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

BACKGROUND ARTICLES ............................................................................................................................ 9
EAST TIMOR’S HISTORY FROM SPICES TO CONFLICT....................................................................................9
XANANA A THORN IN INDONESIA’S SIDE .....................................................................................................9
EVENTS IN EAST TIMOR............................................................................................................................ 10
AI ON DETENTION & TORTURE AFTER SEPT. 95 RIOTS...............................................................................10
REPORT FROM OCTOBER VISIT TO EAST TIMOR..........................................................................................12
FOUR INDONESIAN TROOPS KILLED, NINE INJURED IN VIQUEQUE .........................................................14
TROOPS CAPTURE EAST TIMOR REBEL .......................................................................................................14
INDONESIAN TROOPS KILL SIX TIMORESE REBELS....................................................................................14
TIMORESE REBELS KILL TWO - ANTARA .....................................................................................................15
INDONESIA ARRESTS 27 REBELS IN 10 MONTHS ........................................................................................15
TIMORESE REBEL GIVES UP TO INDONESIAN AUTHORITIES......................................................................15
400 YEARS UNDER PORTUGUESE COLONIZATION, NO ELECTRICITY AT FATUBOSA....................................15
GOVT. TO ORGANIZE DOMESTIC TOUR FOR EAST TIMOR TEACHERS.........................................................16
SEVEN INJURED AS INDONESIA QUELLS TIMOR JAIL RIOT.......................................................................16
GUERRILLAS FACE NEW ARMY ONSLAUGHT...............................................................................................17
INCREASED MILITARISATION AND WORSENING HUMAN RIGHTS IN EAST TIMOR CONFIRMED ................18
FIGHTING AND KILLING CONTINUES IN EAST TIMOR.................................................................................19
AI UPDATE ON JOSÉ ANTONIO BELO...........................................................................................................19
PORTUGAL, COME QUICKLY... AND LIBERATE US!.......................................................................................21
ANTONIO, FALLEN STAR ..............................................................................................................................22
Documents on East Timor from
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Volume 43: February 1, 1996 - April 30, 1996
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Reprinting and distribution without permission is welcomed.
Much of this information is translated and supplied by TAPOL (London), CDPM (Lisbon), CNRM, Free
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(Aotearoa), Australians for a Free East Timor (Darwin) and other activists and solidarity groups, but
they are not responsible for editorial comment or selection.
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KONIS SANTANA: U.S. HOLDS THE KEY......................................................................................................23
GIANT STATUE PROJECT HALTED ...............................................................................................................23
JAKARTA TIGHTENS SECURITY IN DILI .......................................................................................................23
TIMORESE ARRESTED IN FATUBERLIU........................................................................................................23
MA’HUNO’S SON BEATEN TO A COMA.........................................................................................................24
SUMAMPOUW’S BIGGEST BET (COFFEE)......................................................................................................24
MARINE SOLDIERS FROM EAST TIMOR ARE VERY NEEDED ......................................................................26
EAST TIMORESE YOUNG PEOPLE IN STRUGGLE..........................................................................................26
ABRI FACTION OF HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES VISITS EAST TIMOR ......................................................28
RP 4.8 BILLION FOR COOPERATIVES AND SMALL INDUSTRIES IN EAST TIMOR ..........................................28
INDONESIA TO OPEN HUMAN RIGHTS OFFICE IN TIMOR ...........................................................................28
TIMORESE REPORTEDLY KILLED FOR RAISING FLAG..................................................................................29
TIMOR TENSION HIGH AFTER PROTEST DEATHS .......................................................................................29
OMCT ALERT ON AFONSO GONÇALVES AND ANTONIO LUIS SOARES ........................................................29
ASYLUM-SEEKING CONTINUES ................................................................................................................. 30
CHRONOLOGY OF EMBASSY ASYLUM BIDS FOR EAST TIMORESE ...............................................................30
POLAND SETS UP COMMITTEE ON TIMORESE REFUGEES ..........................................................................30
YET ANOTHER EMBASSY OCCUPATION (FRENCH) .......................................................................................31
29 EAST TIMORESE APPLY TO LEAVE FOR PORTUGAL..................................................................................31
AI ALERT ON BOAT PEOPLE ARRESTS .........................................................................................................32
AI UPDATE ON NOVEMBER 1995 BOAT PEOPLE............................................................................................32
TIMORESE GATECRASH AUSTRALIAN EMBASSY...........................................................................................33
EAST TIMORESE DENIED ACCESS TO AUSTRALIAN JOURNALISTS ..............................................................33
TIMORESE IN OZ AND FRENCH EMBASSIES................................................................................................34
TIMORESE LEAVE FRENCH JAKARTA MISSION FOR PORTUGAL...................................................................34
MORE TIMORESE SAID READY TO LEAVE THEIR HOMELAND......................................................................35
TALKS BETWEEN AUSTRALIAN EMBASSY, ASYLUM-SEEKERS CONTINUE.....................................................35
NINE EAST TIMORESE REJECT OFFER TO GO TO PORTUGAL......................................................................36
ASYLUM SEEKERS ADMITTED TO HOSPITAL ................................................................................................36
SUICIDE ATTEMPT: ET ASYLUM SEEKERS ...................................................................................................37
INDONESIAN MILITARY ABDUCTS HOSPITALISED ASYLUM SEEKERS .........................................................37
TIMORESE IN AUSTRALIAN MISSION STILL IN STALEMATE .......................................................................37
ASIET: 5 EAST TIMORESE OUT OF EMBASSY ................................................................................................38
CNRM STATEMENT ON ASYLUM SEEKERS ...................................................................................................38
MILITARY GRILLS ASYLUM-SEEKERS, SAYS ASSOCIATE ..............................................................................40
FOUR TIMORESE LEAVE DUTCH EMBASSY IN RECORD TIME......................................................................40
FOUR EAST TIMORESE SITTING TIGHT AT AUSTRALIAN EMBASSY...............................................................41
ENTRY ATTEMPT AT PALESTINIAN EMBASSY................................................................................................41
INTERNATIONAL STATEMENT ON JAKARTA EMBASSY ASYLUM-SEEKERS....................................................41
TIMORESE IN AUSTRALIA MISSION LIKELY FOR PORTUGAL........................................................................42
FOUR EAST TIMORESE LEAVE AUSTRALIAN EMBASSY, TO STAY...................................................................43
TIMORESE ENTER FRENCH AND POLISH JAKARTA MISSIONS AHEAD OF TALKS ........................................43
TIMORESE BOAT PEOPLE JAILED................................................................................................................44
TIMORESE FORCED TO LEAVE GERMAN EMBASSY ......................................................................................44
EAST TIMOR LEADER TO LODGE COMPLAINT AGAINST GERMANY.............................................................46
BONN SUMMONS INDONESIAN AMBASSADOR IN TIMOR CASE..................................................................46
TIMORESE HELD IN JAKARTA RELEASED ...................................................................................................47
PCP DEMANDS EXPLANATION .....................................................................................................................47
THREE TIMORESE IN HOSPITAL .................................................................................................................47
GERMANY REGRETS INCIDENTS .................................................................................................................47
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LETTER TO GERMANS..................................................................................................................................48
THREE TIMORESE ENTER DUTCH EMBASSY ................................................................................................49
EVENTS IN INDONESIA.............................................................................................................................. 49
GOVERNMENT NETWORK HACKED BY FREE TIMOR SUPPORTERS..............................................................49
WHAT CORRUPTION DOES ..........................................................................................................................49
INDONESIA SAYS STILL NEEDS SUBVERSION LAW .....................................................................................50
BISHOP BELO’S NIECE ARRESTED IN PRIOK...............................................................................................50
MUI AID TO TIMOR MUSLIMS ......................................................................................................................50
‘TIMOR’ CAR TO BE PRODUCED BY TOMMY SUHARTO ................................................................................51
HUMAN RIGHTS GUIDE BOOK.....................................................................................................................51
DOMESTIC SITUATION CALLS FOR MORE SERIOUS ATTENTION................................................................52
ARMED FORCES CHIEF: HUMAN RIGHTS ALONE CANNOT SOLVE NATIONAL PROBLEMS...........................52
ARMED FORCES SHOULD NOT WORRY ABOUT THE GROUPINGS IN SOCIETY ............................................52
PAKPAHAN CALLS FOR REFERENDUM IN EAST TIMOR ...............................................................................52
TIMOR - INDONESIA’S MAIN PROBLEM ......................................................................................................54
SUHARTO WARNS AGAINST INDONESIAN DISINTEGRATION .....................................................................54
INDON PARTY BOSS SAYS TIMOR A NON-ISSUE .........................................................................................54
NIP THIS REBELLION (IRIAN JAYA).............................................................................................................54
DPR MEMBER REGRETS DYSFUNCTION OF HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION OFFICE....................................55
INDONESIANS JEALOUS OF EAST TIMOR HANDOUTS .................................................................................55
INDONESIA AIR SHOW (IAS) IN JUNE ‘96 ..................................................................................................56
DISINFORMATION FROM THE INDONESIAN SIDE .................................................................................... 57
MULADI IN MATRA: EAST TIMORESE TERRORISM?......................................................................................57
EAST TIMORESE CLAIM OVER PORTUGAL IS REALISTIC.............................................................................57
WOMEN’S ROLE HAS IMPROVED RAPIDLY ..................................................................................................58
RAFTY: THE EAST TIMOR QUESTION: AS I SEE IT.........................................................................................58
EUROPE-ASIA SUMMIT IN BANGKOK........................................................................................................ 61
THAILAND TO BAR TIMOR LEADER .............................................................................................................61
GAC TO PREPARE FOR BANGKOK SUMMIT..................................................................................................61
EAST ASIANS SEEK TO AVOID CONTROVERSY AT EU SUMMIT....................................................................62
EAST TIMOR AND THE ASIA-EUROPE SUMMIT............................................................................................62
JAKARTA WORRIED BY TIMOR....................................................................................................................62
PARIS-JAKARTA – WITHOUT PASSING THROUGH TIMOR.............................................................................63
PARIS DOES NOT WANT ANY CLASHES ......................................................................................................64
PRESSURE GROUPS PLAN ALTERNATIVE ASIA-EUROPE TALKS..................................................................64
HOST THAIS SAY NO SENSITIVE TOPICS ....................................................................................................64
EU WANTS SENSITIVE ISSUES BROACHED ..................................................................................................65
EU WON’T PUSH HUMAN RIGHTS ...............................................................................................................65
EU MINISTERS AGREE ON BANGKOK PREPARATIONS.................................................................................66
ASIANS STEER SUMMIT WITH EU AWAY FROM CONTROVERSY .................................................................66
EU-ASIA MEETING TO TARGET BIASES.........................................................................................................67
HUMAN RIGHTS LOOMS OVER ASIA SUMMIT ..............................................................................................68
PORTUGAL DETERMINED TO KEEP ASIAN EYES ON TIMOR.........................................................................69
AMNESTY: SUMMIT MUST INCLUDE STRONG COMMITMENT TO HUMAN RIGHTS......................................70
HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH: DON’T IGNORE HUMAN RIGHTS .........................................................................70
HUMAN RIGHTS ACTIVISTS ARE GLOOMY ON SUMMIT ...............................................................................71
SPEECH BY CARMEL BUDIARDJO AT BANGKOK NGO CONFERENCE...........................................................71
BANGKOK NGO CONFEREN CE RECOMMENDATIONS..................................................................................74
TRILLION DOLLAR TRADE DULLS RIGHTS PRINCIPLES...............................................................................77
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EUROPEAN, ASIAN NATIONS PLEDGE FRESH COMMITMENT TO FREE TRADE............................................78
AGIR POUR TIMOR LETTER TO FRENCH EMBASSY.......................................................................................78
CHIRAC IN BANGKOK, DEMOCRACY IN THE LOO ......................................................................................79
EAST TIMOR IN THAI PRESS........................................................................................................................79
ASEM COVERAGE IN JAPAN.........................................................................................................................79
TIMORESE LEADER THREATENED................................................................................................................80
GUTERRES OFFERS OUT TO SUHARTO .................................................................................................... 80
GUTERRES MEETS WITH SUHARTO.............................................................................................................80
PORTUGAL SAYS INDONESIA MOVING ON TIMOR PLAN .............................................................................81
PORTUGAL’S TIMOR OFFER CARRIES RISKS...............................................................................................81
TEN MINUTE HISTORIC DIALOGUE.............................................................................................................82
EAST TIMORESE CAUTIOUS ON PORTUGUESE INITIATIVE...........................................................................83
PORTUGUESE PROPOSALS SEEN BREAKING EAST TIMOR IMPASSE............................................................83
LISBON SEEKS JAKARTA TRUCE.................................................................................................................84
ALATAS ON PORTUGUESE PROPOSAL..........................................................................................................84
PRESIDENT: NOT ONLY XANANA GUSMÃO ..................................................................................................84
INTRA-TIMORESE DIALOGUE IN AUSTRIA ................................................................................................ 85
HORTA’S PLACE MIGHT BE TAKEN BY PRIEST FROM TIMOR......................................................................85
BISHOP BELO, VATICAN, AND AUSTRIA.......................................................................................................86
ALL INCLUSIVE EAST TIMORESE DIALOGUE II TO BE HELD IN AUSTRIA ....................................................86
SOEHARTO ASKS EAST TIMORESE ABROAD TO THINK REALISTICALLY .......................................................86
ALL-INCLUSIVE DIALOGUE ON EAST TIMOR TO CONTINUE IN AUSTRIA, 19-22 MARCH .............................87
SECOND ALL INCLUSIVE EAST TIMORESE DIALOGUE WITHOUT BISHOP BELO...........................................87
INTRA-TIMORESE MEETING STARTS TODAY IN AUSTRIA.............................................................................87
A BETTER FUTURE FOR THE PEOPLE OF EAST TIMOR MOST WANTED..........................................................88
TWO HOT ISSUES COMMENCE INTRA-TIMORESE MEETING........................................................................88
STALEMATE AT INTRA-TIMORESE MEETING.................................................................................................89
INTRA-EAST TIMORESE DIALOGUE ADOPTS DECLARATION; CALLS FOR CONTINUING TALKS ....................89
BURG SCHLAINING DECLARATION, 1996.....................................................................................................89
AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMEN T COMMITS $20,000 TO TIMOR...........................................................................90
JAPANESE FUNDS FOR INTRA-TIMORESE DIALOGUE..................................................................................90
XIMENES BELO KEPT FROM MEETING FOLLOWING PRESSURE ON VATICAN ..............................................90
THE PEOPLE OF TIMOR CANNOT TAKE ANY MORE......................................................................................91
CNRM ON SECOND EAST TIMORESE TALKS ................................................................................................92
HORTA: “THE FUTURE OF EAST TIMOR IS VERY CLOSE” ............................................................................92
A GOOD STEP TO HAVE INDONESIAN REPORTERS IN PORTUGAL..............................................................93
CATHOLIC CHURCH ACTIVITIES ............................................................................................................... 93
THE DAILY MARTYRDOM OF THE CHURCH IN TIMOR..................................................................................93
INVITATION DIDN’T COME ..........................................................................................................................94
BISHOPS’ TRIP TO TIMOR DELAYED ...........................................................................................................94
NEW SEMINARY INAUGURATED ON SATURDAY..........................................................................................94
EAST TIMORESE PROTEST AGAINST INDONESIA AT MASS .........................................................................95
THREE ARRESTED IN DILI ...........................................................................................................................96
POLICE SMASH EAST TIMOR PROTEST .......................................................................................................96
YOU ARE LIVING IN HELL............................................................................................................................97
DARWIN PROTEST AT SUNDAY INCIDENT...................................................................................................97
INDONESIA POLICE RELEASE TIMORESE AFTER PROTEST..........................................................................97
APPEAL FROM EAST TIMOR - “DON’T FORGET US!” ......................................................................................97
TWO INDONESIAN AMBASSADORS MEET WITH BISHOP BELO ...................................................................98
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LETTERS ARRIVE FROM TIMOR...................................................................................................................98
POPE URGES DIALOGUE BETWEEN INDONESIA, EAST TIMOR.....................................................................98
POPE SENDS ENVOY TO EAST TIMOR.........................................................................................................98
CONFRONTATIONS & ARRESTS DURING ETCHEGARAY’S VISIT...................................................................99
ETCHEGARAY STATEMENT ON LEAVING DILI ..............................................................................................99
CARDINAL ETCHEGARAY MEETS WITH PRESIDENT SOEHARTO ................................................................ 100
EAST TIMOR GOVERNOR AND BISHOP BELO FULFILL INVITATION OF MUI ACEH ..................................... 100
TIMOR ON THE VATICAN AGENDA............................................................................................................ 101
VATICAN URGING XANANA’S RELEASE..................................................................................................... 101
BISHOP BELO VISITS PURA GIRINATA ...................................................................................................... 101
BELO MAKING WAVES AGAIN .................................................................................................................... 102
GIVE EAST TIMOR MORE AUTONOMY: BISHOP.......................................................................................... 103
FATHER MARSHALL: HARMONY AMONG RELIGIOUS COMMUNITIES IN EAST TIMOR HAS NO PROBLEM 103
READERS DIGEST ARTICLE AND CONTROVERSY................................................................................... 103
READER’S DIGEST: HERO FOR A FORGOTTEN PEOPLE.............................................................................. 103
JAKARTA BARS READER’S DIGEST NEWSSTAND SALES ............................................................................. 106
INDONESIA DENIES BANNING READER’S DIGEST EDITION ..................................................................... 106
INDONESIAN GENERALS BAN READERS DIGEST MARCH EDITION .......................................................... 106
2XX RADIO NEWS ON READER’S DIGEST BAN IN INDONESIA................................................................. 107
NEGOTIATIONS AND COUNTER-OFFERS ................................................................................................. 107
HORTA: A ROAD TO PEACE IN EAST TIMOR ............................................................................................... 107
SEARCHING FOR A SOLUTION TO EAST TIMOR ......................................................................................... 107
EAST TIMORESE LEADER APPEALS FOR RELEASE OF WEST PAPUA HOSTAGES ......................................... 108
JOSÉ RAMOS-HORTA CHATHAM HOUSE ADDRESS.................................................................................... 108
UN HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION IN GENEVA ....................................................................................... 112
U.N. HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSIONER VISITS INDONESIA [AND E. TIMOR].............................................. 112
SELF-DETERMINATION CONFERENCE IN GENEVA .................................................................................... 113
UN HUMAN RIGHTS PROGRAM IN FINANCIAL CRISIS.............................................................................. 113
BOUTROS GHALI CONFIDENT OF SETTLEMENT FOR EAST TIMOR ............................................................ 114
AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL REMARKS TO UNHRC ..................................................................................... 114
U.N. CHIEF SAYS ETHNIC WARS THREATEN HUMAN RIGHTS ................................................................... 115
NGOS RAISE EAST TIMOR AT UNHRC ....................................................................................................... 115
UN RIGHTS BOSS CITES GRAVE VIOLATIONS IN EAST TIMOR.................................................................. 115
UN RIGHTS CHAIRMAN SLAMS WESTERN HYPOCRISY.............................................................................. 118
UN HUMAN RIGHTS MONITORING OFFICE IN JAKARTA........................................................................... 118
UN TO DISCUSS SITUATION IN TIMOR ..................................................................................................... 119
AMNESTY REFUSES TO SPEAK AT UNHRC MEETING.................................................................................. 119
NEGOTIATIONS AT HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION.................................................................................... 119
EAST TIMOR CAUSES IMPASSE IN GENEVA ............................................................................................... 120
UNHRC EXCERPTS..................................................................................................................................... 120
UNHRC CHAIRMAN’S CONSENSUS STATEMENT........................................................................................ 121
COMMISSION ON HUMAN RIGHTS CONCLUDES ANNUAL GENERAL DEBATE............................................ 122
JAKARTA’S INTERPRETATION OF UNHRC STATEMENT.............................................................................. 122
OTHER UN ACTIVITIES ............................................................................................................................ 123
DECOLONIZATION SUCCESSES HAVE CHANGED INTERNATIONAL LANDSCAPE...................................... 123
U.N. GENERAL ASSEMBLY PRESIDENT IN MACAU ..................................................................................... 125
GUINEA-BISSAU PRESIDES UNSC NON-ALIGNED GROUP ......................................................................... 125
UN DECOLONIZATION MEETING ATTACKED.............................................................................................. 125
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EVENTS IN AUSTRALIA............................................................................................................................ 126
LETTERS IN THE BULLETIN ........................................................................................................................ 126
DARWIN: OZ MILITARY VISIT CONSULATE................................................................................................ 126
AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL DAY OF SOLIDARITY WITH EAST TIMOR ............................................................ 126
ACADEMICS TARGET EAST TIMOR AS POLL ISSUE..................................................................................... 127
COALITION WOULD BE CONSISTENT ON EAST TIMOR: DOWNER.............................................................. 127
ET’ESE KIM JONG DEN IED ASYLUM IN OZ ............................................................................................... 127
LAWYERS CALL FOR AUSTRALIA RE-THINK EAST TIMOR .......................................................................... 129
INQUIRY INTO DEATHS OF JOURNALISTS ................................................................................................ 129
GARETH EVANS UPSTAGED IN BRISBANE.................................................................................................. 129
NORTHERN TERRITORIANS WANT EAST TIMOR TALKS.............................................................................. 129
PROTEST PLANNED IN DARWIN ............................................................................................................... 129
INDONESIA & AUSTRALIA TO CO-DEVELOP MILITARY HARDWARE - ACADEMIC...................................... 130
NEW INDONESIAN AMBASSADOR DUE MARCH 10 ................................................................................... 130
SPY IN DARWIN?....................................................................................................................................... 130
INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE IN SYDNEY, JUNE 1996............................................................................ 130
KEATING CAMPAIGN HQ OCCUPIED ........................................................................................................ 131
EVANS HECKLED AGAIN............................................................................................................................ 131
DARWIN MAN FINED FOR FLAG BURNING ............................................................................................... 132
DARWIN COUNCIL ATTEMPTS INTIMIDATION ........................................................................................... 132
LABOUR DEFEATED IN AUSTRALIA............................................................................................................ 132
EAST TIMOR, THE AUSTRALIAN MEDIA (IN SYDNEY) AND THE MARCH 1996 FEDERAL ELECTION ............. 132
HOWARD WIN SEEN AFFECTING INDONESIAN PERSONAL TIES ............................................................... 134
DON’T LET E TIMOR ISSUE MAR RELATIONSHIP - INDONESIA.................................................................. 135
TIMORESE URGE HOWARD TO BE FIRM WITH INDONESIA ....................................................................... 135
SUHARTO SAYS COMMITTED TO INDONESIA- AUSTRALIA TIES................................................................. 135
INDONESIA’S NEW AMBASSADOR HOPES SUHARTO TO VISIT .................................................................. 136
A TRIBUTE TO JASON PORTER OF CRYSTAL BROOK ................................................................................ 136
INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY FOCUSSED ON TIMOR WOMAN ............................................................. 136
INDONESIAN ACADEMIC TO SPEAK ON DEMOCRATIC RIGHTS............................................................... 137
AUSTRALIA ENDORSES U.S. REPORT ON INDONESIAN HUMAN RIGHTS.................................................. 138
SUHARTO’S VISIT TO EAST TIMOR IN JULY............................................................................................... 138
NATIONAL WITHDRAW RECOGNITION DAY............................................................................................... 138
NEW AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT AND REFUGEES .................................................................................... 139
STONE TO HELP NEW GOVT. IMPROVE INDONESIA TIES .......................................................................... 140
APPEAL TO COALITION - AMNESTY FOR EAST TIMOR ASYLUM SEEKERS................................................... 141
AUSTRALIAN FOREIGN MINISTER MEETS WITH FRETILIN GROUP IN DARWIN ......................................... 141
AUST AMBASSADOR TO VISIT EAST TIMOR ................................................................................................ 144
ASIET ACTION REPORT - FEBRUARY-MARCH ............................................................................................. 144
TIMOR PROTESTER JAILED........................................................................................................................ 145
AUSTRALIAN FEDERAL POLICE OVERACTING?........................................................................................... 145
DARWIN: CONSUL CHALLENGED .............................................................................................................. 146
AMNESTY (AUSTRALIA) TIMOR LETTER....................................................................................................... 146
WIRYONO: WHAT AUSTRALIANS NEED TO KNOW .................................................................................... 147
DOWNER VISIT TO INDONESIA................................................................................................................ 148
ALATAS INTERVIEW WITH DATELINE........................................................................................................ 149
AUSTRALIA TO FUND RED CROSS WORK IN E. TIMOR .............................................................................. 150
POSITIVE, AUSTRALIA’S INTENTION TO HELP FIGHT POVERTY IN EAST TIMOR ........................................ 150
RESISTANCE CAMPAIGNS FOR EAST TIMOR.............................................................................................. 151
AUST-INDON TREATY REFLECTS REGIONAL CONCERNS - INSTITUTE ....................................................... 151
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AUST AMBASSADOR TO VISIT EAST TIMOR ............................................................................................... 152
EVENTS IN NEW ZEALAND ...................................................................................................................... 152
CULTUS GROUP TO SEARCH IN TIMOR SEA OIL FIELD .............................................................................. 152
EMBASSY OCCUPIERS ‘NOT AUTOMATICALLY BANNED’............................................................................. 153
NZ EMBASSY WARNED GUARDS............................................................................................................... 153
JAKARTA STAFF CRITICISED ...................................................................................................................... 154
TRIAL OF MANU CADDIE............................................................................................................................ 154
NZ REFUGEE MEETING REPORT............................................................................................................... 154
EVENTS IN ASIA....................................................................................................................................... 155
“HYPOCRISY BETTER”................................................................................................................................ 155
DAILY YOMIURI DISTORTIONS.................................................................................................................. 155
PIYF TAKES ALATAS TO TASK .................................................................................................................... 156
RECALL INDONESIAN AMBASSADOR TO INDIA......................................................................................... 156
CHINESE ATLAS “SEPARATES” TIMOR........................................................................................................ 157
JAPAN AND EAST TIMOR ........................................................................................................................... 158
EVENTS IN EUROPE................................................................................................................................. 159
CONFUSION OVER E.U. TIMOR STATEMENT.............................................................................................. 159
FRENCH MINISTER TO CHINA, HONG KONG, INDONESIA........................................................................ 160
RECENT COVERAGE IN IRELAND.............................................................................................................. 160
PROTEST LETTERS TO THE FINNISH GOVERNMEN T ON ARMS TRADE....................................................... 161
IRISH CALL FOR ARMS EMBARGO ............................................................................................................ 161
INDONESIA: THE VISIT OF THE POLISH PM.............................................................................................. 161
ARMS TRADE OF ITALY TO INDONESIA..................................................................................................... 162
BELGIUM ARMS FOR AID........................................................................................................................... 162
EVENTS IN GERMANY.............................................................................................................................. 163
TANJUNG INTERVIEW: INDONESIA DEPLOYS EX-NVA-SHIPS AGAINST “INTERNAL DISTURBANCES” ....... 163
GERMAN ARMOURED VEHICLES TO INDONESIA....................................................................................... 164
EVENTS IN SWEDEN................................................................................................................................ 165
SWEDEN TO SELL NAVY ARTILLERY TO INDONESIA.................................................................................. 165
STOP THE CANNON DEAL WITH INDONESIA............................................................................................. 165
1994 SOCIAL DEMOCRAT PARLIAMENTARY MOTION ................................................................................. 166
SWEDISH GOVERNMENT ARE “BEHAVING LIKE TURNIPS” ........................................................................ 168
CANNONS TO INDONESIA......................................................................................................................... 168
CARMEL BUDIARDJO VISIT TO SWEDEN .................................................................................................. 168
URGENT APPEAL TO ALL EAST TIMOR SOLIDARITY GROUPS AND EAST TIMORESE ORGANISATIONS....... 169
NEW STRATEGY SHALL BRING COVETED POST ......................................................................................... 170
EVENTS IN PORTUGAL............................................................................................................................. 170
PORTUGUESE STATE TELEVISION BEAMED INTO EAST TIMOR ................................................................. 170
ALATAS CALLS FOR RI-PORTUGAL INTELLECTUALS’ EXCHANGES............................................................. 171
EAST TIMOR-INDONESIA SOLIDARITY CONFEREN CE OPENS IN LISBON .................................................. 171
RAMOS HORTA HOPEFUL........................................................................................................................... 172
EAST TIMOR ON A NEW INTERNATIONAL CATALOGUE OF PHONE CARDS .............................................. 172
INDONESIAN FOREIGN MINISTER DISPUTES LISBON............................................................................... 172
PIFA CHIEF: “IT WON’T BE LONG BEFORE RAMOS-HORTA RECOGNIZES INTEGRATION” .......................... 173
BISHOPS FOR TIMOR - PORTUGUESE EPISCOPAL CONFERENCE.............................................................. 173
PRES. SAMPAIO MEETS EAST TIMORESE YOUTH ....................................................................................... 174
GOVERNMENT WANTS TO IMPROVE ASSISTANCE TO TIMORESE IN PORTUGAL....................................... 174
FOREIGN MINISTRY OFFICIALS PASS ON CONFI DENTIAL DOCUMENTS TO INDONESIA........................... 174
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THE INTERNATIONAL PORTUGUESE-SPEAKING COMMUNITY................................................................ 175
INDONESIA WANTS TO INVEST IN GUINEA-BISSAU .................................................................................. 175
EAST TIMOR DISCUSSED IN CAPE VERDE................................................................................................ 175
EAST TIMOR WOULD LIKE TO JOIN THE PORTUGUESE SPEAKING COMMUNITY ....................................... 175
105 MPS FOR TIMOR IN BRAZIL................................................................................................................ 175
PORTUGUESE “COMMONWEALTH” MOVES CLOSER.................................................................................. 176
EVENTS IN BRITAIN................................................................................................................................. 176
PROTESTERS TO HAMMER ON DOORS OF ARMS DEALERS & COURTS...................................................... 176
HOUSE OF COMMONS MOTION ................................................................................................................. 178
INDONESIAN SEEDS OF HOPE INTERVIEW ............................................................................................... 178
HAWK IS HAMMERED IN PLOUGHSHARE ACTION ..................................................................................... 179
HAWKS OFF EAST TIMOR WEEK OF ACTION .............................................................................................. 179
UK HAWK PROTEST TRIAL UPDATE........................................................................................................... 180
INDONESIA AMBASSADOR ATTACK’S HORTA’S CREDENTIALS................................................................... 180
WARWICK UNIVERSITY CHANGES BAR NAME TO XANANA’S .................................................................... 181
EVENTS IN THE UNITED STATES............................................................................................................. 181
F-16 FIGHTERS TO INDONESIA: ACTION NEEDED.................................................................................... 181
INDONESIA BACKING AWAY FROM EARLIER PLAN TO PURCHASE PAKISTANI F-16S................................. 181
NO ARMS TO DICTATORS! ......................................................................................................................... 182
INDONESIA PLANS TO BUY 28 F-16 FIGHTER JETS FROM U.S................................................................... 184
INDONESIA WANTS F-16S, LOAN .............................................................................................................. 185
EAST TIMOR ABUSES CANNOT BE IGNORED ............................................................................................. 185
WORKERS, ACTIVISTS PICKET TRAILMOBILE............................................................................................. 185
MOYNIHAN AND THE COLUMBIA SPECTATOR ........................................................................................... 186
US STATE DEPARTMENT 1995 REPORT ON INDONESIA ............................................................................. 189
JOHN SHATTUCK ON HUMAN RIGHTS...................................................................................................... 201
U.S. REVIVES INDONESIAN MILITARY TRAINING SCHEME........................................................................ 202
CONGRESSIONAL LETTER ON EAST TIMOR BILL ....................................................................................... 202
BACKGROUND ON EAST TIMOR AND US POLICY....................................................................................... 203
HOUSE AUTHORIZES PARTIAL IMET TRAINING FOR INDONESIA ............................................................. 204
FROM YOUR OWN HOME: LOBBY FOR EAST TIMOR................................................................................... 208
U.S., PORTUGAL TALK HUMAN RIGHTS...................................................................................................... 209
US D.O.D. ON IMET FOR INDONESIA ....................................................................................................... 209
EVENTS IN CANADA................................................................................................................................. 210
CANADIANS BOOED FOR BURYING HEADS IN SAND ................................................................................ 210
ENVOY’S VISIT FRIGHTENED HER, TIMOR REFUGEE’S MOTHER INSISTS.................................................. 211
UNIVERSITY OF BC STUDENTS BACK TIMOR ............................................................................................. 213
FIG LEAVES FOR FASCISTS TANGO........................................................................................................... 213
CANADIAN MP ASKS SUHARTO ABOUT EAST TIMOR................................................................................. 213
TIMOR ACTIVIST SAYS OTTAWA TRYING TO GAG HER .............................................................................. 214
RESOURCES............................................................................................................................................. 214
ET BOOK REVIEWED IN JAPAN TIMES ...................................................................................................... 214
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC’S SKEWED MAP OF EAST TIMOR ....................................................................... 214
PHOTO OF RIOT POLICE IN DILI .............................................................................................................. 217
EAST TIMOR PHOTO SITE .......................................................................................................................... 218
REG.EASTTIMOR WEEKLY SUMMARIES CHANGE OF ADDRESS ................................................................ 218
NEW XANANA T-SHIRTS! ........................................................................................................................... 218
PHOTO EVIDENCE OF TORTURE IN TIMOR................................................................................................ 218

