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Documents on East Timor from PeaceNet and connected computer networks 20, Jan. 11 - Feb. 15, 1993

UN HUMAN RIGHTS SEMINAR IN JAKARTA ................................................................................................ 5
MRAP’S LETTER TO ANTOINE BLANCA ..........................................................................................................5
UN HUMAN RIGHTS WORKSHOP...................................................................................................................5
AMNESTY TO ATTEND HUMAN RIGHTS WORKSHOP......................................................................................5
DIPLOMATIC VICTORY...................................................................................................................................6
HUMAN RIGHTS ‘MACHINERY’.......................................................................................................................6
‘ASIA’ CLOSES RANKS....................................................................................................................................6
‘IMPLEMENTING’ HUMAN RIGHTS .................................................................................................................7
AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL SPEAKS OUT IN JAKARTA ...................................................................................7
XANANA GOES TO TRIAL............................................................................................................................. 8
JOSE XANANA GUSMÃO REJECTS OFFER OF LBH TEAM OF LAWYERS...........................................................8
FEBRUARY TRIAL FOR XANANA? ....................................................................................................................9
SUMARSONO: JANUARY TRIAL ...................................................................................................................10
XANANA’S FAMILY CONTACTS THE LBH ......................................................................................................10
LAWYERS ASSESS XANANA INDICTMENT...................................................................................................10
XANANA’S TRIAL TO START FEBRUARY 5.....................................................................................................10
RAMOS-HORTA COMMENTS.........................................................................................................................11
EARLIER TRIAL DATE ...................................................................................................................................11
ANTARA: FEB. 1 FOR XANANA......................................................................................................................12
Documents on East Timor from
PeaceNet and Connected Computer Networks
Volume 20: January 11 – February 15, 1993
Published by:
East Timor Action Network / U.S.
P.O. Box 1182, White Plains, NY 10602 USA
Tel: 914-428-7299 Fax: 914-428-7383 E-mail PeaceNet:CSCHEINER or CSCHEINER@IGC.APC.ORG
For additional copies, please enclose US$10. per volume to cover costs; add an extra $1.50 for international air mail. Activist rate: $6. domestic, $7.50 international.
These documents are usually produced monthly, and mailed to subscribers.
If you would like to subscribe, send $60 for the next six issues (US), or $69 for international air mail.
Reduced rate for activists: $36 in the US, $45 international. Lower, subsidized prices are available for
groups in Third World countries working on East Timor. Checks should be made out to “Foreign Bases
Project/ETAN.” Tax-deductible contributions can be made out to “WESPAC Foundation/ETAN.”
The material is grouped by subject, with articles under each category in approximately chronological
order. It is also available on IBM-compatible diskette, in either WinWord 2 or ASCII format.
Reprinting and distribution without permission is welcomed.
Much of this information is translated and supplied by TAPOL (London), Task Force Indonesia (USA),
CDPM (Lisbon), CNRM, Free East Timor Japan Coalition, Mate-Bian News (Sydney) and solidarity
groups, but they are not responsible for editorial comment or selection.
Page 2 East Timor Documents, Volume 20. January 11 - February 15, 1993.
TAPOL PRE-TRIAL ROUND-UP......................................................................................................................12
PLEA FOR GUSMÃO; INDONS USED TORTURE - FAMILY ..............................................................................12
FOREIGN JOURNALISTS CAN’T ATTEND TRIAL?...........................................................................................13
JAKARTA SAYS NO TO AMNESTY OVER TRIAL..............................................................................................13
ABC RADIO: XANANA’S UPCOMING “TRIAL”.................................................................................................13
ANTARA: TRIAL STARTS; XANANA PLEADS ‘GUILTY’ .....................................................................................14
UPI: NO DEATH PENALTY.............................................................................................................................15
XANANA’S NATIONALITY..............................................................................................................................15
JUDICIAL ‘PROGRESS’.................................................................................................................................15
AUSTRALIAN ABC RADIO .............................................................................................................................16
2000 GATHER AT COURT OF DAY ONE OF GUSMÃO TRIAL ...........................................................................16
INDONESIAN PRESS ROUND-UP, FEB. 2.....................................................................................................16
DON’T USE GUSMÃO TRIAL TO WHITEWASH TIMOR SHOOTINGS ...............................................................17
AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL REBUKED..........................................................................................................18
XANANA TRIAL REPORT FROM ETAN/CANADA ............................................................................................18
HORTA: XANANA TRIAL A FARCE ................................................................................................................19
ABC XANANA TRIAL REPORT, DAY ONE.......................................................................................................20
DAY TWO: LAWYER WANTS CHARGES DROPPED.........................................................................................20
XANANA’S LAWYER DISPUTES AUTHORITY OF INDONESIAN COURT..........................................................22
ABC REPORT: STAY UNTIL THE END! ...........................................................................................................23
XANANA VERDICT EXPECTED ON 20 MARCH...............................................................................................24
DILI TRIAL MAY BE POOR JUDGMENT.........................................................................................................25
SUDJONO: COURT NOT COMPETENT TO TRY XANANA................................................................................25
DAY 3: STRANGE COURTROOM SCENES ......................................................................................................26
PORTUGUESE JOURNALISTS TOLD TO LEAVE..............................................................................................27
LAWS USED TO INDICT XANANA GUSMÃO ..................................................................................................27
RIDDLE IN EAST TIMOR...............................................................................................................................27
XANANA UNDER RENEWED PRESSURE.......................................................................................................28
STATEMENTS ON XANANA’S TRIAL........................................................................................................... 28
US AND UN RESPOND TO LETTERS ABOUT XANANA....................................................................................28
CANADIAN XANANA UPDATE.......................................................................................................................28
FRENCH GOVERNMENT ON XANANA..........................................................................................................30
PORTUGAL PROTESTS TRIAL........................................................................................................................30
WORLD YWCA ISSUES ACTION ALERT.........................................................................................................31
FREE EAST TIMOR JAPAN COALITION STATEMEN T......................................................................................31
INFIGHT STATEMENT ON THE XANANA GUSMÃO TRIAL ..............................................................................31
BOURNE: INDONESIAN JUSTICE ALSO ON TRIAL.......................................................................................32
EVENTS IN EAST TIMOR............................................................................................................................ 32
CNRM CASUALTY REPORT ...........................................................................................................................32
LIST OF EAST TIMORESE DETAINED, TORTURED .........................................................................................34
EAST TIMORESE WOMEN SCREAM FOR HELP ..............................................................................................35
CAFOD PROJECT MANAGER ARRESTED......................................................................................................36
SECURITY MEASURES FOR XANANA TRIAL ..................................................................................................36
TIMORESE FORCED TO DRINK BLOOD........................................................................................................37
EAST TIMOR IN THE “ALTERNATIVE” UN (UNPO)..........................................................................................37
SYAFEI ON MILITARY OPERATIONS IN EAST TIMOR FROM 1975.................................................................38
