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Documents on East Timor from PeaceNet and connected computer networks 35, Jan. 17 - March 12, 1995

APEC AFTERMATH....................................................................................................................................... 8
AI REPORT: THE 12 NOVEMBER PROTESTS....................................................................................................8
AI: CONTINUING HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS IN EAST TIMOR..................................................................10
APPEAL FROM SANTA CRUZ MOTHERS .......................................................................................................14
EVENTS IN EAST TIMOR............................................................................................................................ 15
EAST TIMOR IS ‘ONE LARGE PRISON,’ SAN FRANCISCO PASTOR REPORTS ................................................15
BISHOP BELO’S 1994 CHRISTMAS MESSAGE................................................................................................15
STILL-BORNS IN EAST TIMOR......................................................................................................................16
MY TRIP TO TIMOR: WITNESSING HUMANITY SILENCED BY THE FORCE OF OCCUPATION........................17
MORE PROTESTS .........................................................................................................................................17
SIX EXECUTIONS CONFI RMED ....................................................................................................................18
FRUSTRATION PROFOUND ..........................................................................................................................18
POPE TO SEND ENVOY TO EAST TIMOR.......................................................................................................19
FOR EAST TIMOR, ETHNIC ANGER IS A POTENT NEW SPICE.....................................................................19
JAKARTA LOOKS TO EASE TIMOR’S ETHNIC WOES.................................................................................20
INDONESIAN EMIGRATION ....................................................................................................................20
FRESH BLOOD: NEW GENERATION OF TIMOR MILITANTS ARISES ..............................................................20
INDONESIA CLAIMS 2 GUERRILLAS KILLED ................................................................................................21
INDONESIA TRAINS MERCENARIES TO HARASS CIVILIAN POPULATION.....................................................22
Documents on East Timor from
PeaceNet and Connected Computer Networks
Volume 35: January 17 - March 12, 1995
Published by:
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for unattributed comments or selection.
Page 2 East Timor Documents, Volume 35. January 17 - March 12, 1995.
EAST TIMORESE WOMEN COMPLAIN ABOUT TERROR AT NIGHT................................................................22
DEATH SQUADS OPERATING IN TIMOR......................................................................................................22
SERIOUS ESCALATION OF KILLINGS IN EAST TIMOR ..................................................................................23
BBC: ARMY “TO INVESTIGATE KILLINGS”.....................................................................................................23
CIVILIANS ABDUCTED AND TERRORIZED IN EAST TIMOR...........................................................................24
EAST TIMORESE COMPLAIN OF NEW TERROR WAVE...................................................................................24
TWO “NINJA” CAPTURED .............................................................................................................................24
THE REIGN OF TERROR...............................................................................................................................24
‘NINJA’ TERRORISTS ATTACK AUSTRALIAN AID WORKER............................................................................25
MILITARY SAYS GANGS ARE PRO-INDEPENDEN CE...................................................................................25
EAST TIMORESE FIGHT BACK AGAINST TERROR GANGS.............................................................................25
URGENT APPEAL FOR DAVID XIMENES..................................................................................................26
AI UA: 29 ABDUCTED BY “NINJA” GANGS IN DILI ........................................................................................26
ABILIO SOARES AND SYAHNAKRI TO BE DEPOSED? ...................................................................................27
MANUEL CARRASCALAO ACCUSES THE MILITARY AND ABILIO SOARES .................................................27
TENSION IN DILI OVER THE WEEKEND......................................................................................................27
TIMORESE APPEAL FOR HELP.....................................................................................................................27
BISHOP BELO AGREES WITH AUTHORITIES ON NINJAS..............................................................................28
KOMPAS ON ‘NINJA’ ARRESTS....................................................................................................................28
NINJA’S ARE SUHARTO’S OFFICIAL POLICY -- PROVOCATION AND ROLE REVERSAL AT SANTA CRUZ ........29
TROOPS DEPLOYED IN DILI ........................................................................................................................29
ARMY NOW ATTACKING DILI RESIDENTS....................................................................................................29
EAST TIMOR CALLED ‘NORMAL’ ...................................................................................................................30
MORE ARMY CLAIMS ABOUT HOODED GANGS............................................................................................30
MORE ARRESTS ...........................................................................................................................................30
SIX NEW ARRESTS.......................................................................................................................................31
CNRM: EAST TIMOR ‘NINJA’ TERROR SPREADS INLAND .............................................................................31
AI: MORE DETENTIONS ...............................................................................................................................32
‘NINJA’ TERROR ..........................................................................................................................................32
POLITICAL UNREST BLAMED FOR TIMOR’S ECONOMIC PLIGHT..................................................................33
SYSTEMATIC ELIMINATION OF YOUNG MEN “CONTINUING”.......................................................................33
GANGS TERRORIZING EAST TIMOR SEEN AS EFFORT TO QUELL DISSENT..................................................33
DISAPPEARANCES TO BE INVESTIGATED ....................................................................................................34
CALL FOR UN PRESENCE.............................................................................................................................34
30 ARRESTED IN DILI AND LIQUICA...........................................................................................................35
AI: 30 MORE DETAINED IN DILI AND LIQUICA........................................................................................35
TWO NEW BATTALIONS, 180 ARRESTS EXPECTED .......................................................................................36
LIST OF TIMORESE RECENTLY ARRESTED ...................................................................................................36
EAST TIMOR CRACKDOWN ‘WORST SINCE MASSACRE’...............................................................................36
LIQUICA KILLINGS EXPOSE ARMY............................................................................................................ 37
ABRI COVER-UP, TERROR CAMPAIGN ALLEGED ..........................................................................................37
INTERNATIONAL PROTEST OF EAST TIMOR KILLINGS.................................................................................37
INVESTIGATION INTO LIQUICA KILLINGS ...................................................................................................37
MILITARY ADMITS KILLING CIVILIANS.......................................................................................................38
INDONESIA ADMITS ERROR IN EAST TIMOR KILLINGS..........................................................................38
SOLDIERS MAY BE COURT-MARTIALED..................................................................................................38
EAST TIMOR: DID THE ARMY SHOOT CIVILIANS? ...................................................................................39
SOLDIER SAID OUT OF LINE IN EAST TIMOR KILLINGS..........................................................................39
EAST TIMORESE SAYS HE WITNESSED LIQUICA KILLINGS........................................................................39
JAKARTA’S EAST TIMOR INQUIRY...............................................................................................................40
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INDONESIAN ACADEMICS PROTEST MILITARY KILLINGS OF EAST TIMORESE CIVILIANS...........................40
QUESTIONS ON TIMOR POLICY .............................................................................................................40
KOMNAS HAM TO REPORT THIS WEEK .......................................................................................................40
ABRI COMMANDER VS. HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION? .............................................................................41
TANJUNG AND HARTONO DEFEND KILLINGS ........................................................................................41
KOMNAS HAM MAY ISSUE CONTROVERSIAL REPORT..................................................................................41
KOMNAS HAM MEMBER INTERVIEWED .......................................................................................................42
MILITARY COMMISSION ADMITS WRONGDOING IN LIQUICA.....................................................................42
KOMNAS HAM STILL PROBING LIQUICA......................................................................................................43
MILITARY ADMITS ERROR IN EAST TIMOR.............................................................................................43
TEXT OF THE KOMNAS HAM STATEMENT.....................................................................................................43
KOMNAS HAM ON “UNLAWFUL KILLINGS”..............................................................................................43
ALI SAID - TORTURE & MURDER IN TIMOR.............................................................................................44
TIMORESE SIX ‘UNLAWFULLY’ SHOT DEAD .............................................................................................44
TAPOL CALLS FOR MILITARY WITHDRAWAL................................................................................................45
INDONESIA SAYS RIGHTS COMMISSION REPORT ‘USEFUL’ ........................................................................45
GEORGE ADITJONDRO INTERVIEWED ON ABC RADIO ...............................................................................45
SOEYONO: “ABRI IS NOT A GOVERNMENT TOOL”........................................................................................46
XANANA STILL THE LEADER..................................................................................................................... 47
EARTHQUAKE CONDOLENCE FROM XANANA..............................................................................................47
XANANA’S LETTER TO SOLIDARITY GROUPS ...............................................................................................47
XANANA GUSMÃO SOLIDARITY MESSAGE TO FILIPINO POLITICAL PRISONERS .........................................48
XANANA TO RADIO MACAU..........................................................................................................................48
XANANA GUSMÃO READY FOR DIALOGUE..............................................................................................49
XANANA OUGHT TO BE IN ON TIMOR TALKS .........................................................................................50
HOW DOES XANANA GET THE WORD OUT?................................................................................................50
XANANA’S GREETINGS REACH PRESIDENT MARIO SOARES ......................................................................51
FORUM KEADILAN INTERVIEWS XANANA GUSMÃO .....................................................................................51
EAST TIMORESE PRISONERS AND THEIR TRIALS ................................................................................... 51
AI: INDONESIA & EAST TIMOR -- POLITICAL PRISONERS AND THE “RULE OF LAW”....................................51
TWENTY-SEVEN TO FACE TRIAL IN EAST TIMOR..........................................................................................57
TIMORESE ENDS HUNGER STRIKE, ASKS FOR PRISON TRANSFER .............................................................57
SIX EAST TIMORESE PRISONERS STILL HOPE TO BE MOVED TO BECORA..............................................57
NEW TRIALS IN EAST TIMOR .......................................................................................................................58
TIMORESE COULD FACE FIVE-YEAR SENTENCES.........................................................................................58
PROSECUTOR WANTS FI VE YEARS FOR NEVES...........................................................................................58
APPEAL TO UN FOR JOSÉ ANTONIO NEVES ............................................................................................58
JOSE ANTONIO NEVES GETS FOUR-YEAR SENTEN CE.............................................................................58
STATEMENT OF JOSÉ ANTONIO NEVES...................................................................................................59
12 “NINJAS” TO BE TRIED; TRIAL OF ATIKO MARTINS ................................................................................59
TIMOR RIOT TRIAL.......................................................................................................................................60
EVENTS IN INDONESIA.............................................................................................................................. 60
INDONESIA ON WOMEN IN EAST TIMOR....................................................................................................60
JAKARTA STUDENTS, WORKERS CLASH WITH MILITARY............................................................................60
TRADE UNIONISTS ACTIVISTS’ SENTENCES INCREASED.............................................................................61
AI ON PRISONERS IN INDONESIA...............................................................................................................61
SOEHARTO VS. ABRI ON PDI .......................................................................................................................62
APPEAL FOR SUPPORT: ARIEF BUDIMAN .....................................................................................................63
JAKARTA READYING ‘OBJECTIVE’ FILM ON EAST TIMOR ............................................................................63
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FILM REVIEW ..........................................................................................................................................63
SUHARTO ENSURES HIS SUCCESSION ........................................................................................................64
INDONESIAN ARMY CLAIMS REBEL SHOT DEAD IN ACEH...........................................................................65
INDONESIAN PRIEST RAISES QUESTIONS ..................................................................................................65
INDONESIA: ELECTORAL SYSTEM TO BE REVIEWED ...................................................................................65
SUHARTO PLANS E. TIMOR VISIT THIS YEAR ...............................................................................................66
INDONESIA LEANS ON VATICAN TO LEAN ON BELO...............................................................................66
THE INDONESIAN HISTORY AS OPIUM FOR THE EAST TIMORESE AND INDONESIAN PEOPLES ................66
PIJAR OFFICE RAIDED: TWO ARRESTED.....................................................................................................67
TAPOL URGENT ACTION..........................................................................................................................68
AI UA ON PIJAR ARRESTS .......................................................................................................................68
INDONESIA'S MILITARY EXERCISES......................................................................................................... 69
‘TERRORISM’ CHARGE IN MILITARY EXERCISE...........................................................................................69
NAVAL EXERCISES FOR TIMOR SEA.............................................................................................................69
OZ-INDO MILITARY EXERCISES WILL BE PROTESTED.................................................................................69
KIWIS TO WATCH WAR GAMES WITH INDONESIA.......................................................................................70
EAST TIMOR INDEPENDENCE COMMITTEE (NZ) PETITION AGAINST MILITARY AID................................70
UN HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION MEETS ................................................................................................ 70
AI: HUMAN RIGHTS IN 1994.........................................................................................................................70
RAMOS HORTA LAUNCHES APPEAL ............................................................................................................74
THE “YOUNG MAN FROM THE EMBASSY”.....................................................................................................74
THE SNOW AND EVERYTHING IS NEW FOR DOMINGOS .............................................................................74
HRW REPORT: DETERIORATING HUMAN RIGHTS IN EAST TIMOR...............................................................75
HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION TO HOLD FIFTY-FIRST SESSION .................................................................80
FOE MISSION TO EAST TIMOR REFUSED ENTRY.........................................................................................82
IHT INTERVIEWS HORTA ON PEACE PLAN ...................................................................................................83
INDONESIA PUSHING HARD LINE ON EVE OF RIGHTS MEETING .............................................................83
ABC INTERVIEWS MR. BACRE WALY NDIAYE..............................................................................................84
EAST TIMOR BLOODBATH AVOIDABLE, UN TOLD .........................................................................................85
UNHRC CONSENSUS STATEMENT ON TIMOR ..............................................................................................85
TIMORESE JOINT STATEMENT IN GENEVA ..................................................................................................86
IRISH REACTON......................................................................................................................................86
