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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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Documents on East Timor from PeaceNet and connected computer networks 15, July 12 - Aug. 9, 1992

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

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

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

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

East Timor Action Network

TAPOL Bulletin 1992-02

  • Title: TAPOL Bulletin no. 109, February 1992
  • Contents: Timorese testimonies published in Jakarta -- The continuing massacre -- The Timor issue in Indonesia -- A report to satisfy donors -- Timor students go on trial -- Tourists expelled from Timor -- Indonesian students speak out -- Action in Britain -- Human rights briefs -- Soldiers and police on trial -- Forced repatriation -- Freeport - gloom for Amungme -- West Papua briefs -- Winning international consent
  • Description supplied by Victoria University catalogue.

TAPOL

TAPOL Bulletin 1993-12

  • Title: TAPOL Bulletin no. 120, December 1993
  • Contents: Death sentence threat restated -- Where are the Prio massacre victims -- Haur Koneng survivors tried -- Marsinah, symbol of resistance -- Four dam protesters shot dead -- Farmers against gold course -- Indigenous peoples' struggle spirals -- UNHCR criticises TAPOL -- All the President's men -- Mass protest force government climbdown -- East Timorese tour UK -- Bishop Belo treads a narrow path -- Troop reduction, a propaganda trick -- Students in Java targeted -- High alert for 12 November -- Peace activist in court
  • Description supplied by Victoria University catalogue.

TAPOL

East Timor: The Inside Story 1993-10

Title: “East Timorese mothers write to Hilary Clinton”

  • “East Timorese prisoners update”
  • Xanana held with common criminals”
  • “Swedish and US visits to East Timor
  • “Tricksters caught red-handed”
  • “A leading human rights activist under attack”
  • “The East Timorese – A people betrayed” (by Frank Horwood)
  • “UN sponsored talks move forward… slowly”
  • “Boycott Bali”

Friends of East Timor - Western Australia (FOET-WA) (Australia)

Timor Link Newsletter 1992-02

Timor Link no. 22, February 1992

  • Portuguese suspend visit
  • International reactions
  • Outrage sweeps Australia
  • Church under pressure
  • Foreign bishops rally
  • Life of fear

Catholic Institute for International Relations (Britain)

Timor Link Newsletter 1993-03

Timor Link no. 25, March 1993

  • Resistance leader captured
  • Xanana- a censored voice
  • New governor appointed
  • Security around massacre anniversary
  • UN talks -- Contancio Pinto escapes
  • International lawyers conference
  • International round up
  • Eyewitness account
  • Clampdown on church

Catholic Institute for International Relations (Britain)

Various documents

This document contains thirty-one separate documents.
It includes:

  1. Info evening East Timor: Video over the Anti-CGI demo in Paris (17/07/1992) this video also tells more about the military dictatorship in Indonesia. January 17th, 1993. | Dutch

  2. A page with two photographs. The description is in Esperanto. The photos have German signs flying on ships.

  3. Two photographs. 1993, UK: Demonstrations by British Coalition for East Timor outside Indonesian Embassy in London, Seen here are Chang so-Young and Chun Soon OK - Prograssio partners from Korea and Jonathan Humphries, former Chair of the British Coalition for East Timor who staged a sit-in hunger strike for a few days.

  4. Two photographs. The first: 1993, UK: a demonstration outside the Rolls Royce factory in Bristol to protest about Hawk sales to Indonesia. The demonstration was called “Oil, Arms, Terror” and organized by Hugh Dowson of the United Nations Association. Participants included Estevão Cabral, Prof. John Taylor, Dr. Peter Carey, Liem Soi Leong, and other members of the British coalition for East Timor, etc. The second: 1993, UK: Round-table meeting as part of the Christian Consultation on East Timor. From 1995 until 2004 Progressio facilitated this international ecumenical network.

  5. A photograph of an East Timor Ambassador Elisabeth Exposto during an ETAN organized speaking tour (USA). 1993.

  6. A photograph entitled, “Portuguese UN Mission, New York City, USA” 1993: Australian and USA organizations worked together to bring three Timorese Youth Ambassadors from Australia to the USA for a speaking tour, organized by ETAN. In the USA, they were joined by Abe Barreto and Constancio Pinto. This was the first of more than a dozen U.S. speaking tours that ETAN organized for exiled Timorese activists, many of whom are now Ministers, Parliamentarians and other leaders of the country. On the picture we see (from left to right): Elisabeth Exposto, Maria Bras, Danilo Henriques and Abe Barreto meet with the Portuguese ambassador to the United Nations.

  7. A photograph entitled, “With Plains, New York, USA” 1993: Elisabeth Exposta being interviewed by activist and photographer Andrew Courtney during Timorese Youth Ambassador Tour.

  8. A photograph entitled, “White Plains, New York, USA” 1993: During the Timorese Youth Ambassador Tour, Abe Barreto explained the East Timor situation to Indonesian-American Reverend Max Surjadinata. The Reverend was one of ETAN’s earliest members.

  9. A photograph of East Timor Youth Ambassador Danilo Henriques during an ETAN organized speaking tour (USA). 1993.

  10. A photograph of Mr. Akatani at WESPAC in 1993. Mr. Kan Akatani addresses a meeting of the Westchester People’s Action Coalition (WESPAC). Mr. Akatani was a UN official and became a prominent adviser to the International Federation for East Timor (IFET), which was initiated in 1991 by Jean Inglis and Akihisa Matsuno, both based in Japan and members of the Free East Timor Japan Coalition. IFET became a UN accredited NGO.

  11. A photograph entitled, “Amsterdam, The Netherlands” 17 August 1993: Group Purnama provides new head for colonial ruler Van Heutz.

  12. A photograph entitled, “Amsterdam, The Netherlands” 17 August 1993: “Our Colonial past nourished the dictatorial present. Stop genocide in East Timor” The Van Hgutz Monument in Amsterdam.

  13. A page with two photographs. The first: Japan, 1993, August: Mr. Shohachi Iwamura, Japanese soldier dispatched to East Timor during World War II, reports his participation in a gathering of Australian ex-soldiers. The second: Tokyo, Japan, 1993, August: Mr. Mari Alkatiri with Fr. Jaime Coelho S talking about East Timor, before a demonstration towards the Indonesian Consulate in Tokyo.

  14. A photograph entitled, “Tokyo, Japan” 1993, November: Mr. Mari Alkatiri, speaking tour and interview in Tokyo.

  15. A page with two photographs.The first: Kobe, Japan, 1993, December: Demonstration towards Indonesian Consulate in Kobe. The second: Kobe, Japan, 1993, December: Demonstration in front of Indonesian Consulate in Kobe.

  16. A flyer that reads, “Free East Timor - Indonesia out now!” 1993.

  17. A photograph of The Netherlands Group Purnama and sympathizers block Shell station to protest against Dutch investments in the Suharto regime. 12 Nov. 1993.

  18. Springstof - Handwritten and stencilled Utrecht activists’ weekly, distributed on pushbike to about 200 addresses in town. | in Dutch.

  19. A photograph on 12 November 1993, The Netherlands: Mikkie (Group Purnama) reads statement in front of the Indonesian Embassy.

  20. A photograph on 12 November 1993, The Netherlands: Memorial of Santa Cruz. Silent protest in front of the Indonesian Embassy. Protest March in memory of Santa Cruz, Department of Foreign Affairs and Indonesian Embassy in The Netherlands. Two years after the Santa Cruz massacre, activists march to the Dutch Department of Foreign Affairs, where they make loud noise. The March continues to the Indonesian Embassy where the activists stand in silence for many hours. Organize by the Dutch action group “Purnama.”

  21. A photograph of the National media coverage of protests on November 12th, 1993 in The Netherlands.

  22. A page with a collection of newspaper articles of the National Media coverage of protests on 12 November, 1993 in The Netherlands. | In Dutch.

  23. A newspaper article about the protests on November 12th, 1993 in The Netherlands. | In Dutch.

  24. Lyrics to a song entitled, “Viva Timor Leste!” written by the Utrecht Band, “Dogmama”

  25. A cassette tape cover from the single, “We can’t be Beaten - Songs for East Timor” with the lyrics attached.

  26. “Double Standard! Japan’s Stand on East Timor” Free East Timor Japan Coalition presented to the UN World Conference on Human Rights, June 1993. It includes: Introduction, East Timor: The Japanese Government’s Response: 1. The Sovereignty Issue 2. Position at the UN 3. Economic Aid to Indonesia 4. Involvement in petroleum development in Timor Gap area jointly administered by Australia and Indonesia 5. Meeting with East Timorese opposed to Integration 6. Summary. | 4 pages.

  27. “Timor Leste, Uma Responsabilidade Internacional” [Translation: East Timor, an International responsibility] Second introductory course to Indonesia and East Timor | 2 pages, in Portuguese.

  28. “V Jornadas de Timor da Universidade do Porto e curso de verão” [Translation: Five Timor days at the University of Porto and summer course] 22 July 1993 in Lisbon & 23 - 29 July 1993 in Estoril. | 2 pages, entirely Portuguese.

  29. A booklet entitled, “Paz e justice para Timor Leste!” [Translation: Peace and Justice for East Timor] 25 March 1993. Written by Father José Lopes Baptista, Member of the group Peace and Justice fro East Timor. 1993. | 15 pages. It includes:

    • Recent Developments regarding the issue of Timor
    • Necessity to reflect on the intervention of the church
    • Some concerns
    • Solidarity of the church in Timor… silences elsewhere.
    • The risk of forgetting principles
    • And the importance of remembering them… and applying them with coherence…
    • The correlation between human rights and the right to self-determination
    • Only in total freedom, with the occupiers out of its territory, can the people of Timor exercise their right to self-determination
    • The role of the Indonesian Church in the invasion and annexation of Timor
    • The role of the Church of Timor in the defence of its people against the arbitrary actions and attitudes of the occupying forces
    • The risk of identifying the Indonesian church with the Government’s policy
    • Present situation of the Church in Indonesia
      It also includes the Press Conference on the Arrest of Xanana Gusmão - Reasons and Objectives: 1. Xanana: A symbol of the Resistance of an entire people 2. Reasons for his arrest 3. Objectives of his arrest 4. At the difficult juncture, Coherence and Firmness in the Defense of the unalienable right to self determination and in the hope of new and promising developments in which Portugal can play the role of catalyst have become more vital than ever
  30. A newspaper article entitled, “Timor’s Untelevised Terror - As the World looks elsewhere, A small island suffers a hideous war” The Washington Post. 14 March 1993. | 2 pages.

