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Documents on East Timor from PeaceNet and connected computer networks 5, Nov. 28-Dec. 9

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

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Documents on East Timor from PeaceNet and connected computer networks 17a, Nov. 30 - Dec. 11, 1992

TONE DOWN YOUR REPORTING, MEDIA TOLD.............................................................................................4
REPORT ON FREE XANANA PROTESTS IN CANADA........................................................................................4
XANANA GUSMAO TELEVISED UNDER DURESS.............................................................................................4
BBC ON XANANA’S “STATEMENT”...................................................................................................................5
AMNESTY ALERT F.I. # 366/92 EAST TIMOR ARRESTS.....................................................................................5
FRENCH COMMUNISTS SUPPORT XANANA....................................................................................................6
JAKARTA ALLEGES FOREIGN SUPPORT FOR REBELS.....................................................................................6
TIMORESE BURN INDONESIAN FLAG! ..........................................................................................................7
SUHARTO MISCALCULATING ON XANANA?....................................................................................................7
CARRASCALAO CASTS DOUBT........................................................................................................................7
STATEMENT OF JOSE RAMOS HORTA ...........................................................................................................7
BACKGROUND INFORMATION ON THE PORTUGUESE POSITION ..................................................................8
DIPLOMATS BAFFLED.....................................................................................................................................8
TWO XANANAS SEEN ON BRITISH CHANNEL FOUR.......................................................................................8
REUTER: XANANA REMARKS IN CUSTODY.....................................................................................................9
AFP ON XANANA ON TVRI..............................................................................................................................9
DIPLOMATS DOUBT XANANA RECANTATION .................................................................................................9
FRETILIN DARWIN: XANANA COERCED .......................................................................................................10
STATE DEPARTMENT ‘KNOWS NOTHING’.....................................................................................................10
ALATAS ON PORTUGAL TALKS.....................................................................................................................11
SUPPORT FOR IMPRISONED FRETILIN LEADER GROWS .............................................................................11
ABEL GUTTERES INTERVIEW........................................................................................................................11
Documents on East Timor from
PeaceNet and Connected Computer Networks
Volume 17a: November 30 - December 11, 1992
Published by:
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Page 2 East Timor Documents, Volume 19. November 30-December 11, 1992.
EAST TIMOR’S LOST LEADER .......................................................................................................................12
ASEAN HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS CONDEMNED ....................................................................................12
PORTUGAL DISMISSES TVRI PSYWAR.........................................................................................................13
INDONESIA STUDENT NETS INFILTRATED...................................................................................................13
LIGHT OF MOURNING, LIGHT OF HOPE .....................................................................................................13
TRANSCRIPT OF CHANNEL 4 (UK) REPORT ON CAPTURE OF XANANA GUSMAO ..........................................14
GUSMAO FORCED TO RECANT, SAYS SON..................................................................................................15
AUSTRALIAN FM SEN. EVANS HOPES GUSMAO VIDEO SHOWS START OF RECONCILIATION .....................15
TAPOL MEMORANDUM ON XANANA GUSMAO’S NIGHTMARE.....................................................................15
NORTHERN TERRITORY COMMENTS ON EAST TIMOR.................................................................................16
ARMY INVOLVES BELO IN PSYWAR..............................................................................................................16
LETTERS OF SUPPORT FOR XANANA GUSMAO.............................................................................................17
BRUNO KAHN: XANANA’S STATEMENT FABRICATED BY MILITARY...............................................................17
ROBERT DOMM SAYS XANANA WAS DRUGGED ...........................................................................................18
POW’S CAN BE FORCED TO SAY ANYTHING ................................................................................................18
TRY BLOWS IT AGAIN! .................................................................................................................................18
JAPAN ‘NEUTRAL’ ON XANANA ....................................................................................................................19
OFFICIALS, RIGHTS GROUPS CONDEMN TIMORESE REBEL BROADCAST....................................................19
PORTUGUESE NGO LETTER TO BOUTROS-GHALI.........................................................................................20
LISBON THEATRE EVOKING THE SANTA CRUZ MASSACRE..........................................................................20
AI FI366/92 EAST TIMOR ARRESTS: XANANA TORTURED .............................................................................21
AI ALERT ON DISAPPEARED TIMORESE.......................................................................................................22
LOBBYING REPORT FROM OTTAWA .............................................................................................................22
DEC. 7 NEWS CONFEREN CE, OTTAWA.........................................................................................................23
SYAFEI: CHURCH URGES REBELS TO SURRENDER......................................................................................23
YET ANOTHER AMNESTY OFFER BY ARMY ..................................................................................................23
PORTUGAL CONDEMNS INDONESIA! ..........................................................................................................23
AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL’S REQUEST TO VISIT EAST TIMOR REJECTED ...................................................24
WASHINGTON POST EDITORIAL: A LEADING ASIAN COLONIALIST.............................................................24
‘DEMONSTRATOR SURREN DERS’ CLAIM......................................................................................................25
BIG ABRI PSYWAR CAMPAIGN .....................................................................................................................25
XANANA INTERVIEW....................................................................................................................................25
ARAUJO: EMILIA GUSMAO SHOULD HAVE WAITED FOR A MEETING WITH RAMOS-HORTA .........................25
ABRI CAMPAIGN OF LIES ESCALATES ..........................................................................................................27
FRETILIN/AUSTRALIA: THE STRUGGLE CONTINUES ....................................................................................28
BBC: RED CROSS CAN VISIT........................................................................................................................28
EVANS: PORGUGUESE WEAPONS TO SLORC IN BURMA?.............................................................................28
ARMY TURNS SCREWS ON CIVILIANS .........................................................................................................28
TAPOL: INDONESIAN CLAIMS OF MASS SURRENDERS ARE A SHAM ...........................................................29
ETAN/CANADA ALERT: ARREST OF XANANA GUSMAO .................................................................................29
NGO’S ASK UN SECRETARY GENERAL TO SEEK RELEASE OF TIMORESE LEADER .......................................30
SEMINAR ON EAST TIMOR, PORTO UNIVERSITY, PORTUGAL, 1990..............................................................30
EMILIA GUSMAO: WHO DOES SHE REPRESENT? .........................................................................................36
EMILIA GUSMAO IN A CONFUSING NETWORK ............................................................................................37
BELO DEMANDS WRITTEN GUARANTEES.....................................................................................................38
ICRC VISITS XANANA! .................................................................................................................................38
OZ MINISTER TO SUE RAMOS HORTA? .......................................................................................................38
TIMOR LEADER’S FAMILY TORTURED ..........................................................................................................39
US CATHOLIC CONFEREN CE: FREE THEM! ..................................................................................................39
US CATHOLIC CONFEREN CE: FREE THEM! ..................................................................................................39
East Timor Documents, Volume 19. November 30-December 11, 1992. Page 3
MASS DETENTIONS IN JAKARTA..................................................................................................................39
G7 SUMMIT: ‘CONDITIONALITY’ CALL..........................................................................................................40
OFFICIALS, RIGHTS GROUPS CONDEMN TIMORESE REBEL BROADCAST....................................................40
36 GUERILLAS SURRENDER, SAYS REPORT.................................................................................................41
BISHOP BELO REPUDIATES SJAFEI’S LIES (FULL INTERVIEW TEXT..............................................................41
BELO WANTS UN RESOLUTIONS APPLIED ...................................................................................................42
RI WAITS FOR NEW PROPOSAL ON E TIMOR FROM PORTUGAL...................................................................43
AUSTRALIAN PARLIAMEN T HUMAN RIGHTS COMMITTEE SUPPORTS TIMOR ...............................................43
SOEHARTO’S DILEMMA................................................................................................................................43
A FANTASY FROM JOHN MACDOUGALL .......................................................................................................44
OZ HUMAN RIGHTS SHIP SINKING .............................................................................................................44
SARWONO: SUCCESSION UNCERTAINTY.....................................................................................................45
OZ GOVT. HUMAN RIGHTS REPORT CONDEMNS OZ GOVT. REACTION TO DILI MASSACRE........................45
XANANA ON VIDEO IN JAKARTA..................................................................................................................46
WHOSE UN HUMAN RIGHTS CONFERENCE? ...............................................................................................46
LEGAL MINDS TACKLE TIMOR .....................................................................................................................47
CIIR/IPJET CONF ON EAST TIMOR ..............................................................................................................47
AT THE RELIGIOUS ABYSS ... .......................................................................................................................48
XANANA JAILED IN JAKARTA.......................................................................................................................49
200 EAST TIMORESE REBELS SURRENDER ..................................................................................................49
ETAN/CANADA WRITES ON G7 AND INDONESIA.........................................................................................49
XANANA UPDATE – DECEMBER 8, 1992........................................................................................................50
PRAMOEDYA ANANTA TOER STATEMENT.....................................................................................................50
XANANA CAMPAIGN IN CANADIAN PRESS ..................................................................................................51
REPORT FROM AGIR POUR TIMOR (FRENCH) ..............................................................................................51
INDONESIA OFFERS TO PARDON REBELS (JAWA POS)................................................................................54
AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL ALERT: DECEMBER 10.......................................................................................55
STATEMENT OF THE TWELVE IN THE 3RD COMMISSSION OF THE UN GENERAL ASSEMBLY .......................55
HIROSHIMA APPEAL TO JAPANESE PARLIAMENTARIANS FOR EAST TIMOR LEADER ...................................56
BRITISH COALITION FOR EAST TIMOR FUNDRAISING DINNER REPORT.....................................................56
TRAMPLING THE FLAG: INVASION DEMO IN LONDON ................................................................................56
XANANA TO BE TRIED IN DILI .....................................................................................................................57
REEBOK RIGHTS AWARDS PRESENTED .......................................................................................................57
JAWA POS: BANNED EAST TIMORESE ORGANIZATION (FITUN) DISSOLVES SELF........................................58
JAWA POS: VIGILANCE REMAINS AGAINST EX-MEMBERS OF FITUN ...........................................................58
LBH: ABRI OFF COURSE...............................................................................................................................59
INDONESIAN FREE TRADE UNIONS PLEA....................................................................................................59
HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH: ASIA 1992.............................................................................................................59
STATEMENT ON OCCASION ON HUMAN RIGHTS DAY DEMONSTRATIONS IN JAKARTA. .............................60
PERTH SUNDAY TIMES: 36 GUERILLAS SURRENDER ...................................................................................60
VOICE OF TIMOR IS NOT EASILY SILENCED ................................................................................................61
UNDERGROUND EAST TIMORESE ORGANIZATION OJEKTIL DISSOLVED ....................................................61
XANANA: EAST TIMOR BELONGS TO INDONESIA (BERNAS).........................................................................61
BISHOP MOORE: TERROR IN TIMOR ...........................................................................................................62
BISHOP BELO SPEAKS OUT ON XANANA’S DETEN TION AND TORTURE.......................................................62
HALL BLASTS RIGHTS VIOLATIONS, WARNS OF REACTION IN CONGRESS .................................................63
300 REBELS SURRENDERED IN EAST TIMOR ...............................................................................................63

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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U.S. STATE DEPARTMENT HUMAN RIGHTS REPORT ON INDONESIA FOR 1991........................................................................4
SECTION 1. RESPECT FOR THE INTEGRITY OF THE PERSON ....................................................................................................... 5
INCLUDING FREEDOM FROM:............................................................................................................................................................. 5
SECTION 2 . RESPECT FOR CIVIL LIBERTIES...................................................................................................................................... 7
INCLUDING:............................................................................................................................................................................................... 7
SECTION 3. RESPECT FOR POLITICAL RIGHTS: THE RIGHT OF CITIZENS TO CHANGE THEIR GOVERNMENT............. 8
SECTION 4. GOVERNMENTAL ATTITUDE REGARDING INTERNATIONAL AND NONGOVERNMENTAL
INVESTIGATION OF ALLEGED VIOLATIONS OF HUMAN RIGHTS.................................................................................... 9
SECTION 5. DISCRIMINATION BASED ON RACE, SEX, RELIGION, LANGUAGE, OR SOCIAL STATUS............................... 9
SECTION 6. WORKER RIGHTS................................................................................................................................................................ 9
TRANSCRIPT OF CORNELL UNIVERSITY CONFERENCE (DECEMBER 9, 1991) .......................................................................11
AMY GOODMAN.................................................................................................................................................................................... 11
ALLAN NAIRN......................................................................................................................................................................................... 12
ANTONIO PAIS........................................................................................................................................................................................ 13
JOSÉ LUIS GUTERRES ............................................................................................................................................................................ 14
BENEDICT ANDERSON.......................................................................................................................................................................... 15
INDONESIAN FOREIGN MINISTER ALI ALATAS AROUND THE WORLD ......................................................................................17
ALATAS, IN LONDON, RULES OUT EAST TIMOR VOTE (UPI)........................................................................................................... 17
FACE TO FACE BETWEEN ALATAS AND JOLLIFFE....................................................................................................................... 17
JOURNALISTS BY INVITATION ONLY (INDEPENDENT).............................................................................................................. 18
ALATAS, IN BRUSSELS, SHOCKED BY AMNESTY REPORT (REUTER)............................................................................................. 18
ALATAS TO VISIT JAPAN TO EXPLAIN MASSACRE (KYODO) ......................................................................................................... 18
LETTER TO ALATAS (FREE EAST TIMOR JAPAN COALITION).................................................................................................. 18
WATANABE: AID NOT AFFECTED BY MASSACRE (REUTER) ................................................................................................... 19
ALATAS MEETS DIET MEMBERS FORUM ON EAST TIMOR ...................................................................................................... 19
KILLINGS WON’T END JAKARTA AID, ENVOY TOLD (JAPAN TIMES)...................................................................................... 19
ALATAS VISIT SPARKS DEBATE ON CONTINUED AID FOR INDONESIA (IPS)....................................................................... 20
ALATAS ARRIVES IN WASHINGTON (AFP)............................................................................................................................................ 20
CALL TO DEMONSTRATE.................................................................................................................................................................... 20
ALATAS DC PRESS CONFERENCE (UPI)............................................................................................................................................ 20
AFP ACCOUNT........................................................................................................................................................................................ 21
THE INDONESIAN COVER-UP (BOSTON GLOBE EDITORIAL)..................................................................................................... 21
ALATAS IN CANADA................................................................................................................................................................................... 21
CANADA MAINTAINING SANCTIONS? (REUTER)........................................................................................................................ 21
ALATAS IN PARIS (AFP).............................................................................................................................................................................. 22
ALATAS IN THE HAGUE (AFP).................................................................................................................................................................. 22
ALATAS: BAN ON FOREIGN JOURNALISTS A ‘TEMPORARY’ MEASURE (IPS)...................................................................... 22
INDONESIA ‘COMMITTED TO JUSTICE’ (REUTER)...................................................................................................................... 23
GOINGS ON ABOUT CANADA.................................................................................................................................................................23
CANADA TO CONTINUE AID SUSPENSION (UPI)................................................................................................................................. 23
FARAWAY BLOODSHED LEAVES A STAIN ON CANADA (GIBBONS).............................................................................................. 23
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CANADA CONSIDERS LIFTING SANCTIONS (OTTAWA CITIZEN).................................................................................................. 24
OTTAWA PONDERS EASING SANCTIONS ON INDONESIA (MONTREAL GAZETTE).............................................................. 24
MACDOUGALL MAY LIFT INDONESIAN SANCTIONS (TORONTO STAR)............................................................................... 25
ACTION ALERT ON INDONESIAN COMMISSION OF INQUIRY (ETAN/CANADA) ....................................................................... 25
U.N. ENVOY AMOS WAKO’S MISSION TO TIMOR.............................................................................................................................26
WAKO ARRIVAL REMARKS................................................................................................................................................................. 26
HUMAN RIGHTS ACTIVIST MEETS UN SPECIAL EMISSARY...................................................................................................... 26
AS LONG AS IT’S NOT INVESTIGATIVE (EDITOR) ......................................................................................................................... 26
U.N. SPECIAL ENVOY NOT TO PROBE EAST TIMOR SHOOTING, SAYS ALATAS.................................................................. 26
INDONESIA TO ALLOW U.N. ENVOY VISIT EAST TIMOR ............................................................................................................ 26
ALATAS: WAKO CAN VISIT TIMOR................................................................................................................................................... 27
U.N. SPECIAL ENVOY TO MEET SUHARTO ON FRIDAY............................................................................................................... 27
U.N. ENVOY TO MEET INDONESIAN PRES. SUHARTO ................................................................................................................. 27
WAKO MEETS WITH MURDIONO...................................................................................................................................................... 27
WAKO ARRIVES IN DILI (AFP)............................................................................................................................................................. 28
WAKO MEETS CARRASCALAO........................................................................................................................................................... 28
UN ENVOY VISITS MASSACRE SITE, ENDS TIMOR TRIP.............................................................................................................. 28
SUHARTO TELLS OTHERS NOT TO IMPOSE THEIR VALUES ...................................................................................................... 28
FORCING FOREIGN VALUES ON OTHER COUNTRIES VIOLATES HUMAN RIGHTS: SUHARTO........................................ 29
WAKO: INDONESIA READY TO TRY SOLDIERS OVER TIMOR DEATHS................................................................................... 29
SUHARTO: SOLDIERS TO BE PROSECUTED ..................................................................................................................................... 29
U.N. ENVOY ENDS ITS SIX-DAY FACT-FINDING TRIP .................................................................................................................. 29
WAKO ENDS INDONESIAN VISIT (RADIO AUSTRALIA) ................................................................................................................. 29
SECURITY OPERATIONS IN DILI DURING WAKO VISIT (EDITOR)............................................................................................ 30
WAKO: I WOULD LIKE TO HAVE STAYED A LONG TIME (EDITOR)......................................................................................... 30
TEMPO ON WAKO’S DILI VISIT .......................................................................................................................................................... 31
JAKARTA WANTS TO CLOSE THE CHAPTER ON MASSACRE (IPS).......................................................................................... 31
PREPARING FOR THE PEACE BOAT ........................................................................................................................................................32
PROPOSAL: MISSION “PEACE IN TIMOR” .............................................................................................................................................. 32