UN CRITICIZES INDONESIA OVER RIGHT ABUSES IN EAST TIMOR .............................................................87
INDONESIA PREPARES FOR COPENHAGEN .................................................................................................87
UN DECOLONIZATION COMMITTEE BEGINS WORK.....................................................................................87
INDONESIA-PORTUGAL-TIMORESE(?) NEGOTIATIONS ............................................................................. 88
FEW RESULTS AFTER TWO YEARS OF NEGOTIATIONS.................................................................................88
WHAT ROLE FOR THE TIMORESE? ..............................................................................................................88
HORTA: “WE ARE GOING TO BE FLEXIBLE” .................................................................................................89
UN-SPONSORED MEETING AMONG TIMORESE...........................................................................................90
ALL-INCLUSIVE TIMORESE TALKS IN JEOPARDY.........................................................................................90
TIMOR GAP OIL CASE HEARD .................................................................................................................. 90
RECENT OIL FINDS REFUEL INTEREST IN THE TIMOR GAP .........................................................................90
INDONESIA ABSENT AS WORLD COURT HEARS TIMOR CASE......................................................................91
AUSTRALIA’S ROLE IN TIMOR GAP IN COURT.............................................................................................91
OIL MUDDIES CLAIMS TO TIMOR SEA ........................................................................................................91
TIMOR GAP COMMENTS ON ABC RADIO PROGRAM ....................................................................................92
PRESSURE TO QUIT INDONESIAN OIL DEAL MOUNTS.................................................................................95
SMH: AUSTRALIA ON TRIAL OVER TIMOR ...................................................................................................96
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PORTUGAL SAYS AUSTRALIA SOLD OUT EAST TIMOR ..................................................................................96
EAST TIMOR’S OIL TAINTED WITH BLOOD, PORTUGAL SAYS..................................................................96
LISBON ACCUSES AUSTRALIA IN TIMOR TREATY CASE...........................................................................97
CASE ‘LIKELY TO HARM’ PEOPLE OF EAST TIMOR........................................................................................97
TIMOR GAP CASE ANALYSIS........................................................................................................................97
CASE TURNS ON RESPONSIBILITY FOR EAST TIMOR..................................................................................98
AUSTRALIA’S ARGUMEN TS IN COURT.........................................................................................................99
AUSTRALIA SAYS PORTUGAL COOKED UP TIMOR CASE..........................................................................99
LISBON’S COLONIAL RECORD ATTACKED...............................................................................................99
EVANS’ VIEWS ON EAST TIMOR ICJ CASE.................................................................................................. 100
INSULTS AS AUSTRALIA PUTS CASE........................................................................................................... 100
HYPOCRITICAL PORTUGAL COULD TIE US [AUSTRALIA] IN KNOTS OVER EAST TIMOR.............................. 101
AFFET ON WORLD COURT PROCEEDINGS................................................................................................. 101
EVANS HAS TO RETHINK EAST TIMOR POSITION ...................................................................................... 102
AUSTRALIAN STANCE BENEFITS TIMORESE.......................................................................................... 102
TIMOR GAP: PORTUGAL’S CASE AGAINST AUSTRALIA................................................................................ 102
AUSTRALIA’S HYPOCRISY REVEALED BY ATTACK ON PORTUGAL............................................................... 103
AUSTRALIA, PORTUGAL IN LANDMARK CASE AT INTERNATIONAL COURT OF JUSTICE ............................. 104
MORE OIL FOUND IN TIMOR GAP............................................................................................................. 104
MAKING A TARDY ISSUE OF EAST TIMOR ................................................................................................. 104
COMMENT FROM PETER WESLEY-SMITH: ............................................................................................. 105
EVENTS IN AUSTRALIA............................................................................................................................ 105
GENERAL BENNY MURDANI ON AUSTRALIAN DEFENCE POLICY.............................................................. 105
CHOMSKY LASHES WEST’S POLICY ON EAST TIMOR................................................................................. 108
‘ORGY OF HYPOCRISY’ ON WAR AND PEACE........................................................................................ 108
CHOMSKY BLASTS AUSTRALIA’S ROLE IN INDONESIA.......................................................................... 109
AUSTRALIA’S HYPOCRISY REVEALED .................................................................................................... 110
CHOMSKY IN CANBERRA........................................................................................................................... 110
TIMOR GAP TREATY ATTACKED ............................................................................................................. 111
DARWIN NEWS.......................................................................................................................................... 111
THE LITTLE GUY JUST ASKS FOR TROUBLE................................................................................................ 111
END AID TO INDONESIAN MILITARY!........................................................................................................ 111
AUSTRALIAN REPORT CRITICAL OF INDONESIA........................................................................................ 113
WAR COMPUTER GAME “APPALLING” ........................................................................................................ 113
CAMPAIGNING FOR EAST TIMORESE FREEDOM........................................................................................ 113
MAN ATTACKS DARWIN CONSULATE ......................................................................................................... 114
DARWIN EAST TIMORESE RE-ENACT NINJA ATTACK ................................................................................. 114
EVANS STATEMENT IN JAKARTA............................................................................................................... 115
LETTER TO PAUL KEATING AND RESPONSE............................................................................................... 115
INTERVIEW WITH SEN. GARETH EVANS .................................................................................................... 115
MICHELE TURNER PASSES AWAY ............................................................................................................. 116
EAST TIMOR CAMPAIGN PICKS UP PACE................................................................................................... 116
EVENTS IN AOTEAROA ............................................................................................................................ 116
ETIC WELCOMES UN TALKS WITH EAST TIMORESE REPRESENTATIVES .................................................... 116
ETIC DEPLORES VISIT OF INDONESIAN AIR CHIEF................................................................................... 116
OPINION POLL RESULTS ON EAST TIMOR POLICY .................................................................................... 117
‘DIPLOMACY SHOULD EN D IF CLAIMS PROVED TRUE’ .............................................................................. 117
ETIC URGES FOREIGN MINISTER TO END MILITARY LINKS TO INDONESIA ............................................. 117
CALL TO CUT LINKS .............................................................................................................................. 118
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LABOUR: “NO TO JAKARTA” ....................................................................................................................... 118
CALL FOR UN MONITORS .......................................................................................................................... 118
EVENTS IN ASIA....................................................................................................................................... 118
NEW GROUP IN KOREA ............................................................................................................................. 118
MALAYSIAN LUCK, TIMORESE MISFORTUNE............................................................................................. 119
SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST LETTERS EXCHANGE ............................................................................... 120
LETTER TO “EASTERN EXPRESS,” HONG KONG.................................................................................... 121
JAKARTA ON THE DEFEN SIVE.................................................................................................................... 121
EVENTS IN IRELAND................................................................................................................................ 122
EAST TIMORESE STILL SUFFER ................................................................................................................. 122
MANDELA AND SUHARTO .......................................................................................................................... 122
FIGHTING FEAR ......................................................................................................................................... 122
IRISH PARTIES IN MOTION ....................................................................................................................... 122
IRISH SEN. DAVID NORRIS TO EUROPEAN AFFAIRS COMMITTEE ............................................................. 123
ARMS AND THE MAN ................................................................................................................................. 123
IRISH SENATE CONDEMNS INDONESIAN OCCUPATION ........................................................................... 123
EVENTS IN BRITAIN................................................................................................................................. 124
TIME ARTICLE INCOMPLETE, INACCURATE................................................................................................ 124
BRITISH ARMS TO TIMOR PROTESTED ..................................................................................................... 124
PARLIAMENTARY MOTION ON RAPPORTEUR’S REPORT ............................................................................ 125
MOD READY TO ACT IN HAWK DEAL ........................................................................................................ 125
THE LONG JOURNEY OF JOSÉ RAMOS HORTA.......................................................................................... 126
QUESTIONS RAISED IN THE HOUSE OF COMMONS .................................................................................. 127
EAST TIMORESE LEADER TELLS OF CONTINUING BOMBING BY INDONESIAN REGIME........................... 127
BRITISH MINISTER TO MEET LEADER OF EAST TIMOR REBELS ............................................................... 127
TIMORESE LEADER HAS POSITIVE MEETING WITH BRITISH MINISTER ................................................ 128
BRITAIN PLAYS DOWN UK MEETING ON TIMOR ................................................................................... 128
TIMORESE LEADER CLAIMS UK SUPPORT............................................................................................. 128
INDONESIAN PRESS REACTION TO HORTA UK VISIT ........................................................................... 128
EXPORT LICENCE GRANTED FOR EXPORT OF ARMOURED PERSONNEL CARRIERS TO INDONESIA......... 129
UK GOVERNMENT STATEMENT ON ALVIS DEAL .................................................................................... 129
TAPOL DEPLORES THE GOVERNMENT’S GO-AHEAD FOR ARMOURED VEHICLE SALES TO INDONESIA 129
BCET PROTESTS ALVIS DEAL................................................................................................................. 129
TIMORESE FEAR OVER BRITISH ARMS SALE ......................................................................................... 130
INDONESIA TANKS DEAL PROTEST....................................................................................................... 130
RTZ TO FORM PARTNERSHIP WITH FREEPORT MCMORAN ........................................................................ 130
EVENTS IN PORTUGAL............................................................................................................................. 131
EAST TIMOR - JUST LIKE MACAO .............................................................................................................. 131
A YEAR OF INCIDENTS .............................................................................................................................. 131
THE TIMORESE GHOST.............................................................................................................................. 131
TIMOR COMMISSION HAS NEW CHAIRMAN .............................................................................................. 132
YOUNG PEOPLE FOR TIMOR...................................................................................................................... 132
EVENTS IN EUROPE................................................................................................................................. 133
TIMOR CONFERENCE IN GERMANY.......................................................................................................... 133
GENERAL FEISAL TANJUNG TO VISIT EUROPE .......................................................................................... 134
BELGIUM’S VANDENBROUCKE: NO TO ARMS FOR INDONESIA ................................................................. 135
MEPS CALL FOR EUROPEAN ARMS CONTROL............................................................................................ 135
FINNISH LEADER RAISES TIMOR IN INDONESIA ...................................................................................... 135
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JOINT STATEMENT OF EAST TIMOR SOLIDARITY GROUPS ........................................................................ 135
AGIR POUR TIMOR REPORT ON ACTIVITIES IN FRANCE............................................................................ 136
INDONESIA WANTS 400 WARSHIPS.......................................................................................................... 137
INTERNATIONAL CAMPAIGN STEPS UP..................................................................................................... 138
HELP BISHOP BELO WIN THE NOBEL PEACE PRIZE................................................................................... 138
BISHOP BELO: A PERSONAL PROFILE BY BISHOP HILTON DEAKIN ...................................................... 138
FRANCE DEFENDS TIMORESE ................................................................................................................... 139
STOP ARMING INDONESIA CAMPAIGN..................................................................................................... 139
SWEDEN MAY BLOCK SUBMARINE SALES TO JAKARTA ............................................................................. 140
SUHARTO TO VISIT DEN MARK, GERMANY................................................................................................. 141
SUHARTO TO VISIT GERMANY .............................................................................................................. 141
EVENTS IN CANADA................................................................................................................................. 141
BRIEF TO CANADA ON UNCHR ................................................................................................................. 141
CANADIAN EAST TIMOR UPDATE #38 ........................................................................................................ 143
EVENTS IN THE UNITED STATES............................................................................................................ 143
MAIL FROM BILL CLINTON......................................................................................................................... 143
EVENTS IN SEATTLE................................................................................................................................... 143
LETTER FROM SENATOR PATTY MURRAY (D-WA)................................................................................... 143
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE 1995 HUMAN RIGHTS COUNTRY REPORT FOR INDONESIA.......................... 144
ALATAS REJECTS AMERICAN CRITICISM .................................................................................................. 154
A.I. CRITICISES WASHINGTON .................................................................................................................. 155
JOHN SHATTUCK INTERVIEWED ............................................................................................................... 155
INDONESIA BUSINESS PROPAGANDA ROAD SHOW TO RE-VISIT U.S........................................................ 156
HELP TEXACO LEARN ABOUT HUMAN RIGHTS.......................................................................................... 156
ACTION ALERT FROM THE EAST TIMOR ACTION NETWORK / U.S. ............................................................. 157
RESOURCES............................................................................................................................................. 158
ELECTRONIC RESOURCES ON EAST TIMOR............................................................................................... 158
RESTRUCTURED INDONESIA-L EMAIL LIST.......................................................................................... 158
ON-LINE HUMAN RIGHTS DATABASE AT UNIV. OF ESSEX..................................................................... 159
WWW SERVICE ON EAST TIMOR ........................................................................................................... 161
UN NOW HAS HUMAN RIGHTS FAX HOT LINE........................................................................................... 161
POSTER FROM EUROPEAN CAMPAIGN AGAINST ARMS TRADE................................................................. 161
IRISH POSTERS AVAILABLE ....................................................................................................................... 161
GINGER BAKER SONG FOR EAST TIMOR .................................................................................................. 161
BIBLIOGRAPHY OF BOOKS AND ARTICLES ON EAST TIMOR.................................................................... 162
MISCELLANEOUS..................................................................................................................................... 165
INTERNATIONAL PEACEKEEPERS PROPOSED IN 1975............................................................................... 165
BRAZIL CONDEMNS INDONESIA WHILE SEEKING TO BOOST TRADE........................................................ 166
ACP-EU ASSEMBLY RESOLUTION ON TIMOR ............................................................................................. 166

