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Documents on East Timor from PeaceNet and Connected Computer Networks 39: June 28 — August 31, 1995

HISTORICAL REVIEW .................................................................................................................................. 7
INDONESIA’S DESPERATE ATTEMPT TO REVISE EAST TIMOR HISTORY (1959 PERMESTA SURVIVORS)..........7
INDONESIAN MILITARY CHIEFS KNEW (OF DILI MASSACRE IN ADVANCE) ...................................................7
CHRONICLE OF AN UNEXPECTED INVASION (OF US EMBASSY)..................................................................10
EAST TIMOR’S ILLEGAL INTEGRATION.........................................................................................................11
EAST TIMORESE SIGNATORY REJECTS INTEGRATION PACT......................................................................15
FROM ‘GANYANG MALAYSIA’ TO ‘GANYANG FRETILIN’................................................................................16
TIMOR: INVASION “BEGAN” 20 YEARS AGO .................................................................................................18
EVENTS IN EAST TIMOR............................................................................................................................ 19
HORS LIGNE: ISLAND OF FEAR ..................................................................................................................19
ABRI DENIES KILLING OFFICIAL ................................................................................................................22
ICRC WARNS OF TENSION IN EAST TIMOR ................................................................................................22
BLOOD OATH (ET STUDENTS RESISTANCE) .................................................................................................22
‘RESISTANCE IS STRONG’............................................................................................................................23
ETCHRIET REPORT ON RECENT EVENTS .....................................................................................................23
INDONESIA PLANS TWO-BATTALION CUT IN EAST TIMOR.........................................................................23
AI UA: SABALAE FEARED ARRESTED AND TORTURED ..................................................................................24
EAST TIMORESE SAY FEAR RETURNS TO DILI.............................................................................................24
INDONESIA ARMY SAYS IT WILL NOT LEAVE ..............................................................................................25
BROCHURE ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY OF EAST TIMOR .................................................................................25
COFFEE FARMERS PROTEST FOR HIGHER PRICES ......................................................................................26
Documents on East Timor from
PeaceNet and Connected Computer Networks
Volume 39: June 28 — August 31, 1995
Published by:
East Timor Action Network / U.S.
P.O. Box 1182, White Plains, NY 10602 USA
Tel: 914-428-7299 Fax: 914-428-7383 E-mail PeaceNet:CSCHEINER or CSCHEINER@IGC.APC.ORG
These documents are produced approximately every two months and mailed to subscribers.
For additional or back copies, send US$30 per volume; add $5 for international air mail. Discount
rates: $15 for educational and non-profit institutions; $8 for U.S. activists; $11 international.
Subscription rates: $180 ($90 educational, $48 activist) for the next six issues. Add $30 ($18 activist)
for international air mail. Further subsidies are available for groups in Third World countries working
on East Timor. Checks should be made out to “ETAN.”
The material is grouped by subject, with articles under each category in approximately chronological
order. It is also available on IBM-compatible diskette, in either Word for Windows or ASCII format.
Reprinting and distribution without permission is welcomed.
Much of this information is translated and supplied by TAPOL and BCET (London), Task Force Indonesia (USA), CDPM (Lisbon), CNRM, Free East Timor Japan Coalition, Mate-Bian News (Sydney), East
Timor Ireland Solidarity Campaign, ETIC (Aotearoa), Australians for a Free East Timor (Darwin) and
other activists and solidarity groups, but they are not responsible for editorial comment or selection.
Page 2 East Timor Documents, Volume 39. June 28 - August 31, 1995.
LATEST INDONESIAN ARMY ATTACKS, AND GROUND SETTING FOR FUTURE EAST TIMORESE CIVIL WAR..26
FOREIGN JOURNALISTS IN TIMOR..............................................................................................................27
ICRC EXPRESSES CONCERN TO FOREIGN JOURNALISTS ...........................................................................27
PEACE RETURNS TO TIMOR TOWN, BUT TRADERS STAY AWAY....................................................................27
INDONESIA CELEBRATES EAST TIMOR INTEGRATION .................................................................................27
INDONESIA PARADES CAPTURED REBEL.....................................................................................................28
RIOT TENSIONS LINGER IN EAST TIMOR ....................................................................................................28
ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATED........................................................................................................................29
YEARS ON INDONESIA’S SIDE, COLONEL SAYS ..........................................................................................29
RENEGING ON BALIBO PACT MARS TIMOR ANNEXATION CELEBRATIONS..................................................29
INDONESIA MILITARY SAYS EAST TIMOR STABLE........................................................................................30
MEPS AND CONGRESS MEMBERS TO VISIT.................................................................................................30
JAKARTA’S CELEBRATIONS RING HOLLOW FOR EAST TIMORESE................................................................30
EAST TIMORESE YOUTHS ARRESTED AND TORTURED.................................................................................31
BISHOP OF DILI CELEBRATES TIMOR LEADER’S MARRIAGE........................................................................31
INDONESIAN PARLIAMEN TARIAN ASKS SPECIAL STATUS FOR ET...............................................................32
SUHARTO MAY VISIT EAST TIMOR NEXT YEAR.............................................................................................32
REPORTED INJURIES / KILLINGS IN BAUCAU.............................................................................................32
BAUCAU STILL TENSE AFTER RIOTING........................................................................................................33
FOUR KILLED IN TIMOR SHOOTINGS.........................................................................................................33
INCREASED NAVAL PATROLS OFF TIMOR ....................................................................................................33
ETCHRIET REPORTS RECENT HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS........................................................................33
INDONESIA MILITARY CHIEF SHOT IN EAST TIMOR....................................................................................34
TIMOR TO RECEIVE UNCENSORED RTP (PORTUGUESE TV) .........................................................................34
TIMORESE TOWN HIT BY COFFEE PROTEST.................................................................................................34
PAPER SHORTAGE.......................................................................................................................................34
SOLDIERS SHOOT DEAD TWO EAST TIMORESE...........................................................................................34
INDONESIA TO RELEASE 276 TIMOR PRISONERS........................................................................................35
TIMORESE INTEGRATION CEREMONIES MARRED BY CONTROVERSY.........................................................35
ETCHRIET HUMAN RIGHTS REPORT ON ERMERA VIOLENCE.......................................................................37
CNRM: AT LEAST 8 TIMORESE KILLED .........................................................................................................37
AI ALERT ON BAUCAU AND ERMERA ARRESTS.............................................................................................37
NINE TIMORESE ARRESTED IN VEMASSE....................................................................................................38
INTERVIEW OF KONIS SANTANA ................................................................................................................38
INDONESIAN MILITARY EAST TIMOR OPERATIONS AND HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS..............................38
US CONGRESSMEN END VISIT TO TIMOR ...................................................................................................39
AMNESTY PROMISED FOR REBELS.............................................................................................................39
TIMORESE CLAIM RESISTANCE LEADER CAPTURED....................................................................................39
SEVEN ARRESTS IN DILI..............................................................................................................................40
NEW WAVE OF REPRESSION .......................................................................................................................40
ETCHRIET: EAST TIMOR HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS................................................................................41
TIMORESE WOMEN WRITE WORLD CONFERENCE ON WOMEN ...................................................................41
TWO SUMMARY EXECUTIONS......................................................................................................................41
XANANA’S ACTIVITIES............................................................................................................................... 41
JAKARTA PRISON RIOTS XANANA GUSMÃO’S SECURITY IN DANGER .........................................................41
DILI BISHOP SAYS AUTHORITIES DENYING HIM ACCESS TO XANANA........................................................42
XANANA WRITES AUSTRALIAN CONFERENCES............................................................................................42
WHO IS XANANA GUSMÃO?.........................................................................................................................42
TIMOR GUERRILLA LEADER TO LOSE THREE-MONTH REMISSION ..............................................................44
XANANA MAY BE ISOLATED IN CIPINANG..................................................................................................44
East Timor Documents, Volume 39. June 28 - August 31, 1995. Page 3
EVENTS IN INDONESIA.............................................................................................................................. 45
TRUTH AND STABILITY.................................................................................................................................45
LAWYERS SAY WORLD BANK PROJECTS ABUSED RIGHTS...........................................................................45
EAST TIMOR ART, CULTURE ON DISPLAY IN JAKARTA.................................................................................46
SUHARTO: WEST JEALOUS OF INDONESIA..................................................................................................46
PRAMOEDYA DENIED PERMIT TO TRAVEL ...................................................................................................47
ARBITRARY ARRESTS OF EAST TIMORESE IN JAKARTA................................................................................47
SPRIM POSITION PAPER ON INDONESIAN DEMOCRACY AND LIBERATION OF EAST TIMOR .....................47
LATIEF AND THE ‘GRASI’ ISSUE ..................................................................................................................52
INDONESIAN INTELLECTUAL (ARIEF BUDIMAN) WINS LEGAL BATTLE .........................................................53
NEW-STYLE MONITORING FOR EX-TAPOLS.................................................................................................54
THE 1965 POLITICAL PRISONERS – THE CASE FOR A GENERAL AMNESTY.................................................54
AI ON IMMINENT EXECUTIONS...................................................................................................................55
ALATAS DENIES EXECUTION REPORT.........................................................................................................56
NEW INDONESIAN ATROCITIES IN WEST PAPUA.........................................................................................56
INDONESIAN PROGRESSIVES RE-LAUNCH PRO-DEMOCRACY ORGANISATION .........................................57
INDONESIA TO SCRAP NEED FOR PERMITS FOR GATHERINGS ..................................................................58
INDONESIA PLANS INVESTMENT BOOST IN REMOTE EAST.........................................................................58
AJI JOURNALISTS ON TRIAL .................................................................................................................... 58
INDONESIA JOURNALISTS ACCUSE MINISTER ............................................................................................58
AJI TRIALS CONTINUE NEXT WEEK ............................................................................................................59
MAVERICK JOURNALISTS VOW TO FIGHT ON..............................................................................................59
INDONESIA: THE PRESS ON TRIAL.............................................................................................................59
PIJAR’S TRI AGUS SUSANTO ON TRIAL..................................................................................................... 61
ADVISORY FROM CNRM ..............................................................................................................................61
SPARKS OF STRUGGLE: A GLIMPSE AT PIJAR ..............................................................................................62
TRI AGUS GOES ON TRIAL...........................................................................................................................63
TRIAGUS TRIAL PROMPTS PROTESTS ..........................................................................................................64
TRIAGUS’ DEMURRER ..................................................................................................................................65
TRIAGUS SUSANTO REJECTS SOEHARTO REGIME’S OCCUPATION OF EAST TIMOR ..................................66
RENETIL SOLIDARITY FOR TRIAGUS...........................................................................................................67
INTRA-TIMORESE DIALOGUE FALLOUT.................................................................................................... 67
TIMOR SURPRISE: UNEXPECTED DECLARATION SHOCKS JAKARTA............................................................67
LOPES SUSPECTS FOUL PLAY AT VIENNA MEETING.....................................................................................68
INTRA-TIMORESE – WHAT NOW?................................................................................................................69
PORTUGUESE AND INDONESIAN MINISTERS MEET AGAIN...................................................................... 69
CNRM: JAKARTA SHOW PLOY AHEAD OF INDONESIAN/ PORTUGUESE MINISTERIAL MEETING................69
CHRONOLOGY OF MINISTERIAL MEETINGS SINCE 1992.............................................................................70
DURÃO BARROSO STATEMENT BEFORE GENEVA TALKS ..............................................................................70
ALATAS STATEMENT AFTER GENEVA TALKS .................................................................................................71
UN PRESS COMMUNIQUÉ ON EAST TIMOR TALKS.......................................................................................71
UN TIMOR TALKS STALEMATE......................................................................................................................71
NO NEW TIMOR DIALOGUE BEFORE JANUARY: ALATAS ..............................................................................72
NO LIGHT AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL......................................................................................................73
HEADWAY IN E TIMOR TALKS......................................................................................................................73
EVENTS IN EUROPE................................................................................................................................... 74
FLEMISH NGOS ASK FOR UN HUMAN RIGHTS MONITORING TEAM IN DILI...............................................74
WORLD COURT DECIDES ON EAST TIMOR .................................................................................................74
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TIMORESE RESISTANCE IN BRUSSELS .......................................................................................................74
CHAINING AT PARIS AUSTRALIAN EMBASSY ...............................................................................................74
PROTESTS AT THE INDONESIAN EMBASSY IN MADRID..............................................................................75
GERMAN BISHOPS CONDEMN INDONESIA.................................................................................................75
QUEEN BEATRIX TO VISIT INDONESIA.......................................................................................................75
EP WARNS INDONESIA: FUTURE RELATIONS WILL DEPEND ON DEVELOPMENTS IN EAST TIMOR .............76
CONSULTATIVE GROUP ON INDONESIA MEETS IN PARIS ....................................................................... 76
DEMONSTRATION AT CGI IN PARIS, JULY 18 ..............................................................................................76
U.S. STATEMENT AT CONSULTATIVE GROUP ON INDONESIA ......................................................................78
CANADA RAISES EAST TIMOR AT CGI ..........................................................................................................79
INDONESIA WINS $5.36 BILLION IN DEVELOPMENT AID ...........................................................................79
EVENTS IN PORTUGAL............................................................................................................................... 80
A SHOT FOR SUHARTO (INDONESIA IMPEDES PORTUGUESE ATHLETES)....................................................80
HORTA: PORTUGAL SHOULD SUPPORT TIMORESE GUERILLA RESISTANCE ................................................80
JOSÉ GUSMÃO: EAST TIMOR’S STRUGGLE MUST INSPIRE PRO-DEMOCRACY MOVEMENTS........................80
HOLIDAYS PAID BY “FRIEND OF INDONESIA” ............................................................................................81
TIMORESE TAKE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST PORTUGAL IN THE COURT OF THE HAGUE...............................82
RDP-INTERNATIONAL’S DAILY BROADCASTS TO TIMOR.............................................................................82
BOUTROS-GHALI VISITS PORTUGAL ........................................................................................................ 83
U.N. CHIEF OPTIMISTIC TIMOR DEAL CAN BE DONE...................................................................................83
SECRETARY-GENERAL MEETS WITH FOREIGN MINISTER OF PORTUGAL ....................................................83
MARIO SOARES “CONDEMNS” THE UN FOR SILEN CE ON EAST TIMOR .......................................................83
BOUTROS-GHALI: “MY FUNCTION IS TO BE NEUTRAL ON THE QUESTION OF EAST TIMOR”........................84
POLICE INTERVENE IN TIMORESE DEMONSTRATION .................................................................................85
TIMOR DISCUSSED IN LISBON WITH UN ASSISTANT SECRETARY-GENERAL...............................................85
CARRASCALÃO SAYS GHALI GIVING IN TO JAKARTA...................................................................................86
EVENTS IN ENGLAND ................................................................................................................................ 86
A CLASS ACT TO FOLLOW ............................................................................................................................86
PLEDGE OF RESISTANCE AGAINST BRITISH AEROSPACE...........................................................................88
TIMOR AND PAPUAN FLAGS ON 17 AUGUST ................................................................................................88
EVENTS IN IRELAND.................................................................................................................................. 89
SPRING’S EAST TIMOR RECORD ‘DISAPPOINTING’ .....................................................................................89
IRELAND TO THE FORE IN SEEKING INTERNATIONAL ACTION ON EAST TIMOR.........................................89
IRISH EAST TIMOR GROUP STAGES PROTEST .............................................................................................90
PEACE WALK TO HIGHLIGHT WESTERN HYPOCRISY...................................................................................90
EVENTS IN ASIA-PACIFIC .......................................................................................................................... 91
EAST TIMOR REQUESTS OBSERVER STATUS AT OSAKA APEC MEETING.......................................................91
YWCA CALLS FOR INDONESIAN WITHDRAWAL ...........................................................................................92
PRAMOEDYA THANKS MAGSAYSAY FOUNDATION ......................................................................................92
NEW REPORT FROM FORUM-ASIA ..............................................................................................................93
ACET ON JAPAN’S ROLE IN EAST TIMOR ....................................................................................................95
HORROR OF EAST TIMOR IN 1942 TO BE DISCUSSED .................................................................................97
EVENTS IN BRAZIL AND AROUND THE WORLD ........................................................................................ 97
BRAZILIAN JOURNALISTS SUPPORT ITAMAR’S SOLIDARITY ........................................................................97
BRAZIL’S FRANCO: A THOUSAND TIMES WORSE.........................................................................................98
BRAZIL WORRIED ABOUT TIMOR SITUATION...............................................................................................98
CHISSANO PROPOSES “SINGLE FRONT” .....................................................................................................99
MEXICO: TIMOR SELF-DETERMINATION A MATTER OF PRINCIPLE.............................................................99
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EVENTS IN AUSTRALIA.............................................................................................................................. 99
RUNNING FOR COVER: DISSIDENT SEEKS ASYLUM IN AUSTRALIA.............................................................99
MEETING: EAST TIMOR – OIL OR JUSTICE..................................................................................................99
CIETSA CRITICIZES UPCOMING AUST.-INDO. MILITARY EXERCISES ........................................................ 100
BETTER SAFE THAN SORRY – BHP’S ASIA MOTTO ...................................................................................... 101
DRIVEN TO DISTRACTION: FOREIGN-POLICY MISSTEPS DIM EVANS’S POLITICAL LUSTRE ..................... 101
INDONESIAN SOLIDARITY CAMPAIGN LAUNCHED.................................................................................... 102
RI FORMALLY PROTESTS FLAG BURNING INCIDENT................................................................................. 103
CNRM WELCOMES AUSTRALIAN FOREIGN MINISTER’S STATEMEN T ON PLANNED VISIT TO EAST TIMOR 103
AUG. 17. DEMO IN MELBOURNE................................................................................................................ 103
TWO DEMOS IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA AGAINST GARETH EVANS / INDONESIA’S NATIONAL DAY ............ 104
EAST TIMOR, INDONESIAN SOLIDARITY DEMONSTRATION IN DARWIN.................................................. 105
POSITION AGAINST BURNING INDONESIAN FLAGS.................................................................................. 105
PROTEST AT AUSTRALIAN EMBASSY IN JAKARTA....................................................................................... 107
INDONESIA IMPORTERS WARN OF AUSTRALIAN GOODS BAN .................................................................. 107
“FLAG PROTESTS RAISE BURNING ISSUE” ................................................................................................ 108
TANJUNG AND SUDRADJAT EVADE OZ DEMONSTRATORS........................................................................ 108
BILL MAY BAR INDONESIA FROM AUSTRALIAN ARMY TRAINING.............................................................. 109
AUST.-INDON RELATIONS ‘UNHURT’ BY FLAG ISSUE................................................................................. 109
AUSTRALIA’S KEATING TO VISIT INDONESIA............................................................................................. 109
SYDNEY DILI MASSACRE COMMEMORATION ............................................................................................ 110
UN HAS FAILED – E TIMOR REPS .............................................................................................................. 110
CONTROVERSY OVER EAST TIMORESE REFUGEES IN AUSTRALIA ....................................................... 110
‘BOAT PEOPLE’ RELEASED, BUT NOT YET OK TO STAY ............................................................................... 110
FREED TIMORESE BOAT PEOPLE ARRIVE IN MELBOURNE TONIGHT......................................................... 111
VISAS FOR TIMORESE RISK TIES: INDONESIA .......................................................................................... 111
EAST TIMORESE ‘BOAT PEOPLE’ FEAR TRIP BACK TO TORTURE................................................................. 111
BOAT PEOPLE RELEASED ........................................................................................................................... 112
TIMORESE BOAT PEOPLE RELEASED ........................................................................................................ 112
MORE ON ASYLUM SEEKERS ..................................................................................................................... 112
ILLEGALS LIKELY TO POUR IN: JAKARTA................................................................................................... 113
“WATERSHED” HOPE FOR TIMORESE REFUGEES....................................................................................... 114
MANTIRI REJECTED AS AMBASSADOR .................................................................................................. 114
MANTIRI APPOINTMENT ATTACKED IN OZ ................................................................................................ 114
THE MANTIRI APPOINTMENT..................................................................................................................... 114
FURY OVER MANTIRI APPOINTMENT......................................................................................................... 115
PARLIAMENTARIANS FOR EAST TIMOR (AUSTRALIA) WRITES GARETH EVANS........................................... 116
MANTIRI REMARKS IN ‘THE AUSTRALIAN’ ................................................................................................ 116