  1. GENERAL VIEW OF THE SITUATION............................................................................................................................................ 32
  2. STRATEGY............................................................................................................................................................................................ 32
  3. BRIEF DESCRIPTION.......................................................................................................................................................................... 32
  4. PURPOSE............................................................................................................................................................................................... 32
  5. DATE: 27TH FEBRUARY 1992........................................................................................................................................................... 32
    ANNEX 1 ................................................................................................................................................................................................... 32
    INDONESIA READIES FORCE FOR PORTUGUESE ARRIVAL........................................................................................................ 33
    ‘ARMADA’ TO STOP PEACE SHIP?..................................................................................................................................................... 33
    PEACE MISSION COULD FAIL FOR LACK OF FUNDS (IPS) .......................................................................................................... 33
    WAR SHIPS TO HEAD OFF PEACE ENVOY........................................................................................................................................ 33
    MORE SHIP ACTIONS IN SOUTH PACIFIC........................................................................................................................................ 34
    OZ GOV’T WARY OF PEACE SHIP....................................................................................................................................................... 34
    ROW THE BOAT ASHORE? ................................................................................................................................................................... 34
    DELEGATION FROM BROWN UNIVERSITY ON BOARD THE “LUSITANIA EXPRESSO”....................................................... 34
    INDONESIAN NAVY ON LOOKOUT (AFP)........................................................................................................................................ 34
    SCORES ARRESTED IN TIMOR (JAKARTA POST)........................................................................................................................... 35
    PRESS RELEASE ON U.S. PARTICIPATION IN PEACE SHIP ........................................................................................................... 35
    SECURITY OFFICIALS PREPARED TO FACE PORTUGUESE SHIP (JAKARTA POST).............................................................. 35
    INDONESIA BANS PEACE SHIP (DPA)................................................................................................................................................ 35
    TIMOR SEA MILITARY EXERCISES.................................................................................................................................................... 36
    ONTARIO STUDENT JOINS PEACE SHIP........................................................................................................................................... 36
    CANADIAN GOVERNMENT WARNS AGAINST PEACE SHIP ....................................................................................................... 36
    PEACE SHIP DEFIES INDONESIA!........................................................................................................................................................ 36
    SINK PEACE SHIP, SAY JAKARTA MP’S (AGE)................................................................................................................................ 36
    INDONESIAN MILITARY THREATENS TO PREVENT LANDING (REUTER) ............................................................................ 37
    AUSTRALIAN UNIONS: PROTECT PEACE BOAT! (REUTER) ...................................................................................................... 37
    EANES TO JOIN PEACE SHIP................................................................................................................................................................ 37
    PEACE SHIP DEAD IN WATER (UPI)................................................................................................................................................... 37
    EAST TIMOR PEACE VOYAGE CALLED OFF (JAPAN TIMES)....................................................................................................... 37
    PEACE-BOAT MISSION NOT CALLED OFF (TAPOL)...................................................................................................................... 38
    PEACE SHIP BACK ON COURSE (REUTER, UPI) .............................................................................................................................. 38
    FRETILIN WARNS INDONESIA ON SHIP (REUTER) ....................................................................................................................... 38
    PEACE SHIP PINUP (REUTER)............................................................................................................................................................. 38
    TRIALS OF CIVILIANS.................................................................................................................................................................................39
    RUSHED ‘JUSTICE’........................................................................................................................................................................................ 39
    TIMORESE FACE DEATH (REUTER)......................................................................................................................................................... 39
    IMPENDING TRIALS OF TIMORESE (ACFOA) ....................................................................................................................................... 39
    SITUATION OF EAST TIMORESE DETAINEES IN JAKARTA AND DILI..................................................................................... 39
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    ACTION..................................................................................................................................................................................................... 39
    AUSSIE FM: RELEASE TIMORESE! ............................................................................................................................................................ 40
    LAWYERS BARRED FROM QUESTIONING OF EAST TIMORESE DETAINEES (UPI) ..................................................................... 40
    LAWYER CALLS FOR DILI DETAINEES TO BE RELEASED (J.POST).................................................................................................. 40
    TIMORESE ‘SPY’ TRIALS............................................................................................................................................................................. 40
    TRIALS OF 13 NEAR (DPA).......................................................................................................................................................................... 40
    STOP THE SUBVERSION TRIALS, RELEASE ALL EAST TIMORESE POLITICAL PRISONERS! (TAPOL)..................................... 40
    PLEASE TAKE THE FOLLOWING ACTION:....................................................................................................................................... 41
    EAST TIMOR TRIALS TO START............................................................................................................................................................... 41
    TIMORESE PRISONER RELEASES (AFP)................................................................................................................................................... 41
    BANDUNG STUDENTS RELEASED (AFP) ................................................................................................................................................ 41
    BIG DILI TRIALS SOON (REUTER)............................................................................................................................................................. 41
    TRIALS OF MILITARY OFFICERS.............................................................................................................................................................42
    SOEHARTO PROMISES PUNISHMENT (AFP).......................................................................................................................................... 42
    E.C. URGES MILITARY TRIALS (REUTER)............................................................................................................................................... 42
    MILITARY COUNCIL DECISIONS (REUTER)........................................................................................................................................... 42
    MILITARY COUNCIL REPORT (FULL TEXT).......................................................................................................................................... 42
    ARMY PUNISHES OFFICERS (REUTER).................................................................................................................................................... 43
    PUNISHMENT STINGS ARMY (REUTER)................................................................................................................................................. 44
    US APPLAUDS PUNISHMENT .................................................................................................................................................................... 44
    PUNISHMENTS SATISFY DUTCH, UK...................................................................................................................................................... 44
    JAPAN PRAISES INDONESIAN MEASURES (JAPAN TIMES) ............................................................................................................... 44
    JAPAN LAUDS PUNISHMENT (REUTER) ......................................................................................................................................... 44
    U.N. HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION MEETS IN GENEVA.................................................................................................................45
    PORTUGAL ESPOUSES EAST TIMOR’S CAUSE (GUARDIAN) ............................................................................................................ 45
    CLASH AT U.N. HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION (AFP)....................................................................................................................... 45
    BLAMING THE VICTIMS: JURISTS CRITICISE INDONESIA’S RESPONSE......................................................................................... 45
    ICJ LAMBASTES INDON. (AFP)............................................................................................................................................................ 46
    JAPAN UNDER INCREASING CRITICISM IN U.N. (ETNA)................................................................................................................... 46
    AUSTRALIAN DIPLOMATS LOSE THEIR COOL (ETNA)...................................................................................................................... 46
    ALLEGED COLLABORATOR OF INDONESIAN SECURITY FORCES ATTENDS UNHRC (HORTA)............................................. 47
    CANADA BACKS INDONESIA AT UNHRC (SOUTHAM)...................................................................................................................... 47
    JOURNALISTS BARRED FROM TIMOR..................................................................................................................................................47
    ASIA WATCH BLACKLISTED (FEER).................................................................................................................................................. 47
    MARK OF DISPLEASURE ...................................................................................................................................................................... 47
    PETER S. GOODMAN EXPULSION AND ARTICLES .............................................................................................................................. 48
    U.S. JOURNALIST FORCED TO LEAVE EAST TIMOR (AP/AFP) ................................................................................................... 48
    REUTER..................................................................................................................................................................................................... 48
    DPA ON GOODMAN EXPULSION....................................................................................................................................................... 48
    EAST TIMORESE DEFY TERROR TACTICS IN THE FIGHT TO BE FREE (GOODMAN, TELEGRAPH).................................. 48
    EAST TIMOR TENSE, ARMY GETS TOUGH (GOODMAN, NEWSDAY)........................................................................................ 49
    GOVERNMENT TO CURB JOURNALISTS ENTERING INDONESIA AS TOURISTS (JAKARTA POST)................................... 49
    EXPECTING SHIP, TIMOR CLOSED TO JOURNALISTS (AFP)....................................................................................................... 49
    REUTER:.................................................................................................................................................................................................... 49
    U.S. SENATE FOREIGN RELATIONS COMMITTEE HEARING...........................................................................................................50
    ASIA WATCH SENATE TESTIMONY......................................................................................................................................................... 50
    EXECUTIONS AFTER NOV. 12.............................................................................................................................................................. 50
    ARRESTS AND TRIALS SINCE NOVEMBER 12 ................................................................................................................................. 51
    HOW CAN THE U.S. HELP?.................................................................................................................................................................... 51
    COMMENT ON ASIA WATCH STATEMENT BY C. BUDIARDJO, TAPOL.: ................................................................................................... 52
    ALLAN NAIRN’S TESTIMONY............................................................................................................................................................. 52
    U.S. SENATE HEARING ON TIMOR (AFP)......................................................................................................................................... 52
    U.S. STATE DEPARTMENT AND SENATE HEARING (IPS)............................................................................................................ 52
    ASSORTED ARTICLES IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER.....................................................................................................................53
    ABILIO ARAUJO PRESS CONFERENCE IN LISBON................................................................................................................................ 53
    FRETILIN APPEALS IN LISBON FOR A WIDENING OF THE NATIONALIST CONVERGENCE............................................... 53
    CRITICISM OF PARTS OF THE RESISTANCE.................................................................................................................................... 53
    HELICOPTERS AND ARMOURED CARS HUNT FOR XANANA ................................................................................................... 53
    SUDOMO: GOVERNMENT WILL ISSUE REGULATION ABOUT NGO’S............................................................................................ 53
    WOLF AND HALL SAY INDONESIAN AID COULD BE CUT OFF UNLESS HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES CEASE.......................... 54
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    AUSTRALIAN ATTACHÉ: TERRITORIAL OPERATIONS GOOD FOR THE EAST TIMORESE (SUARA PEM BARUAN).......... 54
    INDONESIAN GENOCIDE IN THE CONTEXT OF THE QUINCENTENNIAL OF COLUMBUS’ VOYAGE.................................... 54
    AUSSIE TV ON TIMOR ................................................................................................................................................................................. 55
    8 FEB 1992. ABC-TV NEWS SYDNEY. CRAIG MCMURTRIE........................................................................................................... 55
    9 FEB 1992 . SBS-TV NEWS CANBERRA. ALAN SUNDERLAND .................................................................................................... 55
    9 FEB 1992 ABC-TV NEWS CANBERRA, BRENDA CONROY......................................................................................................... 55
    ACEH: INDONESIA’S FORGOTTEN TERROR (INDEPENDENT).......................................................................................................... 55
    COMMISSION OF INQUIRY NEEDED FOR ACEH (ASIA WATCH)............................................................................................... 56
    JERRY BROWN & PERTAMINA (LBO)...................................................................................................................................................... 56
    INDONESIAN CONNECTION................................................................................................................................................................ 56
    OPPOSITION DOUBTS UK GOVERNMENT COMMITMENT TO AID CONDITIONS (FINANCIAL TIMES) .............................. 57
    “WINDS OF CHANGE” IN THE AIR, SAYS GUERRILLA EXILE (IPS)................................................................................................... 57
    TIGHT MONEY HITS INVESTMENT (REUTER)...................................................................................................................................... 58
    E.C. TWELVE STATEMENT ......................................................................................................................................................................... 58
    INTERNATIONAL EAST TIMOR SOLIDARITY MEETING ................................................................................................................... 58
    PRESS RELEASE, 17 FEBRUARY 1992. ISSUED IN GENEVA............................................................................................................ 58
    REPORT OF EAST TIMOR ACTION NETWORK - U.S...................................................................................................................... 58
    ANGER OVER SALE OF NAVY VESSEL TO INDONESIA (UK INDEPENDENT)................................................................................ 59
    TORIES DEFEND INDONESIA ON KILLINGS (LETTER TO LONDON TIMES).................................................................................. 59
    GAO REPORT ON TIMOR MASSACRE RELEASED ................................................................................................................................ 60
    MORE KILLINGS IN EAST TIMOR (ASA)................................................................................................................................................ 60
    EAST TIMOR UPDATE........................................................................................................................................................................... 60
    INDONESIAN INVESTMENT DISINCENTIVES (REUTER)..................................................................................................................... 60
    MORE DETAILS ON THE SITUATION IN EAST TIMOR AFTER 12 NOVEMBER MASSACRE (CNRM)...................................... 61
    OECF (JAPAN) FUNDS SCHOOL BUILDINGS IN TIMOR...................................................................................................................... 61
    LEHIGH UNIVERSITY (BETHELEHEM, PA) CONFERENCE MARCH 3............................................................................................... 61
    THE HIDDEN GENOCIDE OF EAST TIMOR: EYEWITNESS ACCOUNTS OF THE MASSACRE............................................... 61
    PROVIDENCE, RI PUBLIC MEETING MARCH 13 ................................................................................................................................... 61
    WITNESS TO SLAUGHTER: A REPORT ON THE SILENT GENOCIDE IN EAST TIMOR........................................................... 61
    DA COSTA, SYAFEI REM ARKS (REUTER)............................................................................................................................................... 61
    DA COSTA COMMENTS (AFP) ............................................................................................................................................................ 62
    BRIG. GEN THEO SYAFEI: I WILL HUNT THEM DOWN (TEMPO)............................................................................................... 62
    DUTCH COLUMNIST HITS OUT AT SUHARTO (NRC HANDELSBLAD) ......................................................................................... 62
    LOS ANGELES INDONESIA BUSINESS PROMOTION AND DEMONSTRATION.............................................................................. 63
    EAST TIMOR ACTION NETWORK TO PROTEST AT INDONESIAN BUSINESS FORUM......................................................... 63
    REPORT ON DEMONSTRATION AT INDONESIA TRADE/TOURISM PROMOTION IN LOS ANGELES............................... 64
    INDONESIA NETS $2.4BN FOR TOURISM IN 1991 ................................................................................................................................. 64
    THE MOOD IN DILI (REUTER) ................................................................................................................................................................... 64
    CHIEF MINISTER OF N.T. (AUSTRALIA) ATTACKED OVER DILI VIDEO (AGE)............................................................................ 65
    BOYCOTT NORTHERN TERRITORY GOVERNMENT! BOYCOTT DARWIN! BOYCOTT KAKADU! ................................... 65
    IPB APPEAL FOR PEACE AND JUSTICE................................................................................................................................................... 65
    TIMORESE FLUNKY FOR JAKARTA (RRI, BBC).................................................................................................................................... 66
    BOB MUNTZ SPEAKS IN JAPAN (JAPAN TIMES) ................................................................................................................................. 66
    EYEWITNESS TO DILI ATTACK RAPS JAKARTA............................................................................................................................ 66
    THE WAR NO LONGER FORGOTTEN (DARWIN REFUGEES, REUTER)........................................................................................... 66
    BISHOP BELO INTERVIEW IN INDONESIAN PRESS (AFP) ................................................................................................................... 67
    EAST WHAT? (WASHINGTON POST EDITORIAL)................................................................................................................................ 67
    IRIAN JAYA FAMINE (REUTER)................................................................................................................................................................ 67

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Documents on East Timor from PeaceNet and connected computer networks 11, March 1 - April 3, 1992