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Documents on East Timor from PeaceNet and connected computer networks 36-37: March 13 - June 26, 1995

HISTORICAL ISSUES.................................................................................................................................. 11
THE BALIBO DECLARATIONS - HOW MANY ARE THERE AND WHO WROTE THEM? ......................................11
THE BALIBO DECLARATION.....................................................................................................................12
INDONESIAN TERMS DILI KILLINGS AN “ACCIDENT”..................................................................................15
INVASION OF TIMOR: THE US “ANTENNA”...................................................................................................15
EVENTS IN EAST TIMOR............................................................................................................................ 16
JOURNALIST EXPELLED FROM EAST TIMOR ................................................................................................16
ALL SEEING ARMY HOLDS FORT IN EAST TIMOR.........................................................................................16
UPDATE ON INTERNAL SITUATION OF EAST TIMOR.....................................................................................17
INTERVIEW WITH AUSTRALIAN AMBASSADOR ALLAN TAYLOR................................................................17
NINJA JUSTICE............................................................................................................................................18
DEJA VU ......................................................................................................................................................18
NEW APPROACH IN EAST TIMOR NEEDED ..................................................................................................19
INDONESIA STEPS UP MILITARY PRESENCE IN DILI ...................................................................................20
1995 MAY BE TIMOR WATERSHED................................................................................................................20
ABRI SETS UP GUARD TO DEFEND INTEGRASI ............................................................................................20
TENSION RISES AFTER UN RESCHEDULES TIMORESE TALKS......................................................................21
CIVILIANS TO RECEIVE MILITARY TRAINING...............................................................................................21
REPORT OF US PROTESTANT DELEGATION TO TIMOR.................................................................................21
INDONESIA’S “CLANDESTINE” LISTS ...........................................................................................................22
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Page 2 East Timor Documents, Volumes 36-37. March 13 - June 26, 1995.
TWO EAST TIMOR REBELS KILLED IN SHOOT-OUT......................................................................................22
EARTHQUAKE IN EAST TIMOR ....................................................................................................................22
NURSE FEARED FOR LIFE IN EAST TIMOR ...................................................................................................23
EYEWITNESS REPORT ON OCCUPIED EAST TIMOR.................................................................................23
SOLDIER KILLED IN VIQUEQUE...................................................................................................................24
GUERRILLA CAPTURED ................................................................................................................................24
KILLED IN JAIL UNDER TORTURE - RUMOR FALSE......................................................................................24
FILOMENO DOS SANTOS IS NOT DEAD ..................................................................................................24
INDONESIA REPLACES EAST TIMOR MILITARY COMMANDER .....................................................................25
COL. M. SIMBOLON PLEDGES TO RESPECT HUMAN RIGHTS ..................................................................25
SOCIAL PROBLEMS DOMINATE EAST TIMOR ...............................................................................................26
EAST TIMOR’S REQUEST FOR RIGHTS BRANCH HAILED ..............................................................................26
INDONESIA RIGHTS BODY TO OPEN OFFICE IN EAST TIMOR.................................................................26
PROTESTANT VOICE RAISED IN SUPPORT OF TIMOR ..................................................................................26
STATEMENT OF THE REVEREND ARLINDO MARCAL................................................................................27
POLICE WARN AGAINST PROTESTS DURING TALKS ....................................................................................28
INDONESIA PAPERS LOOK TO PAGE CUTS, PRICE RISES............................................................................28
TEACHING JOBS AT UNTIM..........................................................................................................................28
ALATAS DEFENDS HUMAN-RIGHTS RECORD IN E. TIMOR..........................................................................29
ALATAS SEEKS EAST TIMORESE YOUTH’S SUPPORT IN DILI ........................................................................30
ALI ALATAS: WOULD RAMOS HORTA REALLY DARE TO COME TO EAST TIMOR?...........................................30
RAMOS HORTA COMMENTS ON ALI ALATAS’ DILI INTERVIEW ................................................................31
TIMORESE LIVE IN POVERTY .......................................................................................................................31
INDONESIAN MILITARY ATTACK DILI RELIGIOUS PROCESSION .................................................................32
IMPROVE TIMOR SCENE: ALATAS ................................................................................................................32
RECENT ARRESTS AND OTHER INCIDENTS IN EAST TIMOR........................................................................33
THE “AUTONOMY” QUESTION ................................................................................................................... 33
HOME MINISTER RULES OUT SPECIAL STATUS............................................................................................33
SPECIAL STATUS FOR ET ?...........................................................................................................................33
SUHARTO ‘MOVEMENT’ ON TIMOR?.............................................................................................................34
EAST TIMOR - SUHARTO PROPOSES SPECIAL STATUS.................................................................................34
INDONESIA’S SUHARTO INCREASES AUTONOMY FOR SOME DISTRICTS ....................................................34
‘AUTONOMY’ FOR TIMOR DISTRICT ........................................................................................................34
EAST TIMOR: THE CASE FOR INTEGRATION ................................................................................................34
COMMENT FROM PAULO TEIXEIRA: ........................................................................................................36
LIQUICA KILLINGS REVERBERATE ........................................................................................................... 36
CIVIL SERVANTS IN LIQUICA FACE DISMISSAL ...........................................................................................36
MAJ. GEN. ADANG SPEAKS HIS MIND.........................................................................................................36
TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES: COMMISSION TREADS SOFTLY ON TIMOR KILLINGS ....................................37
RUMOURED DISMISSAL OF 5 OFFICERS OVER LIQUICA..............................................................................38
MILITARY HONOUR COUNCIL VERDICT ON LIQUICA KILLINGS ..................................................................38
INDONESIAN ARMY CHIEF WARNS OF SECURITY THREATS ........................................................................39
INDONESIA COURT-MARTIALING TWO SOLDIERS.......................................................................................39
TWO OFFICERS FACE COURT MARTIALS .................................................................................................39
I KILLED TIMOR SIX: SOLDIER ....................................................................................................................39
LIEUTENANT ADMITS GIVING ORDER TO KILL DETAINEES .........................................................................39
OFFICER FACES JAIL IN TIMOR KILLINGS...................................................................................................40
SOLDIERS FACES SIX YEARS OVER LIQUICA KILLINGS..........................................................................40
SOLDIERS IN LIQUICA KILLING SEEK ACQUITTALS.....................................................................................41
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SOLDIER JAILED OVER LIQUICA KILLING...................................................................................................41
INDONESIAN SOLDIER JAILED FOR EAST TIMOR DEATHS.....................................................................42
XANANA GUSMÃO ACTIVE......................................................................................................................... 42
XANANA’S LETTER TO ASIA-PACIFIC CONFEREN CE ON EAST TIMOR...........................................................42
INDEPENDEN INTERVIEWS XANANA GUSMÃO ............................................................................................43
XANANA GUSMÃO AND THE PRO-DEMOCRACY MOVEMENT...................................................................45
XANANA LETTER TO AKSI ............................................................................................................................46
TO: WENDY ROBERTSON, RESISTANCE SOCIALIST YOUTH ORGANISATION, APRIL 23...........................46
XANANA ILL.................................................................................................................................................46
XANANA GETS CHECK-UP AT CAROLUS.......................................................................................................47
XANANA TO GET CHECK-UP....................................................................................................................47
REUTER ON XANANA CHECK-UP.............................................................................................................47
DETAINED INDEPENDENCE LEADER TRANSFERRED TO HOSPITAL........................................................47
XANANA GUSMÃO HEALTH UPDATE.............................................................................................................48
XANANA WRITES AKSI- EAST TIMOR DAY OF NATIONAL ACTION ................................................................48
XANANA GUSMÃO STATEMENT AT PARLIAMENTARY CONFERENCE.............................................................49
XANANA TO BE INDULTED? .........................................................................................................................54
CLEMENCY FOR XANANA NOT UNDER CONSIDERATION .......................................................................54
RESISTANCE LEADERS MEET AND SPEAK OUT ....................................................................................... 55
A PORTUGUESE CITIZEN (DOMINGOS SARMENTO ALVES INTERVIEW) .......................................................55
STUDENTS TAKE LEAD IN EAST TIMOR RESISTANCE..............................................................................57
CNRM ON DEATH PENALTY FOR FLOR CONTEMPLACION............................................................................58
TIMORESE SUMMIT MEETING......................................................................................................................58
DIPLOMATIC FRONT PREPARES FOR ACTION ..............................................................................................58
TIMORESE RESISTANCE CONFERENCE REINFORCES UNITY ..................................................................59
TIMOR’S INDEPENDENCE: XANANA AND XIMENES MUST BE INVOLVED ....................................................59
‘KEEP STRUGGLING’: THE SPIRIT OF THE EAST TIMORESE UNDERGROUND ..............................................60
ET STUDENT ORGANISATION CALLS FOR SOLIDARITY ................................................................................61
GENEROUS LIES..........................................................................................................................................61
RAMOS HORTA: ALATAS’S ALBATROSS.........................................................................................................63
ALATAS RESPONDS: TALL TALES .............................................................................................................64
BISHOP BELO IN EUROPE ......................................................................................................................... 64
BISHOP BELO TO VISIT PORTUGAL..............................................................................................................64
BELO: INDONESIANS ARE WORSE THAN COMMUNISTS AND ATHEISTS......................................................64
THE SHY BISHOP WITH MANY HEADACHES............................................................................................66
SOARES BACKS EAST TIMOR BISHOP .........................................................................................................67
BELO TO PORTUGAL AND SALZBURG “ON VATICAN ORDERS” ....................................................................67
BELO PRAYS FOR SALZBURG TALKS ............................................................................................................67
XIMENES BELO CAUTIOUS IN MADRID.......................................................................................................68
TIMOR - IN BETWEEN THE LINES ................................................................................................................68
DURÃO’S SECRET MEETING WITH XIMENES BELO ......................................................................................68
PORTUGUESE LANGUAGE DYING OUT IN TIMOR – BISHOP.........................................................................69
BELO: NO RESOURCES TO REINTRODUCE PORTUGUESE LANGUAGE.....................................................69
BISHOP WITH CHARISMA TO UNITE SQUABBLING TIMORESE FACTIONS....................................................71
BELO SEEN AS MISREPRESENTING STRUGGLE AS A RELIGIOUS WAR ...................................................71
JOHN PAUL II ADDRESSES NEW INDONESIAN AMBASSADOR ....................................................................72
EAST TIMORESE PRISONERS AND THEIR TRIALS ................................................................................... 72
COMMISSION FOR HUMAN RIGHTS ASKS FOR REDUCED SENTENCES FOR POLITICAL PRISONERS ..........72
TRIAL OF 13 TIMORESE DEMONSTRATORS STARTED...................................................................................72
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COURT TRIES DEMONSTRATOR ..............................................................................................................72
TIMORESE JAILED FOR JANUARY PROTEST.................................................................................................72
EAST TIMOR DISSIDENTS JAILED ...........................................................................................................72
INDONESIA POLICE ARREST 4 EAST TIMORESE ..........................................................................................73
17 EAST TIMORESE FACE TRIAL ON NINJA ISSUE........................................................................................73
JOSÉ ANTONIO BELO JAILED ......................................................................................................................73
INDONESIAN ‘LEGAL’ PROCESS (J.A. BELO TRIAL)..................................................................................73
30 EAST TIMORESE YOUTHS ARRESTED. .....................................................................................................74
LETTER FROM TIMORESE PRISONERS IN EAST JAVA (MALANG AND SEMARANG) .......................................74
HENRIQUE BELMIRO ON TRIAL ...................................................................................................................75
COURT SENTENCES THREE “NINJAS” TO FIVE MONTHS JAIL......................................................................75
TIMORESE REFUGEES TRY TO GET OUT .................................................................................................. 76
HONG KONG & TIMORESE REFUGEES ........................................................................................................76
THE PASSAGE TO FREEDOM ........................................................................................................................76
700 TIMORESE ASK ASYLUM IN OZ..............................................................................................................77
ABIDIN: NO LONGER CITIZENS..............................................................................................................77
EAST TIMORESE REFUSED ASYLUM ........................................................................................................78
CHINESE BUSINESSMEN LEAVE TIMOR.......................................................................................................78
EAST TIMOR ‘BOAT PEOPLE’ TO DARWIN.....................................................................................................79
NAMES OF YOUNG EAST TIMORESE BOAT PEOPLE SEEKING REFUGE IN AUSTRALIA.............................79
HABIBIE ANGERED BY ARRIVAL OF EAST TIMORESE REFUGEES .................................................................79
EAST TIMOR REFUGEES POSE DILEMMA FOR CANBERRA............................................................................80
RED CROSS WARNS OTHERS MAY FOLLOW EAST TIMORESE......................................................................80
PORTUGAL SAYS E. TIMORESE AT RISK IF RETURNED HOME......................................................................81
DARWIN’S FIGHT FOR REFUGEES................................................................................................................81
EAST TIMORESE BOAT PEOPLE MOVED FROM DARWIN TO ISOLATED LOCATION .......................................81
LETTER TO DARWIN’S IMMIGRATION DEPT. ................................................................................................82
LET THE EAST TIMORESE BOAT PEOPLE STAY!.............................................................................................83
TIMORESE CAN RETURN: ARMY...................................................................................................................83
A BLOOD BOND PAID IN SHAME .................................................................................................................84
EVENTS IN INDONESIA.............................................................................................................................. 84
ARAUJO: “ENOUGH OF ALL THIS SUFFERING...”..........................................................................................84
PERSISTENT THORN IN THE FLESH.............................................................................................................86
SUHARTO’S NEW CRACKDOWN ...................................................................................................................87
MORE STUDENT LEADERS ARRESTED IN INDONESIA.................................................................................88
MARSINAH CASE FRAME-UP FOILED?..........................................................................................................89
