35
PORTUGAL AND INDONESIA BEGIN NEGOTIATIONS ................................................................................ 35
BOUTROS-GHALI SETS PORTUGAL-INDONESIA TALKS ................................................................................35
RAMOS-HORTA CAUTIOUS ON UN TALKS INITIATIVE ..................................................................................35
PORTUGAL PREPARED TO LIFT TRADE BOYCOTT ON INDONESIA ...............................................................36
PROPOSED TALKS HAILED ..........................................................................................................................36
PROGRESS REPORT OF THE SECRETARY-GENERAL ON THE QUESTION EAST TIMOR .................................37
GENERAL ASSEMBLY PUTS OFF TIMOR ACTION...........................................................................................38
INDONESIA WILLING TO TALK TO RESISTANCE.........................................................................................38
MEETING BETWEEN PORTUGAL AND INDONESIA CONFIRMED...................................................................39
UN COMMUNIQUÉ ON TALKS ......................................................................................................................39
INDONESIA, PORTUGAL AGREE TO CONTINUE DIALOGUE..........................................................................39
TALKS TO RESUME ON TIMOR FUTURE........................................................................................................40
A BREAKTHROUGH ON EAST TIMOR............................................................................................................40
U.S. CONGRESS CUTS MILITARY AID ........................................................................................................ 41
REPORT ON MEETING WITH REPRESENTATIVE JIM KOLBE (ARIZONA) .......................................................41
ETAN/CANADA WRITES U.S. SENATE..........................................................................................................41
AID CUT TO INDONESIA..............................................................................................................................41
SENATE TO DECIDE ON MILITARY AID TO INDONESIA NEXT WEEK...........................................................42
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ETAN/US ADVOCATES TOTAL AID CUTOFF...................................................................................................43
CONTACT SENATOR INOUYE TODAY ON IMET.............................................................................................43
AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL USA CALLS FOR HUMAN RIGHTS CONSIDERATION ..........................................43
IMET SENATE VOTE REPORT........................................................................................................................44
BACKGROUND ON THE U.S. MILITARY TRAINING FOR INDONESIA CONTROVERSY ...................................45
US CONGRESS CUTS MILITARY AID TO INDONESIA....................................................................................47
SUHARTO VISITS NEW YORK, U.N., JAPAN ............................................................................................... 48
SOEHARTO TO SPEAK AT UN FOR NAM........................................................................................................48
ETAN/US CONDEMNS SUHARTO BETRAYAL OF NAM, UN ............................................................................48
SUHARTO: UNFINISHED DECOLONIZATION (REUTERS) ..............................................................................49
PORTUGUESE FOREIGN MINISTER JOAO DE DEUS PINHEIRO ADDRESSES U.N.........................................49
SUHARTO UN SPEECH .................................................................................................................................49
INDONESIA OPPOSES SEIZURE OF TERRITORY OF BOSNIA - SILENT ON EAST TIMOR (AP) ........................51
NY TIMES EDITORIAL, ARTICLE, ADS..........................................................................................................51
SUHARTO’S HYPOCRISY (BOSTON GLOBE) ..................................................................................................53
DEMONSTRATE AGAINST INDONESIA’S OCCUPATION OF EAST TIMOR.......................................................53
SUHARTO VISIT PROTESTED IN NEW YORK CITY ........................................................................................53
WARM WELCOME AWAITS SUHARTO IN JAPAN DESPITE TOUCHY ISSUES ..................................................54
EVENTS IN INDONESIA.............................................................................................................................. 55
SOEHARTO DEFENDS ABRI ROLE ...............................................................................................................55
JAKARTA LIFTS NEWSPAPER BANS.............................................................................................................55
MILITARY DENIES TIMOR ‘OFFENSIVE’ ........................................................................................................55
SOEHARTO: SORRY, NO DEMOCRACY.........................................................................................................55
GOVERNMENT SETS UP RIGHTS BODY........................................................................................................56
114 KILLED BY POLICE SINCE 1989 ............................................................................................................56
MILITARY PRESSURE ON INDONESIAN NGOS.............................................................................................56
THE MAN TO WATCH: LT. GEN. WISMOYO ARISMUNANDAR ........................................................................56
“INDONESIA - FACING THE FUTURE": ABDURRAHMAN WAHID IN AUSTRALIA.............................................57