LABOR MP’S SAY STAND ON ENVOY ‘WEAK’ .............................................................................................. 117
AUSTRALIA: AMNESTY IN TIMOR PROTEST................................................................................................ 117
MANTIRI PUTS TIES FI RST AS PRESSURE MOUNTS.................................................................................... 117
MANTIRI CHOSEN FOR TIMOR EXPERIENCE............................................................................................. 117
INDONESIAN AMBASSADOR TO AUSTRALIA DEFIANT................................................................................ 118
MANTIRI INTERVIEWED............................................................................................................................. 118
EDITORIAL, JAKARTA POST ....................................................................................................................... 118
CONTROVERSIAL NEW INDONESIAN ENVOY MAY WITHDRAW ................................................................ 119
INDONESIA SCRAPS APPOINTMENT OF EN VOY TO AUSTRALIA................................................................ 119
“LOYAL SOLDIER” MANTIRI ACCEPTS ENVOY CANCELLATION................................................................. 119
MANTIRI NOT TO BE AMBASSADOR ........................................................................................................... 119
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VICTORY FOR COMMON SENSE? .............................................................................................................. 120
INDONESIA AND TIMOR............................................................................................................................ 120
EAST TIMOR’S LONG REACH EXPOSED BY ENVOY ROW............................................................................ 120
EAST TIMORESE CLAIM TRIUMPH FOR AUSTRALIAN MORAL VALUES ........................................................ 121
JAKARTA POST ON MANTIRI WITHDRAWAL............................................................................................... 122
JAKARTA BOWS TO PROTEST OVER GENERAL AS ENVOY .......................................................................... 122
FOR THE SAKE OF A TANTRUM WE LOSE OUR STATUS IN ASIA ................................................................. 122
MANTIRI AFFAIR A TEST OF RI-AUSTRALIAN RELATIONS........................................................................... 123
JAKARTA, CANBERRA WILL OVERCOME PROBLEMS: ENVOY .................................................................... 123
INDON-AUSSIE TIES REMAIN STRONG DESPITE MANTIRI AFFAIR .......................................................... 123
“DIPLOMATIC BUNGLING” ON MANTIRI .................................................................................................... 124
MANTIRI AND RI AMBASSADORS............................................................................................................... 125
JAKARTA KEEN TO SEN D NEW ENVOY ..................................................................................................... 125
INDONESIA SAYS ENVOY CHOICE IN ITS HANDS ..................................................................................... 125
DARWIN CONFERENCE ON INDONESIA AND REGIONAL CONFLICT RESOLUTION ................................ 126
INFIGHT/LPHAM OPEN LETTER TO PARTICIPANTS.................................................................................... 126
XANANA GUSMÃO MESSAGE ..................................................................................................................... 126
SOLIDARITY MESSAGE FROM FREE EAST TIMOR JAPAN COALITION ......................................................... 127
OPENING ADDRESS .................................................................................................................................. 128
SPRIM STATEMENT.................................................................................................................................... 129
STATEMENT BY INDONESIAN DELEGATION............................................................................................... 129
CLOSING STATEMENT................................................................................................................................ 130
DARWIN CONFERENCE FOCUSES ON EAST TIMOR ................................................................................... 130
INDONESIAN REPORT: AUSTRALIAN CONFERENCE ON EAST TIMOR ........................................................ 131
PIJAR LETTER TO CNRM ............................................................................................................................ 131
MELBOURNE MEETING ........................................................................................................................... 131
XANANA: INDEPENDENCE IS NEVER AN END IN ITSELF........................................................................... 131
WITNESS FROM DILI ................................................................................................................................. 132
MELBOURNE EAST TIMOR SOLIDARITY CONFEREN CE .............................................................................. 135
EVENTS IN NEW ZEALAND ...................................................................................................................... 135
(NZ) GOVERNMENT INCONSISTENT, SAYS LEE.......................................................................................... 135
NZ PROTEST AT EXERCISE WITH INDONESIANS....................................................................................... 135
PROTEST ACTIVITIES IN NZ....................................................................................................................... 135
ETIC: JOINT AIR FORCE EXERCISE “SHAMEFUL” ....................................................................................... 136
NEW ZEALAND ENVOY CALLED IN OVER FLAG BURNING.......................................................................... 136
EVENTS IN THE UNITED STATES............................................................................................................. 136
REP. JOHN PORTER ON EAST TIMOR ....................................................................................................... 136
CALIFORNIA-NEVADA METHODIST 1995 RESOLUTION .............................................................................. 137
CONGRESS DISCUSSES IMET.................................................................................................................... 138
US AMBASSADOR PRAISES SITUATION IN EAST TIMOR............................................................................. 141
NEW US AMBASSADOR TO INDONESIA NOMINATED................................................................................. 141
US ADMIRAL: OUT OF EAST TIMOR ............................................................................................................ 141
HOUSE DEBATE ON REFUSAL TO DEBATE IMET......................................................................................... 142
HORTA TO RECEIVE PRIZE ........................................................................................................................ 144
INTEGRATION DAY: ETAN/LA DEMO......................................................................................................... 144
U.S. PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH PUBLIC POLICY STATEMENT....................................................................... 144
CORPORATE PREDATOR: FREEPORT-MCMORAN AT HOME & ABROAD ...................................................... 145
U.S. POST OFFICE DELETES EAST TIMOR.................................................................................................. 149
INTEGRATION DAY IN CALIFORNIA.......................................................................................................... 149
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SPOTLIGHT ON BUSINESS AND FINANCE: THE INTERNATIONAL ARMS TRADE....................................... 150
ADMINISTRATION PROPOSES COMPROMISE TO TRANSFER SOME WEAPONS TO PAKISTAN .................. 152
WHITE HOUSE HAS OFFERED TO TRANSFER F-16S TO INDONESIA IN THREE-WAY DEAL ...................... 152
DR. KISSINGER: WHAT ABOUT EAST TIMOR?............................................................................................. 154
IN CELEBRATION OF INDEPENDENCE....................................................................................................... 156
FREEDOM, FOR SOME INDONESIANS ....................................................................................................... 156
AUGUST 17 IN LOS ANGELES.................................................................................................................... 157
EVENTS IN CANADA................................................................................................................................. 157
ETAN/OTTAWA PROTEST JULY 17 ............................................................................................................. 157
CANADIAN MINISTER SEES IMPROVEMENTS ............................................................................................ 157
ETAN/CANADA OPPOSED NEW AID TO INDONESIA.................................................................................. 157
RESOURCES............................................................................................................................................. 158
ACTIVIST KIDS HELP EAST TIMOR ............................................................................................................ 158
MORTEN HARKET SINGS EAST TIMOR....................................................................................................... 158

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Documents on East Timor from PeaceNet and Connected Computer Networks 40: September 1 — November 3, 1995

BALIBO REMEMBERED ............................................................................................................................... 7
BALIBO MASSACRE BACKGROUND................................................................................................................7
THE 5 GHOSTS OF BALIBO RISE ONCE MORE TO HAUNT INDONESIA & US ................................................10
INDONESIA WON’T REOPEN BALIBO INVESTIGATION .................................................................................13
CHRIS HAVILAND MP TO MOVE PRIVATE MEMBERS MOTION ON BALIBO ...................................................13
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES “NOTICE OF MOTION”.............................................................................13
INDONESIAN TROOPS KILLED AUSTRALIAN NEWSMEN-RADIO..................................................................14
CALL FOR NEW INQUIRY INTO JOURNALISTS’ DEATHS IN EAST TIMOR......................................................14
TIMOR MURDERS PLANNED; SOLDIERS .................................................................................................14
RELIGIOUS CONFLICTS ............................................................................................................................. 15
PRO-CATHOLIC DEMONSTRATION IN DILI ..................................................................................................15
AMIEN RAIS: DON’T LET EAST TIMOR BECOME A PARASITE ........................................................................15
THE THREAT OF WIDER RELIGIOUS CONFLICT ...........................................................................................16
DILI’S BISHOP TO MEET THE POPE..............................................................................................................17
BISHOP BELO’S INTERVIEW WITH GATRA....................................................................................................17
MUSLIMS BACK HARD LINE ON EAST TIMOR...............................................................................................18
CARDINAL URGES GOVERNMENT TO WIN TIMORESE TRUST......................................................................19
BLASPHEMIES AGAINST CATHOLICISM IN EAST TIMOR ..............................................................................19
CATHOLIC LEADERS SAY RIGHTS COMMISSION TEAM DISTORTS RIOT ISSUE ...........................................19
INDONESIAN CATHOLIC BISHOPS SEEK HELP FOR EAST TIMORESE..........................................................20
RENETIL: THE FLAME OF STRUGGLE WILL NEVER BE EXTINGUISHED ........................................................20
Documents on East Timor from
PeaceNet and Connected Computer Networks
Volume 40: September 1 — November 3, 1995
Published by:
East Timor Action Network / U.S.
P.O. Box 1182, White Plains, NY 10602 USA
Tel: 914-428-7299 Fax: 914-428-7383 E-mail PeaceNet:CSCHEINER or CSCHEINER@IGC.APC.ORG
These documents are produced approximately every two months and mailed to subscribers.
For additional or back copies, send US$30 per volume; add $5 for international air mail. Discount
rates: $15 for educational and non-profit institutions; $8 for U.S. activists; $11 international.
Subscription rates: $180 ($90 educational, $48 activist) for the next six issues. Add $30 ($18 activist)
for international air mail. Further subsidies are available for groups in Third World countries working
on East Timor. Checks should be made out to “ETAN.”
The material is grouped by subject, with articles under each category in approximately chronological
order. It is also available on IBM-compatible diskette, in either Word for Windows or ASCII format.
Reprinting and distribution without permission is welcomed.
Much of this information is translated and supplied by TAPOL and BCET (London), Task Force Indonesia (USA), CDPM (Lisbon), CNRM, Free East Timor Japan Coalition, Mate-Bian News (Sydney), East
Timor Ireland Solidarity Campaign, ETIC (Aotearoa), Australians for a Free East Timor (Darwin) and
other activists and solidarity groups, but they are not responsible for editorial comment or selection.
Page 2 East Timor Documents, Volume 40. Sept. 1 - November 3, 1995.
100 ULAMAS WANT DIALOGUE WITH BELO ..................................................................................................21
BELO DENIES WANTING ‘CATHOLIC REGION’.............................................................................................22
EAST TIMORESE NEED TIME TO ADAPT .......................................................................................................22
ANTI-BELO DEMONSTRATION IN YOGYA.....................................................................................................23
YOUNG MOSLEMS AGAINST XIMENES BELO...........................................................................................23
JAKARTA PUTS PRESSURE ON THE POPE ....................................................................................................24
MILITARY PLEDGES OF CONSTANT RAIDS...................................................................................................24
NU & EAST TIMOR .......................................................................................................................................24
ET INTRA-RELIGIOUS FORUM......................................................................................................................25
CNRM STATEMENT ON RELIGIOUS CONFLICTS ...........................................................................................25
GOD AND COUNTRY: ATTACKS ON MUSLIMS IN TIMOR PROMPT BACKLASH..............................................26
INDONESIAN MINISTER TO FLY TO VATICAN ON TIMOR.............................................................................27
POPE MEETS INDONESIAN MINISTER .........................................................................................................27
SUHARTO URGES PEOPLE TO AVOID CONFLICT..........................................................................................28
RIOTS IN EAST TIMOR............................................................................................................................... 28
PROTESTS ROCK TWO CITIES......................................................................................................................28
EAST TIMOR PROTESTS SEE THREE DETAINED.......................................................................................28
TWO CIVILIANS KILLED IN EAST TIMOR .................................................................................................28
RIOTS BREAKS OUT IN VIQUEQUE...............................................................................................................28
UNREST IN DILI: MANY ARRESTS ................................................................................................................29
MORE ON CURRENT UNREST IN DILI .....................................................................................................29
LUSA: DISTURBANCES IN DILI, 3 KILLED, SEVERAL ARRESTS ................................................................30
MORE ON DILI AND VIQUEQUE DISTURBANCES .........................................................................................30
POLICE ASSERT CONTROL IN EAST TIMOR AFTER RIOTS ............................................................................30
MILITARY APPEALS FOR CALM IN EAST TIMOR............................................................................................31
MORE ON CONFRONTATIONS THROUGHOUT ET.........................................................................................31
RELATIVE CALM RETURNS TO TROUBLED EAST TIMOR................................................................................32
DILI UNDER CONTROL AFTER TWO DAYS OF VIOLENT RIOTING............................................................32
TIMORESE FEARED TORTURED AFTER RIOTS: RESIDENTS ..........................................................................32
AI: MORE THAN 50 DETAINED AFTER EAST TIMOR RIOTS............................................................................33
EAST TIMOR BISHOP SAYS RIOTS UNDERLINE UNHAPPINESS....................................................................33
BISHOP BELO RADIO AUSTRALIA INTERVIEW.........................................................................................34
TIME FOR THOUGHT....................................................................................................................................35
ALBRIGHT CONCERNED BY EAST TIMOR RIOTS ..........................................................................................35
SOEHARTO PLAYS DOWN DILI RIOTS..........................................................................................................35
CNRM STATEMENT ON EAST TIMOR YOUTH UPRISING ...............................................................................36
XANANA GUSMÃO’S STATEMENT OF SUPPORT TO EAST TIMORESE YOUTH UPRISING................................37
TEN PEOPLE ARRESTED FOR TORCHING MARKET IN DILI ..........................................................................37
AI: ARREST/TORTURE UPDATE ....................................................................................................................37
MILITARY SUPPORTS DIALOG TO EASE TIMOR TENSION ............................................................................38
CNRM UPDATE ON EAST TIMOR RIOTS........................................................................................................38
RIGHTS COMMISSION TO PROBE EAST TIMOR RIOTS.................................................................................39
BELO CRITICISES ABRI ON THE DILI RIOTS ................................................................................................39
ETCHRIET- URGENT ACTION 27 DETAINED .................................................................................................40
INDONESIA INCREASES MILITARY PRESENCE............................................................................................40
TIMOR MILITARY BUILD UP DENIED .......................................................................................................40
KWI BLAMES FRUSTRATION FOR RIOTS ......................................................................................................40
SUHARTO SAYS TIMOR RIOTS SHOULD NOT BE EXAGGERATED .................................................................41
TEAR GAS AND TORTURE HIT DILI STUDENT PROTESTORS.........................................................................41
AVERSION TO GOVERNMENT POLICIES SPARKED EAST TIMOR RIOTS ......................................................41
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‘PITCHED BATTLES’......................................................................................................................................42
EAST TIMOR RIOTS ‘BI D TO SHAKE OFF YOKE’ ............................................................................................42
RECENT ARRESTS........................................................................................................................................42
TWO DEAD: DILI TENSE...............................................................................................................................43
MORE SHOOTING IN DILI ...........................................................................................................................43
EAST TIMOR GOVERNOR CALLS FOR ARMY TO RESTORE CALM ..................................................................44
SIMBOLON DENIES USE OF FIREARMS...................................................................................................44
SITUATION IN DILI VERY TENSE.................................................................................................................44
ARMY STRIKES HARD ..................................................................................................................................44
INDONESIA STAGES SHOW OF FORCE IN EAST TIMOR ...............................................................................45
INDONESIA SAYS RESTORES ORDER IN DILI, ARRESTS 120.......................................................................45
AI: UP TO 120 DETAINED AFTER NEW RIOTS IN DILI ...................................................................................46
COMORO POLICE PRISON ...........................................................................................................................46
VOA — ‘ORDER RESTORED’ .........................................................................................................................46
“PLEASE DO NOT MINIMISE THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THESE HEROIC PROTESTS”........................................47
TIMOR: RESISTANCE SAYS 5 KILLED BY INDONESIANS..............................................................................47
MANUEL CARRASCALÃO ASKS FOR HELP ....................................................................................................48
DILI UNDER SIEGE......................................................................................................................................48
TIMORESE YOUTH ROUND-UP CONTINUES .................................................................................................49
EAST TIMOR GOVERNOR DENIES REQUESTING SHOOTINGS .....................................................................49
WRONGFUL INTERPRETATION ................................................................................................................49
JAKARTA CRUSHES DILI PROTEST...............................................................................................................50
E. TIMOR GOVERNOR TO FIRE CIVIL SERVANTS .........................................................................................50
INDONESIA RELEASES MORE THAN 100 EAST TIMORESE............................................................................50
INDONESIA MILITARY SAYS RIOTS PURELY CRIMINAL ...............................................................................51
INDONESIA POLICE CONTINUE SEARCHES IN EAST TIMOR........................................................................51
OTHER EVENTS IN EAST TIMOR .............................................................................................................. 51
EAST TIMORESE PRISONERS WRITE U.S. CONGRESS .................................................................................51
TIMORESE ON TRIAL FOR HELPING FALINTIL .............................................................................................52
“BEATING OUT” THE EN EMY ........................................................................................................................52
VILLAGE MADE TO PAY A HIGH PRICE.........................................................................................................53
MILITARY SAYS GUERRILLAS KILL THREE CIVILIANS..................................................................................54
TIMORESE WOMEN WANT FREEDOM FROM RAPE.......................................................................................54
TWO BATTALIONS WITHDRAWN ..................................................................................................................54
MILITARY TRAINING FOR CIVIL SERVANTS .................................................................................................54
EAST TIMOR HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS..................................................................................................54
KONIS SANTANA WANTS SABALAE CAPTURE INVESTIGATED.......................................................................55
TIMORESE SAY NO TO APPRENTICESHIP ....................................................................................................56
XANANA’S DRIVER’S TRIAL POSTPONED .....................................................................................................56
PRISONERS TO BE MOVED ..........................................................................................................................56
EAST TIMOR GOVERNOR AND BIKERS ESCAPE SHOOTING.........................................................................56
FEAR STALKS THE STREETS OF DILI ...........................................................................................................57
TIMORESE BEAR THE SCARS OF REPRESSION ............................................................................................57
MORE INDONESIANS LEAVE TIMOR ............................................................................................................58
POLICEMAN FIRES ON SOLDIER .................................................................................................................59
EAST TIMOR GETS LOW COST HOUSES ......................................................................................................59
UNPRECEDENTED PRISONER EXCHANGE IN TIMOR ..................................................................................59
RESISTANCE DENOUNCES “COLLABORATORS” ...........................................................................................59
INDONESIA HOLDS TALKS WITH EAST TIMOR LEADERS .............................................................................59
JAKARTA WARNS TIMOR OFFICIALS .......................................................................................................60
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ARMED RESISTANCE NOT ‘MORIBUND’ .......................................................................................................60
FRETILIN IN REPLY TO LE MONDE...........................................................................................................61
TWO DECADES OF DEATH, DESPAIR & TORTURE IN INDONESIA’S ACHILLES HEEL ...................................61
LIVING IN DEATH’S SHADOW; THE LAST GUERRILLAS FIGHT ON ..............................................................63
EAST TIMOR AN UNCERTAIN PRIZE FOR INDONESIA..................................................................................63