REBEL SURRENDER TRICKLE REPORT........................................................................................................38
CNRM PRESS CONFERENCE........................................................................................................................39
INDONESIANS INCREASE SECURITY FOR REBEL’S TRIAL...........................................................................41
East Timor Documents, Volume 20. January 11 - February 15, 1993. Page 3
ARMED RESISTANCE ACTIVITIES .................................................................................................................41
CNRM INFO BULLETIN.................................................................................................................................41
TROOP REDUCTION IN TIMOR?...................................................................................................................43
MAU HUNO TO SURRENDER? ......................................................................................................................43
CHRIST RISING IN TIMOR...........................................................................................................................43
WOMEN’S PROGRAMS IN EAST TIMOR ........................................................................................................43
BISHOP BELO ON ARRESTS SINCE XANANA’S ARREST................................................................................43
AN ESTIMATED 4,000 TIMORESE TORTURED AND HUMILIATED...................................................................44
TORTURE WORSENS IN TIMOR: BELO .........................................................................................................44
DEVELOPMENTS IN INDONESIA................................................................................................................ 45
INDONESIA READY TO SETTLE TIMOR ISSUE .............................................................................................45
ALATAS: PORTUGAL’S HYPOCRISY...............................................................................................................45
NO NATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION.............................................................................................45
ALL DEMONSTRATIONS BANNED IN INDONESIA ........................................................................................45
HARDER LINE TIMOR DIPLOMACY?.............................................................................................................45
‘REFERENCE BOOK’ PROPAGANDA.............................................................................................................46
CHARGES AND REBUTTALS OVER LABOR RIGHTS .......................................................................................46
PDI SUPPORTS SUHARTO, GEN. TRY SUTRISNO..........................................................................................49
MUSLIMS: TRY SUTRISNO FOR VICE-PRESIDENT........................................................................................50
APPEAL FOR SOLIDARITY FOR ARRESTED INDONESIAN STUDENTS ...........................................................50
SIAGIAN: INDONESIA ‘SHOCKED’ BY REACTION TO TIMOR INVASION .......................................................51
ANTI-SUBVERSION LAW ‘HERE TO STAY’ .....................................................................................................52
INDONESIA BUYS MORE WEAPONS ......................................................................................................... 53
BRITISH AEROSPACE WEAPONS FACTORY NONVIOLENTLY ATTACKED .......................................................53
SECRET HAWK AIRCRAFT DEAL CONCLUDED WITH INDONESIA.................................................................53
INDONESIAN NAVY GETS 39 GERMAN WARSHIPS IN APRIL........................................................................53
JAKARTA TO BUY 42 GERMAN WARSHIPS....................................................................................................53
PROTEST IN GERMANY ABOUT WARSHIPS SALE..........................................................................................54
SHIPS WON’T CHANGE STRATEGIC SITUATION ...........................................................................................55
DETAILS ON SHIPS......................................................................................................................................56
HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION MEETS IN GENEVA ................................................................................. 56
HUMAN RIGHTS: THIRD WORLD SEEKS TO REASSERT ITS UN ROLE .........................................................56
US TO RAISE TIMOR ISSUE IN GENEVA .......................................................................................................56
ETAN/CANADA NEWS RELEASE ON UNHRC ................................................................................................57
CNRM “EYE IN GENEVA” #1.........................................................................................................................57
BACKGROUNDER: EAST TIMOR AT THE UN HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION.................................................58
PORTUGAL AND NGOS AT THE UN SLAM INDONESIA OVER EAST TIMOR....................................................59
CNRM “EYE IN GENEVA” #2.........................................................................................................................59
DEVELOPMENTS IN THE U.S.................................................................................................................... 60
ETAN/US NETWORK NEWS..........................................................................................................................60
NEW SECRETARY OF STATE WARREN CHRISTOPHER ON EAST TIMOR........................................................62
TAKE ACTION TO SAVE HOUSE SELECT COMMITTEE ON HUNGER ..............................................................62
TIMORESE NORTH AMERICAN SPEAKING TOUR..........................................................................................63
UPCOMING U.S. SHOWINGS OF MANUFACTURING CONSENT - NOAM CHOMSKY AND THE MEDIA...............63
HUMAN RIGHTS MAN AT THE PENTAGON...................................................................................................64
HOW TO INFLUENCE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT POLICY ....................................................................64
EVENTS IN PORTUGAL............................................................................................................................... 66
SOARES: TIMOR IS A MATTER OF PRINCIPLE ..............................................................................................66
Page 4 East Timor Documents, Volume 20. January 11 - February 15, 1993.
HOLDING HANDS FOR XANANA.................................................................................................................66
GRANTS FOR TIMORESE..............................................................................................................................66
FOREIGN OFFICE CRITICISES SIC & RTP MEDIA.........................................................................................66
BISHOP OF SETUBAL DENOUNCES “SUCCESS DEMOCRACY” .....................................................................67
RESOURCES............................................................................................................................................... 67
UNCOVER DATABASE ARTICLE SEARCH.......................................................................................................67
TASK FORCE INDONESIA EMAILED NEWS & INFO FEEDS...........................................................................67
TAPOL BULLETIN CONTENTS .......................................................................................................................68
GOINGS-ON IN THE UDT............................................................................................................................ 68
PIRES: SOME TIMORESE ARE AS CRIMINAL AS THE INDONESIANS............................................................68
PAULO PIRES RESIGNS FROM UDT..............................................................................................................70
EAST TIMOR UDT WITNESS SARMENTO SPEAKS OUT..................................................................................70
OLIVEIRA, ANOTHER UDT WITNESS, SPEAKS OUT.......................................................................................71
MISCELLANEOUS ARTICLES ..................................................................................................................... 71
REPORT FROM ASIA-PACIFIC PEOPLE’S TRIBUNAL......................................................................................71
TOKYO-JAKARTA ‘AXIS’?..............................................................................................................................73
MIYAZAWA AND SUHARTO TALKS...............................................................................................................74
SUHARTO AND TOKYO SUMMIT...................................................................................................................74
UNPO ASSEMBLY OPENS WITH STRONG INTERNATIONAL INTEREST..........................................................74
A PRO-TIMOR GROUP IN CATALUNIA [SPAIN]..............................................................................................75
BRAZIL WAKES UP FOR EAST TIMOR ..........................................................................................................75
WESLEY-SMITH CHAMPIONS HIS BROTHER ................................................................................................75
‘FLASH’ FLOOD DEPARTING.........................................................................................................................75
WCOTP’S EAST TIMOR RESOLUTION............................................................................................................76
LOW-KEY VISIT TO AUSTRALIA BY INDONESIA’S TIMOR COMMANDER .......................................................76
UK GOVERNMENT STILL STANDING SOFT ...................................................................................................77