ABDURRAHMAN WAHID INTERVIEW............................................................................................................58
RAINFOREST ACTION NETWORK SUPPORTS INDONESIAN NGO’S ..............................................................61
SUHARTO WANTS A NEW LEADING ROLE....................................................................................................61
VEEPSTAKES................................................................................................................................................62
JAKARTA HIGH COURT UPHOLDS JAIL TERM FOR EAST TIMORESE STUDENT.............................................62
IN THE INDONESIAN EMPIRE .................................................................................................................... 62
ELEVEN ACEHNESE INCARCERATED UNDERGROUND IN PENANG .............................................................62
OPM CHRISTIAN SUPPORTER JAILED.........................................................................................................63
INDONESIA REWARDS IRIAN KILLER ..........................................................................................................63
WEST PAPUANS DEMONSTRATE FOR SELF-DETERMINATION ....................................................................63
EVENTS IN EUROPE................................................................................................................................... 64
FIGHTING BRITAIN’S HAWKS ......................................................................................................................64
JOSÉ RAMOS-HORTA MEETS IRISH FOREIGN MINISTER.............................................................................65
TIMOR ENVOY SUGGESTS IRISH F.M. ANDREWS AS MEDIATOR .................................................................65
INDONESIA MAY INVITE PORTUGUESE TO VISIT EAST TIMOR....................................................................66
EVENTS IN CANADA................................................................................................................................... 66
CANADA AIDS INDONESIAN ARMY.............................................................................................................66
SIMON FRASER UNIVERSITY TOLD TO CANCEL INDONESIA PROJECT........................................................66
EVENTS IN AUSTRALIA.............................................................................................................................. 67
HUMAN RIGHTS, SENATOR EVANS AND TIMOR...........................................................................................67
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ICJ TIMOR REPORT OUT..............................................................................................................................68
ICJ LAWYER ON ‘DOUBLE AGENT’ CLAIM ....................................................................................................69
IN SALUTE TO FALINTIL...............................................................................................................................69
FAX-IN AGAINST INDONESIAN AIR SHOW IN OZ ........................................................................................70
AUST. PARLIAMENTARY DELEGATION TO DILI CONFIRMED ........................................................................70
EVENTS IN THE USA .................................................................................................................................. 70
ETAN/US PETITION......................................................................................................................................70
ETAN/US TAKES ACTION ON EAST TIMOR ...................................................................................................71
REPORT ON VISIT WITH NANCY YOSHIHARA, L.A. TIMES EDITORIAL BOARD .............................................72
LETTER TO NEWSDAY: RUN FROM INDONESIA ...........................................................................................72
LETTER TO LOS ANGELES TIMES: UN RESOLUTIONS...................................................................................72
ETAN NETWORK NEWS #2...........................................................................................................................73
INDONESIAN GENERAL SUED IN BOSTON COURT.....................................................................................74
RESOURCES AND EVENTS......................................................................................................................... 75
RESOURCES FOR SALE FROM EAST TIMOR ALERT NETWORK OF TORONTO................................................75
ART FOR TIMOR...........................................................................................................................................75
SENATE HEARING PUBLISHED ....................................................................................................................75
NEW CHOMSKY FILM INCLUDES EAST TIMOR............................................................................................75
ETAN/US VIDEO NATIONALLY DISTRIBUTED ...............................................................................................76
“COLD BLOOD” ON DISCOVERY CABLE TV..................................................................................................77
EAST TIMOR PROGRAMS IN LOS ANGELES AND WESTCHESTER (NY)..........................................................77
ETAN BENEFIT DANCE.................................................................................................................................77
LONDON GIG FOR EAST TIMOR...................................................................................................................77
CALL FOR BUDDING LONDON STREET THEATRE ARTISTS...........................................................................77