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

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

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

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

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

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Documents on East Timor from PeaceNet and connected computer networks 38(ICJ): World Court Decides Timor Gap Case June, 1995

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

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

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

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EVENTS IN EAST TIMOR.............................................................................................................................. 4
SYAHNAKRI: “IF THEY COME OUT AGAIN, I’LL CUT THEM TO PIECES”.........................................................4
INDONESIA TO DEPORT JOURNALISTS FROM EAST TIMOR..........................................................................4
TIMOR BISHOP TELLS SECURITY FORCES TO BE HUMANE...........................................................................4
BBC SAYS DOZENS TORTURED IN DILI .........................................................................................................5
(CHINESE) BOAT PEOPLE FOUND IN E. TIMOR ..............................................................................................5
EAST TIMOR’S NEWSPAPER VANDALISED BY PRO-GOVERNMENT YOUTH GROUP .......................................5
FRUSTRATIONS OF A PARTICIPANT (MANUEL CARRASCALÃO).......................................................................6
THE REPRESSION WILL BE RESUMED IN JUST A FEW MOMENTS ...............................................................9
MORE OIL FOUND IN TIMOR SEA ...............................................................................................................12
FEAR FOR TORTURED TIMORESE ACTIVIST .................................................................................................12
EAST TIMOR’S BISHOP NOMINATED FOR NOBEL.........................................................................................12
INDONESIAN SOLDIER’S DIARY.................................................................................................................13
XANANA GUSMÃO END OF YEAR MESSAGE TO EAST TIMOR SOLIDARITY SUPPORTERS .............................14
RIOTS ERUPT AS EAST TIMORESE TURN ON MIGRANT TRADERS ................................................................16
FIVE KILLED IN EAST TIMORESE UNREST....................................................................................................16
BISHOP REPORTS ON INDONESIAN REPRESSION ......................................................................................16
MORE BAUCAU DETAILS ..............................................................................................................................17
EAST TIMOR ON EVE OF THE TALKS ...........................................................................................................17
RADIO AUSTRALIA ON MONDAY’S EVENTS IN DILI .....................................................................................18
CNRM STATEMENT ON VIOLENCE AND TRANSMIGRATION .........................................................................18
24 ARRESTED IN DILI ..................................................................................................................................19
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WIDESPREAD TENSION IN EAST TIMOR.....................................................................................................19
AI URGENT ACTION ON DILI ARRESTS .......................................................................................................20
FOREIGN VISITORS TO BE SCREENED .......................................................................................................21
SIX TIMORESE PRISONERS ON HUNGER STRIKE........................................................................................21
MORE INDONESIAN LIES: MILITARY MURDERS 6 EAST TIMORESE CIVILIANS; 4 ABRI TROOPS KILLED .....22
AI ALERT ON CELSO OLIVEIRA ...................................................................................................................22
EVENTS IN INDONESIA.............................................................................................................................. 23
VOA: RIGHTS SITUATION WORSENS – YLBHI...............................................................................................23
VOA: CHECHNYA AND EAST TIMOR ............................................................................................................23
ABILIO ARAUJO TO THANK SUHARTO .........................................................................................................24
TIMORESE ARRESTED IN JAKARTA, WEST PAPUA........................................................................................24
RAP R.I.P. ....................................................................................................................................................24
ADITJONDRO HARASSMENT CONTINUES ................................................................................................. 24
INDONESIAN SUPPORTER OF EAST TIMORESE INDEPENDENCE ...............................................................24
UPDATE ON ADITJONDRO CASE.................................................................................................................25
ADITJONDRO TESTIFIES AT NEVES TRIAL ..................................................................................................25
NEW POLICE SUMMONS FOR ADITJONDRO...............................................................................................26
ADITJONDRO WANTS SUMMONS POSTPONED............................................................................................26
AI ALERT ON POSSIBLE ADITJONDRO ARREST............................................................................................26
COMPREHENSIVE ARTICLES & EDITORIALS............................................................................................ 27
COMING YEAR ‘CRUCIAL’ FOR EAST TIMOR.................................................................................................27
ASIAWEEK EDITORIAL: “TIMOR’S PAIN”.......................................................................................................28
EAST TIMOR — IT’S HOT BUT NOT BOILING................................................................................................29
EAST TIMORESE WOMEN TODAY ................................................................................................................31
EXPATRIATE TELLS OF CONTINUING HORRORS FACING EAST TIMOR ........................................................32
RAMOS HORTA OPTIMISTIC ABOUT TIMOR’S FUTURE..................................................................................32
VOA: EAST TIMOR’S FUTURE........................................................................................................................32
INDONESIA- OUTLOOK: TEMPERED CELEBRATIONS IN 1995 ......................................................................35
KOMPAS REVIEWS THE YEAR FOR EAST TIMOR...........................................................................................35
APEC, THE UNITED STATES & EAST TIMOR..................................................................................................36
UN RAPPORTEURS REPORT, VISIT AGAIN................................................................................................. 39
RAPPORTEUR ON EXTRAJUDICIAL EXECUTIONS VISITS INDONESIA AND EAST TIMOR..............................39
FULL TEXT OF THE REPORT BY THE SPECIAL RAPPORTEUR.........................................................................41
UN ENVOY TO GO TO EAST TIMOR .............................................................................................................53
TIMORESE WILL MEET ONLY AFTER JANUARY............................................................................................53
LOBBYING AT UPCOMING UN HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION ....................................................................54
FOREIGN MINISTERS MEET IN GENEVA................................................................................................... 54
ALATAS: INDONESIA SEEKS COMPREHENSIVE AGREEMENT......................................................................54
VOA: ALATAS TIMOR COMMENTARY.............................................................................................................54
VOA: UNSG TIGHT ON TIMOR MEETING.....................................................................................................55
SMALL NOTES ON EAST TIMOR...................................................................................................................55
VOA - TIMOR TALKS’ LIMITED OBJECTIVES ................................................................................................57
UNSG COMMUNIQUÉ ON EAST TIMOR TALKS..............................................................................................57
BBC ON GENEVA MEETING..........................................................................................................................58
INDONESIA AND PORTUGAL ‘MAKE PROGRESS’ IN TALKS..........................................................................58
INDONESIA, PORTUGAL AGREE TO NEW ALL-INCLUSIVE TALKS.................................................................59
LISBON SAYS OF EAST TIMOR THAT ‘TIME IS ON OUR SIDE’ .....................................................................60
JAKARTA WARY OF FULL INDEPENDENCE TALKS ........................................................................................60
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NOTES ON MEETING IN GENEVA.................................................................................................................60
ALATAS: HORTA CAN TALK (BUT NOT POLITICAL ISSUES) ............................................................................61
JIM DUNN’S THOUGHTS ON GENEVA MEETING..........................................................................................61
EVENTS IN ASIA......................................................................................................................................... 62
KOREAN DEMONSTRATION FOR EAST TIMOR .............................................................................................62
MALAYSIA’S ATTACK ON WEST LACKS BITE .................................................................................................63
CNRM MESSAGE TO WORLD YOUTH, MANILA .............................................................................................63
EVENTS IN UK AND IRELAND ................................................................................................................... 64
INDONESIA USES THE NICHOLLS DELEGATION..........................................................................................64
MOTION IN IRISH SENATE ..........................................................................................................................65
BRITISH PEACE ACTIVIST TO SPEAK AT DUBLIN COMMEMORATION VIGIL .................................................66
SOME ATROCITIES ATTRACT A BLIND EYE..................................................................................................66
HUGH O’SHAUGHNESSY ON RTE WORLD REPORT......................................................................................67
BRITISH ANTI-HAWKS COALITION MEETING...............................................................................................67
CATHOLIC CHURCH SELLS BAE SHARES ....................................................................................................68
JOURNALISTS IN THE LINE OF FIRE...........................................................................................................68
M.E.P CALLS FOR UN OFFICE IN EAST TIMOR.............................................................................................68
THE TRIAL OF THE “WARTON FOUR”...........................................................................................................68
TIMORESE STUDENT FOR N.U.S. HONORARY PRESIDENT...........................................................................68
EVENTS IN EUROPE................................................................................................................................... 69
HORTA GIVES PORTUGAL TWO MONTHS.....................................................................................................69
TIMOR DIFFICULT TO PASS IN COUNCIL OF EUROPE? ................................................................................70
HUMAN RIGHTS DAY IN PARIS....................................................................................................................70
LETTER TO BILL CLINTON (FROM PORTUGUESE ACTIVISTS)........................................................................70
EVENTS IN CANADA................................................................................................................................... 71
CANADIAN PARLIAMENTARY LETTERS ON EAST TIMOR...............................................................................71
EVENTS IN AUSTRALIA.............................................................................................................................. 71
PILGER CALLS FOR ESCALATION OF EAST TIMOR CAMPAIGN .....................................................................71
INTERVIEW: JOHN PILGER..........................................................................................................................72
DECEMBER 7 IN DARWIN AND AUSTRALIA..................................................................................................74
DARWIN AND DILI UNIVERSITIES TO COOPERATE......................................................................................75
FIGHTING FOR FREEDOM............................................................................................................................75
INDONESIA AND REGIONAL CONFLICT AND RESOLUTION .........................................................................75
EVENTS IN THE UNITED STATES.............................................................................................................. 75
(PORTUGUESE) GOVERNMENT PAYS (WASHINGTON) LOBBY.......................................................................75
DECEMBER 7TH: “A DATE WHICH WILL LIVE IN INFAMY”... IN EAST TIMOR..................................................75
DECEMBER 7 PROTESTS TO MARK 19TH ANNIVERSARY ..............................................................................76
INDONESIA PICKING U.S. SITE FOR PLANE PLANT.....................................................................................76
CSM: KEEP PRESSING JAKARTA..................................................................................................................77
FORGETTING TIMOR....................................................................................................................................77
A WITNESS TO U.S. SUPPORTED HORROR (ALLAN NAIRN)..........................................................................77
RESOURCES............................................................................................................................................... 78
“QUITO” - OPERA IN SYDNEY ......................................................................................................................78
AETA CALENDAR ..........................................................................................................................................79
EAST TIMOR EXHIBITION VISITS IPSWICH..................................................................................................79
EAST TIMOR AND THE MEDIA......................................................................................................................79