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Documents on East Timor from PeaceNet and connected computer networks 34, Dec. 1, 1994 - Jan. 16, 1995

EVENTS IN EAST TIMOR.............................................................................................................................. 4
SYAHNAKRI: “IF THEY COME OUT AGAIN, I’LL CUT THEM TO PIECES”.........................................................4
INDONESIA TO DEPORT JOURNALISTS FROM EAST TIMOR..........................................................................4
TIMOR BISHOP TELLS SECURITY FORCES TO BE HUMANE...........................................................................4
BBC SAYS DOZENS TORTURED IN DILI .........................................................................................................5
(CHINESE) BOAT PEOPLE FOUND IN E. TIMOR ..............................................................................................5
EAST TIMOR’S NEWSPAPER VANDALISED BY PRO-GOVERNMENT YOUTH GROUP .......................................5
FRUSTRATIONS OF A PARTICIPANT (MANUEL CARRASCALÃO).......................................................................6
THE REPRESSION WILL BE RESUMED IN JUST A FEW MOMENTS ...............................................................9
MORE OIL FOUND IN TIMOR SEA ...............................................................................................................12
FEAR FOR TORTURED TIMORESE ACTIVIST .................................................................................................12
EAST TIMOR’S BISHOP NOMINATED FOR NOBEL.........................................................................................12
INDONESIAN SOLDIER’S DIARY.................................................................................................................13
XANANA GUSMÃO END OF YEAR MESSAGE TO EAST TIMOR SOLIDARITY SUPPORTERS .............................14
RIOTS ERUPT AS EAST TIMORESE TURN ON MIGRANT TRADERS ................................................................16
FIVE KILLED IN EAST TIMORESE UNREST....................................................................................................16
BISHOP REPORTS ON INDONESIAN REPRESSION ......................................................................................16
MORE BAUCAU DETAILS ..............................................................................................................................17
EAST TIMOR ON EVE OF THE TALKS ...........................................................................................................17
RADIO AUSTRALIA ON MONDAY’S EVENTS IN DILI .....................................................................................18
CNRM STATEMENT ON VIOLENCE AND TRANSMIGRATION .........................................................................18
24 ARRESTED IN DILI ..................................................................................................................................19
Documents on East Timor from
PeaceNet and Connected Computer Networks
Volume 34: - December 1, 1994 - January 16, 1995
Published by:
East Timor Action Network / U.S.
P.O. Box 1182, White Plains, NY 10602 USA
Tel: 914-428-7299 Fax: 914-428-7383 E-mail PeaceNet:CSCHEINER or CSCHEINER@IGC.APC.ORG
These documents are produced approximately every two months and mailed to subscribers.
For additional or back copies, send US$25 per volume; add $3 for international air mail. Discount
rates: $10 for educational and non-profit institutions; $6 for U.S. activists; $8 international.
Subscription rates: $150 ($60 educational, $36 activist) for the next six issues. Add $18 ($12 activist)
for international air mail. Further subsidies are available for groups in Third World countries working
on East Timor. Checks should be made out to “ETAN.”
The material is grouped by subject, with articles under each category in approximately chronological
order. It is also available on IBM-compatible diskette, in either Word for Windows or ASCII format.
Reprinting and distribution without permission is welcomed.
Much of this information is translated and supplied by TAPOL (London), Task Force Indonesia (USA),
CDPM (Lisbon), CNRM, Free East Timor Japan Coalition, Mate-Bian News (Sydney), East Timor Ireland
Solidarity Campaign, and other activists and solidarity groups, but they are not responsible for edi -
torial comment or selection.
Page 2 East Timor Documents, Volume 34. December 1, 1994 - January 16, 1995.
WIDESPREAD TENSION IN EAST TIMOR.....................................................................................................19
AI URGENT ACTION ON DILI ARRESTS .......................................................................................................20
FOREIGN VISITORS TO BE SCREENED .......................................................................................................21
SIX TIMORESE PRISONERS ON HUNGER STRIKE........................................................................................21
MORE INDONESIAN LIES: MILITARY MURDERS 6 EAST TIMORESE CIVILIANS; 4 ABRI TROOPS KILLED .....22
AI ALERT ON CELSO OLIVEIRA ...................................................................................................................22
EVENTS IN INDONESIA.............................................................................................................................. 23
VOA: RIGHTS SITUATION WORSENS – YLBHI...............................................................................................23
VOA: CHECHNYA AND EAST TIMOR ............................................................................................................23
ABILIO ARAUJO TO THANK SUHARTO .........................................................................................................24
TIMORESE ARRESTED IN JAKARTA, WEST PAPUA........................................................................................24
RAP R.I.P. ....................................................................................................................................................24
ADITJONDRO HARASSMENT CONTINUES ................................................................................................. 24
INDONESIAN SUPPORTER OF EAST TIMORESE INDEPENDENCE ...............................................................24
UPDATE ON ADITJONDRO CASE.................................................................................................................25
ADITJONDRO TESTIFIES AT NEVES TRIAL ..................................................................................................25
NEW POLICE SUMMONS FOR ADITJONDRO...............................................................................................26
ADITJONDRO WANTS SUMMONS POSTPONED............................................................................................26
AI ALERT ON POSSIBLE ADITJONDRO ARREST............................................................................................26
COMPREHENSIVE ARTICLES & EDITORIALS............................................................................................ 27
COMING YEAR ‘CRUCIAL’ FOR EAST TIMOR.................................................................................................27
ASIAWEEK EDITORIAL: “TIMOR’S PAIN”.......................................................................................................28
EAST TIMOR — IT’S HOT BUT NOT BOILING................................................................................................29
EAST TIMORESE WOMEN TODAY ................................................................................................................31
EXPATRIATE TELLS OF CONTINUING HORRORS FACING EAST TIMOR ........................................................32
RAMOS HORTA OPTIMISTIC ABOUT TIMOR’S FUTURE..................................................................................32
VOA: EAST TIMOR’S FUTURE........................................................................................................................32
INDONESIA- OUTLOOK: TEMPERED CELEBRATIONS IN 1995 ......................................................................35
KOMPAS REVIEWS THE YEAR FOR EAST TIMOR...........................................................................................35
APEC, THE UNITED STATES & EAST TIMOR..................................................................................................36
UN RAPPORTEURS REPORT, VISIT AGAIN................................................................................................. 39
RAPPORTEUR ON EXTRAJUDICIAL EXECUTIONS VISITS INDONESIA AND EAST TIMOR..............................39
FULL TEXT OF THE REPORT BY THE SPECIAL RAPPORTEUR.........................................................................41
UN ENVOY TO GO TO EAST TIMOR .............................................................................................................53
TIMORESE WILL MEET ONLY AFTER JANUARY............................................................................................53
LOBBYING AT UPCOMING UN HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION ....................................................................54
FOREIGN MINISTERS MEET IN GENEVA................................................................................................... 54
ALATAS: INDONESIA SEEKS COMPREHENSIVE AGREEMENT......................................................................54
VOA: ALATAS TIMOR COMMENTARY.............................................................................................................54
VOA: UNSG TIGHT ON TIMOR MEETING.....................................................................................................55
SMALL NOTES ON EAST TIMOR...................................................................................................................55
VOA - TIMOR TALKS’ LIMITED OBJECTIVES ................................................................................................57
UNSG COMMUNIQUÉ ON EAST TIMOR TALKS..............................................................................................57
BBC ON GENEVA MEETING..........................................................................................................................58
INDONESIA AND PORTUGAL ‘MAKE PROGRESS’ IN TALKS..........................................................................58
INDONESIA, PORTUGAL AGREE TO NEW ALL-INCLUSIVE TALKS.................................................................59
LISBON SAYS OF EAST TIMOR THAT ‘TIME IS ON OUR SIDE’ .....................................................................60
JAKARTA WARY OF FULL INDEPENDENCE TALKS ........................................................................................60
East Timor Documents, Volume 34. December 1, 1994 - January 16, 1995. Page 3
NOTES ON MEETING IN GENEVA.................................................................................................................60
ALATAS: HORTA CAN TALK (BUT NOT POLITICAL ISSUES) ............................................................................61
JIM DUNN’S THOUGHTS ON GENEVA MEETING..........................................................................................61
EVENTS IN ASIA......................................................................................................................................... 62
KOREAN DEMONSTRATION FOR EAST TIMOR .............................................................................................62
MALAYSIA’S ATTACK ON WEST LACKS BITE .................................................................................................63
CNRM MESSAGE TO WORLD YOUTH, MANILA .............................................................................................63
EVENTS IN UK AND IRELAND ................................................................................................................... 64
INDONESIA USES THE NICHOLLS DELEGATION..........................................................................................64
MOTION IN IRISH SENATE ..........................................................................................................................65
BRITISH PEACE ACTIVIST TO SPEAK AT DUBLIN COMMEMORATION VIGIL .................................................66
SOME ATROCITIES ATTRACT A BLIND EYE..................................................................................................66
HUGH O’SHAUGHNESSY ON RTE WORLD REPORT......................................................................................67
BRITISH ANTI-HAWKS COALITION MEETING...............................................................................................67
CATHOLIC CHURCH SELLS BAE SHARES ....................................................................................................68
JOURNALISTS IN THE LINE OF FIRE...........................................................................................................68
M.E.P CALLS FOR UN OFFICE IN EAST TIMOR.............................................................................................68
THE TRIAL OF THE “WARTON FOUR”...........................................................................................................68
TIMORESE STUDENT FOR N.U.S. HONORARY PRESIDENT...........................................................................68
EVENTS IN EUROPE................................................................................................................................... 69
HORTA GIVES PORTUGAL TWO MONTHS.....................................................................................................69
TIMOR DIFFICULT TO PASS IN COUNCIL OF EUROPE? ................................................................................70
HUMAN RIGHTS DAY IN PARIS....................................................................................................................70
LETTER TO BILL CLINTON (FROM PORTUGUESE ACTIVISTS)........................................................................70
EVENTS IN CANADA................................................................................................................................... 71
CANADIAN PARLIAMENTARY LETTERS ON EAST TIMOR...............................................................................71
EVENTS IN AUSTRALIA.............................................................................................................................. 71
PILGER CALLS FOR ESCALATION OF EAST TIMOR CAMPAIGN .....................................................................71
INTERVIEW: JOHN PILGER..........................................................................................................................72
DECEMBER 7 IN DARWIN AND AUSTRALIA..................................................................................................74
DARWIN AND DILI UNIVERSITIES TO COOPERATE......................................................................................75
FIGHTING FOR FREEDOM............................................................................................................................75
INDONESIA AND REGIONAL CONFLICT AND RESOLUTION .........................................................................75
EVENTS IN THE UNITED STATES.............................................................................................................. 75
(PORTUGUESE) GOVERNMENT PAYS (WASHINGTON) LOBBY.......................................................................75
DECEMBER 7TH: “A DATE WHICH WILL LIVE IN INFAMY”... IN EAST TIMOR..................................................75
DECEMBER 7 PROTESTS TO MARK 19TH ANNIVERSARY ..............................................................................76
INDONESIA PICKING U.S. SITE FOR PLANE PLANT.....................................................................................76
CSM: KEEP PRESSING JAKARTA..................................................................................................................77
FORGETTING TIMOR....................................................................................................................................77
A WITNESS TO U.S. SUPPORTED HORROR (ALLAN NAIRN)..........................................................................77
RESOURCES............................................................................................................................................... 78
“QUITO” - OPERA IN SYDNEY ......................................................................................................................78
AETA CALENDAR ..........................................................................................................................................79
EAST TIMOR EXHIBITION VISITS IPSWICH..................................................................................................79
EAST TIMOR AND THE MEDIA......................................................................................................................79