EAST TIMOR VISITS RAISE HOPES ..............................................................................................................64
PRE-ANNIVERSARY CRACKDOWN RUMORED IN DILI .................................................................................65
EVENTS IN WEST PAPUA ........................................................................................................................... 65
FIRM “MORALLY INVOLVED” IN ALLEGED IRIAN KILLINGS .........................................................................65
NEW INTERNET RESOURCE ON WEST PAPUA..............................................................................................65
INDONESIAN MASSACRE CONFIRMED ........................................................................................................66
IRIAN JAYA REPORTS ..................................................................................................................................66
INDONESIA PROBES HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES ............................................................................................68
AID CANCELED FOR GOLD PROJECT IN INDONESIA ..................................................................................69
EVENTS IN INDONESIA.............................................................................................................................. 69
LIBERATING OUR COLONIAL MINDSET ......................................................................................................69
AJI JOURNALISTS ON TRIAL........................................................................................................................72
ACHMAD TAUFIK AND EKO MARYADI, TRI AGUS TRIALS ........................................................................73
INDONESIA SAYS WILL CHECK PORTUGAL’S TV PLAN................................................................................74
INDONESIA’S SUHARTO SEES NO PLACE FOR OPPOSITION........................................................................75
INDONESIAN JOURNALIST JAILED FOR “INSULTING THE PRESIDENT” ......................................................75
INDONESIAN GOVERNMEN T “FACTS” ON EAST TIMOR................................................................................75
INDONESIA’S BRASS POLISHES ITSELF.......................................................................................................77
HOW BAD IS BAD IN EAST TIMOR? .........................................................................................................78
INDONESIAN HOUSE TO HOLD PLENARY SESSION ON EAST TIMOR ..........................................................79
JAKARTA POST: THE EAST TIMOR ISSUE.....................................................................................................79
INDONESIA: DEALING CAUTIOUSLY WITH RUMORS ...................................................................................79
INDONESIA ACTS AGAINST PAMPHLETEERS...........................................................................................80
INDONESIA’S LEGACY OF SUPPRESSION CONDEMNED ON 30TH ANNIVERSARY OF COUP ........................80
ELEVEN INDONESIAN NGO’S ISSUE STATEMENT ON EAST TIMOR ..............................................................81
SURABAYA LBH CRITICISES NGO’S ON TIMOR .......................................................................................81
THE DYNAMICS OF THE INDONESIAN PRO-DEMOCRACY MOVEMENT........................................................81
ABRI NAMES FACES BEHIND INCIDENTS ...................................................................................................86
UNIONIST, ACADEMIC DENY THEY ARE COMMUNISTS...........................................................................87
INDONESIA ETERNALLY ON ALERT TO COMMUNIST THREAT......................................................................87
ARMY RUMBLINGS OF COMMUNIST THREAT DEEMED DIVERSIONARY ..................................................88
INDONESIA SCHOLAR SAID IMMUNE FROM EXTRADITION.........................................................................89
INDONESIA HOLDS NAVAL WAR GAMES .....................................................................................................89
EAST TIMOR AT BEIJING CONFERENCE................................................................................................... 89
A MESSAGE TO THE BEIJING CONFERENCE FROM THE EAST TIMORESE WOMEN ......................................89
OMOMO MELEN PACIFIC.............................................................................................................................90
IFET’S GAL AT THE BEIJING NGO WOMEN’S FORUM ...................................................................................90
JAPANESE TV COVERAGE OF BEIJING.........................................................................................................91
UNITED NATIONS....................................................................................................................................... 91
UNSG PROGRESS REPORT ..........................................................................................................................91
GENERAL ASSEMBLY PRESIDENT MENTIONS EAST TIMOR IN OPENING STATEMENT.................................92
EAST TIMOR: U.N. PICKS UP THE PACE .......................................................................................................92
UNGA FOURTH COMMITTEE DISCUSSION BEGINS......................................................................................93
EAST TIMOR ACTION NETWORK CALLS FOR MORE FORCEFUL UN ACTION ON EAST TIMOR.......................94
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PROTESTORS FLOCK TO U.N. ANNIVERSARY GATHERING ..........................................................................94
SOARES BLASTS “OUTRAGEOUS SITUATION” IN EAST TIMOR......................................................................95
ALATAS’ RESPONSE TO SOARES’ UN SPEECH .........................................................................................95
UNITED NATIONS AT 50 AND EAST TIMOR: IT’S TIME FOR CHANGE............................................................95
EVENTS IN EUROPE................................................................................................................................... 96
NEON METIN IS BACK .................................................................................................................................96
OPEN LETTER TO NORWEGIAN PRIME MINISTER........................................................................................96
NORWEGIAN PM MEETS SUHARTO ..............................................................................................................98
EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT RESOLUTION .......................................................................................................98
INDONESIA CONDEMNED BY MEPS .......................................................................................................98
OH TIMOR! (PORTUGUESE SOCIALISTS COMMITTED TO ET)........................................................................98
BISHOP BELO NOMINATED FOR NOBEL PEACE PRIZE.................................................................................99
“THIS IS JUST THE BEGINNING”.............................................................................................................99
PEREZ DE CUELLAR ON INDONESIA ...........................................................................................................99
TIMORESE SEEK ASYLUM AT UK EMBASSY ........................................................................................... 100
TIMORESE SEEKING ASYLUM AT UK EMBASSY IN JAKARTA ...................................................................... 100
BRITISH COALITION FOR EAST TIMOR PRESS RELEASE ....................................................................... 101
ASYLUM BID ‘UNDER CONSIDERATION’.................................................................................................... 102
ANN CLWYD: ASYLUM MUST BE GRANTED ................................................................................................ 102
TIMORESE PLEAD FOR UK ASYLUM ........................................................................................................... 102
EAST TIMOR REBELS ASK BRITAIN FOR POLITICAL ASYLUM................................................................. 102
TIMORESE FLEE TO EMBASSY ............................................................................................................... 103
ASYLUM SEEKERS LEAVE TO PORTUGAL.................................................................................................... 103
EVENTS IN ENGLAND .............................................................................................................................. 103
BRITISH AID TO INDONESIA UNDER FIRE................................................................................................. 103
EAST TIMOR AND ARMS TRADE ON STAGE................................................................................................ 104
IRISH PRESIDENT ATTENDS PLAY ........................................................................................................ 104
RIGHT LIVELIHOOD AWARD FOR CARMEL BUDIARDJO ............................................................................ 104
‘ALTERNATIVE’ NOBEL PRIZE TO HONOUR FOUR ACTIVISTS ................................................................ 105
JAKARTA: AWARD FOR CARMEL BUDIARDJO ‘A POLITICAL JOKE’ ........................................................ 105
INTERVIEW: RLA LAUREATE CARMEL BUDIARDJO ................................................................................ 105
EVENTS IN IRELAND................................................................................................................................ 107
PLAYING THE GAME AND RESISTING BRITISH ARMS SALES TO INDONESIA ............................................ 107
NEW WEST PAPUA CAMPAIGN IN IRELAND ............................................................................................... 107
SPRING AND ALATAS CUT SHORT MEETING.............................................................................................. 107
SPRING WALKED OUT ON INDONESIAN MINISTER OVER TIMOR......................................................... 107
ALATAS ATTACKS IRISH FOREIGN MINISTER............................................................................................. 108
CORRECTING ALATAS’S “INACCURACIES” ABOUT “TRANSMIGRATION” IN EAST TIMOR ....................... 109
ALATAS UPSET AT SPRING’S TIMOR WORDS.............................................................................................. 110
OFF THE BUS AND ON TO THE HUMAN RIGHTS ROAD .............................................................................. 110
EVENTS IN ASIA-PACIFIC ........................................................................................................................ 111
APCET PROPOSAL: “LIGHT A FIRE” SYMBOLIC ACTIONS............................................................................ 111
NGO PARALLEL CONFERENCE TO THE APEC OSAKA SUMMIT.................................................................... 111
APEC OSAKA ET PRESS CONFERENCE....................................................................................................... 112
EVENTS IN AUSTRALIA............................................................................................................................ 113
REALPOLITIK V: THE LAW OF NATIONS ..................................................................................................... 113
SOCIALIST INTERNATIONAL RESOLUTION ................................................................................................ 113
KEATING, SUHARTO TO DISCUSS HUMAN RIGHTS.................................................................................... 113
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CANBERRA KEEPING ON JAKARTA’S RIGHT SIDE ..................................................................................... 114
KEATING HITS HUMAN RIGHTS BLOCK ON WAY TO BOOST JAKARTA TIES ............................................... 114
JAKARTA HINTS AT EN VOY MOVE............................................................................................................. 115
EAST TIMORESE PLEAD FOR UN ACTION .................................................................................................. 115
LEGAL MOVES AGAINST EAST TIMOR REFUGEES....................................................................................... 116
BACKSLIDING SHAMES AUSTRALIANS.................................................................................................. 116
REFUGEE TRIBUNAL WILL TREAT EACH CASE ON MERIT........................................................................... 117
HOSTAGES TO HISTORY ............................................................................................................................ 117
RECONSIDER TIMOR MOVE....................................................................................................................... 118
DIGGERS FIGHT FOR BOAT PEOPLE ..................................................................................................... 118
TIMORESE DISMISS CLAIM BY KEATING ................................................................................................... 118
LET THE TIMORESE REFUGEES STAY!........................................................................................................ 119
REFUGEE RULING SPARKS ANGER ........................................................................................................... 119
EAST TIMOR REFUGEES: LET THEM STAY!................................................................................................. 119
IN MEMORY OF DENIS FRENEY................................................................................................................ 121
EVENTS IN NEW ZEALAND ...................................................................................................................... 121
FLAG PROTEST........................................................................................................................................... 121
FLAG BURNING RESPONSES................................................................................................................. 121
NZ REGRETS REPEATED BURNING OF INDONESIAN FLAG ................................................................... 122
ET INDEPENDENCE COMMITTEE PROTESTS POLICE HARASSMENT OF MANU CADDIE........................ 122
TIMOR ACTION CALL ................................................................................................................................. 122
NEW ZEALAND VIGIL / JOSÉ RAMOS HORTA VISIT.................................................................................. 122
EVENTS INVOLVING THE UNITED STATES.............................................................................................. 123
AMBASSADOR ALBRIGHT IN JAKARTA ...................................................................................................... 123
THE DEBATE OVER U.S. TAX DOLLARS IN EAST TIMOR.............................................................................. 123
FEINGOLD AND STATE DEPARTMENT VIEWS ON IMET AND EAST TIMOR.................................................. 124
JIMMY CARTER TO LOOK INTO TIMOR ISSUE............................................................................................ 126
INDONESIA AND THE U.S.: 30 YEARS OF LIVING DANGEROUSLY ............................................................ 126
COMING NY EVENTS ON EAST TIMOR ....................................................................................................... 127
NAIRN: FREE EAST TIMOR ......................................................................................................................... 127
ACTION ALERT: CALL CONGRESS ON IMET ............................................................................................... 128
CONGRESSIONAL LETTER ON IMET...................................................................................................... 128
CONGRESS LIMITS IMET FOR INDONESIA............................................................................................ 129
CONGRESSIONAL LETTERS TO CLINTON.................................................................................................. 129
CLINTON, SUHARTO MAY AVOID RIGHTS ISSUES ..................................................................................... 130
PRESIDENT CLINTON RAISED EAST TIMOR WITH INDONESIAN PRESIDEN T SUHARTO ............................ 131
CLINTON, SUHARTO TALK HUMAN RIGHTS .......................................................................................... 131
INDONESIA WOOS AMERICAN BUSINESS ................................................................................................. 132
FIVE NAMED FOR PRESS FREEDOM AWARDS............................................................................................ 132
INDONESIA BUYING U.S. F-16’S?............................................................................................................ 132
NO US ARMS SALES TO DICTATORS .......................................................................................................... 132
OWENS: US MAY LIFT F-16S SALES BAN.................................................................................................... 133
INDONESIA STILL STUDIES US OFFER TO SELL F-16S ............................................................................... 134
JET FIGHTERS DO NOT VIOLATE RIGHTS .................................................................................................. 134
INDONESIA PLAYS DOWN MILITARY PURCHASES ..................................................................................... 135
CLINTON OFFERS F-16S TO INDONESIA – NEWSPAPER............................................................................. 135
INDONESIA SEEKS U.S. EXPORT CREDITS FOR F-16S ............................................................................... 136
VOA — US F-16S TO INDONESIA? .............................................................................................................. 136
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RESOURCES............................................................................................................................................. 136
“EYEWITNESS” BOOK LAUNCH .................................................................................................................. 136
BOOK TO PORTRAY ‘91 MASSACRE ....................................................................................................... 137
TIMOR NET AROUSES INDONESIA’S CURIOSITY ....................................................................................... 137
ELECTRONIC RESOURCES ON EAST TIMOR.......................................................................................... 138
NEW ET MONOGRAPH ............................................................................................................................... 139

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Documents on East Timor from PeaceNet and Connected Computer Networks 41-42: November 3, 1995 - January 31, 1996

THE INVASION -- TWENTY YEARS LATER.................................................................................................. 11
AUSTRALIAN NEWS ON BALIBO KILLINGS AND TORTURE VIDEO ................................................................11
OFFICER LINKED TO MURDER OF BRITONS WAS TRAINED IN UK...............................................................11
EX-AUSTRALIAN PM DEN IES INVASION COMPLICITY ..................................................................................12
EAST TIMOR’S INDEPEN DENCE DAY ...........................................................................................................12
NEW AUSTRALIAN INQUIRY INTO TIMOR KILLINGS....................................................................................22
NZ FOREIGN MINISTER ASKED TO SUPPORT THE AUSTRALIAN ENQUIRY..............................................22
NEW STRAINS OVER EAST TIMOR DEATHS .............................................................................................23
TIMOR VICTIM ROGER EAST: ‘ONE KILLED WAS AN AUSTRALIAN’...............................................................23
PROBE INTO KILLING OF JOURNALISTS IN TIMOR NETS WITNESSES ....................................................25
DAY OF FEAR & FURY ..................................................................................................................................26
THE UNTOLD STORY OF EAST TIMOR .........................................................................................................29
EAST TIMOR’S HISTORY FROM SPICE TO CONFLICT....................................................................................30
TWENTY YEARS AGO, THE DILI SKY WENT BLACK.......................................................................................31
EAST TIMOR INVASION: 20 YEARS..............................................................................................................31
VOA - TIMOR ANNIVERSARY........................................................................................................................32
EAST TIMOR STILL WITH US ........................................................................................................................32
DON’T LET INDONESIA WIPE OUT EAST TIMOR...........................................................................................33
INDONESIA’S BRUTAL ATTACK ON TIMOR UNRESOLVED AFTER 20 YEARS..................................................34
TWENTIETH ANNIVERSARY OF INDONESIA’S INVASION OF EAST TIMOR....................................................34
EAST TIMOR: TWENTY YEARS LATER, THE REBELS FIGHT ON......................................................................35
THE VOICE OF THE LIURAI OF OSSU ...........................................................................................................35
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FORGOTTEN GRABS.....................................................................................................................................36
SANTA CRUZ MASSACRE REMEMBERED.................................................................................................. 36
HAUNTING MEMORIES FROM SANTA CRUZ ................................................................................................36
AI CALLS FOR CONCRETE ACTION..............................................................................................................37
RESISTANCE BURNS BRIGHT AS MASSACRE IS REMEMBERED..................................................................38
DILI MASSACRE HAUNTS JAKARTA EVERY NOVEMBER................................................................................39
SOLDIER IS IDENTIFIED..............................................................................................................................39
EVENTS IN EAST TIMOR............................................................................................................................ 40
OBJECTIVE: DESTRUCTION .........................................................................................................................40
NAZI -STYLE HOUSEHOLD LISTING IMPOSED IN TIMOR..............................................................................40
EAST TIMORESE VIDEOTAPES ALLEGE TORTURE.........................................................................................41
NEVER JUST SIT BACK AND LET THINGS HAPPEN .......................................................................................41
IN OCCUPIED EAST TIMOR..........................................................................................................................42
ALL OPTIONS IN EAST TIMOR BAD FOR ABRI .............................................................................................43
‘INSTIGATOR’ UNDER ARREST.....................................................................................................................43
MANY ARRESTS IN DILI ...............................................................................................................................43
BRITISH-MADE WAR PLANES MENACE EAST TIMOR ....................................................................................43
OBSERVERS: EAST TIMOR REPRESSION WORSE.........................................................................................44
TIMOR CAPITAL TENSE AHEAD OF MASSACRE ANNIVERSARY.....................................................................44
TIMORESE SAY HARASSED DURING MASSACRE ANNIVERSARY..................................................................44
DILI QUIET AS MASSACRE REMEMBERED....................................................................................................45
EAST TIMOR MARKS MASSACRE..................................................................................................................45
INDONESIA ARRESTS FOUR ON TIMOR DEATHS ANNIVERSARY ................................................................46
EAST TIMOR UNPOPULAR FOR TRANSMIGRATION ......................................................................................46
MY RECENT TRIP TO EAST TIMOR...............................................................................................................46
SHOTS FIRED AT RED CROSS......................................................................................................................48
NAMES OF DETAINED TIMORESE YOUTHS ..................................................................................................49
ETCHRIET REPORT ON ARRESTS AND TORTURES IN EAST TIMOR ..............................................................50
XANANA’S DRIVER GETS 6 YEARS ..............................................................................................................50
EAST TIMOR STILL DECADE OR MORE AWAY FROM PEACE.......................................................................51
TIMOR REBELS STILL ACTIVE 20 YEARS AFTER INVASION ...........................................................................51
EAST TIMORESE FIGHT LOSING ECONOMIC BATTLE...................................................................................52
ETCHRIET HUMAN RIGHTS REPORT............................................................................................................52
MOST RECENT PROTESTERS RELEASED ......................................................................................................53
ABRI SUPPORTS BELO’S CALL TO RESPECT LOCAL CULTURE......................................................................53
INDONESIA SAYS NOT TO ADD TROOPS IN EAST TIMOR ............................................................................53
INDONESIA SAYS TWO TIMOR REBELS “SURRENDER” ...............................................................................54
INDONESIA SAYS HAS SPENT $832 MILLION IN EAST TIMOR......................................................................54
46 INDONESIAN SOLDIERS GO ON TRIAL IN TIMOR...................................................................................54
SOLDIERS, CIVILIANS SAID KILLED IN TIMOR CLASHES ............................................................................54
MOVES AFOOT TO SET UP INDON COMMISSION BRANCH IN EAST TIMOR .................................................55
EAST TIMOR INVITES INVESTMENT IN MARBLE MINING ............................................................................55
INDONESIAN TROOPS CAPTURE EAST TIMOR REBEL IN BOBONARO ..........................................................55
SIX EAST TIMORESE SHOT, TWO DETAINED IN VIQUEQUE .........................................................................56
ABRI ESCALATED FIGHTING, INDONESIAN TROOPS KILLED IN VIQUEQUE ...........................................56
RIOT IN BECORA PRISON ............................................................................................................................57
RELIGIOUS ISSUES.................................................................................................................................... 58