MAY DAY MARCHERS BASHED IN INDONESIA ............................................................................................89
POLITICAL TIDE IS TURNING SLOWLY.........................................................................................................89
EAST TIMOR’S YOUTH TRAPPED IN TWILIGHT WORLD ................................................................................90
AN AMERICAN SCHOLAR INTERROGATED ...................................................................................................90
BOB HEFNER ARRESTED BY JAKARTA POLICE........................................................................................90
PORTUGUESE INVITED TO YOUTH MARCH ..................................................................................................91
INDONESIAN PRESS HARASSED................................................................................................................ 91
POLICE RAID AJI .........................................................................................................................................91
IFJ CONDEMNS INDONESIA ‘CAMPAIGN OF INTIMIDATION’..................................................................91
JOURNALISTS’ ARRESTS SIGNAL NEW PRESS CRACKDOWN IN INDONESIA..........................................92
MEDIA AGAINST MEDIA, JOURNALIST AGAINST JOURNALIST.....................................................................92
JOURNALISTS ARRESTED IN JAKARTA ........................................................................................................93
GOVERNMENT ASKS EDITORS TO FIRE AJI JOURNALISTS ..........................................................................93
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BULLETINS VERSUS BULLETS: THE POLITICS OF THE ALTERNATIVE MEDIA IN INDONESIA........................94
IFJ: CRACKDOWN CREATES FEAR ...............................................................................................................95
OPEN LETTER FROM IMPRISONED JOURNALISTS .......................................................................................95
JOURNALISTS WRITE FROM PRISON ......................................................................................................96
PRESS FREEDOM IN INDONESIA DETERIORATING.....................................................................................96
TEMPO WINS CASE AGAINST HARMOKO......................................................................................................97
TEMPO AND PRESS FREEDOM DAY .........................................................................................................97
TEMPO COURT ORDER............................................................................................................................98
THE HAZARDOUS BUSINESS OF JOURNALISM IN INDONESIA....................................................................98
PRAMUDYA’S BOOK ON BURU BANNED .......................................................................................................99
ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF BANNING OF INDONESIAN PUBLICATIONS MARKED ....................................99
PRESS CLOSURES IN INDONESIA ONE YEAR LATER...............................................................................99
OPPRESSION IN WEST PAPUA, FLORES .................................................................................................. 101
MINING PROTESTS MET WITH MASSACRE................................................................................................. 101
MORE KILLINGS OF INDIGENOUS PEOPLE WITHIN THE FREEPORT CONCESSION AREA ......................... 102
KILLINGS AND TORTURE IN FLORES ......................................................................................................... 103
MAUMERE RELIGIOUS PROVOCATIONS................................................................................................ 104
ANTI-CATHOLIC VIOLENCE IN INDONESIA........................................................................................... 104
FLORES RIOTS ...................................................................................................................................... 104
GREENS ATTACK INACTION ON WEST PAPUA KILLINGS ........................................................................... 104
GEORGE ADITJONDRO IN EXILE ............................................................................................................ 105
BORDERING THE UNREPRESENTED: OR, WHY IS THERE A FOURTH WORLD MOVEMENT ?...................... 105
SCHOLAR SPEAKS ON INDONESIAN DEMOCRACY.................................................................................... 106
RE-THINKING THE CONCEPT OF “MELANESIA” ......................................................................................... 107
LBH: ADITJONDRO MAY FACE TRIAL ......................................................................................................... 107
OZ ACADEMICS APPEAL FOR GEORGE ADITJONDRO................................................................................ 107
DEVELOPMENT? YES? HUMAN RIGHTS? NO! ............................................................................................. 108
INDONESIA TO ASK INTERPOL FOR HELP ON ACADEMIC......................................................................... 109
GEORGE ADITJONDRO INTERVIEW........................................................................................................... 110
ACTIVIST HANDOVER REJECTED............................................................................................................... 110
OZ SAYS NO TO GJA ARREST................................................................................................................ 110
TIMOR ACTIVIST IN BI D TO STAY HERE..................................................................................................... 110
CONFLICTING PRESSURES ON ACTIVIST ADITJONDRO ............................................................................ 111
U.N. ACTIVITIES AND RESPONSES .......................................................................................................... 112
INDONESIA CONTESTS UN REPORT ON TIMOR......................................................................................... 112
EYE ON ASIA: “A UN REPORT ON EAST TIMOR; 1991 SHOOTING WAS ‘A PLANNED MILITARY OPERATION’”112
ALATAS-BARROSO MEETING DELAYED ALSO (PROPOSED) ........................................................................ 113
TRIPARTITE UN TALKS ON EAST TIMOR POSTPONED ........................................................................... 113
BOUTROS-GHALI VISITS JAKARTA............................................................................................................. 113
ET LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY DECLARATION TO BOUTROS GHALI .......................................................... 114
SECURITY TIGHTENED FOR BBG VISIT ................................................................................................. 114
UN CHIEF BELIEVES EAST TIMOR TALKS MAKING PROGRESS................................................................... 114
UN SECRETARY OPTIMISTIC ABOUT EAST TIMOR RESOLUTION............................................................ 114
TIMORESE MEET UN SECRETARY-GENERAL .............................................................................................. 114
UN ECONOMIC, SOCIAL AND CULTURAL RIGHTS COMMITTEE DISCUSSES REPORT OF PORTUGAL.......... 115
ALL-INCLUSIVE TIMORESE DIALOGUE................................................................................................... 115
UN BRINGS TIMORESE TOGETHER; MEETING SET FOR APRIL IN SALZBURG ............................................ 115
ABILIO ARAUJO CRITICAL OF UN.............................................................................................................. 115
TIMOR: TALKS IN JEOPARDY..................................................................................................................... 116
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TIMOR TALKS’ PARTICIPANTS .................................................................................................................... 116
ALATAS ON INTER-TIMORESE TALKS......................................................................................................... 116
JAKARTA BACKS TIMOR TALKS DESPITE UN PUSH: ALATAS.................................................................. 116
ANTI-UN DEMONSTRATION IN DILI TOMORROW ...................................................................................... 117
MOVE TO SABOTAGE UN TALKS ............................................................................................................ 117
EAST TIMORESE RALLIED TO OPPOSE TALKS ....................................................................................... 117
ADANG WARNS AGAINST CHAOS IN APRIL ............................................................................................... 117
INDONESIA’S LATEST EAST TIMOR MANOEUVRES: SALZBURG INTRA-TIMORESE MEETING POSTPONED . 117
HORTA: INDONESIA IS NOT INTERESTED IN INTER-TIMORESE TALKS ..................................................... 118
RESISTANCE CHALLENGE TO DURÃO ........................................................................................................ 119
“SETTLEMENT FOR TIMOR - ONLY WITH XANANA AND XIMENES” (RAMOS HORTA) .................................. 119
PORTUGUESE LANGUAGE CITIES CONDEMN TALKS DELAY ...................................................................... 120
CRITICISM AND EXPLANATIONS ............................................................................................................... 120
BELO TO PARTICIPATE IN UN TALKS......................................................................................................... 121
INTERVIEW WITH MARIO CARRASCALÃO .................................................................................................. 121
FORMER EAST TIMOR GOVERNOR ON XANANA.................................................................................... 122
ALL-INCLUSIVE INTRA-EAST-TIMORESE DIALOGUE SCHEDULED FOR 2-5 JUNE IN AUSTRIA.................... 122
INDONESIAN CRITICS TO ATTEND UN’S TIMOR TALKS ............................................................................. 122
EAST TIMORESE WELCOME FRESH TALKS................................................................................................. 123
TIMOR RESISTANCE PESSIMISTIC ABOUT AUSTRIA MEETING .............................................................. 123
AN ASSESSMENT OF “ALL INCLUSIVE INTRA EAST TIMORESE DIALOGUE” ................................................ 123
THREAT TO QUIT AT EAST TIMOR TALKS.................................................................................................... 125
CALL FOR INDONESIA PULLOUT AT EAST TIMOR TALKS............................................................................ 125
FORMER TIMORESE ENEMIES MAKE PEACE.............................................................................................. 126
EAST TIMOR ACTIVISTS UPBEAT AFTER TALKS IN AUSTRIA........................................................................ 126
E TIMOR TALKS RESULT IN CONSENSUS................................................................................................... 126
INTRA-EAST TIMORESE DIALOGUE ADOPTS ‘BURG SCHLAINING DECLARATION’ ..................................... 127
TIMOR DIALOG ENDS, MORE TALKS AHEAD.............................................................................................. 127
LOPES DA CRUZ ON TALKS........................................................................................................................ 128
ALATAS CAUTIOUS ON NEW TIMOR DIALOG PROSPECTS.......................................................................... 128
ALATAS ON TALKS................................................................................................................................. 128
ALATAS: NO LOSER IN EAST TIMOR DIALOG......................................................................................... 128
LOPES DA CRUZ: “I WAS CHEATED BY RAMOS HORTA” ............................................................................. 129
ETRA REPORT ON AUSTRIA EAST TIMOR MEETING.................................................................................... 129
CNRM STATEMENT ON INTRA-EAST TIMORESE DIALOGUE AND ‘BURG SCHLAINING’ DECLARATION ....... 132
SELF CONFIDENCE VITAL OVER E TIMOR.................................................................................................. 132
EAST TIMOR NEGOTIATIONS COULD NOW BE ENTERING DECISIVE PHASE ............................................. 133
TIMOR GAP OIL AND OTHER CORPORATE INTERESTS .......................................................................... 133
MORE OIL DISCOVERIES IN TIMOR GAP ................................................................................................... 133
PETROZ: RELYING ON EAST TIMOR’S OIL.................................................................................................. 134
RTZ LINKS UP WITH FREEPORT: A MARRIAGE MADE IN HADES ................................................................ 134
CHURCH INVESTORS LOST IN RTZ’S MORASS........................................................................................... 135
CLAIMS OF BHP OFFER OF AID FOR TIMOR............................................................................................... 136
AUSTRALIA, THE TIMOR GAP AND THE WORLD COURT............................................................................. 136
CODDLING INDONESIA IN THE NAME OF BUSINESS ........................................................................... 138
TEXACO ANNUAL SHAREHOLDER MEETING REPORT ................................................................................ 139
EVENTS IN AUSTRALIA............................................................................................................................ 141
CLOSER AUSTRALIA-INDONESIA TIES BUOY IPTN BID............................................................................. 141
INDONESIANS AND AUSTRALIANS IN JOINT MILITARY EXERCISES.......................................................... 141
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EAST TIMOR CAMPAIGN IN AUSTRALIA PICKS UP PACE............................................................................ 141
INDONESIANS IN DARWIN........................................................................................................................ 141
AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMEN T SUPPORTS CONVICTED MURDERER ............................................................. 142
PANJAITAN VISITING AUSTRALIA.......................................................................................................... 142
PANJAITAN VISIT A DISGRACE ............................................................................................................. 143
PROTEST FOR EAST TIMOR........................................................................................................................ 143
END THE ATROCITY IN EAST TIMOR......................................................................................................... 143
AUSTRALIA PART OF JAKARTA’S TIMOR WAR EFFORT................................................................................ 144
“ORDER OF AUSTRALIA” FOR ALI ALATAS .................................................................................................. 145
AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMEN T SHAMELESSLY SUCKS UP TO ALATAS....................................................... 145
ARAUJO TO MEET WITH EVANS AT THE HAGUE ......................................................................................... 145
OZ SUBSIDY TO ICRC IN ET....................................................................................................................... 145
DARWIN ANZAC DAY INCLUDES EAST TIMORESE ..................................................................................... 145
ANZAC DAY IN DARWIN (HATUDO DALAN REMEMBERED).................................................................... 146
ADELAIDE CAMPAIGN FOR EAST TIMOR TAKES OFF.................................................................................. 146
PROTEST AGAINST HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS...................................................................................... 146
MELBOURNE RALLY FOR EAST TIMOR ...................................................................................................... 147
CONFERENCE: PEACEMAKING INITIATIVES FOR EAST TIMOR................................................................... 147
RALLIES DEMAND: FREE EAST TIMOR, END MILITARY TIES! .................................................................... 147
MANTIRI AS INDON. AMBASSADOR TO AUSTRALIA ................................................................................... 148
INDONS OPPRESSIVE: EVANS................................................................................................................... 149
PICKET HABIBIE ON AUSTRALIAN TOUR .................................................................................................... 149
TOP INDONESIAN FLIES TO PERTH ...................................................................................................... 150
OVER 120 PICKET HABI BIE ON HIS ARRIVAL IN AUSTRALIA ................................................................. 151
BUILDING A STRONGER MOVEMENT FOR EAST TIMOR ............................................................................. 151
JAIL FOR TIMOR ACTION ........................................................................................................................... 152
DARWIN CONFERENCE: INDONESIA AND REGIONAL CONFLICT RESOLUTION ........................................ 152
TIMOR ACTIVISTS APPEAL HARSH SENTENCE........................................................................................... 152
NT STUDENT UNION ‘ADOPTS’ EAST TIMOR PRISONERS........................................................................... 153
MELBOURNE DEMO FOR EVANS AND INDONESIAN AMBASSADOR ........................................................... 153
EAST TIMOR, ASIA-PACIFIC RALLY TO OPEN RESISTANCE CONFERENCE ................................................. 153
NEW INDONESIAN AMBASSADOR TO OZ - EVANS STATEMENTS ............................................................... 154
EVENTS IN AOTEAROA ............................................................................................................................ 154
MCKINNON TO LOOK INTO ACTION ON INDONESIA ................................................................................ 154
ETIC SUPPORTS EFFORT TO COLLECT TODD AWARD ................................................................................ 154
EVENTS IN ASIA....................................................................................................................................... 155
INDONESIA-MALAYSIA AIRCRAFT SWAP .................................................................................................... 155
EAST TIMOR RAISED AT DINNER IN BEIJING............................................................................................ 155
EVENTS IN AFRICA .................................................................................................................................. 155
CHANGING TIMES - MAPUTO’S RENEWED INTEREST IN EAST TIMOR ....................................................... 155
MANDELA’S STRANGE LINKS TO HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSER........................................................................ 156
EDITORIAL: GOING CHEAP: A FOREIGN POLICY .................................................................................. 157
SOUTH AFRICA - EAST TIMOR SOLIDARITY GROUP ................................................................................... 157
EVENTS IN BRITAIN................................................................................................................................. 158