“LUSITANIA EXPRESSO” BLOCKED FROM REACHING DILI................................................................................................................5
JAPANESE VOW TO DEFY EAST TIMOR SHIP BAN.................................................................................................................................5
PEACE SHIP EN ROUTE TO EAST TIMOR..................................................................................................................................................5
FIVE WARSHIPS OFF TIMOR.........................................................................................................................................................................6
PEACE MISSION STILL ON COURSE............................................................................................................................................................6
“WE WILL NOT GIVE UP THIS MISSION”...................................................................................................................................................6
TIMORESE STUDENTS ‘REJECT’ SHIP........................................................................................................................................................6
LUSITANIA EXPRESS UPDATE.....................................................................................................................................................................7
ABRI COMMANDER BANS BOAT ..............................................................................................................................................................8
PROTESTERS ARRIVE IN DARWIN .............................................................................................................................................................8
THE PEACE SHIPPERS.....................................................................................................................................................................................8
INDONESIAN STUDENTS NOT TO BOARD TIMOR PEACE BOAT.......................................................................................................9
ASHAMED TO BE CANADIAN......................................................................................................................................................................9
SYAFEI ON TRAITORS....................................................................................................................................................................................9
U.S. CONGRESSMEN SUPPORT PEACE BOAT...........................................................................................................................................9
PEACE SHIPPERS’ CAPTAIN........................................................................................................................................................................10
PEACE MISSION WILL NOT PROVOKE INDONESIAN ARMY..............................................................................................................10
“WE ARE NOT LIKE GREENPEACE” ..........................................................................................................................................................10
STUDENTS RESIST GOVERNMENT PRESSURE TO QUIT PEACE MISSION......................................................................................10
PEACE MISSION FEARS................................................................................................................................................................................11
INFIGHT ON THE ARRIVAL OF THE LUSITANIA EXPRESSO..............................................................................................................11
INDONESIA MONITORS PEACE SHIP........................................................................................................................................................11
EAST TIMOR PEACE MISSION REJECTS N.T. CHIEF MINISTER.........................................................................................................11
CANADIANS REFUSE TO LEAVE PEACE MISSION ................................................................................................................................12
PEACE SHIP IN DARWIN ..............................................................................................................................................................................12
INDONESIANS “BUZZED” PEACE SHIP ....................................................................................................................................................12
BIG WELCOME FOR PEACE SHIP IN DARWIN........................................................................................................................................13
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PEACE SHIP SAILS FROM DARWIN ......................................................................................................................................................... 13
WARSHIPS WAIT ........................................................................................................................................................................................... 13
BON VOYAGE, LUCY.................................................................................................................................................................................... 14
“IF NOT TODAY, TOMORROW”............................................................................................................................................................... 14
INDONESIAN PLANES BUZZ LUCY EN ROUTE TO DILI...................................................................................................................... 14
DAVID JENKINS ON LUCY.......................................................................................................................................................................... 15
LUCY AT SEA ................................................................................................................................................................................................. 15
LUCY BUZZED AGAIN................................................................................................................................................................................. 16
SHADOWING LUCY...................................................................................................................................................................................... 16
‘MOMENTS OF TRUTH’ AT DAWN.......................................................................................................................................................... 16
SYAFEI ‘PREPARED’ FOR PEACE BOAT (EDITOR) ............................................................................................................................... 17
U.N. CHIEF URGES RESTRAINT................................................................................................................................................................. 17
JAPAN EVINCES ‘CONCERN’...................................................................................................................................................................... 18
ASEAN CRITICIZES LUCY........................................................................................................................................................................... 18
LUSITANIA SHADOWED BY WARSHIP.................................................................................................................................................... 18
PEACE BOAT FORCED TO TURN AROUND, WAIT............................................................................................................................... 18
LUCY HALTS.................................................................................................................................................................................................. 18
PORTUGAL WATCHES................................................................................................................................................................................. 19
LUCY RETREATS........................................................................................................................................................................................... 19
LUCY HOUNDED ........................................................................................................................................................................................... 19
PORTUGAL CONDEMNS............................................................................................................................................................................. 19
PORTUGAL HAILS LUCY............................................................................................................................................................................. 19
INDONESIA ACCUSES PORTUGAL........................................................................................................................................................... 20
VIEWS FROM LUCY...................................................................................................................................................................................... 20
PEACE SHIP TURNED BACK BY INDONESIAN NAVY.......................................................................................................................... 20
THOUGHTS FROM THE LUSITANIA EXPRESSO (LORNE RIDER) .................................................................................................... 20
EAST TIMOR PEACE BOAT TURNED BACK .......................................................................................................................................... 21
CANDLELIGHTS IN DARWIN ..................................................................................................................................................................... 21
LUCY IN DARWIN ......................................................................................................................................................................................... 21
INDONESIA DEMONSTRATES NEW NAVAL POWER........................................................................................................................... 22
INDONESIA HARDENS ON TIMOR (ANTARA) ...................................................................................................................................... 22
LUSITANIA OBEYS ORDERS AND RETURNS TO DARWIN (KOMPAS) ............................................................................................ 23
DARWIN PROTEST BY PEACE BEATERS SAID PROVOCATIVE (ANTARA) .................................................................................... 24
TIMOR PEACE SHIP RETURNS................................................................................................................................................................... 24
LUCY — PAWN IN THE GAME?................................................................................................................................................................. 25
LUCY’S OWNERS MAY SUE INDONESIA ................................................................................................................................................. 25
ANTARA STONED IN DILI .......................................................................................................................................................................... 25
INDONESIA SLAMS HYPOCRISY ON LUCY............................................................................................................................................. 26
GALP CONFIRMS LUCY FUNDING........................................................................................................................................................... 26
TAINTED LUCY HEADS HOME.................................................................................................................................................................. 26
PEACE MISSION TURNED BACK BUT FOCUSED ATTENTION ON MASSACRE............................................................................ 27
ABOARD THE TIMOR PEACE SHIP........................................................................................................................................................... 27
EAST TIMOR VOYAGE CLAIMS SUCCESS............................................................................................................................................... 28
TRIALS OF CIVILIANS................................................................................................................................................................................. 29
LBH: SEVEN DETAINED EAST TIMORESE NEED LAWYERS............................................................................................................... 29
SUBVERSION TRIALS IN DILI A TRAVESTY OF JUSTICE (TAPOL) ................................................................................................... 29
TIMOR TRIALS TO START NEXT WEEK (ASIA WATCH) .................................................................................................................... 29
CALL FOR JOINT ACTION TO PROTEST THE TRIALS (TAPOL)........................................................................................................ 30
REPORT ON FRANCISCO BRANCO (EXPRESSO)................................................................................................................................... 30
17 EAST TIMORESE STUDENTS RELEASED, 5 TO FACE TRIAL IN JAKARTA................................................................................ 30
AUSTRALIAN ICJ LAWYER TO OBSERVE DILI TRIALS ....................................................................................................................... 31
FOCUS SHIFTS TO TRIALS.......................................................................................................................................................................... 31
EIGHT TRIALS FOR DILI.............................................................................................................................................................................. 31
INDONESIA SENDS ACEH MOSLEM REBEL TO JAIL............................................................................................................................ 31
INDONESIA STARTS TRIALS, BARS LAWYER........................................................................................................................................ 31
WORLD CAMPAIGN AGAINST THE TIMOR TRIALS (TAPOL) .......................................................................................................... 32
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LOS ANGELES DEMONSTRATION ON TRIALS.......................................................................................................................................32
LBH ON REPRESENTATION DISPUTE.......................................................................................................................................................33
LBH STYMIED IN DILI ..................................................................................................................................................................................34
ACFOA ON TRIALS........................................................................................................................................................................................34
TIMOR INDEPENDENCE TRIALS BEGIN..................................................................................................................................................34
WORLDWIDE PROTESTS AGAINST EAST TIMOR TRIALS ..................................................................................................................35
FRANCISCO BRANCO TRIAL HEAVILY GUARDED...............................................................................................................................35
EXCERPTS FROM THE ARAUJO INDICTMENT .....................................................................................................................................36
NEW JAKARTA DEMO TRIALS ..................................................................................................................................................................37
PORTUGAL: TRIALS RIGGED .....................................................................................................................................................................37
DEFENDANTS IN DILI DENIED CHOICE OF LAWYERS.........................................................................................................................37
24 PARTICIPANTS IN DILI INCIDENT TO BE INDOCTRINATED........................................................................................................37
LBH DA CUNHA TRIAL STATEMENT ......................................................................................................................................................38
DILI ‘SECRET DOCUMENTS’ CONVICTION ............................................................................................................................................38
ACEH ‘REBEL BUSINESSMAN’ JAILED.....................................................................................................................................................38
REPORTS OF DEMONSTRATIONS ABOUT TRIALS...............................................................................................................................38
LBH CHARGES HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS......................................................................................................................................41
EAST TIMORESE PRISONER GRAVELY ILL IN JAKARTA....................................................................................................................41
BRANCO’S NIECE TELLS HER STORY......................................................................................................................................................42
ICJ OBSERVER SLAMS TRIALS ...................................................................................................................................................................42
DA CAMARA DENIES CHARGES................................................................................................................................................................42
LBH WINS REPRESENTATION RIGHTS.....................................................................................................................................................43
COURT’S JURISDICTION REJECTED ........................................................................................................................................................43
TIMOR TRIALS BREAKTHROUGH............................................................................................................................................................43
LAST ‘SECRETS’ TRIALS CONVICTION....................................................................................................................................................44
FERNANDO ARAUJO’S FIRST COURT STATEMENT............................................................................................................................44
MORE TIMORESE ARRESTED.....................................................................................................................................................................46
AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL ELECTRONIC URGENT ACTION .........................................................................................................46
PRINCEN TO TESTIFY IN TRIAL OF EAST TIMORESE YOUNGSTER................................................................................................47
PORTUGAL BLASTS INDONESIA FOR SENTENCING OF TIMORESE................................................................................................47
INDICTMENT OF VIRGILIO DA SILVA GUTERRES................................................................................................................................47
U.N. HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION ADOPTS WEAK ‘CONSENSUS’ IN GENEVA....................................................................49
AMERICANS AND JAPANESE BLACKMAIL PORTUGUESE (ETNA)..................................................................................................49
‘CONSENSUS’ STATEMENT AT UNHRC ..................................................................................................................................................49
AUSTRALIA’S IMAGE IRREPARABLY TARNISHED? (ETNA)..............................................................................................................50
DEALS AT UNHRC (AP)................................................................................................................................................................................50
PORTUGAL AND INDONESIA’S JOINT TEXT AT UNHRC (PUBLICO)..............................................................................................50
THE HUMAN RIGHTS OMISSION (GUARDIAN).....................................................................................................................................51
AN ATROCITY UNCHALLENGED (LETTER TO THE GUARDIAN RE UNHRC)..................................................................................51
UN GOES TO WATER ON TIMOR (GREEN LEFT ON UNHCR).............................................................................................................52
ANALYSIS OF EAST TIMOR IN UNHRC (RUSSELL ANDERSON) .......................................................................................................52
U.S. SENATE HEARING AND OTHER WASHINGTON EVENTS .........................................................................................................55
REPORT ON FEBRUARY 20 WASHINGTON DEMO................................................................................................................................55
ALLAN NAIRN SENATE TESTIMONY.......................................................................................................................................................55
U.S. GOVERNMENT ASKS FOR $2.3M TO TRAIN INDONESIAN ARMY...........................................................................................58
U.S. STATE DEPT. TIMOR TESTIMONY...................................................................................................................................................59
PORTUGAL CRITICIZES U.S. .......................................................................................................................................................................59
SENATOR PELL ON TIMOR, AND RESPONSES .......................................................................................................................................59
LAWYERS COMMITTEE ON HUMAN RIGHTS ON U.S. ARMS CUTOFF...........................................................................................61
LETTER TO SENATOR CRANSTON (ETAN/LA) ......................................................................................................................................61
WASHINGTON UPDATE (ARNOLD KOHEN)...........................................................................................................................................62
AUSTRALIAN P.M. GRAPPLES WITH INDONESIA.................................................................................................................................63
AUSTRALIAN GOV’T: “MACRO-ECONOMIC” CORRUPTION!...........................................................................................................63
OZ FOREIGN MINISTER EVANS IN PORTUGAL (KOMPAS)................................................................................................................64
AUSTRALIAN PM KEATING TO VISIT INDONESIA .............................................................................................................................65
KEATING URGED TO RAISE RIGHTS ABUSES........................................................................................................................................65
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KEATING: NO AID/HUMAN RIGHTS LINK............................................................................................................................................. 66
OZ PM UNDER FIRE OVER TIMOR........................................................................................................................................................... 66
INDONESIA AND AUSTRALIA................................................................................................................................................................... 66
CANADA BACKS AND FILLS ..................................................................................................................................................................... 66
BLOOD-LETTING MARKS VISIT OF INDONESIA’S FOREIGN MINISTER (VANCOUVER SUN) .................................................. 66
TIME TO TIGHTEN THE PURSE STRINGS ON AID................................................................................................................................ 66
CANADA REVERSES ITS POSITION ON EAST TIMOR.......................................................................................................................... 67
CANADIAN PEACE GROUP TIMOR LEAFLET ....................................................................................................................................... 68
INDONESIA REJECTS DUTCH AID, IGGI................................................................................................................................................ 68
INDONESIA REJECTS AID FROM HOLLAND! ........................................................................................................................................ 68
DUTCH EFFECTIVELY LEAVE IGGI......................................................................................................................................................... 68
INDONESIA SEEKS “NEW IGGI”................................................................................................................................................................ 69
NETHERLANDS-INDONESIA ROCKY ROAD........................................................................................................................................... 69
EC DODGES RIFT FOR NOW (DPA)........................................................................................................................................................... 70
INDONESIA DISBANDS $4.75BN AID DONOR GROUP (FINANCIAL TIMES) .................................................................................. 70
ALL AUSTRIAN AID SUSPENDED ............................................................................................................................................................ 70
TAPOL CALLS FOR BRITISH AID TO INDONESIA TO BE SUSPENDED ............................................................................................ 70
INFIGHT’S ATTITUDE TOWARDS THE DECISION TO HALT ALL AID FROM THE NETHERLANDS........................................ 71
COMMENTS ON NETHERLANDS-INDONESIA CLASH (MACDOUGAL).......................................................................................... 71
DUTCH PM TO DISCUSS IGGI.................................................................................................................................................................... 72
JAKARTA BELIEVES IT HAS TURNED THE TABLES ON CRITICAL DONORS (FT)....................................................................... 73
AID REFUSAL NOT ‘CONNECTED’ TO DILI (RRI)................................................................................................................................. 73
INDONESIAN AID DECLARATION: A CHALLENGE TO CANADA’S POLICY (ETAN).................................................................. 73
OZ PM SAYS JAKARTA AID WON’T BE TIED TO HUMAN RIGHTS (SMH)................................................................................... 74
ASSORTED ARTICLES IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER..................................................................................................................... 74
MOZAMBIQUE GOV’T CONDEMNS TIMOR MASSACRE................................................................................................................... 74
KUALA LUMPUR SILENCES MEDIA OVER MALAYSIAN DEATH (THAI NATION)...................................................................... 74
MUNTZ SAYS SHOOTING ‘PREMEDITATED, UNPROVOKED’ (KYODO) ....................................................................................... 75
FOREIGN REPORTERS BANNED FROM EAST TIMOR (R. AUSTRALIA).......................................................................................... 75
JAKARTA DISMISSES OFFICERS OVER SHOOTINGS IN TIMOR (AWSJ).......................................................................................... 76
MOERDANI JUSTIFIES MASSACRE .......................................................................................................................................................... 76
LETTER TO THE EDITOR OF THE AUSTRALIAN (WHITCHURCH & RIDER)..................................................................................... 76
ATAURO ISLAND STARVATION............................................................................................................................................................... 77
MURDANI VIEWS MAKING EAST TIMOR ‘SPECIAL’ REGION (JAKARTA POST)........................................................................ 77
TIMOR RALLY IN ADELAIDE..................................................................................................................................................................... 77
IRIAN JAYA CLOSED AREAS...................................................................................................................................................................... 78
INDONESIA DEFENDED............................................................................................................................................................................... 78
AUSTRALIA TRAINS INDONESIA & PNG MILITARY (BULLETIN).................................................................................................... 78
OVERSEAS INDONESIAN ACTIVISTS — YOU CAN’T GO HOME!...................................................................................................... 79
LETTER FROM XANANA GUSMAO (PUBLICO).................................................................................................................................... 80
EYEWITNESSES WRITE TO THE LONDON TIMES ................................................................................................................................. 82
LUSOPHONE SUMMIT ON TIMOR ........................................................................................................................................................... 83
SOARES: FEAR DICTATORSHIPS!.............................................................................................................................................................. 83
TWO OF THE DILI VICTIMS TREATED IN GATOT SUBROTO HOSPITAL....................................................................................... 83
A CASE OF NERVES IN TIMOR? ................................................................................................................................................................. 83
ANOTHER PEOPLE SUFFERING UNDER ‘NATION OF MASTERS’ (L.A.TIMES)............................................................................. 83
“COLD BLOOD” BROADCAST IN JAPAN ............................................................................................................................................... 84
MURDANI: E. TIMOR TRAGEDY NOT CAUSED BY ARMY (JAKARTA POST)............................................................................... 84
WAROUW TO BECOME PANGDAM JAYA?............................................................................................................................................ 84
FURTHER DIPLOMACY TO FIGHT ‘PROVOCATIONS’ URGED (ANTARA).................................................................................... 84
POWER GENERATING UNITS INAUGURATED IN EAST TIMOR (ANTARA)................................................................................. 85
CALTEX ACCORD......................................................................................................................................................................................... 85
THE TIMOR TRAVESTY (D. RAYBECK LECTURE OUTLINE) ............................................................................................................ 85
TIMORESE GUERRILLA LEADER ESCAPES, SPOKESMAN SAYS ....................................................................................................... 87
RUMORS ABOUT NOV. 12........................................................................................................................................................................... 87
THE LUSITANIA REMINDS WORLD OF EAST TIMOR (THAI NATION EDITORIAL)................................................................... 87
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SUTRISNO ON ‘MEASURES’ DUE TO DILI INCIDENT (ANTARA)......................................................................................................88
SOCIALIST INTERNATIONAL ON TIMOR ...............................................................................................................................................88
TIMORESE PARTY LOYALTIES PERSIST (ANTARA).............................................................................................................................88
ALATAS: FOREIGN POLICY TO BE MORE ASSERTIVE (J. POST)........................................................................................................89
NEW SOLIDARITY COALITION SET UP IN PORTUGAL........................................................................................................................89
EAST TIMOR EVENT AT UNIV. OF DELAWARE....................................................................................................................................89
OFFICIAL CLAIMS E. TIMOR FOOD SHORTAGES EASED (ANTARA) ..............................................................................................89
INDONESIA: A SYSTEM BUILT ON CORRUPTION (GREEN LEFT).....................................................................................................89
MORE OFFICERS REPLACED AFTER DILI INCIDENT...........................................................................................................................91
INTEL BIGSHOTS IN TROUBLE (AGE) ......................................................................................................................................................91
ALATAS ON SOUTH AFRICA......................................................................................................................................................................91
INDONESIA’S WIDE DIPLOMATIC HORIZONS (IPS) .............................................................................................................................91
MILITARY: TIMOR REMAINS “OPEN” AND “INSIDE”..........................................................................................................................91
DEPUTATION TO MEET NEW ZEALAND F.M.......................................................................................................................................92
ALATAS: IN PRINCIPLE, WE AGREE TO TRIPARTITE TALKS (KOMPAS) .....................................................................................92
INGI HUMAN RIGHTS MEMO....................................................................................................................................................................93
COMPUTER NETWORKS HELP ORGANIZE EAST TIMOR MOVEMENT..........................................................................................94
LETTER TO JERRY BROWN.........................................................................................................................................................................94
EAST TIMOR IN A STATE OF TERROR (TAPOL)....................................................................................................................................94
ANOTHER JOURNALIST DEPORTED .......................................................................................................................................................96
TOURISTS NOW BANNED IN TIMOR?.....................................................................................................................................................96
UK AEROSPACE FIRMS PLAN SALES DRIVE IN INDONESIA ..............................................................................................................96
SYAFEI: E. TIMOR SITUATION NOW VERY CALM (RRI)......................................................................................................................97
U. NSW SEMINAR: LEGAL ASPECTS OF THE EAST TIMOR CONFLICT (BRIAN BRUNTON) ......................................................97
PORTUGUESE FOREIGN MINISTER PINHEIRO INTERVIEWED ON TALKS (TEMPO)...................................................................97
ALI ALATAS INTERVIEWED (TEMPO)......................................................................................................................................................98
BELO SEEKS EXTENSION PERMIT FOR MISSIONAIRES.......................................................................................................................99
PDI ENDORSES TRY SUTRISNO FOR V-P.................................................................................................................................................99
GOVERNMENT SHUTS DOWN ‘PORTUGUESE SCHOOL’ IN DILI (JAKARTA POST)....................................................................99
INDONESIA TAKES HARD LINE ON EAST TIMOR (GUARDIAN NEWSWEEKLY) ..........................................................................99
INDONESIA’S REIGN OF TERROR (DENNIS SCHULTZ IN THE BULLETIN)...................................................................................101

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Documents on East Timor from PeaceNet and connected computer networks 12, April 4 - May 7, 1992

TRIALS OF CIVILIANS.................................................................................................................................. 4
BRANCO ADDRESSES DILI COURT ...............................................................................................................4
CAMARA OUTLINES JUSTIFICATIONS FOR NOV. 19 DEMONSTRATION ..........................................................5
EAST TIMORESE (CAMARA) DISPUTE VALIDITY OF 1976 INTEGRATION..........................................................5
INDONESIAN STUDENTS GO ON TRIAL ON CHARGES OF SUBVERSION AND ‘SPREADING HATRED’ ............5
FRETILIN ‘JOURNALIST’ BROUGHT TO DILI COURT.......................................................................................6
GREGORIO: “I LED 12 NOVEMBER DEMONSTRATION” ..................................................................................6
GOVERNMENT URGED TO OPEN MARTIAL COURT FOR NOV 12 DILI INCIDENT............................................7
PRINCEN: HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES IN EAST TIMOR REPORTED TO TRY .......................................................7
FIVE MOTAEL TIMORESE ON MURDER CHARGES ..........................................................................................7
EAST TIMORESE TRIED FOR FATAL BRAWL....................................................................................................8
ARAUJO IN THE WITNESS STAND..................................................................................................................8
HEAVY SENTENCE DEMAND ..........................................................................................................................8
CAMARA DEFENDS HIS PEOPLE ....................................................................................................................8
U.S. EVENTS................................................................................................................................................. 9
REPORT ON VISIT OF ETAN/L.A. WITH STAFF OF U.S. SEN. ALAN CRANSTON ...............................................9
HARVARD PROGRAM — MASSACRE IN EAST TIMOR: A CASE STUDY IN U.S. FOREIGN POLICY...................10
SEATTLE PROGRAM – EAST TIMOR: A TEST OF CONSCIENCE ......................................................................10
TIMOR MEETING IN BERKELEY, CA: ............................................................................................................11
NYC PUBLIC FORUM TO MARK SIX MONTHS AFTER EAST TIMOR MASSACRE..............................................11
PLEASE CALL NIGHTLINE ABOUT TIMOR .....................................................................................................11
EAST TIMOR CONGRESSIONAL ACTION FACT SHEET ..................................................................................12
NEW U.S. AMBASSADOR TO INDONESIA ....................................................................................................13
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PELL, BOREN, CHENEY VISIT INDONESIA; SENATORS REFUSED ENTRY TO EAST TIMOR...................... 13
HIGH LEVEL OFFICIAL U.S. VISITS...............................................................................................................13
REQUEST FROM U.S. SENATORS TO VISIT EAST TIMOR REJECTED .............................................................14
ALATAS DISPARAGES SENATOR PELL ..........................................................................................................14
TIMOR MARS INDONESIA - U.S. TIES .........................................................................................................14
SENATOR PELL CALLS FOR PLEBISCITE.......................................................................................................15
SENATOR PELL’S VISIT, A P.R. DISASTER ....................................................................................................15
CHENEY: NO U.S. BASES IN INDONESIA.....................................................................................................15
AUSTRALIAN P.M. VISITS INDONESIA....................................................................................................... 16
“SECRET” AUSSIE MINISTERIAL VISIT TO EAST TIMOR ................................................................................16
INFIGHT’S OPEN LETTER TO KEATING........................................................................................................16
HOW TO ELIMINATE THE INDONESIAN ‘THREAT’ ........................................................................................17
OZ AID TO TIMOR........................................................................................................................................18
OPEN LETTER TO THE AUSTRALIAN PRIME MINISTER .................................................................................18
CHAMBERLAIN (KEATING): PEACE IN OUR TIME..........................................................................................18
PM KEATING ATTACKED ON AID TO JAKARTA .............................................................................................19
OZ STAKE IN INDONESIA............................................................................................................................19
KEATING WARMLY WELCOMED ...................................................................................................................20
SOEHARTO WARNS THE WORLD .................................................................................................................20
SLICK WILLIE (KEATING) OF OZ ..................................................................................................................20
AUSTRALIA SEEKS TO ENHANCE ASIAN ECONOMIC TIES............................................................................20
TIMORESE CROSSES IN CANBERRA.......................................................................................................... 21
TIMORESE MAKE A POINT WITH CROSSES..................................................................................................21
COURT REBUKES OZ FM ON CROSSES ........................................................................................................22
EAST TIMORESE CROSSES UP AGAIN AS COURT RULES GOV’T REMOVAL INVALID.....................................22
THREAT OF CHARGES FOR WAR CRIMES.....................................................................................................22
TIMORESE CROSSES AND EASTER CANDLE REMOVED AGAIN ....................................................................23
PROTESTERS VOW TO FI GHT FOR CROSSES ...............................................................................................23
EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT HEARING ON EAST TIMOR............................................................................... 23
TIMOR AT THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT......................................................................................................23
EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT CONDUCTS HEARING ON HUMAN RIGHTS IN EAST TIMOR.................................24
STATEMENT BY SIDNEY JONES, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, ASIA WATCH ........................................................27
STATEMENT BY LIEM SOEI LIONG, TAPOL AND FDI .....................................................................................29
STATEMENT BY JOSE RAMOS-HORTA, NATIONAL COUNCIL OF MAUBERE RESISTANCE..............................30
PUBLIC HEARING KEEPS EC’S ATTENTION ON INDONESIA.........................................................................32
EC BACKSLIDING ON RIGHTS?....................................................................................................................33
INDONESIA AND THE AID, IGGI CARD ...................................................................................................... 33
JAPAN TO CONTINUE SENDING DEVELOPMENT AID...................................................................................33
AUSTRIA DENIES REPORTS OF AID SUSPENSION .......................................................................................34
EC-ASEAN AGREEMENT DEBATE..................................................................................................................34
DUTCH-INDONESIA ROW A BOOST TO TOKYO’S PRAGMATIC AID POLICY ..................................................34
WORLD BANK TO CHAIR NEW INDONESIA AID FORUM ..............................................................................35
PORTUGAL PRESSURING NETHERLANDS TO RAISE ISSUE OF AID REJECTION...........................................35
TAPOL BRIEFING PAPER ON DISSOLUTION OF IGGI ...................................................................................35
GINANJAR DEFENDS FOREIGN LOANS .......................................................................................................37
BELGIUM BACKS CGI...................................................................................................................................37
ENVOY: JAPAN NOT TO LINK AID TO HUMAN RIGHTS.................................................................................38
SINGAPORE SUPPORTS FORMATION OF AID GROUP ..................................................................................38
WORLD BANK PLEDGES AID........................................................................................................................38
INDONESIA AND NETHERLANDS: DIFFICULT TIMES................................................................................ 38
INDONESIAN TRADE MINISTER ON REFUSAL OF DUTCH AID .....................................................................38
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250 DUTCH EXPERTS TO LEAVE BY END OF APRIL.......................................................................................39
EMBASSY PREPARES DUTCH WORKERS TO FACE POSSIBILITY OF LEAVING INDONESIA ...........................39
DUTCH FAMILY PLANNING PROJECTS TO CONTINUE .................................................................................39
PRONK STRIKES BACK ................................................................................................................................39
ALATAS SAYS ‘NO FIXED DATE’ ON DUTCH VISIT ........................................................................................40
END OF A DUTCH UNCLE.............................................................................................................................40
INDONESIA STOPS DEVELOPMENT AID FROM THE NETHERLANDS ............................................................40
DUTCH STRATEGY FAILS..............................................................................................................................42
THE EC AND THE AID QUESTION................................................................................................................42
DUTCH EMBASSY GREETS WORLD BANK-LED DONOR GROUP ...................................................................42
DUTCH TRADE LINK CONTINUES ................................................................................................................43
WORLD BANKS DENIES INVITING DUTCH...................................................................................................43
INDONESIA WANTS DUTCH TRADE .............................................................................................................43
DUTCH AID TO NGOS BARRED ....................................................................................................................43
SUHARTO WILL MEET DUTCH MINISTER .....................................................................................................43
INDONESIAN-DUTCH RELATIONS ...............................................................................................................44
DUTCH TO BOOST TRADE WITH JAKARTA DESPITE MASSACRE ROW ..........................................................44
ECONOMICS IN INDONESIA....................................................................................................................... 44
JAPANESE PARTICIPATION IN TIMOR GAP DEVELOPMENT.........................................................................44
SUHARTO-LINKED MONOPOLIES FACE CRITICISM .....................................................................................45
STRAINS OF GROWTH .................................................................................................................................46
COUNTING THE COST OF TIMOR................................................................................................................47
TRADE DEFICIT PRESAGES TOUGH YEAR ....................................................................................................48
JAKARTA DESPERATE FOR FOREIGN INVESTORS? ......................................................................................48
REPRESSION AND ABRI IN TIMOR ............................................................................................................ 49
EAST TIMORESE ARRESTED OVER LETTER...................................................................................................49
‘MODEL SOLDIERS’ IN TIMOR .....................................................................................................................49
TIMOR SURRENDERS ..................................................................................................................................49
TIMOR REBELS INFILTRATE TOWNS ............................................................................................................49
BACKLASH FEARED FROM NEW CRACKDOWN IN EAST TIMOR ...................................................................49
TIMOR INTIMIDATION WORSE, SAYS CHURCH ...........................................................................................50
TIMOR IN ‘STATE OF FEAR’ ..........................................................................................................................50
FIVE SANTA CRUZ OFFI CER CASES ‘RESOLVED’ ..........................................................................................50
CHANGES IN TIMORESE EXTERNAL MOVEMENT..................................................................................... 51
FRETILIN/LISBON CONDEMNS 12 NOV. DEMONSTRATION .........................................................................51
FRETILIN RESTRUCTURES EXTERIOR, SUBSTITUTING FOR ABILIO ARAUJO................................................51
TIMORESE CONSENSUS IN LISBON.............................................................................................................51
NGO’S HARASSED IN INDONESIA.............................................................................................................. 52
DEMOCRACY FORUM BARRED.....................................................................................................................52
GOLKAR, PPP PROTEST FORUM BAN ...........................................................................................................52
BREAKUP OF PEACEFUL JAKARTA MEETING................................................................................................52
ARMY WARNS ABDURRAHMAN WAHID........................................................................................................53
JAKARTA BANS NGO’S FROM ACCEPTING DUTCH AID ................................................................................53
SOEHARTO TRIES TO DESTROY LBH, INGI ..................................................................................................53
ASIA WATCH CRITICIZES ATTACK ON INDONESIAN NGO’S.........................................................................53
INDONESIAN LEGAL AID FOUNDATION OF INDONESIA SUPPORTS NGO’S.................................................54
NGO’S PROTEST AID BAN ............................................................................................................................55
LBH ON VERGE OF COLLAPSE .....................................................................................................................55
ICMI MEETING BANNED ..............................................................................................................................55
REVIEWS OF RECENT TIMOR RESOURCES............................................................................................... 55
REVIEW: “EAST TIMOR – A WESTERN MADE TRAGEDY” ...............................................................................55
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1990 OPORTO EAST TIMOR SEMINAR TRANSCRIPT .....................................................................................56
NEW “FREE EAST TIMOR” POSTER AVAILABLE .............................................................................................56
GETTING TIMOR INFORMATION ELECTRONICALLY .....................................................................................56
NEW FRENCH-LANGUAGE EAST TIMOR NEWS BULLETIN ............................................................................56
A GUIDEBOOK VIEW OF EAST TIMOR .........................................................................................................56
ASSORTED ARTICLES IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER............................................................................... 57
AUSTRALIAN TOURIST DEPORTED FROM EAST TIMOR ................................................................................57
NATIONAL COMMISSION ON HUMAN RIGHTS URGED ................................................................................57
WILL OTTAWA PUT ITS MONEY WHERE ITS MOUTH IS?...............................................................................57
INDONESIANS ‘DISCOVERED’ AMERICA? ....................................................................................................59
DISSENT AND PUNISHMENT IN TORONTO ..................................................................................................59
WAROUW FOR GOVERNOR? ........................................................................................................................59
DIARRHEA KILLS SIX CHILDREN, AFFECTS 400 OTHERS IN TIMOR.............................................................60
MANY YOUNG EAST TIMORESE EXASPERATED BY LACK OF JOBS ...............................................................60
SIGNATURES FOR UK EAST TIMOR ADVERTISEMENT NEEDED ....................................................................60
THE JAKARTA LINE ON U.S. VIEWS, ECONOMICS........................................................................................61
TIMOR PEACE TALKS DOOMED?..................................................................................................................61
ANATOMY OF PRESS CEN SORSHIP IN INDONESIA .....................................................................................62
DILI HIDES OPPRESSION ELSEWHERE IN INDONESIA. ..............................................................................64
SUHARTO RECEIVES SECRET DILI REPORT.................................................................................................64
ETAN / TORONTO LEAFLET..........................................................................................................................64
LEADING LONDON STORE REMOVES EAST TIMORESE GOODS FROM INDONESIAN SALES FOCUS ............65
MILITARY TRIALS IMPENDING.....................................................................................................................65
DHARSONO GROUP SOUNDS TRUMPET ON SUHARTO RE-ELECTION ........................................................65
PRESIDENT TRY SUTRISNO?........................................................................................................................65
STATEMENT OF EAST TIMOR INDEPENDENCE CENTRE, NEW ZEALAND......................................................66
NEW FREE TRADE UNION ............................................................................................................................66
TIMOR ELECTION ‘CALM’ .............................................................................................................................67
OPPOSE BRITISH AEROSPACE PROMOTION IN JAKARTA............................................................................67
PORTUGUESE STUDENTS CALL FOR MORE EC ACTION ...............................................................................67
ABRI FLEXES MUSCLES FOR INDONESIAN ELECTIONS...............................................................................67
RODNEY KING AND TIMOR .........................................................................................................................68
MACAU SHIP HELD IN TIMOR......................................................................................................................68
SACKED TIMOR GENERALS IN U.S. ............................................................................................................68