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

HISTORICAL ISSUES.................................................................................................................................. 11
THE BALIBO DECLARATIONS - HOW MANY ARE THERE AND WHO WROTE THEM? ......................................11
THE BALIBO DECLARATION.....................................................................................................................12
INDONESIAN TERMS DILI KILLINGS AN “ACCIDENT”..................................................................................15
INVASION OF TIMOR: THE US “ANTENNA”...................................................................................................15
EVENTS IN EAST TIMOR............................................................................................................................ 16
JOURNALIST EXPELLED FROM EAST TIMOR ................................................................................................16
ALL SEEING ARMY HOLDS FORT IN EAST TIMOR.........................................................................................16
UPDATE ON INTERNAL SITUATION OF EAST TIMOR.....................................................................................17
INTERVIEW WITH AUSTRALIAN AMBASSADOR ALLAN TAYLOR................................................................17
NINJA JUSTICE............................................................................................................................................18
DEJA VU ......................................................................................................................................................18
NEW APPROACH IN EAST TIMOR NEEDED ..................................................................................................19
INDONESIA STEPS UP MILITARY PRESENCE IN DILI ...................................................................................20
1995 MAY BE TIMOR WATERSHED................................................................................................................20
ABRI SETS UP GUARD TO DEFEND INTEGRASI ............................................................................................20
TENSION RISES AFTER UN RESCHEDULES TIMORESE TALKS......................................................................21
CIVILIANS TO RECEIVE MILITARY TRAINING...............................................................................................21
REPORT OF US PROTESTANT DELEGATION TO TIMOR.................................................................................21
INDONESIA’S “CLANDESTINE” LISTS ...........................................................................................................22
Documents on East Timor from
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Double issue
Volumes 36-37: March 13 - June 26, 1995
Published by:
East Timor Action Network / U.S.
P.O. Box 1182, White Plains, NY 10602 USA
Tel: 914-428-7299 Fax: 914-428-7383 E-mail PeaceNet:CSCHEINER or CSCHEINER@IGC.APC.ORG
These documents are produced approximately every two months and mailed to subscribers.
For additional or back copies, send US$25 per volume; add $3 for international air mail. Discount
rates: $10 for educational and non-profit institutions; $6 for U.S. activists; $8 international.
Subscription rates: $150 ($60 educational, $36 activist) for the next six issues. Add $18 ($12 activist)
for international air mail. Further subsidies are available for groups in Third World countries working
on East Timor. Checks should be made out to “ETAN.”
The material is grouped by subject, with articles under each category in approximately chronological
order. It is also available on IBM-compatible diskette, in either Word for Windows or ASCII format.
Reprinting and distribution without permission is welcomed.
Much of this information is translated and supplied by TAPOL and BCET (London), Task Force Indonesia (USA), CDPM (Lisbon), CNRM, Free East Timor Japan Coalition, Mate-Bian News (Sydney), East
Timor Ireland Solidarity Campaign, ETIC (Aotearoa), Australians for a Free East Timor (Darwin) and
other activists and solidarity groups, but they are not responsible for editorial comment or selection.
Page 2 East Timor Documents, Volumes 36-37. March 13 - June 26, 1995.
TWO EAST TIMOR REBELS KILLED IN SHOOT-OUT......................................................................................22
EARTHQUAKE IN EAST TIMOR ....................................................................................................................22
NURSE FEARED FOR LIFE IN EAST TIMOR ...................................................................................................23
EYEWITNESS REPORT ON OCCUPIED EAST TIMOR.................................................................................23
SOLDIER KILLED IN VIQUEQUE...................................................................................................................24
GUERRILLA CAPTURED ................................................................................................................................24
KILLED IN JAIL UNDER TORTURE - RUMOR FALSE......................................................................................24
FILOMENO DOS SANTOS IS NOT DEAD ..................................................................................................24
INDONESIA REPLACES EAST TIMOR MILITARY COMMANDER .....................................................................25
COL. M. SIMBOLON PLEDGES TO RESPECT HUMAN RIGHTS ..................................................................25
SOCIAL PROBLEMS DOMINATE EAST TIMOR ...............................................................................................26
EAST TIMOR’S REQUEST FOR RIGHTS BRANCH HAILED ..............................................................................26
INDONESIA RIGHTS BODY TO OPEN OFFICE IN EAST TIMOR.................................................................26
PROTESTANT VOICE RAISED IN SUPPORT OF TIMOR ..................................................................................26
STATEMENT OF THE REVEREND ARLINDO MARCAL................................................................................27
POLICE WARN AGAINST PROTESTS DURING TALKS ....................................................................................28
INDONESIA PAPERS LOOK TO PAGE CUTS, PRICE RISES............................................................................28
TEACHING JOBS AT UNTIM..........................................................................................................................28
ALATAS DEFENDS HUMAN-RIGHTS RECORD IN E. TIMOR..........................................................................29
ALATAS SEEKS EAST TIMORESE YOUTH’S SUPPORT IN DILI ........................................................................30
ALI ALATAS: WOULD RAMOS HORTA REALLY DARE TO COME TO EAST TIMOR?...........................................30
RAMOS HORTA COMMENTS ON ALI ALATAS’ DILI INTERVIEW ................................................................31
TIMORESE LIVE IN POVERTY .......................................................................................................................31
INDONESIAN MILITARY ATTACK DILI RELIGIOUS PROCESSION .................................................................32
IMPROVE TIMOR SCENE: ALATAS ................................................................................................................32
RECENT ARRESTS AND OTHER INCIDENTS IN EAST TIMOR........................................................................33
THE “AUTONOMY” QUESTION ................................................................................................................... 33
HOME MINISTER RULES OUT SPECIAL STATUS............................................................................................33
SPECIAL STATUS FOR ET ?...........................................................................................................................33
SUHARTO ‘MOVEMENT’ ON TIMOR?.............................................................................................................34
EAST TIMOR - SUHARTO PROPOSES SPECIAL STATUS.................................................................................34
INDONESIA’S SUHARTO INCREASES AUTONOMY FOR SOME DISTRICTS ....................................................34
‘AUTONOMY’ FOR TIMOR DISTRICT ........................................................................................................34
EAST TIMOR: THE CASE FOR INTEGRATION ................................................................................................34
COMMENT FROM PAULO TEIXEIRA: ........................................................................................................36
LIQUICA KILLINGS REVERBERATE ........................................................................................................... 36
CIVIL SERVANTS IN LIQUICA FACE DISMISSAL ...........................................................................................36
MAJ. GEN. ADANG SPEAKS HIS MIND.........................................................................................................36
TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES: COMMISSION TREADS SOFTLY ON TIMOR KILLINGS ....................................37
RUMOURED DISMISSAL OF 5 OFFICERS OVER LIQUICA..............................................................................38
MILITARY HONOUR COUNCIL VERDICT ON LIQUICA KILLINGS ..................................................................38
INDONESIAN ARMY CHIEF WARNS OF SECURITY THREATS ........................................................................39
INDONESIA COURT-MARTIALING TWO SOLDIERS.......................................................................................39
TWO OFFICERS FACE COURT MARTIALS .................................................................................................39
I KILLED TIMOR SIX: SOLDIER ....................................................................................................................39
LIEUTENANT ADMITS GIVING ORDER TO KILL DETAINEES .........................................................................39
OFFICER FACES JAIL IN TIMOR KILLINGS...................................................................................................40
SOLDIERS FACES SIX YEARS OVER LIQUICA KILLINGS..........................................................................40
SOLDIERS IN LIQUICA KILLING SEEK ACQUITTALS.....................................................................................41
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SOLDIER JAILED OVER LIQUICA KILLING...................................................................................................41
INDONESIAN SOLDIER JAILED FOR EAST TIMOR DEATHS.....................................................................42
XANANA GUSMÃO ACTIVE......................................................................................................................... 42
XANANA’S LETTER TO ASIA-PACIFIC CONFEREN CE ON EAST TIMOR...........................................................42
INDEPENDEN INTERVIEWS XANANA GUSMÃO ............................................................................................43
XANANA GUSMÃO AND THE PRO-DEMOCRACY MOVEMENT...................................................................45
XANANA LETTER TO AKSI ............................................................................................................................46
TO: WENDY ROBERTSON, RESISTANCE SOCIALIST YOUTH ORGANISATION, APRIL 23...........................46
XANANA ILL.................................................................................................................................................46
XANANA GETS CHECK-UP AT CAROLUS.......................................................................................................47
XANANA TO GET CHECK-UP....................................................................................................................47
REUTER ON XANANA CHECK-UP.............................................................................................................47
DETAINED INDEPENDENCE LEADER TRANSFERRED TO HOSPITAL........................................................47
XANANA GUSMÃO HEALTH UPDATE.............................................................................................................48
XANANA WRITES AKSI- EAST TIMOR DAY OF NATIONAL ACTION ................................................................48
XANANA GUSMÃO STATEMENT AT PARLIAMENTARY CONFERENCE.............................................................49