TIMORESE STUDENT HONOURED.............................................................................................................. 158
DIRECT ACTION TO STOP HAWK FIGHTER AIRCRAFT LEAVING FOR INDONESIA...................................... 158
ACTION TO SUPPORT CHRIS COLE ....................................................................................................... 158
PLOUGHSHARES ACTIVIST SENTENCED TO SIX MONTHS .................................................................... 158
UK PACIFIST JAILED FOR ANNOYING BRITISH AEROSPACE................................................................. 159
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PROTESTS AT BRITISH AEROSPACE AGM PRESS REPORTS........................................................................ 159
MORE BLOOD FOR BAE......................................................................................................................... 160
DIE-IN LINKS LONDON WITH EAST TIMOR........................................................................................... 160
PILGER SAYS AUSTRALIAN LEADERS APOLOGISTS FOR BIG POWERS....................................................... 161
EVENTS IN PORTUGAL............................................................................................................................. 161
SPANISH LABELS ON INDONESIAN PINEAPPLE......................................................................................... 161
INDONESIAN COMPUTER COMPONENTS REJECTED BY PARLIAMENT....................................................... 161
SUHARTO’S DAUGHTER PAYS FOR “LUSO-INDONESIA” EVENING............................................................. 161
THE MEMORY OF TIMOR............................................................................................................................ 162
INDONESIA ROCKS THE CRADLE .............................................................................................................. 162
EAST TIMOR AND THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY ............................................................................... 163
EAST TIMOR COULD BE CATALYST FOR INDONESIAN CHANGE – MINISTER......................................... 164
ANDERSON: MEMORIES, PREDICTIONS AND THE MAGIC NAME............................................................... 165
TIMOR ON THE MAP (JOURNADAS ENDS).................................................................................................. 166
YENI DAMAYANTI: XANANA HERO TO INDONESIA’S YOUTH .................................................................... 166
PORTUGUESE NATIONAL BANK FINANCED MANUEL MACEDO .................................................................. 167
PORTUGUESE SCHOOL IN JAKARTA AND OTHER PIFA FOLKLORE ............................................................ 168
TIMORESE WANT TO JOIN THE UCCLA...................................................................................................... 168
BASE STRATEGIES ..................................................................................................................................... 168
EXPO 98 - INDONESIA NOT INVITED ......................................................................................................... 169
NO MUSIC IN INDONESIA......................................................................................................................... 169
SUHARTO REAPS PROFITS......................................................................................................................... 169
LISBON DOUBTS JAKARTA WILL CHANGE POLICIES ................................................................................. 169
WHEN TO LEARN IS TO RESIST ................................................................................................................. 169
THE NEXT STEPS - AMBITIONS PLANS.................................................................................................. 170
PORTUGUESE DOORS OPEN TO INDONESIANS ........................................................................................ 170
PORTUGUESE DOCTORS MAY BOYCOTT WMA MEETING IN INDONESIA ................................................... 171
PORTUGUESE MEP JOÃO SOARES INDIGNANT......................................................................................... 172
NUNO ROCHA CRITICAL OF JAKARTA........................................................................................................ 172
WORLD PARLIAMENTARIANS MEET IN LISBON ......................................................................................... 172
PARLIAMENTARIANS WANT GUSMÃO FREED ........................................................................................ 173
PARLIAMENTARIANS ON SRI BINTANG PAMUNGKAS............................................................................ 173
INTERNATIONAL INTER-PARLIAMENTARY CONFERENCE “LISBON DECLARATION” .............................. 173
EVENTS IN IRELAND................................................................................................................................ 175
PILGER GETS AWARD FROM DUBLIN CITY UNIVERSITY ............................................................................ 175
PROTEST AT AUSTRALIAN EMBASSY IN DUBLIN ........................................................................................ 175
IRISH HIT AUSTRALIA ON TIMOR RIGHTS ............................................................................................ 175
IRISH DEMOCRATIC LEFT MOTION............................................................................................................ 175
IRISH TO PROTEST HABIBI ........................................................................................................................ 175
INDONESIAN AMBASSADOR IN IRELAND............................................................................................. 175
ENVOY AVOIDS TIMOR PROTEST.......................................................................................................... 176
HABIBIE IN IRELAND............................................................................................................................ 176
HUMAN RIGHTS AND WRONGS IN EAST TIMOR ................................................................................... 176
IRISH MEP LINKS EU GRANT TO RIGHTS IN INDONESIA.......................................................................... 177
IRISH SENATE TO DEBATE LISBON DECLARATION .................................................................................... 177
NORRIS CALLS FOR TRIBUNAL ON EAST TIMOR GENOCIDE ..................................................................... 177
EVENTS IN GERMANY - AND RETALIATION............................................................................................. 178
SUHARTO UNWELCOME IN WEIMAR.......................................................................................................... 178
GERMAN CITY DECLARES SUHARTO UNWELCOME GUEST ................................................................... 178
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PROTESTS AT THE HANOVER INDUSTRIAL FAIR........................................................................................ 178
PASTORS WRITE TO KOHL......................................................................................................................... 178
DRESDEN’S ROWDY WELCOME FOR SUHARTO ......................................................................................... 179
SUHARTO’S TROUBLES IN DRESDEN .................................................................................................... 179
SUHARTO’S VISIT TO DRESDEN ................................................................................................................. 179
PROTESTS AROUSE JAKARTA ANGER ........................................................................................................ 180
SUHARTO DIRECTLY THREATENS DISSIDENTS..................................................................................... 180
ASAHI ON SUHARTO’S CRACKDOWN......................................................................................................... 181
PROTESTERS ‘INSANE,’ SAYS SUHARTO .................................................................................................... 181
OPPOSITION THREATENED WITH JAIL IN INDONESIA.............................................................................. 181
GOENAWAN, BINTANG DENY INVOLVEMENT IN GERMAN PROTEST ......................................................... 182
BINTANG SUMMONED BY POLICE ............................................................................................................. 183
INDONESIA POLICE TO QUESTION MP ON TUESDAY............................................................................ 183
INDONESIAN MP FACES POSSIBLE DEFAMATION CHARGE .................................................................. 183
BINTANG INVITATION CONFIRMED ........................................................................................................... 183
INTERVIEWS YENI & OLTMANS ................................................................................................................. 183
GOVERNMENT ATTACKS INDIVIDUALS FOR DEMONSTRATIONS IN GERMANY ......................................... 184
PAMUNGKAS MP NAMED AS ‘SUSPECT’ ..................................................................................................... 184
SRI BINTANG PAMUNGKAS MP: FEAR OF ARREST................................................................................. 184
SUHARTO RETALIATES AGAINST CRITICS: OFFI CIAL REACTIONS TO DEMONSTRATIONS IN GERMANY.... 185
BINTANG TO FACE POLICE THURSDAY ...................................................................................................... 188
BINTANG QUESTIONING BOGGED DOWN ............................................................................................ 188
SRI BINTANG, SRITEX, AND HARMOKO:.................................................................................................... 189
ECONOMY, TRADE AND THE OMISSION OF HUMAN RIGHTS .................................................................. 190
THE CHARGES AGAINST SRI BINTANG..................................................................................................... 192
EVENTS IN EUROPE................................................................................................................................. 192
BUSINESS DEALS BETWEEN MADRID AND JAKARTA................................................................................. 192
SPAIN’S HIGHEST AWARD SECRETLY PRESENTED TO INDONESIAN GENERAL......................................... 192
MEETING TODAY IN FRANCE - EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT-INDONESIA FRIENDSHIP GROUP...................... 193
EUROPEAN PARLIAMENTARY MISSION TO ET............................................................................................ 193
THE OTHER SIDE OF PARADISE - DUTCH ACTIONS................................................................................... 193
(WARSHIP) MARKETING OPPORTUNITIES IN SOUTHEAST ASIA................................................................. 194
BELGIUM - INDONESIA MILITARY RELATIONS........................................................................................... 194
TOWARD A EUROPEAN ARMS TRADE CODE............................................................................................... 195
REPORT: EAST TIMORESE SPEAKING TOUR IN FRANCE............................................................................ 195
EVENTS IN CANADA................................................................................................................................. 195
BELLA’S STORY: EAST TIMORESE WOMAN SPEAKS OUT FOR JUSTICE....................................................... 195
CANADIAN EAST TIMOR UPDATE #40 ........................................................................................................ 196
CANADIAN EAST TIMOR UPDATE #41 ........................................................................................................ 197
ENJOY THE SHOE MUSEUM, BUT ... ... BOYCOTT BATA SHOES! ................................................................. 197
CANADA ABANDONS HUMAN RIGHTS TRADITIONS................................................................................... 198
HALIFAX G-7 SUMMIT AND EAST TIMOR ACTIONS..................................................................................... 198
EVENTS IN THE UNITED STATES............................................................................................................. 198
CONGRESSMEMBERS WRITE CLINTON ..................................................................................................... 198
SENATE LETTER .................................................................................................................................... 199
FERRARO: DESPITE PROGRESS, UNHRC WORK “FAR FROM BEING DONE”............................................... 199
ASIA PACIFIC CENTER FORMED IN WASHINGTON; SEEKS EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR ................................... 200
WINSTON LORD: VOLUNTARY BUSINESS PRINCIPLES COMING IN ‘NEAR FUTURE’ .................................. 200
WINSTON LORD CALLS FOR IMET ............................................................................................................. 201
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TIMOR BIG PROBLEM FOR INDONESIA ..................................................................................................... 201
CONGRESS SLAMS US HR POLICY............................................................................................................. 202
U.S. PLEDGES TO SELL MILITARY EQUIPMENT TO JAKARTA...................................................................... 202
U.S. KEEN TO SELL WEAPONS TO INDONESIA...................................................................................... 202
IMET FOR INDONESIA IN 1996? ............................................................................................................ 202
INDONESIA WELCOMES U.S. PLANS ON WEAPONS SALES ................................................................... 203
SHATTUCK: ASIAN SOCIETIES SHIFTING AWAY FROM AUTHORITARIANS ................................................. 203
ETAN OPPOSES RENEWED MILITARY TRAINING AND ARMS SALES TO INDONESIA.................................. 206
U.S. OFFICIALS EXHIBIT DICHOTOMY IN POLICY ON INDONESIA AND HUMAN RIGHTS .......................... 206
ALATAS: WE WILL NOT BEG ....................................................................................................................... 207
EX-SECRETARY OF STATE BAKER SAYS US POLICY ON EAST TIMOR “A MISTAKE” ..................................... 207
IMET: THE US CONGRESS IS OBSTINATE, NOT THE GOVERNMENT........................................................... 208
COMPROMISING HUMAN RIGHTS ............................................................................................................. 208
METHODIST RESOLUTION ON EAST TIMOR............................................................................................... 209
ARMS AND THE MAN (SOLARZ).................................................................................................................. 209
THE BUDDY SYSTEM: CLINTON WANTS TO RESUME MILITARY TRAINING FOR INDONESIA...................... 209
U.S. HUMAN RIGHTS OFFICIAL VISITS EAST TIMOR .................................................................................. 210
US RIGHTS OFFICIAL QUESTIONS TIMOR KILLINGS............................................................................. 210
SHATTUCK - REDUCE TROOPS, GIVE AUTONOMY................................................................................. 210
U.S. RIGHTS OFFICIAL SEEKS TROOP CUTS IN TIMOR ......................................................................... 211
SHATTUCK SEES REASONS FOR ENCOURAGEMENT, CONCERN IN INDONESIA................................... 211
VOA EDITORIAL: SHATTUCK IN INDONESIA ......................................................................................... 214
NO SCHOLARSHIPS FOR INDONESIA’S SOLDIERS.................................................................................... 214
AI: NO IMET FOR INDONESIA.................................................................................................................... 215
SEN. LEAHY: A CHANCE FOR JUSTICE IN EAST TIMOR.............................................................................. 215
F-16 SALE TO INDONESIA GAINS WIDER SUPPORT................................................................................... 215
SENATE COMMITTEE PASSES FEINGOLD AMENDMENT ON INDONESIA.................................................... 215
US SENATE RESTRICTS ARMS SALES TO INDONESIA............................................................................ 216
AI ON US MILITARY AID TO INDONESIA.................................................................................................... 216
U.S. REBUKED FOR INCREASING ARMS SALES TO INDONESIA............................................................ 217
U.S. LEADS IN ARMS SALES TO CONFLICT ZONES..................................................................................... 217
PROTESTS AT INDONESIA BUSINESS FORUM IN SAN FRANCISCO............................................................ 218
CALIFORNIA CLERGY CHALLENGE INDONESIAN TRADE OFFICIALS..................................................... 219
BACKGROUND ON EAST TIMOR AND US POLICY....................................................................................... 219
INDONESIAN AIRCRAFT TO BE BUILT IN ALABAMA.................................................................................... 221
URGE CONGRESS TO SUPPORT EAST TIMOR: NO IMET FOR INDONESIA.................................................. 221
PORTUGUESE CONGRESSIONAL CAUCUS LETTER ................................................................................ 222
LOWEY DENOUNCES AID TO INDONESIA............................................................................................. 224
INDONESIA’S LOBBYING EFFORTS ON IMET ............................................................................................. 224
SUHARTO ON FOREIGN AID ...................................................................................................................... 225
PETITION ON WORKER RIGHTS TO THE U.S. TRADE REPRESENTATIVE .................................................... 225
AUSSIES ATTACK US OVER EAST TIMOR .................................................................................................... 229
AN IRISHMAN’S DAIRY .............................................................................................................................. 229
COMMENT FROM REV. MAX SURJADINATA........................................................................................... 230
ROBERT BARRY STATEMENTS .................................................................................................................... 230
RESOURCES............................................................................................................................................. 230
DEATH OF A NATION ON BBC WORLD SERVICE TV.................................................................................... 230
NEW SERVICE PROFILES US/INDON TRADE ............................................................................................. 230
NEW INDONESIAN INFORMATION RESOURCE: INTEL............................................................................... 231
IPJET BOOK ON INTERNATIONAL LAW AND EAST TIMOR.......................................................................... 232
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THE AUSTRALIAN: TWO BOOK LAUNCHES AND A LECTURE....................................................................... 233
NEW WORLD COUNCIL OF CHURCHES PUBLICATION ............................................................................... 234
MANUFACTURING CONSENT TO BE ON 27 US PUBLIC TV STATIONS ......................................................... 234
INDONESIAN GOVERNMEN T TO PUBLISH BOOK ON EAST TIMOR............................................................. 234