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PRE-APEC BACKGROUND ............................................................................................................................ 7
HUMAN RIGHTS IN THE APEC REGION: 1994 ...............................................................................................7
AMNESTY SHINES SPOTLIGHT ON JAKARTA................................................................................................12
ON EVE OF ASIAN SUMMIT, HUMAN RIGHTS GROUPS ASSAIL ABUSES IN INDONESIA...............................12
CLINTON SET TO DISCUSS HUMAN RIGHTS ................................................................................................13
SUMMIT LIGHT SPILLS OVER ON TO EAST TIMOR .......................................................................................13
INDONESIA RIGHTS RECORD WATCH........................................................................................................14
INDONESIA RIGHTS ABUSE CITED .............................................................................................................15
CLINTON URGED TO PUT PRESSURE ON JAKARTA......................................................................................15
DISSENT JUST A RUMBLE AS SUHARTO BANGS APEC GONG.......................................................................16
JAKARTA UNEASY UNDER MEDIA GLARE.....................................................................................................16
COST OF CONFLICT: REPORT SAYS FUTURE GRIM FOR EAST TIMOR..........................................................17
AI: HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS CONTINUE THREE YEARS AFTER SANTA CRUZ MASSACRE......................17
SIT-IN AT U.S. EMBASSY IN JAKARTA ....................................................................................................... 18
EAST TIMORESE INVADE U.S. EMBASSY .....................................................................................................18
EAST TIMORESE WORKERS’ AND STUDENTS’ PETITION TO PRESIDENT CLINTON ......................................18
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country where the solidarity group is located.
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TAPOL SUPPORTS EMBASSY OCCUPIERS....................................................................................................19
TIMORESE PROTESTERS SAY THEY WONT QUIT U.S. EMBASSY..................................................................19
AUSTRALIAN TV COVERAGE OF EMBASSY SIT-IN .........................................................................................20
VOA: TIMORESE DEMONSTRATE AT US EMBASSY........................................................................................20
TIMORESE BED DOWN AT EMBASSY............................................................................................................20
STUDENTS SETTLE DOWN FOR FIRST NIGHT ..............................................................................................20
DEMONSTRATORS STILL AT EMBASSY........................................................................................................21
EAST TIMORESE ACTIVISTS ASK TO MEET PRESIDENT CLINTON.................................................................21
CLINTON FACES RIGHTS SIDESHOW AT ASIAN PACIFIC SUMMIT ...............................................................21
EMBASSY FAILS TO CLEAR COMPOUND......................................................................................................22
‘WE LIVE LIKE IN HELL HERE – THE WHOLE OF EAST TIMOR IS JUST A JAIL’ ..............................................22
TWENTY-NINE TAKE REFUGE IN EMBASSY LOT..........................................................................................23
EAST TIMOR PROTESTS EMBARRASS INDONESIA........................................................................................23
TIMORESE IN U.S. EMBASSY “WANT ASYLUM IN LISBON” ...........................................................................23
RIGHTS PROTESTS UNDERCUT INDONESIA’S STANDING AT ASIA-PACIFI C FORUM....................................23
ASIA SUMMIT CLOUDED BY TENSIONS IN EAST TIMOR...............................................................................24
TWENTY NINE EAST TIMOR YOUTHS REQUEST ASYLUM IN THE U.S...........................................................25
EMBASSY SIT-IN FORCES ISSUE OF HUMAN RIGHTS ..................................................................................25
U.S. JAKARTA EMBASSY PROTESTERS PONDER OPTIONS...........................................................................26
EAST TIMOR STANDOFF IN DILI AND JAKARTA ...........................................................................................26
TIMORESE PROTESTERS STILL HOLED UP ...................................................................................................26
INDONESIA SAYS TIMORESE FREE TO LEAVE COUNTRY .............................................................................26
EAST TIMOR PROTEST CONTINUES AT US EMBASSY....................................................................................27
US EMBASSY DISCUSSES ASYLUM WITH EAST TIMORESE..........................................................................27
UNWELCOME GUEST AT SUHARTO’S PARTY.................................................................................................27
TIMORESE REJECT ASYLUM.........................................................................................................................28
STATEMENT BY THE MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS OF INDONESIA.........................................................28
TIMOR’S OPPORTUNITY ...............................................................................................................................29
‘TO THE LAST DROP OF BLOOD’..................................................................................................................29
PROTESTER HOSPITALIZED.........................................................................................................................30
EAST TIMORESE EMBASSY PROTEST TO CLIMAX ON TUESDAY....................................................................30
EMBASSY TIMORESE OPT FOR PORTUGAL...................................................................................................30
EAST TIMOR GOVERNOR APOLOGIZED .......................................................................................................31
EAST TIMORESE PROTESTERS LEAVE EMBASSY FOR EXILE.........................................................................31
ETAN/US PROTESTS U.S. GOVERNMENT HYPOCRISY..................................................................................32
TWENTY-NINE IN EXILE AFTER PROTEST ENDS ..........................................................................................32
INDONESIAN “SPIES” ..................................................................................................................................32
AI: UPDATE ON 12 NOVEMBER PROTESTS ...................................................................................................33
LET EAST TIMORESE PROTESTORS EXPERIENCE EXILE: ALATAS.................................................................39
BBC INTERVIEW WITH EMBASSY PROTESTORS ...........................................................................................39
MANY ARRESTED IN JAKARTA................................................................................................................. 39
AI: FEAR OF TORTURE FOR DETAINED PROTESTORS...................................................................................39
CONCERN FOR FATE OF FORTY EAST TIMORESE.........................................................................................40
INFID LETTERS ON EAST TIMORESE STUDENTS DETENTION ......................................................................40
RELEASE STUDENTS, HUMAN RIGHTS GROUP TELLS JAKARTA...................................................................41
AI: NOVEMBER 12 PROTESTERS IN DANGER OF TORTURE.........................................................................41
APEC ECONOMICS..................................................................................................................................... 44
APEC: WHAT’S AT STAKE IN JAKARTA MEETING?.........................................................................................44
VOA: APEC MINISTERS END TALKS.............................................................................................................45
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APEC: POLITICS GATECRASHING ON ECONOMIC SUMMIT..........................................................................46
ASIA-PACIFIC COUNTRIES NEAR AGREEMENT ON TRADE...........................................................................46
U.S. SIGNS DEALS AND PRESSES RIGHTS WITH INDONESIA......................................................................47
LEADERS AGREE ON FREE TRADE FOR THE PACIFIC...................................................................................47
HUMAN RIGHTS FORGOTTEN IN RACE FOR TRADE? ...................................................................................47
US AND INDONESIA ANNOUNCE $40 BILLION IN JOINT COMMERCIAL PROJECTS.....................................48
CHINA, INDONESIA DEFEND RECORD.......................................................................................................48
U.S. GOVERNMENT STATEMENTS ............................................................................................................. 49
PRE-APEC WHITE HOUSE BRIEFING............................................................................................................49
CLINTON FOREIGN POLICY.........................................................................................................................49
CLINTON LEAVES MANILA ...........................................................................................................................49
FREE TRADE MEETING FIGHTS SHY OF FREEDOM ......................................................................................50
CLINTON BILATERAL MEETINGS..................................................................................................................51
CLINTON NEWS CONFERENCE IN THE U.S. AMBASSADOR’S RESIDENCE...................................................51
CLINTON URGES GREATER FREEDOM FOR EAST TIMOR .............................................................................51
BACKGROUND BRIEFING ON PRESIDENT’S MEETING WITH PRESIDENT OF INDONESIA...........................52
CLINTON-SUHARTO BILATERAL MEETING ...................................................................................................55
SUHARTO, CLINTON DISCUSS EAST TIMOR.................................................................................................55
CLINTON WARNS SUHARTO ON RIGHTS .....................................................................................................56
VOA: CLINTON SAYS HUMAN RIGHTS LIMIT U.S.-INDONESIAN RELATIONS ...............................................56
CLINTON RIGHTS MESSAGE UNDERMINED ...............................................................................................56
CLINTON: BUSINESS & HUMAN RIGHTS ARE SEPARATE ISSUES.................................................................57
CLINTON ASSERTS HUMAN RIGHTS ...........................................................................................................57
VOA: U.S. PROMOTES INDONESIAN HUMAN RIGHTS ..................................................................................57
EVENTS IN EAST TIMOR............................................................................................................................ 58
SPECIAL STATUTE FOR EAST TIMOR ...........................................................................................................58
SALESIAN BISHOP IN THE FOREFRONT TO DEFEND HUMAN RIGHTS .........................................................58
YOUTHS RAMPAGE IN DILI..........................................................................................................................59
BBC ON DILI AND JAKARTA EVENTS...........................................................................................................59
VOA: TIMORESE UNREST.............................................................................................................................60
FRETILIN SAYS VIOLENCE IN EAST TIMOR BIGGEST SINCE 1975 ..............................................................60
FOUR REPORTED KILLED IN DILI ...............................................................................................................60
TIMORESE RIOT AS APEC MEETS................................................................................................................60
PROTEST MARS START OF SUMMIT.............................................................................................................61
ARRESTS BEGIN ..........................................................................................................................................61
DOMINGOS SOARES INTERVIEWED BY BCET..............................................................................................62
SITUATION UPDATE .....................................................................................................................................62
VOA: TIMOR UNREST...................................................................................................................................62
UPDATE ON DILI & JAKARTA.......................................................................................................................63
RIOT-HIT EAST TIMOR CAPITAL RETURNING TO NORMAL...........................................................................63
EAST TIMOR PROTESTS UPDATE..................................................................................................................63
ARRESTS IN DILI .........................................................................................................................................64
EAST TIMOR CAPITAL HIT BY FRESH UNREST.............................................................................................65
ORDER RETURNS TO INDONESIA................................................................................................................67
TIMOR ‘NORMAL,’ ‘NOT PERFECT’...............................................................................................................68
UNIVERSITY FAILS TO OPEN........................................................................................................................68
ROMAN CATHOLIC BISHOP CRITICIZES REPRESSION IN EAST TIMOR ......................................................68
TIMORESE WORRY WORLD WILL NOW FORGET THEM................................................................................69
VOA FROM EAST TIMOR: VOICES OF DISCONTEN T......................................................................................70
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LAND OF THE MAUHU..................................................................................................................................71
YEARNING FOR FREEDOM...........................................................................................................................71
INDONESIA TO PROSECUTE TIMORESE FOR ROLE IN RIOTS ....................................................................72
RENEWED CLASHES AT UNTIM...................................................................................................................72
POLICE CHIEF SAYS MORE TROUBLE LIKELY ..............................................................................................73
INDONESIA FAKES PRO-INDONESIA PROTEST IN DILI ...............................................................................73
ENFORCED “SHOW OF SUPPORT” AT GUNPOINT.........................................................................................73
EAST TIMOR POLICE ARREST FOUR DEMONSTRATORS ...............................................................................73
MAU HUNO ARRESTED ................................................................................................................................74
TIMOR UNREST ‘MASTERMIND’ ARRESTED..................................................................................................74
INDONESIA TO RELEASE EAST TIMOR DETAINEES......................................................................................74
XANANA ON THE JOB ................................................................................................................................ 75
XANANA’S STORY - WRITTEN BY HIMSELF..................................................................................................75
EAST TIMOR’S XANANA APPEALS TO CLINTON FOR HELP ...........................................................................80
TEXT OF XANANA LETTER TO CLINTON...................................................................................................81
U.S. TIMORESE LEADER APPEALS TO CLINTON FOR HELP......................................................................82
XANANA SENDS MESSAGE FROM PRISON...................................................................................................82
UN ENVOYS TO SEE XANANA.......................................................................................................................83
JOURNALISTS HARASSED IN INDONESIA AND EAST TIMOR................................................................... 83
THE PRESS UNDER SIEGE: CENSORSHIP IN INDONESIA............................................................................83
I.F.J. CONDEMNS ABUSE OF MEDIA RIGHTS ..............................................................................................84
U.S. JOURNALISTS DETAINED WHILE TRYING TO ENTER EAST TIMOR .......................................................84
GOODMAN AND NAIRN EN ROUTE HOME AFTER VISITING EAST TIMOR.....................................................86
SUITED TO A Q&A........................................................................................................................................86
AUSTRALIAN TO BE DEPORTED FROM EAST TIMOR....................................................................................86
INDONESIA BARS FOREI GN REPORTERS IN EAST TIMOR ...........................................................................87
BRIEF OPEN WINDOW CLOSING .................................................................................................................88
JOURNALISTS EXPELLED FROM EAST TIMOR ..............................................................................................88
FIFTH JOURNALIST EXPELLED FROM TIMOR...............................................................................................88
MEDIA-INDONESIA: CLOUDY FORECAST FOR PRESS FREEDOM .................................................................89
EVENTS IN INDONESIA.............................................................................................................................. 89
TIMORESE STUDENTS IN BALI SUFFER REPRISALS .....................................................................................89
INDONESIA JAILS LABOUR BOSS, U.S. EXPRESSES REGRET.....................................................................90
SENSITIVE INDONESIA CALLED IN THE P.R. EXPERTS...............................................................................91
INDONESIA’S MULTI -ETHNIC PRIDE ..........................................................................................................91
INDONESIAN ACTIVISTS FEAR POST-APEC CLAMPDOWN............................................................................92
EAST TIMOR STUDENTS IN BANDUNG PERSECUTED...................................................................................92
INDONESIAN PROGRESSIVES SUPPORT EAST TIMORESE...........................................................................92
ABILIO ARAUJO TO MEET SUHARTO ........................................................................................................ 93
ABILIO ARAUJO CRITICAL OF DURÃO BARROSO .........................................................................................93
THERE SHOULD BE DIALOGUE WITH ALL EAST TIMOR ANTI -INTEGRATION GROUPS —XIMENES...............93
INDONESIA’S SUHARTO TO MEET EX-TIMOR LEADER .................................................................................94
MEETING BETWEEN FRIENDS......................................................................................................................94
PIJAR STATEMENT ON EAST TIMOR TALKS.................................................................................................95
EXILED FRETILIN MEMBERS TO MEET WITH SUHARTO SOON ....................................................................95
THERE’S NO POINT HAVING DIALOGUE WITH ARAUJO ...............................................................................96
U.S. EDITORIALS AND OP-EDS................................................................................................................. 97
WHY NO INDONESIAN DEMOCRACY? .........................................................................................................97
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A CLINTON MISSION IN JAKARTA ..............................................................................................................97
ATROCITIES ARE BAD FOR BUSINESS.........................................................................................................97
END INDONESIA’S IMPERIALIST RULE ........................................................................................................98
INDONESIA’S EMBARRASSMENT.................................................................................................................99
A WORD FOR JUSTICE AT INDONESIA’S TRADE SUMMIT.............................................................................99
U.S. CAN HELP FREE EAST TIMOR ............................................................................................................ 100
GRUBBY LITTLE SECRET ............................................................................................................................ 100
VOA: U.S. EDITORIALS ON INDONESIAN HUMAN RIGHTS......................................................................... 101
INDONESIA’S PEBBLE................................................................................................................................ 101
INDONESIA’S OPPORTUNITY LOST........................................................................................................... 102
RIGHTS AND WRONGS IN INDONESIA...................................................................................................... 102
POST-APEC REPORTS .............................................................................................................................. 103
EAST TIMOR ANNEXATION NOT RECOGNISED BY U.N.............................................................................. 103
SOME THINGS LINGER: TIMOR PROTESTS OUTLAST APEC SUMMIT (FEER) ............................................... 103
EAST TIMOR RISES UP ............................................................................................................................... 104
REPORTS ON EAST TIMOR NOT YET NEUTRAL........................................................................................... 105
EVENTS IN THE UK AND IRELAND ......................................................................................................... 106
MP NICHOLLS DEFENDS JAKARTA AGAIN ................................................................................................. 106
PASS NOTES NO. 520: PRESIDENT SUHARTO ............................................................................................ 107
A TERRIBLE INJUSTICE BY THE INDONESIAN ARMY ................................................................................. 107
MAGUIRE TO ANNOUNCE NOBEL PRIZE NOMINEE ................................................................................... 108
DUBLIN PICKET TO MARK EAST TIMOR KILLINGS ..................................................................................... 108
UK IN SECRET £2 BILLION ARMS BID....................................................................................................... 108
MAKING A KILLING WITH BRITISH AID.................................................................................................... 109
MPS PLAN ATTACK ON HURD OVER AID................................................................................................... 111
LONDON DEMONSTRATION ...................................................................................................................... 111
HAWK AIRCRAFT ARE BEING USED IN EAST TIMOR .................................................................................. 111
PICKET AT US EMBASSY, DUBLIN .............................................................................................................. 112
HORTA: BRITISH GOVERNMENT COMPLICIT IN GENOCIDE.................................................................... 112
EASTERN FIST............................................................................................................................................ 113
SEND RIGHTS MONITORS TO EAST TIMOR NOW....................................................................................... 113
STOP THE HAWK DEAL INFO ..................................................................................................................... 114
MINISTER PLEDGES PROBE ON INDONESIA PLANES................................................................................ 115
PURCHASE OF TANKS FROM THE UK BEING PROCESSED ......................................................................... 115
PATRICK NICHOLLS WRITES TO THE GUARDIAN....................................................................................... 115
EVENTS IN PORTUGAL............................................................................................................................. 117
SWIMMING FOR TIMOR - DAY OF SOLIDARITY......................................................................................... 117
TROJAN HORSE (U.S. AMBASSADOR IN LISBON)....................................................................................... 117
CDPM APPEALS TO SOARES....................................................................................................................... 117
TIMORESE CALL FOR UN INTERVENTION ................................................................................................. 118
“THE INVISIBLE FRIEND” CAMPAIGN........................................................................................................ 118
EVENTS IN EUROPE................................................................................................................................. 120
UN REGISTER ON ARMS: INDONESIA........................................................................................................ 120
PICKET AT INDONESIAN EMBASSY IN NETHERLANDS .............................................................................. 120
EAST TIMORESE TAKE INDONESIA’S MADRID EMBASSY ........................................................................... 121
EU PARLIAMENTARIANS WANT AID TO JAKARTA TO END......................................................................... 121
A ROW ABOUT FINNISH ARMS TRADE TO INDONESIA............................................................................... 122
INDONESIA SEEKING WEAPONS FROM BRITAIN, GERMANY.................................................................... 122
SAINT MERRI EXHIBITION IN PARIS ........................................................................................................ 123
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EU PROTESTS AGAINST JAILING OF UNION LEADER................................................................................. 123
EVENTS IN AFRICA AND ASIA ................................................................................................................ 123
STATEMENT BY ARCHBISHOP DESMOND TUTU ......................................................................................... 123
MURAYAMA LEFT EAST TIMOR UP TO KONO.............................................................................................. 124
TIMORESE MEET WITH JAPAN FOREIGN MINISTRY................................................................................... 124
TIMOR GAP OIL LEGALITIES................................................................................................................... 124
WORLD COURT TO OPEN TIMOR GAP CASE IN JANUARY.......................................................................... 124
AUSTRALIA TO BECOME LARGEST SEA EMPIRE WITH OCEAN CLAIM........................................................ 124
WHY WE WILL LOSE TIMOR ACTION: EX-JUDGE....................................................................................... 124
PROTEST PLANNED AGAINST THEFT OF EAST TIMOR’S OIL....................................................................... 125
EVENTS IN AUSTRALIA AND AOTEAROA................................................................................................. 125
UPDATE ON ET SEMINAR SERIES AT NORTHERN TERRITORY UNIVERSITY ............................................... 125
VOA: NEW ZEALAND MPS CONDEMNATION ON HUMAN RIGHTS .............................................................. 126
THOUSANDS RALLY FOR A FREE EAST TIMOR ........................................................................................... 126
DILI MARTYRS REMEMBERED.................................................................................................................... 128
SEA FLARE THROWN IN PROTEST.............................................................................................................. 128
EVANS: EAST TIMOR TROOPS OUT NEXT YEAR.......................................................................................... 128
DILI MURDERS OUR CREDIBILITY ............................................................................................................ 129
NO PEACE IN EAST TIMOR......................................................................................................................... 129
KEATING SAYS WILL NOT LOWER FLAG ON HUMAN RIGHTS .................................................................. 130
LABOUR (ALP) SHAMED BY EAST TIMOR INDEPENDENCE STRUGGLE ...................................................... 130
AUSTRALIAN ACTIONS FOR EAST TIMOR ................................................................................................... 130
UPCOMING CONFERENCE: PEACEMAKING INITIATIVES FOR EAST TIMOR................................................ 130
EVENTS IN CANADA................................................................................................................................. 131
TIMORESE SEEKS ASYLUM IN CANADA .................................................................................................... 131
CANADIAN GOVERNMENT TO RAISE TIMOR AT APEC................................................................................ 131
CANADA URGED TO LINK TRADE WITH HUMAN RIGHTS AT APEC ............................................................ 131
1991 LETTER FROM JEAN CHRÉTIEN ........................................................................................................ 132
ETAN/CANADA LETTER TO CHRÉTIEN ...................................................................................................... 132
NOV. 12 ACTION IN OTTAWA ..................................................................................................................... 133
RIOTS SEND ANGRY MESSAGE TO ASIA-PACIFI C SUMMIT ....................................................................... 134
INDONESIA DESERVES CRITICISM; CHRÉTIEN SHOULD RAISE HUMAN-RIGHTS CONCERNS .................. 134
PM IGNORES RIOTING, SIGNS TRADE DEALS .......................................................................................... 134
NEW CANADIAN BUSINESS INITIATIVES IN INDONESIA........................................................................... 135
CANADIAN PM BALANCES HUMAN RIGHTS, $1B IN TRADE........................................................................ 135
ETAN: CANADA SELLS ITS SOUL – FOR $1 BILLION .................................................................................... 136
CANADIAN EDITORIAL OPINION ............................................................................................................... 136
EVENTS IN THE UNITED STATES............................................................................................................ 137
CIA ADMITS BACKING SUHARTO REGIME ................................................................................................. 137
WHERE DID HUFFINGTON’S FORTUNE COME FROM?................................................................................ 138
INTERCHURCH SERVICE REMEMBERS CURRENT STRUGGLE IN EAST TIMOR ........................................... 138
ACTION ALERT FROM THE EAST TIMOR ACTION NETWORK/US................................................................. 139
U.S. ACTIVISTS SUPPORT EMBASSY DEMONSTRATORS ............................................................................. 140
TIMOR NETWORK SAYS CLINTON STATEMENT REPRESENTS A STEP FORWARD ...................................... 141
US CONGRESSMEN SUPPORT EMBASSY STUDENTS .................................................................................. 141
SEVEN ARRESTED IN PROTESTS IN SAN FRANCISCO AND WASHINGTON ................................................ 142
ACTION UPDATE FROM THE EAST TIMOR ACTION NETWORK.................................................................. 144
ACTIVITY IN LOS ANGELES........................................................................................................................ 145
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FEINGOLD WRITES CLINTON .................................................................................................................... 146
UPCOMING NEW YORK EAST TIMOR EVENTS........................................................................................... 146
US ASSURES RI OF MORE ARMS SALES .................................................................................................... 146
RESOURCES............................................................................................................................................. 146
BOOK ON XANANA .................................................................................................................................... 146
TECHNOLOGY FOR THE RESISTANCE........................................................................................................ 146
CHOMSKY DOCUMENTARY AVAILABLE ON VIDEO ..................................................................................... 147
DANISH MAGAZINE................................................................................................................................... 147
APCET VIDEO AVAILABLE........................................................................................................................... 147
PROGRAM ON EAST TIMOR AVAILABLE FOR PUBLIC RADIO STATIONS ..................................................... 147
REVIEW OF RECENT BOOKS ON EAST TIMOR............................................................................................ 147
INDONESIAN GOVERNMEN T ON THE COMPUTER NETS............................................................................ 153