  31. Stickers that read, “Free Xanana! Free East Timor! Boycott Bali! and “Hands off East Timor’s Oil” | 2 pages.

Peace is Possible in Timor Leste Association (Portugal)

Various documents 3

This document contains sixty-six separate documents.
It includes:

  1. A page of photographs from the OPORTO Conference in Sydney (June 1996). The top centre photo is of Fretilin. Top Right is Jim Audrey (Author of Free East Timor) and people from ACFOA Human Rights Office.

  2. The cover of “A Humble Backbencher - The memoirs of Ken Fry, MHR Fraser, 1974-1984” 2002.

  3. Various pages of “Timor Nia Klamar” 1997.

  4. A page with two photographs. The first is the cover of the ‘National Aboriginal Newspaper.’ The second is the Canberra protest against British Aerospace export to Indonesia, 1996.

  5. A flyer for ‘Benefit Night for East Timor’ which will take place on November 24th, 1999 in Sydney.

  6. Two documents. The first is from the Catholics in Coalition for Justice and Peace about the Seminar with Nobel Peace Prize Winner Jose Ramos Horta. It gives a short description why he won his Nobel Peace Prize and when the event will take place. The second is the invitation. He will speak on May 26th 1997 in Strathfield. The topic is “East Timor and Its Future.” | Two pages

  7. A photograph of a protest. Darwin Action re-enactment of Santa Cruz Massacre, Protest. The photo is from Rob Wesley-Smith.

  8. A flyer for ‘East Timor Women’s Benefit Night’ on May 28th, 1996. It was organized by Jefferson Lee and Timor Special Projects on behalf of AETA in Sydney.

  9. A flyer for, “East Timor: Its Future in the Asia Pacific” a public education and dialogue conference from June 21st - June 24th 1996 in Sydney. Some examples of topics: Modern history of East Timor, East Timorese political organizations, Asia Pacific perspectives on East Timor, etc. There will be over 40 international guests. On the reserve of the flyer is registration clip-off. | 2 pages.

  10. A flyer for ‘A Benefit for East Timor’ with Enda Kenny performing on November 3rd, 1996. The benefit is in conjunction with Australia East Timor Association and Timor Special Projects.

  11. Two photographs. East Timor Solidarity were denied access to the National Folk Festival during a performance by Indonesian Embassy sponsored performance. Gareth Smith from Canberra ‘People for Peace’ organized a protest at the gate of the National Exhibition Centre - Venue of the Folk Festival (1996). Gareth Smith then a Canberra teacher disrupted Indonesian Embassy Open Day (August 17th, 1992) with a banner protesting Santa Cruz Massacre. The Embassy was forced to shut its doors. Gareth also forced closure of Air Show in Canberra when there was BAE. He was an observer in 1999 and now works with Byron Bar, NSW, Friendship Group.

  12. A flyer for “Rebuilding East Timor” on August 30th, 2002. Some of the keynote speakers are, Frank Brennan, James Dunn, Shirley Shackleton, John Martinkus, Max Stahl and Martin Wesley-Smith. The conference was presented by AETA, RIAP (Uni of Sydney), Aidwatch, Otford Press, Friends of Maliana, Sydney City Council

  13. A page of photographs. They look taken at a fair or conference. One of the photos is of a sign entitled, ‘East Timor Handcrafts.’ The descriptions are blurry.

  14. A sign that reads, “War criminal allowed to “cut and run” by Iemma and Downer.” Iemma is the Premier of NSW. Iemma who invited the Governor of Jakarta to Sydney for a business trade exchange. 2007.

  15. A page of photographs. Blues Bands for Xmas Party, ‘Friends of Maliana’ fundraiser - Leichhardt, Jeff Lee’s Backyard. 2008.

  16. A page of photographs. Timor Activists in Sydney. Abel Catering at Manly - Oe-cussi event (?)

  17. A page of six photographs entitled, ‘some Media Workers in East Timor 2005.’ One is of volunteers at the Max Stahl - National Audio-Visual Archive, Xanana Gusmao Reading room, Luke Gosling (Timor Lives CD) from Metinaro Army base with Unicef worker and Ina Bainbridge, co-editor of weekly English language paper ‘Timor Sun,’ Music programmer, community radio station Pante Oe-cussi.

  18. A photograph of Bridie Kind, Sydney ‘Boogie Queen’ performing at ‘Poptarts’ Timor Benefit.

  19. Two documents. The first entitled, ‘Timor - Give them a radio, Mr. Fraser - Let them be heard, for pity’s sake!’ The second is Paul Kelly in Timor Leste in 2006 and a Newsletter from the Australian National Maritime Museum (Sydney) Fretilin Radio 1976-7 | 2 pages.

  20. A poster entitled, “AUSTCARE East Timor Appeal” with the phone number to donate money to AUSTCARE. AUSTCARE Campaign Response to 2006 Crisis.

  21. A page of photographs from “A Dirty Little War” book launch. July 2001.

  22. A poem entitled, “Paddy McGuinness” by Denis Kevans. He wrote this poem to support Maliana Library Project in Sydney, Australia. 2000.

  23. A page with two photographs. The first is Rob Wesley-Smith with Ego Lemos and Cinque D’Oriente in Darwin, 1st tour of Australia. The second is Dancers at the Fretilin Rally, July 2001 in a stadium.

  24. A page of photographs. Top left: Timor Leste Embassy Opening Canberra December 2003. Bottom Left: Jeff Lee at Opening. Top Right: Dili, guest house - July 2001. Centre Right: Wes x Cinque D’Oriente. Bottom right: July 2001.

  25. A page with two photographs. Dr. Stephen Feld (USA Universities) expert on West Papua with Rex. 2006.

  26. A tribute collection in the newspaper with various articles stitched together about Denis Kevans. On the first page, it includes, “Witty Voice of a human generation,” Three poems form ‘the Great Prawa War’ with a photo of Denis reciting at New Writers Centre, 1995 & ‘Ah, white man, have you any sacred sites?’ The second page is a compilation of poems that were compiled by Jeff Lee. 2005. | 2 pages.

  27. A page of photographs from a Fretilin Rally, July 2001, stadium in Dili.

  28. A flyer entitled, ‘Free West Papua’ for a benefit concert. West Papua Cultural group Tour of Australia 2005.

  29. A page of photographs. Top Left: Timor choir reunion in Sydney. Middle Top: AETA meeting, late 2006. Top Right: Timor protest 2002, Sydney. Bottom Right: Andrew McNaughtan talking at AETA Rally in 1997.

  30. A page of photographs. Coro Loro Sae Reunion - Sydney. The photos were taken by Jeff Lee.

  31. A photograph of Bernadette Conndle, a volunteer in August 30th 2009. She is reciting Maliana poem.

  32. A flyer for the Friends of Malian Benefit in Sydney in April 2009.

  33. A photograph of Denis Kevans who was the leading political poet in Australia launching Xanana Gusmao collection of poems and Defence Statement from trial. Denis Kevans wrote “Your friends will never forget you” based on leaflet about Timor Leste. He also wrote a poem about conservative Councillor P.P. McGuinness who opposed Library project in Maliana. 2006.

  34. The book cover for Xanana Gusmao’s book. Timor Lives! speeches of freedom and independence with a foreword by the Honourable Justice Marcus Einfeld. 2006.

  35. Cover of Juan Federer Book entitled, “The UN in East Timor: building Timor Leste, a fragile state. 2005.

  36. A page of photograph from Marly - Oecussi Friendship Launch in Sydney 2009.

  37. A page of four photographs all taken by Jeff Lee in July 2001. The descriptions read: Nuis for sale on Road sale - Dili to Baucau, Timor Troops on training at army base in Metinaro, Harold Maiche, ex-NSW Fretilin in Dili at basketball stadium before National TV debate, Da Silva at Football stadium with Melbourne Fretilin activist at Fretilin Rally.

  38. A photograph of protesters at the Sydney Protest at Darling Harbour over the Timor Oil Issue in 2004. Their sign reads “Timor Gap Treaty Shame Australia.”

  39. A flyer for a Fundraiser for Maliana at The Balmain Town Hall. The fundraiser is to refurbish the town Gymnasium building. There will be performances by Timor Leste Cultural Groups and a showing of “A Hero’s Journey.” June 17th, 2007.

  40. A page of photographs. There is no description to the photos. It seems to be a fundraiser or concert by the Australia East Timor Friendship Association. There are two photos of performers and others with a large crowd gathered.

  41. A page of photographs of the ‘Shooting Balibo” book launch in Sydney in May 2009.

  42. A page of photographs from the 5th Andrew McNaughton Memorial Lecture December 2008. Lecture by Juan Federer, John Maynard (Producer Balibo), James Thomas.

  43. A page of photographs. Left: Roger Kid tour organizer Cinquo D’Orielle 2009 and Jeff Lee at Womad Festival, May 2009.

  44. A page of photographs of Paddy Kenneally WW2 ‘Sparrowforce’ Funeral in May 2009 in Sydney with the Ambassador from Timor Lester, Hernani Coeller Da Silva, Abel

  45. A protest poster outside National ALP Conference in Sydney, 2003. The poster reads, ‘Give East Timor a fairer share of their oil and gas resources that can be done with the stroke of a pen’

  46. A page of photographs taken in July 2001 at a book launch.The Bottom Right has Steven Sewell pictured. The descriptions are blurry.

  47. A page of photographs from the “Pop Tarts” for Timor - Queen’s Birthday 2005 Empire Hotel, Annandale, $820.00 raised for Alola Foundation Project in Maliana.