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Documents on East Timor from PeaceNet and connected computer networks 4, Nov. 25-28, 1991

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

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

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Documents on East Timor from PeaceNet and connected computer networks 6, Dec. 10-16, 1991

EAST TIMOR - COLONIZING A COLONY (ASA NEWS).................................................................................................................. 3
THE LAND, THE PEOPLE......................................................................................................................................................................... 3
WIND OF CHANGE................................................................................................................................................................................... 3
INDONESIAN INVASION ......................................................................................................................................................................... 3
INSIDE EAST TIMOR................................................................................................................................................................................ 4
TIME FOR ACTION................................................................................................................................................................................... 4
EAST TIMOR MASSACRE (ASA NEWS ADDENDUM)...................................................................................................................... 4
DEPUTY CHIEF FOR MILITARY INTELLIGENCE LEADING TEAM TO INVESTIGATE DEMONSTRATION IN DILI............... 5
COMMANDER OF THE INDONESIAN ARMED FORCES: DON'T MEDDLE IN INDONESIA'S INTERNAL AFFAIRS.................. 5
DILI RIOT WAS PLANNED -- SUDOMO...................................................................................................................................................... 5
CARRASCALAO 'KOMPAS' INTERVIEW .................................................................................................................................................... 6
ALI ALATAS: WE SHOULD WAIT FOR THE RESULTS OF THE INVESTIGATING TEAM................................................................ 7
INVESTIGATIVE TEAM TO BE FORMED IN CONNECTION WITH EAST TIMOR RIOT.................................................................. 7
UNITED CHURCH OF CANADA: CUT AID!............................................................................................................................................... 8
STATEMENT OF THE BISHOPS' CONFERENCE OF INDONESIA (BCI) ON THE INCIDENT IN EAST TIMOR............................. 8
BISHOPS' CONFERENCE OF INDONESIA, SIGNED ............................................................................................................................ 9
FEAR STALKS EAST TIMOR (ASIAWEEK)................................................................................................................................................. 9
A LEGACY OF SUFFERING (ASIAWEEK)................................................................................................................................................. 10
PROBOSUTEJO SUSPENDS INVESTMENT PLANS IN EAST TIMOR .................................................................................................. 10
DILI TRADERS INCOME DWINDLING SINCE BLOODY 12 NOV. INCIDENT (JAKARTA POST).................................................. 10
MINEWATCH CONDEMNS INDONESIA'S 'SAVAGE COLONIALISM ................................................................................................. 11
TIMOR REBELS SPURN HAWKE................................................................................................................................................................ 11
MOTHER SEARCHES FOR HER SON (KOMPAS) .................................................................................................................................... 11
52 U.S. SENATORS WRITE BUSH............................................................................................................................................................... 11
VERY MANY VICTIMS OF THE DILI INCIDENT ARE STILL IN HOSPITAL (PELITA) .................................................................... 12
WAITING FOR THE DILI INQUIRY (ASIAWEEK).................................................................................................................................... 12
CLOSING DOWN A LEFTOVER FROM PORTUGAL (TEMPO)............................................................................................................. 13
INDONESIA ATTACKS THE NATION (BANGKOK)............................................................................................................................... 13
WHO IS CIETACT?......................................................................................................................................................................................... 13
NAIRN MASSACRE ACCOUNT (NEW YORKER) .................................................................................................................................... 14
CHURCH URGES END TO TIMOR SHAME (AGE).................................................................................................................................. 15
ALP: ARMS SALES TO INDONESIA “MUST STOP” (AUSTRALIAN) .................................................................................................. 15
GENERAL TRY "KNOWS THE MASTERMIND" (JAKARTA POST)..................................................................................................... 15
TIMOR: ALATAS ISOLATED AT OIC? (LISBON CAPITAL).................................................................................................................. 15
LBH LASHES ARMY (TFI)............................................................................................................................................................................ 16
EAST TIMOR DISCUSSED IN THE BRITISH COMMONS...................................................................................................................... 16
NGO’S INVESTIGATED IN INDONESIA.................................................................................................................................................... 16
STOP ARMING INDONESIA (ACT)............................................................................................................................................................ 17
CANADA CUTS AID...................................................................................................................................................................................... 17
ACTION REPORT: CANADA....................................................................................................................................................................... 17
U.S. CONDEMNS ARMY AGAIN ................................................................................................................................................................ 17
STATE DEPARTMENT BRIEFING, DEC. 9: ........................................................................................................................................ 17
TIMOR CLOSING UP AGAIN?..................................................................................................................................................................... 18
WHITLAM CRITICIZES HAWKE................................................................................................................................................................ 18
East Timor Document Collection, Volume 6. Page 2 Dec. 10-16, 1991
WIRE SERVICE DIGEST 10 DEC................................................................................................................................................................... 18
SUHARTO LEAVES SENEGAL............................................................................................................................................................... 18
PORTUGAL: NO ISLAMIC MEDIATOR.............................................................................................................................................. 18
SOARES TALKS WITH BELGIAN KING.............................................................................................................................................. 19
PORTUGUESE AVIATION UNION BOYCOTT................................................................................................................................... 19
SINTONG PANJAITAN DEFENDS COMMANDER........................................................................................................................... 19
TROOPS RE-ENACT MASSACRE ......................................................................................................................................................... 19
MASSACRE PROMPTS CUT IN CANADIAN AID TO INDONESIA (TORONTO STAR)................................................................... 19
WHITLAM BLASTS HAWKE ON TIMOR (AUSTRALIAN)................................................................................................................... 19
AUSTRALIAN URANIUM TO INDONESIA?............................................................................................................................................. 20
INDONESIA THREATENS SUBVERSION TRIALS?.................................................................................................................................. 20
DEMONSTRATION IN LONDON ON TIMOR.......................................................................................................................................... 20
AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL ELECTRONIC URGENT ACTION......................................................................................................... 21
RECOMMENDED ACTION:................................................................................................................................................................... 21
APPEALS TO:............................................................................................................................................................................................ 22
COPIES TO:............................................................................................................................................................................................... 22
CANADA CUTS OFF $30 MILLION IN AID TO INDONESIA................................................................................................................. 22
SANCTIONS AGAINST MASSACRE LEAVE SOME PROGRAMS UNTOUCHED ........................................................................ 22
REPORT: DEMO AT INDONESIAN U.N. MISSION DEC. 10................................................................................................................... 22
TODAY IS INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS DAY. .................................................................................................................... 23
ORGANIZING U.S. -TIMOR SOLIDARITY GROUP................................................................................................................................. 23
EAST TIMOR PROTEST IN GERMANY (TAPOL).................................................................................................................................... 23
AMBASSADORS PUT ON THE SPOT .................................................................................................................................................. 23
MAASTRICHT VIDEO DEM O ..................................................................................................................................................................... 24
TIMOR GAP TREATY TO BE SIGNED....................................................................................................................................................... 24
MILITARY “CONCESSIONS” ....................................................................................................................................................................... 24
AID CUTS, 'NO EFFECT' ............................................................................................................................................................................... 25
THE GENOCIDAL BEGINNINGS OF PRESIDENT SUHARTO (GREEN LEFT).................................................................................... 25
STUDENTS TO MAASTRICHT, MARIO SOARES SPEECH (PUBLICO)............................................................................................... 25
BBC ON THE TERROR IN DILI.................................................................................................................................................................... 26
JAPAN'S BISHOPS WRITE TO BISHOP BELO AND U.N......................................................................................................................... 26
MALAYSIA PUBLIC MEETING CONDEMNS MASSACRE.................................................................................................................... 27
STATEMENT OF CONDEMNATION................................................................................................................................................... 27
‘SECRET MASS GRAVES’ SEARCH ............................................................................................................................................................ 27
PORTUGUESE MEDIA DEC.12.................................................................................................................................................................... 27
TIMOR GAP OIL EXPLORATIONS TO START (PUBLICO)............................................................................................................. 27
PORTUGUESE UNIONS MOURN ......................................................................................................................................................... 28
PORTUGUESE PARLIAMENTARIANS GO ABROAD ...................................................................................................................... 28
RESISTANCE FEARS ARMY THREATS............................................................................................................................................... 28
PORTUGUESE AMBASSADOR MEETS GHALI................................................................................................................................. 28
SOEHARTO: TO HELL WITH YOUR AID .................................................................................................................................................. 28
“NO MORE BODIES?” ................................................................................................................................................................................... 28
SCHOOLGIRL DESCRIBES SLAUGHTER................................................................................................................................................... 28
INDONESIA LOSES 'CREDIBILITY' ............................................................................................................................................................. 29
TIMOR GAP OIL CONTRACTS LET........................................................................................................................................................... 29
SOEHARTO CALLED 'SOFTIE'..................................................................................................................................................................... 29
TOKYO HUNGER STRIKE............................................................................................................................................................................ 29
MORE GRAVEDIGGING UNWITNESSED?................................................................................................................................................ 29
TRIALS FOR 21 TIMORESE STUDENTS.................................................................................................................................................... 30
AID CUT TO INDONESIA NOT ENOUGH, CANADIAN TIMOR SUPPORTERS SAY (ETAN)......................................................... 30
CUT OFF ARMS TO INDONESIA (TORONTO STAR)............................................................................................................................. 30
DENMARK CUTS OFF NEW AID............................................................................................................................................................... 31
PORTUGUESE MEDIA DEC. 13................................................................................................................................................................... 31
COMMEMORATION IN SANTA CRUZ CEMETERY....................................................................................................................... 31
PORTUGUESE UNIONS’ MINUTE OF SILENCE................................................................................................................................ 31
PORTUGUESE NEWSPAPER & ARTISTS SUPPORT TIMOR........................................................................................................... 31
AI CANNOT CONFIRM EXECUTION RUMORS............................................................................................................................... 31
BELO FOR NOBEL PEACE PRIZE? ....................................................................................................................................................... 31
DEATH IN TIMOR......................................................................................................................................................................................... 31
ARMY DAMAGES INDONESIA IMAGE.................................................................................................................................................... 31
THERE MUST BE AN INDEPENDENT TEAM .......................................................................................................................................... 31
East Timor Document Collection, Volume 6. Page 3 Dec. 10-16, 1991
VATICAN ENVOY IN DILI! .......................................................................................................................................................................... 32
CAMPAIGN TO RELEASE 52 EAST TIMORESE DUE TO GO ON TRIAL (TAPOL)........................................................................... 32
WHICH HEADS WILL ROLL? ....................................................................................................................................................................... 32
TRY SUTRISNO IN PERIL?..................................................................................................................................................................... 33
TIMOR GAP CONTRACTS DENOUNCED (IPS) ....................................................................................................................................... 33
EAST TIMOR: THE NOVEMBER 12 MASSACRE AND ITS AFTERMATH (ASIA WATCH REPORT)............................................ 33