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EVENTS IN EAST TIMOR.............................................................................................................................. 7
BBC INTERVIEWS COL. SYAHNAKRI .............................................................................................................7
RECENT INTERVIEW WITH BISHOP BELO ......................................................................................................7
EIGHT KILLED IN EAST TIMOR CLASH, SOURCES SAY...................................................................................7
REBEL DIES IN EAST TIMOR CLASH..............................................................................................................8
SEVERAL CLASHES AND MANY CASUALTIES..................................................................................................8
CIDES SEMINAR ON EAST TIMOR SHOULD INVOLVE EAST TIMORESE..........................................................8
TIMOR GUERRILLAS DECLARE CEASEFIRE....................................................................................................9
INDONESIA REJECTS GUERRILLA CEASEFIRE........................................................................................10
EAST TIMOR REBELS READY TO CONTINUE FIGHT AGAINST INDONESIA...............................................10
NEW RELIGIOUS INCIDENT IN TIMOR .......................................................................................................10
INDONESIA PREPARES TO QUELL EAST TIMOR UPRISING..........................................................................10
SOLDIER JAILED FOR IRREVERENCE..........................................................................................................10
JAKARTA SAID TO BE STERILIZING EAST TIMORESE...................................................................................11
INFORMED VISIT TO EAST TIMOR...............................................................................................................11
EAST TIMOR BISHOP ANNOUNCES ‘SPECIAL STATUS’ TALKS ON TERRITORY..............................................12
GUERRILLA ARRESTED, CLAIMS ARMY ........................................................................................................12
WAVE OF MIGRATION IS ALTERING EAST TIMOR ........................................................................................13
BISHOP BELO INVITED TO AUSTRALIA.........................................................................................................13
EAST TIMOR DEVELOPMENT FAILS TO STEM DISCONTENT.........................................................................13
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The material is grouped by subject, with articles under each category in approximately chronological
order. It is also available on IBM-compatible diskette, in either Word for Windows or ASCII format.
Reprinting and distribution without permission is welcomed.
Much of this information is translated and supplied by TAPOL (London), Task Force Indonesia (USA),
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Solidarity Campaign, and other activists and solidarity groups, but they are not responsible for edi -
torial comment or selection.
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EVENTS IN INDONESIA.............................................................................................................................. 14
MEDIA CENTRE TO TACKLE BIASED REPORTS.............................................................................................14
TIMORESE STUDENTS IN MALANG WARNED ...............................................................................................15
EDI SUDRAJAT: SOME NGOS FOMENT ISSUES TO EXERT PRESSURE ON STATES .......................................15
JOINT COMMITTEE FOR THE DEFENCE OF EAST TIMORESE......................................................................15
CHANGE IN THE WIND: JAKARTA MAY BE RETHINKING ITS TIMOR POLICY ..............................................16
PRABOWO NEW DEPUTY COMMANDER OF KOPASSUS................................................................................17
TOTAL MEDIA CONTROL SOUGHT: EDITOR .................................................................................................17
INDONESIA EYEING EUROPE, NOT U.S., FOR WEAPONS.............................................................................17
MORE OPEN TO DISCUSSIONS?..................................................................................................................18
COLLABORATORS AT WORK ..................................................................................................................... 19
SECOND LONDON MEETING PLANNED ......................................................................................................19
EAST TIMORESE GROUPS TO MEET AGAIN IN LONDON .........................................................................19
RECONCILIATION II ON THE HORIZON ..................................................................................................19
GOVERNOR OF TIMOR PREPARED TO TALK TO HORTA, BUT NOT WITH XANANA........................................20
EAST TIMORESE CALL FOR BROADER TALKS ...............................................................................................20
SOME PRELIMINARY NOTES ON THE FORTHCOMING ‘RECONCILIATION TALKS’ ...................................20
UPDATE: PEOPLE ATTEN DING THE TALKS...............................................................................................21
SECRETARY-GENERAL IS SENDING OBSERVER...........................................................................................21
U.N. OFFICIAL SITS IN ON RECONCILIATION TALKS...................................................................................21
ARAUJO WANTS TO EXTEND “RECONCILIATION” ........................................................................................22
LONDON TIMORESE TALKS DECLARATION..................................................................................................22
MORE TIMOR MEETINGS THIS WEEK .........................................................................................................23
MIXED RESULT TO TALKS ON TIMOR PEACE ..............................................................................................23
SELF-DETERMINATION NOT YET DISCUSSED ..............................................................................................23
SUHARTO WANTS TO MEET ABILIO ARAUJO ................................................................................................24
XANANA IS STILL IN CHARGE .................................................................................................................. 24
XANANA WRITES U.S. ACTIVISTS................................................................................................................24
MESSAGE FROM XANANA TO HUMAN RIGHTS GROUP ................................................................................25
INDONESIANS TALK TO XANANA OF REFERENDUM ....................................................................................26
XANANA: SYMBOL OF RESISTANCE .............................................................................................................26
TIMORESE RESISTANCE MEETS ALATAS ................................................................................................. 27
JAWA POS ON NEW YORK TALKS ...............................................................................................................27
ALATAS AND CNRM MEET IN NY.................................................................................................................27
CNRM STATEMENT ON MEETING WITH INDONESIAN FOREIGN MINISTER .................................................28
RESISTANCE HOLDS DIRECT TALKS WITH INDONESIAN ENVOY ...............................................................28
EAST TIMOR: TALKS AMONG THE OPPOSING PARTIES................................................................................29
RECONCILIATION, HORTA STYLE ...............................................................................................................30
JAKARTA LOSING ITS CLOUT.......................................................................................................................30
(HORTA IN ) LUANDA DISCUSSES TIMOR ....................................................................................................30
ALKATIRI: JAKARTA, CANBERRA TRY TO CONTAIN OPPOSITION ................................................................30
STEP BY STEP POLICY..................................................................................................................................32
FLIRTING WITH THE EN EMY – FOREIGN MINISTER MEETS EAST TIMOR SEPARATISTS ...............................32
THREE CONDITIONS IMPOSED ON JAKARTA .............................................................................................33
INDONESIA PREPARES FOR APEC............................................................................................................. 33
EAST TIMOR OPEN TO FOREIGNERS ...........................................................................................................33
INDONESIA TO PERMIT FOREIGN REPORTERS TO VISIT EAST TIMOR.........................................................33
NO ROOM FOR HUMAN RIGHTS AT APEC ....................................................................................................33
MORE BANS ON THE INDONESIAN MEDIA..................................................................................................34
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INDONESIA: WHAT YOU DON’T KNOW ABOUT EAST TIMOR, BUT SHOULD .................................................34
EAST TIMOR BRACES FOR FOREIGN JOURNALISTS.....................................................................................35
REPRESSION TIGHTENS IN JAKARTA .........................................................................................................36
TIGHTENING UP IN INDONESIA BEFORE THE APEC SUMMIT......................................................................36
INDONESIA CLAMPING TIGHT SECURITY ON APEC SUMMIT.......................................................................40
SUHARTO’S FREE TRADE POLICY A DIPLOMATIC TRADEOFF?....................................................................40
INDONESIA’S PHONY CLEANUP ..................................................................................................................41
AI REPORT “OPERATION CLEANSING” AND HUMAN RIGHTS ON THE EVE OF APEC..................................41
AMNESTY SHINES SPOTLIGHT ON JAKARTA................................................................................................42
GEORGE ADITJONDRO INTERROGATED .................................................................................................. 42
INDONESIA SUMMONS CONTROVERSIAL ACADEMIC..................................................................................42
INDONESIAN ACADEMIC IN TROUBLE AGAIN OVER E.T..............................................................................43
INDONESIAN ACADEMIC FACES POLICE HARASSMENT..............................................................................43
INTERVIEW WITH GEORGE ADITJONDRO ...................................................................................................43
INDONESIAN ACADEMIC SAYS BEING MADE SCAPEGOAT ..........................................................................44
AI URGENT ACTION ON GEORGE ADITJONDRO..........................................................................................44
FOLLOW-UP FROM AI, OCTOBER 12. AI FI369/94 ....................................................................................45
ADITJONDRO GETS SECOND POLICE SUMMONS........................................................................................45
ACADEMICS BACK JAKARTA CRITIC ...........................................................................................................46
AAAS ALERT ON GEORGE ADITJONDRO.....................................................................................................46
UPDATE ON ADITJONDRO...........................................................................................................................47
HE TOUCHED ON VERY CRITICAL MATTERS ................................................................................................47
CHRONOLOGY IN ADITJONDRO CASE........................................................................................................48
ADITJONDRO INTERROGATED FOR SIX HOURS..........................................................................................51
NINE HOURS MORE FOR ADITJONDRO.......................................................................................................52
ARIEF BUDIMAN FIRED FROM UKSW..........................................................................................................52
URGENT ACTION APPEAL FOR DR. ARIEF BUDIMAN ...............................................................................52
SUPPORT ARIEF, SUPPORT DEMOCRACY................................................................................................53
INTERROGATION “PREVENTIVE”..................................................................................................................53
JOSÉ ANTONIO NEVES GOES ON TRIAL ................................................................................................... 53
NEVES ON TRIAL IN MALANG.....................................................................................................................53
INDONESIA TRIES TIMORESE UNDERGROUND LEADER .............................................................................53
DEFENCE REBUTTAL....................................................................................................................................54
AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL REPORTS ....................................................................................................... 55
AMNESTY REPORT: INDONESIA & EAST TIMOR: POWER AND IMPUNITY ....................................................55
MARKED DETERIORATION IN HUMAN RIGHTS SITUATION IN RECENT MONTHS ...................................56
AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL LAUNCHES NEW CAMPAIGN .............................................................................57
ELECTRONIC PUBLISHING PILOT PROJECT: AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL GOES ON LINE...........................58
OPENNESS IS ILLUSION, SAYS AMNESTY ....................................................................................................59
AI: POWER & IMPUNITY — EXCERPTS .........................................................................................................59
PIERRE SANE SPEECH ON INDONESIA AND EAST TIMOR ..........................................................................64
INDONESIAN GOVERNMEN T COMMENTS ON AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS CAMPAIGN ......65
AMNESTY REPORT GETS THUMBS DOWN ....................................................................................................65
DEATHLY SILENCE OF THE DIPLOMATS......................................................................................................66
TIMOR GAP TREATY .................................................................................................................................. 68
100 MILLION BARREL OIL STRIKE IN TIMOR GAP........................................................................................68
AUSTRALIA ON TRIAL...................................................................................................................................68
“BUS THE TIMOR GAP” PROTEST, DARWIN ..................................................................................................68
OIL FIND RAISES STAKES IN COURT BATTLE...............................................................................................68
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INDONESIA FLAUNTS EAST TIMOR’S RESOURCES .......................................................................................69
UNITED NATIONS ACTIVITIES ................................................................................................................... 69
GENERAL ASSEMBLY ADOPTS 158-ITEM AGENDA FOR FORTY-NINTH REGULAR SESSION ..........................69
PERSONAL COMMITMENT FROM GHALI ON TIMOR.....................................................................................70
EVENTS IN THE PHILIPPINES.................................................................................................................... 70
WHY DO THEY IGNORE THE TRUTH OF EAST TIMOR? .................................................................................70
SOLIDARITY IN PHILIPPINES ......................................................................................................................71
EVENTS IN AUSTRALIA.............................................................................................................................. 71
WILL INDONESIA LISTEN?...........................................................................................................................71
IRISH P.M. IN AUSTRALIA............................................................................................................................72
TIMOR TALKS..........................................................................................................................................72
DILI PROTESTERS PICKET SUTRISNO.........................................................................................................72
TIMOR APATHY A TRAGEDY, SAYS AUTHOR.................................................................................................72
AUSTRALIAN MPS TO VISIT EAST TIMOR.....................................................................................................73
‘TIMOR PROSPECTS GOOD’ - ACTIVIST........................................................................................................73
TIMOR SOLIDARITY GROUPS MEET............................................................................................................73
CALL FOR TOUGHER LINE ON EAST TIMOR ................................................................................................73
CNRM ON THE A.L.P. NATIONAL RESOLUTION ............................................................................................73
GARETH EVANS INTERVIEWED ON E. TIMOR ..............................................................................................74
YESTERDAY EAST TIMOR WAS ON THE AGENDA .........................................................................................74
EVANS BACKS TOUGH WORDS ON EAST TIMOR..........................................................................................75
WHITLAM ON EAST TIMOR: DISTORTING THE TRUTH..................................................................................75
AUSTRALIAN DAY OF ACTION FOR EAST TIMOR ..........................................................................................77
RALLIES FOCUS ON AUSTRALIAN COMPLICITY............................................................................................77
WRITE AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT TO RAISE EAST TIMOR AT APEC ...........................................................78
CHOMSKY TO CHAMPION TIMOR ...............................................................................................................78
UPCOMING A.N.U. INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE.....................................................................................78
EAST TIMORESE BARRED FROM CONSULATE ..............................................................................................79
INDONESIA DENIES VISAS TO EAST TIMORESE ..........................................................................................79
LABOR’S BETRAYAL OF EAST TIMOR ...........................................................................................................79
SURVIVOR OF DILI MASSACRE SEEKS REFUGE...........................................................................................80
EVENTS IN AOTEAROA (NEW ZEALAND)................................................................................................... 80
NEW ZEALAND MPS TO VISIT TIMOR..........................................................................................................80
INFORMATION ON NZ MPS FACT-FINDING MISSION .............................................................................81
MINISTER (ALATAS) DEFENDS EAST TIMOR SITUATION ...............................................................................81
NZ MPS SEE DILI PRISONERS .....................................................................................................................81
EVENTS IN JAPAN...................................................................................................................................... 81
JAPANESE TV DOCUMENTARY .....................................................................................................................81
AMNESTY PRODS JAPAN ON TIMOR...........................................................................................................82
JAPAN MPS VISIT EAST TIMOR ...................................................................................................................82
EAST TIMOR: REPRESSION CONTINUES ......................................................................................................83
WHAT’S HAPPENING IN INDONESIA, THE BIGGEST ODA RECIPIENT COUNTRY .........................................84
ASAHI ON DIET ET VISIT “MISINTERPRETED”..............................................................................................85
JAPANESE MPS URGE MURAYAMA & KONO: RAISE EAST TIMOR ISSUE AT APEC ........................................86
EAST TIMOR ON JAPANESE TV....................................................................................................................87
EVENTS IN EUROPE................................................................................................................................... 87
ASEAN SET TO BOOST ECONOMIC, POLITICAL TIES WITH E.U. ..................................................................87
EU-ASEAN MEET TODAY IN KARLSRUHE......................................................................................................88
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DEMONSTRATION AT EU-ASEAN MEETING BANNED....................................................................................88
AMNESTY, IN BELGIUM, URGES CLOSE INSPECTION OF ISLAND................................................................89
INT’L PARLIAMENT OF WRITERS TO SEND MISSION TO EAST TIMOR..........................................................89
RACHLAND NASHIDIK ADDRESSES PORTO CONFERENCE..........................................................................90
SALEH ABDULLAH PORTO SPEECH ..............................................................................................................90
PORTUGUESE 12 NOVEMBER ASSOCIATION PLANS.....................................................................................91
CAVACO SILVA: “TALKS SHOULD INCLUDE TIMORESE” ...............................................................................91
PRESIDENT (SOARES) SPEAKS OF TIMOR IN POLAND.................................................................................91
ELIZABETH BAGLEY’S DEBUT (AS U.S. AMBASSADOR IN LISBON)................................................................91
NEW DIRTY LAUNDRY ON THE ARMS FRONT (IN SWEDEN).........................................................................91
STOP OUR ARMS EXPORTS TO INDONESIA ............................................................................................92
EVENTS IN THE U.K................................................................................................................................... 92
BRITISH LEGISLATORS TO VISIT EAST TIMOR .............................................................................................92
BRITISH MPS PROBE HUMAN RIGHTS AND EAST TIMOR.............................................................................92
MORE PRAISE FOR INDONESIA FROM BRITISH MPS ..............................................................................93
BRITISH MP PATRICK NICHOLLS ON TIMOR TRIP .......................................................................................93
BRITISH PARLIAMENTARIAN: ABRI SHOULD RECRUIT EAST TIMORESE..................................................94
NICHOLLS: INDONESIAN RIGHTS ...............................................................................................................94
BCET AND AI RESPOND: .........................................................................................................................94
STOP EXCUSING TYRANNY.....................................................................................................................95
BRITISH TIMOR CAMPAIGNERS TARGET ARMS TRADE................................................................................96
MAGUIRE SLAMS UK GOVERNMENT............................................................................................................96
MAIREAD MAGUIRE SPEAKS UP AGAIN...................................................................................................97
BRITISH CAMPAIGN: FOUR WEEKS FOR EAST TIMOR..................................................................................97
BRITAIN AIMS TO SELL HAWKS, SCORPIONS TO INDONESIA .....................................................................97
TANJUNG CONFIRMS SCORPIONS DEAL ................................................................................................97
PROPOSED UK SCORPIONS SALE TO INDONESIA GIVES GREEN LIGHT TO AN AGGRESSOR STATE ......97
HUMAN WRONGS IN INDONESIA................................................................................................................98
EVENTS IN IRELAND.................................................................................................................................. 98
RIGHTS ACTIVISTS CASTIGATE UNIONISTS OVER TRADE MISSION ............................................................98
CONCERN ON EAST TIMOR EXPRESSED .....................................................................................................99
ARMS SUPPLY TO INDONESIA “INTOLERABLE” ............................................................................................99
AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL LAUNCH IN DUBLIN..........................................................................................99
IRISH FM SPRING URGED TO ACT ON EAST TIMOR................................................................................... 100
IRISH MPS INVITED TO EAST TIMOR TALKS .............................................................................................. 100
SENATOR MEETS PORTUGUESE GROUP DESPITE ILLNESS........................................................................ 100
EVENTS IN FRANCE ................................................................................................................................. 100
FRENCH “FOUR MONTHS FOR EAST TIMOR” CAMPAIGN REPORT.............................................................. 100
FRENCH “FORUM TIMOR” FORMED .......................................................................................................... 101
NEWSBRIEFS IN FRENCH PRESS.............................................................................................................. 101
EVENTS IN CANADA................................................................................................................................. 102
CANADA: SIX MONTHS FOR EAST TIMOR! ................................................................................................. 102
FALL ACTION CALENDAR (ONTARIO / QUEBEC)......................................................................................... 103
NOAM CHOMSKY, JOSÉ RAMOS-HORTA TO SPEAK ON EAST TIMOR ......................................................... 103
OTTAWA EYES LINKING AID TO FOREIGN DEFENCE COSTS.................................................................... 104
CANADIAN HOUSE OF COMMONS DEBATE ON APEC................................................................................. 104
ETAN/CANADA MEDIA ADVISORY ON APEC .............................................................................................. 105
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EVENTS IN THE UNITED STATES............................................................................................................. 105
PORTUGUESE GOV’T HIRES LOBBY IN WASHINGTON ............................................................................... 105
DURÃO BARROSO: U.S. ATTENTIVE TO SITUATION IN EAST TIMOR ........................................................... 105
URGE REPRESENTATIVES TO SIGN LETTERS ............................................................................................. 106
SUPPORT WORKERS’ RIGHTS IN INDONESIA....................................................................................... 107
HUFFINGTON AND THE TORTURERS ......................................................................................................... 108
SIDEBAR: FEINSTEIN’S INDONESIA PROBLEM...................................................................................... 110
SUHARTO’S CANDIDATE (HUFFINGTON)............................................................................................... 110
US ‘DISMAYED’ OVER MAGAZINE SUSPENSION ........................................................................................ 110
AMERICANS TO INVEST IN TUNA FISHERY INFRASTRUCTURE IN EAST TIMOR.......................................... 111
CLINTON TO BRING EAST TIMOR TO SUHARTO ......................................................................................... 111
RESTART THE RIGHTS CLOCK IN INDONESIA........................................................................................... 111
P.R. FIRM PUSHES INDONESIA ................................................................................................................. 112
CALL CLINTON ON NOVEMBER 7: EAST TIMOR MUST BE FREE.................................................................. 112
NETWORK NEWS (ETAN/US NEWSLETTER), NOV. 1994.............................................................................. 112
NOVEMBER 14-16: CLINTON HEADS TO INDONESIA............................................................................. 112
ETAN STEERING COMMITTEE MEETS .................................................................................................... 113
CONGRESS LIMITS ARMS SALES AND MILITARY TRAINING FOR INDONESIA....................................... 113
INDONESIAN SCHOLAR EXPOSES OCCUPATION’S IMPACT.................................................................. 113
EAST TIMOR NETWORK URGES PRESIDENT CLINTON TO SPEAK OUT....................................................... 114
CLINTON WILL RAISE HUMAN RIGHTS WITH SUHARTO ............................................................................ 115
EAST TIMOR MAY BE RAISED AS SHAREHOLDER ISSUE ............................................................................ 115
SENATORS WRITE CLINTON ...................................................................................................................... 117
GEN. SINTONG PANJAITAN OWES $14 MILLION .................................................................................... 117
FEDERAL COURT IN BOSTON TO HEAR TESTIMONY ON 1991 MASSACRE.................................................. 117
HOLDING THE INDONESIA MILITARY ACCOUNTABLE ............................................................................... 118
MOTHER TO COLLECT DAMAGES FOR EAST TIMOR MASSACRE................................................................ 118
INDONESIAN SUED FOR ROLE IN EAST TIMOR MASSACRE....................................................................... 118
SPOTLIGHT ON 1991 EAST TIMOR MASSACRE ........................................................................................... 119
HELEN TODD’S SUIT HAS BROADER IMPLICATIONS............................................................................. 119
US COURT RULES $14 MILLION AGAINST INDONESIAN GENERAL ............................................................ 120
INDONESIA GENERAL SAYS COURT VERDICT A “JOKE” ............................................................................ 120
RESOURCES............................................................................................................................................. 121
ALL IN THE FAMILY AVAILABLE IN U.S........................................................................................................ 121
TIMOR RAP ................................................................................................................................................ 121
TIMORNET: INTERNET INFORMATION RESOURCE ON EAST TIMOR .......................................................... 121
TIMOR IN MAINSTREAM FILM.................................................................................................................... 122
GEO ON EAST TIMOR................................................................................................................................. 122
NEW BOOKLET: STOP ARMING INDONESIA............................................................................................... 122
INNOVATIVE THEATRE TAKES UP EAST TIMOR .......................................................................................... 122
INT’L FEDERATION FOR EAST TIMOR........................................................................................................ 122