  48. A page of photographs from Dr. Andy McNaughtan (inaugural) Memorial Lecture 2004

  49. A photo of a women in Timor in 1974 from Elaine Briere’s Book.

  50. A page of photographs from a BBQ for Maliana at Jeff’s place. 2008. Leichhardt.

  51. A book cover of ‘Shakedown - Australia’s grab for Timor oil’ by Paul Cleary. 2006.

  52. A flyer for East timor Cultural Day (of Solidarity & Celebration) on May 17th. It includes the program of events which includes a Book Launch. 2004.

  53. A flyer for Austcare entitled, “Join Austcare explore East Timor and at the same time raise much needed funds for Austcare’s East Timor projects.” It’s a 10 day exploratory journey of East Timor escorted by Austcare’s CEO Mike Smith. 2005.

  54. A page of photographs with no description. The photos seem to be taken at an event that includes hiking or camping because there is multiple shots of mountains and of a map. 2007.

  55. A page of photographs of Oecussi in July 2005 with “Don” from Melbourne.

  56. A page of photographs. Bottom Left: Vaughan Williams, Darwin activist with Tim Fisher. Bottom Right: Lynelall Barry, also Marella Dod and Irena Steph.

  57. A photograph of Hai Tien Lee with boy he photographed in Sydney Morning Herald that was shot in Dili (30 August 1999) This photo was taken at reunion two years later in August 2001. H.T.Lee was a journalist inside UN Compound who initiated petition to Ian Martin (September 1999)

  58. A cover of a book entitled, “The East Timor Problem and the Role of Europe” which was Edited by Pedro Pinto Leite for the International Platform of Jurista for East Timor.

  59. A book cover for, “East Timor - A Decade of Development”

  60. A book cover for, “East Timor Develops” which seems to have been written by the Indonesian Government.

  61. A pamphlet entitled, “Welcome to Indonesia East Timor” created by the Provincial Tourism Office Timor Timur in Dili. The contents are fairly blurry but it has two sides and four panels. | 3 pages.

  62. A poster that reads, “This is what the Indonesian Army uses for birth control in East Timor” and pictured is a bullet.

  63. A poster separated in two. The first half reads, “Wanted for crimes against humanity” and the Ex-Indonesian President Suharto (for genocide in East Timor and mass murder in Indonesia and for plundering’ Indonesia’s wealth for 30 years) and Indonesian President Habibie (for sending thousands more troops into East Timor and for more massacres in East Timor and Indonesia) are pictured. The second half reads, “Unwanted for crimes against democracy” with Foreign Affairs Minister Axworthy (for kowtowing to dictators and letting them dictate Canada’s foreign policy) and Prime Minister Jean Chrétien (for putting trade ahead of human rights abroad and in Canada) are pictured. The poster was created by ETAN.

  64. The East Timor Project - Volume 1, An Anthology: Essays on the Political Economy of East Timor by João Mariano de Sousa Saldanha. It only includes the cover and the table of contents. | 3 pages.

  65. A flag that reads, “Stop!! Funding Genocide in East Timor” with a drawing of a bloody hand holding a bag of money that says ‘U.S. Tax International Monetary Fund for President Suharto of Indonesia.’ The bag of money is held over a dead woman. The flag was created by ETAN.

  66. A bag with handcuffs in them. Original hand cuffs as used during the 1995 hand cuff actions in The Netherlands in solidarity with Timorese students who occupied the Dutch Embassy in Jakarta. | 2 pages.

Various documents

This document includes fifty separate documents:
It includes:

  1. A document with two photographs. The first entitled, “Osaka, Japan” with the description: 1999, May: Laura Abrantes speaks at a meeting in Osaka, organized by the ‘Free East Timor! Japan Coalition (FETJC).’ The second is entitled, “Osaka, Japan” with the description: 1999, Maiu: Mika Barreto speaks at peace gathering of university students in Osaka.

  2. A photograph entitled, “Osaka, Japan” with the description: 1999, May: Domingas Alves speaks about violence against East Timorese women, at a meeting in Osaka.

  3. A poster with the title: “7 de Dezembro Dia Internacional de Solidariedade com Timor-Leste. Que Viva o Povo de Timor-Leste” (7 December International Day of Solidarity with Timor-Leste! May the People of Timor-Leste Live) With the photograph of people for Timor. | Portuguese

  4. A poster with the title: “Happy Birthday (East) Timor” with cartoon of tanks approaching a sign that says East Timor.

  5. A poster with photos of East Timorese victims with the East Timorese flag.

  6. A poster with the drawing of a person tied to a pole with bullet wounds all over his body and his face is covered by a mask. He is also tied up by his waist and he is bleeding out. The word “Stop!” is written in the background in orange.

  7. A poster that says: ‘Freedom for East Timor.’ The is a sketch of someone who is trying to paint Free East Timor on the wall but is shot before he is able to finish. There is six other bullet holes on the wall.

  8. A poster that says: “Stop” in english and Japanese (?) with a stop of a person tied to a chair with blue pants on and no shirt that has been shot many times.

  9. A poster that says “Remember Santa Cruz” with a photo of protesters attached to it.

  10. A poster entitled, “Santa Cruz Massacre, No Justice Yet!” with a photo of a young child in blue. There is also a subtitle written in Japanese under the title.

  11. A poster entitled, “Where are they? Those killed at Santa Cruz.” with a photo of victims of the violence in East Timor. There is also a subtitle in Japanese, probably a translation of above.

  12. A poster that is entitled, “Help! Free East Timor!” with a sketch of a person tied up who is getting knives thrown at him but they alluding that the knives are actually Jesus on the cross. (Osaka East Timor Association)

  13. A poster entitled, “What Suharto is doing in East Timor? Stop the Genocide.” Friday Dec 7 - Fourth Anniversary of Indonesia’s invasion. On the poster, there is a photograph of a starving East Timorese child.

  14. A poster entitled, “Rai Timor: Concerto de Lançamento do CD” (Rai Timor CD Release Concert) created by Comissāo para os Direitos do povo Maubere (Commission for the Rights of the Maubere People). It was to be released December 28th, 1997. | Portuguese

  15. A poster entitled, “Vi Jornadas de Timor da Universidade do Poto” (I saw Timor days at the University of Porto). It’s subtitle is: “Timor Leste uma responsabilidad internacional” (East Timor is an International responsibility). October 4-5 1994. | Portuguese

  16. A poster reading “Save East Timor” but the S, O, and S are larger to demonstrate to necessity of help within East Timor. The rest of the letters have photos of East Timorese people within them.

  17. A poster created by the Asia-Pacific Coalition for East Timor for the “East Timor and Beyond” the 5th Asia-Pacific Conference for East Timor that will be taking place on December 8th to 10th 2003.

  18. A poster entitled, “No Arms to Indonesia” with a cartoon of ship carrying arms towards Indonesia. The subtitle is : “Stop oppression of the people from East Timor, West Papua , Aceh and the Moluccas!”

  19. A poster created by the solidarity movement in The Netherlands. The half of the poster is black and the other is yellow.

  20. A poster for the 7th Jornadas de Timor da Universidade do Porto (Timor Days of the University of Porto) with the program attached.

  21. A poster entitled, “Boycott Bali!” with the description: Bali is the headquarters of the Udayana military region which includes occupied East Timor. Indonesian rule cost the lives of well over 200, 000 East Timorese and the deaths, Lisa appearances, imprisonments, torture, rape and cultural genocide continue - all result of military, operations directed from Bali!”

  22. A poster for the Popular Theatre Troupe which presents “Viva Indonesia!” A documentary musical about colonial powers, generals, American eagles and dinky Aussies. March 16th.

  23. A poster for a french film presentation entitled, “Timor-Est : 19 ans d’occupation militaire, 19 ans de résistance” (East Timor: 19 years of military occupation, 19 years of resistance) | French

  24. A poster of Xanana that features a sketch of him.

  25. A poster entitled, “Rally for a Free East Timor” with the subtitle: They’ll never forget November 12. Will you? The poster also has a small summary of what happened on November 12th. It is organized by AKSI, CNRM, Fretilin, UDT & AETA. Donated by AETA for Solidarity through the years. (August 2009)

  26. A handmade poster entitled, “East Timor: Public Meeting on Monday, March 26th about ‘Total annihilation of the population may be the cost’” It also includes the program of the meeting. It was organized jointly by Willis East Timor Association and Brunswicl Community Aid Abroad. Donated by AETA for Solidarity through the years. (August 2009)

  27. A poster entitled, “I’m still fighting” with the translation in Japanese below it. There is a photograph of Timorese Refugees with their traditional costumes, in Darwin on the poster. It also says, “East Timor is our country. We want to be Free and Peaceful! That is all we hope.” with the translation in Japanese.

  28. A flyer created by Zed Books about East Timor. (The photo is really blurry)

  29. A postcard with the photograph of Xanana Gusmāo on it that says, “Free Xanana Gusmāo!” created by the Asia-Pacific Coalition for East Timor. On the other side of the postcard, it is addressed to H.E. President Bacharuddin Jusuf Habibie, Prime Minister of Indonesia. It urges him to release Gusmāo. One could sign and leave their address attached to the postcard. | 2 pages

  30. A book entitled, “The War Against East Timor” written by Carmel Budiardjo and Liem Soei Liong

  31. A poster entitled, “Free Xanana Now”

  32. A poster entitled, “Manifestatie Oost Timor (East Timor manifestation)” that will take place on December 10th, 1995 infant of the Indonesian Embassy in The Netherlands. It includes how to get there by bus or train. | Dutch

  33. A poster entitled, “In Indonesië worden nog steeds mensenrechten geschonden. Alleen nu doen ze het zelf” [Loose Translation: Human rights are still being violated in Indonesia. Only now they do it themselves] | Dutch

  34. A poster for “Semaine de Solidarité (Birmanie - Indonésie - Timor)” du 7 au 13 mars 2001 à l’Espace l’Harmattan in Paris. | In French

  35. A poster for “Semaine de Solidarité avec les peuples d’Indonésie et de Timor-Est” du 27 octobre - 2 novembre 1999 à l’Espace l’Harmattan à Paris. | In French

  36. A document with a cartoon sketch entitled, “Cartoon in national newspaper, The Netherlands.” The description is: 1992: This cartoon was published in a Dutch national newspaper with the title, Tabee! (Bye Bye). A famous Dutch cartoonist named Opland illustrated the broken relations between The Netherlands and Indonesia. The conflict started when the Dutch Minister of Development Aid expressed his concern about East Timor during an official meeting with President Suharto in Jakarta. The cartoon shows a worried official meeting with President Suharto in Jakarta. The cartoon shows a worried Dutch Minister of Foreign Affairs Hans van den Broke and Minister Jan Pronk watching Indonesia breaking away. By their side is former Dutch-Indonesian colonial ruler Raymond Wasterling who waves his sword and says: “I would love to do something about this.” In reply, President Suharto states: “We have the right to create our own massacres.” | Dutch translation as well

  37. A cartoon of a man who represents Australia who is sitting on Indonesian Oil which is crushing the country of East Timor. The Australian is throwing human rights away. It says: Oil $ = Blood money.