  1. INTRODUCTION ................................................................................................................................................................................. 33
  2. LEAD-UP TO THE DEMONSTRATION........................................................................................................................................... 33
  3. THE MASSACRE.................................................................................................................................................................................. 34
  4. THE PUBLIC ACCOUNTS.................................................................................................................................................................. 34
  5. TROOP MOVEMENTS........................................................................................................................................................................ 36
  6. THE IMMEDIATE AFTERMATH..................................................................................................................................................... 36
  7. THE DEATH TOLL .............................................................................................................................................................................. 36
  8. INVESTIGATIONS............................................................................................................................................................................... 37
  9. DOMESTIC REACTION...................................................................................................................................................................... 37
  10. DEMONSTRATIONS AND ARRESTS............................................................................................................................................. 38
  11. INTERNATIONAL REACTION........................................................................................................................................................ 38
    The United Nations............................................................................................................................................................................... 38
    The European Community.................................................................................................................................................................... 39
    Bilateral European actions..................................................................................................................................................................... 39
    Japan...................................................................................................................................................................................................... 39
    The United States.................................................................................................................................................................................. 39
    Canada ................................................................................................................................................................................................... 39
    Australia ................................................................................................................................................................................................ 39
    Guinea-Bissau........................................................................................................................................................................................ 39
  12. RECOMMENDATIONS..................................................................................................................................................................... 40
    APPENDIX 1:BISHOP BELO'S ACCOUNT OF THE 28 OCTOBER INCIDENT .............................................................................. 40
    OFFICIAL STATEMENT......................................................................................................................................................................... 40
    APPENDIX 2: EXTRACT FROM FOREIGN MINISTRY REPORT ................................................................................................... 41
    INCIDENT OF NOVEMBER 12 .............................................................................................................................................................. 41
    CONCLUSIONS......................................................................................................................................................................................... 41
    APPENDIX 3: EAST TIMORESE STUDENTS ARRESTED AFTER NOVEMBER 19...................................................................... 42
    FOR MORE INFORMATION ................................................................................................................................................................. 42

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

FINALLY KPN 'SURRENDERS' AND AGREES TO ANSWER JOURNALISTS...................................................................................3
EAST TIMOR QUESTION IN BUNDESTAG.................................................................................................................................................3
KILLINGS BREED ANTIPATHY IN EAST TIMOR......................................................................................................................................4
RESIDUE OF RESENTMENT ....................................................................................................................................................................4
NECESSARY CHANGES.............................................................................................................................................................................4
'PROSPERITY APPROACH'.......................................................................................................................................................................5
UNITARY STATE.......................................................................................................................................................................................5
FEW HEADLINES........................................................................................................................................................................................5
HASN'T WORKED ......................................................................................................................................................................................6
INDONESIA, AUSTRALIA HIT OVER OIL EXPLOITATION ACCORDS................................................................................................6
'DISTURBING NGO' TRAVEL BAN?..............................................................................................................................................................6
FOREIGN FIRMS KEEN TO INVEST IN EAST TIMOR ..............................................................................................................................7
AUSTRIAN, GERMAN MPS TO VISIT INDONESIA...................................................................................................................................7
CARRASCALAO SAYS NO SECOND DECOLONISATION IN EAST TIMOR .........................................................................................7
EAST TIMOR DEMONSTRATIONS BANNED ............................................................................................................................................7
TROCAIRE CALLS FOR [IRISH] GOVERNMENT ACTION ON EAST TIMOR......................................................................................8
EAST TIMOR: WORKERS OCCUPY PAPAL MISSION TO PROTEST MASSACRE...............................................................................8
CHANGE IN EAST TIMOR -- NOW OR NEVER...........................................................................................................................................8
EXTRACTS FROM PUBLICO (LISBON) - 19 DEC 91..................................................................................................................................9
PORTUGESE PROTESTORS OCCUPY PAPAL NUNCIATURE...........................................................................................................9
CARRASCALAO ON BODY COUNT.......................................................................................................................................................9
SOARES CHRISTMAS CARDS HIGHLIGHT TIMOR ...........................................................................................................................9
AD URGES PRESSURE ON EEC.............................................................................................................................................................10
FOREIGN PRESS MAY BE REPRIMANDED OVER REPORT ON DILI..................................................................................................10
GARETH EVANS ARRIVES IN JAKARTA..................................................................................................................................................10
EVANS, ALATAS MUM.................................................................................................................................................................................10
POPE'S TIMOR 'STAND' UNCHANGED .....................................................................................................................................................10
FIRST TIMORESE EYEWITNESS ACCOUNT.............................................................................................................................................11
THE 12 NOVEMBER MASSACRE AT SANTA CRUZ CEMETERY..................................................................................................11
WHY HAD THIS HAPPENED?................................................................................................................................................................11
THIS IS HOW THE FIRST MASSACRE ENDED...................................................................................................................................11
INDONESIAN BISHOPS CONCERNED, OFFER HELP ON EAST TIMOR .............................................................................................12
BISHOPS PLEAD FOR TIMORESE CLEMENCY........................................................................................................................................12
CHOFU CITY: 'LEAVE TIMOR'.....................................................................................................................................................................13
BUSH 'CONVERSATIONS' .............................................................................................................................................................................13
EVANS REMARKS..........................................................................................................................................................................................13
EVANS ENDS INDONESIA VISIT .................................................................................................................................................................13
'FRIEND' EVANS TREATED LIKE AN ENEMY..........................................................................................................................................13
233 FRENCH STUDENTS SEND OPEN LETTER TO FOREIGN MINISTER ..........................................................................................14
EAST TIMOR JAPAN SPEAKING TOUR 1991...........................................................................................................................................14
FROM TIANANMEN TO TIMOR................................................................................................................................................................14
WHY INDONESIA MAY WANT TO LISTEN TO OUTSIDERS..........................................................................................................14
THE POWER OF THE FOREIGN PURSE...............................................................................................................................................15
East Timor Document Collection: Volume 7 Page 2 Dec 17,1991 - Jan 4, 1992
BBC SPEAKS TO EYEWITNESSES................................................................................................................................................................15
ON THE MASSACRE IN SANTA CRUZ, DILI, OCCUPIED EAST TIMOR......................................................................................15
ITEMS FROM PUBLICO 23 DEC..................................................................................................................................................................16
TIMORESE PRIEST DETAINED .............................................................................................................................................................16
HIGH LEVEL TIMOR DETENTIONS...........................................................................................................................................................16
FOUR TIMORESE DETAINEES IN BALI SEVERELY TORTURED .........................................................................................................16
'EVERYONE THERE IS VERY TRAUMATISED' SAYS PAPAL ENVOY..................................................................................................17
JAPAN PM: AID & RIGHTS LINKED ..........................................................................................................................................................17
OFFICER DIRECTING THE MASSACRE IS IDENTIFIED ........................................................................................................................17
XMAS AT EAST TIMOR EMBASSY IN CANBERRA ...............................................................................................................................17
DIET GROUP: STOP ECONOMIC AID........................................................................................................................................................17
FORGET AND FORGIVE: BELO IN CHRISTMAS MESSAGE..................................................................................................................18
PRELIMINARY REPORT: NATIONAL COMMISSION OF ENQUIRY. (FULL TEXT).........................................................................18
INCIDENT OF 12 NOVEM BER 1991, DILI............................................................................................................................................18
I. INTRODUCTION.................................................................................................................................................................................18
II. THE WORK OF THE COMMISSION.................................................................................................................................................18
IV. CONCLUSIONS................................................................................................................................................................................20
V. CLOSING SECTION ........................................................................................................................................................................21
COMMISSION ADMITS 50 DEAD (WIRES) ...............................................................................................................................................21
REUTER, JAKARTA, JONATHAN THATCHER, DEC 26 ..................................................................................................................21
DPA, JAKARTA, DEC 26 -.......................................................................................................................................................................22
KYODO, JAKARTA, DEC 26 - ................................................................................................................................................................22
AFP, JAKARTA, DEC 26 - .......................................................................................................................................................................22
AP, JAKARTA, ALBERT SARAGIH, DEC 26 .......................................................................................................................................23
EXCERPT FROM REUTER, JAKARTA, DEC 27..................................................................................................................................23
TAPOL REJECTS THE FINDINGS OF SUHARTO'S INQUIRY COMMISSION .....................................................................................24
VIOLATIONS AND DOUBTS REMAIN OVER OFFICIAL INQUIRY (AI)..............................................................................................24
KPN ESTIMATES DILI INCIDENT VICTIMS AT 50 .................................................................................................................................25
FROM PUBLICO (LISBON) 27 DECEMBER 1991 ......................................................................................................................................25
JOSE RAMOS HORTA ON KPN REPORT...................................................................................................................................................25
CAUTIOUS U.S. REPLY..................................................................................................................................................................................25
BUSH ADMINISTRATION RESPONDS TO REPORT ...............................................................................................................................25
STATE DEPARTMENT BRIEFING BY JOSEPH SNYDER:.................................................................................................................26
PORTUGAL REJECTS DJAELANI REPORT ...............................................................................................................................................26
TIMORESE REJECT REPORT: KYODO.......................................................................................................................................................26
INDONESIAN REPORT ON TIMOR SHOOTINGS DRAWS CRITICISM ...............................................................................................26
ABRI 'ACCEPTS' REPORT .............................................................................................................................................................................27
TRY: 'SEPARATISTS' SHOULD 'GIVE UP....................................................................................................................................................27
FOREIGN AID SAVED?..................................................................................................................................................................................27
HOW THE FOUR EAST TIMORESE IN BALI WERE ARRESTED ...........................................................................................................28
A CHRISTMAS FOR TIMOR.........................................................................................................................................................................28
GENERALS SACKED ......................................................................................................................................................................................28
SOEHARTO CREATING RIFTS IN ARMY?................................................................................................................................................28
TIMOR DEMO 'LEADER' TRIAL..................................................................................................................................................................29
AFP, JAKARTA, DEC 28 - .......................................................................................................................................................................29
TIMORESE ARRESTED IN MALANG.........................................................................................................................................................29
NEW UDAYANA, TIMOR COMMANDERS...............................................................................................................................................29
REUTER, JAKARTA, DEC 30..................................................................................................................................................................29
A.I. USA ADVISES BUSH ...............................................................................................................................................................................30
JAPAN'S HUMAN RIGHTS POLICY............................................................................................................................................................30
TAPOL WRITES TO THE UN AND THE EC...............................................................................................................................................31
TRY SEARCHES FOR BODIES......................................................................................................................................................................31
BELO CALLS FOR TALKS.............................................................................................................................................................................31
THE HAGUE WANTS UN TO INVESTIGATE............................................................................................................................................32
EAST TIMORESE BOY INJURED BY BRICK THROWN FROM INDONESIAN EM BASSY................................................................32
EMBASSY STAFF THREW BRICKS AT PROTESTERS......................................................................................................................32
KPN REPORT MAKES IMPACT (ASIA WATCH) .....................................................................................................................................32
INDONESIA WARNS AUSTRALIA, PORTUGAL......................................................................................................................................33
BISHOP BELO DENIES HE INVITED INDONESIAN OFFICIALS............................................................................................................33
East Timor Document Collection: Volume 7 Page 3 Dec 17,1991 - Jan 4, 1992
THERE ARE 41 TIMORESE AWAITING TRIAL..................................................................................................................................33
INDON EMBASSY PICKET THREATENED ...............................................................................................................................................33