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METHODISTS SET EAST TIMOR POLICY ........................................................................................................ 8
CARNATIONS FOR XANANA .......................................................................................................................... 9
"INDONESIA OUT OF PORTUGAL" PETITION ................................................................................................. 9
MANILA CONFERENCE HAS OPENED A NEW PHASE IN TIMOR ISSUE .......................................................... 9
BEING DEMOCRATIC IN ASIA ....................................................................................................................... 9
TIMORESE KILLED BY INDONESIAN TROOPS ..............................................................................................10
U.S. SENATE VOTES TO STRIKE ARMS SALES CONDITIONS FOR EAST TIMOR .............................................10
ESCALATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS INSIDE EAST TIMOR ...........................................................17
HOUSE VS. WHITE HOUSE: CLINTON CLASHES WITH CONGRESS ON INDONESIA POLICY ........................17
DECLARATION OF THE UNITED DEMOCRATIC PEOPLE................................................................................18
IRISH SENATOR DAVID NORRIS ON AID TO INDONESIA ............................................................................18
RAMOS EXPLAINS EAST TIMOR BAN TO SOARES .........................................................................................19
SON OF APCET (PHILIPPINE EDITORIAL) .....................................................................................................19
EAST TIMORESE FACE TRIAL........................................................................................................................20
INDONESIAN WARSHIP FIASCO ..................................................................................................................20
U.S. ARMY HANDBOOK: INDONESIA............................................................................................................20
THE BRUTAL TRAGEDY WE WONT FACE UP TO.............................................................................................24
INTERVIEW WITH MARI ALKATIRI................................................................................................................24
LETTER TO ALL PARTICIPANTS OF THE ASIA-PACIFIC CONFERENCE ON EAST TIMOR IN MANILA...............25
US NGO LETTER ON PRESS BAN IN INDONESIA..........................................................................................27
TIMORESE JAILED FOR RAISING FLAG ........................................................................................................27
NEWSLETTER FROM THE INDONESIAN DEPARTMEN T OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS (SELECTED NEWSBRIEFS) .....28
XANANA VISITED BY FAMILY........................................................................................................................28
INDONESIA KILLS CANADIAN DEVELOPMENT PROJECT .............................................................................29
DEMONSTRATION AND PRESS CONFERENCE AT CGI MEETING..................................................................29
UN SENDS ENVOY TO EAST TIMOR..............................................................................................................29
CANADA SHOULD WITHOLD AID .................................................................................................................29
INDONESIAN ARMY APOLOGISES TO EAST TIMOR CATHOLICS...................................................................29
DONORS EXPRESS CONCERN OVER INDONESIA'S MEDIA BAN ..................................................................30
BELO PROTESTS PRESS BANS......................................................................................................................30
43 PROTESTERS ARRESTED IN JAKARTA......................................................................................................30
AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL DEPLORES ARRESTS AND BEATINGS OF PEACEFUL DEMONSTRATORS............30
WORLD BANK PRESS CONFERENCE............................................................................................................31
DEMONSTRATION IN PARIS FOR EAST TIMOR.............................................................................................31
TIMORESE BISHOP CONDEMNS JAKARTA ...................................................................................................31
EAST TIMOR'S CHURCH STILL UNDER SIEGE, SAYS BISHOP .......................................................................32
HUMAN RIGHTS RETREAT............................................................................................................................32
EAST TIMORESE DISSIDENT SENTENCED....................................................................................................33
THE COMPLICITY OF THE WEST IN THE RAPE OF TIMOR.............................................................................33
POLITICAN TELLS THE TRUTH! SHOCK HORROR AS CLARK BARES HIS SOUL! ............................................34
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LETTER TO MINISTERS RE. CGI ...................................................................................................................35
UN SPECIAL ENVOY SPEAKS AT PRESS CONFERENCE AFTER VISITING ET. .................................................35
MAX STAHL ON INDONESIAN TV .................................................................................................................36
INDONESIAN SOLDIERS COMMIT SACRILEGE.............................................................................................36
CANADA'S STATEMENTS AT CGI...................................................................................................................36
AID DONORS PLEDGE JAKARTA FIVE BILLION DOLLARS.............................................................................37
WORLD BANK AND IMF 'HELP GENOCIDE' ..................................................................................................38
XANANA REJECTED EXILE, SAYS SON .........................................................................................................39
XANANA ATTACKS AUSTRALIA OVER EAST TIMOR........................................................................................39
UN SPECIAL RAPPORTEUR ENDS VISIT TO EAST TUNIR...............................................................................40
ABRI CRIMES IN ERMERA............................................................................................................................40
MORE ON TODAY'S ARMY VIOLENCE...........................................................................................................40
JOINT NAVAL EXERCISE PLANNED ..............................................................................................................41
TIMOR YES, BUT WITH WHO?.......................................................................................................................41
TALKS THROUGH UN ONLY..........................................................................................................................41
CONTROVERSY SURROUNDS ABILIO ARAUJO RELATIVES ...........................................................................41
PROTEST AT LONDON EMBASSY..................................................................................................................42
BISHOP BELO ACCUSES THE WEST..............................................................................................................42
SNUBBING CANADA WILL COST INDONESIA...............................................................................................44
U.S. CONDEMNS JAKARTA FOR ARRESTS OF 42 OVER PROTEST OF PRESS CLOSURE.................................44
CLASHES IN DILI .........................................................................................................................................44
THAILAND BLACKLISTS TIMOR ACTIVISTS ...................................................................................................45
INJURIES REPORTED IN DILI COMMOTION ................................................................................................46
SECURITY FORCES PUT DOWN PROTEST IN EAST TIMOR............................................................................46
TENSION AFTER CLASH IN TIMOR ...............................................................................................................46
NEW ZEALAND: PAPERS SHOW EAST TIMOR "UNSETTLED" .........................................................................47
U.S. SENATE BANS LIGHT ARMS SHIPMENTS TO INDONESIA......................................................................47
VICTIMS OF MILITARY VIOLENCE AGAINST EAST TIMORESE.......................................................................48
TIMOR - A BELGIAN VIEW ............................................................................................................................48
AND INDONESIA GOES FOR TOURISM ........................................................................................................48
'IF YOUR CHILD WAS TIMORESE ...' CNRM LAUNCHES FUND-RAISING CAMPAIGN.....................................48
SOONER OR LATER MACEDO.......................................................................................................................48
LEAHY-FEINGOLD AMENDMENT RESTRICTS ARMS SALES TO INDONESIA..................................................49
SENATE RECORD ON ARMS BAN..................................................................................................................49
THAILAND MAY BAN EAST TIMORESE ACTIVISTS .........................................................................................56
DEMONSTRATION AGAINST INDONESIAN MILITARY VIOLENCE- DARWIN..................................................57
INDONESIA REJECTS U.S. CONDITIONS ON ARMS SALES...........................................................................57
DILI UNIVERSITY STILL SURROUNDED BY POLICE:.....................................................................................57
KILLINGS IN EAST TIMOR MUST BE STOPPED .............................................................................................57
AGIO PEREIRA INTERVIEWED ON 2UE RADIO.............................................................................................58
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR IRISH TIMES ........................................................................................................59
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR IRISH TIMES PRINTED JULY 14TH 1994...............................................................59
INDONESIA SPURNS SEN ATE VOTE.............................................................................................................59
DEMONSTRATION AGAINST FEINSTEIN IN LOS ANGELES ...........................................................................60
EAST TIMOR VIOLENCE ERUPTS AGAIN .......................................................................................................60
EAST TIMOR IS "HELL", SAYS CATHOLIC LEADER ........................................................................................61
INDONESIA DEFIANT OVER TIMOR..............................................................................................................61
THAI RIGHTS GROUPS TO GO AHEAD WITH SE ASIA MEET .........................................................................62
UPDATE ON 14 JULY DILI VIOLENCE VICTIMS .............................................................................................62
RADIO AUSTRALIA - TENSION IN EAST TIMOR.............................................................................................62
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PORTUGAL'S RESPONSE..............................................................................................................................63
DILI TROOPS BEAT STUDENT PROTSTERS ...................................................................................................63
INTERNATIONAL OBSERVERS MUST VISIT DILI IMMEDIATELY ....................................................................63
SACRILEGE, SAYS BISHOP...........................................................................................................................64
BRITISH GROUP DEMANDS ARMS EMBARGO ..............................................................................................64
CNRM STATEMENT ON INDONESIAN MILITARY VIOLENCE AND RELIGIOUS PROVOCATIONS ....................64
SEEKING FREEDOM FOR TIMOR..................................................................................................................65
THAILAND/HUMAN RIGHTS.........................................................................................................................66
ARMS STORY SINKS PRESS IN INDONESIA.................................................................................................67
EAST TIMOR: MILITARY DENIES RESPONSIBILITY .......................................................................................67
CAMPAIGN: DILI PRISONERS MOVED..........................................................................................................68
INDONESIA OFFERS TO NEGOTIATE............................................................................................................68
US URGES RESTRAINT IN TIMOR.................................................................................................................68
UPDATE FROM ETAN/CANADA.....................................................................................................................68
ALI ALATAS REACTS TO BISHOP BELO..........................................................................................................69
OZ REACTION TO INDONESIAN ARMY PARTICIPATION IN ARMY EXERCISES .............................................70
VIGIL FOR TIMOR IN CAMINHA ...................................................................................................................70
PORTUGUESE PILOTS ON JAKARTA LINE.....................................................................................................70
PRO-TIMORESE GROUP CALLS FOR EU INTERVEN TION ..............................................................................70
DISASTROUS TIMOR ACTION .......................................................................................................................70
INDONESIA - SEAT FACTORY DISCUSSIONS................................................................................................70
EUROPEAN UNION ON 14 JULY INCIDENT..................................................................................................70
SMOOTH SAILING FOR SUHARTO ................................................................................................................71
GENTLE ABOUT GENOCIDE..........................................................................................................................72
DILI QUIET, INDONESIA REJECTS U.S. SENATE VOTE .................................................................................72
ACTION ALERT FROM THE EAST TIMOR ACTION NETWORK/U.S..................................................................73
PROTESTS ON BURMA AND EAST TIMOR IN BANGKOK................................................................................73
AMARAL ON PILGER FILM ............................................................................................................................74
TIMOR POLICY ATTACKED ...........................................................................................................................78
NGO BLACKOUT BY THAILAND.....................................................................................................................78
THAI MOVE TO BLOCK HUMAN RIGHTS CONFEREN CE BACKFIRES .............................................................78
INDONESIA REJECTS U.S. CONCERN OVER PROTESTS IN EAST TIMOR ......................................................78
BRITISH AID TO INDONESIA........................................................................................................................79
JAKARTA WARNS BISHOP ON TIMOR...........................................................................................................79
ALATAS CLAIMS 'PROGRESS' ON TIMOR: .....................................................................................................79
BRISBANE PROTEST CONDEMNS CRACKDOWN IN EAST TIMOR .................................................................80
1995 CGI PLEDGES TO INDONESIA..............................................................................................................80
LE MONDE'S NEWS ITEMS ...........................................................................................................................80
UNTIM RECTOR ON 14 JULY INCIDENT.......................................................................................................81
NINE FRENCH PARLIAMENTARIANS REACT TO "4 MONTHS" CAMPAIGN .....................................................82
NEITHER SCHOLARSHIP NOR A LIFE - TIMORESE STUDENTS AWAIT SUPPORT BY PORTUGAL....................83
POPULATION BACK REVOLT - ORDERS TO CRACK DOWN ON STUDENTS OVER-RULE POLICE CHIEF.........83
JAKARTA SIGNALS PHILIPPINE RELATIONS OK AFTER TIMOR CONFERENCE..............................................84
INDONESIA DENIES ABUSES IN TIMOR.......................................................................................................84
THAI HUMAN RIGHTS MEETING POSTPONED A DAY ...................................................................................85
LET'S STOP RATTING ON THE TIMORESE.....................................................................................................85
A FATHER'S DREAM TWICE BETRAYED IN EAST TIMOR................................................................................85
WHERE INDONESIA GETS ITS SMALL ARMS ................................................................................................86
TIMOR UNIVERSITY REJECTS OFFICIAL ACCOUNT OF UNREST ...................................................................86
THAILAND DEPORTS 2 AUSTRALIANS, FILIPINO, .........................................................................................87
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CHRISTIAN-MUSLIM CLASHES IN EAST TIMOR RAISE TENSIONS, U.S. CONCERNS ....................................87
AUSTRALIAN CATHOLIC SOCIAL JUSTICE COUNCIL REITERATES HUMAN-RIGHTS PROPOSAL....................87
PRESSURE JAKARTA, AUSTRALIAN CARDINAL URGES .................................................................................88
CONFUSION ON DILI CLASH FUELS TENSION .............................................................................................88
EDITORIAL OPINION -STOP THE BEATING...................................................................................................88
EVAN'S INVECTIVE CAME FIRST - PILGER ....................................................................................................89
EAST TIMOR MARBLE POTENTIAL INVITES INVESTORS................................................................................89
EVANS BACKS INDON WAR GAMES IN DARWIN ..........................................................................................89
EVANS: INDONESIA HEAVY-HANDED ..........................................................................................................89
HORTA CRITICIZES ASEAN ..........................................................................................................................90
CLINTON & CO.: "WHAT EVIL LURKS?".........................................................................................................91
TIMOR ACTIVIST PREDICTS INDEPENDENCE SOON ....................................................................................91
TIMOR BISHOP CALLS FOR HUMAN RIGHTS INSPECTION ...........................................................................91
REEBOK AND HUMAN RIGHTS.....................................................................................................................92
RAMOS HORTA VICTORIOUS........................................................................................................................92
EU CENSURES JAKARTA...............................................................................................................................92
SOARES PLEASED ........................................................................................................................................92
NO NEW EU - ASEAN AGREEMENT; GERMANY PRIORITIZES STRENGTHENING OF SE ASIAN RELATIONS ..93
AUSTRALIAN PRESS ACCUSED .....................................................................................................................93
AUSTRALIAN WANTS DILI CONSULATE ........................................................................................................93
PORTUGAL CONDEMNS INDONESIAN REPRESSION IN UNIVERSITY ..........................................................93
EVANS CRITICISES EFFORTS TO GAG TIMORESE.........................................................................................93
CHURCH V. STATE: CLANCY JOINS THE TIMOR DEBATE..............................................................................94
INDONESIA THREATENS ACTION AGAINST MAGAZINE................................................................................95
FRUSTRATED EAST TIMORESE SEARCH FOR MIDDLE PATH .........................................................................95
MILITARY IS NOT ABOVE THE LAW, OFFICER SAYS......................................................................................96
TIMOR ACTIVISTS DEAF TO OUR HUMAN RIGHTS VOICE.............................................................................96
EAST TIMOR: CHURCH SLAMS AUSTRALIA'S ROLE.......................................................................................97
EAST TIMOR STILL ON INTERNATIONAL AGENDA DESPITE CLAIM BY JAKARTA ..........................................98
U.S. SENATE URGES CLINTON TO BAR SMALL ARMS ...................................................................................98
EDITOR'S CAR BURNED IN EAST TIMOR ......................................................................................................99
LAWYERS ALLOWED TO VISIT XANANA........................................................................................................99
INDONESIAN-US MILITARY EXERCISE.........................................................................................................99
AUSTRALIA PLEDGED A$ 5.5 MILLION AID TO EAST TIMOR .........................................................................99
JOSE MARTINS III : THE TIMOR CONSPIRACY.............................................................................................99
EX-FRETILIN LEADER SPEAKS FOR INDONESIA AT UN COMMITTEE..........................................................100
INDONESIA PLAYS THE HEAVY ..................................................................................................................101
STATEMENT OF THE UNITED STATES CATHOLIC CONFERENCE ON EAST TIMOR.......................................101
BROAD CONSENSUS AFTER ASEAN MEETING (EXCERPT) ..........................................................................101
INDONESIA INTENSIFIES ATTACK ON BATTERED MEDIA...........................................................................102
AUSTRALIA OFFERS FORMULA TO BOOST DEFEN CE TIES ..........................................................................102
INTIMIDATION OF DILI PAPER...................................................................................................................103
INDONESIA'S ARMS SUPPLIERS ................................................................................................................103
KEATING IS HOSTAGE TO THE 'HELL' OF EAST TIMOR...............................................................................103
TIME FOR A CHANGE IN POLICY ON TIMOR ..............................................................................................104
HOW SUHARTO FAKED THE TRUTH............................................................................................................104
PEACENIKS WANT PEOPLE'S SECURITY FIRST...........................................................................................106
LAWYERS FOR REBEL LEADER GUSMAO RAISE HOPES OF REVIEW...........................................................107
TOKYO MEETING WITH UN HUMAN RIGHTS HIGH COMMISSIONER .........................................................107
HUMAN RIGHTS: ASEAN BRIDGES GAP WITH WESTERN ALLIES................................................................108
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ROCKERS RALLY TO ISLAND'S CAUSE .......................................................................................................109
INTERVIEWS WITH BISHOP BELO - BY ANDREW MCNAUGHTON, JULY 1994. ............................................111
TIMOR RIGHTS IMMENSELY BETTER: RAY .................................................................................................116
THE AMERICAN FRIEND.............................................................................................................................116
THE LOPES DA CRUZ VERSION ..................................................................................................................116
JAKARTA GIVES GROUNDS FOR COMMISSIONER .....................................................................................116
LISBON TIMORESE WRITE TO EUROPE......................................................................................................117
THE YEAR 2000 - PRESIDENT GUSMAO VISITS JAKARTA............................................................................117
HISTORY WILL NOT ABSOLVE ....................................................................................................................117
AMNESTY ON EAST TIMOR.........................................................................................................................117
ANOTHER BLOODY CRACKDOWN ON JOURNALISTS .................................................................................117
NEVES TO BE TRIED IN MALANG ...............................................................................................................118
JAKARTA BAN ON TIMOR PROTESTS..........................................................................................................118
INDONESIA BANS PROTEST IN TIMOR AHEAD OF JAPANESE VISIT...........................................................118
US, INDONESIA DISCUSS EAST TIMOR......................................................................................................119
SAHRDF RESPONSE TO THE ASEAN FOREIGN MINISTERS' COMMUNIQUE................................................119
TIMOR RIGHTS 'IMMENSELY BETTER'........................................................................................................119
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR IRISH TIMES ......................................................................................................120
KILLINGS IN BAUCAU, JAN 94....................................................................................................................120
VOICE OF TIMOR - IRELAND......................................................................................................................120
NEW NORTHERN IRELAND SUPPORT GROUP FOR EAST TIMOR ................................................................121
IRISH CAMPAIGN: ARMS EMBARGO ON INDONESIA.................................................................................121
DANCING WITH WOLVES ...........................................................................................................................121
AUSTRALIAN MILITARY AID INCREASING..................................................................................................122
RI SHOULD NOT WORRY ABOUT US THREAT TO LIFT GSP FACILITY ..........................................................122
LORD: OZ NOT 'UNDERMINING' U.S..........................................................................................................122
E TIMOR SITUATION NOT AS BAD AS ALLEGED BY FOREIGN PRESS..........................................................123
AUSTRALIA DEFENSE MINISTER ON EAST TIMOR ......................................................................................123
CONGRESS AGREES ON 13.7-BILLION-DOLLAR AID BILL ..........................................................................123
INDONESIA/EAST TIMOR: PROTESTERS BEATEN, DETAINED AND "DISAPPEARED" ..................................124
CHINA HUMAN-RIGHTS TACTIC SPREADS .................................................................................................124
AI FI198/94 INDONESIA TORTURE FEAR ....................................................................................................126
A LIGHT ON EAST TIMOR ...........................................................................................................................126
JAPANESE MPS WANT TROOP WITHDRAWAL.............................................................................................127
JAPANESE MPS VISIT TO INDONESIA AND EAST TIMOR: 2ND DAY............................................................128
AI ALERT: FEAR OF TORTURE.....................................................................................................................128
US ENVOY VISITS UDAYANA MILITARY COMMAND....................................................................................129
US NAVAL SHIP VISITS AMBON ..................................................................................................................129
INTERVIEWS FROM EAST TIMOR................................................................................................................129
IT WILL BE DIFFICULT FOR INDONESIA TO DEAL WITH EAST TIMOR CONFERENCE IN HONGKONG ........130
EAST TIMOR BISHOP HITS OUT AT INDONESIA .........................................................................................131
PILGER'S FILMS SMACK OF OPPORTUNISM...............................................................................................131
---------------- COMMENT FROM JONATHAN HUMPHREYS (BRITISH COALITION FOR EAST TIMOR) ............132
PUBLICATIONS AVAILABLE FROM THE INDIAN OCEAN CENTRE FOR PEACE STUDIES:..............................133
EAST TIMOR TENSE FOR ANNIVERSARY ....................................................................................................133
JAPANESE LAWMAKERS CALL FOR NEW PROBE OF 1991 EAST TIMOR SLAUGHTER ...................................134
AUSTRALIAN COURT RESERVES JUDGEMENT ON TIMOR GAP CASE..........................................................134
THE HIDDEN HORROR ..............................................................................................................................134
BISHOP CRIES OUT FOR JUSTICE IN EAST TIMOR.....................................................................................135
"BISHOPS URGED TO EXPRESS SOLIDARITY"............................................................................................136
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ENDORSEMENT OF BISHOP BELO'S OPEN LETTER ON DETERIORATING EAST TIMOR SITUATION ............137
THREE TIMOR STUDENTS ARRESTED.........................................................................................................137
PRESS FREEDOM, INDONESIAN STYLE......................................................................................................137
PROTESTERS BEATEN, DETAINED,"DISAPPEARED"....................................................................................138
WINDOWS TO THE WORLD: FOREIGN AID HELPS FLOW OF INFORMATION ON TIMOR ............................140
EAST TIMOR: THE ANGER THAT WILL NOT GO AWAY.................................................................................141
DILI TROOPS BEAT STUDENTS PROTESTERS .............................................................................................142
INTELLIGENCE: PEACEKEEPER'S NEW ROLE .............................................................................................142
TIMOR IN POP CULTURE............................................................................................................................143
UPDATE ON TIMOR GAP CHALLLENGE IN HIGH COURT............................................................................143
BISHOP CALLS FOR POLL ON EAST TIMOR ................................................................................................143
URGENT ACTION: SBSI LEADER ARRESTED ...............................................................................................143
SUHARTO IS SITTING ON A TIMORESE POWDER KEG ...............................................................................144
HIGH COURT CHALLENGE TO TIMOR GAP TREATY ....................................................................................145
CAMPAIGN TO REVOKE TIMOR GAP TREATY LAUNCHED ...........................................................................145
WEEKEND OF PEACEFUL PROTEST AT BRITISH AEROSPACE......................................................................145
SOFT SHOE DIPLOMACY ............................................................................................................................146
JAPAN'S SPEAKER SAYS DEEPLY CONCERNED OVER TIMOR ....................................................................146
SIXTH TIMORESE ON TRIAL FOR APRIL DEMONSTRATION ........................................................................146
INDONESIA LEADER DEFENDS RULE.........................................................................................................147
DARWIN 17 AUGUST DEMONSTRATIONS...................................................................................................147
END AMERICAN COMPLICITY WITH INDONESIAN CRIMES .......................................................................147
EAST TIMORESE CHALLENGE TO TREATY FAILS COURT TEST ....................................................................148
OZ HIGH COURT CHALLENGE TO TIMOR GAP TREATY FAILS.....................................................................148
DARWIN DEMONSTRATION -- KEATING SUHARTO'S BACKSCRATCHER .....................................................148
INTERNATIONAL SOCIAL WORKERS RESOLUTION ....................................................................................149
TIMOR GUERRILLAS OFFER UNILATERAL CEASEFIRE ................................................................................149
INDONESIA SAID TO LAUNCH EAST TIMOR INITIATIVE .............................................................................149
A SECRET WAR IN WHICH THOUSANDS HAVE DIED..................................................................................150
GUERILLAS NO THREAT - JAKARTA............................................................................................................150
MSGR DELAPORTE ON EAST TIMOR...........................................................................................................150
PHILIPPINES GROUP TO LAUNCH..............................................................................................................151
MILITARY REJECT CEASEFIRE OFFER ........................................................................................................151
BISHOP ATTACKS INDONESIA FOR REJECTING TIMOR OFFER ..................................................................151
TIMOR GAP RULING SETS BACK RESISTANCE ...........................................................................................152
OPEN LETTER TO THE ALLIANCE OF INDEPENDENT JOURNALISTS ...........................................................152
AUSTRALIAN AUGUST 17 PROTESTS...........................................................................................................152
NORTHERN IRELAND CAMPAIGN TO BE LAUNCHED .................................................................................153
AUSTRALIA SEEKS TIMOR AUTONOMY.......................................................................................................153
TRY SUTRISNO TO OZ................................................................................................................................154
MILITARY WARNS OF 'CIVIL WAR' IN EAST TIMOR.....................................................................................155
EAST TIMOR AND CANADA'S FOREIGN POLICY .........................................................................................155
THE CHURCH IN EAST TIMOR - VOICE OF A SILENCED PEOPLE................................................................156
THE DOCUMENT OF THE EAST TIMOR CATHOLIC CHURCH ON EAST TIMOR NOWADAYS..........................160
HUMAN RIGHTS IN CANADIAN FOREIGN POLICY?....................................................................................161
NEW EAST TIMOR E-CONFERENCE............................................................................................................162
NAIPOSPOS SPEAKS AT THE UN ................................................................................................................162
STUDENT MOVEMENT AWAKENS IN INDONESIA.......................................................................................163
NAIPOSPOS HAS MEETING WITH FOREIGN OFFICE OFFICIAL...................................................................163
AUSTRALIA REFUSES TO CRACK DOWN ON TIMORESE DEMONSTRATORS................................................164
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EAST TIMOR BISHOP TO LAUNCH JUSTICE COMMISSION .........................................................................164
UN EAST TIMOR RESOLUTION NARROWLY DEFEATED...............................................................................164
'ILLICIT' ARMS SALES TO INDONESIA........................................................................................................165
SF INDONESIAN CONSULATE "UNCOMFORTABLE" ON INDONESIAN INDEPENDENCE DAY ......................165
TIMORESE GUERRILLAS WANT TRUCE BEFORE TALKS...............................................................................167
LETTER FROM FRIENDS OF EAST TIMOR....................................................................................................167