A CHANGED CHURCH: TWO DECADES OF STRUGGLE IN EAST TIMOR HAS MADE FRIENDS AND ENEMIES.58
GOVERNOR’S INSTRUCTION (ON MOSQUES) OPPOSED ..............................................................................59
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GOVERNOR’S INSTRUCTION TO BE WITHDRAWN...................................................................................59
FORUM FORMED TO EASE CATHOLIC/MUSLIM TEN SION ............................................................................60
SOEHARTO: EAST TIMOR GIVEN NO SPECIAL TREATMENT.........................................................................60
RELIGIOUS PROVOCATIONS IN WESTERN TIMOR.......................................................................................61
TIMOR DIVIDED BY VATICAN.......................................................................................................................61
EAST TIMOR DIOCESE: NO DECISION YET .............................................................................................62
INDONESIAN GETS FOUR YEARS JAIL OVER TIMOR RIOT.........................................................................62
SECOND PRISON OFFICIAL JAILED OVER TIMOR RIOT...............................................................................62
AHI NAKLAKAN DELEGATION DEPORTED FROM EAST TIMOR ............................................................... 63
DELEGATION TO LAY WREATH AT SANTA CRUZ CEMETERY........................................................................63
INDONESIA BARS DELEGATION FROM FLYING TO DILI .............................................................................63
INDONESIANS STOP PEACE PILGRIMAGE TO EAST TIMOR..........................................................................64
AHI NAKLAKAN PARTICIPANT PROFILES.................................................................................................65
WHAT IS APCET? .....................................................................................................................................67
STATEMENT FROM REED BRODY IN BALI ....................................................................................................67
REPORT FROM DR ANDREW MCNAUGHTON IN BALI ..............................................................................68
SOLIDARITY MESSAGES ..............................................................................................................................68
INDONESIA SPIKES GROUP’S JOURNEY ....................................................................................................69
EAST TIMOR SECURITY TIGHTENS AHEAD OF ANNIVERSARY......................................................................69
INDONESIA “DISHONEST” IN BLOCKING TRIP............................................................................................70
MILITARY DEFENDS BAN ON VISITS TO EAST TIMOR ..................................................................................70
MANILA RIGHTS GROUPS CONDEMN JAKARTA...........................................................................................70
INDONESIA DEPORTS RIGHTS ACTIVISTS FROM EAST TIMOR ....................................................................71
‘PEACE PILGRIMS’ SAY EAST TIMOR MISSION SUCCESSFUL ......................................................................71
EAST TIMOR GOVERNOR SAYS ACTIVISTS WOULD HAVE BEEN HURT.........................................................72
DELEGATION EXPELLED FROM EAST TIMOR ...............................................................................................72
SBS - DATELINE TO COVER PILGRIM DELEGATION .....................................................................................73
TRANSCRIPT OF KINGHAM INTERVIEW BY MIKE CAREY ........................................................................73
GUS DUR: I’M NOT AFRAID TO GO TO EAST TIMOR .....................................................................................74
GREEN IRISH MEP QUIZZES INDONESIAN AMBASSADOR ON EAST TIMOR BAR .........................................75
OFFICIAL CIRCULAR BANNING TOURISTS FROM EAST TIMOR....................................................................75
INDONESIA SAYS IT LIFTS EAST TIMOR TRAVEL BAN..............................................................................75
U.N. HIGH COMMISSIONER VISITS ........................................................................................................... 75
TOP UN RIGHTS ENVOY TO VISIT INDONESIA, EAST TIMOR .....................................................................75
INDONESIA SAYS UN VISIT TO IMPROVE RIGHTS RECORD....................................................................76
UN RIGHTS COMMISSIONER VISITS EAST TIMOR .......................................................................................76
SIX ARRESTED TRYING TO REACH AYALA LASSO ........................................................................................76
U.N. CALLS FOR STRONGER INDONESIAN RIGHTS BODY...........................................................................77
UN OFFICIAL URGES TALKS TO SOLVE TIMOR CONFLICT............................................................................77
LASSO BEGINS TIMOR VISIT........................................................................................................................77
TIMORESE RAISE RIGHTS ISSUES WITH U.N. OFFICIAL ..............................................................................78
UN RIGHTS OFFICE IN EAST TIMOR BLOCKED ...........................................................................................78
UN RIGHTS CHIEF SAYS “GRAVE VIOLATIONS” IN EAST TIMOR..............................................................78
GOVERNMENT ON PROTESTS DURING AYALA LASSO’S VISIT......................................................................79
ABILIO ARAUJO VISITS EAST TIMOR & SUHARTO ................................................................................... 80
ABILIO TO SPEND XMAS IN DILI?...............................................................................................................80
ABILIO ARAUJO MEETS SUHARTO................................................................................................................80
DOING BUSINESS WITH SUHARTO .............................................................................................................80
INDONESIA TO BUILD 27 MW POWER PLANT IN EAST TIMOR.................................................................81
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ABILIO ARAUJO’S MEETING WITH SUHARTO ..............................................................................................82
ABILIO ADMITS SUBJECTED TO GREAT PRESSURE IN PORTUGAL ...............................................................82
ABILIO ARAUJO CONCERNED ABOUT TIMOR’S DEVELOPMENT...................................................................82
I WANT TO MEET WITH XANANA.................................................................................................................83
TRYING TO GET OUT.................................................................................................................................. 84
TIMORESE EXILES FACE FRESH HURDLES IN PORTUGAL..........................................................................84
TERROR FUELS ASYLUM-SEEKING BIDS.....................................................................................................84
PRD/SPRIM STATEMENT ON EMBASSY OCCUPATIONS................................................................................85
CHRONOLOGY OF EMBASSY INVASIONS BY EAST TIMORESE ...................................................................85
ADITJONDRO SOLIDARITY MESSAGE.........................................................................................................86
EAST TIMORESE FORCED TO DEMONSTRATE FOR INDONESIA..................................................................86
EMBASSIES IN JAKARTA REASSESS SECURITY ............................................................................................87
AI: GOVERNMENTS SHOULD DO MORE TO PROTECT ASYLUM-SEEKERS.....................................................87
INTELLIGENCE CHIEF: EMBASSY FENCE SCALING BY EAST TIMORESE YOUTH TO DIMINISH IN 1996........88
INDONESIA STUDYING WISHES OF SOME TO RETURN ...............................................................................88
JAKARTA EMBASSIES ON ALERT FOR TIMORESE INCURSIONS ..................................................................88
TIMOR: MEMORIES OF THE HORROR .........................................................................................................89
CHRONOLOGY OF EMBASSY ASYLUM BIDS BY EAST TIMORESE..................................................................89
TO RUSSIA ................................................................................................................................................. 90
EAST TIMORESE STORM EMBASSIES ...........................................................................................................90
EAST TIMORESE STAGE SPECTACULAR EMBASSY PROTESTS ..................................................................90
EAST TIMORESE PETITION RUSSIAN EMBASSY............................................................................................91
EAST TIMORESE IN EMBASSIES NOT YET SEEKING ASYLUM .......................................................................92
RUSSIA CALLS JAKARTA EMBASSY SIT-IN “UNACCEPTABLE” .......................................................................93
INDONESIA SAYS TIMOR PROTESTERS FREE TO LEAVE ..............................................................................93
TIMORESE SPEND COLD NIGHT AT EMBASSIES IN JAKARTA ......................................................................93
TASS: TIMOR “DISSIDENTS” ARE STILL IN COMPOUNDS.............................................................................94
TIMORESE WANT TO LEAVE THE RUSSIAN EMBASSY...................................................................................94
EAST TIMOR INDEPENDENCE CHAMPIONS STILL IN RUSSIAN EMBASSY....................................................94
GLIMMER OF BREAKTHROUGH IN EAST TIMOR PROTESTS .........................................................................94
PEOPLES’ DEMOCRATIC UNION (PRD) UPDATE ...........................................................................................95
TIMOR PROTESTERS QUIT RUSSIAN EMBASSY TO INSULTS ........................................................................96
RUSSIAN EMBASSY EAST TIMORESE AND INDONESIAN SUPPORTERS ABDUCTED BY POLICE....................96
INDONESIA POLICE CONTINUE TO QUIZ TIMOR PROTESTERS ...................................................................97
CDPM CHALLENGES DUTCH AND RUSSIAN GOVERNMENTS.......................................................................97
SUCCESSFUL INDONESIAN/EAST TIMOR ACTIONS IN JAKARTA .................................................................97
FATE OF THE 32 UNCLEAR ...........................................................................................................................98
FOUR EMBASSY TIMORESE ARRESTED IN MALANG.....................................................................................98
RENETIL DENOUNCES RETALIATION AGAINST STUDENTS ..........................................................................98
TO THE NETHERLANDS............................................................................................................................. 99
EIGHT ASYLUM SEEKERS AT DUTCH EMBASSY...........................................................................................99
DUTCH EMBASSY REJECTS ASYLUM FOR EIGHT TIMORESE.......................................................................99
EIGHT ASYLUM SEEKERS LEAVE TO PORTUGAL...........................................................................................99
EIGHT TIMORESE ARRIVE IN LISBON ....................................................................................................... 100
OVER 50 EAST TIMORESE AND INDONESIANS IN DUTCH EMBASSY......................................................... 100
EAST TIMORESE YOUTH PETITION TO DUTCH GOVERNMENT................................................................... 100
EAST TIMORESE PROTESTS TRIGGER VIOLENCE AT EMBASSY.................................................................. 102
PRD AND EAST TIMOR ACTIVISTS CHRONOLOGY AT THE DUTCH EMBASSY DECEMBER 7 1995........... 103
PRD UPDATE ON DUTCH EMBASSY OCCUPATION ..................................................................................... 104
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TIMOR PROTESTERS STAY PUT IN DUTCH MISSION .................................................................................. 104
OCCUPATIONS END................................................................................................................................... 105
POLICE ARREST DUTCH EMBASSY OCCUPIERS .................................................................................... 105
POLICE FREE EAST TIMORESE PROTESTERS ............................................................................................. 106
INTERVIEW WITH TWO ACTIVISTS WHO PARTICIPATED IN DUTCH EMBASSY SIT-IN ................................ 106
PROTESTORS FROM JAKARTA DUTCH EMBASSY IN INCREASING DANGER............................................... 109
STATEMENT ISSUED BY THE TIMORESE OUTSIDE DUTCH EMBASSY, LISBON ........................................... 110
RENETIL STATEMENT ON DUTCH PARLIAMENT PROTEST.......................................................................... 111
OCCUPATION PARTY-OFFICE MINISTER VAN MIERLO ............................................................................... 111
DUTCH FOREIGN MINISTER ‘OUTRAGED’ BY ARRESTS.............................................................................. 111
THE 32 ARRESTS AND ARMY-DEPLU CONFLICT......................................................................................... 112
VAN MIERLO SHOULD DEMAND STATEMENT FROM ALATAS..................................................................... 112
DUTCH NOW SAY THERE WERE NO ARRESTS............................................................................................ 112
OCCUPIERS DISCUSSED IN DUTCH PARLIAMENT..................................................................................... 112
TIMOR TRAUMA: DIPLOMATIC ROW ERUPTS OVER VIOLENT DEMONSTRATIONS...................................... 113
DUTCH AMBASSADOR TO GERMANY REPLIES TO LETTER ......................................................................... 113
TO JAPAN................................................................................................................................................. 114
ASYLUM SEEKERS IN JAPANESE EMBASSY................................................................................................ 114
PETITION PRESENTED TO THE GOVERNMENT OF JAPAN BY THE YOUTH OF EAST TIMOR.................... 114
JAPANESE EMBASSY REACTIONS .............................................................................................................. 116
SOEHARTO SAYS EAST TIMORESE CAN FREELY LEAVE THE COUNTRY ...................................................... 116
JAPAN HIDES REAL REQUESTS?................................................................................................................ 117
PORTUGAL TO RECEIVE MEMBERS OF INDEPENDENCE MOVEMENT......................................................... 118
TWENTY-ONE IN JAPANESE EMBASSY LEAVE TO PORTUGAL ................................................................ 118
EAST TIMOR IN THE JAPANESE MEDIA...................................................................................................... 118
TEN ARRESTED TRYING TO ENTER JAPANESE EMBASSY........................................................................... 119
AI ON EAST TIMORESE ARRESTED IN JAKARTA ON 12 JANUARY.............................................................. 119
TO FRANCE .............................................................................................................................................. 120
FIVE EAST TIMORESE JOIN FLOOD OF REFUGE-SEEKERS....................................................................... 120
MORE EAST TIMORESE SEEK ASYLUM, OTHERS TO LEAVE ........................................................................ 122
TO NEW ZEALAND ................................................................................................................................... 122
FIVE EAST TIMORESE SEEK NEW ZEALAND ASYLUM ................................................................................. 122
EMBASSY INCIDENT: END IN SIGHT ......................................................................................................... 123
ETIC AUCKLAND APPEALS TO NZ GOVERNMENT FOR ASYLUM PLEDGE.................................................... 123
FREEDOM IN SIGHT FOR EAST TIMORESE................................................................................................. 123
NZ RENEGES ON RESPONSIBILITY TO EAST TIMORESE ASYLUM SEEKERS............................................. 123
TIMORESE GIVEN SAFE HARBOUR BY PORTUGUESE................................................................................. 123
TIMOR REFUGEES...................................................................................................................................... 124
NEW ZEALAND FIVE ARRIVE IN LISBON ................................................................................................... 124
EAST TIMORESE MEN INJURED INSIDE NZ EMBASSY COMPOUND? ......................................................... 124
LETTER FROM ETIC TO NZ FOREIGN MINISTER......................................................................................... 124
NZ COMPLAINS OVER EMBASSY FRACAS.............................................................................................. 125
EAST TIMORESE ‘JUMPER’ TELLS OF BEATING...................................................................................... 125
ETIC URGES GOVERNMEN T ACCEPT REFUGEES........................................................................................ 126
ETIC/NZ: SUPPORT FOR ASYLUM IN NZ GROWING.............................................................................. 126
NZ: FIRST CHOICE FOR NEW LIFE ........................................................................................................ 126
ASYLUM REFUSAL ‘BREACHED LAW’ .......................................................................................................... 127
FIVE EXPECTED TO ASK FOR NZ REFUGE.................................................................................................. 127
MCKINNON ASKED TO GIVE CLEAR ANSWER ABOUT THE FIVE ASYLUM SEEKERS.................................... 127
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TO AUSTRALIA......................................................................................................................................... 128
TWENTY EAST TIMORESE BOAT PEOPLE CAPTURED .................................................................................. 128
AI URGENT ACTION ON CAPTURED BOAT PEOPLE..................................................................................... 129
NAMES OF BOAT PEOPLE ARRESTED BY INDONESIAN MILITARY ............................................................. 129
JAKARTA ROW BREWS AS EAST TIMORESE WIN ASYLUM .......................................................................... 130
EAST TIMORESE TO FACE TRIAL OVER ESCAPE ATTEMPT .......................................................................... 130
INDONESIAN GOVERNMEN T ON BOAT ASYLUM-SEEKERS ........................................................................ 131
TWO EAST TIMORESE WOMEN SEEK ASYLUM IN AUSTRALIAN EMBASSY ................................................. 131
STATEMENT BY THE WOMEN IN AUSTRALIAN EMBASSY ....................................................................... 132
AUSTRALIA TO STUDY EAST TIMORESE WOMEN’S DEMAND, MINISTER .................................................... 133
ASYLUM FOR TIMORESE UNLIKELY ........................................................................................................... 133
ASYLUM SEEKERS FLEE A CONSTANT THREAT OF RAPE............................................................................ 133
TWO TIMORESE WOMEN MISTREATED BY AUSTRALIA............................................................................... 133
SUPPORT GROUP CLAIMS WOMEN ILL-TREATED AT AUST EMBASSY .................................................... 133
25 ARRESTED ON BOAT TO AUSTRALIA...................................................................................................... 134
TIMOR ARRESTS: ALATAS SLAMMED .......................................................................................................... 135
TO POLAND .............................................................................................................................................. 135
12 EAST TIMORESE IN POLISH EMBASSY................................................................................................... 135
12 TIMORESE SEEK ASYLUM AT POLISH EMBASSY................................................................................ 135
YET MORE POLITICAL ASYLUM SEEKERS IN JAKARTA............................................................................... 136
TWELVE TIMORESE LEAVE POLISH EMBASSY FOR EXILE IN PORTUGAL.................................................... 136
TWELVE OF POLISH EMBASSY ARRIVE IN LISBON ..................................................................................... 136
MARTINHO PEREIRA ARRESTED AND RELEASED.................................................................................. 136
EAST TIMORESE SOCIAL WORKER’S ARREST AND DISAPPEARANCE......................................................... 136
AI URGENT ACTION FOR MARTINHO PEREIRA ET. AL................................................................................ 137
FAMILY PLEADS FOR MARTINHO PEREIRA ................................................................................................ 138
AI UPDATE ON SURABAYA AND EMBASSY ARRESTS................................................................................... 138
INDONESIA LEGAL BODY PROTESTS ARREST OF TIMORESE..................................................................... 139
MARTINHO PEREIRA RELEASED ................................................................................................................ 139
EVENTS IN INDONESIA............................................................................................................................ 140
RED MENACE: WARNINGS OF A COMMUNIST REVIVAL GET PERSONAL................................................... 140
JAILED JOURNALIST TO RECEIVE AWARD................................................................................................. 141
STATEMENT BY SPRIM............................................................................................................................... 141
STATEMENT BY STUDENT SOLIDARITY FOR INDONESIAN DEMOCRACY (SMID) ................................... 142
INDONESIA ATTACKS CRITICS OF ITS DEVELOPMENT.............................................................................. 142
INDONESIAN ACTIVISTS CALL FOR MILITARY WITHDRAWAL .................................................................... 143
INDONESIA DEPORTS FRENCH HUMAN RIGHTS ACTIVIST........................................................................ 143
INDONESIA “WILL NEVER RETREAT” OVER EAST TIMOR ........................................................................... 143
GJA - WHY WAS PT SRITEX TARGETED? .................................................................................................... 143
HOW MUCH FREEDOM?............................................................................................................................. 145
ABRI TAKES ON THE INTERNET ................................................................................................................. 147
MOSLEM GROUP TO DEFEND INDONESIA ON INTERNET..................................................................... 147
INDONESIAN MILITARY DEATH THREATS AGAINST JOSÉ RAMOS HORTA ON INTERNET ..................... 147
XANANA SPEAKS FROM PRISON................................................................................................................ 148
TIMOR GROUP PROTESTS AGAINST RED CROSS, ACTIVIST....................................................................... 150
INDONESIANS DETAINED IN LATEST JAKARTA CRACKDOWN ................................................................... 151
TRANSMIGRATION EASES POVERTY BUT THREATENS ENVIRONMENT...................................................... 151
INDONESIA OUT NOW! MOVEMENT STARTS.............................................................................................. 152
AI: INDONESIA FAILS TO PROTECT WOMEN’S RIGHTS .............................................................................. 153
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INDONESIA SAYS AMNESTY RIGHTS REPORT BIASED .......................................................................... 153
AUTONOMY WILL HARDLY GET ON JAKARTA AGEN DA.............................................................................. 154
INDONESIAN ARMY ANNOYED BY ALATAS ................................................................................................ 154
INDONESIA TO REOPEN MISSION IN CUBA .............................................................................................. 155
MAN WITH THE RIGHT MATES (GJA ON BENNY MURDANI) ....................................................................... 155
XANANA GUSMÃO HARASSED BY INTEL ON EVE OF LONDON MEETING................................................... 156
EVENTS IN WEST PAPUA ......................................................................................................................... 156
INDONESIAN MINING PROJECT POSED ‘UNREASONABLE HAZARD’ ......................................................... 156
JAKARTA JOINS THE ROW OVER GRASBERG............................................................................................. 157
FREEPORT MCMORAN: A TIMELINE.......................................................................................................... 158
NCHR WON’T INVESTIGATE FREEPORT ..................................................................................................... 159
ABRI SET ON WEST PAPUAN BLOODBATH: JOSÉ RAMOS HORTA’S GOOD OFFICES OFFER ....................... 159
YEAR-END REVIEWS................................................................................................................................ 159
ANTARA: INDONESIA PURSUES ACTIVE DIPLOMACY IN 1995 .................................................................... 159
UPI 1995: EAST TIMOR HAUNTS INDONESIA.............................................................................................. 160
INDONESIA ORDERED 35 FOREIGNERS OUT OF EAST TIMOR IN 1995 ..................................................... 161
SUHARTO: NEED TO FOCUS THE MIND ON SETTLING DISPUTES ............................................................. 161
INDONESIAN AND PORTUGUESE FOREIGN MINISTERS MEET IN LONDON........................................... 161
INDONESIA SAYS ASYLUM BIDS WILL STRAIN TALKS................................................................................ 161
AKASHI ASSISTING EAST TIMOR TALKS.................................................................................................... 162
ALATAS ON TIMOR TALKS IN LONDON ..................................................................................................... 162
NEW INDONESIAN - EAST TIMOR TALKS?................................................................................................. 162
LISBON SEEKS TO EXPAND EAST TIMOR TALKS ........................................................................................ 162
UN EAST TIMOR TALKS UNLIKELY TO BREAK GROUND ............................................................................. 163