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Documents on East Timor from PeaceNet and connected computer networks 13, May 8 - June 7, 1992

TRIALS OF TIMORESE ................................................................................................................................. 3
DILI ‘MURDER’ TRIALS START........................................................................................................................3
THE CAMARA TRIAL: EXCERPTS FROM THE LAWYERS’ DEFENCE PLEA.........................................................4
PROSECUTORS WANT 15 YEARS FOR BRANCO ..............................................................................................5
BARRETO GETS SIX MONTHS ........................................................................................................................5
DA SILVA GETS 30 MONTHS...........................................................................................................................6
LIFE SENTENCE DEMAND FOR SALDANHA....................................................................................................6
CORDOSO GETS 10 MONTHS.........................................................................................................................6
MORE DILI SENTENCE DEMANDS .................................................................................................................6
ARAUJO GETS NINE YEARS, TALKS REJECTED ..............................................................................................6
CAMARA GETS 10 YEARS PRISON ..................................................................................................................6
PORTUGAL CRITICIZES TRIALS......................................................................................................................7
UDT/AUSTRALIA CONDEMNS SENTENCES ....................................................................................................7
REPRESSION IN TIMOR ............................................................................................................................... 7
ARMY PREVENTS PROTEST AT MASS (JAWA POS) ..........................................................................................7
DECEPTION AND HARASSMENT OF EAST TIMORESE WORKERS (ASIA WATCH)............................................8
EAST TIMOR OFFICIAL DEMANDS RESIDENT AS GOVERNOR ......................................................................11
SYAFEI ON SURRENDERS............................................................................................................................11
SYAFEI ON RESISTANCE..............................................................................................................................11
COMBAT TROOPS LEAVING TIMOR .............................................................................................................11
SECURITY VERSUS TERRITORIAL APPROACHES IN EAST TIMOR: A REVIEW................................................12
INDICTED POLICEMAN A MASS MURDERER ................................................................................................13
BBC: 100 DILI MASSACRE VICTIMS STILL UNACCOUNTED FOR ...................................................................14
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WORDS FROM THE TIMORESE NATIONALIST MOVEMENT..................................................................... 14
XANANA WRITES TO UN SECRETARY-GENERAL...........................................................................................14
LETTERS BETWEEN THE FRONTS IN EAST TIMOR ........................................................................................17
HORTA CALLS FOR TALKS............................................................................................................................18
INTERVIEW WITH JOSÉ RAMOS-HORTA ......................................................................................................21
HORTA: INDEPENDENCE DISTANT GOAL ....................................................................................................23
AUSTRALIAN RESPONSES TO HORTA PEACE PLAN ......................................................................................23
AIDE-MEMOIRE: BASIC QUESTIONS, STRAIGHT ANSWERS FROM CNRM ....................................................24
COURT-MARTIALS OF MILITARY PERSONNEL .......................................................................................... 25
OVER 3,500 ABRI MEMBERS TRIED FOR VARIOUS VIOLATIONS IN 1991 ......................................................25
TIMOR TORTURE CONVICTION ....................................................................................................................25
TEN (PLUS THREE) COURT-MARTIALS ..........................................................................................................26
COURT JAILS TWO PRIVATES, POLICE CORPORAL OVER DILI SHOOTING ..................................................26
THREE COURT-MARTIALS ............................................................................................................................26
TWO SOLDIERS SENTENCED.......................................................................................................................26
ARMY COURTS-MARTIAL..............................................................................................................................26
LIGHT MASSACRE SENTENCES....................................................................................................................27
INDONESIAN ELECTIONS .......................................................................................................................... 27
PRESIDENT RUDINI? SUDOMO: NO WAY.....................................................................................................27
ELECTION ‘GUIDELINES’ .............................................................................................................................28
FINAL ELECTION RESULTS...........................................................................................................................28
PRESS CENSORSHIP ‘ELIMINATED’ .............................................................................................................28
CARRASCALAO ON TIMOR ELECTIONS........................................................................................................28
MANY TIMORESE “TOO UPSET TO VOTE” .....................................................................................................28
MOERDIONO PLUGS SOEHARTO .................................................................................................................29
SOEHARTO REJECTS ‘CASTRATION’.............................................................................................................29
STUDENTS CHARGED WITH SUBVERSION ...................................................................................................29
PPP PREDICTS ACEH WIN ...........................................................................................................................29
SUKARNO’S SON: DEMOCRACY IS SICK.....................................................................................................30
ELECTION PROTESTS IN INDONESIA ..........................................................................................................30
INDONESIA AND THE AID, IGGI CARD ...................................................................................................... 30
RADIUS TO SEEK MORE MEMBERS FOR NEW DONOR GROUP ....................................................................30
DUTCH AID ROW CONTEXT.........................................................................................................................30
AID-RIGHTS LINK DEBATE REVIVED............................................................................................................31
TAPOL CAMPAIGN: STOP ECONOMIC AID TO INDONESIA! .........................................................................31
GOV’T SEEKING LARGER AMOUNT OF CREDIT FROM CGI MEMBERS ..........................................................32
DUTCH LOVE AFFAIR WITH INDONESIA ENDS ............................................................................................33
WORLD BANK PHONE LOAN ........................................................................................................................33
SOS TIMOR (BRUSSELS) CAMPAIGN ON DEVELOPMENT AID.......................................................................33
REPRESSION AND BUSINESS IN INDONESIA............................................................................................. 34
ACTION ALERT: INDONESIAN NGO’S THREATENED ....................................................................................34
ACEH REBEL CONVICTION ..........................................................................................................................34
STIFF ACEH SENTENCE................................................................................................................................34
AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL / AUSTRALIA TESTIMONY ON TORTURE............................................................35
DEMO IN JAKARTA AGAINST THAI ARMY CRACKDOWN ..............................................................................35
TWO FACES OF INDONESIA:........................................................................................................................35
BERKELEY-TRAINED GROUP PLAYS KEY ROLE ............................................................................................36
‘ISLAMIC STATE’ CONVICTION .....................................................................................................................37
U.S. EVENTS............................................................................................................................................... 37
REPORT: RAMOS-HORTA VISITS U.S............................................................................................................37
REPORTS ON PUBLIC EVENTS IN THE U.S. ..................................................................................................37
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NEW YORK PUBLIC MEETING .................................................................................................................37
SAN FRANCISCO COLLEGE PANEL..........................................................................................................38
LOS ANGELES TALK BY ALLAN NAIRN .....................................................................................................38
EAST TIMOR ACTION NETWORK/US REPORT OF ACTIVITIES.......................................................................38
SANCTIONS BILL IN U.S. CONGRESS......................................................................................................... 39
AID CUTOFF BILL INTRODUCED IN U.S. CONGRESS ...................................................................................39
AID CUTOFF BILL PRESS RELEASE...............................................................................................................39
SANCTIONS BILL IN U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES (TEXT) .................................................................40
TRY DISMISSES AID CUTOFF BILL ..............................................................................................................41
ETAN/US CONGRESSIONAL ALERT..............................................................................................................41
EVENTS IN CANADA................................................................................................................................... 44
CAUTION, BUT NO CARE (CALGARY HERALD) ..............................................................................................44
ETAN/CANADA NEWSLETTER.......................................................................................................................44
DEMONSTRATE AT THE OPENING OF THE NEW BATA SHOE MUSEUM IN TORONTO ...................................45
BLOOD PROTEST TRIAL ...............................................................................................................................45
GIANT IN THE SHADOWS (GLOBE AND MAIL) ..............................................................................................46
EVENTS IN PORTUGAL............................................................................................................................... 46
THE APPEAL OF THE CITY OF GUIMARAES, PORTUGAL................................................................................46
A LISBON GATHERING ON BEHALF OF TIMOR.............................................................................................47
TIMORESE PROTEST AT CIS AID MEETING ..................................................................................................47
LISBON CONVENTION ON EAST TIMOR FINAL DOCUMENT.........................................................................47
EVENTS IN AUSTRALIA.............................................................................................................................. 49
INDONESIAN ACTIVIST DIPA RAMELAN SPEAKS IN ADELAIDE....................................................................49
AUSTRALIANS SEE THREAT FROM INDONESIA............................................................................................49
INDONESIAN ACTIVIST HELMI FAUZI TOURS BRISBANE.............................................................................49
FRETILIN EIGHTEENTH ANNIVERSARY STATEMENT IN AUSTRALIA .............................................................52
EMILIA GUSMAO’S SPEECH AT THE LAUNCHING OF PHOTO EXHIBITION ...................................................53
NEW TIMOR RESOURCES .......................................................................................................................... 54
EAST TIMOR: THE IMPACT OF INTEGRATION ...............................................................................................54
AN INDONESIAN SOCIO-ANTHROPOLOGICAL STUDY ............................................................................54
NEW UN BOOK ON DECOLONIZATION ........................................................................................................54
‘COLD BLOOD’ AI WINNER ..........................................................................................................................54
VARIOUS ARTICLES IN DATE ORDER........................................................................................................ 54
CHINESE BOAT PEOPLE TURNED AWAY FROM TIMOR.................................................................................54
NAM HUMAN RIGHTS DEBATE.....................................................................................................................54
INDONESIAN TROOPS CROSS INTO PNG....................................................................................................55
PROPOSAL FOR FRENCH ARMS SALES CAMPAIGN ......................................................................................55
LE MONDE REPORTER BARRED FROM INDONESIA.....................................................................................55
POWER AND ILLUSION: AN EVALUATION OF INDONESIAN NATIONALISM.................................................55

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Documents on East Timor from PeaceNet and connected computer networks 14, June 8 - July 11, 1992

TRIALS OF TIMORESE ................................................................................................................................. 3
JUVENCIO DE JESUS MARTINS GETS 6 YEARS ..............................................................................................3
FILOMENO DA SILVA PAREIRA GETS 5 YEARS ...............................................................................................4
EAST TIMORESE HOUSEWIFE TO BE TRIED FOR SLANDER ............................................................................4
ALEXIO DA SILVA, 22, GETS 27 MONTHS .......................................................................................................4
FIFTEEN YEARS FOR FRANCISCO MIRANDA BRANCO....................................................................................4
PORTUGAL: “SHOCKING” SENTENCES...........................................................................................................7
SATURNINO DA COSTA BELO, 21, GETS NINE YEARS ....................................................................................7
URGENT ACTION: DILI TRIALS (TAPOL).........................................................................................................7
BARRETO RELEASED......................................................................................................................................9
BOBBY XAVIER, 19, GETS 3 YEARS.................................................................................................................9
TIMORESE MP: TOO EARLY TO CRITICISE TRIALS .........................................................................................9
GREGORIO DA CUNHA SENTENCED TO LIFE...............................................................................................10
JACINTO DES NEVES RAIMUNDO ALVES GETS TEN YEARS .........................................................................10
SIX YEARS FOR BONIFACIO MAGNO PAREIRA.............................................................................................11
BENNY MURDANI DEFENDS TIMOR SENTENCES.........................................................................................11
EVENTS IN EAST TIMOR............................................................................................................................ 11
CHURCH TEAM VISITS EAST TIMOR.............................................................................................................11
WHO IS DEPUTY GOVERNOR SARIDJO?......................................................................................................12
EAST TIMORESE CANDIDATE PRIORITIZES PEACE, JUSTICE, AND FREEDOM .............................................13
COMMANDER SAYS REBEL LEADER HARMLESS, POWERLESS .....................................................................15
SEAT FOR PDI IN TIMOR..............................................................................................................................15
PORTUGUESE FLAGS IN DILI!......................................................................................................................15
ARMED CLASH IN TIMOR.............................................................................................................................15
SECURITY CONTROLS IN EAST TIMOR (INFIGHT) .......................................................................................15
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SYAFEI WARNS BISHOP BELO.....................................................................................................................16
SYAFEI: FRETILIN MEMBERS SURRENDERS IN BAUCAU..............................................................................16
GEN. MANTIRI: MASSACRE WAS ‘PROPER’ ..................................................................................................16
PUSH FOR TIMORESE GOVERNOR...............................................................................................................17
INFIGHT REPORT ON TIMORESE.................................................................................................................18
WORDS FROM THE TIMORESE NATIONALIST MOVEMENT..................................................................... 19
HORTA ACCUSES BRITAIN OF BLOCKING ACTION ON INDONESIA.............................................................19
THE NEW HORTA PROPOSALS AND THE NON ALIGNED MOVEMENT SUMMIT: ............................................19
HORTA CRITICISES PORTUGAL AND UK ......................................................................................................21
COURT-MARTIALS OF MILITARY PERSONNEL .......................................................................................... 21
ASIA WATCH: THE COURT-MARTIALS...........................................................................................................21
THE COURTS-MARTIAL (ASIA WATCH).........................................................................................................22
AI: TORTURERS, MURDERERS GO FREE ......................................................................................................26
INDONESIAN EVENTS: REPRESSION AND ELECTIONS ............................................................................. 26
ALATAS ON EAST TIMOR, FORMER YUGOSLAV REPUBLICS..........................................................................26
INDONESIAN TROOPS REPORTED CROSSING INTO PNG TERRITORY ........................................................27
REAL POLITICS IN THE WORKS?..................................................................................................................27
INDONESIA RESULT SPURS REFLECTION ON CONSTRAINTS ......................................................................28
TRIAL REPORTS BANNED IN JAKARTA.........................................................................................................28
FIGHTING FOR HUMAN RIGHTS IN INDONESIA (HELMI FAUZI) .................................................................29
ACEHNESE OCCUPY UNHCR KUALA LUMPUR OFFICE..................................................................................30
AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL STILL DENIED ENTRY TO INDONESIA ..............................................................31
ALATAS TO UNHCR: HANDS OFF ACEHNESE...............................................................................................31
FINAL ELECTION RESULTS...........................................................................................................................31
WEST PAPUAN ON TRIAL FOR HELPING OPM..............................................................................................32
CARLSSON DEATH: OPM NOT GUILTY ........................................................................................................32
ACEH POLICE REBEL JAILED .......................................................................................................................32
RELATIONS WITH DUTCH ON MEND?.........................................................................................................32
MILITARY TO OPEN TV STATION ..................................................................................................................33
DUAL FUNCTION OF MILITARY QUESTIONED ..............................................................................................33
INDONESIA AND FOREIGN AID ................................................................................................................. 33
EAST TIMOR WELCOMES AUSTRALIA’S AID OFFER ......................................................................................33
FRANCE ON BOARD CGI ..............................................................................................................................33
DEMONSTRATION ANNOUNCEMENT CGI MEETING, PARIS, 16-17 JULY......................................................34
WORLD BANK ALERT – ETAN/US..................................................................................................................34
DONOR GROUP UNLIKELY TO YIELD TO NGO PRESSURE...........................................................................34
WORLD BANK’S ‘TOUGH GUY’......................................................................................................................34
HUMAN RIGHTS AND EAST TIMOR WILL BE DISCUSSED AT THE CGI MEETING ..........................................35
INDONESIA PLANS ECONOMIC DEREGULATION .........................................................................................35
CGI TOLD: 1992 ELECTIONS WERE UNFAIR.................................................................................................35
U.S. EVENTS............................................................................................................................................... 35
JUSTICE DENIED IN INDONESIA (SEN. LEAHY)...........................................................................................35
ETAN/US MAILING TO MEMBERS................................................................................................................36
US SENATORS CAUTION BAKER...................................................................................................................37
WOLFOWITZ IN JAKARTA.............................................................................................................................37
NEW U.S. AMBASSADOR TO INDONESIA APPOINTED..................................................................................38
RESOLUTION BY THE U.S. CONFERENCE OF MAYORS.................................................................................39
WHY DID PRESS IGNORE EAST TIMOR MASSACRE?....................................................................................39
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES CUTS MILITARY TRAINING ...................................................................... 40
SUTRISNO DECRIES U.S. CALL TO END BILATERAL AID ..............................................................................40
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TOWNS CO-SPONSORS H.R.5176.................................................................................................................40
ACTION ALERT: CUT U.S. TRAINING FOR INDONESIAN MILITARY..............................................................41
HOUSE RULES COMMITTEE PASSES EAST TIMOR AMENDMENT..................................................................41
HR 5176 ENDORSEMENTS ...........................................................................................................................41
CONGRESS MOVES TO CUT AID TO INDONESIA..........................................................................................42
OZ HITS HOUSE IMET CUT...........................................................................................................................42
TRY “INDIFFERENT” TO IMET CUT................................................................................................................43
ABRI WORRIED ABOUT IMET CUT-OFF (TEMPO)...........................................................................................43
ABRI CONCERNED ABOUT U.S. STRATEGIC INTERESTS...............................................................................44
ALERT ON SENATE ACTION FOR IMET AND ARMS SALES.............................................................................44
EVENTS IN EUROPE................................................................................................................................... 45
EAST TIMOR FRENCH SOCIALIST PARTY HEARING......................................................................................45
JOINT STATEMENT TO THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITY SUMMIT ON EAST TIMOR...........................................46
ETAN/US WRITES EC PRESIDENT................................................................................................................47
CDPM CRITICISES LISBON SUMMIT ...........................................................................................................47
FRANCE OFFERS TO FACILITATE INDONESIA-PORTUGAL TALKS .................................................................48
PARTICIPATION OF TIMORESE IS ‘ABSOLUTELY INDISPENSABLE’ – PORTUGUESE FM ...............................48
IRISH SENATOR WANTS ARMS TRADE STOPPED .........................................................................................48
EVENTS IN BRITAIN................................................................................................................................... 48
ADVERTISEMENT FOR EAST TIMOR .............................................................................................................48
INDONESIA CLOSE TO SIGNING DEAL FOR 40 BAE FIGHTERS....................................................................49
BAE HAWK FIGHTER DEAL CLOSE?..............................................................................................................49
TAPOL WARNS BRITISH GOVERNMENT OF WAVE OF PROTEST IF HAWKS DEAL GOES AHEAD....................50
ARMS AND THE BUSINESSMEN ...................................................................................................................50
BRITISH AEROSPACE...................................................................................................................................50
COMMONS MOTION AGAINST HAWKS DEAL ...............................................................................................51
LETTERS CRITICAL OF THE UK....................................................................................................................51
TIMORESE REFUGEES VISIT UK EMBASSY ...................................................................................................51
ABRI OFFICER TRAINING IN UK EXPOSED ..................................................................................................52
UK DUBLIN EMBASSY FACES PROTEST........................................................................................................53
MP’S AND PEERS FROM ALL PARTIES WANT AID TO INDONESIA SUSPENDED............................................53
TORY PRESSURE IN PARLIAMENT GROWS ..................................................................................................53
TIMOR RESOURCES................................................................................................................................... 54
A RECORD FOR EAST TIMOR .......................................................................................................................54
BRIEFING BOOKS ON CONTEMPORARY INDONESIA...................................................................................54
TIMOR’S ANSCHLUSS — INDONESIAN AND AUSTRALIAN POLICY ON EAST TIMOR 1974-1976 ....................54
MISCELLANEOUS ARTICLES .................................................................................................................... 55
EAST TIMOR UPDATE, THE ACTIVIST, TORONTO ..........................................................................................55
“WATCHING RIGHTS” (ARYEH NEIER).........................................................................................................56
PETITION BEFORE THE U.S. TRADE REPRESENTATIVE ON LABOR RIGHTS IN INDONESIA..........................57
REPORT: JUNE 12 DEMO IN TOKYO.............................................................................................................59
PORTUGUESE/INDONESIAN TEACHERS’ LETTERS ON EAST TIMOR ............................................................59
INDONESIAN EXILES TORN BETWEEN HOPE AND FEAR .............................................................................61
SPECIALIST SEES RELENTING ON EAST TIMOR...........................................................................................62