MESSAGE TO PHILIPPINE SOLIDARITY FOR EAST TIMOR AND INDONESIA.......................................168

EAST TIMOR WEEK IN DARWIN .................................................................................................................168
FUNCTIONS HONOUR EAST TIMOR'S STRUGGLE.......................................................................................169
TITLE: CAMPAIGN LAUNCHED FOR EAST TIMOR FREEDOM .......................................................................169
MANDELA TO VISIT INDONESIA.................................................................................................................170
TIMORESE LEADER TELLS OF ATTACK........................................................................................................170
LUNCH ON THE GRASS: WITH GUERRILLAS ..............................................................................................171
GUSMAO PESSIMISTIC ABOUT AN EARLY END TO EAST TIMOR WAR .........................................................172
AFTER ARTICLE BY AUSTRALIAN REPORTER TIMOR FEARS THE WORST....................................................173
GERMAN WARSHIP SALE UNDER CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION....................................................................173
MANDELA TO MAKE PRIVATE VISIT TO INDONESIA...................................................................................174
LETTER ON MANDELA................................................................................................................................174
NELSON MANDELA ASKED TO RAISE HUMAN RIGHTS ISSUES WITH SUHARTO ........................................175
XANANA GUSMAO WRITES TO MANDELA...................................................................................................175
ETAN/CANADA UPDATE # 36.......................................................................................................................175
ETAN/L.A. FEINSTEIN DEMONSTRATION ...................................................................................................176
SWISS ARMS IN INDONESIA? ....................................................................................................................177
EU/ASEAN MINISTERIAL MEETING IN KARLSRUHE...................................................................................177
GERMAN MP ON VISIT TO EAST TIMOR......................................................................................................177
STATEMENT ON THE CAIRO INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON POPULATION AND DEVELOPMENT.........178
MESSAGE FROM JOSE RAMOS HORTA TO THE FREE EAST TIMOR JAPAN COALITION ...............................179
TIMOR STILL UNDER THE HEEL.................................................................................................................179
IRISH RADIO DOCUMENTARY ON EAST TIMOR .........................................................................................180
INDONESIA TO RELOCATE CATHOLICS TO EAST TIMOR ............................................................................180
AUSTRALIA EXPELS INDONESIAN OFFICIAL AFTER KNIFE INCIDENT........................................................180
SUHARTO POSITIVE OVER TIMOR DIALOGUE (WITH MANDELA) ................................................................181
ELECTRONIC RESOURCES ON EAST TIMOR...............................................................................................181
TWO BATALLIONS WITHDRAWN FROM EAST TIMOR ..................................................................................182
TIMOR IS BEING GAMBLED IN JAKARTA (TOO) ..........................................................................................182
INDONESIA HOLDS TALKS WITH XANANA, SOURCES SAY.........................................................................182
SOCIALISTS TO DEBATE TIMOR .................................................................................................................183
"A FREE TIMOR DEPENDS ON A DEMOCRATIC INDONESIA"......................................................................183
UN HUMAN RIGHTS FAX IN GENEVA .........................................................................................................183
TRANSMIGRATING CATHOLIC TO TIMOR...................................................................................................183
INDONESIAN CONSIDERING 'SPECIAL STATUS' FOR EAST TIMOR ............................................................184
INDONESIA DISMISSES REPORTS OF TALKS WITH E. TIMOR REBEL LEADER............................................184
TIMORESE GUERILLAS STAND FIRM ..........................................................................................................184
INDONESIA AND MALAYSIA DENIED SUPPLY ARMS TO CAMBODIA...........................................................185
JOINT EXERCISES BY AUSTRALIAN AND INDONESIAN FORCES................................................................185
INDONESIA COULD STILL PARTICIPATE IN IMET PROGRAMS....................................................................185
EAST TIMOR A THORN IN THE SIDE OF INDONESIA'S DIPLOMATS............................................................185
EAST TIMOR IS NOT AS BAD AS OFTEN PORTRAYED..................................................................................186
INDONESIAN LEGAL AID FOUNDATION ALLOWED TO SEE 'XANANA' ........................................................186
AUSTRALIAN BUSINESSMEN INTEREST IN A TIMOR BASE CAMP ...............................................................186
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PORTUGAL PLANS CONFERENCE ON EAST TIMOR.....................................................................................186
(BAE) STAFF PUT ON ALERT FOR PEACE PROTESTORS ...............................................................................186
THREE ARRESTED AT FARNBOROUGH .......................................................................................................187
UN RIGHTS BODY DROPS E. TIMOR RESOLUTION.....................................................................................187
IRISH LEADER REYNOLDS URGED TO DISCUSS EAST TIMOR DURING AUSTRALIA VISIT..........................187
INDONESIAN ARMY CAPTURES EAST TIMOR REBELS ................................................................................187
DEMOCRACIES BULLIED BY POWERFUL NEIGHBOURS..............................................................................188
BUYUNG NASUTION ACCUSES AUSTRALIA.................................................................................................189
SEMINARS ON EAST TIMOR AT NORTHERN TERRITORY UNIVERSITY ........................................................189
CNRM REPRESENTATIVE VISITING NZ.......................................................................................................189
PM TO GET PLEA FROM CAPTIVE E TIMOR LEADER....................................................................................190
MR GUTERRES SAID YESTERDAY NEW ZEALAND COULD PLAY A CONSTRUCTIVE ROLE ...........................190
TIMOR STILL AWAITS CROSS-TALKS..........................................................................................................190
TIMORESE RECONCILIATION.....................................................................................................................191
EAST TIMOR'S NEW COMMANDER .............................................................................................................191
EAST TIMOR CAMPAIGN GAINS MOMENTUM .............................................................................................191
EAST TIMOR: 20 YEARS OF ALP BETRAYAL .................................................................................................192
RIGHTS GROUP CONDEMNS INDONESIA FOR ALLEGED ABUSES..............................................................193
WRITERS CONCERNED ABOUT XANANA....................................................................................................194
PORTUGUESE TV TO REACH TIMOR ...........................................................................................................194
DAYS DEDICATED TO TIMOR DECENTRALISED .........................................................................................194
TIMOR NOT FORGOTTEN ...........................................................................................................................194
UN SG REPORT ON EAST TIMOR................................................................................................................194

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BACKGROUND ............................................................................................................................................. 2
WORKING PAPER PREPARED BY THE U.N. SECRETARIAT ......................................................................... 3
I. GENERAL...............................................................................................................................................3
II. CONSIDERATION BY THE UNITED NATIONS 2 ......................................................................................3
III. POLITICAL DEVELOPMENTS ................................................................................................................4
IV. HUMAN RIGHTS SITUATION ................................................................................................................6
V. ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL CONDITIONS ................................................................................................7
VI. HEALTH AND EDUCATION ...................................................................................................................8
U.N. PRESS RELEASES................................................................................................................................. 8
TESTIMONY BY PETITIONERS ................................................................................................................... 15
UNIÃO DEMOCRÁTICA TIMORENSE (TIMORESE DEMOCRATIC UNION).......................................................15
HOBART EAST TIMOR COMMITTEE...............................................................................................................15
AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL: EAST TIMOR: WHO IS TO BLAME? ....................................................................17