EXILED EAST TIMOR LEADER SCEPTICAL ON UN TALKS............................................................................ 163
FOREIGN MINISTER WILLING TO GO TO JAKARTA.................................................................................... 163
AI: LONDON TALKS IMPORTANT FOR HUMAN RIGHTS .............................................................................. 164
VOA REPORTS ON AI STATEMENT......................................................................................................... 164
TIMOR: GAMA’S DEBUT, XANANA BACK ON AGENDA................................................................................. 165
SECRETARY-GENERAL HOLDS SEVENTH ROUND OF TALKS ON EAST TIMOR............................................ 165
COMMUNIQUÉ ISSUED AT THE CONCLUSION OF THE SEVENTH ROUND OF TALKS ............................. 165
LUSA ON GAMA-ALATAS TALKS................................................................................................................. 166
SEEKING A FURTHER ROUND.................................................................................................................... 166
PORTUGAL, INDONESIA MAKE LITTLE HEADWAY OVER EAST TIMOR ........................................................ 166
XANANA GUSMÃO MUST PLAY LEADING ROLE, SAYS PORTUGUESE FOREI GN MINISTER ........................ 167
PORTUGAL-INDONESIA TALKS COLLAPSE AS JAKARTA REFUSES TO RELAX ITS GRIP .............................. 167
DATES, XANANA, AND THE REST.............................................................................................................. 168
INDONESIA, PORTUGAL FAIL TO AGREE IN LONDON MEETING................................................................ 168
SEVENTH ROUND OF UN TALKS ............................................................................................................... 169
FORMALITIES OVER FOR GAMA AND ALATAS............................................................................................. 169
MR. AKASHI DENIES REPORTS OF “APPOINTMENT AS PERSON IN CHARGE OF EAST TIMOR” .................. 169
“PROGRESS” IN THREE-SIDED TALKS ON EAST TIMOR ISSUE, SAYS MR. AKASHI ................................ 170
EVENTS IN AUSTRALIA............................................................................................................................ 170
EAST TIMORESE REFUGEE SANCTUARY NETWORK FORMED ..................................................................... 170
STATEMENTS FROM SANCTUARY NETWORK SUPPORTERS................................................................... 170
AUSTRALIA IRKED BY CHURCH’S SANCTUARY OFFER........................................................................... 171
SPIRITED TESTAMENT TO THE EAST TIMORESE STRUGGLE....................................................................... 171
INDONESIAN FORCES TRAIN IN AUSTRALIA ............................................................................................ 172
2,000 COMMEMORATE DILI MASSACRE IN MELBOURNE............................................................................ 172
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NOVEMBER 12 RALLY IN MELBOURNE.................................................................................................. 173
DILI MASSACRE REMEMBERED............................................................................................................. 173
RALLIES MARK 1991 DILI MASSACRE................................................................................................... 174
GJA: AFTER THE BAMBOO CURTAIN HAS BEEN PULLED DOWN AGAIN...................................................... 174
RECENT ACTIVITIES IN DARWIN .............................................................................................................. 176
ETCHRIET JOB OPENING IN MELBOURNE................................................................................................ 176
FRETILIN RELAUNCHED IN PERTH ........................................................................................................... 176
DARWIN HUNGER STRIKE AND RECENT ACTIVITIES OF DECEMBER 7...................................................... 176
DARWIN INDONESIAN CONSULATE HUNGER STRIKE.......................................................................... 177
JAKARTA TO SEND CIVILIAN ENVOY TO AUSTRALIA.................................................................................. 177
WIRYONO SASTROHANDOYO, RI AMBASSADOR TO AUSTRALIA................................................................ 177
IT IS NOT A MATTER OF MILITARY OR CIVILIAN, BUT A CHOICE BETWEEN FASCISTS OR DEMOCRATS 178
AUSTRALIAN PROTESTERS BURN INDONESIAN FLAGS.............................................................................. 179
INDONESIA TO PROTEST STRONGLY OVER FLAG BURNINGS............................................................... 179
DARWIN COURT APPEARANCES ON FLAG-BURNINGS .......................................................................... 179
LAUNCH OF BOOK ON AUSTRALIA’S FAILINGS OVER EAST TIMOR ............................................................ 179
AUSTRALIA-INDONESIA: EAST TIMOR ISSUE WON’T RUIN RELATIONS ..................................................... 180
NATIONAL PICKETS AT ALL INDONESIAN CONSULATES IN AUSTRALIA..................................................... 181
20 YEARS OF EAST TIMOR’S OCCUPATION................................................................................................. 181
WESTERN AUSTRALIAN TRADE UNION EAST TIMOR SUPPORT GROUP...................................................... 182
PORTUGAL URGES EVANS TO TALK ON TIMOR.......................................................................................... 182
EVANS SAYS HE OPEN FOR PORTUGAL TALKS...................................................................................... 183
AUSTRALIA, SINGAPORE STEP UP COOPERATION ..................................................................................... 183
SHANE STONE HITS OUR INDON ATTITUDES ............................................................................................ 183
DARWIN: CHIEF MINISTER DEFENDS SUHARTO................................................................................... 184
RAMOS HORTA: LET US ESCALATE THE STRUGGLE!................................................................................... 184
CALL FOR EAST TIMOR DAY OF SOLIDARITY ............................................................................................ 185
PUBLIC EDUCATION CONFERENCE IN SYDNEY, JUNE 1996...................................................................... 186
AUSTRALIA-INDONESIA SECURITY PACT SIGNED .................................................................................. 186
KEATING HAILS AUSTRALIA-INDONESIA DEFEN CE TREATY ..................................................................... 186
TEXT OF AUSTRALIA-INDONESIA SECURITY AGREEMENT........................................................................ 187
VOA ON SECURITY TREATY........................................................................................................................ 187
INDONESIA-AUSTRALIA TIES STRENGTHEN WITH TIME............................................................................ 187
AUSTRALIA SIGNS SECURITY DEAL WITH INDONESIA .............................................................................. 188
STATEMENT BY THE SECRETARIAT OF THE SOCIALIST PARTY OF AUSTRALIA............................................ 189
FOET(WA) CONDEMNS SECURITY TREATY............................................................................................. 190
NATIONAL PUBLIC RADIO INTERVIEW ON INDO-OZ SECURITY PACT ....................................................... 190
SECURITY PACT SIGNED ........................................................................................................................... 192
JAMES DUNN ON THE TREATY................................................................................................................. 192
DOES AUSTRALIA HAVE NO SHAME?..................................................................................................... 193
HANDS ACROSS THE TIMOR SEA.............................................................................................................. 193
INDONESIA-AUSTRALIA: SECURITY ON ALL FRONTS - SAVE HUMAN RIGHTS ........................................... 194
REVEALING GEN. SUMITRO VIEWS ON AUSTRALIA-INDONESIA SECURITY ............................................... 195
COMMENT FROM JUAN FEDERER: ........................................................................................................ 196
TREATY FORMALISES BACKING FOR JAKARTA GENERALS......................................................................... 196
EVENTS IN AOTEAROA (NEW ZEALAND)................................................................................................. 197
SOUTH AFRICA TO INDONESIA ARMS SALES QUESTIONED....................................................................... 197
TIMOR HOPING FOR HUMAN RIGHTS SPIN-OFF ...................................................................................... 197
NZ PRESSES INDONESIA’S SUHARTO ON TIMOR RIGHTS ......................................................................... 197
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CUT MILITARY TIES WITH INDONESIA, NZ RALLY SAYS ............................................................................ 197
FINALLY, A MEETING WITH RAMOS-HORTA............................................................................................... 198
TIMORESE SHOCK AT ‘THUG’ TIE......................................................................................................... 198
TIMOR APPEAL FAILS TO CHANGE NZ’S STANCE ON INDONESIA.............................................................. 199
HORTA VISITS NEW ZEALAND ................................................................................................................... 199
ALLIANCE SEEKS INQUIRY INTO TIMOR SHOOTING ................................................................................. 199
MOTHER WANTS GOVERNMENT HELP FOR TIMOR INQUIRY ................................................................ 200
EVENTS IN ASIA....................................................................................................................................... 201
KOREA CONFERENCE DISCUSSES EAST TIMOR ........................................................................................ 201
MALAYSIAN RIGHTS GROUP DEMANDS TO DROP BURMA INVITE ............................................................. 203
EAST TIMOR REFUGEES BIDING TIME IN MACAO ...................................................................................... 204
THAILAND TO BAR RAMOS-HORTA ........................................................................................................... 205
RAMOS HORTA ASKS LISBON TO PROTEST........................................................................................... 205
APEC MEETS IN OSAKA - EVENTS IN JAPAN .......................................................................................... 206
EAST TIMORESE TO OSAKA NGO MEETINGS ............................................................................................. 206
PRESIDENT SUHARTO TO OSAKA APEC ................................................................................................ 206
APEC OBSERVER STATUS FOR EAST TIMOR! .............................................................................................. 206
INDONESIA BLASTS PORTUGAL................................................................................................................. 206
ALATAS: FENCE-CLIMBI NG NO LONGER A PROBLEM................................................................................. 207
VOA: APEC PROTESTS................................................................................................................................ 207
TIMORESE ACCUSES JAKARTA OF HARASSMENT....................................................................................... 207
SALVADOR XIMENES JOINS INTEL TEAM ON APEC ................................................................................... 207
MAIREAD MAGUIRE MEETS WITH JAPANESE PM ON EAST TIMOR AND NORTHERN IRELAND ................ 208
EVENTS IN EUROPE................................................................................................................................. 208
ARMS TRADE NEWS: FRANCE AND GERMANY........................................................................................... 208
DEC. 7 INITIATIVES IN BRUSSELS ............................................................................................................ 209
CARMEL BUDIARDJO’S RIGHT LIVELIHOOD AWARD SPEECH ................................................................... 209
CORTO MALTESE AND EAST TIMOR .......................................................................................................... 210
“PRONK [DUTCH MINISTER OF DEVELOPMENT] AGAINST ARMS DEAL...................................................... 210
COMMISSION SUGGESTS CHANGE TO PORTUGAL’S POSITION (ON ASEAN ACCORD) .............................. 211
GAC (OF EUROPEAN UNION) TO PREPARE FOR BANGKOK SUMMIT..................................................... 211
RAMOS HORTA & SEN. CLAIBORNE PELL AWARDED 1ST UNPO HR PRIZES .............................................. 212
EVENTS IN PORTUGAL............................................................................................................................. 212
NEW YEAR, NEW LIFE................................................................................................................................ 212
ALMEIDA SANTOS WANTS GREATER ASSISTANCE GIVEN TO THE RESISTANCE ...................................... 213
PORTUGAL ACCUSES INDONESIA OVER TIMOR EXILES ........................................................................... 213
NEW PORTUGUESE GOVERNMENT BODY TO SUPPORT ET EXILES ............................................................ 213
PORTUGUESE GUILT OVER TIMOR............................................................................................................ 213
PORTUGAL REJECTS INDONESIAN NATO ROLE IN BOSNIA...................................................................... 214
LISBON TO INCREASE PRESSURE ON JAKARTA......................................................................................... 215
PORTUGAL’S SOARES SAYS INDONESIA “DICTATORSHIP” ........................................................................ 215
TEN TIMORESE FAMILIES TO RETURN TO EAST TIMOR.............................................................................. 215
10 ANTI-COLONIAL EAST TIMORESE FIGHTERS TO ARRIVE JAN 5........................................................ 215
TIMORESE ON THEIR WAY BACK ......................................................................................................... 216
MINISTER DINES WITH TIMORESE REFUGEES .......................................................................................... 216
PORTUGAL ACCUSED OF HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS............................................................................. 217
NEW PORTUGUESE PRESIDENT WILL KEEP EAST TIMOR QUESTION ALIVE............................................... 217
TIMORESE ARRESTED BY JAKARTA AS THEY ATTEMPT TO FLEE TO AUSTRALIA......................................... 218
DOM DUARTE’S BOYCOTT ..................................................................................................................... 218
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GAMA IN MANILA....................................................................................................................................... 218
SOARES GETS CHRISTMAS GREETINGS FROM XANANA............................................................................ 218
TIMOR TO RECEIVE RTPI (PORTUGUESE TV) .............................................................................................. 218
RTPI BEGINS BROADCASTS TO EAST TIMOR......................................................................................... 219
INDONESIA QUERIES PORTUGAL’S SATELLITE TV MOTIVES ................................................................. 219
EVENTS IN BRITAIN................................................................................................................................. 219
BRITAIN’S HELP TO JAKARTA CONDEMNED BY LABOUR MP..................................................................... 219
JOB OPENING IN LONDON ....................................................................................................................... 220
HAWKS OVER EAST TIMOR; BRITAIN ARMS INDONESIA............................................................................ 220
BRITAIN BACKS JAKARTA DENIAL OF TIMOR TERROR CLAIMS................................................................. 223
BRITAIN APPROVES SALE OF FIGHTERS TO INDONESIA ........................................................................... 224
RESISTING THE GIANT: DAYSCHOOL ON BAE ........................................................................................... 224
WOMEN DISARM HAWK JET WITH HAMMERS ........................................................................................... 224
EVENTS IN IRELAND................................................................................................................................ 225
DUBLIN VIGIL IN SUPPORT OF IRISH PEACE PILGRIMS............................................................................ 225
NORRIS URGES VISIT TO TIMOR REBEL LEADER....................................................................................... 225
SANTA TO DECOMMISSION WARPLANE AT BRITISH EMBASSY.................................................................. 225
ROLE OF IRELAND STRESSED AS UN TALKS BEGIN.................................................................................. 226
HORTA INTERVIEWED ON RTE ................................................................................................................. 226
EVENTS IN CANADA................................................................................................................................. 226
ISABEL GALHOS SINGS EAST TIMOR INDEPENDENCE SONG AT INDONESIAN EMBASSY IN OTTAWA ...... 226
CANADA STATEMENT TO UN GENERAL ASSEMBLY ON EAST TIMOR .......................................................... 227
BISHOP BELO WINS THE JOHN HUMPHREY FREEDOM AWARD ................................................................ 227
UNIONS CALL FOR ARMS EMBARGO......................................................................................................... 229
CANADIAN EAST TIMOR ADVOCATES THRASH TRADE TRIP...................................................................... 229
PM URGED TO TAKE A HARD, PUBLIC POSITION AGAINST MISTREATMEN T OF EAST TIMOR ISLANDERS . 230
CANADA CAN BE BOUGHT! ........................................................................................................................ 230
CANADIAN TRADE MISSION TO INDONESIA DRAWS FIRE OVER HUMAN RIGHTS................................ 231
CANADIAN RUSE FREES ACTIVIST............................................................................................................ 231
WHAT PROFIT TRADE IN HUMAN RIGHTS?................................................................................................ 232
INDONESIA PACTS MAY TOTAL $2.7 BILLION............................................................................................. 233
INDONESIAN CANADA AMBASSADOR INTIMIDATES ET REFUGEE MOTHER .............................................. 234
OTTAWA EAST TIMOR ACTIVIST SAYS DIPLOMAT THREATENED HER FAMILY........................................ 234
CANADA DEMANDS MEETING AFTER INDONESIAN AMBASSADOR VISITS REFUGEE............................ 235
EVENTS IN THE UNITED STATES............................................................................................................ 236
THE EAST TIMOR QUESTION AND U.S. INTERESTS IN THE PACIFIC REGION ............................................ 236
EAST TIMORESE POLITICAL PRISONERS WRITE U.S. CONGRESS............................................................. 237
ORGANIZING WHERE THE MONEY IS....................................................................................................... 238
SUHARTO COMES TO TOWN ...................................................................................................................... 239
SUPPORTERS OF EAST TIMOR PROTEST INDONESIA’S OCCUPATION OF REGION................................ 240
IS IT SAFE YET? PROMOTING THE SUHARTO REGIME IN AMERICA TODAY ............................................... 240
REPORT ON US-INDONESIA SOCIETY LAUNCHING IN JAKARTA ............................................................... 242
INTERFAITH SERVICE TO COMMEMORATE EAST TIMOR MASSACRE VICTIMS............................................ 242
UPCOMING EAST TIMOR EVENTS IN THE UNITED STATES......................................................................... 243
SIXTEEN ARRESTED AT INDONESIAN CONSULATE IN SAN FRANCISCO.................................................... 244
SANTA CRUZ MEMORIAL EVENT IN LOS ANGELES..................................................................................... 245
REPORT ON NOV. 12 COMMEMORATION IN SEATTLE................................................................................ 246
DERCO INDUSTRIES TO SUPPLY C-130 PARTS TO INDONESIA.................................................................. 246
SEN. ROBB ON EAST TIMOR ...................................................................................................................... 246
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US NATIONAL COUNCIL OF CHURCHES RESOLUTION ON EAST TIMOR .................................................... 247
SEND CLINTON A MESSAGE...................................................................................................................... 247
U.S. CAN HELP EAST TIMOR ...................................................................................................................... 248
DON’T ABET TIMOR WOES .................................................................................................................... 248
EAST TIMOR HUMAN RIGHTS ACCOUNTABILITY ACT INTRODUCED IN U.S. CONGRESS ........................... 248
PORTLAND ACTIVITIES, DECEMBER 7....................................................................................................... 250
FREEDOM HOUSE: EAST TIMOR AMONG WORST....................................................................................... 250
US CONGRESS NOT VERY WELL INFORMED OF HUMAN RIGHTS IN INDONESIA...................................... 250
INDONESIA PLANS TO LAUNCH ITS PASSENGER JET IN 2002 ................................................................... 250
TIME EXPLAINS NON-COVERAGE OF ET.................................................................................................... 251
NEW YORK DEMO PROTESTS AUSTRALIA’S EAST TIMOR POLICY ............................................................. 251
RESOURCES............................................................................................................................................. 251
XANANA ON CD......................................................................................................................................... 251
“DEATH OF A NATION” AVAILABLE ON VIDEO ............................................................................................ 251
INDONESIA BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT 800 NUMBER................................................................................. 252
STOP THE HAWK DEAL NEWSLETTER ON WWW ........................................................................................ 252
“20”: WWW INTERNATIONAL MUSIC FOR EAST TIMOR............................................................................... 252
“EYEWITNESS” LAUNCHED IN LONDON .................................................................................................... 252
REVIEW: GENERATIONS OF RESISTANCE................................................................................................. 253
CONTROVERSY OVER MICROSOFT ENCARTA ON EAST TIMOR .................................................................. 253
INDONESIAN FOREIGN MINISTER PHOTOGRAPH ON POSTER ................................................................ 254
INDONESIA DAILY NEWS DATABASE ONLINE............................................................................................ 254
NEW WEB SITES ON EAST TIMOR ............................................................................................................. 255
THORN IN THE FLESH OF SOUTHEAST ASIA.............................................................................................. 255

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BACKGROUND ARTICLES ............................................................................................................................ 9
EAST TIMOR’S HISTORY FROM SPICES TO CONFLICT....................................................................................9
XANANA A THORN IN INDONESIA’S SIDE .....................................................................................................9
EVENTS IN EAST TIMOR............................................................................................................................ 10
AI ON DETENTION & TORTURE AFTER SEPT. 95 RIOTS...............................................................................10
REPORT FROM OCTOBER VISIT TO EAST TIMOR..........................................................................................12
FOUR INDONESIAN TROOPS KILLED, NINE INJURED IN VIQUEQUE .........................................................14
TROOPS CAPTURE EAST TIMOR REBEL .......................................................................................................14
INDONESIAN TROOPS KILL SIX TIMORESE REBELS....................................................................................14
TIMORESE REBELS KILL TWO - ANTARA .....................................................................................................15
INDONESIA ARRESTS 27 REBELS IN 10 MONTHS ........................................................................................15
TIMORESE REBEL GIVES UP TO INDONESIAN AUTHORITIES......................................................................15
400 YEARS UNDER PORTUGUESE COLONIZATION, NO ELECTRICITY AT FATUBOSA....................................15
GOVT. TO ORGANIZE DOMESTIC TOUR FOR EAST TIMOR TEACHERS.........................................................16
SEVEN INJURED AS INDONESIA QUELLS TIMOR JAIL RIOT.......................................................................16
GUERRILLAS FACE NEW ARMY ONSLAUGHT...............................................................................................17
INCREASED MILITARISATION AND WORSENING HUMAN RIGHTS IN EAST TIMOR CONFIRMED ................18
FIGHTING AND KILLING CONTINUES IN EAST TIMOR.................................................................................19
AI UPDATE ON JOSÉ ANTONIO BELO...........................................................................................................19
PORTUGAL, COME QUICKLY... AND LIBERATE US!.......................................................................................21
ANTONIO, FALLEN STAR ..............................................................................................................................22
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KONIS SANTANA: U.S. HOLDS THE KEY......................................................................................................23
GIANT STATUE PROJECT HALTED ...............................................................................................................23
JAKARTA TIGHTENS SECURITY IN DILI .......................................................................................................23
TIMORESE ARRESTED IN FATUBERLIU........................................................................................................23