XANANA TO BE INDULTED? .........................................................................................................................54
CLEMENCY FOR XANANA NOT UNDER CONSIDERATION .......................................................................54
RESISTANCE LEADERS MEET AND SPEAK OUT ....................................................................................... 55
A PORTUGUESE CITIZEN (DOMINGOS SARMENTO ALVES INTERVIEW) .......................................................55
STUDENTS TAKE LEAD IN EAST TIMOR RESISTANCE..............................................................................57
CNRM ON DEATH PENALTY FOR FLOR CONTEMPLACION............................................................................58
TIMORESE SUMMIT MEETING......................................................................................................................58
DIPLOMATIC FRONT PREPARES FOR ACTION ..............................................................................................58
TIMORESE RESISTANCE CONFERENCE REINFORCES UNITY ..................................................................59
TIMOR’S INDEPENDENCE: XANANA AND XIMENES MUST BE INVOLVED ....................................................59
‘KEEP STRUGGLING’: THE SPIRIT OF THE EAST TIMORESE UNDERGROUND ..............................................60
ET STUDENT ORGANISATION CALLS FOR SOLIDARITY ................................................................................61
GENEROUS LIES..........................................................................................................................................61
RAMOS HORTA: ALATAS’S ALBATROSS.........................................................................................................63
ALATAS RESPONDS: TALL TALES .............................................................................................................64
BISHOP BELO IN EUROPE ......................................................................................................................... 64
BISHOP BELO TO VISIT PORTUGAL..............................................................................................................64
BELO: INDONESIANS ARE WORSE THAN COMMUNISTS AND ATHEISTS......................................................64
THE SHY BISHOP WITH MANY HEADACHES............................................................................................66
SOARES BACKS EAST TIMOR BISHOP .........................................................................................................67
BELO TO PORTUGAL AND SALZBURG “ON VATICAN ORDERS” ....................................................................67
BELO PRAYS FOR SALZBURG TALKS ............................................................................................................67
XIMENES BELO CAUTIOUS IN MADRID.......................................................................................................68
TIMOR - IN BETWEEN THE LINES ................................................................................................................68
DURÃO’S SECRET MEETING WITH XIMENES BELO ......................................................................................68
PORTUGUESE LANGUAGE DYING OUT IN TIMOR – BISHOP.........................................................................69
BELO: NO RESOURCES TO REINTRODUCE PORTUGUESE LANGUAGE.....................................................69
BISHOP WITH CHARISMA TO UNITE SQUABBLING TIMORESE FACTIONS....................................................71
BELO SEEN AS MISREPRESENTING STRUGGLE AS A RELIGIOUS WAR ...................................................71
JOHN PAUL II ADDRESSES NEW INDONESIAN AMBASSADOR ....................................................................72
EAST TIMORESE PRISONERS AND THEIR TRIALS ................................................................................... 72
COMMISSION FOR HUMAN RIGHTS ASKS FOR REDUCED SENTENCES FOR POLITICAL PRISONERS ..........72
TRIAL OF 13 TIMORESE DEMONSTRATORS STARTED...................................................................................72
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COURT TRIES DEMONSTRATOR ..............................................................................................................72
TIMORESE JAILED FOR JANUARY PROTEST.................................................................................................72
EAST TIMOR DISSIDENTS JAILED ...........................................................................................................72
INDONESIA POLICE ARREST 4 EAST TIMORESE ..........................................................................................73
17 EAST TIMORESE FACE TRIAL ON NINJA ISSUE........................................................................................73
JOSÉ ANTONIO BELO JAILED ......................................................................................................................73
INDONESIAN ‘LEGAL’ PROCESS (J.A. BELO TRIAL)..................................................................................73
30 EAST TIMORESE YOUTHS ARRESTED. .....................................................................................................74
LETTER FROM TIMORESE PRISONERS IN EAST JAVA (MALANG AND SEMARANG) .......................................74
HENRIQUE BELMIRO ON TRIAL ...................................................................................................................75
COURT SENTENCES THREE “NINJAS” TO FIVE MONTHS JAIL......................................................................75
TIMORESE REFUGEES TRY TO GET OUT .................................................................................................. 76
HONG KONG & TIMORESE REFUGEES ........................................................................................................76
THE PASSAGE TO FREEDOM ........................................................................................................................76
700 TIMORESE ASK ASYLUM IN OZ..............................................................................................................77
ABIDIN: NO LONGER CITIZENS..............................................................................................................77
EAST TIMORESE REFUSED ASYLUM ........................................................................................................78
CHINESE BUSINESSMEN LEAVE TIMOR.......................................................................................................78
EAST TIMOR ‘BOAT PEOPLE’ TO DARWIN.....................................................................................................79
NAMES OF YOUNG EAST TIMORESE BOAT PEOPLE SEEKING REFUGE IN AUSTRALIA.............................79
HABIBIE ANGERED BY ARRIVAL OF EAST TIMORESE REFUGEES .................................................................79
EAST TIMOR REFUGEES POSE DILEMMA FOR CANBERRA............................................................................80
RED CROSS WARNS OTHERS MAY FOLLOW EAST TIMORESE......................................................................80
PORTUGAL SAYS E. TIMORESE AT RISK IF RETURNED HOME......................................................................81
DARWIN’S FIGHT FOR REFUGEES................................................................................................................81
EAST TIMORESE BOAT PEOPLE MOVED FROM DARWIN TO ISOLATED LOCATION .......................................81
LETTER TO DARWIN’S IMMIGRATION DEPT. ................................................................................................82
LET THE EAST TIMORESE BOAT PEOPLE STAY!.............................................................................................83
TIMORESE CAN RETURN: ARMY...................................................................................................................83
A BLOOD BOND PAID IN SHAME .................................................................................................................84
EVENTS IN INDONESIA.............................................................................................................................. 84
ARAUJO: “ENOUGH OF ALL THIS SUFFERING...”..........................................................................................84
PERSISTENT THORN IN THE FLESH.............................................................................................................86
SUHARTO’S NEW CRACKDOWN ...................................................................................................................87
MORE STUDENT LEADERS ARRESTED IN INDONESIA.................................................................................88
MARSINAH CASE FRAME-UP FOILED?..........................................................................................................89
MAY DAY MARCHERS BASHED IN INDONESIA ............................................................................................89
POLITICAL TIDE IS TURNING SLOWLY.........................................................................................................89
EAST TIMOR’S YOUTH TRAPPED IN TWILIGHT WORLD ................................................................................90
AN AMERICAN SCHOLAR INTERROGATED ...................................................................................................90
BOB HEFNER ARRESTED BY JAKARTA POLICE........................................................................................90
PORTUGUESE INVITED TO YOUTH MARCH ..................................................................................................91
INDONESIAN PRESS HARASSED................................................................................................................ 91
POLICE RAID AJI .........................................................................................................................................91
IFJ CONDEMNS INDONESIA ‘CAMPAIGN OF INTIMIDATION’..................................................................91
JOURNALISTS’ ARRESTS SIGNAL NEW PRESS CRACKDOWN IN INDONESIA..........................................92
MEDIA AGAINST MEDIA, JOURNALIST AGAINST JOURNALIST.....................................................................92
JOURNALISTS ARRESTED IN JAKARTA ........................................................................................................93
GOVERNMENT ASKS EDITORS TO FIRE AJI JOURNALISTS ..........................................................................93
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BULLETINS VERSUS BULLETS: THE POLITICS OF THE ALTERNATIVE MEDIA IN INDONESIA........................94
IFJ: CRACKDOWN CREATES FEAR ...............................................................................................................95
OPEN LETTER FROM IMPRISONED JOURNALISTS .......................................................................................95
JOURNALISTS WRITE FROM PRISON ......................................................................................................96
PRESS FREEDOM IN INDONESIA DETERIORATING.....................................................................................96
TEMPO WINS CASE AGAINST HARMOKO......................................................................................................97
TEMPO AND PRESS FREEDOM DAY .........................................................................................................97
TEMPO COURT ORDER............................................................................................................................98
THE HAZARDOUS BUSINESS OF JOURNALISM IN INDONESIA....................................................................98
PRAMUDYA’S BOOK ON BURU BANNED .......................................................................................................99
ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF BANNING OF INDONESIAN PUBLICATIONS MARKED ....................................99
PRESS CLOSURES IN INDONESIA ONE YEAR LATER...............................................................................99
OPPRESSION IN WEST PAPUA, FLORES .................................................................................................. 101
MINING PROTESTS MET WITH MASSACRE................................................................................................. 101
MORE KILLINGS OF INDIGENOUS PEOPLE WITHIN THE FREEPORT CONCESSION AREA ......................... 102
KILLINGS AND TORTURE IN FLORES ......................................................................................................... 103