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

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

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

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

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

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Documents on East Timor from PeaceNet and connected computer networks 19, Dec. 1, 1992 - Jan. 11, 1993

XANANA IN CUSTODY .................................................................................................................................. 5
ANTONIO, THE LOYAL RADICAL FRIEND MUCH MENTIONED AS REPLACING XANANA.................................5
XANANA GUSMÃO TELEVISED UNDER DURESS.............................................................................................6
BBC ON XANANA’S “STATEMENT”...................................................................................................................6
SUHARTO MISCALCULATING ON XANANA?....................................................................................................6
CARRASCALÃO CASTS DOUBT.......................................................................................................................7
STATEMENT OF JOSÉ RAMOS HORTA ...........................................................................................................7
DIPLOMATS BAFFLED.....................................................................................................................................8
XANANA: EAST TIMOR BELONGS TO INDONESIA (BERNAS)...........................................................................8
TWO XANANAS SEEN ON BRITISH CHANNEL FOUR.......................................................................................8
REUTER: XANANA REMARKS IN CUSTODY.....................................................................................................9
AFP ON XANANA ON TVRI..............................................................................................................................9
DIPLOMATS DOUBT XANANA RECANTATION .................................................................................................9
OFFICIALS, RIGHTS GROUPS CONDEMN TIMORESE REBEL BROADCAST....................................................10
U.S. STATE DEPARTMEN T ‘KNOWS NOTHING’ .............................................................................................10
ALATAS: XANANA WILL NOT AFFECT PORTUGAL TALKS ...............................................................................11
TRANSCRIPT OF CHANNEL 4 (UK) REPORT ON CAPTURE OF XANANA GUSMÃO ..........................................11
GUSMÃO FORCED TO RECANT, SAYS SON..................................................................................................12
TAPOL MEMORANDUM ON XANANA GUSMÃO’S NIGHTMARE.....................................................................12
Documents on East Timor from
PeaceNet and Connected Computer Networks
Volume 19: December 1, 1992 - January 11, 1993
Published by:
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P.O. Box 1182, White Plains, NY 10602 USA
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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), Mate-Bian News (Sydney) and solidarity groups, but they are not responsible for edi -
torial comment or selection.
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BRUNO KAHN: XANANA’S STATEMENT FABRICATED BY MILITARY..............................................................13
ROBERT DOMM SAYS XANANA WAS DRUGGED ...........................................................................................13
POW’S CAN BE FORCED TO SAY ANYTHING ................................................................................................13
TRY: WE DID NOT PRESSURE HIM..............................................................................................................14
AI FI366/92 EAST TIMOR ARRESTS: XANANA TORTURED .............................................................................14
WASHINGTON POST EDITORIAL: A LEADING ASIAN COLONIALIST...............................................................15
ICRC VISITS XANANA ..................................................................................................................................17
BISHOP BELO REPUDIATES SYAFEI’S LIES (FULL INTERVIEW TEXT) ...........................................................17
MILITARY: XANANA WILL GET CIVIL TRIAL ..................................................................................................19
XANANA JAILED IN JAKARTA.......................................................................................................................20
XANANA VIDEO IN JAKARTA SHOWN IN AUSTRLALIA .................................................................................20
AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL ALERT: DECEMBER 10.......................................................................................20
CHURCH SOURCES SPEAK OUT ON XANANA’S DETENTION AND TORTURE ................................................21
BELO: “LET’S ALL DISARM, AND TALK”.........................................................................................................21
ALATAS’ GLIB ASSURANCES.........................................................................................................................22
XANANA IS UNREPENTANT (SIC-TSF INTERVIEW)........................................................................................22
GUSMÃO STILL BACKS FIGHT: JOURNALIST................................................................................................25
DEMONISING XANANA GUSMÃO .................................................................................................................25
XANANA GUSMÃO CELEBRATES CHRISTMAS MASS WITH POLICE...............................................................26
WHO WILL REPESENT XANANA AT TRIAL? .............................................................................................. 27
XANANA’S TRIAL MAY START SOON ............................................................................................................27
XANANA TO BE TRIED IN DILI .....................................................................................................................27
LBH LAWYERS TO MEET XANANA? ...............................................................................................................28
XANANA FACES LIFE IMPRISONMENT.........................................................................................................28
PRINCEN ASKS FOR MEETING WITH XANANA.............................................................................................29
JOSÉ XANANA GUSMÃO REJECTS OFFER OF LBH TEAM OF LAWYERS.........................................................29
LBH: XANANA MUST CHOOSE LAWYER .......................................................................................................30
OTHER ARRESTS IN EAST TIMOR ............................................................................................................. 31
AMNESTY ALERT ON DISAPPEARED TIMORESE..........................................................................................31
TIMOR LEADER’S FAMILY TORTURED .........................................................................................................32
ARMANDINA GUSMÃO’S CONCERNS..........................................................................................................32
ICRC VISITS XANANA’S SISTER ...................................................................................................................33
AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL UA403/92 EAST TIMOR ARRESTS.......................................................................33
TIMOR CLANDESTINE NET HURT................................................................................................................34
REPRESSION INCREASES IN EAST TIMOR.............................................................................................. 35
ILLEGAL LEAFLETS.......................................................................................................................................35
BISHOP MOORE: TERROR IN TIMOR ..........................................................................................................35
LBH URGES LESS REPRESSION ..................................................................................................................35
TIMORESE RESISTANCE FIGHTS ON............................................................................................................35
GENERAL TRY: “WE’LL STAMP THEM OUT!” ..................................................................................................36
REBEL LEADER’S CAPTURE SEEN UNLIKELY TO END JAKARTA’S TIMOR WOES...........................................36
MILITARY OPERATIONS STRANGULATING EAST TIMOR..............................................................................37
ABILIO SOARES RTP INTERVIEW .................................................................................................................38
UPDATE: SITUATION IN EAST TIMOR ..........................................................................................................39
GENERAL TRY INTERVIEWED BY TEMPO.....................................................................................................39
LATEST DEVELOPMENTS IN EAST TIMOR....................................................................................................40
REBELS SAID TO SURRENDER................................................................................................................. 40
ARMY OFFERS ‘PARDONS’ WITH BELO’S HELP.............................................................................................40
SYAFEI: CHURCH URGES REBELS TO SURRENDER......................................................................................41
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YET ANOTHER AMNESTY OFFER BY ARMY ..................................................................................................41
‘DEMONSTRATOR SURRENDERS’ CLAIM.....................................................................................................42
BIG ABRI PSYWAR CAMPAIGN .....................................................................................................................42
ABRI CAMPAIGN OF LIES ESCALATES ..........................................................................................................42
XANANA’S MEN TAKE BLOOD OATH IN BAUCAU ..........................................................................................43
TWO HUNDRED EAST TIMORESE REBELS SURREN DER..............................................................................43
TAPOL: INDONESIAN CLAIMS OF MASS SURRENDERS ARE A SHAM ...........................................................44
BELO DEMANDS WRITTEN GUARANTEES.....................................................................................................44
MORE THAN 1000 EAST TIMORESE REBELS “SURRENDER”..........................................................................44
XANANA SURRENDER APPEALS FORGED ....................................................................................................45
BLOOD-DRINKING OATHS IN AINARO .......................................................................................................46
DEVELOPMENTS INSIDE INDONESIA........................................................................................................ 46
MASS DETENTIONS IN JAKARTA..................................................................................................................46
G7 SUMMIT: ‘CONDITIONALITY’ CALL..........................................................................................................47
SARWONO: SUCCESSION UNCERTAINTY.....................................................................................................48
AT THE RELIGIOUS ABYSS ... .......................................................................................................................48
PRAMOEDYA ANANTA TOER STATEMENT.....................................................................................................49
STATEMENT ON HUMAN RIGHTS DAY DEMONSTRATIONS IN JAKARTA.......................................................49
INDONESIA ON RIGHTS DEFENSIVE ...........................................................................................................50
TIMOR DOMINATES INDONESIA’S HEADLINES ...........................................................................................51
NEW ANTI-GOVERNMENT CALENDAR:.........................................................................................................51
COMMENTS FROM EXTERNAL TIMORESE............................................................................................... 51
MAU HUNO CONFIRMS CONFIDENCE IN RAMOS HORTA ..........................................................................51
ABEL GUTTERES INTERVIEW........................................................................................................................53
FRETILIN DARWIN: XANANA COERCED ......................................................................................................53
LOBATO SAYS XANANA CAPITULATED..........................................................................................................54
HORTA INTERVIEWED BY EDITOR...............................................................................................................54
ABILIO ARAUJO: XANANA PLANNED ESCAPE TO LISBON ............................................................................55
XANANA TRANSFER OF POWER?..................................................................................................................56
RAMOS-HORTA: XANANA IS NOT A TRAITOR ...............................................................................................56
VOICE OF THE FUGITIVE (RAMOS-HORTA) FROM MELBOURNE....................................................................58
INTERNATIONAL REACTION TO XANANA’S CAPTURE............................................................................. 58
SUPPORT FOR IMPRISONED FRETILIN LEADER GROWS .............................................................................58
JAPAN ‘NEUTRAL’ ON XANANA ....................................................................................................................59
OFFICIALS, RIGHTS GROUPS CONDEMN TIMORESE REBEL BROADCAST....................................................59
NGOS ASK UN SECRETARY GENERAL TO SEEK RELEASE OF TIMORESE LEADER ........................................59
US CATHOLIC CONFEREN CE: FREE THEM! ..................................................................................................60
HIROSHIMA APPEAL TO JAPANESE PARLIAMENTARIANS ............................................................................60
CONGRESSMAN HALL BLASTS RIGHTS VIOLATIONS, WARNS OF REACTION IN CONGRESS ......................61
EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT: RELEASE TIMORESE PRISONERS........................................................................61
FEER LETTERS COLUMN ..............................................................................................................................61
EVENTS IN BRITAIN................................................................................................................................... 62
U.K. AEROSPACE SEMINAR IN BANDUNG...................................................................................................62
LONDON BENEFIT DINNER FOR EAST TIMOR..............................................................................................62
CIIR/IPJET CONFERENCE ON EAST TIMOR, LONDON .................................................................................62
TRAMPLING THE FLAG: INVASION DEMO IN LONDON ................................................................................65
EVENTS IN AUSTRALIA.............................................................................................................................. 65
OZ FM EVANS HOPES GUSMÃO VIDEO BEGINS RECONCILIATION ............................................................65
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NORTHERN TERRITORY COMMENTS ON EAST TIMOR.................................................................................65
LETTERS OF SUPPORT FOR XANANA GUSMÃO.............................................................................................65
EVANS: PORTUGUESE WEAPONS TO SLORC IN BURMA? .............................................................................66
AUSTRALIAN DEFENCE MINISTER TO SUE RAMOS HORTA?........................................................................66
AUSTRALIAN PARLIAMEN T HUMAN RIGHTS COMMITTEE SUPPORTS TIMOR ...............................................66
AUSTRALIAN HUMAN RIGHTS SHIP SINKING.............................................................................................67
OZ GOVT. HUMAN RIGHTS REPORT CONDEMNS OZ GOVT. REACTION TO DILI MASSACRE........................67
INFIGHT CRITICISES MONASH SEMINAR ...................................................................................................67
MONASH CONFERENCE IGNORED IN AUSTRALIA.......................................................................................68
EVENTS IN PORTUGAL............................................................................................................................... 68
BACKGROUND INFORMATION ON THE PORTUGUESE TALKS POSITION......................................................68
PORTUGAL CONDEMNS INDONESIA ...........................................................................................................69
PORTUGAL DISMISSES TVRI PSYWAR.........................................................................................................69
ROBERT WYATT SPEAKS ABOUT EAST TIMOR...............................................................................................70
EX-GUERRILLA GREGORIO WHO “SURRENDERED” LIKE XANANA..............................................................70
PORTUGUESE SURVEY: ‘XANANA IS NOT A TRAITOR’ ..................................................................................71
EVENTS IN CANADA................................................................................................................................... 71
LOBBYING REPORT FROM OTTAWA ............................................................................................................71
NEWS CONFERENCE, OTTAWA ....................................................................................................................71
ETAN/CANADA ALERT: ARREST OF XANANA GUSMÃO .................................................................................71
ETAN/CANADA XANANA UPDATE................................................................................................................72
XANANA CAMPAIGN IN CANADIAN PRESS ..................................................................................................72
INDONESIAN PROPAGANDA TO CANADIAN PARLIAMENTARIAN .................................................................73
INDONESIAN AND PORTUGUESE MINISTERS MEET AT UN ...................................................................... 73
INDONESIA AWAITS NEW IDEAS FROM PORTUGAL.....................................................................................73
NEW PORTUGUESE FOREI GN MINISTER TALKS ABOUT NEXT MEETING WITH ALATAS................................74
INDONESIA’S TALKS POSITION DEPENDS ON U.S. .....................................................................................74
HORTA CAUTIOUS ON U.N. TALKS ...............................................................................................................75
STATEMENT ON PORTUGAL-INDONESIA TALKS FROM TIMORESE YOUTH ...................................................75
WORLD LEADERS SIGN URGENT APPEAL FOR EAST TIMOR .......................................................................76
DURÃO BARROSO PESSIMISTIC ..................................................................................................................77
SYAFEI: SURRENDER, THEN TALKS ............................................................................................................77
UN SECRETARY-GENERAL HOSTS TIMOR ‘TALKS’........................................................................................78
UN TIMOR “TALKS” FIZZLE...........................................................................................................................78
INDONESIA, PORTUGAL TALKS MAKE LITTLE HEADWAY ............................................................................78
ALATAS READY FOR CONFRONTATION?.......................................................................................................79
HORTA’S “ALL-OUT DIPLOMATIC WAR IN 1993” ..........................................................................................79
ALI ALATAS TELLS PORTUGAL TO GO FISH ..................................................................................................79
U.N. HUMAN RIGHTS CONFERENCES ........................................................................................................ 81
WHOSE UN HUMAN RIGHTS CONFERENCE? ...............................................................................................81
ANGER ERUPTS OVER U.N. HUMAN RIGHTS MEETING REPORT..................................................................82
ALERT ON UPCOMING UN JAKARTA CONFERENCE ....................................................................................82
TIMOR GAP OIL EXPLORATIONS CONTINUE............................................................................................ 83
HIGH NOON AT TIMOR GAP ........................................................................................................................83
WORKER ISSUES IN INDONESIA AND EAST TIMOR................................................................................ 85
REEBOK RIGHTS AWARDS PRESENTED .......................................................................................................85
INDONESIAN FREE TRADE UNIONS PLEA....................................................................................................86
LABOUR CONDITIONS IN TIMOR SCRUTINISED ..........................................................................................86
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RESOURCES............................................................................................................................................... 87
BOOK REVIEW: DEATH IN DILI ...................................................................................................................87
NEW DOCUMENTARY ON NOAM CHOMSKY AND THE MEDIA.....................................................................88
LONELY PLANET REPLIES ............................................................................................................................89
BOOK REVIEW: TIMOR, THE FORGOTTEN GENOCIDE .................................................................................90
TFI.INTERNAL CONFERENCE E-MAIL FEEDS................................................................................................90
MISCELLANEOUS ARTICLES .................................................................................................................... 91
FORGOTTEN GENOCIDE - A LITTLE ATTENTION, AT LAST, FOR EAST TIMOR ...............................................91
HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH: ASIA 1992............................................................................................................93
EUROPEAN REPORT.....................................................................................................................................93
HELP FLORES EARTHQUAKE VICTIMS.........................................................................................................94
CIP REPORTS ON THE TORTURERS LOBBY ..................................................................................................94
‘ROB WES(T)LEY SMITH’ SAGA .....................................................................................................................94
JAPANESE PM ASKED TO RAISE EAST TIMOR ..............................................................................................95
CORRECTION ..............................................................................................................................................95
TOUGH QUESTIONS ABOUT THE NEW WORLD ORDER................................................................................95

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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
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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
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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
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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 21, Feb. 15 - April 4, 1993