  38. A publication entitled, “Timor Leste: 23 Anos de Resistência - Concerto” [Translation: East Timor: 23 years of resistance - Concert]. The concert will take place on December 12th and it was organized by Comissão para os Direitos do Povo Maubere - Porto [Commission for the Rights of the Maubere People - Portgual] | In Portuguese, 1998

  39. A publication entitled, “Debate sobre situação de Timor-Leste” [Translation: Debate on the situation in East Timor] It will take place on July 7th, 1986 in Portugal. | In Portuguese

  40. A painting done of two lizards (?) with various coloured backward S’s on a black background.

  41. A poster created by CDPM and other solidarity organizations that is entitled, “Timor 25 de Abril Liberdade para Xanana, Liberdade para Timor” [Translation: April 25th, Freedom for Xanana, Freedom for Timor] in both red and black writing. | In Portuguese

  42. A poster for a protest rally that says, “Protect the Timorese- They protected us”

  43. Another poster for the same protest rally that says, “Send in UN Peace Keepers”

  44. A flyer for “March for a free East Timor - Self-determination Now!” It also reads, “Five years since the Dili Massacre and the killings continue” The March would have taken place on November 10th, 1996 in Russell Square in Northbridge, Perth, Australia.

  45. A flyer for a demonstration in front of Indonesian Consulate in South Melbourne. At the top of the flyer, it reads, “Indonesian Independence, August 17th 1945” and below it reads, “East Timor Independence, when?” with a pair of broken handcuffs in regards to Indonesia but unbroken handcuffs in regards to East Timor. The Demonstration was organized by the Australian-East Timor Association.

  46. A flyer for a presentation entitled, “Timor-Leste: Problema Sem Solução?” [Translation: East Timor: the problem without a solution] Colóquio e projecção de slide [Colloquium and slide projection] Com. Eng. A. Barbedo de Magalhães at the Institute of Justice and peace in Lisbon. June 26th. | In Portuguese

  47. A flyer that invites anyone “to attend the launch of the Writings and Poetry of Xanana Gusmão, Imprisoned East Timorese Resistance Leader” on May 17th in North Perth. The flyer includes a photograph of Xanana

  48. A flyer for rally in support of East Timor. The flyer gives a description of the human rights violations in East Timor and it is being organized by the Friends of East Timor on November 12th, 1994.

  49. A flyer for “2 Jornadas de Timor da Universidade do Porto” [Translation: 2 days of Timor at the University of Porto] from April 28th - May 1st 1990. It lists the itinerary for the two days. | In Portuguese.

  50. A flyer entitled, “Pássaro sem espaço, Rio sem jeito, Arcvore sem floresta, Mas dou sinais de mim! [Loose translation: Bird without space, River without way, Arcvore without forest, But I give signs of me!] With a drawing of a man on it. | Portuguese

Timor Leste International Solidarity Exhibit

Documents on East Timor from PeaceNet and connected computer networks 25, Oct. 1 - Dec. 12, 1993