MISCELLANEOUS ARTICLES ..................................................................................................................... 78
THE POLL THAT INDONESIA DARES NOT HOLD (ECONOMIST) ....................................................................78
EAST TIMOR IGNORED AT ASIAN-EUROPEAN MEETING ..............................................................................78
U.S. AND JAPANESE PARLIAMENTARIANS APPEAL TO SECRETARY-GENERAL .............................................79
INDONESIAN GOVERNMEN T CRITICAL OF MALAYSIA TV DILI PROGRAM....................................................80
HILL AND KNOWLTON – SELLING DEATH ....................................................................................................81

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Documents on East Timor from PeaceNet and connected computer networks 18, Oct. 5 - Nov. 30, 1992

XANANA GUSMAO CAPTURED ..................................................................................................................... 6
TIMOR: TIME FOR RECONCILIATION .............................................................................................................6
TONE DOWN YOUR REPORTING, MEDIA TOLD.............................................................................................6
JAKARTA ALLEGES FOREIGN SUPPORT FOR REBELS.....................................................................................7
EAST TIMOR’S LOST LEADER .........................................................................................................................7
FRENCH COMMUNISTS SUPPORT XANANA....................................................................................................7
AMNESTY ALERT F.I. # 366/92 EAST TIMOR ARRESTS.....................................................................................8
HUMAN RIGHTS IN INDONESIA ................................................................................................................... 8
AMNESTY BARRED AGAIN..............................................................................................................................8
AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL’S REQUEST TO VISIT EAST TIMOR REJECTED AGAIN .....................................9
ASEAN HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS CONDEMNED ......................................................................................9
THE EMILIA GUSMAO QUESTION.............................................................................................................. 10
EMILIA GUSMAO IN A CONFUSING NETWORK ............................................................................................10
ARAUJO: EMILIA GUSMAO SHOULD HAVE WAITED TO MEET WITH RAMOS-HORTA.....................................10
SCENES FROM A BAD TASTE “SOAP OPERA” ...........................................................................................11
EMILIA GUSMAO: WHO DOES SHE REPRESENT? .........................................................................................12
EVENTS IN PORTUGAL AND EUROPE ........................................................................................................ 13
LISBON STILL BLOCKING EC-ASEAN AGREEMEN T......................................................................................13
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EC-ASEAN FAIL TO RENEW ACCORD ..........................................................................................................13
PORTUGAL ABANDONS TIMOR REFERENDUM .............................................................................................14
PORTUGUESE FOREIGN MINISTRY CALLS REUTERS REPORT A ‘MISINTERPRETATION’..............................14
TIMORESE PEOPLE IN PORTUGAL STUDY EAST TIMOR................................................................................14
EC-ASEAN MINISTERS CEMENT ECONOMIC RELATIONS, SIDESTEP HUMAN RIGHTS .................................14
PORTUGAL: DAY OF REFLECTION ................................................................................................................15
PORTUGAL REMEMBERS SANTA CRUZ .........................................................................................................15
PORTUGUESE PRESIDENT LEADS DAY OF MOURNING................................................................................15
NEW PORTUGUESE FOREIGN MINISTER ....................................................................................................16
STATEMENT OF THE TWELVE IN THE THIRD COMMISSION OF THE UN GENERAL ASSEMBLY......................16
JOHN MACDOUGALL: EC TIMOR STATEMENT TOO WEAK .......................................................................16
PORTUGUESE NGO LETTER TO BOUTROS-GHALI.........................................................................................16
LISBON THEATRE EVOKING THE SANTA CRUZ MASSACRE..........................................................................17
EVENTS IN BRITAIN................................................................................................................................... 17
UK: REMEMBERING THOSE WHO DIED IN EAST TIMOR ON 12 NOVEMBER 1991.........................................17
BURYING THE MEMORY OF A MASSACRE...................................................................................................17
UK HOUSE OF COMMONS MOTION ON TIMOR............................................................................................18
FOULKES: INDONESIA’S KILLING MACHINE................................................................................................18
VIGIL AND SERVICE IN LONDON ...............................................................................................................18
EVENTS INSIDE EAST TIMOR................................................................................................................... 19