XANANA GUSMÃO’S TRIAL CONTINUES ...................................................................................................... 6
PORTUGUESE PARLIAMEN T: TRIAL IS ILLEGAL..............................................................................................6
XANANA LAWYER COURT STATEMENT...........................................................................................................6
XANANA REKINDLES EXPECTATION OVER HIS TRIAL IN DILI .......................................................................7
XANANA’S LAWYER USES ALATAS’S ARGUMENT............................................................................................8
RAMOS HORTA AGREES TO TESTIFY.............................................................................................................9
INDONESIAN UN MISSION CHIEF MEETS XANANA .....................................................................................10
FOUR WITNESSES HEARD AT XANANA TRIAL ON FEB. 15............................................................................10
XANANA’S LAWYER UNDER PRESSURE........................................................................................................10
GUSMÃO ADMITS ‘DEATH’ EVIDENCE..........................................................................................................11
XANANA CONFOUNDS HIS LAWYER ............................................................................................................11
AUSTRALIAN CASH SENT TO FRETILIN: WITNESS........................................................................................12
FORMER REBEL NOW “INDONESIAN CITIZEN”............................................................................................12
XANANA: A LEADER WHO DOES NOT APPEAR BEATEN ................................................................................12
FRETILIN ‘GOT AID FROM AUSTRALIA’ ........................................................................................................14
MATE-BIAN NEWS COMMENTS ON COVERAGE OF XANANA TRIAL ..............................................................14
XANANA: THE TRIAL OF JUSTICE.................................................................................................................15
RETICENT WITNESSES.................................................................................................................................16
TRIAL RESUMES TODAY...............................................................................................................................16
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groups, but they are not responsible for editorial comment or selection.
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SATURNINO DA COSTA BELO BRAVELY CRIES OUT .....................................................................................17
SOS RE: SATURNINO’S CONDITION ............................................................................................................18
BACKGROUND ON SATURNINO...................................................................................................................18
SATURNINO’S ‘TESTIMONY’ USED IN COURT...............................................................................................20
NOTHING DELIBERATE ABOUT DELAY IN TRIAL ..........................................................................................20
XANANA TRIAL DRAGS ON ..........................................................................................................................20
DEFENCE WITNESSES HEARD .....................................................................................................................21
EVENTS INSIDE EAST TIMOR.................................................................................................................... 21
WHO’S WHO IN THE RESISTANCE...............................................................................................................21
CNRM CHRISTMAS MESSAGE......................................................................................................................21
STATE OF WAR: A DIARY..............................................................................................................................22
FIGHTING AND ARRESTS IN FIVE MUNICIPALITIES.....................................................................................26
ALIAS CORTHE.............................................................................................................................................26
VIDEO OF XANANA CIRCULATES AROUND TIMORESE SCHOOLS ................................................................27
THE OLD MISSIONARY’S MONOLOGUE .......................................................................................................27
BELO: TIMOR LIKE THE AZORES, MADEIRA, PUERTO RICO .........................................................................27
EAST TIMOR PADDY FIELDS NEGLECTED ....................................................................................................29
AROUND THE TRIAL.....................................................................................................................................30
SIX TIMORESE REBELS SURRENDER WITH BOWS AND ARROWS................................................................30
RESISTANCE LEADERS ANSWER QUESTIONS..............................................................................................30
MA’HUNU VOWS TO CONTINUE THE STRUGGLE..........................................................................................32
NEW BAR ON EAST TIMORESE GOING OVERSEAS? .....................................................................................33
LIKE IT OR QUIT TIMOR, GOVERNOR TELLS PRIESTS..................................................................................33
AUSTRALIAN INVESTS IN DILI GARMENT BUSINESS ...................................................................................34
EAST TIMOR’S CATHOLIC PRIEST AGAIN DENOUNCES ABUSES ..................................................................34
RESISTANCE GROUP DEN OUNCES INDONESIAN ATROCITIES ....................................................................34
PROPAGATION OF ISLAM IN DILI ...............................................................................................................35
INDONESIA TO CHANGE MILITARY ROLE IN EAST TIMOR...........................................................................35
MILITARY REDUCTION IN EAST TIMOR?......................................................................................................35
TIMORESE REBEL SURRENDERS TO INDONESIAN MILITARY ......................................................................35
FOUR INDONESIAN SOLDIERS KILLED BY “FRETILIN” (BBC).......................................................................36
EDI: TROOPS KILLED WON’T DELAY WITHDRAWAL.....................................................................................36
CNRM COMMUNIQUÉ ON XANANA, OSORIO...............................................................................................37
MORE INDONESIAN DEATHS IN TIMOR ......................................................................................................37
NEW TORTURE CHARGED AGAINST INDONESIA.........................................................................................37
SYAFEI BECOMES UDAYANA COMMANDER..................................................................................................38
DEMONSTRATION PLANNED IN DILI? .........................................................................................................38
YOUNG PEOPLE DEMONSTRATE IN DILI .....................................................................................................38
ARMY CHANGES IN TIMOR..........................................................................................................................38
MA’HUNU CAPTURED................................................................................................................................. 39
QUESTIONS SURROUND MA’HUNU CAPTURE..............................................................................................39
ACTION ALERT TO PREVENT MA HUNU TORTURE........................................................................................39
STATEMENT BY JOSE RAMOS-HORTA ..........................................................................................................40
FURTHER EXCERPTS FROM WIRES ON EAST TIMOR DEVELOPMENTS:........................................................40
REACTIONS TO MA HUNU CAPTURE ............................................................................................................40
HARSH BLOW TO THE RESISTANCE.............................................................................................................41
MA’HUNU CAPTURED IN BATTLE..................................................................................................................41
MORE WEAPONS FLOW TO INDONESIA.................................................................................................... 42
PORTUGAL PROTESTS LONDON-JAKARTA MILITARY PLANES DEAL.............................................................42
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SOUTHEAST ASIAN NAVIES GROWING BIGGER...........................................................................................42
INDONESIA NO THREAT TO ITS NEIGHBORS ..............................................................................................42
PORTUGAL PROTESTS AT GERMAN ARMS SALE ...........................................................................................43
GERMANY SELLS WAR SHIPS TO INDONESIA..............................................................................................43
KOHL IN TOKYO CHASTISED FOR ARMS SALE.............................................................................................43
NGOS PROTEST WARSHIP DEAL TO KOHL...................................................................................................44
PERPETRATORS OF VIOLENCE ARE UNLIKELY CHAMPIONS OF PEACE .......................................................44
DEMONSTRATION AT BRITISH AEROSPACE................................................................................................45
GERMAN EMBASSY REPLIES TO CANADA ....................................................................................................45
PROSPECTS FOR MORE HAWK SALES FROM BAE ........................................................................................45
SUHARTO “RE-ELECTED”, TRY IS NEW V.P............................................................................................. 46
PETITION SUPPORT SWELLS FOR SUHARTO ................................................................................................46
ENVOY AT UN TOLD TO CAMPAIGN FOR TIMOR ACCEPTANCE ....................................................................46
GEN. TRY KEEPS MUM ABOUT ACCEPTING V-P NOMINATION .....................................................................46
SUDRADJAT LOCALLY TRAINED...................................................................................................................47
NEW ABRI CHIEF A TIMOR VETERAN ...........................................................................................................47
STUDENTS DETAINED FOR DEMO ..............................................................................................................47
STUDENTS ARRESTED AS SUHARTO ACCEPTS TRY......................................................................................47
SUHARTO STILL SILENT ON VICE-PRESIDENT.............................................................................................48
TRY SUTRISNO IS TRUSTED SUHARTO MAN, DEVOUT MUSLIM ..................................................................48
THE END GAME FOR INDONESIA’S SUHARTO .............................................................................................48
SUHARTO ANNOUNCES NEW CABINET.......................................................................................................50
PROFILES OF KEY MEN IN NEW SUHARTO CABI NET ...................................................................................51
ABRI REASSERTS SELF.................................................................................................................................51
SUHARTO EXCLUDES ARMY FROM CABINET................................................................................................52
SUHARTO TO ATTEND G7 SUMMIT? ............................................................................................................52
INDONESIA’S NEW AMBASSADOR TO INDIA ...............................................................................................53
HUMAN RIGHTS: BACKGROUND PAPERS.................................................................................................. 54
INDONESIA/EAST TIMOR A NEW ORDER? HUMAN RIGHTS IN 1992 (AI)......................................................54
THE HUMAN RIGHTS CRISIS IN EAST TIMOR: REGIONAL AND GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES..............................56
BACKGROUND TO THE CURRENT HUMAN RIGHTS SITUATION (FROM CANADA) .........................................59
INDONESIA’S JUSTICE SYSTEM VIOLATES BASIC RIGHTS ...........................................................................62
PRISONERS FACE TORTURE, SAYS HUMAN RIGHTS GROUP........................................................................62
HUMAN RIGHTS LAW BODY RECEIVES AWARD ...........................................................................................63
UN HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION PASSES STRONG RESOLUTION .......................................................... 64
THE JAKARTA REGIME AND ITS GENEVA COMMITMENTS............................................................................64
EAST TIMOR REBEL LEADER PLEADS FOR U.N. SUPPORT............................................................................64
URGE YOUR GOVERNMENT TO SUPPORT EAST TIMOR AT THE UN HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION .............64
CLOSED EYES ON EAST TIMOR...................................................................................................................65
UNHRC STATEMENT OF CONSTANCIO PINTO ..............................................................................................66
UNHRC STATEMENT BY ABE BARRETO SOARES ...........................................................................................67
CNRM UPDATE.............................................................................................................................................67
INDONESIA SUFFERS HUMILIATING DEFEAT AT UN ....................................................................................68
AUSTRALIA’S UN VOTE ‘A SURPRISE’ ..........................................................................................................69
UN SLAMS DILI KILLERS’ JAIL TERMS ........................................................................................................69
U.N. CRITICIZES INDONESIA ABOUT EAST TIMOR.......................................................................................69
INDONESIA REJECTS UNHRC RESOLUTION ON ET .....................................................................................70
INDONESIA, DESERVEDLY REBUKED ..........................................................................................................71
ACTION ALERT ON INDONESIAN RESPONSE TO UNHRC RESOLUTION .......................................................71
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INDONESIA LOSES GEN EVA VOTE..............................................................................................................73
SELECTIVE FOCUS ON HUMAN RIGHTS CRITICISED ...................................................................................73
UN ROUND-UP OF UNHRC SESSION ..........................................................................................................76
EUROPEAN POSITIONS AT UNHRC .............................................................................................................76
U.S. CONCERN OVER EAST TIMOR MAY SIGNAL ASIAN POLICY CHANGE ...................................................76
SOME TIMORESE BEING GROOMED FOR INDONESIA.................................................................................77
INDONESIA ASKS NON-ALIGNED COUNTRIES TO SUPPORT REPRESSION .................................................77
CHAIRMAN OF COMMISSION ON HUMAN RIGHTS ANNOUNCES SEVEN SPECIAL RAPPORTEURS..............78
TIMOR CONTROVERSY AT BANGKOK HUMAN RIGHTS MEETING ............................................................ 78
ROW OVER NGO ACCREDITATION...............................................................................................................78
GROUPS PLEDGE TO BOOST EAST TIMOR FIGHT.........................................................................................78
HUMAN RIGHTS MEETING IN BANGKOK - IS IT A SHAM?............................................................................79
HUMAN RIGHTS VALUES – EASTERN, WESTERN OR UNIVERSAL?................................................................79
NGOS BANNED FROM ASIAN MEETING......................................................................................................80
NEED FOR REGIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS MECHANISM STRESSED ................................................................81
HUMAN RIGHTS: INDONESIA HITS BACK AT CRITICS .................................................................................81
ASSISTANT S-G FOR HUMAN RIGHTS STRESSES ASIAN CONTRIBUTION TO WORLD CONFERENCE ...........82
BANGKOK DECLARATION ............................................................................................................................82
ASIA-PACIFIC STATES SET STRONG AGENDA ..............................................................................................84
BBC ON BANGKOK DECLARATION AND TIMOR ...........................................................................................85
JOSÉ RAMOS HORTA SAYS HE PLANS TO RETURN TO EAST TIMOR.............................................................86
CONTINUING TALKS BETW EEN INDONESIA AND PORTUGAL................................................................... 87
JAPANESE GROUPS URGE UN SECRETARY-GENERAL TO REDOUBLE EFFORTS ...........................................87
CHURCH TO MEDIATE TIMOR TALKS?.........................................................................................................88
ROME AWAITS THE TIMORESE.....................................................................................................................89
VATICAN MEDIATION NOT CONFIRMED BY FOREI GN OFFICE.....................................................................89
ALATAS STEPS “BACKWARD” TOWARDS ROME ?..........................................................................................90
INDONESIA SAYS PORTUGAL UNHELPFUL OVER TIMOR .............................................................................90
DIPLOMACY VERSUS LOGIC OF WAR..........................................................................................................90
AMOS WAKO RETURNS TO EAST TIMOR .................................................................................................. 91
SECRETARY-GENERAL TO SEND PERSONAL ENVOY TO INDONESIA AND EAST TIMOR...............................91
JAKARTA ASKED TO REVEAL ALL FROM PROBE OF 1991 DILI INCIDENT.....................................................91
JAKARTA’S HANDLING OF THE AMOS WAKO VISIT......................................................................................92
AMOS WAKO’S RETURN VISIT TO INDONESIA.............................................................................................92
WAKO: “MY DOOR IS OPEN”........................................................................................................................93
AMOS WAKO MEETS XANANA AND MAU HUNU............................................................................................93
RADIO AUSTRALIA ON WAKO VISIT............................................................................................................93
UN ENVOY IN TALKS WITH XANANA...........................................................................................................93
EVENTS IN CANADA................................................................................................................................... 94
FIVE DAYS IN EAST TIMOR ..........................................................................................................................94
EAST TIMOR UPDATE FROM ETAN/TORONTO ..............................................................................................94
CANADIAN GOVERNMENT ON XANANA......................................................................................................95
EAST TIMOR ALERT NETWORK / CANADA NEWSLETTER, FEB. 1993.............................................................96
UPDATE FROM EAST TIMOR ALERT NETWORK/CANADA..............................................................................98
EVENTS IN EUROPE; EUROPEAN LEADERS VISIT INDONESIA ................................................................. 99
SWITZERLAND’S POSITION ON EAST TIMOR ...............................................................................................99
LACK OF UNEQUIVOCAL SUPPORT FROM EC ............................................................................................. 100
MOREIRA INTERVIEW: PORTUGUESE GOV’T VIEWS................................................................................... 100
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KOHL TO RAISE TIMOR ISSUE WITH SUHARTO ......................................................................................... 102
LETTER TO FRENCH FOREIGN MINISTRY .................................................................................................. 102
POSSIBLE VOTE IN EP ............................................................................................................................... 102
NEW PAPAL AMBASSADOR TO LISBON ...................................................................................................... 102
EP: XANANA TRIAL ILLEGAL....................................................................................................................... 102
EAST TIMOR MOTION WINS UK COMMONS SUPPORT............................................................................... 103
FRETILIN SATISFIED WITH PORTUGAL ...................................................................................................... 103
DENMARK WANTS EC OBSERVER FOR EAST TIMOR .................................................................................. 103
EURO-MPS’ VISIT AWAITS GREEN LIGHT................................................................................................... 103
BRITISH FM DOUGLAS HURD TO VISIT JAKARTA....................................................................................... 103
WITH THE TIMORESE BUT WITHOUT FRETILIN AT EC HEARING................................................................ 104
REPORT FROM FRENCH SOLIDARITY MOVEMENT..................................................................................... 104
EVENTS IN THE UNITED STATES............................................................................................................ 105
REPORT FROM EAST TIMOR ACTION NETWORK / U.S. TO THE SOLIDARITY MEETING.............................. 105
SILENT GENOCIDE: EAST TIMOR STRUGGLES FOR GLOBAL ATTENTION – AND FOR ITS LIFE ................... 105
SENATOR PELL STATEMENT ON EAST TIMOR............................................................................................. 106
US STATE DEPARTMENT’S ANNUAL REPORT ON HUMAN RIGHTS PRACTICES IN INDONESIA................... 107
TIME TO END AN ATROCITY....................................................................................................................... 115
EAST TIMORESE WANT THEIR CONQUERORS OUT .................................................................................... 116
ACTION ALERT: THE LAST CHANCE FOR THE HOUSE HUNGER COMMITTEE !............................................ 116
SPEAKING TOUR: EAST TIMOR – A NEW GENERATION OF RESISTANCE.................................................... 117
TIMOR’S UNTELEVISED TERROR................................................................................................................ 117
ETAN/US NEWSLETTER # 5......................................................................................................................... 119
INÍCIO DA DIGRESSÃO TIMORENSE PELOS EUA....................................................................................... 120
EAST TIMOR: SOARES WRITES TO CLINTON .............................................................................................. 121
TIMORESE EXILE ACTIVITIES................................................................................................................. 121
THE “FREEDOM FOR XANANA, FREEDOM FOR TIMOR” COMMISSION ....................................................... 121
SOME EXILES: HORTA HAS NEVER BEEN MANDATED................................................................................ 121
FRETILIN/AUSTRALIA WANTS MOVEMENT RESTRUCTURED ...................................................................... 122
FRETILIN WITHOUT MAU HUNU................................................................................................................ 122
TIMORESE RESISTANCE TRIES TO AVOID DIVISIONS ............................................................................... 123
MISCELLANEOUS ARTICLES ................................................................................................................... 123
SYAFEI ON MILITARY OPERATIONS IN EAST TIMOR FROM 1975................................................................ 123
INFORMATION WANTED ON ENVIRONMENTAL IMPLICATIONS OF THE INDONESIAN OCCUPATION ........ 123
EAST TIMOR COMPUTER WAR GAME ......................................................................................................... 124
AUSTRALIAN TV STARTS BROADCASTING TO SOUTHEAST ASIA................................................................. 124
PRESS COMMUNIQUÉ FROM THE INTERNATIONAL SOLIDARITY MOVEMENT............................................ 124
YEAR OF THE SANDALWOOD EXHIBITION, LISBON................................................................................... 125
EVANS FACES PROTEST OVER TIMOR........................................................................................................ 125
DEBATE: PORTUGUESE TEACHERS RESOLUTION ON EAST TIMOR ............................................................ 125
ASIA BOLDLY TAKING ON THE WEST......................................................................................................... 131
RELIGIOUS CONFLICT DISINFORMATION QUERY ..................................................................................... 132
LOBBYING FOR EAST TIMOR IN BRAZIL.................................................................................................... 132
RESOURCES............................................................................................................................................. 132
TAPOL BULLETIN CONTENTS, APRIL 1993 .................................................................................................. 132
FIRST PLAY BY TIMORESE CULTURAL GROUP ............................................................................................ 133
AUSTRALIAN BID TO SAVE THE TETUM LANGUAGE.................................................................................... 133
ANNOUNCEMENT OF NEW PRIVATE ‘INDONESIA’ AND ‘EASTTIMOR’ LISTS............................................... 133

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Documents on East Timor from PeaceNet and connected computer networks 22, April 11 - June 7, 1993