XANANA REMAINS IN PRISON .................................................................................................................... 6
INDONESIA TRANSFERS XANANA TO JAKARTA .............................................................................................6
EAST TIMOR’S RESISTANCE LEADER MOVED TO JAKARTA........................................................................6
POSTCARDS TO XANANA CAMPAIGN .............................................................................................................6
XANANA SPEAKS OF HIS HUNGER STRIKE....................................................................................................6
XANANA GUSMÃO - ONE YEAR IN THE HANDS OF THE ENEMY....................................................................7
CNRM CALLS FOR XANANA RELEASE TO APEC .............................................................................................8
INTERNATIONAL LAWYERS CONDEMN XANANA’S TRIAL...............................................................................8
REPORT OF THE TRIAL OF JOSÉ ALEXANDRE GUSMÃO IN DILI, EAST TIMOR, IN 1993.............................8
REPORT ON XANANA’S CONDITION ............................................................................................................12
EVENTS INSIDE EAST TIMOR................................................................................................................... 12
SWEDISH MPS VISIT EAST TIMOR ..............................................................................................................12
EAST TIMORESE SENTENCED FOR NOTE DEMANDING GOVERNMENT COMPENSATION.............................13
ENVIRONMENTAL DEGRADATION IN EAST TIMOR ......................................................................................13
KONIS SANTANA WANTS TALKS WITH INDONESIA......................................................................................14
MILITARY SAYS ONLY ABOUT 100 GUERRILLAS REMAIN IN EAST TIMOR.....................................................14
SCHOLARSHIPS ENDED, EAST TIMORESE STUDEN TS UPSET .....................................................................14
RENETIL APPEALS FOR SOLIDARITY .......................................................................................................14
INDONESIAN TROOPS BEING WITHDRAWN FROM EAST TIMOR?................................................................15
GUERRILLAS KILL SIX VILLAGERS, MILITARY SAYS.....................................................................................15
TIMORESE GUERRILLAS HUNTED ...........................................................................................................15
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KOSTRAD TROOPS TO TIMOR.....................................................................................................................16
GOVERNMENT SOLDIERS CONTINUE THEIR HUNT FOR REBELS................................................................16
TROOPS LEAVING FOR EAST TIMOR ...........................................................................................................16
TWO KOSTRAD BATTALIONS DEPART EAST TIMOR .....................................................................................16
INDONESIAN TROOP REDUCTION IN EAST TIMOR......................................................................................17
EAST TIMORESE GUERRILLA KILLED IN ARMED CLASHES ..........................................................................17
EAST TIMORESE BEING TRIED FOR RIPPING INDONESIAN FLAG ...............................................................18
PERTAMINA TO CONDUCT GEOLOGICAL SURVEY IN EAST TIMOR...............................................................18
SECURITY TIGHTER IN TIMOR.....................................................................................................................18
MILITARY COMMANDER WARNS STUDENTS OVER DEMONSTRATIONS..................................................18
28 MILITARY ATTACHÉS VISIT EAST TIMOR.................................................................................................19
SOME ATTACHÉS DUBIOUS.....................................................................................................................19
EC MILITARY ATTACHÉS DID NOT VISIT TIMOR......................................................................................19
WHO KILLED PEOPLE IN OSOALA? ..............................................................................................................19
TIMOR TROOPS NUMBER CUT ....................................................................................................................20
INDONESIA PLANS TO WITHDRAW MORE TROOPS FROM EAST TIMOR..................................................20
INFANT MALNOURISHMENT IN TIMOR ........................................................................................................20
EAST TIMOR GOVERNOR RULES OUT REFERENDUM ON AUTONOMY..........................................................20
TIMOR CHIEF OPPOSES POLL ON SELF-RULE.........................................................................................20
MILITARY PREPARES FOR PROTESTS ON ANNIVERSARY OF EAST TIMOR MASSACRE.................................21
JAKARTA STILL PAYING FOR DILI KILLINGS................................................................................................21
ARMY UNABLE TO END TIMOR’S RESISTANCE.............................................................................................21
TWO EAST TIMOR REBELS SURRENDER TO OFFICIALS................................................................................22
BIBILEU: GENOCIDE ON A MASSIVE SCALE.................................................................................................22
EVENTS IN INDONESIA.............................................................................................................................. 24
MARIO CARRASCALÃO TO RUMANIA............................................................................................................24
EAST TIMOR HERO SOUGHT........................................................................................................................25
ANC HAILS PLAN TO OPEN INDONESIAN CONSULATE IN SOUTH AFRICA...................................................25
AUSTRALIAN & INDONESIAN AIR FORCES EXERCISE AT MEDAN ................................................................25
WHAT DO INDONESIAN PEOPLE THINK OF EAST TIMOR?...........................................................................25
MUSLIMS IN JAKARTA OPPOSED MASSACRES.............................................................................................26
INDONESIA PROTESTS PORTUGAL’S ALLEGATIONS OF HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES........................................26
WHITHER INDONESIAN POLITICS? .............................................................................................................26
THE TIMORESE EXTERNAL RESISTANCE ................................................................................................. 27
THE PEOPLE OF EAST TIMOR AWARDED THE 1993 RAFTO HUMAN RIGHTS PRIZE ......................................27
CNRM REP RECEIVES HUMAN RIGHTS AWARD ......................................................................................28
LEADERS AND THE PUPPET LEADERS OF EAST TIMORESE?.........................................................................32
THE MASSACRE OF SANTA CRUZ AND THE NEW FACE OF SOLIDARITY .......................................................33
RAMOS-HORTA STATEMENT IN BANGKOK...................................................................................................34
REBEL LEADER CLAIMS 150 EAST TIMORESE KILLED .................................................................................35
ALKATIRI CLAIMS DISMISSED BY SYAFEI ...............................................................................................35
CNRM FUNDING APPEAL .............................................................................................................................35
EAST TIMOR PEACE PLAN ............................................................................................................................36
JRH: “THE MOMENT OF FREEDOM APPROACHES ........................................................................................36
1993 - A CHALLENGING YEAR FOR THE PEOPLE OF EAST TIMOR ...............................................................37
INDONESIA MOVES ON THE DIPLOMATIC FRONT.................................................................................... 38
MANUEL MACEDO’S BUSINESS....................................................................................................................38
GALVAO DE MELO GOES TO INDONESIA...............................................................................................38
INDONESIA WANTS TO SETTLE CONFLICT WITHIN FIVE MONTHS ..............................................................38
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RECONCILIATION TALKS BOGGED DOWN...................................................................................................39
“ON GOOD TERMS WITH JAKARTA” .............................................................................................................40
DURÃO BARROSO RECEIVES INDONESIA’S FRIENDLY GENERAL ...........................................................40
LIURAI SUPPORT INTEGRATION ..................................................................................................................40
THE CLOCK CANNOT BE PUT BACK.............................................................................................................41
MARIO SOARES VISITS JAPAN................................................................................................................. 41
TIMOR IN SOARES-HOSOKAWA TALKS........................................................................................................41
HOSOKAWA, SOARES SHARE HUMAN RIGHTS CONCERN IN EAST TIMOR ..................................................41
SOARES APPEALS TO JAPAN ........................................................................................................................42
SOARES URGES JAPAN TO PUT PRESSURE ON INDONESIA....................................................................42
JAPAN ASSURES SOARES OF SOLIDARITY WITH TIMOR..............................................................................42
SOARES: DEVELOPMENT AID CANNOT BE DISASSOCIATED FROM HUMAN RIGHTS....................................43
APPEAL FOR EAST TIMOR TO SEATTLE BOUND PM HOSOKAWA.................................................................43
EVENTS IN AUSTRALIA.............................................................................................................................. 44
KEATING FAILS TO CONVINCE CLINTON .....................................................................................................44
SENATOR JULIAN MCGAURAN RAISES TIMOR IN AUSTRALIA.....................................................................44
EAST TIMOR RALLY IN SYDNEY ..................................................................................................................45
CHRISTIANS IN SOLIDARITY WITH EAST TIMOR .........................................................................................45
PEACE ACTIVISTS IN RUBBER DINGIES AND KAYAKS CHALLENGE INDON WARSHIPS...............................45
FLARE FIRED AT INDONESIAN WARSHIP IN AUSTRALIA.........................................................................46
INDONESIA - SEEING NO EVIL....................................................................................................................46
UREN RECALLS WARTIME DEBT TO EAST TIMOR .........................................................................................46
PROBLEMS FOUND IN PUSH ON EAST TIMOR .............................................................................................47
SYDNEY SEMINAR ON EAST TIMOR............................................................................................................47
SYDNEY SEMINAR SUCCESSFUL.............................................................................................................47
RALLY IN SYDNEY ON 12 NOVEMBER .....................................................................................................47
12 NOVEMBER REMEMBRANCE IN DARWIN ................................................................................................47
DARWIN PROTESTS ON ANNIVERSARY...................................................................................................48
FORWARD LOOKING BISHOP PREACHES RECONCILIATION IN EAST TIMOR ..............................................48
ABC RADIO INTERVIEWS BISHOP BELO ..................................................................................................49
A FIGURE OF COURAGE IN THE MIDST OF EAST TIMOR’S AGONY..........................................................49
REPORT ON AUSTRALIA’S RELATIONS WITH INDONESIA............................................................................50
DECEMBER 7 DEMONSTRATION IN CANBERRA...........................................................................................51
REPORT FROM FRETILIN COMMITTEE OF NSW, DEC. 8 ..........................................................................51
TIMORESE WRITE TO AUSTRALIAN PRIME MINISTER ............................................................................51
DARWIN PROTESTERS BURN INDONESIAN FLAG ........................................................................................51
THE LONG, HARD ROAD TO HOPE..............................................................................................................52
EVENTS IN EUROPE................................................................................................................................... 53
EURO MPS AND ACP SEEK TO PUT PRESSURE ON INDONESIA...................................................................53
INTERNATIONAL PEACE BUREAU RESOLUTION ON EAST TIMOR.................................................................53
SWEDEN TO END ARMS EXPORTS TO INDONESIA......................................................................................53
AN INDONESIAN SEMINAR FOCUSED ON EAST TIMOR AND WEST PAPUA ..................................................54
EVENTS IN BRITAIN................................................................................................................................... 55
CHRIS COLE ON TRIAL FOR BAE PLOWSHARES ACTION .............................................................................55
BAE CASE GOES FOR RE-TRIAL..............................................................................................................55
HUNG JURY FOR “BRITISH AEROSPACE PLOUGHSHARES” PEACE ACTIVIST ..........................................55
CHRISTIAN PEACE ACTIVIST GOES FREE.... FI NALLY!.............................................................................56
PEACE ACTIVIST ‘DISARMED’ BAE WARPLANES ......................................................................................56
CAMPAIGN: EAST TIMOR TOUR IN BRITAIN.................................................................................................56
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THE FORGOTTEN WAR OF EAST TIMOR:..................................................................................................57
LONDON: TWO YEARS SINCE THE SANTA CRUZ MASSACRE:..................................................................57
INDONESIA USED BRITISH FIGHTER JETS IN OCCUPIED EAST TIMOR ......................................................57
INDONESIAN AIR FORCE SAID EYEING 16 MORE HAWK JETS ....................................................................58
EVENTS IN PORTUGAL............................................................................................................................... 59
INDONESIA’S LINGUISTIC “SPELL”.............................................................................................................59
MANDELA MEETS TIMORESE RESISTANCE DELEGATION.............................................................................59
TIMORESE RESISTANCE DELEGATION ATTENDS SOCIALIST INTERNATIONAL COUNCIL MEETING.............59
TIMOR IS A JUST CAUSE AND MNSGR. BELO DESERVES NOBEL PRIZE.......................................................60
EVENTS IN CANADA................................................................................................................................... 60
EAST TIMOR AWARENESS BENEFIT IN OTTAWA...........................................................................................60
“MANUFACTURING CONSENT” & HORTA IN OTTAWA..............................................................................60
EAST TIMOR IGNORED ................................................................................................................................61
CANADA “ONE OF THE MOST HYPOCRITICAL COUNTRIES IN THE WORLD” ................................................61
EAST TIMOR TOLL ...................................................................................................................................61
TORONTO VIGIL FOR PEACE IN EAST TIMOR...............................................................................................62
ETAN/CANADA EAST TIMOR UPDATE NUMBER 27........................................................................................62
NOVEMBER 12 IN OTTAWA...........................................................................................................................62
REFLECTIONS ON CANDLELIGHT VIGIL OUTSIDE INDONESIAN EMBASSY.............................................62
NOVEMBER 12 IN CANADA – SUMMARY OF COMMEMORATIONS.................................................................63
EAST TIMOR UPDATE, NUMBER 28...............................................................................................................63
EVENTS IN THE UNITED STATES.............................................................................................................. 64
MIT EVENT: THE FORGOTTEN TRAGEDY OF EAST TIMOR.............................................................................64
US, INDONESIA NEED OPEN DIALOGUE: AMBASSADOR .............................................................................64
U.S. COMMEMORATIONS OF DILI MASSACRE..............................................................................................64
NOVEMBER 12 IN SAN FRANCISCO.........................................................................................................65
NOVEMBER 12 IN LOS ANGELES.............................................................................................................65
TIMOR ADVOCATE TO LEAD NATIONAL COUNCIL OF CHURCHES................................................................66
US SENATE VISITORS COMING....................................................................................................................66
U.S. OFFICIALS EXPECTED TO VISIT INDONESIA ........................................................................................66
APEC CONFERENCE MEETS IN SEATTLE.................................................................................................. 66
HIGHLIGHT EAST TIMOR AT APEC ..............................................................................................................66
ASIAN NATIONS TAKE OWN TACK ON RIGHTS ............................................................................................67
CLINTON: DON’T INDULGE DICTATORS AT APEC ........................................................................................68
SENATORS ASK CLINTON TO RAISE EAST TIMOR AT APEC ..........................................................................68
101 HOUSE MEMBERS PETITION CLINTON ON EAST TIMOR.......................................................................69
APEC PROVIDES OPPORTUNITY TO BROADEN PERSPECTIVE......................................................................70
HUMAN RIGHTS IN THE APEC REGION ......................................................................................................71
PACIFIC RIM NATIONS SHARE ECONOMIC BOOM.......................................................................................74
REPORT ON ETAN ACTIVITIES AT APEC .......................................................................................................75
INDONESIA’S VIEW OF APEC.......................................................................................................................76
SUHARTO DISAPPOINTED AT APEC?...........................................................................................................76
DEBATE OVER U.S. ARMS SALES CONTINUES.......................................................................................... 76
JORDAN JET DEAL OFFICIALLY DEAD .........................................................................................................76
INDONESIA IS TEST CASE FOR EXPORT POLICY .........................................................................................77
CAN FEINGOLD SURVIVE AUSTRALIAN-INDONESIAN LOBBY?.....................................................................77
INDONESIAN ARMY EYES EUROPE FOR ARMS, SOURCES SAY ....................................................................78
INDONESIA SAYS IT WON’T BUY RUSSIAN-MADE MIG-29 JET FIGHTERS....................................................78
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A DIFFERENT MESSAGE TO JAKARTA...........................................................................................................79
COMMITTEE LIMITS WEAPONS FOR INDONESIA; SENATE FLOOR ACTION PENDING..................................79
THE NEGLECTED PROHIBITION: U.S. ARMS SALES.....................................................................................80
INDONESIAN MILITARY OFFICERS STILL TRAINED IN U.S. ........................................................................81
EXCERPTS FROM USIA FOREIGN PRESS CENTER BRIEFING, DECEMBER 8, 1993...................................81
CHOMSKY ON IMET ................................................................................................................................82
CULTURAL EVENTS AND RESOURCES...................................................................................................... 82
EAST TIMOR PAINTINGS EXHIBITION.........................................................................................................82
MY FRIEND THE SOLDIER ...........................................................................................................................83
INDONESIA MAGAZINES IN OZ ...................................................................................................................83
UPCOMING U.S. SHOWINGS OF MANUFACTURING CONSENT: NOAM CHOMSKY AND THE MEDIA.................83
RESOURCES FROM THE EAST TIMOR ACTION NETWORK/US ......................................................................84
AUTHORITARIAN STATE UNIONISM IN NEW ORDER INDONESIA................................................................84
TIMOR ET TREMOR ......................................................................................................................................84
MISCELLANEOUS ARTICLES ..................................................................................................................... 85
TRAVELLING IN EAST TIMOR .......................................................................................................................85
A REFLECTION OF THE DILI MASSACRE .....................................................................................................86
INDONESIAN TYRANNY: A PRICE WORTH PAYING......................................................................................87
ANOTHER REVOLVING DOOR .................................................................................................................88