REPORT ABOUT TRIP TO EAST TIMOR..........................................................................................................19
THE CATHOLIC CHURCH IN EAST TIMOR ...................................................................................................20
MESSAGE FROM XANANA GUSMAO TO NAM................................................................................................22
SOARES AND SYAFEI: AMNESTY OFFER ......................................................................................................25
EAST TIMOR GOVERNOR SPEAKS ABOUT TERRITORIAL OPERATIONS.........................................................25
PRISONERS TRANSFERRED, SCHOOL CLOSED ...........................................................................................26
GETTING IT WRONG IN EAST TIMOR..........................................................................................................26
ABILIO SAYS BELO SAYS..............................................................................................................................26
RECENT VISITOR TO EAST TIMOR’S IMPRESSION .......................................................................................26
REPLY TO EAST TIMOR QUESTIONNAIRE.....................................................................................................27
TIMOR CURRICULUM ‘REFORM’...................................................................................................................28
JAKARTA TO TEACH NATIONALISM IN EAST TIMOR....................................................................................28
SOARES: NO COVER-UP OF TIMOR PROBLEMS...........................................................................................28
BAUCAU INCIDENT EXPLAINED ..................................................................................................................28
URGENT INTERNATIONAL ACTION NEEDED TO SAVE EAST TIMOR .............................................................29
SYAFEI INTERVIEW: PREPARING FOR ANNIVERSARIES..............................................................................29
ARBITRARY ARRESTS IN EAST TIMOR.........................................................................................................30
INDONESIA TIGHTENS SECURITY IN EAST TIMOR CAPITAL .......................................................................30
NEW ARRESTS .............................................................................................................................................30
BAUCAU: 7 KILLED, MANY ARRESTED .........................................................................................................30
‘FRETILIN PLOT’ FOILED ..............................................................................................................................31
SUHARTO TO ABILIO: HIRE TIMORESE.......................................................................................................31
ABILIO: NO TRAUMA LEFT FROM SANTA CRUZ.............................................................................................31
EAST TIMORESE AUTHORITIES CONDUCT IDENTITY CARD CHECKS...........................................................31
TAPOL CALLS FOR MONITORING IN TIMOR.................................................................................................32
FOR FIRST TIME, CENTRAL JAVA TRANSMIGRATES 25 FAMILIES TO EAST TIMOR........................................32
CONSTANTIO PINTO REACHES MACAO .......................................................................................................32
CONSTANTIO PINTO INTERVIEWED BY TAPOL........................................................................................33
HORTA’S CHARGES......................................................................................................................................33
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ABILIO SOARES: “WHY DID NOT ALL THOUSAND DIE?”...............................................................................33
SOARES COMMENTS CAUSE OUTRAGE IN AUSTRALIA.................................................................................38
SOARES’ DENIAL .........................................................................................................................................38
MARIO CARRASCALAO DANGLING IN WIND ..............................................................................................38
UN REPRESENTATIVE VISITS EAST TIMOR...................................................................................................39
TREAT: OPEN IT UP .................................................................................................................................39
AI: HUNDREDS OF ARRESTS........................................................................................................................39
TERROR IN EAST TIMOR AS MASSACRE ANNIVERSARY APPROACHES ........................................................39
REUTERS ALLOWED INTO DILI FOR 12 NOVEMBER .....................................................................................40
TIMORESE: RETURN THE BODIES...............................................................................................................40
DILI REPORTEDLY CALM .............................................................................................................................40
DILI TIGHTLY MONITORED..........................................................................................................................41
THE ‘HEARTS & MINDS’ WAR .......................................................................................................................41
MOURNING IN TIMOR .................................................................................................................................41
TIMORESE CHURCH UNDER SUSPICION ....................................................................................................42