XANANA GUSMÃO SENTENCED TO LIFE ..................................................................................................... 6
XANANA APPEARS IN COURT.........................................................................................................................6
XANANA QUESTIONED ..................................................................................................................................7
XANANA GUSMÃO TAKES RESPONSIBILITY FOR SANTA CRUZ DEMONSTRATION .........................................9
LIFE DEMANDED FOR XANANA....................................................................................................................10
XANANA VERDICT MAY BE ‘HEAVIER’: SINGGIH..........................................................................................10
XANANA’S TRIAL THROWN INTO CONFUSION .............................................................................................10
XANANA GUSMÃO TRIAL MUST NOT CONTINUE ..........................................................................................11
XANANA WANTS TO CONTROL HIS OWN DEFENSE....................................................................................11
OBSERVERS KEPT FROM XANANA’S TRAIL...................................................................................................12
UN CONCERN AT XANANA TRIAL.................................................................................................................12
XANANA HANDS 26-PAGE DEFENSE PAPER .................................................................................................12
XANANA DEFENSE STATEMENT WILL NOT BE MADE PUBLIC......................................................................12
INTERPRETER FORCED ON XANANA ...........................................................................................................13
CONFUSION OVER JUDGE’S RULING .........................................................................................................14
JUDGE WARNS XANANA RE DEFENSE.........................................................................................................14
CNRM: XANANA’S TRIAL, INDONESIA’S SHAME...........................................................................................15
XANANA GAGGED. VERDICT ON FRIDAY....................................................................................................15
END THIS COURTROOM FARCE, FREE XANANA GUSMÃO!...........................................................................16
COMMENT ON LEGALITY OF XANANA’S GAGGING ......................................................................................16
DEFENCE PLEA OF XANANA GUSMÃO (EXCERPTS) ......................................................................................16
SEE AMOS WAKO SECTION ON ACCUSATIONS OF HIS INTERFERENCE IN THE TRIAL ................................20
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INDONESIAN LAWYERS CRITICIZE DILI COURT..........................................................................................20
ICJ LAWYERS CONDEMN GUSMÃO DECISION ............................................................................................20
ASIA WATCH: XANANA GUSMÃO DENIED FAIR TRIAL..................................................................................21
XANANA GETS LIFE......................................................................................................................................21
XANANA FACES LIFE....................................................................................................................................22
STATEMENT BY MR. JOSE RAMOS-HORTA ...................................................................................................22
AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL ADVICE TO EDITORS ........................................................................................24
LORD AVEBURY WANTS UK ACTION ON XANANA........................................................................................24
MEDIA COVERAGE.......................................................................................................................................25
IAN MACINTOSH ON XANANA TRIAL ..........................................................................................................25
XANANA SENTENCED TO LIFE BEHIND BARS ..............................................................................................25
DEFIANT XANANA REJECTS APPEAL ............................................................................................................26
XANANA GUSMÃO CONTINUES TO BE A SYMBOL OF RESISTANCE BEHIND PRISON BARS..........................26
GUSMÃO IN JAIL BUT BATTLE IS FAR FROM OVER.......................................................................................27
TAPOL: ICRC MUST PROTECT XANANA ........................................................................................................28
XANANA: VIVA TIMOR LESTE .......................................................................................................................28
INDONESIAN PAPERS REACTION TO SENTENCE.........................................................................................28
CNRM: XANANA ON HUNGER STRIKE; CONCERN FOR HIS HEALTH ..........................................................29
AI: FEAR OF TORTURE..................................................................................................................................30
XANANA GETS LIFE SENTENCE...................................................................................................................30
EAST TIMOR, A VICTIM OF DESPAIR...........................................................................................................31
XANANA CONFIRMED ON HUNGER STRIKE AND ILL...................................................................................32
RAMOS-HORTA INTERVIEW WITH ABC/AUSTRALIA .....................................................................................32
MILITARY CHIEF WANTS GUSMÃO OUT OF TIMOR.......................................................................................33
IAN MACINTOSH REPORTS ON XANANA......................................................................................................33
XANANA SENTENCE: REACTIONS............................................................................................................. 34
IN PORTUGAL ..............................................................................................................................................34
ROUND-UP OF OTHER RESPONSES TO THE XANANA VERDICT...................................................................35
TIMORESE AND OTHER REACTIONS TO THE LIFE SENTENCE......................................................................36
COMMUNIQUÉ OF THE PORTUGUESE MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS ......................................................37
MARIO SOARES: “XANANA WAS COURAGEOUS AND DIGNIFIED”................................................................37
PORTUGUESE PARLIAMEN T HALTS TO CONDEMN .......................................................................................38
INDONESIANS IGNORE PORTUGUESE REACTION .......................................................................................38
EVANS PLEADS FOR TIMOR LEADER...........................................................................................................38
QUESTION TIME IN THE AUSTRALIAN PARLIAMEN T ....................................................................................39
STATEMENT BY PARLIAMENTARIANS FOR EAST TIMOR (AUSTRALIA) ...........................................................39
JAPANESE REP. EDA’S STATEMENT..............................................................................................................39
CANADA ON XANANA GUSMÃO ...................................................................................................................40
XANANA SENTENCE: EDITORIALS............................................................................................................. 40
VANCOUVER SUN: INDONESIA’S SECRET....................................................................................................40
OBSERVER: SUHARTO’S CRIMES ................................................................................................................40
BOSTON GLOBE: INDONESIAN INJUSTICE.................................................................................................40
SMH: EAST TIMOR’S NELSON MANDELA.....................................................................................................41
AGE: A SHAM TRIAL, A BAD RESULT............................................................................................................41
NY TIMES: INDONESIA’S SILENCED ACCUSER ............................................................................................42
DUNN: THE MEANING OF XANANA GUSMÃO ...............................................................................................42
IRISH TRIB: INDONESIAN INJUSTICE IN EAST TIMOR ................................................................................43
XANANA SENTENCE: PROTESTS................................................................................................................ 44
DEMONSTRATION AT INDONESIAN EMBASSY IN LONDON .........................................................................44
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VICTORIA GROUP CALLS FOR ACTION ON XANANA ....................................................................................44
ACTION IN DARWIN ....................................................................................................................................44
RESPONDING TO THE CURRENT CRISIS: IDEAS FROM MELBOURNE..........................................................45
DEMONSTRATIONS IN SAN FRANCISCO, NEW YORK CITY ..........................................................................45
AGIR POUR TIMOR ON XANANA VERDICT...................................................................................................45
URGENT APPEAL ON XG HUNGER STRIKE...................................................................................................46
AGIR POUR TIMOR ON XANANA VERDICT...................................................................................................46
CDPM URGENT APPEAL ON HUNGER STRIKE.............................................................................................46
TIMORESE COMMUNITY PROTEST IN CANBERRA........................................................................................46
VICTORIA PROTESTS ...................................................................................................................................47
PROTEST AT INDONESIAN CONSULATE, DARWIN .......................................................................................47
ACTIONS IN SYDNEY ..................................................................................................................................48
TOKYO DEMO: FREE XANANA! .....................................................................................................................48
HUNGER STRIKE OUTSIDE INDONESIAN EMBASSY IN LONDON ................................................................49
PORTUGUESE ACTIONS TO FREE XANANA AND ALL TIMORESE POLITICAL PRISONERS .............................49
JONATHAN HUMPHREYS ENDS HUNGER STRIKE; THREE BEGIN IN LISBON ..............................................50
WHO DOES XANANA’S LAWYER REPRESENT? ......................................................................................... 50
SUDJONO: IN THE INDONESIAN AUTHORITIES’ SERVICE? .........................................................................50
SUDJONO’S DEVIOUS ROLE........................................................................................................................50
XANANA TO SEEK CLEMENCY: LAWYER.......................................................................................................51
INTERVIEWS WITH XANANA’S LAWYER SUDJONO, RODNEY LEWIS...........................................................51
XANANA TO SEEK PRESIDENTIAL CLEMENCY: LAWYER ..............................................................................53
XANANA ‘CLEMENCY PLEA’ A MONSTROUS DECEPTION..............................................................................54
CNRM DENOUNCES SUDJONO....................................................................................................................54
SUDJONO LODGES APPEAL FOR CLEMENCY...............................................................................................55
MORE SUDJONO DECEPTIONS....................................................................................................................55
CLEMENCY PLEA NOT SIGNED BY XANANA.................................................................................................55
OTHER EAST TIMORESE IN PRISON.......................................................................................................... 55
CAMPAIGN FOR SATURNINO’S RELEASE .....................................................................................................55
JAKARTA: EAST TIMOR REBEL (PINTO) CAUGHT. (NOT!)...............................................................................58
MA’HUNO: “THE WORD TRAITOR IS EASILY SAID” .......................................................................................58
APPEAL IN FAVOUR OF MAU HUNO.............................................................................................................61
MAU HUNU’S INCREDIBLE “ABOUT-TURN”...................................................................................................62
EAST TIMORESE PRISONERS REMOVED FROM TIMOR ................................................................................62
RED CROSS SUSPENDS VISITS TO EAST TIMOR POLITICAL PRISONERS.....................................................63
ICRC SUSPENSION OF PRISON VISITS IN EAST TIMOR JEOPARDIZES PRISONERS’ WELFARE ...................63
AMOS WAKO’S APRIL VISIT TO TIMOR; ACCUSATIONS ........................................................................... 64
U.N. ENVOY GETS NEW FIGURES ON DILI MASSACRE TOLL.......................................................................64
INDONESIA PROMISES NOT TO MISTREAT TIMORESE ................................................................................64
SYAFEI REFUSES TO MEET AMOS WAKO......................................................................................................65
JUWONO SUDARSONO ON AMOS WAKO VISIT............................................................................................65
TEMPO INTERVIEWS ALATAS ON WAKO, THE US AND EAST TIMOR.............................................................65
THE LATEST WAKO MISSION IS NO SUBSTITUTE FOR A THOROUGH-GOING INVESTIGATION ....................66
SYAFEI SAYS WAKO INCITED XANANA .......................................................................................................67
BOUTROS-GHALI RESPONDS TO INDONESIAN CHARGES...........................................................................67
UN DAILY PRESS BRIEFING ON WAKO “INFLUEN CE” ..................................................................................68
EVENTS INSIDE EAST TIMOR................................................................................................................... 68
TIMORESE STUDENTS APOLOGIZE FOR KILLINGS ......................................................................................68
TIM-TIM DOES NOT RESIST ANYMORE........................................................................................................69
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REBELS TO FIGHT ON DESPITE CAPTURE OF MA’HUNU...............................................................................70
FEAR AND REPRESSION STILL RULE AREA OCCUPIED BY INDONESIA........................................................71
A VOICE, OFTEN SILEN CED, TELLS OF EAST TIMOR’S FEAR........................................................................73
KOLAKOPS OFFICIALLY DISSOLVED ............................................................................................................74
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.........................................................................................................................75
RECENT APPEALS FROM EAST TIMOR..........................................................................................................75
ICRC DILI OFFICE AVOIDS CLOSURE ..........................................................................................................76
AI: STUDENTS ARRESTED, TORTURED? .......................................................................................................76
ABILIO OSORIO INTERVIEWED: EAST TIMOR AFTER KOLAKOPS .................................................................77
INDONESIANS WANT JOURNALISTS OUT, NOW! .........................................................................................78
INDONESIAN TIMORESE ATTACKS PORTUGAL ............................................................................................78
WEB OF TERROR TRAPS EAST TIMORESE ....................................................................................................78
SYAFEI DEFYING JAKARTA ..........................................................................................................................79
TIMORESE ACTIVISTS ABROAD ................................................................................................................ 80
JOINT DECLARATION FROM EXTERNAL RESISTANCE..................................................................................80
EXILED EAST TIMORESE RESISTANCE LEADER (HORTA) PLANS RETURN ....................................................81
HORTA IN BRISBANE: CAPTURES HAVE NOT WEAKENED MOVEMENT.........................................................82
JOÃO CARRASCALÃO INTERVIEW...............................................................................................................82
ABILIO ARAUJO MEETS WITH PATRIARCH ...................................................................................................83
CONSTÂNCIO PINTO: THE STRUGGLE FOR SELF-DETERMINATION ...........................................................83
MARI ALKATIRI INTERVIEW .........................................................................................................................85
INDONESIANS TRY TO SECURE SEAT AT THE TABLE....................................................................................86
UDT POSTPONES CONGRESS ......................................................................................................................86
RAMOS-HORTA OPTIMISTIC ON UN VOTE ...................................................................................................87
INDONESIAN WEAPONS PURCHASES OPPOSED ....................................................................................... 87
PURCHASE OF U.K. HAWK JET FIGHTERS REMAINS IDEA .........................................................................87
STOP THE SALE OF U.S. JET FIGHTER PLANES FROM JORDAN TO INDONESIA...........................................88
INDONESIA TO BUY 39 GERMAN WARSHIPS ...............................................................................................90
INDONESIAN MILITARY AND GOVERNMENT............................................................................................. 92
COVER ARTICLES ON ABRI PROMOTIONS...................................................................................................92
TEMPO INTERVIEWS THEO SYAFEI .............................................................................................................93
SUDRADJAT GIVING UP TOP ABRI POST “IN THE NEAR FUTURE’.................................................................94
LOPEZ DA CRUZ BECOMES SPECIAL AMBASSADOR.....................................................................................94
WHITHER EAST TIMOR?...............................................................................................................................95
INDONESIA’S ECONOMY .............................................................................................................................95
ALATAS: “IF THAT WERE THE UN’S DECISION...”..........................................................................................96
ON A BACKGROUND OF TENSION BETWEEN MILITARY AND MOSLEMS ......................................................97
TIMORESE STUDENTS “MUST GO HOME”....................................................................................................97
INDONESIA TOUCHY ABOUT U.N. ACTIVITIES IN JAKARTA..........................................................................98
SUHARTO REJECTS CLINTON MEETING .....................................................................................................98
ARMY WINS ANOTHER SKIRMISH WITH SUHARTO......................................................................................99
INDONESIA AND PORTUGAL MEET IN ROME............................................................................................ 99
TIMOR: DANGEROUS NEGOTIATIONS .........................................................................................................99
RESISTANCE PESSIMISTIC ABOUT ROME TALKS........................................................................................ 100
EAST TIMOR: THE (PORTUGUESE) STRATEGY............................................................................................. 101
TIMORESE WANT TO DEFINE NEW STRATEGY IN ROME............................................................................ 102
LITTLE EXPECTED FROM TALKS BETWEEN LISBON AND JAKARTA............................................................. 103
LETTER TO BOUTROS-GHALI FROM EUROPEAN POLITICIANS ................................................................... 104
PORTUGAL ON TALKS: TOTAL CONTRADICTION ........................................................................................ 104
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SECRETARY-GENERAL HOLDS TALKS WITH FOREI GN MINISTERS OF INDONESIA AND PORTUGAL ......... 105
SELF-DETERMINATION ‘SHELVED’............................................................................................................. 105
INDONESIA AND PORTUGAL HOLD TIMOR TALKS..................................................................................... 106
ROME TALKS PRODUCE NOTHING ............................................................................................................ 106
TALKS BETWEEN LISBON AND JAKARTA YIELD LITTLE RESULT................................................................. 106
POPE PRAYS LEADERS FIND PEACEFUL SOLUTION FOR EAST TIMOR ....................................................... 107
POPE RAISES EAST TIMOR ISSUE WITH INDONESIAN OFFICIAL ............................................................... 107
JOSE RAMOS-HORTA ON ROME TALKS...................................................................................................... 107
NO PROGRESS IN TALKS ON TIMOR ........................................................................................................ 108
U.N. HUMAN RIGHTS DEBATES ............................................................................................................... 109
NON-ALIGNED NATIONS SEEK COMMON FRONT TO FACE WEST.............................................................. 109
ASIA-PACIFIC NGO CONFERENCE ON HUMAN RIGHTS ............................................................................. 109
NORTH, SOUTH AND EAST TIMOR ............................................................................................................ 110
RESPONSE TO THIRD WORLD NETWORK FEATURES................................................................................. 111
BUYUNG: INDONESIA COULD BECOME YUGOSLAVIA................................................................................ 112
EVENTS IN EUROPE................................................................................................................................. 113
EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT RESOLUTIONS ON XANANA............................................................................... 113
IRISH SENATOR RAISES TIMOR AT INTER-PARLIAMENTARY UNION ......................................................... 113
PRO-RI ASSOCIATION IN EUROPEAN PARLIAMEN T................................................................................... 113
INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION OF JOURNALISTS’ RESOLUTION ON EAST TIMOR................................. 114
BARROSO: AN “OCEAN” SEPARATES PORTUGAL AND INDONESIA............................................................. 114
DURÃO BARROSO IN MOSCOW: ANGOLA & TIMOR REVIEWED ................................................................. 114
FRIDAY VIGIL AT LISBON’S ‘SPACE FOR EAST TIMOR’ ............................................................................... 115
SOLIDARITY SHOW IN PARIS .................................................................................................................... 115
LETTER FROM THE FRENCH FOREIGN MINISTRY ...................................................................................... 115
BELGIAN-INDONESIAN AGREEMENT ON AID POSTPONED ....................................................................... 115
BRITISH TO INCREASE INVESTMENT IN INDONESIA................................................................................. 116
EVENTS IN CANADA................................................................................................................................. 116
UNITED CHURCH OF CANADA RESOLUTION ............................................................................................. 116
EAST TIMOR POETRY PROJECT.................................................................................................................. 117
PORTUGUESE CANADIAN NATIONAL CONGRESS RESOLUTION ON EAST TIMOR ...................................... 117
CANADIAN LABOUR CONGRESS LETTERS.................................................................................................. 117
CANADIAN MPS JOIN IN CALLS FOR PRESSURE ON INDONESIA.............................................................. 118
CANADA BACKS EAST TIMOR SENTENCES DESPITE OUTCRY .................................................................... 118
EVENTS IN THE U.S.A. ............................................................................................................................. 119
CONGRESSMEN PONDER VISIT TO EAST TIMOR ....................................................................................... 119
LETTERS EXCHANGE IN WASHINGTON POST............................................................................................ 119
PRESSURE THE U.S. ADMINISTRATION TO CUT OFF GSP TRADE BENEFITS TO INDONESIA...................... 120
HARD LABOUR – DISPUTE OVER WORKERS’ RIGHTS SOURS US-INDONESIA TIES.................................... 120
TIMORESE VISIT CALIFORNIA STATE LEGISLATURE................................................................................... 121
INDONESIAN PUBLIC RELATIONS IN U.S. STEPPED UP ............................................................................ 122
ALATAS: CLINTON ADMINISTRATION ACCEPTS INTEGRATION .................................................................. 122
CLINTON TO SUPPORT DEMOCRATIZATION IN INDONESIA? .................................................................... 122
VICE PRESIDENT ALBERT GORE SPEAKS OUT ON EAST TIMOR ................................................................ 123
CLINTON PUSHES FOR TOP UN POST ON HUMAN RIGHTS........................................................................ 124
ETAN/US NETWORK NEWS ISSUE NO. 6 MAY 1993................................................................................... 124
PELL: INDONESIAN ABUSE OF HUMAN RIGHTS CONTINUES IN EAST TIMOR............................................ 130
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EVENTS IN AUSTRALIA............................................................................................................................ 131
AUSTRALIA’S ROLE IN TIMOR’S TRAGEDY ................................................................................................. 131
PROPOSED MOTION BY AUSTRALIAN PARLIAMENTARIAN ......................................................................... 132
EAST TIMOR RELIEF ASSOCIATION............................................................................................................ 132
FRETILIN 19TH ANNIVERSARY IN AUSTRALIA............................................................................................ 133
AUSTRALIA WANTS U.S. MILITARY IN REGION .......................................................................................... 134
ABC RADIO TALK-BACK ON EAST TIMOR ................................................................................................... 134
MISCELLANEOUS ARTICLES ................................................................................................................... 134
BBC DOCUMENTARY AND PICTURES OF TIMOR IN AFRICA ....................................................................... 134
A ROAD TO TIMOR..................................................................................................................................... 135
INDONESIAN ANNEXATION DISCUSSED BY PALOP SUMMIT..................................................................... 135
EAST TIMOR AND A FILM ABOUT ACEH ...................................................................................................... 136
JUST RELEASED: “XANANA"- A DOCUMENTARY......................................................................................... 137
ALGERIA’S DIPLOMACY ............................................................................................................................. 137
U2 CONCERT IN LISBON............................................................................................................................ 137

