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Friends of East Timor

  • AUFOET
  • Collection
  • 1975-

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

Human rights in East Timor: A recent eyewitness account

  • CAPPP1990
  • Item
  • February, 1990

This document was sourced from Pacific Peoples’ Partnership (PPP).
Titled, Human rights in East Timor: A recent eyewitness account, the account is prefaced by an explanation of the Indonesian security personnel’s dispersal of a demonstration by East Timorese students on January 17th, 1990 in Dili. The account is provided by Andrew McMillan and Jenny Groves, two Australian tourists who were on vacation in East Timor on the day of the independence demonstration. It was written in Darwin in February of 1990.
The account begins by describing the visit of the US Ambassador, John Monjo, to Indonesia and the demonstration organised by 80 to 100 students in front of Hotel Turismo. It then explains a confrontation between the students and Indonesian soldiers and a subsequent discussion between the US Ambassador and demonstrators. Next, it describes the Indonesian authorities’ response to the demonstration after the Ambassador left the hotel. Among other confrontations, the account explains that one demonstrator was beaten to death and that there was evidence, seen by the US ambassador, that another had been shot and his body had been retrieved by Indonesian soldiers. Mr. McMillan and Ms. Groves then describe their discussion with two US diplomats immediately after the violent end to the demonstration. Finally, the document explains that both Andrew and Jenny sighed affidavits of what they had witnessed and Andrew testified at the UN Human Rights Commission Hearing in Geneva in February of 1990.

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Indonesia

  • CAPPP1992
  • Item
  • December 22nd, 1992

This document was sourced from Pacific Peoples’ Partnership (PPP).
Titled, Indonesia, the report addresses Canada-Indonesia bilateral relations in the context of the East Timor issue. It was created on December 22nd, 1992 by the Canadian Ministry of External Affairs Asia Pacific branch. The report begins by providing background on the shootings in Dili on November 12, 1991 and the actions taken by the Suharto regime following them. It then discusses the Canadian position on the Dili shootings and the country’s suspension of new development projects for Indonesia worth $30 million. Next, it discusses the Canadian delegation’s efforts at the UN Commission of Human Rights. (UNCHR) (A note is provided that sheds light on the information provided). Penultimately, it expresses positivity in regards to Indonesia’s response to the text released by the UNCHR. Finally, the document explains that Canada has not lifted its suspension of aid to Indonesia through the Consultative Group for Indonesia because of its observations in Timor and those of Amnesty International.

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Indonesia Reports July 1985

  • IDReports
  • Item
  • July 1985

Item is the July 1985 issue of Indonesia Reports.

  • Subversion Trials Sweep Java
  • Crackdown on Muslim Preachers During Ramadhan, Sjafruddin Prawiranegara Interrogated
  • Salemba Prison Escapees "Disukabumikan" (Shot Dead); Death Squads Wipe Out "Recidivists"
  • Tens of Thousands of Retired Soldiers to be Hired to Guard Prisons and Forests as Huge Fires Strike Sumatran Estates and Reafforested Areas
  • Edgy Indonesian Government Lashes Out at Amnesty International for Report on Timor; Australians in Radio Contact with Fretilin; European Parliament for Resolutions on Executions of Long-Term PKI Prisoners
  • Young Generation Officers Control Reorganized Army and Police Headquarters, Military Area Commanders Promoted
  • Social Organization Law; Irian Jays Refugees; Aceh; Transmigration
  • Economic Tensions with Japan, U.S., Australia; Capital Investment Coordinating Board Actions; U.S. Committee Formed in Kadin; IGGI Aid

Indonesia Publications

Indonesian monopolies in East Timor

  • CAPPP
  • Item

This document was sourced from Pacific Peoples’ Partnership (PPP).
Titled, Indonesian monopolies in East Timor, it was written by Dr. George Aditjondro and is the 24th occasional report of The Indonesia Human Rights Campaign. The resource presents the Batara Indro Group (BIG) companies; those referred to as East Timor’s major monopoly holders. These companies are presented along with information such as their specialty, brief history, managers, address and phone. The document also includes descriptions of BIG projects, branch offices in Java, and companies based in Jakarta related to BIG owners or directors. Finally, it provides information on other companies operating or based in East Timor and important addresses in phone numbers.

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Letter from C. Brown, Acting Director of the Asia Pacific South Relations Division of the Ministry of External Affairs and International Trade Canada

  • CAPPP1993
  • June 16th, 1993

This document was sourced from Pacific Peoples’ Partnership (PPP).
It is a letter from C. Brown, Acting Director of the Asia Pacific South Relations Division of the Ministry of External Affairs and International Trade Canada in Ottawa, Ontario. The letter was sent on June 16, 1993 to Mrs. Betty Brightwell of the Greater Victoria Raging Grannies. Brown explains that he is writing on behalf of the Secretary of State for External Affairs, the Honourable Barbara McDougall in response to Mrs. Brightwell’s May 4th, 1993 letter regarding the current situation in East Timor. Within his letter Brown explains Canada’s $30 million cut in aid, its position on Xanana Gusmão’s trial and the government’s efforts to limit arms’ sales to Indonesia.

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Non-Governmental Organizations’ collaboration with indigenous communities in Irian Jaya

  • CAPPP1988
  • Item
  • September 12th, 1988

This document was sourced from Pacific Peoples’ Partnership (PPP).
Titled, Non-Governmental Organizations’ collaboration with indigenous communities in Irian Jaya, to face the challenges of transmigration and other natural resources exploitation, it was written by Dr. George J. Aditjondro on September 12th, 1988 in Ithaca. It includes first, an “Introduction” (p.1) discussing the title of the work. Second, it provides “Outsiders’ views towards Irian Jaya” (p.4). Third, it discusses “The Indonesian NGOs’ response” (p.9) in which it presents elements of a counter-hegemony discourse designed to “demystify the dominant Indonesian hegemony.” Fourth, it asks in “Quo vadis?” (p.19) “Are the Irianese Indigenous peoples now better off?” because of the work done by NGOs in Irian Jaya. Finally, in the “Post-script,” (p.22) Dr. Aditjondro makes “personal remarks about the personal remarks (he has) often received about (his) own work or presence in Irian Jaya.”

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