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

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

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Documents on East Timor from PeaceNet and connected computer networks 23, June 8 - July 31, 1993

XANANA IN PRISON...................................................................................................................................... 7
ABOUT THE TRIAL: TIMORESE UNAWARE.......................................................................................................7
XG’S FAMILY DENIES APPEAL........................................................................................................................7
UNFAIR POLITICAL TRIAL OF XANANA GUSMÃO ............................................................................................7
ORDER OF FREEDOM FOR XANANA.............................................................................................................14
LBH COMPLAINS TO THE INDONESIAN BAR ASSOCIATION ABOUT SUDJONO ............................................14
HORTA & TAPOL DISBELIEVE CLEMENCY APPEAL .......................................................................................15
MORE OF SUDJONO’S SCHEMING...............................................................................................................15
GUSMÃO’S DILI TRIAL A TRAVESTY- WORLD MUST WEEP FOR A MAN OF VISION AND COURAGE. .............15
XANANA’S HEALTH DECLINING? .................................................................................................................16
RAMOS-HORTA TELLS ALATAS: “SHOW XANANA GUSMÃO”..........................................................................17
ULTIMATE PENALTY - EAST TIMOR LEADER GETS LIFE IMPRISONMENT......................................................17
REBEL LEADER TO SERVE JAIL SENTENCE OUTSIDE EAST TIMOR...............................................................18
RAMOS-HORTA INTERVIEW .........................................................................................................................18
STATEMENT OF INDONESIAN DEPARTMENT OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS ON XANANA’S TRIAL............................20
REBEL ASKS FOR MERCY.............................................................................................................................22
“XANANA WILL NEVER FILE FOR CLEMENCY!” — RAMOS HORTA ...............................................................22
CLEMENCY PLOY FOR EAST TIMORESE YET ANOTHER TRAVESTY OF JUSTICE............................................22
MEDIA PUT WORDS IN XANANA’S MOUTH...................................................................................................23
JAILED XANANA WINS LIBERTY MEDAL.......................................................................................................23
XANANA MOVED FROM DILI........................................................................................................................24
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WILL ICRC SEE XANANA OR EAST TIMOR? .............................................................................................. 24
ICRC TO VISIT XANANA GUSMÃO?...............................................................................................................24
RED CROSS TIMOR VISIT ............................................................................................................................24
EVANS: JAKARTA WILL ALLOW ACCESS TO XANANA ‘WITHIN DAYS’ ...........................................................24
ICRC’S PROBLEMS IN EAST TIMOR NOT RESOLVED ....................................................................................25
RED CROSS VISITS XANANA GUSMÃO.........................................................................................................25
RED CROSS ‘DENIED ACCESS’ IN EAST TIMOR ...........................................................................................25
ICRC “DEPLORES” LACK OF ACCESS ...........................................................................................................26
ICRC VISITS TO TIMORESE DETAINEES AGAIN SUSPENDED .......................................................................26
REACTIONS TO XANANA'S IMPRISONMENT.............................................................................................. 26
SAN FRANCISCO RESPONSE CLOSES INDONESIAN CONSULATE................................................................26
EVANS PUSHES FOR XANANA CLEMENCY ...................................................................................................27
INDONESIA’S SHAME ..................................................................................................................................27
JAKARTA UNDER PRESSURE ON XANANA ...................................................................................................27
CANADIAN WOMAN JOINS INTERNATIONAL HUNGER STRIKE FOR EAST TIMOR........................................28
HUNGER STRIKE CONTINUES IN THE HAGUE .............................................................................................28
TORONTO PRIEST CONTINUES HUNGER STRIKE FOR EAST TIMOR.............................................................29
PRESSURE ON EC REGARDING XANANA.....................................................................................................29
HUNGER STRIKE IN IRELAND .....................................................................................................................30
INDONESIA CHALLENGED TO ALLOW GUSMÃO A NEWS CONFERENCE......................................................30
EVENTS INSIDE EAST TIMOR.................................................................................................................... 30
ALATAS SPEECH AT UNIVERSITY OF EAST TIMOR ........................................................................................30
JAKARTA HAS LONG WAY TO GO IN GAINING ACCEPTANCE OF ITS PRESENCE IN EAST TIMOR ................35
TIMOR OPPRESSION ‘INTENSIFIED’ ............................................................................................................37
REPORT FROM INSIDE ON MA’HUNO..........................................................................................................37
EAST TIMOR STUDENTS - ASSISTANCE NEEDED .........................................................................................37
BISHOP OF DILI UNDER SIEGE ...................................................................................................................38
A PROBLEM OF THE SOUL............................................................................................................................38
AN ISLAND OF EXILES .................................................................................................................................39
ONCE MIGHTY EAST TIMOR SEPARATISTS DYING BREED ...........................................................................40
PORTUGUESE LANGUAGE NOT ALLOWED ON CATHOLIC RADIO IN TIMOR.................................................40
INTERVIEW WITH FR. DOMINGOS SOARES .................................................................................................41
US SCHOLARSHIPS FOR UNTIM...................................................................................................................41
TWO MORE DILI MASSACRE SURVIVORS FOUND........................................................................................41
TIMOR HISTORY BOOKS ATTACKED ............................................................................................................42
INFANT MORTALITY HIGHEST IN WORLD ....................................................................................................43
EAST TIMOR REBELS CONTINUE STRUGGLE AGAINST INDONESIA.............................................................43
TROOPS BREAK UP DEMO IN DILI ...............................................................................................................43
BRADBURY TAPE SEIZED IN TIMOR.............................................................................................................44
INDONESIAN SOLDIERS KILLED IN LOS PALOS..........................................................................................45
E.T. STUDENTS SEEK ASYLUM IN JAKARTA ............................................................................................. 45
SEVEN EAST TIMORESE STUDENTS SEEK POLITICAL ASYLUM IN SWEDISH AND FINNISH EMBASSIES ......45
ASYLUM REQUEST TO FI NLAND AND SWEDEN ............................................................................................45
ASYLUM-SEEKERS ON HUNGER STRIKE......................................................................................................46
BIODATA OF EAST TIMORESE REQUESTING POLITICAL ASYLUM .................................................................47
SEVEN TIMORESE STUDENTS ASK FOR ASYLUM IN JAKARTA......................................................................48
FINNISH COMMITTEE OF 100 DEMANDS THE GOVERNMENT TO PROTECT THE TIMORESE.........................48
URGENT CAMPAIGN NEEDED FOR ASYLUM-SEEKERS.................................................................................48
LONG STANDOFF EXPECTED ON STUDENTS’ ASYLUM REQUEST.................................................................49
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FOUR LEAVE FINNISH EMBASSY..................................................................................................................49
SWEDEN SHOULD ARRANGE SAFE CONDUCT.............................................................................................50
PORTUGUESE POSITION ON EMBASSY TIMORESE ......................................................................................50
SEVEN LOSE ASYLUM BI D............................................................................................................................51
ETRA’S LETTER TO EMBASSIES ....................................................................................................................51
EAST TIMORESE IN JAKARTA SWEDISH EMBASSY UPDATE .........................................................................51
JAKARTA REFUSES EXIT TO EAST TIMOR ASYLUM-SEEKERS ......................................................................52
FINNISH COMMITTEE OF 100 QUESTIONS FINNISH DECISION ...................................................................52
AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL URGENT ACTION ON ASYLUM-SEEKERS...........................................................52
TIMORESE STUDENTS WANT TO GO TO PORTUGAL.....................................................................................53
TIMORESE IN EXILE APPEAL FOR SAFE PASSAGE FOR STUDENTS...............................................................54
JAKARTA COMMANDER OFFERS GUARANTEES ON SAFETY OF EAST TIMORESE..........................................54
SWEDEN, FINLAND “MORALLY RESPONSIBLE” FOR ASYLUM SEEKERS.......................................................54
TIMORESE STUDENTS DEFIANT IN DEMAND FOR SAFE PASSAGE...............................................................55
TIME, PATIENCE RUNNING OUT FOR TIMORESE STUDENTS .......................................................................55
THREE EAST TIMORESE HOLDING OUT AT SWEDISH EMBASSY ..................................................................55
THREE EAST TIMORESE SPEND FIFTH DAY AT SWEDISH EMBASSY.............................................................56
NO INDONESIAN PASSPORTS .....................................................................................................................56
PORTUGAL SAYS WILL ACCEPT EAST TIMOR STUDENTS..............................................................................56
JAPANESE DIET MEMBER EDA APPEALS TO SWEDEN ..................................................................................57
FARIA: “WE’RE BEING HOUNDED!” ..............................................................................................................57
PRESSURE ON SWEDEN AND FINLAND.......................................................................................................57
LETTER TO SWEDISH KING FROM WORLD SERVICE AUTHORITY ................................................................57
THREE TIMORESE AT SWEDISH EMBASSY IN JAKARTA CALL FOR HELP......................................................58
EAST TIMORESE STUDEN TS COMPLAIN OF SWEDISH EMBASSY HARASSMEN T...........................................58
SWEDEN CALLS EAST TIMORESE ASYLUM PLEA PROPAGANDA...................................................................59
ET STUDENTS IN SWEDISH EMBASSY..........................................................................................................59
TIMORESE DUE TO LEAVE EMBASSY 8 AM FRIDAY.......................................................................................59
ROUNDUP OF ASYLUM NEWS, JULY 2..........................................................................................................59
ASYLUM SUMMARY ......................................................................................................................................60
EAST TIMORESE LEAVE SWEDISH EMBASSY IN JAKARTA............................................................................60
TIMORESE LEAVE EMBASSY: ROUNDUP BY TAPOL, JULY 2..........................................................................61
THREE ASYLUM SEEKERS APPEAL FOR INTERNATIONAL SUPPORT.............................................................61
THREE TIMORESE YOUTHS AND HJC PRINCEN’S FAMILY TERRORIZED......................................................61
INDONESIA CHARGES ASYLUM BID ENGINEERED BY AI.............................................................................61
AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL REPORT ON ASYLUM-SEEKERS.........................................................................62
JAKARTA CLAIMS ICRC PROGRAMME IS DEFUNCT......................................................................................67
CNRM: ICRC REPATRIATION PROGRAM STILL IN OPERATION ....................................................................68
TENUOUS EXISTENCE AT PRINCEN’S HOME................................................................................................68
SWEDEN APPRECIATES THE EFFORTS OF THE JAKARTA MILITARY COMMANDER .......................................69
PRINCEN APPEALED TO SUHARTO ..............................................................................................................69
JAWA POS INTERVIEWS ASYLUM-SEEKERS.................................................................................................70
ASYLUM-SEEKERS MOVED...........................................................................................................................71
EVENTS IN INDONESIA.............................................................................................................................. 71
REMILITARIZED ZONE - ARMY STRENGTHENS ITS POLITICS ......................................................................71
INDON MOVE TO PUSH TIMOR PROGRESS .................................................................................................72
INDO NGO’S CALL FOR CHANGES IN HUMAN RIGHTS ................................................................................72
RAMOS-HORTA MALIGNED BY INDONESIAN NEWSPAPER ..........................................................................72
TIMOR APPEAL FAILS...................................................................................................................................72
YELLOW STARS IN INDONESIA....................................................................................................................72
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SSDI STATEMENT ON NEW STUDENT-ARMY CLASH ON JAKARTA CAMPUS .................................................73
RIGHTS GROUP CALLS INDONESIA’S HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION “SERIOUSLY FLAWED”......................73
SUHARTO DEFENDS ROLE IN EAST TIMOR..................................................................................................77
SWIFT RESPONSE TO INDONESIAN REPRESSION .......................................................................................77
SUHARTO: A SOFTER LINE ON EAST TIMOR?...............................................................................................77
A.M. FATWA RELEASED ................................................................................................................................78
NEW INDONESIAN AMBASSADORS TO US, FRANCE, SAUDI ARABIA, RUSSIA..............................................78
INDONESIA’S HIDDEN WAR IN NORTH SUMATRA.......................................................................................78
THE TIMORESE EXTERNAL RESISTANCE ................................................................................................. 80
UDT CONGRESS SCHEDULED FOR DECEMBER ...........................................................................................80
RESISTANCE GROUP SHIFTS EMPHASIS TO DIPLOMACY ............................................................................80
WHO’S WHO IN THE CNRM .........................................................................................................................81
RESISTANCE MOVEMENT TO BE LED FROM ABROAD...................................................................................81
“THE RESISTANCE IS WITHOUT A LEADER” – ABILIO ARAUJO .....................................................................81