MA’HUNO’S SON BEATEN TO A COMA.........................................................................................................24
SUMAMPOUW’S BIGGEST BET (COFFEE)......................................................................................................24
MARINE SOLDIERS FROM EAST TIMOR ARE VERY NEEDED ......................................................................26
EAST TIMORESE YOUNG PEOPLE IN STRUGGLE..........................................................................................26
ABRI FACTION OF HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES VISITS EAST TIMOR ......................................................28
RP 4.8 BILLION FOR COOPERATIVES AND SMALL INDUSTRIES IN EAST TIMOR ..........................................28
INDONESIA TO OPEN HUMAN RIGHTS OFFICE IN TIMOR ...........................................................................28
TIMORESE REPORTEDLY KILLED FOR RAISING FLAG..................................................................................29
TIMOR TENSION HIGH AFTER PROTEST DEATHS .......................................................................................29
OMCT ALERT ON AFONSO GONÇALVES AND ANTONIO LUIS SOARES ........................................................29
ASYLUM-SEEKING CONTINUES ................................................................................................................. 30
CHRONOLOGY OF EMBASSY ASYLUM BIDS FOR EAST TIMORESE ...............................................................30
POLAND SETS UP COMMITTEE ON TIMORESE REFUGEES ..........................................................................30
YET ANOTHER EMBASSY OCCUPATION (FRENCH) .......................................................................................31
29 EAST TIMORESE APPLY TO LEAVE FOR PORTUGAL..................................................................................31
AI ALERT ON BOAT PEOPLE ARRESTS .........................................................................................................32
AI UPDATE ON NOVEMBER 1995 BOAT PEOPLE............................................................................................32
TIMORESE GATECRASH AUSTRALIAN EMBASSY...........................................................................................33
EAST TIMORESE DENIED ACCESS TO AUSTRALIAN JOURNALISTS ..............................................................33
TIMORESE IN OZ AND FRENCH EMBASSIES................................................................................................34
TIMORESE LEAVE FRENCH JAKARTA MISSION FOR PORTUGAL...................................................................34
MORE TIMORESE SAID READY TO LEAVE THEIR HOMELAND......................................................................35
TALKS BETWEEN AUSTRALIAN EMBASSY, ASYLUM-SEEKERS CONTINUE.....................................................35
NINE EAST TIMORESE REJECT OFFER TO GO TO PORTUGAL......................................................................36
ASYLUM SEEKERS ADMITTED TO HOSPITAL ................................................................................................36
SUICIDE ATTEMPT: ET ASYLUM SEEKERS ...................................................................................................37
INDONESIAN MILITARY ABDUCTS HOSPITALISED ASYLUM SEEKERS .........................................................37
TIMORESE IN AUSTRALIAN MISSION STILL IN STALEMATE .......................................................................37
ASIET: 5 EAST TIMORESE OUT OF EMBASSY ................................................................................................38
CNRM STATEMENT ON ASYLUM SEEKERS ...................................................................................................38
MILITARY GRILLS ASYLUM-SEEKERS, SAYS ASSOCIATE ..............................................................................40
FOUR TIMORESE LEAVE DUTCH EMBASSY IN RECORD TIME......................................................................40
FOUR EAST TIMORESE SITTING TIGHT AT AUSTRALIAN EMBASSY...............................................................41
ENTRY ATTEMPT AT PALESTINIAN EMBASSY................................................................................................41
INTERNATIONAL STATEMENT ON JAKARTA EMBASSY ASYLUM-SEEKERS....................................................41
TIMORESE IN AUSTRALIA MISSION LIKELY FOR PORTUGAL........................................................................42
FOUR EAST TIMORESE LEAVE AUSTRALIAN EMBASSY, TO STAY...................................................................43
TIMORESE ENTER FRENCH AND POLISH JAKARTA MISSIONS AHEAD OF TALKS ........................................43
TIMORESE BOAT PEOPLE JAILED................................................................................................................44
TIMORESE FORCED TO LEAVE GERMAN EMBASSY ......................................................................................44
EAST TIMOR LEADER TO LODGE COMPLAINT AGAINST GERMANY.............................................................46
BONN SUMMONS INDONESIAN AMBASSADOR IN TIMOR CASE..................................................................46
TIMORESE HELD IN JAKARTA RELEASED ...................................................................................................47
PCP DEMANDS EXPLANATION .....................................................................................................................47
THREE TIMORESE IN HOSPITAL .................................................................................................................47
GERMANY REGRETS INCIDENTS .................................................................................................................47
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LETTER TO GERMANS..................................................................................................................................48
THREE TIMORESE ENTER DUTCH EMBASSY ................................................................................................49
EVENTS IN INDONESIA.............................................................................................................................. 49
GOVERNMENT NETWORK HACKED BY FREE TIMOR SUPPORTERS..............................................................49
WHAT CORRUPTION DOES ..........................................................................................................................49
INDONESIA SAYS STILL NEEDS SUBVERSION LAW .....................................................................................50
BISHOP BELO’S NIECE ARRESTED IN PRIOK...............................................................................................50
MUI AID TO TIMOR MUSLIMS ......................................................................................................................50
‘TIMOR’ CAR TO BE PRODUCED BY TOMMY SUHARTO ................................................................................51
HUMAN RIGHTS GUIDE BOOK.....................................................................................................................51
DOMESTIC SITUATION CALLS FOR MORE SERIOUS ATTENTION................................................................52
ARMED FORCES CHIEF: HUMAN RIGHTS ALONE CANNOT SOLVE NATIONAL PROBLEMS...........................52
ARMED FORCES SHOULD NOT WORRY ABOUT THE GROUPINGS IN SOCIETY ............................................52
PAKPAHAN CALLS FOR REFERENDUM IN EAST TIMOR ...............................................................................52
TIMOR - INDONESIA’S MAIN PROBLEM ......................................................................................................54
SUHARTO WARNS AGAINST INDONESIAN DISINTEGRATION .....................................................................54
INDON PARTY BOSS SAYS TIMOR A NON-ISSUE .........................................................................................54
NIP THIS REBELLION (IRIAN JAYA).............................................................................................................54
DPR MEMBER REGRETS DYSFUNCTION OF HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION OFFICE....................................55
INDONESIANS JEALOUS OF EAST TIMOR HANDOUTS .................................................................................55
INDONESIA AIR SHOW (IAS) IN JUNE ‘96 ..................................................................................................56
DISINFORMATION FROM THE INDONESIAN SIDE .................................................................................... 57
MULADI IN MATRA: EAST TIMORESE TERRORISM?......................................................................................57
EAST TIMORESE CLAIM OVER PORTUGAL IS REALISTIC.............................................................................57
WOMEN’S ROLE HAS IMPROVED RAPIDLY ..................................................................................................58
RAFTY: THE EAST TIMOR QUESTION: AS I SEE IT.........................................................................................58
EUROPE-ASIA SUMMIT IN BANGKOK........................................................................................................ 61
THAILAND TO BAR TIMOR LEADER .............................................................................................................61
GAC TO PREPARE FOR BANGKOK SUMMIT..................................................................................................61
EAST ASIANS SEEK TO AVOID CONTROVERSY AT EU SUMMIT....................................................................62
EAST TIMOR AND THE ASIA-EUROPE SUMMIT............................................................................................62
JAKARTA WORRIED BY TIMOR....................................................................................................................62
PARIS-JAKARTA – WITHOUT PASSING THROUGH TIMOR.............................................................................63
PARIS DOES NOT WANT ANY CLASHES ......................................................................................................64
PRESSURE GROUPS PLAN ALTERNATIVE ASIA-EUROPE TALKS..................................................................64
HOST THAIS SAY NO SENSITIVE TOPICS ....................................................................................................64
EU WANTS SENSITIVE ISSUES BROACHED ..................................................................................................65
EU WON’T PUSH HUMAN RIGHTS ...............................................................................................................65
EU MINISTERS AGREE ON BANGKOK PREPARATIONS.................................................................................66
ASIANS STEER SUMMIT WITH EU AWAY FROM CONTROVERSY .................................................................66
EU-ASIA MEETING TO TARGET BIASES.........................................................................................................67
HUMAN RIGHTS LOOMS OVER ASIA SUMMIT ..............................................................................................68
PORTUGAL DETERMINED TO KEEP ASIAN EYES ON TIMOR.........................................................................69
AMNESTY: SUMMIT MUST INCLUDE STRONG COMMITMENT TO HUMAN RIGHTS......................................70
HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH: DON’T IGNORE HUMAN RIGHTS .........................................................................70
HUMAN RIGHTS ACTIVISTS ARE GLOOMY ON SUMMIT ...............................................................................71
SPEECH BY CARMEL BUDIARDJO AT BANGKOK NGO CONFERENCE...........................................................71
BANGKOK NGO CONFEREN CE RECOMMENDATIONS..................................................................................74
TRILLION DOLLAR TRADE DULLS RIGHTS PRINCIPLES...............................................................................77
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EUROPEAN, ASIAN NATIONS PLEDGE FRESH COMMITMENT TO FREE TRADE............................................78
AGIR POUR TIMOR LETTER TO FRENCH EMBASSY.......................................................................................78
CHIRAC IN BANGKOK, DEMOCRACY IN THE LOO ......................................................................................79
EAST TIMOR IN THAI PRESS........................................................................................................................79
ASEM COVERAGE IN JAPAN.........................................................................................................................79
TIMORESE LEADER THREATENED................................................................................................................80
GUTERRES OFFERS OUT TO SUHARTO .................................................................................................... 80
GUTERRES MEETS WITH SUHARTO.............................................................................................................80
PORTUGAL SAYS INDONESIA MOVING ON TIMOR PLAN .............................................................................81
PORTUGAL’S TIMOR OFFER CARRIES RISKS...............................................................................................81
TEN MINUTE HISTORIC DIALOGUE.............................................................................................................82
EAST TIMORESE CAUTIOUS ON PORTUGUESE INITIATIVE...........................................................................83
PORTUGUESE PROPOSALS SEEN BREAKING EAST TIMOR IMPASSE............................................................83
LISBON SEEKS JAKARTA TRUCE.................................................................................................................84
ALATAS ON PORTUGUESE PROPOSAL..........................................................................................................84
PRESIDENT: NOT ONLY XANANA GUSMÃO ..................................................................................................84
INTRA-TIMORESE DIALOGUE IN AUSTRIA ................................................................................................ 85
HORTA’S PLACE MIGHT BE TAKEN BY PRIEST FROM TIMOR......................................................................85
BISHOP BELO, VATICAN, AND AUSTRIA.......................................................................................................86
ALL INCLUSIVE EAST TIMORESE DIALOGUE II TO BE HELD IN AUSTRIA ....................................................86
SOEHARTO ASKS EAST TIMORESE ABROAD TO THINK REALISTICALLY .......................................................86
ALL-INCLUSIVE DIALOGUE ON EAST TIMOR TO CONTINUE IN AUSTRIA, 19-22 MARCH .............................87
SECOND ALL INCLUSIVE EAST TIMORESE DIALOGUE WITHOUT BISHOP BELO...........................................87
INTRA-TIMORESE MEETING STARTS TODAY IN AUSTRIA.............................................................................87
A BETTER FUTURE FOR THE PEOPLE OF EAST TIMOR MOST WANTED..........................................................88
TWO HOT ISSUES COMMENCE INTRA-TIMORESE MEETING........................................................................88
STALEMATE AT INTRA-TIMORESE MEETING.................................................................................................89
INTRA-EAST TIMORESE DIALOGUE ADOPTS DECLARATION; CALLS FOR CONTINUING TALKS ....................89
BURG SCHLAINING DECLARATION, 1996.....................................................................................................89
AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMEN T COMMITS $20,000 TO TIMOR...........................................................................90
JAPANESE FUNDS FOR INTRA-TIMORESE DIALOGUE..................................................................................90
XIMENES BELO KEPT FROM MEETING FOLLOWING PRESSURE ON VATICAN ..............................................90
THE PEOPLE OF TIMOR CANNOT TAKE ANY MORE......................................................................................91
CNRM ON SECOND EAST TIMORESE TALKS ................................................................................................92
HORTA: “THE FUTURE OF EAST TIMOR IS VERY CLOSE” ............................................................................92
A GOOD STEP TO HAVE INDONESIAN REPORTERS IN PORTUGAL..............................................................93
CATHOLIC CHURCH ACTIVITIES ............................................................................................................... 93
THE DAILY MARTYRDOM OF THE CHURCH IN TIMOR..................................................................................93
INVITATION DIDN’T COME ..........................................................................................................................94
BISHOPS’ TRIP TO TIMOR DELAYED ...........................................................................................................94
NEW SEMINARY INAUGURATED ON SATURDAY..........................................................................................94
EAST TIMORESE PROTEST AGAINST INDONESIA AT MASS .........................................................................95
THREE ARRESTED IN DILI ...........................................................................................................................96
POLICE SMASH EAST TIMOR PROTEST .......................................................................................................96
YOU ARE LIVING IN HELL............................................................................................................................97
DARWIN PROTEST AT SUNDAY INCIDENT...................................................................................................97
INDONESIA POLICE RELEASE TIMORESE AFTER PROTEST..........................................................................97
APPEAL FROM EAST TIMOR - “DON’T FORGET US!” ......................................................................................97
TWO INDONESIAN AMBASSADORS MEET WITH BISHOP BELO ...................................................................98
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LETTERS ARRIVE FROM TIMOR...................................................................................................................98
POPE URGES DIALOGUE BETWEEN INDONESIA, EAST TIMOR.....................................................................98
POPE SENDS ENVOY TO EAST TIMOR.........................................................................................................98
CONFRONTATIONS & ARRESTS DURING ETCHEGARAY’S VISIT...................................................................99
ETCHEGARAY STATEMENT ON LEAVING DILI ..............................................................................................99
CARDINAL ETCHEGARAY MEETS WITH PRESIDENT SOEHARTO ................................................................ 100
EAST TIMOR GOVERNOR AND BISHOP BELO FULFILL INVITATION OF MUI ACEH ..................................... 100
TIMOR ON THE VATICAN AGENDA............................................................................................................ 101
VATICAN URGING XANANA’S RELEASE..................................................................................................... 101
BISHOP BELO VISITS PURA GIRINATA ...................................................................................................... 101
BELO MAKING WAVES AGAIN .................................................................................................................... 102
GIVE EAST TIMOR MORE AUTONOMY: BISHOP.......................................................................................... 103
FATHER MARSHALL: HARMONY AMONG RELIGIOUS COMMUNITIES IN EAST TIMOR HAS NO PROBLEM 103
READERS DIGEST ARTICLE AND CONTROVERSY................................................................................... 103
READER’S DIGEST: HERO FOR A FORGOTTEN PEOPLE.............................................................................. 103
JAKARTA BARS READER’S DIGEST NEWSSTAND SALES ............................................................................. 106
INDONESIA DENIES BANNING READER’S DIGEST EDITION ..................................................................... 106
INDONESIAN GENERALS BAN READERS DIGEST MARCH EDITION .......................................................... 106
2XX RADIO NEWS ON READER’S DIGEST BAN IN INDONESIA................................................................. 107
NEGOTIATIONS AND COUNTER-OFFERS ................................................................................................. 107
HORTA: A ROAD TO PEACE IN EAST TIMOR ............................................................................................... 107
SEARCHING FOR A SOLUTION TO EAST TIMOR ......................................................................................... 107
EAST TIMORESE LEADER APPEALS FOR RELEASE OF WEST PAPUA HOSTAGES ......................................... 108
JOSÉ RAMOS-HORTA CHATHAM HOUSE ADDRESS.................................................................................... 108
UN HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION IN GENEVA ....................................................................................... 112
U.N. HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSIONER VISITS INDONESIA [AND E. TIMOR].............................................. 112
SELF-DETERMINATION CONFERENCE IN GENEVA .................................................................................... 113
UN HUMAN RIGHTS PROGRAM IN FINANCIAL CRISIS.............................................................................. 113
BOUTROS GHALI CONFIDENT OF SETTLEMENT FOR EAST TIMOR ............................................................ 114
AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL REMARKS TO UNHRC ..................................................................................... 114
U.N. CHIEF SAYS ETHNIC WARS THREATEN HUMAN RIGHTS ................................................................... 115
NGOS RAISE EAST TIMOR AT UNHRC ....................................................................................................... 115
UN RIGHTS BOSS CITES GRAVE VIOLATIONS IN EAST TIMOR.................................................................. 115
UN RIGHTS CHAIRMAN SLAMS WESTERN HYPOCRISY.............................................................................. 118
UN HUMAN RIGHTS MONITORING OFFICE IN JAKARTA........................................................................... 118
UN TO DISCUSS SITUATION IN TIMOR ..................................................................................................... 119
AMNESTY REFUSES TO SPEAK AT UNHRC MEETING.................................................................................. 119
NEGOTIATIONS AT HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION.................................................................................... 119
EAST TIMOR CAUSES IMPASSE IN GENEVA ............................................................................................... 120
UNHRC EXCERPTS..................................................................................................................................... 120
UNHRC CHAIRMAN’S CONSENSUS STATEMENT........................................................................................ 121
COMMISSION ON HUMAN RIGHTS CONCLUDES ANNUAL GENERAL DEBATE............................................ 122
JAKARTA’S INTERPRETATION OF UNHRC STATEMENT.............................................................................. 122
OTHER UN ACTIVITIES ............................................................................................................................ 123
DECOLONIZATION SUCCESSES HAVE CHANGED INTERNATIONAL LANDSCAPE...................................... 123
U.N. GENERAL ASSEMBLY PRESIDENT IN MACAU ..................................................................................... 125
GUINEA-BISSAU PRESIDES UNSC NON-ALIGNED GROUP ......................................................................... 125
UN DECOLONIZATION MEETING ATTACKED.............................................................................................. 125
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EVENTS IN AUSTRALIA............................................................................................................................ 126
LETTERS IN THE BULLETIN ........................................................................................................................ 126
DARWIN: OZ MILITARY VISIT CONSULATE................................................................................................ 126
AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL DAY OF SOLIDARITY WITH EAST TIMOR ............................................................ 126
ACADEMICS TARGET EAST TIMOR AS POLL ISSUE..................................................................................... 127
COALITION WOULD BE CONSISTENT ON EAST TIMOR: DOWNER.............................................................. 127
ET’ESE KIM JONG DEN IED ASYLUM IN OZ ............................................................................................... 127
LAWYERS CALL FOR AUSTRALIA RE-THINK EAST TIMOR .......................................................................... 129
INQUIRY INTO DEATHS OF JOURNALISTS ................................................................................................ 129
GARETH EVANS UPSTAGED IN BRISBANE.................................................................................................. 129
NORTHERN TERRITORIANS WANT EAST TIMOR TALKS.............................................................................. 129
PROTEST PLANNED IN DARWIN ............................................................................................................... 129
INDONESIA & AUSTRALIA TO CO-DEVELOP MILITARY HARDWARE - ACADEMIC...................................... 130
NEW INDONESIAN AMBASSADOR DUE MARCH 10 ................................................................................... 130
SPY IN DARWIN?....................................................................................................................................... 130
INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE IN SYDNEY, JUNE 1996............................................................................ 130
KEATING CAMPAIGN HQ OCCUPIED ........................................................................................................ 131
EVANS HECKLED AGAIN............................................................................................................................ 131
DARWIN MAN FINED FOR FLAG BURNING ............................................................................................... 132
DARWIN COUNCIL ATTEMPTS INTIMIDATION ........................................................................................... 132
LABOUR DEFEATED IN AUSTRALIA............................................................................................................ 132
EAST TIMOR, THE AUSTRALIAN MEDIA (IN SYDNEY) AND THE MARCH 1996 FEDERAL ELECTION ............. 132
HOWARD WIN SEEN AFFECTING INDONESIAN PERSONAL TIES ............................................................... 134
DON’T LET E TIMOR ISSUE MAR RELATIONSHIP - INDONESIA.................................................................. 135
TIMORESE URGE HOWARD TO BE FIRM WITH INDONESIA ....................................................................... 135
SUHARTO SAYS COMMITTED TO INDONESIA- AUSTRALIA TIES................................................................. 135
INDONESIA’S NEW AMBASSADOR HOPES SUHARTO TO VISIT .................................................................. 136