ORCHESTRATED ‘COMMEMORATIONS’ IN DILI ...........................................................................................42
ABILIO: ‘PEACE’ REIGNS..............................................................................................................................42
ARMED TROOPS PATROL DILI STREETS.......................................................................................................42
WINNING BATTLES, LOSING WAR ..............................................................................................................43
JAWA POS: BANNED EAST TIMORESE ORGANIZATION (FITUN) DISSOLVES SELF........................................43
JAWA POS: VIGILANCE REMAINS AGAINST EX-MEMBERS OF FITUN ...........................................................44
CARRASCALAO: END DEMO BAN ................................................................................................................44
UNDERGROUND EAST TIMORESE ORGANIZATION OJEKTIL DISSOLVED ....................................................44
EXPLORING FOR TIMOR GAP OIL ............................................................................................................ 45
TIMOR GAP TREATIES AWARDED................................................................................................................45
US OIL: INTO THE GAP ................................................................................................................................45
MARATHON OIL POISED FOR TIMOR GAP EXPLORATIONS..........................................................................45
EVENTS IN CANADA................................................................................................................................... 46
EAST TIMOR ALERT NETWORK/CANADA NEWSLETTER................................................................................46
SECRET CANADA-INDONESIA CONFERENCE IGNORES HUMAN RIGHTS GROUPS......................................50
ONTARIO UNIVERSITIES KICK OFF EAST TIMOR SOLIDARITY CAMPAIGN ..................................................50
CANADIAN ARMS TO BURMA .......................................................................................................................51
CANADIAN COMMITTEE FOR DARWIN SCHOOL ..........................................................................................51
12 NOVEMBER: EVENTS PLANNED IN CANADA............................................................................................51
SILENCE BESPEAKS DEATH IN EAST TIMOR ................................................................................................51
END ARMS SALES ON ANNIVERSARY OF TIMOR MASSACRE, CANADIAN PEACE GROUPS URGE.................52
CANADA CHOOSES PROFI TS OVER RIGHTS ................................................................................................53
MASSACRE MERITS MORE THAN A SLAP ON THE WRIST.............................................................................54
NOV. 12 IN CANADA ....................................................................................................................................54
REPORT ON FREE XANANA PROTESTS IN CANADA......................................................................................55
EVENTS IN THE USA .................................................................................................................................. 55
SUING SINTONG IN AMERICA .....................................................................................................................55
FEDERAL JUDGE IN BOSTON EXPECTED TO ORDER MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR PAYMENT.......................55
PANJAITAN LEAVES US, ESCAPES LAWSUIT...........................................................................................56
EAST TIMOR ALUMNI ...................................................................................................................................56
FERNANDO DE ARAUJO GETS HUMAN RIGHTS AWARD ..............................................................................56
INDONESIAN AUTHORITIES WONT LET EAST TIMORESE PICK UP HUMAN RIGHTS AWARD ...................56
US SENATORS TO SUHARTO: FREE FERNANDO ARAUJO .............................................................................57
TEMPO: NO MORE CAPTAINS TO AMERICA.................................................................................................57
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ETAN/US NEWSLETTER (EXCERPTS) ............................................................................................................57
NOV. 12 MASSACRE COMMEMORATION IN NEW YORK ..............................................................................59
NOVEMBER 12 COMMEMORATION IN LOS ANGELES.................................................................................59
DEMONSTRATION AT INDONESIAN CONSULATE IN SAN FRANCISCO........................................................59
WE LOOK FORWARD, NOT BACK ................................................................................................................60
BILL CLINTON ON U.S. POLICY TOWARDS EAST TIMOR.......................................................................... 61
TIMORESE APPEAL TO CLINTON .................................................................................................................61
HORTA’S HOPES FOR CLINTON ..................................................................................................................61
BRUNO KAHN, AGIR POUR TIMOR.........................................................................................................62
CHARLES SCHEINER, ETAN/US ..............................................................................................................62
CARMEL BUDIARDJO, TAPOL: .................................................................................................................62
ALATAS: NO CONFRONTATION WITH CLINTON ...........................................................................................62