MAUMERE RELIGIOUS PROVOCATIONS................................................................................................ 104
ANTI-CATHOLIC VIOLENCE IN INDONESIA........................................................................................... 104
FLORES RIOTS ...................................................................................................................................... 104
GREENS ATTACK INACTION ON WEST PAPUA KILLINGS ........................................................................... 104
GEORGE ADITJONDRO IN EXILE ............................................................................................................ 105
BORDERING THE UNREPRESENTED: OR, WHY IS THERE A FOURTH WORLD MOVEMENT ?...................... 105
SCHOLAR SPEAKS ON INDONESIAN DEMOCRACY.................................................................................... 106
RE-THINKING THE CONCEPT OF “MELANESIA” ......................................................................................... 107
LBH: ADITJONDRO MAY FACE TRIAL ......................................................................................................... 107
OZ ACADEMICS APPEAL FOR GEORGE ADITJONDRO................................................................................ 107
DEVELOPMENT? YES? HUMAN RIGHTS? NO! ............................................................................................. 108
INDONESIA TO ASK INTERPOL FOR HELP ON ACADEMIC......................................................................... 109
GEORGE ADITJONDRO INTERVIEW........................................................................................................... 110
ACTIVIST HANDOVER REJECTED............................................................................................................... 110
OZ SAYS NO TO GJA ARREST................................................................................................................ 110
TIMOR ACTIVIST IN BI D TO STAY HERE..................................................................................................... 110
CONFLICTING PRESSURES ON ACTIVIST ADITJONDRO ............................................................................ 111
U.N. ACTIVITIES AND RESPONSES .......................................................................................................... 112
INDONESIA CONTESTS UN REPORT ON TIMOR......................................................................................... 112
EYE ON ASIA: “A UN REPORT ON EAST TIMOR; 1991 SHOOTING WAS ‘A PLANNED MILITARY OPERATION’”112
ALATAS-BARROSO MEETING DELAYED ALSO (PROPOSED) ........................................................................ 113
TRIPARTITE UN TALKS ON EAST TIMOR POSTPONED ........................................................................... 113
BOUTROS-GHALI VISITS JAKARTA............................................................................................................. 113
ET LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY DECLARATION TO BOUTROS GHALI .......................................................... 114
SECURITY TIGHTENED FOR BBG VISIT ................................................................................................. 114
UN CHIEF BELIEVES EAST TIMOR TALKS MAKING PROGRESS................................................................... 114
UN SECRETARY OPTIMISTIC ABOUT EAST TIMOR RESOLUTION............................................................ 114
TIMORESE MEET UN SECRETARY-GENERAL .............................................................................................. 114
UN ECONOMIC, SOCIAL AND CULTURAL RIGHTS COMMITTEE DISCUSSES REPORT OF PORTUGAL.......... 115
ALL-INCLUSIVE TIMORESE DIALOGUE................................................................................................... 115
UN BRINGS TIMORESE TOGETHER; MEETING SET FOR APRIL IN SALZBURG ............................................ 115
ABILIO ARAUJO CRITICAL OF UN.............................................................................................................. 115
TIMOR: TALKS IN JEOPARDY..................................................................................................................... 116
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TIMOR TALKS’ PARTICIPANTS .................................................................................................................... 116
ALATAS ON INTER-TIMORESE TALKS......................................................................................................... 116
JAKARTA BACKS TIMOR TALKS DESPITE UN PUSH: ALATAS.................................................................. 116
ANTI-UN DEMONSTRATION IN DILI TOMORROW ...................................................................................... 117
MOVE TO SABOTAGE UN TALKS ............................................................................................................ 117
EAST TIMORESE RALLIED TO OPPOSE TALKS ....................................................................................... 117
ADANG WARNS AGAINST CHAOS IN APRIL ............................................................................................... 117
INDONESIA’S LATEST EAST TIMOR MANOEUVRES: SALZBURG INTRA-TIMORESE MEETING POSTPONED . 117
HORTA: INDONESIA IS NOT INTERESTED IN INTER-TIMORESE TALKS ..................................................... 118
RESISTANCE CHALLENGE TO DURÃO ........................................................................................................ 119
“SETTLEMENT FOR TIMOR - ONLY WITH XANANA AND XIMENES” (RAMOS HORTA) .................................. 119
PORTUGUESE LANGUAGE CITIES CONDEMN TALKS DELAY ...................................................................... 120
CRITICISM AND EXPLANATIONS ............................................................................................................... 120
BELO TO PARTICIPATE IN UN TALKS......................................................................................................... 121
INTERVIEW WITH MARIO CARRASCALÃO .................................................................................................. 121
FORMER EAST TIMOR GOVERNOR ON XANANA.................................................................................... 122
ALL-INCLUSIVE INTRA-EAST-TIMORESE DIALOGUE SCHEDULED FOR 2-5 JUNE IN AUSTRIA.................... 122
INDONESIAN CRITICS TO ATTEND UN’S TIMOR TALKS ............................................................................. 122
EAST TIMORESE WELCOME FRESH TALKS................................................................................................. 123
TIMOR RESISTANCE PESSIMISTIC ABOUT AUSTRIA MEETING .............................................................. 123
AN ASSESSMENT OF “ALL INCLUSIVE INTRA EAST TIMORESE DIALOGUE” ................................................ 123
THREAT TO QUIT AT EAST TIMOR TALKS.................................................................................................... 125
CALL FOR INDONESIA PULLOUT AT EAST TIMOR TALKS............................................................................ 125
FORMER TIMORESE ENEMIES MAKE PEACE.............................................................................................. 126
EAST TIMOR ACTIVISTS UPBEAT AFTER TALKS IN AUSTRIA........................................................................ 126
E TIMOR TALKS RESULT IN CONSENSUS................................................................................................... 126
INTRA-EAST TIMORESE DIALOGUE ADOPTS ‘BURG SCHLAINING DECLARATION’ ..................................... 127
TIMOR DIALOG ENDS, MORE TALKS AHEAD.............................................................................................. 127
LOPES DA CRUZ ON TALKS........................................................................................................................ 128
ALATAS CAUTIOUS ON NEW TIMOR DIALOG PROSPECTS.......................................................................... 128
ALATAS ON TALKS................................................................................................................................. 128
ALATAS: NO LOSER IN EAST TIMOR DIALOG......................................................................................... 128
LOPES DA CRUZ: “I WAS CHEATED BY RAMOS HORTA” ............................................................................. 129
ETRA REPORT ON AUSTRIA EAST TIMOR MEETING.................................................................................... 129
CNRM STATEMENT ON INTRA-EAST TIMORESE DIALOGUE AND ‘BURG SCHLAINING’ DECLARATION ....... 132
SELF CONFIDENCE VITAL OVER E TIMOR.................................................................................................. 132
EAST TIMOR NEGOTIATIONS COULD NOW BE ENTERING DECISIVE PHASE ............................................. 133
TIMOR GAP OIL AND OTHER CORPORATE INTERESTS .......................................................................... 133
MORE OIL DISCOVERIES IN TIMOR GAP ................................................................................................... 133
PETROZ: RELYING ON EAST TIMOR’S OIL.................................................................................................. 134
RTZ LINKS UP WITH FREEPORT: A MARRIAGE MADE IN HADES ................................................................ 134
CHURCH INVESTORS LOST IN RTZ’S MORASS........................................................................................... 135
CLAIMS OF BHP OFFER OF AID FOR TIMOR............................................................................................... 136
AUSTRALIA, THE TIMOR GAP AND THE WORLD COURT............................................................................. 136
CODDLING INDONESIA IN THE NAME OF BUSINESS ........................................................................... 138
TEXACO ANNUAL SHAREHOLDER MEETING REPORT ................................................................................ 139
EVENTS IN AUSTRALIA............................................................................................................................ 141
CLOSER AUSTRALIA-INDONESIA TIES BUOY IPTN BID............................................................................. 141
INDONESIANS AND AUSTRALIANS IN JOINT MILITARY EXERCISES.......................................................... 141
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EAST TIMOR CAMPAIGN IN AUSTRALIA PICKS UP PACE............................................................................ 141
INDONESIANS IN DARWIN........................................................................................................................ 141
AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMEN T SUPPORTS CONVICTED MURDERER ............................................................. 142
PANJAITAN VISITING AUSTRALIA.......................................................................................................... 142
PANJAITAN VISIT A DISGRACE ............................................................................................................. 143
PROTEST FOR EAST TIMOR........................................................................................................................ 143
END THE ATROCITY IN EAST TIMOR......................................................................................................... 143
AUSTRALIA PART OF JAKARTA’S TIMOR WAR EFFORT................................................................................ 144
“ORDER OF AUSTRALIA” FOR ALI ALATAS .................................................................................................. 145
AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMEN T SHAMELESSLY SUCKS UP TO ALATAS....................................................... 145
ARAUJO TO MEET WITH EVANS AT THE HAGUE ......................................................................................... 145
OZ SUBSIDY TO ICRC IN ET....................................................................................................................... 145
DARWIN ANZAC DAY INCLUDES EAST TIMORESE ..................................................................................... 145
ANZAC DAY IN DARWIN (HATUDO DALAN REMEMBERED).................................................................... 146
ADELAIDE CAMPAIGN FOR EAST TIMOR TAKES OFF.................................................................................. 146
PROTEST AGAINST HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS...................................................................................... 146