17 WASTED YEARS – J.R. HORTA .................................................................................................................83
RAMOS-HORTA SPEECH AT LISBON TIMOR CONFERENCE..........................................................................84
INDONESIA'S SUPPORTERS: PUSHING INTEGRATION............................................................................... 86
NUNO ROCHA LETTER TO SOARES AND GOVERNMENT ON TIMOR.............................................................86
TIMORESE REJECT PROPOSAL FROM ABILIO ARAUJO.................................................................................87
INDONESIA PROPOSES TIMORESE TALKS...................................................................................................88
TALKS COULD BE IN TWO MONTHS.............................................................................................................88
CNRM REJECTS TALKS ................................................................................................................................89
ROUNDUP: JAKARTA ‘TALKS’ MOVE .............................................................................................................90
ALATAS: TIMORESE MIGHT BE INCLUDED IN TALKS....................................................................................90
EAST TIMORESE TO ATTEND TALKS .............................................................................................................91
INDONESIAN NGOS STATEMENT ON TALKS................................................................................................91
TAPOL ON JAKARTA’S LATEST ‘CONFIDENCE BUILDING MEASURE’.............................................................91
TIMORESE ‘RECONCILIATION’ TO TAKE PLACE IN BRUSSELS......................................................................97
‘NO’ TO TALKS WITH PUPPETS.....................................................................................................................97
TAPOL COMMENT ON ‘TALKS’ EXCHANGES, ................................................................................................98
“IT’S ABILIO’S WISH, NOT INDONESIA’S” SAYS LOPEZ DA CRUZ ................................................................99
LISBON ON JAKARTA-SPONSORED TALKS...................................................................................................99
TIMORESE TO VISIT THE POPE................................................................................................................. 99
MISSION TO THE VATICAN ANNOUNCED ....................................................................................................99
PRO-RI TIMORESE TO VISIT POPE............................................................................................................. 100
POPE ADDRESSES TIMORESE PILGRIMS IN PORTUGUESE........................................................................ 100
ECONOMIC AID ISSUES........................................................................................................................... 100
INDONESIA REJECTS HUMAN RIGHTS LINK TO AID ................................................................................. 100
FEW INVESTORS TAKE UP INVITE TO EAST TIMOR .................................................................................... 100
PRE-CGI MEETING PRESSURE ON WORLD BANK...................................................................................... 100
WORLD DONORS SHOWER MORE AID ON RI............................................................................................ 101
PARIS CANDLELIGHT WAKE AT CGI MEETING........................................................................................... 102
LABOR RIGHTS IN INDONESIA; GSP THREATENED ................................................................................ 103
THE DOLLAR-A-DAY WORKERS WHO PRODUCE MICHAEL JORDAN’S $200 NIKE SHOES .......................... 103
REEBOKS, RAPPERS AND LOSERS............................................................................................................. 103
US TELLS INDONESIA: IMPROVE LABOR RIGHTS OR LOSE TRADE BENEFITS............................................ 105
INDONESIA RESPONDS ON LABOR RIGHTS .............................................................................................. 105
INDONESIAN WORKERS GROUP CONDEMNS ACTU.................................................................................. 106
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INDONESIA BARS LABOR CONGRESS........................................................................................................ 106
U.N. DECOLONIZATION SEMINAR IN PORT MORESBY............................................................................ 106
OUTSIDE PRESSURE ON UN DECOLONISATION COMMITTEE STAFF.......................................................... 106
CHALLENGE TO UN SPECIAL COMMITTEE OVER MELANESIAN RECOLONISATION .................................... 107
PACIFIC DECOLONIZATION SEMINAR CRITICIZED ................................................................................... 107
U.N. CONFERENCE ON HUMAN RIGHTS IN VIENNA ................................................................................ 108
WORLD CONFERENCE ON HUMAN RIGHTS REPRESSION REPORT........................................................... 108
ASIAN NGO’S ATTACK ALATAS ................................................................................................................... 108
ASIAN NGO’S PROTEST UN INTERFERENCE IN FORUM ............................................................................. 109
HUMAN RIGHTS: THIRD WORLD ACCUSES WEST OF DOUBLE STANDARDS .............................................. 109
THE ORGANIC GROWTH ............................................................................................................................ 109
PORTUGAL AND INDONESIA CLASH AT WCHR .......................................................................................... 110
ILLS OF THE WORLD JOSTLE FOR ATTENTION AT U.N. CONFERENCE....................................................... 111
EVANS-ALATAS AXIS IN VIENNA................................................................................................................ 111
INDONESIAN ACTIVIST COALITION CALLS FOR ASYLUM FOR EAST TIMORESE ACTIVISTS........................ 111
TIMORESE FEAR NEW WORLD ORDER WILL BURY THEIR CAUSE.............................................................. 111
EAST TIMOR: “NOT ANNEXED”................................................................................................................... 112
“NO HISTORICAL OR LEGAL CLAIM FOR INDONESIA TO OCCUPY EAST TIMOR” ....................................... 113
DECOLONIZATION HEARINGS IN NEW YORK ......................................................................................... 113
U.N. PRESS RELEASE ON DECOL. HEARINGS............................................................................................ 113
PETITIONERS TO U.N. DECOLONIZATION HEARING ON EAST TIMOR ....................................................... 113
CNRM UN STATEMENT............................................................................................................................... 114
FRETILIN UN DECOLONIZATION STATEMENT............................................................................................ 116
AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL STATEMENT.................................................................................................... 118
EVENTS IN AUSTRALIA............................................................................................................................ 123
CRACK INDONESIAN TROOPS (KOPASSUS) IN AUSTRALIA........................................................................ 123
NORTHERN TERRITORY AUSTRALIAN LABOR PARTY RESOLUTION ON EAST TIMOR ................................. 123
AUSTRALIAN NGO’S DISAPPOINTED BY EVANS’ ADDRESS TO HUMAN RIGHTS CONFERENCE.................. 124
TV COMMERCIAL ON EAST TIMOR ............................................................................................................. 124
PICKETS AT GARUDA, MELBOURNE........................................................................................................... 124
“STILL A ‘GLITCH IN THE SYSTEM’ MR. EVANS?” ........................................................................................ 125
HIGH COURT CHALLENGE TO TIMOR GAP LEGISLATION .......................................................................... 125
HIGH COURT CHALLENGE TO BE LODGED AGAINST TIMOR GAP TREATY ................................................. 126
SELF-DETERMINATION BASIS OF COURT MOVE ........................................................................................ 127
TIGHT SECURITY AS DARWIN INDONESIAN CONSULATE OPENED ........................................................... 127
TIMOR VIGIL IN MELBOURNE.................................................................................................................... 127
BASIC FLAW IN AUSTRALIAN DEFENCE TIES WITH INDONESIA ................................................................ 127
DEMONSTRATION AT OPENING OF CONSULATE IN DARWIN .................................................................... 128
INDONESIA IN NAVAL GAMES IN DARWIN................................................................................................ 128
RELATIONS WITH ASIAN ARMIES .............................................................................................................. 128
INDONESIAN TROOPS TRAINING DEFENDED ........................................................................................... 129
SOME ADVICE TO A PRESIDENT ON FREEING TIMOR ............................................................................... 129
EVENTS IN BRITAIN................................................................................................................................. 130
WELCOME THE INDONESIAN AMBASSADOR TO LONDON ......................................................................... 130
BRITISH AEROSPACE GETS HAWK ORDER ................................................................................................ 130
TAPOL CONDEMNS WARPLANE SALE TO AGGRESSOR REGIME................................................................. 131
EVENTS IN EUROPE................................................................................................................................. 131
IN THE EC PORTUGAL “ISOLATES” INDONESIA ......................................................................................... 131
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SHIPS OCCUPIED IN FEAST FOR EAST TIMOR ........................................................................................... 131
UNION OF WESTERN EUROPE PARLIAMENTARY ASSEMBLY’S RESOLUTION.............................................. 132
APPEALS IN THE ITALIAN SENATE ............................................................................................................. 132
GO BACK TO YOUR COUNTRY AND TORTURE TIMORESE .......................................................................... 132
IRELAND MAY SEND GROUP TO EAST TIMOR............................................................................................ 132
EUROPEAN DELEGATION MIGHT VISIT TIMOR .......................................................................................... 133
IRISH PARLIAMENT’S RESOLUTION ........................................................................................................... 133
A VERY QUIET GREEN LIGHT ON A (SWISS) ARMS SALE TO INDONESIA................................................... 133
EVENTS IN CANADA................................................................................................................................. 133
CANADIAN LIBERAL PARTY POSITION ON EAST TIMOR............................................................................. 133
ETAN/CANADA EAST TIMOR UPDATE......................................................................................................... 134
HUNGER STRIKE BEGINS IN VANCOUVER................................................................................................. 135
EVENTS IN PORTUGAL............................................................................................................................. 135
PORTUGAL PUTS PRESSURE ON EC AND UN ............................................................................................. 135
SOARES WANTS SOLIDARITY FROM EUROPE ............................................................................................ 135
XANANA GETS TOP LISBON AWARD .......................................................................................................... 135
HAMUTUK NAFATIN: “A TIMORESE STORY”................................................................................................ 136
“OLHO VIVO” IN OPORTO .......................................................................................................................... 136
PORTUGAL TO MAINTAIN VETO ON EC / ASEAN AGREEMENT................................................................... 136
PRO-JAKARTA LOBBY IN PORTUGAL.......................................................................................................... 136
83 PORTUGUESE FIRMS STILL TRADE WITH INDONESIA........................................................................... 136
GALVÃO DE MELO WANTS TO GO TO JAKARTA.......................................................................................... 137
EVENTS IN THE UNITED STATES............................................................................................................. 137
ETAN NORTH AMERICAN CONFERENCE.................................................................................................... 137
CLINTON CONCERNED OVER TIMOR ........................................................................................................ 137
SUHARTO AND CLINTON TO CONFER........................................................................................................ 137
INDONESIA AND HUMAN RIGHTS ............................................................................................................. 137
AGIO PEREIRA TO VISIT NORTHWEST US.................................................................................................. 137
JORDAN’S F5 SALE BLOCKED .................................................................................................................... 138
U.S. CONGRESSIONAL ACTION................................................................................................................ 138
US HOUSE APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE REPORT .................................................................................. 138
PENTAGON WANTS TO RESUME TRAINING THE INDONESIAN MILITARY .................................................. 138
SENATORS WRITE CLINTON ON TIMOR..................................................................................................... 139
SENATORS: DON’T LET INDONESIA PURCHASE MILITARY TRAINING........................................................ 140
TELL CONGRESS TO END US ARMS SALES TO INDONESIA........................................................................ 140
EVENTS IN JAPAN.................................................................................................................................... 140
SUHARTO WILL GO TO JAPAN ................................................................................................................... 140
TOKYO SUMMIT PREVIEW.......................................................................................................................... 140
MERCHANTS OF DEATH, NO MORE GUNS FOR SUHARTO! ........................................................................ 141
TIMORESE, SUHARTO IN TOKYO ............................................................................................................... 141
CLINTON BROACHES EAST TIMOR PROBLEM WITH SUHARTO................................................................... 142
CLINTON ANNOUNCES APEC CONFERENCE.............................................................................................. 143
EVENTS IN ASIA....................................................................................................................................... 143
MALAYSIAN NGO’S CHALLENGE SUHARTO VISIT....................................................................................... 143
EAST TIMOR HIGH ON AGENDA IN EC-ASEAN TALKS................................................................................ 144
RESOURCES AVAILABLE ......................................................................................................................... 144
SLIDES ON EAST TIMOR AVAILABLE .......................................................................................................... 144
ART WITH TIMOR....................................................................................................................................... 144
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MISCELLANEOUS ARTICLES ................................................................................................................... 144
IMAGINING EAST TIMOR ........................................................................................................................... 144
THE FAULTLINE IN JUSTICE LINKING TIMOR TO BOSNIA.......................................................................... 147