A TRIBUTE TO JASON PORTER OF CRYSTAL BROOK ................................................................................ 136
INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY FOCUSSED ON TIMOR WOMAN ............................................................. 136
INDONESIAN ACADEMIC TO SPEAK ON DEMOCRATIC RIGHTS............................................................... 137
AUSTRALIA ENDORSES U.S. REPORT ON INDONESIAN HUMAN RIGHTS.................................................. 138
SUHARTO’S VISIT TO EAST TIMOR IN JULY............................................................................................... 138
NATIONAL WITHDRAW RECOGNITION DAY............................................................................................... 138
NEW AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT AND REFUGEES .................................................................................... 139
STONE TO HELP NEW GOVT. IMPROVE INDONESIA TIES .......................................................................... 140
APPEAL TO COALITION - AMNESTY FOR EAST TIMOR ASYLUM SEEKERS................................................... 141
AUSTRALIAN FOREIGN MINISTER MEETS WITH FRETILIN GROUP IN DARWIN ......................................... 141
AUST AMBASSADOR TO VISIT EAST TIMOR ................................................................................................ 144
ASIET ACTION REPORT - FEBRUARY-MARCH ............................................................................................. 144
TIMOR PROTESTER JAILED........................................................................................................................ 145
AUSTRALIAN FEDERAL POLICE OVERACTING?........................................................................................... 145
DARWIN: CONSUL CHALLENGED .............................................................................................................. 146
AMNESTY (AUSTRALIA) TIMOR LETTER....................................................................................................... 146
WIRYONO: WHAT AUSTRALIANS NEED TO KNOW .................................................................................... 147
DOWNER VISIT TO INDONESIA................................................................................................................ 148
ALATAS INTERVIEW WITH DATELINE........................................................................................................ 149
AUSTRALIA TO FUND RED CROSS WORK IN E. TIMOR .............................................................................. 150
POSITIVE, AUSTRALIA’S INTENTION TO HELP FIGHT POVERTY IN EAST TIMOR ........................................ 150
RESISTANCE CAMPAIGNS FOR EAST TIMOR.............................................................................................. 151
AUST-INDON TREATY REFLECTS REGIONAL CONCERNS - INSTITUTE ....................................................... 151
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AUST AMBASSADOR TO VISIT EAST TIMOR ............................................................................................... 152
EVENTS IN NEW ZEALAND ...................................................................................................................... 152
CULTUS GROUP TO SEARCH IN TIMOR SEA OIL FIELD .............................................................................. 152
EMBASSY OCCUPIERS ‘NOT AUTOMATICALLY BANNED’............................................................................. 153
NZ EMBASSY WARNED GUARDS............................................................................................................... 153
JAKARTA STAFF CRITICISED ...................................................................................................................... 154
TRIAL OF MANU CADDIE............................................................................................................................ 154
NZ REFUGEE MEETING REPORT............................................................................................................... 154
EVENTS IN ASIA....................................................................................................................................... 155
“HYPOCRISY BETTER”................................................................................................................................ 155
DAILY YOMIURI DISTORTIONS.................................................................................................................. 155
PIYF TAKES ALATAS TO TASK .................................................................................................................... 156
RECALL INDONESIAN AMBASSADOR TO INDIA......................................................................................... 156
CHINESE ATLAS “SEPARATES” TIMOR........................................................................................................ 157
JAPAN AND EAST TIMOR ........................................................................................................................... 158
EVENTS IN EUROPE................................................................................................................................. 159
CONFUSION OVER E.U. TIMOR STATEMENT.............................................................................................. 159
FRENCH MINISTER TO CHINA, HONG KONG, INDONESIA........................................................................ 160
RECENT COVERAGE IN IRELAND.............................................................................................................. 160
PROTEST LETTERS TO THE FINNISH GOVERNMEN T ON ARMS TRADE....................................................... 161
IRISH CALL FOR ARMS EMBARGO ............................................................................................................ 161
INDONESIA: THE VISIT OF THE POLISH PM.............................................................................................. 161
ARMS TRADE OF ITALY TO INDONESIA..................................................................................................... 162
BELGIUM ARMS FOR AID........................................................................................................................... 162
EVENTS IN GERMANY.............................................................................................................................. 163
TANJUNG INTERVIEW: INDONESIA DEPLOYS EX-NVA-SHIPS AGAINST “INTERNAL DISTURBANCES” ....... 163
GERMAN ARMOURED VEHICLES TO INDONESIA....................................................................................... 164
EVENTS IN SWEDEN................................................................................................................................ 165
SWEDEN TO SELL NAVY ARTILLERY TO INDONESIA.................................................................................. 165
STOP THE CANNON DEAL WITH INDONESIA............................................................................................. 165
1994 SOCIAL DEMOCRAT PARLIAMENTARY MOTION ................................................................................. 166
SWEDISH GOVERNMENT ARE “BEHAVING LIKE TURNIPS” ........................................................................ 168
CANNONS TO INDONESIA......................................................................................................................... 168
CARMEL BUDIARDJO VISIT TO SWEDEN .................................................................................................. 168
URGENT APPEAL TO ALL EAST TIMOR SOLIDARITY GROUPS AND EAST TIMORESE ORGANISATIONS....... 169
NEW STRATEGY SHALL BRING COVETED POST ......................................................................................... 170
EVENTS IN PORTUGAL............................................................................................................................. 170
PORTUGUESE STATE TELEVISION BEAMED INTO EAST TIMOR ................................................................. 170
ALATAS CALLS FOR RI-PORTUGAL INTELLECTUALS’ EXCHANGES............................................................. 171
EAST TIMOR-INDONESIA SOLIDARITY CONFEREN CE OPENS IN LISBON .................................................. 171
RAMOS HORTA HOPEFUL........................................................................................................................... 172
EAST TIMOR ON A NEW INTERNATIONAL CATALOGUE OF PHONE CARDS .............................................. 172
INDONESIAN FOREIGN MINISTER DISPUTES LISBON............................................................................... 172
PIFA CHIEF: “IT WON’T BE LONG BEFORE RAMOS-HORTA RECOGNIZES INTEGRATION” .......................... 173
BISHOPS FOR TIMOR - PORTUGUESE EPISCOPAL CONFERENCE.............................................................. 173
PRES. SAMPAIO MEETS EAST TIMORESE YOUTH ....................................................................................... 174
GOVERNMENT WANTS TO IMPROVE ASSISTANCE TO TIMORESE IN PORTUGAL....................................... 174
FOREIGN MINISTRY OFFICIALS PASS ON CONFI DENTIAL DOCUMENTS TO INDONESIA........................... 174
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THE INTERNATIONAL PORTUGUESE-SPEAKING COMMUNITY................................................................ 175
INDONESIA WANTS TO INVEST IN GUINEA-BISSAU .................................................................................. 175
EAST TIMOR DISCUSSED IN CAPE VERDE................................................................................................ 175
EAST TIMOR WOULD LIKE TO JOIN THE PORTUGUESE SPEAKING COMMUNITY ....................................... 175
105 MPS FOR TIMOR IN BRAZIL................................................................................................................ 175
PORTUGUESE “COMMONWEALTH” MOVES CLOSER.................................................................................. 176
EVENTS IN BRITAIN................................................................................................................................. 176
PROTESTERS TO HAMMER ON DOORS OF ARMS DEALERS & COURTS...................................................... 176
HOUSE OF COMMONS MOTION ................................................................................................................. 178
INDONESIAN SEEDS OF HOPE INTERVIEW ............................................................................................... 178
HAWK IS HAMMERED IN PLOUGHSHARE ACTION ..................................................................................... 179
HAWKS OFF EAST TIMOR WEEK OF ACTION .............................................................................................. 179
UK HAWK PROTEST TRIAL UPDATE........................................................................................................... 180
INDONESIA AMBASSADOR ATTACK’S HORTA’S CREDENTIALS................................................................... 180
WARWICK UNIVERSITY CHANGES BAR NAME TO XANANA’S .................................................................... 181
EVENTS IN THE UNITED STATES............................................................................................................. 181
F-16 FIGHTERS TO INDONESIA: ACTION NEEDED.................................................................................... 181
INDONESIA BACKING AWAY FROM EARLIER PLAN TO PURCHASE PAKISTANI F-16S................................. 181
NO ARMS TO DICTATORS! ......................................................................................................................... 182
INDONESIA PLANS TO BUY 28 F-16 FIGHTER JETS FROM U.S................................................................... 184
INDONESIA WANTS F-16S, LOAN .............................................................................................................. 185
EAST TIMOR ABUSES CANNOT BE IGNORED ............................................................................................. 185
WORKERS, ACTIVISTS PICKET TRAILMOBILE............................................................................................. 185
MOYNIHAN AND THE COLUMBIA SPECTATOR ........................................................................................... 186
US STATE DEPARTMENT 1995 REPORT ON INDONESIA ............................................................................. 189
JOHN SHATTUCK ON HUMAN RIGHTS...................................................................................................... 201
U.S. REVIVES INDONESIAN MILITARY TRAINING SCHEME........................................................................ 202
CONGRESSIONAL LETTER ON EAST TIMOR BILL ....................................................................................... 202
BACKGROUND ON EAST TIMOR AND US POLICY....................................................................................... 203
HOUSE AUTHORIZES PARTIAL IMET TRAINING FOR INDONESIA ............................................................. 204
FROM YOUR OWN HOME: LOBBY FOR EAST TIMOR................................................................................... 208
U.S., PORTUGAL TALK HUMAN RIGHTS...................................................................................................... 209
US D.O.D. ON IMET FOR INDONESIA ....................................................................................................... 209
EVENTS IN CANADA................................................................................................................................. 210
CANADIANS BOOED FOR BURYING HEADS IN SAND ................................................................................ 210
ENVOY’S VISIT FRIGHTENED HER, TIMOR REFUGEE’S MOTHER INSISTS.................................................. 211
UNIVERSITY OF BC STUDENTS BACK TIMOR ............................................................................................. 213
FIG LEAVES FOR FASCISTS TANGO........................................................................................................... 213
CANADIAN MP ASKS SUHARTO ABOUT EAST TIMOR................................................................................. 213
TIMOR ACTIVIST SAYS OTTAWA TRYING TO GAG HER .............................................................................. 214
RESOURCES............................................................................................................................................. 214
ET BOOK REVIEWED IN JAPAN TIMES ...................................................................................................... 214
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC’S SKEWED MAP OF EAST TIMOR ....................................................................... 214
PHOTO OF RIOT POLICE IN DILI .............................................................................................................. 217
EAST TIMOR PHOTO SITE .......................................................................................................................... 218
REG.EASTTIMOR WEEKLY SUMMARIES CHANGE OF ADDRESS ................................................................ 218
NEW XANANA T-SHIRTS! ........................................................................................................................... 218
PHOTO EVIDENCE OF TORTURE IN TIMOR................................................................................................ 218

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EVENTS IN EAST TIMOR.............................................................................................................................. 7
BBC INTERVIEWS COL. SYAHNAKRI .............................................................................................................7
RECENT INTERVIEW WITH BISHOP BELO ......................................................................................................7
EIGHT KILLED IN EAST TIMOR CLASH, SOURCES SAY...................................................................................7
REBEL DIES IN EAST TIMOR CLASH..............................................................................................................8
SEVERAL CLASHES AND MANY CASUALTIES..................................................................................................8
CIDES SEMINAR ON EAST TIMOR SHOULD INVOLVE EAST TIMORESE..........................................................8
TIMOR GUERRILLAS DECLARE CEASEFIRE....................................................................................................9
INDONESIA REJECTS GUERRILLA CEASEFIRE........................................................................................10
EAST TIMOR REBELS READY TO CONTINUE FIGHT AGAINST INDONESIA...............................................10
NEW RELIGIOUS INCIDENT IN TIMOR .......................................................................................................10
INDONESIA PREPARES TO QUELL EAST TIMOR UPRISING..........................................................................10
SOLDIER JAILED FOR IRREVERENCE..........................................................................................................10
JAKARTA SAID TO BE STERILIZING EAST TIMORESE...................................................................................11
INFORMED VISIT TO EAST TIMOR...............................................................................................................11
EAST TIMOR BISHOP ANNOUNCES ‘SPECIAL STATUS’ TALKS ON TERRITORY..............................................12
GUERRILLA ARRESTED, CLAIMS ARMY ........................................................................................................12
WAVE OF MIGRATION IS ALTERING EAST TIMOR ........................................................................................13
BISHOP BELO INVITED TO AUSTRALIA.........................................................................................................13
EAST TIMOR DEVELOPMENT FAILS TO STEM DISCONTENT.........................................................................13
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EVENTS IN INDONESIA.............................................................................................................................. 14
MEDIA CENTRE TO TACKLE BIASED REPORTS.............................................................................................14
TIMORESE STUDENTS IN MALANG WARNED ...............................................................................................15
EDI SUDRAJAT: SOME NGOS FOMENT ISSUES TO EXERT PRESSURE ON STATES .......................................15
JOINT COMMITTEE FOR THE DEFENCE OF EAST TIMORESE......................................................................15
CHANGE IN THE WIND: JAKARTA MAY BE RETHINKING ITS TIMOR POLICY ..............................................16
PRABOWO NEW DEPUTY COMMANDER OF KOPASSUS................................................................................17
TOTAL MEDIA CONTROL SOUGHT: EDITOR .................................................................................................17
INDONESIA EYEING EUROPE, NOT U.S., FOR WEAPONS.............................................................................17
MORE OPEN TO DISCUSSIONS?..................................................................................................................18
COLLABORATORS AT WORK ..................................................................................................................... 19
SECOND LONDON MEETING PLANNED ......................................................................................................19
EAST TIMORESE GROUPS TO MEET AGAIN IN LONDON .........................................................................19
RECONCILIATION II ON THE HORIZON ..................................................................................................19
GOVERNOR OF TIMOR PREPARED TO TALK TO HORTA, BUT NOT WITH XANANA........................................20
EAST TIMORESE CALL FOR BROADER TALKS ...............................................................................................20
SOME PRELIMINARY NOTES ON THE FORTHCOMING ‘RECONCILIATION TALKS’ ...................................20
UPDATE: PEOPLE ATTEN DING THE TALKS...............................................................................................21
SECRETARY-GENERAL IS SENDING OBSERVER...........................................................................................21
U.N. OFFICIAL SITS IN ON RECONCILIATION TALKS...................................................................................21
ARAUJO WANTS TO EXTEND “RECONCILIATION” ........................................................................................22
LONDON TIMORESE TALKS DECLARATION..................................................................................................22
MORE TIMOR MEETINGS THIS WEEK .........................................................................................................23
MIXED RESULT TO TALKS ON TIMOR PEACE ..............................................................................................23
SELF-DETERMINATION NOT YET DISCUSSED ..............................................................................................23
SUHARTO WANTS TO MEET ABILIO ARAUJO ................................................................................................24
XANANA IS STILL IN CHARGE .................................................................................................................. 24
XANANA WRITES U.S. ACTIVISTS................................................................................................................24
MESSAGE FROM XANANA TO HUMAN RIGHTS GROUP ................................................................................25
INDONESIANS TALK TO XANANA OF REFERENDUM ....................................................................................26
XANANA: SYMBOL OF RESISTANCE .............................................................................................................26
TIMORESE RESISTANCE MEETS ALATAS ................................................................................................. 27
JAWA POS ON NEW YORK TALKS ...............................................................................................................27
ALATAS AND CNRM MEET IN NY.................................................................................................................27
CNRM STATEMENT ON MEETING WITH INDONESIAN FOREIGN MINISTER .................................................28
RESISTANCE HOLDS DIRECT TALKS WITH INDONESIAN ENVOY ...............................................................28
EAST TIMOR: TALKS AMONG THE OPPOSING PARTIES................................................................................29
RECONCILIATION, HORTA STYLE ...............................................................................................................30
JAKARTA LOSING ITS CLOUT.......................................................................................................................30
(HORTA IN ) LUANDA DISCUSSES TIMOR ....................................................................................................30
ALKATIRI: JAKARTA, CANBERRA TRY TO CONTAIN OPPOSITION ................................................................30
STEP BY STEP POLICY..................................................................................................................................32
FLIRTING WITH THE EN EMY – FOREIGN MINISTER MEETS EAST TIMOR SEPARATISTS ...............................32
THREE CONDITIONS IMPOSED ON JAKARTA .............................................................................................33
INDONESIA PREPARES FOR APEC............................................................................................................. 33
EAST TIMOR OPEN TO FOREIGNERS ...........................................................................................................33
INDONESIA TO PERMIT FOREIGN REPORTERS TO VISIT EAST TIMOR.........................................................33
NO ROOM FOR HUMAN RIGHTS AT APEC ....................................................................................................33
MORE BANS ON THE INDONESIAN MEDIA..................................................................................................34
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INDONESIA: WHAT YOU DON’T KNOW ABOUT EAST TIMOR, BUT SHOULD .................................................34
EAST TIMOR BRACES FOR FOREIGN JOURNALISTS.....................................................................................35
REPRESSION TIGHTENS IN JAKARTA .........................................................................................................36
TIGHTENING UP IN INDONESIA BEFORE THE APEC SUMMIT......................................................................36
INDONESIA CLAMPING TIGHT SECURITY ON APEC SUMMIT.......................................................................40
SUHARTO’S FREE TRADE POLICY A DIPLOMATIC TRADEOFF?....................................................................40
INDONESIA’S PHONY CLEANUP ..................................................................................................................41
AI REPORT “OPERATION CLEANSING” AND HUMAN RIGHTS ON THE EVE OF APEC..................................41
AMNESTY SHINES SPOTLIGHT ON JAKARTA................................................................................................42
GEORGE ADITJONDRO INTERROGATED .................................................................................................. 42
INDONESIA SUMMONS CONTROVERSIAL ACADEMIC..................................................................................42
INDONESIAN ACADEMIC IN TROUBLE AGAIN OVER E.T..............................................................................43
INDONESIAN ACADEMIC FACES POLICE HARASSMENT..............................................................................43
INTERVIEW WITH GEORGE ADITJONDRO ...................................................................................................43
INDONESIAN ACADEMIC SAYS BEING MADE SCAPEGOAT ..........................................................................44
AI URGENT ACTION ON GEORGE ADITJONDRO..........................................................................................44
FOLLOW-UP FROM AI, OCTOBER 12. AI FI369/94 ....................................................................................45
ADITJONDRO GETS SECOND POLICE SUMMONS........................................................................................45
ACADEMICS BACK JAKARTA CRITIC ...........................................................................................................46
AAAS ALERT ON GEORGE ADITJONDRO.....................................................................................................46
UPDATE ON ADITJONDRO...........................................................................................................................47
HE TOUCHED ON VERY CRITICAL MATTERS ................................................................................................47
CHRONOLOGY IN ADITJONDRO CASE........................................................................................................48
ADITJONDRO INTERROGATED FOR SIX HOURS..........................................................................................51
NINE HOURS MORE FOR ADITJONDRO.......................................................................................................52
ARIEF BUDIMAN FIRED FROM UKSW..........................................................................................................52
URGENT ACTION APPEAL FOR DR. ARIEF BUDIMAN ...............................................................................52
SUPPORT ARIEF, SUPPORT DEMOCRACY................................................................................................53