US PROBLEMS, INDONESIAN PROBLEMS (FK) .............................................................................................63
CLINTON, ASIA AND HUMAN RIGHTS (FEER)...............................................................................................63
HUMANITY WON’T WAIT ..............................................................................................................................63
EVENTS IN INDONESIA.............................................................................................................................. 64
ABRI COMMANDER GENERAL TRY SUTRISNO: NO NEED TO LIMIT PRESIDENTIAL TERM ...........................64
HIGH CIVILIAN TOLL IN ACEH.....................................................................................................................64
INDONESIA CALLS WEST RUDE AND MEDDLESOME...................................................................................65
HUMAN RIGHTS LAWYER ARRESTED IN SURABAYA....................................................................................65
ASIA WATCH PROTESTS INDONESIAN ARREST.......................................................................................66
UPDATE FROM AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL ............................................................................................66
TWELVE STUDENTS AND ACTIVISTS DETAINED IN YOGYAKARTA................................................................66
UPDATE FROM TAPOL OCTOBER 29:........................................................................................................67
SUHARTO ASKED TO STEP DOWN ..............................................................................................................67
MORE ON STUDENTS’ STATEMENT..........................................................................................................67
‘PAPER TIGER’ ABRI EXERCISES..................................................................................................................67
TRY SUTRISNO: WE SHALL OVERCOME......................................................................................................68
HAKIM: WORSE ON THE WAY ......................................................................................................................68
MIDDLE-RANKING OFFICERS TRIED?.........................................................................................................68
WORLD BANK FUNDS INDONESIA...............................................................................................................68
EDI SUDRADJAT: CRUSH ALL REBELS ........................................................................................................68
ANTI-SUHARTO DEMO AT DPR!...................................................................................................................69
MILITARY BUDGET GOING UP .....................................................................................................................69
EVENTS IN AUSTRALIA.............................................................................................................................. 69
AUSTRALIAN MP’S TO VISIT INDONESIA, BUT NOT EAST TIMOR.................................................................69
ABC-TV NEWS ON AUSTRALIAN TOUR PLANS..........................................................................................69
EAST TIMOR OFF LIMITS FOR VISITING MPS ..........................................................................................69
INDONESIA BARS AUSTRALIAN MPS FROM EAST TIMOR ........................................................................70
INFIGHT’S OPEN LETTER TO AUSTRALIAN MPS ...........................................................................................70
SCHACHT: SUHARTO SHOULD LOOK AT EAST TIMOR ATMOSPHERE OF FEAR ........................................70
SENATOR BOURNE TELLS OF FEARS ON TIMOR .........................................................................................71
SCHACHT: AUSTRALIAN TRADE FOR EAST TIMOR DIALOGUE......................................................................71
SANTA CRUZ MASSACRE ANNIVERSARY TO BE OBSERVED IN SYDNEY......................................................72
EAST TIMOR CAMPAIGN WELCOMES AUSTRALIAN VISIT OF IRISH PRESIDENT..........................................72
IRISH PRESIDENT ASKED TO INTERVENE ON EAST TIMOR ....................................................................72
STATEMENT BY JOSÉ RAMOS HORTA TO SYDNEY CORRESPONDENTS .......................................................73
EXCERPT FROM AFP, SYDNEY, ROBERT HOLLOWAY, NOV. 5. .................................................................74
EAST TIMOR’S STRUGGLE CONTINUES ........................................................................................................75
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NEIGHBOURS NEED TO TALK TO EACH OTHER ...........................................................................................75
MILITANT PROTESTS IN AUSTRALIA.............................................................................................................76
AUSTRALIA ON TIMOR AID LINK.................................................................................................................76
MORAL VICTORY IN OZ CROSSES CASE......................................................................................................76
NORTHERN TERRITORIES WANT TO DO BUSINESS IN TIMOR....................................................................77
TIMORESE BURN INDONESIAN FLAG! ........................................................................................................77
LIGHT OF MOURNING, LIGHT OF HOPE .....................................................................................................77
NEGOTIATIONS RESUME DECEMBER 17.................................................................................................. 78