East Timor Action Network

Estafeta 1998-12

Title: A continuing saga for change
Editorial: Its been a tremendous, stupefying year

  • East Timor Action Network (John Roosa)
  • Suharto’s fall: a new era in East Timor
  • Year end review Indonesia
  • Human rights developments
  • The president’s problem generals (David Jenkins)
  • After Suharto (Geejay Arriola)
  • The secret Trips betraying Timor (Louise Williams)
  • Under the Indonesia jackboot
  • The independence stand off (Andrew Perrin)
  • Determined to be free (Bill Corcoran and Carl O’Brien)
  • Hopes for referending: defying guns and goons East Timorese speaks out (Stepahnie Coop)
  • Don’t lose hope: AIETD meet fails but is “globally positive”
  • CNRT Krumbach declaration
  • Days to remember (Roberto Soares Cabral)
  • Survivors mourn losses (Lew Pardomuan)
  • Light for peace (Robero Cristebal SantaMaria)
  • Once close ties with Indonesia turn frosty (Richarrd Llyod-Parry)
  • What really happened in Alas (John Martinikus)
  • Statement on the Alas massacre
  • The first East Timorese women’s conference (Jude Conway)
  • My Personal journey (Memen L. Lauzon)
  • Justice for Tien intolerance
  • An open letter to Indonesian president B.J Habibie and the government of ASEAN

East Timor Action Network

East Timor News Urgent Communique 1991-12

Title: Urgent Communique: Massacre at Santa Cruz cemetery

  • Events on Tuesday 12 November
  • Later events in the city of Dili and in other areas
  • Fresh shootings
  • Indonesian statements
  • Witnesses contradict Jakarta’s claims
    International reaction:
  • East Timor
  • United Nations
  • Portugal
  • Holland
  • Britain
  • USA
  • Australia
  • Japan
  • Indonesia

Commission for the Rights of the Maubere People (CDPM)

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

Various documents 4

This document contains twelve separate documents.

  1. “Statement by the Free East Timor! Japan Coalition to the World Bank’s Donors Meeting for East Timor” Tokyo, December 1999 - Compensating East Timor for its lost 24 years | 4 pages

  2. “Petition to Foreign Minister of Japan on the UN Human Rights Commission, 2001” Joint Petition to Foreign Minister Yohei Kono Recommendations for the 57th Session of the UN Human Rights Commission - March 14, 2001 | 3 pages

  3. “Manifestation mercredi 8 septembre 1999 - Rassemblement à 18 heures 30 sur le Parvis du Trocadéro puis marche vers l’Ambassade d’Indonésie” | entirely in French

  4. “Journée Nationale de Solidarité avec le Timor-Orientale” Dimanche 19 Septembre 1999. | entirely in French

  5. East Timor Action Network/US - Action Alert and Legislative Update: “U.S. Congress Supports East Timor’s Self-Determination Urge President Clinton and the State Department to Support Self-Determination Tool” “Urge your Representative to end U.S. military training to Indonesia.” | 2 pages

  6. Articles on East Timor Massacre from Peacenet and Associated Networks - Volume 1: November 9-16, 1991 | document is blurry

  7. “4 Mois pour Timor-Est” Communique de Presse No.1 - 14 Mars 1994 | In French

  8. Agir Pour Timor - Rapport d’Activité : 1. Chronologie des activités 2. Publications dans la presse (1994/5) 3. Activités suscitées et collaborations (1994/95) 4. Documents Agir pour Timor 5. Activités partiellement abouties 6. Activités non encore abouties | 6 pages, entirely in French

  9. A flyer created by Agir Pour Timor: “Jamais extend Parker de Timor Est? Vous êtes pardonnable… Ce n’est qu’à 16000km d’ici, il n’y a qu’un petit peu de pétrole, ce n’est qu’un des nombreux peuples qui se battent pour leur indépendance. Il n’y a eu que 250000 tués depuis 1975, La France ne fournit que des hélicos. Les diplomates savent et se taisent, il n’y a que très peu d’images. Alors, on ne vous demande qu’une toute petite signature. | Entirely in French

  10. East Timor Action Network/US: “ActionAlert: Ban more US. Weapons to Indonesia” May 20th, 1996.

  11. A blank letter that is to be filled in by the signee. It’s addressed to the Parliament House in Canberra RE: East Timorese Asylum Seekers.

  12. Current Issues Series, No.41, July 2004: “Peace-building and Gender by Ms. Kiyoko Furusawa” It contains three sections: 1. Interpretation of Peace-building 2. UN Peace Operations and Gender: East Timor from Invasion to Popular Consultation (Direct Ballot) 3. UN Peace Operations and Gender II, From the United Nations Transitional Administration in East Timor to the Country’s Independence. | 3 pages.

Timor Leste International Solidarity Exhibit

Various documents 2

Contains various documents such as letters, memorandums, fax messages and press releases that were written or published in 1992.

The first three pages of the item has a list of every item included in the attachment.

The Humanitarian Project

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