MELBOURNE RALLY FOR EAST TIMOR ...................................................................................................... 147
CONFERENCE: PEACEMAKING INITIATIVES FOR EAST TIMOR................................................................... 147
RALLIES DEMAND: FREE EAST TIMOR, END MILITARY TIES! .................................................................... 147
MANTIRI AS INDON. AMBASSADOR TO AUSTRALIA ................................................................................... 148
INDONS OPPRESSIVE: EVANS................................................................................................................... 149
PICKET HABIBIE ON AUSTRALIAN TOUR .................................................................................................... 149
TOP INDONESIAN FLIES TO PERTH ...................................................................................................... 150
OVER 120 PICKET HABI BIE ON HIS ARRIVAL IN AUSTRALIA ................................................................. 151
BUILDING A STRONGER MOVEMENT FOR EAST TIMOR ............................................................................. 151
JAIL FOR TIMOR ACTION ........................................................................................................................... 152
DARWIN CONFERENCE: INDONESIA AND REGIONAL CONFLICT RESOLUTION ........................................ 152
TIMOR ACTIVISTS APPEAL HARSH SENTENCE........................................................................................... 152
NT STUDENT UNION ‘ADOPTS’ EAST TIMOR PRISONERS........................................................................... 153
MELBOURNE DEMO FOR EVANS AND INDONESIAN AMBASSADOR ........................................................... 153
EAST TIMOR, ASIA-PACIFIC RALLY TO OPEN RESISTANCE CONFERENCE ................................................. 153
NEW INDONESIAN AMBASSADOR TO OZ - EVANS STATEMENTS ............................................................... 154
EVENTS IN AOTEAROA ............................................................................................................................ 154
MCKINNON TO LOOK INTO ACTION ON INDONESIA ................................................................................ 154
ETIC SUPPORTS EFFORT TO COLLECT TODD AWARD ................................................................................ 154
EVENTS IN ASIA....................................................................................................................................... 155
INDONESIA-MALAYSIA AIRCRAFT SWAP .................................................................................................... 155
EAST TIMOR RAISED AT DINNER IN BEIJING............................................................................................ 155
EVENTS IN AFRICA .................................................................................................................................. 155
CHANGING TIMES - MAPUTO’S RENEWED INTEREST IN EAST TIMOR ....................................................... 155
MANDELA’S STRANGE LINKS TO HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSER........................................................................ 156
EDITORIAL: GOING CHEAP: A FOREIGN POLICY .................................................................................. 157
SOUTH AFRICA - EAST TIMOR SOLIDARITY GROUP ................................................................................... 157
EVENTS IN BRITAIN................................................................................................................................. 158
TIMORESE STUDENT HONOURED.............................................................................................................. 158
DIRECT ACTION TO STOP HAWK FIGHTER AIRCRAFT LEAVING FOR INDONESIA...................................... 158
ACTION TO SUPPORT CHRIS COLE ....................................................................................................... 158
PLOUGHSHARES ACTIVIST SENTENCED TO SIX MONTHS .................................................................... 158
UK PACIFIST JAILED FOR ANNOYING BRITISH AEROSPACE................................................................. 159
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PROTESTS AT BRITISH AEROSPACE AGM PRESS REPORTS........................................................................ 159
MORE BLOOD FOR BAE......................................................................................................................... 160
DIE-IN LINKS LONDON WITH EAST TIMOR........................................................................................... 160
PILGER SAYS AUSTRALIAN LEADERS APOLOGISTS FOR BIG POWERS....................................................... 161
EVENTS IN PORTUGAL............................................................................................................................. 161
SPANISH LABELS ON INDONESIAN PINEAPPLE......................................................................................... 161
INDONESIAN COMPUTER COMPONENTS REJECTED BY PARLIAMENT....................................................... 161
SUHARTO’S DAUGHTER PAYS FOR “LUSO-INDONESIA” EVENING............................................................. 161
THE MEMORY OF TIMOR............................................................................................................................ 162
INDONESIA ROCKS THE CRADLE .............................................................................................................. 162
EAST TIMOR AND THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY ............................................................................... 163
EAST TIMOR COULD BE CATALYST FOR INDONESIAN CHANGE – MINISTER......................................... 164
ANDERSON: MEMORIES, PREDICTIONS AND THE MAGIC NAME............................................................... 165
TIMOR ON THE MAP (JOURNADAS ENDS).................................................................................................. 166
YENI DAMAYANTI: XANANA HERO TO INDONESIA’S YOUTH .................................................................... 166
PORTUGUESE NATIONAL BANK FINANCED MANUEL MACEDO .................................................................. 167
PORTUGUESE SCHOOL IN JAKARTA AND OTHER PIFA FOLKLORE ............................................................ 168
TIMORESE WANT TO JOIN THE UCCLA...................................................................................................... 168
BASE STRATEGIES ..................................................................................................................................... 168
EXPO 98 - INDONESIA NOT INVITED ......................................................................................................... 169
NO MUSIC IN INDONESIA......................................................................................................................... 169
SUHARTO REAPS PROFITS......................................................................................................................... 169
LISBON DOUBTS JAKARTA WILL CHANGE POLICIES ................................................................................. 169
WHEN TO LEARN IS TO RESIST ................................................................................................................. 169
THE NEXT STEPS - AMBITIONS PLANS.................................................................................................. 170
PORTUGUESE DOORS OPEN TO INDONESIANS ........................................................................................ 170
PORTUGUESE DOCTORS MAY BOYCOTT WMA MEETING IN INDONESIA ................................................... 171
PORTUGUESE MEP JOÃO SOARES INDIGNANT......................................................................................... 172
NUNO ROCHA CRITICAL OF JAKARTA........................................................................................................ 172
WORLD PARLIAMENTARIANS MEET IN LISBON ......................................................................................... 172
PARLIAMENTARIANS WANT GUSMÃO FREED ........................................................................................ 173
PARLIAMENTARIANS ON SRI BINTANG PAMUNGKAS............................................................................ 173
INTERNATIONAL INTER-PARLIAMENTARY CONFERENCE “LISBON DECLARATION” .............................. 173
EVENTS IN IRELAND................................................................................................................................ 175
PILGER GETS AWARD FROM DUBLIN CITY UNIVERSITY ............................................................................ 175
PROTEST AT AUSTRALIAN EMBASSY IN DUBLIN ........................................................................................ 175
IRISH HIT AUSTRALIA ON TIMOR RIGHTS ............................................................................................ 175
IRISH DEMOCRATIC LEFT MOTION............................................................................................................ 175
IRISH TO PROTEST HABIBI ........................................................................................................................ 175
INDONESIAN AMBASSADOR IN IRELAND............................................................................................. 175
ENVOY AVOIDS TIMOR PROTEST.......................................................................................................... 176
HABIBIE IN IRELAND............................................................................................................................ 176
HUMAN RIGHTS AND WRONGS IN EAST TIMOR ................................................................................... 176
IRISH MEP LINKS EU GRANT TO RIGHTS IN INDONESIA.......................................................................... 177
IRISH SENATE TO DEBATE LISBON DECLARATION .................................................................................... 177
NORRIS CALLS FOR TRIBUNAL ON EAST TIMOR GENOCIDE ..................................................................... 177
EVENTS IN GERMANY - AND RETALIATION............................................................................................. 178
SUHARTO UNWELCOME IN WEIMAR.......................................................................................................... 178
GERMAN CITY DECLARES SUHARTO UNWELCOME GUEST ................................................................... 178
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PROTESTS AT THE HANOVER INDUSTRIAL FAIR........................................................................................ 178
PASTORS WRITE TO KOHL......................................................................................................................... 178
DRESDEN’S ROWDY WELCOME FOR SUHARTO ......................................................................................... 179
SUHARTO’S TROUBLES IN DRESDEN .................................................................................................... 179
SUHARTO’S VISIT TO DRESDEN ................................................................................................................. 179
PROTESTS AROUSE JAKARTA ANGER ........................................................................................................ 180
SUHARTO DIRECTLY THREATENS DISSIDENTS..................................................................................... 180
ASAHI ON SUHARTO’S CRACKDOWN......................................................................................................... 181
PROTESTERS ‘INSANE,’ SAYS SUHARTO .................................................................................................... 181
OPPOSITION THREATENED WITH JAIL IN INDONESIA.............................................................................. 181
GOENAWAN, BINTANG DENY INVOLVEMENT IN GERMAN PROTEST ......................................................... 182
BINTANG SUMMONED BY POLICE ............................................................................................................. 183
INDONESIA POLICE TO QUESTION MP ON TUESDAY............................................................................ 183
INDONESIAN MP FACES POSSIBLE DEFAMATION CHARGE .................................................................. 183