  1. TORTURE AND ILL-TREATMENT...........................................................................................................18
  2. POLITICAL IMPRISONMENT AND UNFAIR TRIALS ...............................................................................20
  3. EXTRAJUDICIAL EXECUTION AND “DISAPPEARANCE” ........................................................................22
  4. THE QUESTION OF ACCESS.................................................................................................................23
  5. CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS.........................................................................................24
    EAST TIMOR ALERT NETWORK/CANADA......................................................................................................31
    FREE EAST TIMOR JAPAN COALITION..........................................................................................................33
    JAPANESE CATHOLIC COUNCIL FOR JUSTICE AND PEACE..........................................................................34
    PARLIAMENTARIANS FOR EAST TIMOR........................................................................................................35
    PAX CHRISTI INTERNATIONAL ....................................................................................................................37
    EAST TIMOR ACTION NETWORK / UNITED STATES ......................................................................................37
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    AGIR POUR TIMOR ......................................................................................................................................39
    BRITISH COALITION FOR EAST TIMOR ........................................................................................................40
    INTERNATIONAL PLATFORM OF JURISTS FOR EAST TIMOR.........................................................................42
    ASIA-PACIFIC COALITION FOR EAST TIMOR (APCET) ...................................................................................43
    PHILIPPINE SOLIDARITY FOR EAST TIMOR AND INDONESIA......................................................................45
    U.S. REPRESENTATIVE NITA M. LOWEY (D-NY) ............................................................................................45
    INTERNATIONAL LEAGUE FOR HUMAN RIGHTS...........................................................................................46
    NATIONAL COUNCIL OF MAUBERE RESISTANCE .........................................................................................47
    MAUREEN TOLFREE .....................................................................................................................................49
    UNREPRESENTED NATIONS AND PEOPLES ORGANIZATION .......................................................................50
    CATHOLIC INSTITUTE FOR INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS.............................................................................51
    ELISA DAMIÃO, PORTUGUESE DEPUTY FROM SOCIALIST PARTY .................................................................52
    FRANSISCO XAVIER AMARAL.......................................................................................................................53
    PAULINO GAMA ...........................................................................................................................................54
    HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH/ASIA.....................................................................................................................55
    JOSÉ MARTINS III .......................................................................................................................................57
    COORDINAMENTO ITALIANO DEI GRUPPI DI SOLIDARIETÀ CON IL POPOLO TIMORESE............................58
    FRETILIN .....................................................................................................................................................59
    STATEMENTS BY GOVERNMENTS ............................................................................................................. 60
    ABDUL NASIER, INDONESIA........................................................................................................................61
    RUI QUARTIN SANTOS, PORTUGAL............................................................................................................62

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XANANA GUSMÃO STILL RESISTS IN PRISON ............................................................................................ 6
LAWYERS CAN’T VISIT XANANA, SAYS LAW MINISTER...................................................................................6
PAINTING BY XANANA GUSMÃO SENT TO SOARES........................................................................................6
XANANA VISITED BY LBH LAWYERS...............................................................................................................6
TIMOR REBEL XANANA REQUESTS RETRIAL ..................................................................................................6
EVENTS INSIDE EAST TIMOR..................................................................................................................... 6
IN EAST TIMOR, TRUTH REMAINS BURIED ....................................................................................................6
INDONESIA ALLOWS FOREIGN JOURNALISTS INTO EAST TIMOR .................................................................7
INDONESIAN JESUIT SPEAKS TO JOURNALISTS ...........................................................................................7
INDONESIA VOWS FURTHER TROOPS OUT OF EAST TIMOR ..........................................................................8
TIMORESE PRIEST SUMMONED BY ARMY INTELLIGENCE .............................................................................8
MILITARY SAYS POVERTY THE ONLY WAR IN EAST TIMOR ............................................................................8
COMMENT FROM CONSTÂNCIO PINTO:....................................................................................................8
MASS RESISTANCE........................................................................................................................................9
UNTAMED TIMOR.........................................................................................................................................12
HUMAN RIGHTS STILL UNDER ATTACK IN EAST TIMOR...............................................................................13
TIMORESE MAN TORTURED TO FORCE A FALSE STORY: BISHOP.................................................................14
TO DEAKIN: “DO NOT COME - THERE ARE TOO MANY SOLDIERS” .........................................................14
BBC’S NAPIER: TRUTH HARD TO FIND IN TIMOR.........................................................................................15
IN EAST TIMOR, INDONESIA GOES FOR HEARTS AND MINDS ....................................................................15
IN DILI, EVEN YOUR WAITER COULD BE A SPY ...........................................................................................16
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EAST TIMOR GUERRILLA LEADER KONIS SANTANA INTERVIEWED IN MOUNTAINS....................................17
THE GUERRILLA HAS REORGANISED......................................................................................................18
ENEMY NUMBER ONE ELUDES JAKARTA.................................................................................................18
YOGIE FORCES NON-TIMORESE VIQUEQUE REGEN T..................................................................................19
EAST TIMOR GOVERNOR THREATENS TO RESIGN ..................................................................................19
US ATTACHÉ VISITS ADANG.........................................................................................................................20
MA’HUNU INTERVIEWED BY ABC TV ...........................................................................................................20
MANUEL CARRASCALÃO RECEIVES DEATH THREATS...................................................................................20
MYSTERIOUS DEATH OF EAST TIMORESE WORKER.....................................................................................21
A STONE STATUE OF CHRIST IS FOUND IN MATEBIAN ................................................................................21
OIL STRUCK IN TIMOR GAP....................................................................................................................... 21
WHOSE OIL?................................................................................................................................................21
TIMOR SEA EXPLORATION YIELDS 5,800 B/D OIL FLOW .............................................................................21
TIMOR GAP TREATY UNDER FIRE ................................................................................................................22
EVENTS IN INDONESIA.............................................................................................................................. 22
ALATAS: EAST TIMOR ISSUE ‘NOT IMPORTANT’............................................................................................22
INFIGHT OPEN LETTER TO THE SWEDISH PARLIAMENT..............................................................................22
INDONESIANS APPEAL TO SWEDEN .......................................................................................................23
FOUR-YEAR JAIL TERM FOR INSULTING SUHARTO......................................................................................23
HUMAN RIGHTS ACTIVIST JAILED, 21 OTHERS SET TO BE TRIED ...........................................................23
INDONESIAN NATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION PROTESTS ACEH DETENTIONS............................24
LOPA THREATENS TO RESIGN .....................................................................................................................24
INTERVIEW WITH THEO SYAFEI...................................................................................................................24
INDONESIAN ABROAD HAVE FREEDOM THREATENED ................................................................................25
INDONESIA’S INTERNATIONAL COLLABORATORS.................................................................................... 25
TIMORESE ON THEIR WAY TO DILI.............................................................................................................25
SERENO: AGITATORS CAUSE SANTA CRUZ MASSACRE................................................................................25
M. MACEDO ACCUSED OF HIGH TREASON ..................................................................................................26
UDT & INTERNATIONAL JURISTS AGAINST TILMAN.....................................................................................26
RECONCILIATION MEETING - YET ANOTHER RESULT..................................................................................27
ARMY WARNING TO TIMORESE MISSION ....................................................................................................27
TIMOR VISIT................................................................................................................................................27
A VISIT TO INDONESIA BY GROUP OF PORTUGUESE NATIONALS OF EAST TIMOR ORIGIN.........................28
GEORGE ADITJONDRO SPEAKS OUT, REACTION..................................................................................... 28
INDONESIAN ACADEMIC’S BRAVE MOVE.....................................................................................................28
DILI MASSACRE EXPOSED......................................................................................................................28
I’M NO TRAITOR: ACADEMIC...................................................................................................................29
TRUTH FIRST CASUALTY OF SWIFT, BRUTAL INVASION...........................................................................29
LIFTING THE VEIL ON HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES IN EAST TIMOR.............................................................30
MILITARY ACCUSED OF ABUSES IN TIMOR (AUSTRALIAN GOV’T RESPONSE) ..............................................30
INDONESIA DENIES ADITJONDRO ALLEGATIONS.......................................................................................30
INDONESIA DENIES ALLEGATION ON EAST TIMOR DEATH TOLL............................................................31
IF THERE IS PROOF, ACTION WILL BE TAKEN AGAINST HIM.......................................................................31
INFIGHT SUPPORTS GEORGE ADITJONDRO ...............................................................................................31
DR GEORGE ADITJONDRO’S INTERVIEW ON ABC/TV LATELINE, SYDNEY ..................................................32
HOOLIGANS ATTACK LECTURER’S HOME ....................................................................................................33
THREAT TO GEORGE ADITJONDRO .............................................................................................................33
ADITJONDRO DEFENDS THESIS AGAINST CRITICS.....................................................................................33
URGE DUTCH MINISTERS TO SUPPORT GEORGE ADITJONDRO..................................................................33
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OPEN LETTER TO SUPPORT GEORGE ADITJONDRO ....................................................................................33
COMMENTS ON DR. ADITJONDRO’S FINDINGS ..........................................................................................34
TWO MORE UKSW LECTURERS THREATENED ..............................................................................................35
CRITIC OF SUHARTO’S TIMOR POLICY HARASSED ......................................................................................35
ETAN/US SUPPORTS GEORGE ADITJONDRO...............................................................................................35
EDITOR ON GEORGE ADITJONDRO ............................................................................................................36
INDONESIA PRESS CLIPS ON GEORGE ADITJONDRO.................................................................................36
TO FRIENDS WHO RESPONDED TO AN ETAN APPEAL FOR SOLIDARITY WITH GEORGE ADITJONDRO.......37
“DEATH OF A NATION” PREMIERES.......................................................................................................... 37
KILLING THEM SOFTLY ................................................................................................................................37
UNDERCOVER IN TIMOR .............................................................................................................................38
ON HER MAJESTY’S BLOODY SERVICE........................................................................................................38
INDONESIA EMBASSY RESPONDS TO PILGER FI LM ...................................................................................41
PROTEST FOR EAST TIMOR MARKS LAUNCH OF JOHN PILGER’S FILM........................................................41
BBC WORLD SERVICE ON PILGER FILM.......................................................................................................41
NONVIOLENT RESISTANCE OTHER PART OF EAST TIMORESE STRUGGLE ...................................................42
SOMETHING HAPPENED HERE LAST NIGHT ...............................................................................................43
PORTUGUESE REACTION TO PILGER TIMOR DOCUMENTARY......................................................................44
INDEPENDENT REVIEWS PILGER FILM........................................................................................................44
“INDONESIA DESERVES BETTER” ................................................................................................................47
THE NATURE OF TRUTH IN AN EXCHANGE OF VIEWS ON A BRUTAL REGIME.........................................47
LETTER FROM HONG KONG INDONESIAN CONSUL ....................................................................................48
VESTED INTERESTS HIDING TRUTH .......................................................................................................49
PILGER: AUSTRALIA’S ROLE IN TIMOR TRAGEDY ........................................................................................49
GENOCIDE ON OUR DOORSTEP..................................................................................................................50
SYDNEY OPENING OF DEATH OF A NATION.................................................................................................52
TIMOR FILM ON SWEDISH TELEVISION.......................................................................................................52
DEATH OF A NATION IN HONG KONG..........................................................................................................52
DEATH OF A NATION IN IRELAND ................................................................................................................52
THE SECOND MASSACRE IN DILI, 1991.................................................................................................... 52
PRINCEN WANTS CLARIFICATION ...............................................................................................................52
SECOND MASSACRE EVIDENCE ..................................................................................................................52
AUSTRALIA UNCONVINCED OF NEW TIMOR MASSACRE CLAIMS.................................................................53
AUSTRALIA URGES INDONESIA TO CLARIFY THE NUMBERS...................................................................53
‘SMEAR CAMPAIGN’ CANNOT HIDE EVANS’ SHAMEFUL ROLE ON TIMOR ....................................................53
UNHRC TESTIMONY ON SECOND MASSACRE..............................................................................................54
RELIVING SANTA CRUZ IN LISBON..............................................................................................................54
STAHL: THERE ARE NEW FRONTS AND NEW GUERRILLAS ..........................................................................55
ECONOMIC AND LABOR ISSUES................................................................................................................ 56
LABOUR PANGS SIGN OF ADOLESCENT ECONOMY.....................................................................................56
INDONESIA AND CUBA AGREE TO BOOST TRADE TIES................................................................................56
SOUTH-EAST ASIA: AEROSPACE INDUSTRY GOES INTO ORBIT ...................................................................57
U. N. HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION REACHES CONSENSUS .................................................................... 58
INDONESIA’S CONTEMPT FOR THE UN COMMISSION ON HUMAN RIGHTS.................................................58
“FACT AND FICTION” FROM AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL ..............................................................................58
CANADA-ASIA WORKING GROUP REPORT...................................................................................................67
MORE DEATHS: UN REPORT........................................................................................................................70
DEVELOPMENTS AT THE HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION IN GENEVA ..........................................................70
DRAFT OF UNCHR CONSENSUS STATEMENT...............................................................................................71
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JAKARTA UNDER SCRUTINY OVER EAST TIMOR ..........................................................................................71
AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL STATEMENT TO UNHRC ...................................................................................72
EAST TIMOR AT U.N. HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION ...................................................................................73
U.N. HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION CONSENSUS STATEMENT....................................................................76
EAST TIMOR WINS MAJOR VICTORY IN GENEVA.........................................................................................77
EVENTS IN AUSTRALIA.............................................................................................................................. 77
STUNNING PHOTOGRAPHS FROM EAST TIMOR..........................................................................................77
VICENTE XIMENES GRANTED REFUGEE STATUS IN AUSTRALIA ..................................................................78
TIMOR INQUIRY CALL IN AUSTRALIA...........................................................................................................78
CRIMES, CREDIBILITY, CLINTON.................................................................................................................78
TIMORESE ASK KEATING TO BACK PEACE INITIATIVE.................................................................................78
AUSTRALIAN ENVOY URGED U.S. TO REASSESS INDONESIA ......................................................................79
ACTIVISTS USE SHOCK AD TO REFOCUS ON E. TIMOR................................................................................79
CONTROVERSIAL AD...............................................................................................................................80
BLOOD ON THE HANDS OF THE MATES.......................................................................................................80
SEMINARY WILL HELP SAVE CULTURE.........................................................................................................82
WHAT ON EARTH CAN EVANS DO? .............................................................................................................83
STAND FIRM ON RIGHTS .............................................................................................................................83
AUSTRALIA RESTORES DEFENCE TIES WITH BURMA...................................................................................84
INDONESIA FORCES EXPAND ADF LINKS ..................................................................................................84
TIMORESE PAINTER’S STORY OF SURVIVAL.................................................................................................84
EVENTS IN EUROPE................................................................................................................................... 84
VOLKER RUEHE IS NOT (GERMAN) MINISTER OF WAR ...............................................................................84
WILL JAKARTA AND BAGHDAD BECOME NEW SISTER-CITIES OF BERLIN?..................................................85
DUTCH MINISTER WELCOMES CONCEPT OF ASEAN PEACEKEEPING FORCE..............................................86
ARMS TRADE CONFERENCE IN ANTWERP, APRIL 22-24...............................................................................86
NORWAY RECOGNISES ANNEXATION OF EAST TIMOR?..............................................................................87
EVENTS IN IRELAND.................................................................................................................................. 87
IRELAND’S SPRING TO VOICE CONCERN OVER EAST TIMOR.....................................................................87
IRISH SENATE TO DEBATE EAST TIMOR.......................................................................................................88
LETTERS TO THE IRISH TIMES.....................................................................................................................88
TIMOR SUPPORTERS TO MEET IRISH LEADERS...........................................................................................88
TANAISTE SUPPORTS CALLS FOR ECONOMIC SANCTIONS AGAINST INDONESIA .......................................88
IRISH FM SUPPORTS SANCTIONS...........................................................................................................88
THE DAILY STAR IRELAND...........................................................................................................................88
EVENTS IN BRITAIN................................................................................................................................... 89
TOUTING FOR TERROR................................................................................................................................89
UK ARMS-AID DEALS WITH INDONESIA NEED SCRUTINY...........................................................................90
GENOCIDE IN EAST TIMOR .........................................................................................................................90
COMMONS MOTION ON HAWKS..................................................................................................................91
PEACE PROTEST AT BAe HAWKS TO INDONESIA .........................................................................................91
FOUNTAINS OF BLOOD AT BRITISH AEROSPACE ....................................................................................91
BRITISH FOREIGN SECRETARY SAYS ARMS SALES TO JAKARTA WILL CONTINUE.......................................91
LONDON DOES NOT WISH TO ISOLATE SUHARTO..................................................................................92
JOBS THAT ARE BOUGHT WITH LIVES .........................................................................................................92
LORD AVEBURY IN HOUSE OF LORDS DEBATE ON AID...............................................................................93
WHERE AID REALLY ENDS UP .....................................................................................................................95
TRICKS OF THE AID TRADE .........................................................................................................................95
40 DEMONSTRATORS AGAINST 40 AIRPLANES - PROTEST IN BRISTOL........................................................95
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AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL ADVERTISEMENT IN BRITISH NEWSPAPERS.....................................................95
STORM OVER INDONESIAN ARMS SALES ....................................................................................................97
EVENTS IN PORTUGAL............................................................................................................................... 97
BISHOPS AND PROFESSORS SEEK MONEY FOR TIMOR ..............................................................................97
121 PORTUGAL-BASED COMPANIES TRADED WITH INDONESIA IN 1993.....................................................98
PORTUGUESE TRADE MINISTER WARNS IMPORTERS OF GOODS FROM INDONESIA..................................98
MORE MONEY FOR AFRICA, MONEY FOR A SEMINAR IN ET ........................................................................99
GOVERNMENT ASKS TOBACCO COMPANY FOR CLARIFICATION .................................................................99
COMMUNIST PARTY PROPOSES CONFERENCE ON EAST TIMOR .................................................................99
TIMORESE STUDENTS DEMAND INTERNATIONAL INQUIRY ........................................................................99
CAVACO SILVA CONFIDENT ABOUT PORTUGUESE ECONOMIC RECOVERY..................................................99
PORTUGUESE PRIME MINISTER TO RECEIVE LORD AVEBURY FOR DISCUSSIONS ABOUT EAST TIMOR .... 100
RETURN TO ITS RIGHTFUL OWNER ........................................................................................................... 100
LUSITANIA GROUP FORMS ASSOCIATION ................................................................................................. 101
CAVACO SILVA MEETS PET......................................................................................................................... 101
BISHOP AND SOARES TALK ABOUT TIMOR ................................................................................................ 101
COMMISSION LXLT TO BRIEF EMBASSIES IN LISBON ............................................................................... 101
EVENTS IN THE UNITED STATES............................................................................................................ 102
HALL RELEASES BELO LETTER ................................................................................................................... 102
ARMS SALES CODE INTRODUCED IN CONGRESS ..................................................................................... 102
MOYNIHAN FOR SELF-DETERMINATION.................................................................................................... 103
A NEW APPROACH TO U.S. FOREIGN AID.................................................................................................. 104
FOREIGN AID OVERHAUL LANGUISHES IN CONGRESS........................................................................ 104
HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH / ASIA CONGRESSIONAL TESTIMONY................................................................. 105
INDONESIA MAY BUY U.S.-BUILT F-16 JET FIGHTERS............................................................................... 106
HIGH-LEVEL INDONESIA BUSINESS CONFERENCE IN NEW YORK............................................................ 106
APRIL 17-19: WASHINGTON LOBBY FOR EAST TIMOR................................................................................ 108
RESOURCES............................................................................................................................................. 108
IPJET ANNUAL PRIZE................................................................................................................................. 108
EAST TIMOR GOPHER SET UP ON PEACENET ............................................................................................ 108
AETA RESOURCE LIST................................................................................................................................ 108
MISCELLANEOUS..................................................................................................................................... 109
JRH: INVASION HAD BEEN DECIDED IN APRIL 1974................................................................................. 109
COMPUTER WARGAME ON EAST TIMOR .................................................................................................... 110
INTERNATIONAL WORKING GROUP ON INDIGENOUS AFFAIRS REPORT.................................................. 110
INVESTING IN INDONESIA: CANADIAN UNIVERSITIES REVIEW DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS...................... 111
PROTEST TENNIS TOURNAMENT IN JAKARTA............................................................................................ 112
DISCUSSION OF EAST TIMORESE GENOCIDE FIGURES ............................................................................ 113
FACING FACTS: THE WORLD SHOULD ACCEPT THAT EAST TIMOR IS A PART OF INDONESIA.................... 115
PETER GABRIEL FOR EAST TIMOR ............................................................................................................. 115