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Documents on East Timor from PeaceNet and connected computer networks 8, Jan. 5-24, 1992

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

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

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

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

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Documents on East Timor from PeaceNet and Connected Computer Networks Volume 43: February 1, 1996 - April 30, 1996

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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East Timor: A People Shattered by Lies and Silence

East Timor: A People Shattered by Lies and Silence
by A. Barbedo de Magalhães, Professor of the University of Oporto, Portugal and Coordinator of the Symposia on Timor of Oporto University

Contents:

  1. At the East Timor scale, it's a veritable holocaust, with more than 40% of the whole people eliminated during the first six years of the occupation.
  2. An annexation in the name of regional stability and defence of the Free World, in a moment of panic motivated by the Soviet expansionism
  3. The oil and other economic interests and even religious factors also influenced the process.
  4. Twenty years later, instead of working in order to put an end to the dramatic consequences of their errors many politicians try to keep them under the shadow of lies.
  5. In reality, East Timor was occupied by the United States, Australia, United Kingdom, The Vatican, Japan and other powers, through Indonesia. Indonesia was not much more than executor of a policy that interested the West.
  6. Portugal initiated a process of decolonization that supposed a consultation of the Timorese people, but Indonesia succeeded in interrupting it.
  7. The relative abandon of Portugal and the comparison with the position of Spain towards Western Sahara.
  8. Facing all interest and forces involved, the actors in the field - both Timorese and Portuguese - were not much more than mere figurines
  9. It was based in lies that Indonesia created the instability and prepared the invasion.
  10. In order to make sure that those lies would not be exposed, the Indonesian regime did not hesitate to murder all the journalist present in the territory, and the government of the western powers silenced those crimes.
  11. In order to assure a complete silence, also the international humanitarian agencies were forbidden to enter in the territory.
  12. With the help of the Australian Government who captured the only retransmission radio that, from the Northern Territory, communicated with the Timorese Resistance, the information black out was almost complete during thirteen long years.
  13. With no information on the Media, governments of the occupying powers and theirs representatives could lie freely.
  14. With the public opinion asleep, even the Media lost interest in the question: East Timor, no one even knows where that is... East Timor does not sell... East Timor is not news...
  15. The courage and the intelligence of some newsmen prevented the Santa Cruz massacre to be another ignored and forgotten massacre.
  16. To report what goes on in East Timor and to demand responsibilities to the governments for the murder of journalists, the sales of arms and the political coverage they give to the occupying power are some of the ways to defend not only the Timorese but also Freedom itself and the international law.

The Humanitarian Project

East Timor Alert Network - 1998-12

Peaceful patience belies a growing frustration in East Timor
Canadians Call for Prime Minister to go public on East Timor
Between 40 and 60 people massacred in Alas, East Timor
Autonomy Debate - Autonomy and the law of self-determination
ETAN's AGM and national strategy meeting
Electronic resources on East Timor - website and new e-newsletter
Bred historique de la reistance au Timor Oriental (Brief history of oriental Timor resistance)
A guide to East Timor's resistance
WANTED for crimes against humanity - poster
Shhh! Canada supports self-determination
Xanana Gusmao: Jailed resistance leader
Xanana Gusmao : un portrait (Xanana Gusmao: a portrait)
Ottawa opens office, embassy, commemorates massacre
Des tables d'informations partout (tables of information everywhere)
Letter to Prime Minister Jean Chretien to change Canadian foreign policy to publicly support East Timor's right to self-determination

East Timor Alert Network

East Timor Alert Network Newsletter 1992-01

  • Letter from Ray Funk, M.P. Prince Albert/ Churchill River
  • Letter from Li-lien Gibbons
  • Canada reverses its position on East Timor (David Webster)
  • The games nations play
  • Ministers to discuss Timorese massacre (Louise Crosby)
  • Punishment over Timor
  • Indonesia bristles at criticism of Timor massacre: amnesty deplores rights violations
  • Pro-independence East Timor Spy gets five years
  • Canada accepts explanation of East Timor massacre (Dave Todd)
  • McDougall’s letter “pathetic”
  • Remember who also works for him
  • Making a mockery of our democracy (George Adamson)
  • Hypocritical policy
  • Sanctions could end against Indonesia
  • Canada endorses the big lie
  • Indonesia rejects aid idea (Jeff Sallot)
  • McDougall predicts end to sanctions
  • Indonesia criticizes aid donors
  • Murder victim mourned: blood-letting marks visit of Indonesia’s foreign minister (Don Hauka)
  • Trial begins for two students in anti-Indonesian protest
  • Farawar bloodshed leaves a stain on Canada (Li-lien Gibbons)
  • Woman carries on brother’s work (Murdoch Macleod)
  • Stop the aid to Indonesia (John McMurry)
  • West ignored killing until interest affected (Richard Foxton)
  • Peace ship gets warning
  • Canadians in group sailing for East Timor demonstration
  • Indonesians turn back peace boat
  • Diplomat trying to block protest voyage to Timor
  • Slaughter in East Timor angers student: protest at Indonesian consulate meant as message for Barbara McDougall (Timothy Folsom)
  • East Timor in a state of terror
  • East Timor trials: defendants challenge court’s jurisdiction
  • Dili demonstrators go on trial for subversion
  • UN commission adopts half-hearted decision
  • East Timor round-up – ban on foreign journalists visiting East Timor

East Timor Alert Network

East Timor Alert Network Newsletter 1992-04

  • Letter from Ray Funk, M.P. Prince Albert/ Churchill River
  • Letter from Li-lien Gibbons
  • Canada reverses its position on East Timor (David Webster)
  • The games nations play
  • Ministers to discuss Timorese massacre (Louise Crosby)
  • Punishment over Timor
  • Indonesia bristles at criticism of Timor massacre: amnesty deplores rights violations
  • Pro-independence East Timor Spy gets five years
  • Canada accepts explanation of East Timor massacre (Dave Todd)
  • McDougall’s letter “pathetic”
  • Remember who also works for him
  • Making a mockery of our democracy (George Adamson)
  • Hypocritical policy
  • Sanctions could end against Indonesia
  • Canada endorses the big lie
  • Indonesia rejects aid idea (Jeff Sallot)
  • McDougall predicts end to sanctions
  • Indonesia criticizes aid donors
  • Murder victim mourned: blood-letting marks visit of Indonesia’s foreign minister (Don Hauka)
  • Trial begins for two students in anti-Indonesian protest
  • Farawar bloodshed leaves a stain on Canada (Li-lien Gibbons)
  • Woman carries on brother’s work (Murdoch Macleod)
  • Stop the aid to Indonesia (John McMurry)
  • West ignored killing until interest affected (Richard Foxton)
  • Peace ship gets warning
  • Canadians in group sailing for East Timor demonstration
  • Indonesians turn back peace boat
  • Diplomat trying to block protest voyage to Timor
  • Slaughter in East Timor angers student: protest at Indonesian consulate meant as message for Barbara McDougall (Timothy Folsom)
  • East Timor in a state of terror
  • East Timor trials: defendants challenge court’s jurisdiction
  • Dili demonstrators go on trial for subversion
  • UN commission adopts half-hearted decision
  • East Timor round-up – ban on foreign journalists visiting East Timor

East Timor Alert Network

East Timor Alert Network Newsletter 1992-10

  • UN commission condemns Indonesia
  • After the massacre: punishing the victims in East Timor
  • Elaine Brière’s work in British Columbia
  • Activism in Ontario
  • Action ideas
  • Timorese voices
  • Will Ottawa put its money where its mouth is? (Londa Hossie)
  • Human rights violations are noted “with concern”
  • Why won’t Canada follow its own human rights rules (Brian Masse)
  • What is stopping the UN? (David Webster)
  • Indonesian General sued in Boston court for role in Santa Cruz massacre

East Timor Alert Network

East Timor Alert Network Newsletter 1993-02

  • Resistance leader Xanana goes on trial
  • Resistance still fighting
  • Repression stepped up in East Timor
  • Massacre remembered worldwide
  • A lack of development in East Timor
  • Making a mockery of human rights
  • Timorese voices
  • Action reports
  • “Secret Indonesia conference ignores human rights groups” (Zuhair Kashmeri)
  • “East Timor refugee speaks at WOSS” (Angela Blackburn)
  • “Refugee considered ‘bad boy’ by Indonesian government”
  • “Indonesian genocide”
  • “Canada chooses profits over right” (David Webster)
  • “Aid policy for Indonesia under fire” (Tim Harper)
  • “Commerce outguns human rights in East Timor mess” (Mark Curtis)
  • “Five days in East Timor” fear fuels paranoia in a land of military saturation, political surveillance and bitter young men” (Glenn Wheeler)
  • “Independence leader goes on trial” (Nantha Kumar)
  • “Tough talks on Timor” (Glenn Wheeler)
  • “Masculine idealism fueling Timor independence dream”

East Timor Alert Network

East Timor: From 'slavery & oppression & tyranny' to freedom

Titled, East Timor: From ‘slavery & oppression & tyranny to freedom, it was presented by Abé Barreto Soares during the National Council of Maubere Resistance (CNRM) tour of North America, April 1993. It begins with Soares’ description of his experience and observations after the Indonesia military invaded East Timor in December of 1975. Soares explains his decision to join Renetil, the East Timorese students’ resistance organisation at Java’s Gadjah Mada University. He explains that the Santa Cruz massacre and subsequent arrest of his friends of Renetil compelled him to seek asylum in Canada. Next, he explains that although he does not fear arrest for speaking out, he worries about repercussions for his family and friends in East Timor. He then dispels the Indonesian narrative that the Timorese voted to become the 27th province of the Republic of Indonesia. Finally, Soares discusses the legacy of the Santa Cruz massacre and reminds listeners that the struggle against Indonesian occupation and human rights abuses will continue in East Timor so long as the Indonesian military remains in there.

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