BINTANG INVITATION CONFIRMED ........................................................................................................... 183
INTERVIEWS YENI & OLTMANS ................................................................................................................. 183
GOVERNMENT ATTACKS INDIVIDUALS FOR DEMONSTRATIONS IN GERMANY ......................................... 184
PAMUNGKAS MP NAMED AS ‘SUSPECT’ ..................................................................................................... 184
SRI BINTANG PAMUNGKAS MP: FEAR OF ARREST................................................................................. 184
SUHARTO RETALIATES AGAINST CRITICS: OFFI CIAL REACTIONS TO DEMONSTRATIONS IN GERMANY.... 185
BINTANG TO FACE POLICE THURSDAY ...................................................................................................... 188
BINTANG QUESTIONING BOGGED DOWN ............................................................................................ 188
SRI BINTANG, SRITEX, AND HARMOKO:.................................................................................................... 189
ECONOMY, TRADE AND THE OMISSION OF HUMAN RIGHTS .................................................................. 190
THE CHARGES AGAINST SRI BINTANG..................................................................................................... 192
EVENTS IN EUROPE................................................................................................................................. 192
BUSINESS DEALS BETWEEN MADRID AND JAKARTA................................................................................. 192
SPAIN’S HIGHEST AWARD SECRETLY PRESENTED TO INDONESIAN GENERAL......................................... 192
MEETING TODAY IN FRANCE - EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT-INDONESIA FRIENDSHIP GROUP...................... 193
EUROPEAN PARLIAMENTARY MISSION TO ET............................................................................................ 193
THE OTHER SIDE OF PARADISE - DUTCH ACTIONS................................................................................... 193
(WARSHIP) MARKETING OPPORTUNITIES IN SOUTHEAST ASIA................................................................. 194
BELGIUM - INDONESIA MILITARY RELATIONS........................................................................................... 194
TOWARD A EUROPEAN ARMS TRADE CODE............................................................................................... 195
REPORT: EAST TIMORESE SPEAKING TOUR IN FRANCE............................................................................ 195
EVENTS IN CANADA................................................................................................................................. 195
BELLA’S STORY: EAST TIMORESE WOMAN SPEAKS OUT FOR JUSTICE....................................................... 195
CANADIAN EAST TIMOR UPDATE #40 ........................................................................................................ 196
CANADIAN EAST TIMOR UPDATE #41 ........................................................................................................ 197
ENJOY THE SHOE MUSEUM, BUT ... ... BOYCOTT BATA SHOES! ................................................................. 197
CANADA ABANDONS HUMAN RIGHTS TRADITIONS................................................................................... 198
HALIFAX G-7 SUMMIT AND EAST TIMOR ACTIONS..................................................................................... 198
EVENTS IN THE UNITED STATES............................................................................................................. 198
CONGRESSMEMBERS WRITE CLINTON ..................................................................................................... 198
SENATE LETTER .................................................................................................................................... 199
FERRARO: DESPITE PROGRESS, UNHRC WORK “FAR FROM BEING DONE”............................................... 199
ASIA PACIFIC CENTER FORMED IN WASHINGTON; SEEKS EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR ................................... 200
WINSTON LORD: VOLUNTARY BUSINESS PRINCIPLES COMING IN ‘NEAR FUTURE’ .................................. 200
WINSTON LORD CALLS FOR IMET ............................................................................................................. 201
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TIMOR BIG PROBLEM FOR INDONESIA ..................................................................................................... 201
CONGRESS SLAMS US HR POLICY............................................................................................................. 202
U.S. PLEDGES TO SELL MILITARY EQUIPMENT TO JAKARTA...................................................................... 202
U.S. KEEN TO SELL WEAPONS TO INDONESIA...................................................................................... 202
IMET FOR INDONESIA IN 1996? ............................................................................................................ 202
INDONESIA WELCOMES U.S. PLANS ON WEAPONS SALES ................................................................... 203
SHATTUCK: ASIAN SOCIETIES SHIFTING AWAY FROM AUTHORITARIANS ................................................. 203
ETAN OPPOSES RENEWED MILITARY TRAINING AND ARMS SALES TO INDONESIA.................................. 206
U.S. OFFICIALS EXHIBIT DICHOTOMY IN POLICY ON INDONESIA AND HUMAN RIGHTS .......................... 206
ALATAS: WE WILL NOT BEG ....................................................................................................................... 207
EX-SECRETARY OF STATE BAKER SAYS US POLICY ON EAST TIMOR “A MISTAKE” ..................................... 207
IMET: THE US CONGRESS IS OBSTINATE, NOT THE GOVERNMENT........................................................... 208
COMPROMISING HUMAN RIGHTS ............................................................................................................. 208
METHODIST RESOLUTION ON EAST TIMOR............................................................................................... 209
ARMS AND THE MAN (SOLARZ).................................................................................................................. 209
THE BUDDY SYSTEM: CLINTON WANTS TO RESUME MILITARY TRAINING FOR INDONESIA...................... 209
U.S. HUMAN RIGHTS OFFICIAL VISITS EAST TIMOR .................................................................................. 210
US RIGHTS OFFICIAL QUESTIONS TIMOR KILLINGS............................................................................. 210
SHATTUCK - REDUCE TROOPS, GIVE AUTONOMY................................................................................. 210
U.S. RIGHTS OFFICIAL SEEKS TROOP CUTS IN TIMOR ......................................................................... 211
SHATTUCK SEES REASONS FOR ENCOURAGEMENT, CONCERN IN INDONESIA................................... 211
VOA EDITORIAL: SHATTUCK IN INDONESIA ......................................................................................... 214
NO SCHOLARSHIPS FOR INDONESIA’S SOLDIERS.................................................................................... 214
AI: NO IMET FOR INDONESIA.................................................................................................................... 215
SEN. LEAHY: A CHANCE FOR JUSTICE IN EAST TIMOR.............................................................................. 215
F-16 SALE TO INDONESIA GAINS WIDER SUPPORT................................................................................... 215
SENATE COMMITTEE PASSES FEINGOLD AMENDMENT ON INDONESIA.................................................... 215
US SENATE RESTRICTS ARMS SALES TO INDONESIA............................................................................ 216
AI ON US MILITARY AID TO INDONESIA.................................................................................................... 216
U.S. REBUKED FOR INCREASING ARMS SALES TO INDONESIA............................................................ 217
U.S. LEADS IN ARMS SALES TO CONFLICT ZONES..................................................................................... 217
PROTESTS AT INDONESIA BUSINESS FORUM IN SAN FRANCISCO............................................................ 218
CALIFORNIA CLERGY CHALLENGE INDONESIAN TRADE OFFICIALS..................................................... 219
BACKGROUND ON EAST TIMOR AND US POLICY....................................................................................... 219
INDONESIAN AIRCRAFT TO BE BUILT IN ALABAMA.................................................................................... 221
URGE CONGRESS TO SUPPORT EAST TIMOR: NO IMET FOR INDONESIA.................................................. 221
PORTUGUESE CONGRESSIONAL CAUCUS LETTER ................................................................................ 222
LOWEY DENOUNCES AID TO INDONESIA............................................................................................. 224
INDONESIA’S LOBBYING EFFORTS ON IMET ............................................................................................. 224
SUHARTO ON FOREIGN AID ...................................................................................................................... 225
PETITION ON WORKER RIGHTS TO THE U.S. TRADE REPRESENTATIVE .................................................... 225
AUSSIES ATTACK US OVER EAST TIMOR .................................................................................................... 229
AN IRISHMAN’S DAIRY .............................................................................................................................. 229
COMMENT FROM REV. MAX SURJADINATA........................................................................................... 230
ROBERT BARRY STATEMENTS .................................................................................................................... 230
RESOURCES............................................................................................................................................. 230
DEATH OF A NATION ON BBC WORLD SERVICE TV.................................................................................... 230
NEW SERVICE PROFILES US/INDON TRADE ............................................................................................. 230
NEW INDONESIAN INFORMATION RESOURCE: INTEL............................................................................... 231
IPJET BOOK ON INTERNATIONAL LAW AND EAST TIMOR.......................................................................... 232
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THE AUSTRALIAN: TWO BOOK LAUNCHES AND A LECTURE....................................................................... 233
NEW WORLD COUNCIL OF CHURCHES PUBLICATION ............................................................................... 234
MANUFACTURING CONSENT TO BE ON 27 US PUBLIC TV STATIONS ......................................................... 234
INDONESIAN GOVERNMEN T TO PUBLISH BOOK ON EAST TIMOR............................................................. 234

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

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

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

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

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

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

East Timor Action Network

Agir Pour Timor 1993-12

Title: Agir pour Timor

  • “Pour memoire 7 December 1975: l’invasion Indonesienne” [To remember: December 7, 1975, the Indonesian Invasion]
  • “Timor, 18ème année d’occupation” [Timor, 18th year of occupation]
  • “Santa Cruz, 12 Novembre 1991: le massacre était-il nécessaire?” [Santa Cruz, 12 November 1991: was the massacre necessary?]

Agir pour Timor (France)

Suara Aski 1993-06

Title: Suara Aksi: Indonesia Solidarity Action

  • “Consultation with Indonesian activists: people to people conference”
  • “AKSIs role in people to people relations” (Max Lane)
  • “SSDI – ‘students and army clash again’”
  • “Workers beginning to organise in Indonesia”
  • “Worker activist murdered?” (Suara Aksi correspondent in Jakarta)
  • “Indonesian activist coalition calls for asylum for East Timorese activities”
  • “SSDI – another campus clash in Jakarta”
  • “Student and farmer protests”

Aksi Indonesia Solidarity Action (Australia)

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