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

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

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XANANA IN PRISON; SENTENCE SHORTENED............................................................................................. 7
SUHARTO ‘PONDERS’ XANANA PARDON .......................................................................................................7
PUBLIC STATEMENT: RELEASE OF POLITICAL PRISONERS IN EAST TIMOR ...................................................7
XANANA TRANSFER TO SEMARANG? .............................................................................................................7
EVANS ASKS XANANA CLEMENCY .................................................................................................................7
XANANA SENTENCE REDUCED......................................................................................................................8
CONCERNS REMAIN ABOUT IMPRISONED RESISTANCE LEADER, DESPITE CLEMENCY................................8
LIBERATION ON XANANA...............................................................................................................................9
PROTESTS GO ON AS GUSMÃO TERM CUT.....................................................................................................9
JAKARTA POST ON SENTENCE REDUCTIONS ................................................................................................9
XANANA TRANSFERRED TO JAVA .................................................................................................................9
XANANA SENTENCE COMMUTED.................................................................................................................10
INDONESIAN NATIONAL DAY COMMUTATIONS...........................................................................................12
INDONESIA REDUCES SEPARATIST’S PRISON TERM ...................................................................................12
JAMES DUNN ON ‘POLITICS’ OF SENTENCE REDUCTION ............................................................................12
ETRA COMMENTS ON EAST TIMOR LATEST EVENTS.....................................................................................13
XANANA ON HUNGER STRIKE AGAIN.........................................................................................................14
XANANA COULD GET SAKHAROV PRIZE......................................................................................................14
XANANA GUSMÃO BEING TREATED LIKE A COMMON CRIMINAL.................................................................14
RED CROSS VISIT TO XANANA ....................................................................................................................15
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EVENTS INSIDE EAST TIMOR................................................................................................................... 15
APPEAL FROM EAST TIMORESE STUDENTS..................................................................................................15
MA’HUNU REPORTED RELEASED .................................................................................................................15
AI ALERT: ARRESTS......................................................................................................................................16
MANPOWER ISSUES IN EAST TIMOR ..........................................................................................................17
LETTER FROM TIMORESE RESISTANCE LEADER KONIS SANTANA TO PRES. MARIO SOARES ....................17
INDONESIA TO PULL OUT COMBAT TROOPS................................................................................................20
TIMORESE LEFT ON THE RIM OF APEC’S PACIFIC RIM ................................................................................21
ABRI TIMOR VETERAN REMINISCES ............................................................................................................22
SIGNS OF LIFE FROM THE RESISTANCE......................................................................................................22
AMNESTIES FOR MAU HUNO AND MAU HODU? ...........................................................................................23
LETTER FROM EAST TIMOR..........................................................................................................................23
TIMORESE RELEASED ..................................................................................................................................24
FURTHER ARRESTS IN TIMOR......................................................................................................................24
RED CROSS PROBLEMS IN TIMOR...............................................................................................................24
HUNDREDS OF EAST TIMORESE CHILDREN DIE OF DIARRHEA, CATHECHISTS REPORT............................24
INDONESIA ESCALATES REIGN OF TERROR IN EAST TIMOR.......................................................................25
BISHOP BELO TALKS OF CHURCH ROLE IN EAST TIMOR.............................................................................25
EAST TIMOR CHURCH NOMINATED FOR NOBEL PEACE PRIZE....................................................................26
FOREST FIRES RAGE IN EAST TIMOR...........................................................................................................26
U.S. CONGRESSIONAL STAFFERS VISIT; MASS ARRESTS......................................................................... 27
CONGRESSIONAL STAFFERS TO VISIT EAST TIMOR.....................................................................................27
US MISSION’S VISIT TO EAST TIMOR..........................................................................................................28
US DELEGATION FINDS CITY DESERTED.....................................................................................................29
US DELEGATION TO MEET (ALMOST) ‘EVERYONE’........................................................................................29
ARRESTS PRECEDE U.S. DELEGATION........................................................................................................29
REQUIRED COURSES...................................................................................................................................30
AI: INDONESIA MASS ARRESTS ...................................................................................................................31
SWEDISH PARLIAMENTARY DELEGATION VISITS EAST TIMOR.............................................................. 31
SWEDISH MP’S TO VISIT INDONESIA AND EAST TIMOR..............................................................................31
SWEDISH PARLIAMENTARY DELEGATION LEFT FOR INDONESIA AND EAST TIMOR TODAY ........................32
SWEDISH VISIT TO EAST TIMOR..................................................................................................................32
SWEDISH PARLIAMENTARIANS ASSURED FREE MOVEMENT, ACCESS IN EAST TIMOR................................33
FINNISH MP REFUSED ENTRY TO INDONESIA ...........................................................................................33
INDONESIA WANTS NO VISITS....................................................................................................................34
SWEDES IN EAST TIMOR: “CONSTANTLY WATCHED”...................................................................................34
SWEDISH PARLIAMENTARIANS INTERVIEWED FROM DILI ..........................................................................34
PARLIAMENTARIANS AT PRESS CONFERENCE IN JAKARTA.........................................................................35
SWEDISH MPS DENOUNCE MASS DETENTION IN EAST TIMOR..................................................................36
SWEDISH MPS ACCUSED OF BIAS BY INDONESIA.......................................................................................37
BELO: “WE ARE LIVING IN A PRISON” .........................................................................................................37
SEVEN ASYLUM-SEEKERS STILL IN JAKARTA.......................................................................................... 38
STATEMENT BY FOUR ASYLUM-SEEKERS WHO WERE IN FINNISH EMBASSY...............................................38
PORTUGAL NEGOTIATING ON ASYLUM.......................................................................................................39
FINNS DENY ACCUSATIONS OF BAD TREATMENT........................................................................................39
MIXED SIGNALS ON ASYLUM ......................................................................................................................39
ALATAS: ISSUE ‘DEAD’ .................................................................................................................................39
PRINCEN: “I CANNOT MIND THEM FOREVER” .............................................................................................39
FOREIGN MINISTER CONFIRMS PORTUGUESE PASSPORTS FOR THE SEVEN TIMORESE ...........................40
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JAKARTA ARRESTS MORE TIMORESE..........................................................................................................41
STUDENTS: PORTUGAL CALLS ON FINLAND TO ACT....................................................................................41
MATEUS XIMENES: “THERE IS NO FUTURE HERE FOR US” ........................................................................41
EVENTS IN INDONESIA.............................................................................................................................. 42
INDONESIA ON-BOARD CLINTON APEC ......................................................................................................42
HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION FRAUD?......................................................................................................42
AMNESTY CALLS FOR HALT TO LINKS WITH KOPASSUS..............................................................................42
INDONESIAN VICE-PRESIDENT WARNS OF ‘TRAITORS’...............................................................................42
MAU HUDU INTERVIEWED ON TV INDONESIA............................................................................................43
SUHARTO SPEECH KEENLY AWAITED .........................................................................................................43
SUHARTO: INDONESIA ON VERGE OF ECONOMIC TAKEOFF.......................................................................43
EAST TIMORESE SCHOLARSHIPS WITHDRAWN ...........................................................................................44
INDONESIA EXPELS ‘AGE’ JOURNALIST ......................................................................................................44
AMNESTY ANNUAL REPORT ON HUMAN RIGHTS .........................................................................................44
INVESTMENT NEEDED TO DEVELOP EASTERN INDONESIA RESOURCES ....................................................45
THE TIMORESE EXTERNAL RESISTANCE ................................................................................................. 45
EXTERNAL FRETILIN COMMUNIQUÉ ON REORGANIZATION........................................................................45
ABILIO ARAUJO DEPOSED ...........................................................................................................................46
MARI ALKATIRI INTERVIEW .........................................................................................................................46
AGIO PEREIRA ON THE FUTURE OF THE EAST TIMORESE RESISTANCE.......................................................47
FRETILIN: ROOTS OF THE FRICTION ..........................................................................................................48
SOLIDARITY MESSAGE TO GABRIELA FROM FRETILIN.................................................................................52
ABILIO ARAUJO INTERVIEWED ....................................................................................................................53
PRO-INTEGRATION TIMORESE WANT TO TALK....................................................................................... 55
ABILIO ARAUJO, FRETILIN LEADER “THE ARMED STRUGGLE HAS FOLDED”................................................55
LOPEZ DA CRUZ INTERVIEWED IN EDITOR.................................................................................................57
RECONCILIATION MEETING BACKED BY XIMENES BELO ............................................................................57
INDONESIA TO MEET REBELS TO DISCUSS ISLAND’S FUTURE...................................................................57
LOPEZ DA CRUZ AVOIDS BRUSSELS...........................................................................................................57
EAST TIMORESE TALKS CLOUDED IN UNCERTAINTY...................................................................................58
HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES CONDEMNED AS TALKS ARE POSTPONED ...........................................................58
INDONESIA ACTS ON INTERNATIONAL FRONTS ....................................................................................... 59
INDONESIA WORKS ON IMAGE...................................................................................................................59
“NON-POLITICAL” VISIT TO THE POPE.........................................................................................................59
VOX POPULI, VOX DEI (TIMORESE CHIEFS VISIT JAKARTA) ........................................................................60
TIMOR: AN ALATAS-STYLE REFERENDUM ....................................................................................................61
LABOR RIGHTS; INDONESIA’S U.S. TRADE PREFERENCES THREATENED............................................... 61
GSP LOBBY BEGINS ACTION........................................................................................................................61
‘GOOD US TIES’ THREATENED .....................................................................................................................61
GOLKAR SEEKS LABOR REFORMS ...............................................................................................................62
INDONESIAN PRESS RESPONSES TO GSP CUTOFF THREAT........................................................................62
ALATAS: NO GRAND STRATEGY ON TRADE PRIVILEGES..............................................................................65
LABOR STRIKES BACK .................................................................................................................................65
INDONESIA REPLIES ON GSP......................................................................................................................66
INDONESIA: UNION OF PROBLEMS.............................................................................................................66
LABOR UNREST GROWING IN INDONESIA.................................................................................................67
UNITED NATIONS ACTIVITIES ................................................................................................................... 68
AI TESTIFIES ON IMPUNITY .........................................................................................................................68
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U.N. STUDYING REBEL PROPOSAL FOR A REFERENDUM.............................................................................68
DOUBLE-TROUBLE FOR JAKARTA AT THE UN IN GENEVA............................................................................69
HUMAN RIGHTS SUBCOMMISSION CONCLUDES 45TH SESSION AT GENEVA..............................................70
INDONESIA INTERFERED IN U.N. PROBE, U.S. SAYS...................................................................................71
GEOFFREY GUNN AND PEREZ DE CUELLAR ................................................................................................73
EAST TIMOR AGAIN TO BE DEFERRED BY GENERAL ASSEMBLY ..................................................................73
PORTUGUESE STATEMENT IN GENERAL ASSEMBLY.....................................................................................74
ALATAS ON HUMAN RIGHTS IN GENERAL ASSEMBLY..................................................................................74
INDONESIA-PORTUGAL NEGOTIATIONS AT U.N........................................................................................ 75
BOUTROS-GHALI PROPOSES POSTPONEMENT OF PORTUGAL/INDONESIA TALKS?....................................75
NEGOTIATION MUST SAY TO JAKARTA: YOU LOST THE BATTLE IN THE POLITICAL FIELD ...........................75
CONTEXT OF COMING UN TALKS ................................................................................................................75
ALATAS HOPEFUL ABOUT UN TALKS............................................................................................................76
INDONESIA ACCUSES PORTUGAL FOR ITS INFLEXIBLE STANCE.................................................................76
PORTUGAL AND INDONESIA - GET OUT FROM EAST TIMOR........................................................................77
STATEMENT FROM SECRETARY-GENERAL’S REPRESENTATIVE....................................................................77
PORTUGAL AND INDONESIA MEET AT U.N. .................................................................................................77
THIRD ROUND OF TALKS HELD ON EAST TIMOR.........................................................................................78
INDONESIA, PORTUGAL REPORT PROGRESS ON HUMAN RIGHTS ..............................................................78
UN MOVES INTO TIMOR ..............................................................................................................................79
PROGRESS REPORT OF THE SECRETARY-GENERAL ....................................................................................79
ALATAS ON UN TIMOR TALKS ......................................................................................................................80
EVENTS IN ASIA......................................................................................................................................... 80
‘MACAO SUSPENDS ITS SUPPORT TO TIMORESE’ ........................................................................................80
JAPANESE SCHOOL SUPPORTER MEETS DARWIN TIMORESE COMMUNITY.................................................81
W.W.II ENEMIES UNITE IN SOLIDARITY WITH EAST TIMOR ........................................................................81
ET ISSUE IN JAPANESE POLITICAL SCENE..................................................................................................82
EVENTS IN AUSTRALIA.............................................................................................................................. 82
FORUM ON EAST TIMOR IN CANBERRA......................................................................................................82
INDONESIA TO JOIN WAR GAMES..............................................................................................................83
PROTESTS AGAINST GARUDA AIRLINES ......................................................................................................83
KEATING REBUKED FOR EAST TIMOR STANCE............................................................................................83
TIMOR GAP – SPRATLYS MODEL?................................................................................................................83
PRESSURE APPLIED ON AUSTRALIAN POLITICIANS FOR GUSMÃO ..............................................................83
18TH ANNIVERSARY OF FALINTIL...............................................................................................................84
SUHARTO’S CANBERRA CRONIES INCREASE EAST TIMOR AGONY..............................................................84
NEW HOPE FOR EAST TIMOR, BUT IT DOESN’T COME FROM AUSTRALIA.....................................................85
MEET THE TIMORESE COMMUNITY IN NSW ................................................................................................85
BISHOP OF TONGA URGES AUSTRALIA TO RESOLVE REGIONAL CONFLICTS ..............................................86
ACFOA COUNCIL RESOLUTIONS..................................................................................................................86
EVENTS IN EUROPE................................................................................................................................... 86
INDONESIAN HUMAN RIGHTS ACTIVIST DEN IED DUTCH VISA ..................................................................86
FRANCE ACCUSED OF DUPLICITY TOWARDS THIRD WORLD ON HUMAN RIGHTS ......................................88
INDONESIA LOBBY ENTICES EURO-MPS ....................................................................................................88
EP QUESTION LINKED TO TIMOR ...............................................................................................................89
EVENTS IN BRITAIN................................................................................................................................... 89
LORD AVEBURY WRITES HURD ON ARMS SALES .........................................................................................89
LONDON VIGIL TO OPPOSE HAWK SALE .....................................................................................................90
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UK ‘LIED ABOUT TIMOR JAIL VISITS’ ..........................................................................................................90
LONDON TIMES EDITORIAL: “OCCUPIED EAST TIMOR”...............................................................................90
PRINCEN IN LONDON .................................................................................................................................92
EVENTS IN PORTUGAL............................................................................................................................... 92
THE INDONESIAN PARTY IN FORCE IN PORTUGAL .....................................................................................92
RESISTANCE AND RENOUNCEMENT............................................................................................................92
INDONESIAN LAWYER ARRIVES IN PORTUGAL ...........................................................................................93
ALI ALATAS ABOUT PORTUGAL: ATTITUDE AND FACT IN CONFLICT.............................................................93
SOARES: “ONE IS NOT BORN A DEMOCRAT” ...............................................................................................94
PORTUGUESE BUSINESSMEN SEEK INDONESIAN TIES............................................................................ 94
BUSINESSMEN ADVOCATE RI-PORTUGAL TIES............................................................................................94
PORTUGAL MASS MEDIA INFLAMES SOCIETY ..............................................................................................94
PORTUGAL-INDONESIA ASSOCIATION ........................................................................................................95
INDONESIA-PORTUGAL RELATIONS?...........................................................................................................95
PORTUGUESE BUSINESSMAN PRAISES INDONESIA....................................................................................96
INDONESIANS, PRESSURE & BUSINESS......................................................................................................96
MACEDO SPURNED BY EAST TIMORESE IN PORTUGAL ...............................................................................96
EVENTS IN CANADA................................................................................................................................... 96
EAST TIMOR UPDATE #25 FROM CANADA....................................................................................................96
EVENTS IN THE UNITED STATES............................................................................................................... 97
CALIFORNIA/NEVADA METHODISTS PASS RESOLUTION .............................................................................97
EAST TIMOR’S DAY IS COMING ...................................................................................................................98
NEW INDONESIAN CIVILIAN AMBASSADOR TO US......................................................................................98
DEMONSTRATION IN SAN FRANCISCO........................................................................................................98
BOEING ASSISTS AIR FORCE.......................................................................................................................98
EAST TIMOR AND THE CORPORATE MEDIA .................................................................................................99
EAST TIMOR - STILL EXPLOITED, PERSECUTED ......................................................................................... 100
ON TIMOR, US RUSHES IN WHERE AUSTRALIA FEARS TO TREAD.............................................................. 101
EAST TIMOR FOR I WAS A STRANGER ....................................................................................................... 101
INDONESIA FAULTED ON HUMAN RIGHTS ................................................................................................ 102
U.S. LIKELY TO REVIEW APPROACH AFTER ROWS..................................................................................... 102
ETAN/US NETWORK NEWS........................................................................................................................ 103
A ROMANTIC LOBBYIST ............................................................................................................................. 105
PRIME MINISTER KEATING GOES TO WASHINGTON AND DUBLIN........................................................ 106
KEATING ADVICE MISGUIDED................................................................................................................... 106
EAST TIMOR FOUNDATION REJECTS KEATING’S ADVICE.......................................................................... 107
WE’RE ALL DRESSED UP, PLEASE TELL US WHERE TO GO......................................................................... 107
THE WRONG SIGNAL................................................................................................................................. 108
CLINTON/KEATING PRESS CONFERENCE................................................................................................. 109
PM WASHES BLOOD FROM OTHER HANDS................................................................................................ 109
INDONESIAN ACTIVIST CONDEMNS KEATING’S ‘MUSIC’........................................................................... 110
THE PRIME MINISTER WAS ON THE WRONG TRACK ................................................................................. 110
US DIGS IN ON JAKARTA RIGHTS ABUSE.................................................................................................. 111
KEATING TO FACE WIDESPREAD EAST TIMOR PROTESTS IN IRELAND ..................................................... 112
AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT ACCUSED OF AGENT FOR JAKARTA.............................................................. 112
RIGHTS BREACHES ‘MUST NOT SOUR RELATIONS’.................................................................................... 113
IRISH PROTEST OVER TIMOR .................................................................................................................... 113
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U.S. BLOCKS SALE OF F-5 JETS BY JORDAN TO INDONESIA................................................................. 113
CITING RIGHTS ISSUE, U.S. VETOES TRANSFER OF F-5 JETS TO INDONESIA ........................................... 113
STATE DEPT.: F-5 RESALE BAN ‘NOT PRECEDENT’ ..................................................................................... 114
INDONESIA NOT TOLD F-5S DECISION .................................................................................................... 114
INDONESIA MIGHT SHOP FOR OTHER JET FIGHTERS............................................................................... 114
SELF DEFENSE AND REALITY..................................................................................................................... 115
JAKARTA TO BRIEF US ON HUMAN RIGHTS ............................................................................................... 115
AMMUNITION FOR JAKARTA’S CRITICS ..................................................................................................... 115
‘SMALL’ F-5 DEAL’S END WILL COST CALIFORNIA COMPANY DEARLY, CEO SAYS ..................................... 117
LORD: HUMAN RIGHTS STILL HINDER RI -US RELATIONS......................................................................... 117
INDONESIA: WEAPONS OF DISCORD....................................................................................................... 118
TORRANCE FIRM A VICTIM AS U.S. BLOCKS JET DEAL .............................................................................. 118
NEW US-INDONESIA TENSION .................................................................................................................. 119
INDONESIA CANCELS PURCHASE OF F-5E’S FROM JORDAN ..................................................................... 119
FEINGOLD AMENDMENT LINKS ARMS SALES AND HUMAN RIGHTS ..................................................... 119
TEXT OF FEINGOLD ARMS SALES AMENDMENT......................................................................................... 119
AMNESTY WRITES U.S. SENATE ON EAST TIMOR....................................................................................... 120
TWENTY GROUPS SUPPORT FEINGOLD AMENDMENT............................................................................... 121
U.S. MAY BLOCK ARMS SALES TO INDONESIA........................................................................................... 122
TELL CONGRESS TO END U.S. ARMS SALES TO INDONESIA...................................................................... 122
END U.S. ARMS SALES TO INDONESIA...................................................................................................... 122
LIMIT THE ARMS TRADE ............................................................................................................................ 123
INDONESIA’S SUPPORTERS LOBBY AGAINST FEINGOLD........................................................................... 123
DOWN TO THE WIRE ON ARMS SALES CUTOFF ......................................................................................... 125
SENATE COMMITTEE LINKS ARMS SALES TO INDONESIA TO HUMAN RIGHTS......................................... 126
EAST TIMOR ISSUE SHOWS NO SIGN OF GOING AWAY ............................................................................ 126
U.S. SENATE COMMITTEE APPROVES ARMS SALE CURB............................................................................ 127
JAKARTA REGRETS U.S. VOTE TO BAR ARMS SALES .................................................................................. 127
TIMOR REBELS HAIL U.S. SENATE VOTE AGAINST INDONESIA.................................................................. 128
PORTUGUESE FOREIGN MINISTRY APPLAUDS TIMOR AMENDMENT......................................................... 128
CLINTON TIES ARMS SALES TO RIGHTS IN EAST TIMOR ........................................................................... 128
US SENATE MOVE TO BAN JAKARTA ARMS ................................................................................................ 128
INDONESIA DEFENDS TIMOR ROLE ......................................................................................................... 129
ALATAS: US WILL ALSO LOSE OUT ............................................................................................................ 129
INDONESIA THREATENS TO BUY ARMS ELSEWHERE................................................................................. 130
TOWARDS THE US, WE SHOULD BE MORE SAVAGE (GALAK) ..................................................................... 130
FEINGOLD PROPOSAL ADOPTED BY ACCLAMATION .................................................................................. 131
COMMITTEE ACCEPTS FEI NGOLD AMENDMENT; FLOOR VOTE IN SEPTEMBER.......................................... 131
JAKARTA MAY BUY EUROPEAN ARMS OVER HUMAN RIGHTS .................................................................... 132
SENATE APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE REPORT....................................................................................... 133
PAPER URGES INDONESIA TO ADMIT ERRORS ......................................................................................... 133
INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS LAW GROUP ON FEINGOLD AMENDMENT............................................ 134
US DIGS IN ON JAKARTA RIGHTS ABUSE.................................................................................................. 137
REMARKS BY SENATORS FEINGOLD, LEAHY, PELL.................................................................................... 137
UPDATE ON FEINGOLD AMENDMENT ON EAST TIMOR.............................................................................. 140
FEINGOLD AMENDMENT REPORTED ABANDONED.................................................................................... 140
US AID BILL BARS MILITARY TRAINING FOR INDONESIA.......................................................................... 140
CULTURAL EVENTS AND RESOURCES.................................................................................................... 140
“TIMOR ET TREMOR” CONCERT IN SYDNEY .............................................................................................. 140
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JOURNAL REVIEW - INSIDE INDONESIA..................................................................................................... 141
TATA MAI LAU NEWSLETTER ...................................................................................................................... 141
LEARN ABOUT EAST TIMOR ON U.S. PUBLIC RADIO .................................................................................. 141
NEW VIDEO ON EAST TIMOR..................................................................................................................... 141
MISCELLANEOUS ARTICLES ................................................................................................................... 142
WHAT CLIMATE IS NECESSARY TO CREATE THE INDONESIAN DREAMS?.................................................. 142
BACKGROUND ON EAST TIMOR................................................................................................................ 143
PUPPETEERS FOR EAST TIMOR................................................................................................................. 144
BRAZIL INITIATIVE ON EAST TIMOR ......................................................................................................... 145

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