RESISTANCE DEMANDS INCLUSION IN NEGOTIATIONS.............................................................................78
MOCHTAR: NO REFERENDUM......................................................................................................................78
XANANA: CEASEFIRE ACCEPTABLE..............................................................................................................79
EVENTS IN MALAYSIA AND JAPAN........................................................................................................... 79
MALAYSIA TV JOURNALIST PUNISHED ........................................................................................................79
LETTER FROM COMMITTEE TO PROTECT JOURNALISTS..........................................................................79
JAPAN’S ET SPEAKING TOUR .......................................................................................................................80
TOKYO MASSACRE COMMEMORATIONS.....................................................................................................80
JAPANESE PEOPLE MOBI LIZE......................................................................................................................80
S.E. ASIAN TREATY OF AMITY AND COOPERATION ADOPTED BY UN ..........................................................80
12 NOV. COMMEMORATED IN MALAYSIA....................................................................................................81
RESOURCES............................................................................................................................................... 81
EAST TIMOR RADIO DOCUMENTARY ...........................................................................................................81
TATA MAI LAU: NEW TIMORESE CENTER IN MACAO ....................................................................................82
PEOPLE’S TRIBUNAL ON TIMOR AND BURMA, BANGKOK ............................................................................82
COMPUTER BOOK DEDICATED TO TIMORESE PEOPLE ..............................................................................82
BOOK REVIEW: TELLING, BY MITCHELL TURNER .........................................................................................82
NEW FRENCH BOOK ON EAST TIMOR BY GABRIEL DEFERT........................................................................83
EAST TIMOR CLIPPING SERVICE ................................................................................................................83
COMMENT ON LONELY PLANET SOUTHEAST ASIA TRAVEL GUIDE...............................................................83
MISCELLANEOUS ARTICLES ..................................................................................................................... 84
DAVID WEBSTER ON STRATEGY AND TACTICS ............................................................................................84
WAR RESISTERS INTERNATIONAL 1992 PRISONERS FOR PEACE HONOUR ROLL........................................85
THE FOLLOWING ARE IMPRISONED IN DILI, EAST TIMOR AT THIS ADDRESS:......................................85
SANTA CRUZ MASSACRE CASUALTY LIST................................................................................................. 87
KILLED....................................................................................................................................................87
WOUNDED ..............................................................................................................................................89
HOSPITALISED........................................................................................................................................91
DISAPPEARED.........................................................................................................................................92
HISTORICAL BACKGROUND ..................................................................................................................... 95
EAST TIMOR’S HISTORICAL BACKGROUND .................................................................................................95
JAKARTA’S LINE ON TIMOR’S HISTORY ......................................................................................................97
TIMOR’S EARLY HISTORY AND EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM ...............................................................................98
DEBATE ON THE COMPUTER NETWORKS .............................................................................................. 100
INDONESIA STUDENT NETS INFILTRATED................................................................................................. 100
ALT.CULTURE.INDONESIA ......................................................................................................................... 100
TIMORESE COMMENT: PORTUGUESE VS. INDONESIAN MEDIA................................................................. 100
POINT OF VIEW OF AN EAST TIMORESE ................................................................................................... 101
ANOTHER EAST TIMORESE COMMENT...................................................................................................... 105
PORTUGAL CLAIMS ON EAST TIMOR.......................................................................................................... 105

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Network News 1992-07

Title: "Network News" Issue no. 1, July 1992

  • "Welcome!"
  • "House of representative’s cuts US training for Indonesian military"
  • "ETAN Meeting July 19"
  • "UN Hearing July 27"
  • "Long Jail Sentences for Timorese"
  • "Mayors Support Timor"
  • "Come to a Reception for International Timor Supporters"
  • "Resources Available"
  • "The Education of Robert Barry"
  • "New Aid Consortium to Meet in Paris"

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