This document was sourced from Pacific Peoples’ Partnership (PPP). Titled, Death in East Timor, the document is part of Third World Network Features and was received February 10th, 1992. It is an account of the experience of a mother, Helen Todd: a Malaysian freelance journalist whose son was killed by the November 12th, 1991 Santa Cruz massacre in East Timor. Her son, Kamal Bamadhaj, was the only foreigner killed during the shooting. Helen Todd emphasises her difficulty in discovering the reason for the fate of her son and expresses her belief that it demonstrates the misinformation and mendacity of Indonesia’s government. She also discusses Kamal’s observations of the Indonesian regime’s tactics to hide realities when discussing East Timor with foreigners. Next, she provides eye witness accounts of the shooting of the procession to the Dili cemetery. Finally, she presents Kamal’s observations of the attitudes of the Timorese, especially Timorese youth, before the march.
East Timor Alert network protesters attempt to block access to a loading bay at the Pratt and Whitney factory in Toronto. Pratt and Whitney was one company issued with military export licences to Indonesia. The protest aimed to highlight Canada's role in arming Indonesia as part of ETAN's campaign for an arms embargo on Indonesia. Photographer at right is one of the reporters who covered this event. The protesters were removed and arrested by local police.
This document was sourced from Pacific Peoples’ Partnership (PPP). It is the May, 1992, Number 11, issue of Pacific Issues published by the Centre for Peace Studies of the University of Auckland. Titled “East Timor – a backgrounder”, it an informative document discussing several elements of East Timor. The subsections of the document are: “Historical background”, “The 1975 invasion and subsequent events” and “Political implications”. The information sheet was prepared with the assistance of the Auckland East Timor Independence Committee.