INTERROGATION “PREVENTIVE”..................................................................................................................53
JOSÉ ANTONIO NEVES GOES ON TRIAL ................................................................................................... 53
NEVES ON TRIAL IN MALANG.....................................................................................................................53
INDONESIA TRIES TIMORESE UNDERGROUND LEADER .............................................................................53
DEFENCE REBUTTAL....................................................................................................................................54
AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL REPORTS ....................................................................................................... 55
AMNESTY REPORT: INDONESIA & EAST TIMOR: POWER AND IMPUNITY ....................................................55
MARKED DETERIORATION IN HUMAN RIGHTS SITUATION IN RECENT MONTHS ...................................56
AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL LAUNCHES NEW CAMPAIGN .............................................................................57
ELECTRONIC PUBLISHING PILOT PROJECT: AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL GOES ON LINE...........................58
OPENNESS IS ILLUSION, SAYS AMNESTY ....................................................................................................59
AI: POWER & IMPUNITY — EXCERPTS .........................................................................................................59
PIERRE SANE SPEECH ON INDONESIA AND EAST TIMOR ..........................................................................64
INDONESIAN GOVERNMEN T COMMENTS ON AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS CAMPAIGN ......65
AMNESTY REPORT GETS THUMBS DOWN ....................................................................................................65
DEATHLY SILENCE OF THE DIPLOMATS......................................................................................................66
TIMOR GAP TREATY .................................................................................................................................. 68
100 MILLION BARREL OIL STRIKE IN TIMOR GAP........................................................................................68
AUSTRALIA ON TRIAL...................................................................................................................................68
“BUS THE TIMOR GAP” PROTEST, DARWIN ..................................................................................................68
OIL FIND RAISES STAKES IN COURT BATTLE...............................................................................................68
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INDONESIA FLAUNTS EAST TIMOR’S RESOURCES .......................................................................................69
UNITED NATIONS ACTIVITIES ................................................................................................................... 69
GENERAL ASSEMBLY ADOPTS 158-ITEM AGENDA FOR FORTY-NINTH REGULAR SESSION ..........................69
PERSONAL COMMITMENT FROM GHALI ON TIMOR.....................................................................................70
EVENTS IN THE PHILIPPINES.................................................................................................................... 70
WHY DO THEY IGNORE THE TRUTH OF EAST TIMOR? .................................................................................70
SOLIDARITY IN PHILIPPINES ......................................................................................................................71
EVENTS IN AUSTRALIA.............................................................................................................................. 71
WILL INDONESIA LISTEN?...........................................................................................................................71
IRISH P.M. IN AUSTRALIA............................................................................................................................72
TIMOR TALKS..........................................................................................................................................72
DILI PROTESTERS PICKET SUTRISNO.........................................................................................................72
TIMOR APATHY A TRAGEDY, SAYS AUTHOR.................................................................................................72
AUSTRALIAN MPS TO VISIT EAST TIMOR.....................................................................................................73
‘TIMOR PROSPECTS GOOD’ - ACTIVIST........................................................................................................73
TIMOR SOLIDARITY GROUPS MEET............................................................................................................73
CALL FOR TOUGHER LINE ON EAST TIMOR ................................................................................................73
CNRM ON THE A.L.P. NATIONAL RESOLUTION ............................................................................................73
GARETH EVANS INTERVIEWED ON E. TIMOR ..............................................................................................74
YESTERDAY EAST TIMOR WAS ON THE AGENDA .........................................................................................74
EVANS BACKS TOUGH WORDS ON EAST TIMOR..........................................................................................75
WHITLAM ON EAST TIMOR: DISTORTING THE TRUTH..................................................................................75
AUSTRALIAN DAY OF ACTION FOR EAST TIMOR ..........................................................................................77
RALLIES FOCUS ON AUSTRALIAN COMPLICITY............................................................................................77
WRITE AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT TO RAISE EAST TIMOR AT APEC ...........................................................78
CHOMSKY TO CHAMPION TIMOR ...............................................................................................................78
UPCOMING A.N.U. INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE.....................................................................................78
EAST TIMORESE BARRED FROM CONSULATE ..............................................................................................79
INDONESIA DENIES VISAS TO EAST TIMORESE ..........................................................................................79
LABOR’S BETRAYAL OF EAST TIMOR ...........................................................................................................79
SURVIVOR OF DILI MASSACRE SEEKS REFUGE...........................................................................................80
EVENTS IN AOTEAROA (NEW ZEALAND)................................................................................................... 80
NEW ZEALAND MPS TO VISIT TIMOR..........................................................................................................80
INFORMATION ON NZ MPS FACT-FINDING MISSION .............................................................................81
MINISTER (ALATAS) DEFENDS EAST TIMOR SITUATION ...............................................................................81
NZ MPS SEE DILI PRISONERS .....................................................................................................................81
EVENTS IN JAPAN...................................................................................................................................... 81
JAPANESE TV DOCUMENTARY .....................................................................................................................81
AMNESTY PRODS JAPAN ON TIMOR...........................................................................................................82
JAPAN MPS VISIT EAST TIMOR ...................................................................................................................82
EAST TIMOR: REPRESSION CONTINUES ......................................................................................................83
WHAT’S HAPPENING IN INDONESIA, THE BIGGEST ODA RECIPIENT COUNTRY .........................................84
ASAHI ON DIET ET VISIT “MISINTERPRETED”..............................................................................................85
JAPANESE MPS URGE MURAYAMA & KONO: RAISE EAST TIMOR ISSUE AT APEC ........................................86
EAST TIMOR ON JAPANESE TV....................................................................................................................87
EVENTS IN EUROPE................................................................................................................................... 87
ASEAN SET TO BOOST ECONOMIC, POLITICAL TIES WITH E.U. ..................................................................87
EU-ASEAN MEET TODAY IN KARLSRUHE......................................................................................................88
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DEMONSTRATION AT EU-ASEAN MEETING BANNED....................................................................................88
AMNESTY, IN BELGIUM, URGES CLOSE INSPECTION OF ISLAND................................................................89
INT’L PARLIAMENT OF WRITERS TO SEND MISSION TO EAST TIMOR..........................................................89
RACHLAND NASHIDIK ADDRESSES PORTO CONFERENCE..........................................................................90
SALEH ABDULLAH PORTO SPEECH ..............................................................................................................90
PORTUGUESE 12 NOVEMBER ASSOCIATION PLANS.....................................................................................91
CAVACO SILVA: “TALKS SHOULD INCLUDE TIMORESE” ...............................................................................91
PRESIDENT (SOARES) SPEAKS OF TIMOR IN POLAND.................................................................................91
ELIZABETH BAGLEY’S DEBUT (AS U.S. AMBASSADOR IN LISBON)................................................................91
NEW DIRTY LAUNDRY ON THE ARMS FRONT (IN SWEDEN).........................................................................91
STOP OUR ARMS EXPORTS TO INDONESIA ............................................................................................92
EVENTS IN THE U.K................................................................................................................................... 92
BRITISH LEGISLATORS TO VISIT EAST TIMOR .............................................................................................92
BRITISH MPS PROBE HUMAN RIGHTS AND EAST TIMOR.............................................................................92
MORE PRAISE FOR INDONESIA FROM BRITISH MPS ..............................................................................93
BRITISH MP PATRICK NICHOLLS ON TIMOR TRIP .......................................................................................93
BRITISH PARLIAMENTARIAN: ABRI SHOULD RECRUIT EAST TIMORESE..................................................94
NICHOLLS: INDONESIAN RIGHTS ...............................................................................................................94
BCET AND AI RESPOND: .........................................................................................................................94
STOP EXCUSING TYRANNY.....................................................................................................................95
BRITISH TIMOR CAMPAIGNERS TARGET ARMS TRADE................................................................................96
MAGUIRE SLAMS UK GOVERNMENT............................................................................................................96
MAIREAD MAGUIRE SPEAKS UP AGAIN...................................................................................................97
BRITISH CAMPAIGN: FOUR WEEKS FOR EAST TIMOR..................................................................................97
BRITAIN AIMS TO SELL HAWKS, SCORPIONS TO INDONESIA .....................................................................97
TANJUNG CONFIRMS SCORPIONS DEAL ................................................................................................97
PROPOSED UK SCORPIONS SALE TO INDONESIA GIVES GREEN LIGHT TO AN AGGRESSOR STATE ......97
HUMAN WRONGS IN INDONESIA................................................................................................................98
EVENTS IN IRELAND.................................................................................................................................. 98
RIGHTS ACTIVISTS CASTIGATE UNIONISTS OVER TRADE MISSION ............................................................98
CONCERN ON EAST TIMOR EXPRESSED .....................................................................................................99
ARMS SUPPLY TO INDONESIA “INTOLERABLE” ............................................................................................99
AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL LAUNCH IN DUBLIN..........................................................................................99
IRISH FM SPRING URGED TO ACT ON EAST TIMOR................................................................................... 100
IRISH MPS INVITED TO EAST TIMOR TALKS .............................................................................................. 100
SENATOR MEETS PORTUGUESE GROUP DESPITE ILLNESS........................................................................ 100
EVENTS IN FRANCE ................................................................................................................................. 100
FRENCH “FOUR MONTHS FOR EAST TIMOR” CAMPAIGN REPORT.............................................................. 100
FRENCH “FORUM TIMOR” FORMED .......................................................................................................... 101
NEWSBRIEFS IN FRENCH PRESS.............................................................................................................. 101
EVENTS IN CANADA................................................................................................................................. 102
CANADA: SIX MONTHS FOR EAST TIMOR! ................................................................................................. 102
FALL ACTION CALENDAR (ONTARIO / QUEBEC)......................................................................................... 103
NOAM CHOMSKY, JOSÉ RAMOS-HORTA TO SPEAK ON EAST TIMOR ......................................................... 103
OTTAWA EYES LINKING AID TO FOREIGN DEFENCE COSTS.................................................................... 104
CANADIAN HOUSE OF COMMONS DEBATE ON APEC................................................................................. 104
ETAN/CANADA MEDIA ADVISORY ON APEC .............................................................................................. 105
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EVENTS IN THE UNITED STATES............................................................................................................. 105
PORTUGUESE GOV’T HIRES LOBBY IN WASHINGTON ............................................................................... 105
DURÃO BARROSO: U.S. ATTENTIVE TO SITUATION IN EAST TIMOR ........................................................... 105
URGE REPRESENTATIVES TO SIGN LETTERS ............................................................................................. 106
SUPPORT WORKERS’ RIGHTS IN INDONESIA....................................................................................... 107
HUFFINGTON AND THE TORTURERS ......................................................................................................... 108
SIDEBAR: FEINSTEIN’S INDONESIA PROBLEM...................................................................................... 110
SUHARTO’S CANDIDATE (HUFFINGTON)............................................................................................... 110
US ‘DISMAYED’ OVER MAGAZINE SUSPENSION ........................................................................................ 110
AMERICANS TO INVEST IN TUNA FISHERY INFRASTRUCTURE IN EAST TIMOR.......................................... 111
CLINTON TO BRING EAST TIMOR TO SUHARTO ......................................................................................... 111
RESTART THE RIGHTS CLOCK IN INDONESIA........................................................................................... 111
P.R. FIRM PUSHES INDONESIA ................................................................................................................. 112
CALL CLINTON ON NOVEMBER 7: EAST TIMOR MUST BE FREE.................................................................. 112
NETWORK NEWS (ETAN/US NEWSLETTER), NOV. 1994.............................................................................. 112
NOVEMBER 14-16: CLINTON HEADS TO INDONESIA............................................................................. 112
ETAN STEERING COMMITTEE MEETS .................................................................................................... 113
CONGRESS LIMITS ARMS SALES AND MILITARY TRAINING FOR INDONESIA....................................... 113
INDONESIAN SCHOLAR EXPOSES OCCUPATION’S IMPACT.................................................................. 113
EAST TIMOR NETWORK URGES PRESIDENT CLINTON TO SPEAK OUT....................................................... 114
CLINTON WILL RAISE HUMAN RIGHTS WITH SUHARTO ............................................................................ 115
EAST TIMOR MAY BE RAISED AS SHAREHOLDER ISSUE ............................................................................ 115
SENATORS WRITE CLINTON ...................................................................................................................... 117
GEN. SINTONG PANJAITAN OWES $14 MILLION .................................................................................... 117
FEDERAL COURT IN BOSTON TO HEAR TESTIMONY ON 1991 MASSACRE.................................................. 117
HOLDING THE INDONESIA MILITARY ACCOUNTABLE ............................................................................... 118
MOTHER TO COLLECT DAMAGES FOR EAST TIMOR MASSACRE................................................................ 118
INDONESIAN SUED FOR ROLE IN EAST TIMOR MASSACRE....................................................................... 118
SPOTLIGHT ON 1991 EAST TIMOR MASSACRE ........................................................................................... 119
HELEN TODD’S SUIT HAS BROADER IMPLICATIONS............................................................................. 119
US COURT RULES $14 MILLION AGAINST INDONESIAN GENERAL ............................................................ 120
INDONESIA GENERAL SAYS COURT VERDICT A “JOKE” ............................................................................ 120
RESOURCES............................................................................................................................................. 121
ALL IN THE FAMILY AVAILABLE IN U.S........................................................................................................ 121
TIMOR RAP ................................................................................................................................................ 121
TIMORNET: INTERNET INFORMATION RESOURCE ON EAST TIMOR .......................................................... 121
TIMOR IN MAINSTREAM FILM.................................................................................................................... 122
GEO ON EAST TIMOR................................................................................................................................. 122
NEW BOOKLET: STOP ARMING INDONESIA............................................................................................... 122
INNOVATIVE THEATRE TAKES UP EAST TIMOR .......................................................................................... 122
INT’L FEDERATION FOR EAST TIMOR........................................................................................................ 122

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PRESS REPORTS .......................................................................................................................................... 2
ICJ PRESS RELEASE ......................................................................................................................................2
BBC’S FIRST REPORT.....................................................................................................................................3
AUSTRALIA WINS WORLD COURT RULING IN TIMOR OIL ROW...................................................................3
INDONESIA, AUSTRALIA WELCOME TIMOR COURT RULING.........................................................................3
ICJ RULING NO VINDICATION OF AUSTRALIAN POSITION............................................................................4
EXPLOITING THE DECISION..........................................................................................................................4
A SEMI-DEFEAT..............................................................................................................................................5
COMMENTS FROM PARTIES........................................................................................................................ 5
PORTUGUESE RESPONSE TO ICJ RULING ON TIMOR GAP ............................................................................5
EVANS: EAST TIMOR CALLED INDONESIA’S ‘RUNNING SORE’......................................................................5
TECHNICAL K.O. – DURÃO BARROSO’S CHALLEN GE .....................................................................................6
PORTUGAL’S TAKE ON WORLD COURT NON-DECISION ...............................................................................6
COMMENTS FROM ADVOCATES................................................................................................................. 6
JOSÉ RAMOS-HORTA ON ICJ’S RULING .......................................................................................................6
BCET: AUSTRALIA’S “VICTORY” PURELY PROCEDURAL ..................................................................................7
TAPOL: JAKARTA DOES NOT DARE TO FACE WORLD COURT JURISDICTION.................................................7
ETAN/US: WORLD COURT AVOIDS SUBSTANCE, DENIES EAST TIMOR ITS DAY IN COURT............................8
ACET SOLIDARITY ON ICJ NON-DECISION ...................................................................................................8
A DIFFERENT VIEW ........................................................................................................................................9
COMMENT FROM EXPERTS....................................................................................................................... 10
IAIN SCOBBIE: A VERY POSITIVE RULING ...................................................................................................10
THE ICJ DECISION - A PYRRHIC VICTORY ..................................................................................................10
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TEXT OF OPINION...................................................................................................................................... 11
TEXT OF WORLD COURT DECISION.............................................................................................................11
CONCURRING OPINIONS............................................................................................................................ 17
SEPARATE OPINION OF JUDGE ODA...........................................................................................................17
SEPARATE OPINION OF JUDGE RANJEVA....................................................................................................20
SEPARATE OPINION OF JUDGE VERESHCHETIN .........................................................................................22
SEPARATE OPINION OF JUDGE SHAHABUDDEEN .......................................................................................24
TEXT OF DISSENTS.................................................................................................................................... 27
DISSENTING OPINION OF JUDGE WEERAMANTRY .....................................................................................27
PART A. THE POSITION OF THIRD PARTY STATES ...................................................................................30
PART B. THE IUS STANDI OF PORTUGAL .................................................................................................39
PART C. THE RIGHTS OF EAST TIMOR.....................................................................................................43
PART D. THE OBLIGATIONS OF AUSTRALIA.............................................................................................48
PART E. AUSTRALIA’S OBJECTIONS BASED ON JUDICIAL PROPRIETY ....................................................51
CONCLUSION .........................................................................................................................................53
DISSENTING OPINION OF JUDGE SKUBISZEWSKI......................................................................................54
SECTION I: BASIC FACTS ON EAST TIMOR ..............................................................................................54
SECTION II: EXISTENCE OF THE DISPUTE ..............................................................................................57
SECTION III: JURISDICTION, ADMISSIBILITY, PROPRIETY .....................................................................58
SECTION IV: THE TERRITORY OF EAST TIMOR........................................................................................65
SECTION V: CONCLUSION ......................................................................................................................70

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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
--------------.................................................................................................................................................................................................. 22
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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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
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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
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    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
    Page 4. East Timor Documents, Volume 10. February 8-29, 1992.
    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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Documents on East Timor from PeaceNet and connected computer networks 11, March 1 - April 3, 1992

“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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Documents on East Timor from PeaceNet and connected computer networks 12, April 4 - May 7, 1992

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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Page 2 East Timor Documents, Volume 12. April 4 - May 7, 1992.
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
Page 4 East Timor Documents, Volume 12. April 4 - May 7, 1992.
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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