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XANANA GUSMÃO COMMUNICATES FROM PRISON.................................................................................... 6
XANANA: THE EAST TIMORESE MYTH ............................................................................................................6
INDONESIA ALLOWS FAMILY VISIT TO TIMOR’S XANANA..............................................................................7
COMMENT FROM TAPOL: ..........................................................................................................................7
“SEND A MESSAGE TO XANANA” CAMPAIGN .................................................................................................7
XANANA FOR TIME’S MAN OF THE YEAR ........................................................................................................8
XANANA LEAK PROBED .................................................................................................................................8
XANANA LETTER TO THOSE WHO SENT HIM POSTCARDS .............................................................................8
TWO LETTERS FROM XANANA GUSMÃO WRITTEN TO SUPPORTERS IN THE UK........................................9
INDONESIA BARS RELATIVES AND RIGHTS GROUP FROM VISITING DISSIDENT LEADER ............................9
LETTER FROM XANANA GUSMÃO TO THE INTERNATIONAL COMMISSION OF JURISTS ...............................10
JAILED TIMORESE REBEL LEADER OFFERS TO SERVE LONGER SENTENCE ................................................12
LETTER FROM XANANA TO PRESIDENT SUHARTO ......................................................................................12
INDONESIAN ACTIVIST HITS RESTRICTIONS ON JAILED REBEL .................................................................12
TIMOR LEADER MAKES JAIL PLEA ...............................................................................................................12
EAST TIMOR REBEL SAYS MISTREATED IN INDONESIAN JAIL.....................................................................13
XANANA GUSMÃO SAYS HE WAS TORTURED; TIMORESE REFUGEE SEEKS SANCTUARY (RTP)................13
XANANA: “I WAS TORTURED” (PUBLICO).................................................................................................13
EAST TIMOR LEADER PUNISHED .................................................................................................................14
XANANA’S LETTER IN THE MEDIA................................................................................................................14
LBH TO REPRESENT XANANA GUSMÃO ......................................................................................................14
XANANA DENIES PRESIDENTIAL CLEMENCY REQUEST, REPORT SAYS ..................................................15
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UN OFFICIALS TO VISIT GUSMÃO IN JAKARTA PRISON ...............................................................................15
XANANA GUSMÃO SENDS TAPED MESSAGE TO EAST TIMORESE RESISTANCE............................................16
XANANA GUSMÃO PRISON LETTER: COMPLAINS OF LIFE IN CAPTIVITY AND ABOUT HIS LAWYER .............18
XANANA LETTER STIRS CONTROVERSY IN JAKARTA...................................................................................18
BAN ON VISITS TO XANANA TO BE LIFTED ..................................................................................................19
JAKARTA SUSPENDS VISITATION RIGHTS FOR REBEL LEADER ...................................................................19
HUMAN RIGHTS ACTIVISTS SEEK VISIT WITH JAILED REBEL LEADER.........................................................19
JAKARTA WILL NOT FREE GUSMÃO .............................................................................................................19
JAKARTA TO FREE REBEL FOR A PRICE .......................................................................................................20
XANANA’S RELEASE SHOULD NOT LET INDONESIA OFF THE HOOK.......................................................20
IPJET APPEALS FOR XANANA AND OTHER POLITICAL PRISONERS .............................................................20
EAST TIMOR LEADER XANANA NOT TO BE MOVED TO ISLAND JAIL............................................................21
REBEL LEADER FACES EXILE .......................................................................................................................22
EUROPEAN UNION SHOULD DEMAND XANANA GUSMÃO’S UNCONDITIONAL RELEASE.............................22
THE REAL STORY BEHIND GUINEA’S PROPOSAL .........................................................................................23
INDONESIAN MP’S ALLOWED TO MEET XANANA.........................................................................................23
HUMAN RIGHTS LAWYERS NOT ALLOWED TO SEE XANANA........................................................................23
OTHER TIMORESE POLITICAL PRISONERS............................................................................................... 23
TIMORESE FLAG RIPPER SENTENCED TO 22 MONTHS ...............................................................................23
RELEASE OF EAST TIMORESE STUDENTS NOT A “CONFIDENCE BUILDING MEASURE”................................23
LISBON ON ASYLUM-SEEKERS RELEASE.................................................................................................24
TIMES OF ANGER: THE SEVEN STUDENTS TELL FOREIGN MINISTER OF THEIR ORDEAL IN TIMOR .......24
INDONESIA DEFENDS MASSACRE SENTENCES...........................................................................................24
M. SOARES TO APPEAL TO UN SECRETARY-GENERAL..................................................................................25
RODNEY LEWIS (ICJ AUSTRALIA) ON SENTENCING DISPARITIES ..............................................................25
SIX PRISONERS WANT TRIALS DECLARED INVALID....................................................................................26
TIMORESE POLITICAL PRISONERS’ LETTER TO THE INT’L COMMISSION OF JURISTS ............................26
EVENTS INSIDE EAST TIMOR.................................................................................................................... 28
VOICES FROM THE MOUNTAINS..................................................................................................................28
HEALTH IN EAST TIMOR ..............................................................................................................................29
VISITOR’S IMPRESSIONS OF EAST TIMOR ..................................................................................................32
ALLEGED EAST TIMOR REBEL SURRENDERS IN INDONESIA.......................................................................35
OFFICER JAILED FOR PROTECTING XANANA ..............................................................................................35
HORTA: TIMORESE USED AS HUMAN SHIELDS BY INDONESIAN MILITARY.................................................35
JAKARTA DENIES REPORTS OF EAST TIMOR EXECUTIONS.....................................................................36
ARMY SAYS TWO GUERRILLAS KILLED ........................................................................................................36
EVENTS IN INDONESIA.............................................................................................................................. 36
SDSB HUMAN RIGHTS PROTESTERS RELEASED ..........................................................................................36
DEMONSTRATORS BEATEN UP BY ARMY OUTSIDE PARLIAMENT BUILDING................................................37
ANOTHER GROUP OF STUDENTS PROTEST AT THE HOUSE, JAKARTA.....................................................37
HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS RAMPANT IN IRIAN JAYA, SAYS ACTIVIST.....................................................38
MASSIVE SURABAYA STUDENT PROTEST .....................................................................................................38
TAPOL URGENT ACTION: RELEASE THE 22 STUDENTS!................................................................................38
TAPOL WRITES TO UK FOREIGN SECRETARY..........................................................................................39
ASIA WATCH CONDEMNS STUDENT ARRESTS IN JAKARTA....................................................................39
AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL URGENT ACTION ON 22 INDONESIAN STUDENT ACTIVISTS ........................40
PROSECUTORS TO PROCEED AGAINST DEMONSTRATORS..........................................................................41
INDONESIA ASSURES INTERNATIONAL GROUPS ACCESS TO EAST TIMOR .................................................41
US CONGRESSMEN SECURE PROMISE OF EAST TIMOR INSPECTION FROM SUHARTO ..........................41
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HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION TEAMS TO VISIT PROVINCES ......................................................................41
ADNAN BUYUNG REFUSES TO MEET DUTCH PARLIAMENTARIANS ..............................................................42
RIGHTS ACTIVIST ON TRIAL FOR ALLEGEDLY INSULTING SUHARTO...........................................................42
GOVERNMENT LASHES OUT AT EAST TIMOR BISHOP ..................................................................................42
ALATAS: EAST TIMOR GROUPS CAUSE INDONESIAN IMAGE PROBLEM .......................................................42
RIGHTS WATCHDOG ADAMANT IT HAS TEETH.............................................................................................43
ADITJONDRO: JAKARTA’S CONTRADICTIONS .............................................................................................43
GEORGE ADITJONDRO THESIS ABSTRACT .............................................................................................44
THE DEFORESTING OF IRIAN JAYA ............................................................................................................44
MORE SBSI ACTIVISTS ARRESTED ...............................................................................................................46
INDONESIAN MILITARY RESTRUCTURING ................................................................................................ 46
KALBUADI HAUNTED BY CRIPPLES, WIDOWS FROM ET CAMPAIGN ............................................................46
THEO SYAFEI REPLACED .............................................................................................................................46
SUHARTO URGES MILITARY TO REMAIN ALERT..........................................................................................46
MANY ABRI OFFICERS TRANSFERRED .........................................................................................................46
SLIMMING DOWN BAIS <MERAMPINGKAN BADAN INTELIJENS STRATEGIS>..............................................47
TIMORESE EXTERNAL RESISTANCE ......................................................................................................... 48
HORTA’S RETROSPECTIVE VIEW OF 1993 DIPLOMATIC STRUGGLE..............................................................48
TIMORESE LEADERS: MORE UNITED THAN EVER ........................................................................................49
ASAHI INTERVIEWS MARI ALKATIRI ............................................................................................................50
NEW CNRM BROCHURE...............................................................................................................................50
TIMORESE RESISTANCE REITERATES PROPOSAL FOR TALKS WITHOUT PRE-CONDITIONS ........................52
COLLABORATORS IN PORTUGAL............................................................................................................... 53
EAST TIMOR: GALVÃO DE MELO WITH ALATAS ............................................................................................53
SUHARTO’S DAUGHTER TO VISIT LISBON....................................................................................................53
VISIT BY PORTUGUESE OFFICIAL WILL GO AHEAD WITHOUT OBSTRUCTIONS............................................53
MBAK TUTUT INVITES EAST TIMORESE CITIZENS IN PORTUGAL .................................................................53
DURÃO BARROSO: “I AM NOT SAYING I WILL NEVER RECEIVE THEM...”.....................................................54
LETTER FROM MNSGR. BELO, BISHOP OF DILI............................................................................................54
MELO: FALL OF FRETILIN ONLY A MATTER OF TIME.....................................................................................54
INDONESIA-PORTUGAL: A THAW IN RELATIONS SOON?.............................................................................54
INTOLERABLE ..............................................................................................................................................55
PORTUGUESE CUSTOMS CLEAR INDONESIAN COTTON ..............................................................................55
MELO: EAST TIMOR CAN’T AFFORD INDEPENDEN CE...................................................................................56
BISHOP OF DILI WILL NOT RECEIVE GALVÃO..............................................................................................56
INDECENT PROPAGANDA............................................................................................................................56
INFORMATION AND PROPAGANDA..............................................................................................................57
LONDON “RECONCILIATION” TALKS......................................................................................................... 57
INDONESIA-SPONSORED EAST TIMORESE ‘DIALOGUE’ IN LONDON ..........................................................57
MORE ON LONDON TALKS ..........................................................................................................................57
LONDON TALKS SHROUDED IN SECRECY..................................................................................................58
EAST TIMORESE HOLD SECRET TALKS IN LONDON ....................................................................................58
TIMORESE MEET IN LONDON (SPONSORED BY JAKARTA)...........................................................................59
MORE ON LONDON TALKS ..........................................................................................................................59
BISHOP BELO ON THE “CONCILIATION” TALKS IN LONDON .......................................................................59
LONDON TALKS UPDATE .............................................................................................................................60
ABILIO ARAUJO INTERVIEWED AT TALKS ....................................................................................................60
BACKGROUND ON TALKS PARTICIPANTS ....................................................................................................61
ALATAS: EAST TIMORESE SLANDER CAMPAIGN AGAINST INDONESIA ........................................................61
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ABILIO ARAUJO CAN GO TO INDONESIA....................................................................................................61
VOICES OF HOPE ... OR OF OPPRESSION....................................................................................................62
DIVISIONS CONCERN TIMORESE LEADERS ................................................................................................63
INDONESIA’S PUBLIC RELATIONS CAMPAIGN.......................................................................................... 63
INDONESIA DFA ON CURRENT DEVELOPMENTS IN EAST TIMOR ................................................................63
PORTUGUESE RESPONSE (A MONTH LATER)...........................................................................................64
INDONESIA LAUNCHES HUMAN RIGHTS PUBLIC RELATIONS CAMPAIGN ...................................................65
DEATH OF A NATION APPROACHES RELEASE; SECOND MASSACRE ALLEGED...................................... 65
TV FILM ON EAST TIMOR NEXT MONTH .......................................................................................................65
TIMORESE RESPONSE ............................................................................................................................65
ETRA’S RESPONSE..................................................................................................................................65
KEATING’S RESPONSE............................................................................................................................66

  • TV COVERAGE.......................................................................................................................................66
    ABC TV COVERAGE - DEATH OF A NATION ..............................................................................................66
    FORCED BIRTH CONTROL IN EAST TIMOR ..................................................................................................67
    DILI, THE BLOODY AFTERMATH (STAHL)......................................................................................................67
    STAHL IN THE SUNDAY TIMES ON TIMOR...............................................................................................68
    THE WEST’S DIRTY WINK (PILGER)..............................................................................................................68
    LETTERS TO THE GUARDIAN ...................................................................................................................73
    WOUNDED VICTIMS OF TIMOR CARNAGE MURDERED IN MILITARY HOSPITAL ..........................................73
    EAST TIMOR REVISITED...............................................................................................................................74
    JAKARTA DENIES DILI EXECUTIONS...........................................................................................................74
    INDONESIA SAYS EAST TIMOR MASSACRE REPORT IS FALSE .....................................................................74
    ECONOMIC AND LABOR ISSUES................................................................................................................ 75
    INFID’S PERCEPTION OF THE GENERALIZED SYSTEM OF PREFERENCES ...................................................75
    THE INDONESIA TEST..................................................................................................................................75
    BENTSEN ARRIVES IN JAKARTA...................................................................................................................76
    BENTSEN CALLS INDONESIA TO FURTHER IMPROVE HUMAN RIGHTS ........................................................76
    PARLIAMENTARIANS MEET BOUTROS-GHALI .......................................................................................... 76
    PARLIAMENTARIANS FOR EAST TIMOR MEET WITH UN SECRETARY-GENERAL ...........................................76
    PARLIAMENTARIANS MEMORANDUM TO UN SECRETARY-GENERAL............................................................77
    UN PRESS RELEASE ON PET PRESS CONFERENCE......................................................................................79
    LAWMAKERS ASK INDONESIA TO PULL TROOPS OUT OF EAST TIMOR ........................................................80
    VOICE OF AMERICA: EAST TIMOR APPEAL ...................................................................................................80
    UN MISSION’S TRAVELS ............................................................................................................................ 81
    NEW UN INITIATIVE EXPECTED SOON ........................................................................................................81
    MANUEL MACEDO RECEIVED BY U.N. SPECIAL ENVOY ...............................................................................81
    JOLLIFFE ON U.N. MISSION ........................................................................................................................82
    UN ENVOY IN EAST TIMOR TALKS ...............................................................................................................82
    UN OFFICIALS TO SEE GUSMÃO ..................................................................................................................83
    UN OFFICIALS MEET XANANA GUSMÃO ..................................................................................................83
    FRANCESC VENDRELL OF THE UN VISITS INDONESIA................................................................................83
    UN ENVOYS SEEK GREATER HUMAN RIGHTS MONITORING IN EAST TIMOR ..............................................84
    UN ENVOY SEEKS TALKS .............................................................................................................................84
    JUDGMENT WITHHELD: UN ENVOY TO JAKARTA MEETS TIMORESE IN AUSTRALIA.....................................84
    OTHER U.N. ACTIVITIES ............................................................................................................................ 85
    UN BID TO SETTLE EAST TIMOR ROW..........................................................................................................85
    HORTA: BAR INDONESIA FROM UN SECURITY COUNCIL.............................................................................85
    East Timor Documents, Volume 26. December 13, 1993 - February 15, 1994. Page 5
    UN DECOLONIZATION COMMITTEE MEETS .................................................................................................85
    EVENTS IN AUSTRALIA.............................................................................................................................. 86
    REVIEW OF AUSTRALIAN MEDIA COMMENTARY ON EAST TIMOR................................................................86
    LETTER TO SUHARTO AT DARWIN DEMONSTRATION ..................................................................................89
    CHALLENGE TO TIMOR GAP PACT TO GO AHEAD ........................................................................................90
    TIMOR GAP LEGISLATION CHALLENGE FILED IN AUSTRALIA COURTS ........................................................90
    EAST TIMOR LEADER DEFENDS GAP ACCORD.............................................................................................90
    BISHOP BELO SEEKS A CONCRETE SOLUTION ............................................................................................91
    RESPOND TO RICHARD WOOLCOTT............................................................................................................91
    THE ANACHRONISM THAT REFUSED TO BE.................................................................................................92
    MAN FLEES TORTURE IN EAST TIMOR, SEEKS ASYLUM IN AUSTRALIA ........................................................93
    XIMENES: ALATAS LIES...........................................................................................................................93
    ALATAS SAYS DISSIDENT’S ALLEGATIONS OF TORTURE RIDICULOUS....................................................93
    THE INDONESIAN CONNECTION (WITH KEATING)......................................................................................94
    EAST TIMOR: THE PROBLEM PERSISTS........................................................................................................95
    HUMAN RIGHTS NOT MARGINAL PROCESS.................................................................................................95
    “PONTIUS KEATING AND JUDAS EVANS WASH THEIR HANDS WHILE TIMOR IS CRUCIFIED...” ..................96
    “EVIDENCE ACCUMULATES AGAINST INDONESIAN BRUTALITY EAST TIMOR” .............................................96
    KEATING URGED TO ACT AT UNHRC ..........................................................................................................97
    DARWIN WOMEN MEET ANITA KEATING .....................................................................................................98
    EVENTS IN EUROPE................................................................................................................................... 98
    RECENT ARMS SALES TO INDONESIA..........................................................................................................98
    TAPOL PROTESTS AT EPIFA REPORT............................................................................................................98
    THREE MP’S ATTEND SWEDISH SEMINAR ...................................................................................................99
    24-HOUR IRISH XMAS FAST FOR EAST TIMOR .............................................................................................99
    DUTCH POLITICIANS TO MEET SUHARTO .................................................................................................. 100
    GERMAN WAR EQUIPMENT TO INDONESIA............................................................................................... 100
    NOBEL PEACE PRIZE NOMINATIONS......................................................................................................... 100
    FINLAND TO SELL MORTARS TO INDONESIA............................................................................................. 100
    EURO MP’S ANGRY WITH PORTUGAL......................................................................................................... 101
    “FOUR MONTHS FOR EAST TIMOR” CAMPAIGN IN FRANCE....................................................................... 101
    EVENTS IN BRITAIN................................................................................................................................. 101
    HUNGER STRIKER IN PLANES PROTEST.................................................................................................... 101
    CALL TO ACTION AGAINST BRITISH AEROSPACE....................................................................................... 101
    UK-RI RELATIONS UNDER SCRUTINY........................................................................................................ 102
    AID AGREED BEFORE 500M JET ORDER................................................................................................ 103
    EVENTS IN PORTUGAL............................................................................................................................. 103
    PORTUGAL REJECTS “EMBASSY” IN JAKARTA............................................................................................ 103
    PORTUGUESE PRESIDENT CALLS FOR FULL ACCOUNTING OF DILI MASSACRE ........................................ 103
    DURÃO BARROSO INTERVIEWED .............................................................................................................. 103
    (TIMORESE STUDENTS) TOGETHER FOR TIMOR ........................................................................................ 104
    DA CRUZ: PORTUGAL CHANGES MAY MAKE EAST TIMOR SETTLEMENT EASIER ........................................ 104
    TIMORESE REFUGEES STOPOVER IN LISBON ON ROUTE TO AUSTRALIA................................................... 104
    EVENTS IN CANADA................................................................................................................................. 105
    CANADA GRANTS EAST TIMOR Rp 250M .................................................................................................... 105
    ETAN/CANADA UPDATE # 29 ...................................................................................................................... 105
    CANADA’S AID / MORALITY DILEMMA ....................................................................................................... 106
    INTERNATIONAL WEEK - SEMINAR ON ET IN CALGARY ............................................................................ 106
    Page 6 East Timor Documents, Volume 26. December 13, 1993 - February 15, 1994.
    EAST TIMOR RECOGNIZED AT THE (MODEL) U.N....................................................................................... 106
    EVENTS IN JAPAN.................................................................................................................................... 107
    JAPANESE PARLIAMENTARIANS WRITE BOUTROS-GHALI.......................................................................... 107
    JAPANESE CITIZENS GROUP PETITIONS JAKARTA-BOUND GOVERNMENT TEAM...................................... 107
    EVENTS IN THE UNITED STATES............................................................................................................. 109
    CALIFORNIA ECUMENICAL COUNCIL SUPPORTS TIMOR ........................................................................... 109
    TIMORESE MARTYR REMEMBERED IN SAN FRANCISCO........................................................................... 109
    CALL TO ACTION: EAST TIMOR BETRAYED AGAIN...................................................................................... 110
    U.S. STATE DEPARTMEN T 1993 HUMAN RIGHTS REPORT ON INDONESIA................................................. 111
    U.S. STATE DEP’T RELEASES REPORT ON WORLDWIDE HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES ................................ 121
    U.S. REPORT RAPS CHINA, INDONESIA................................................................................................ 122
    RESOURCES............................................................................................................................................. 122
    GEOFFREY GUNN’S BOOK AVAILABLE SOON ............................................................................................. 122
    EAST TIMOR RADIO DOCUMENTARY RECEIVES PRESTIGIOUS AWARD ..................................................... 123
    ANTARA KITA AVAILABLE............................................................................................................................ 123
    SEASIA_INFO, INDONESIA BRIEFING BOOKS AVAILABLE .......................................................................... 124
    NEW BOOK ON EAST TIMOR...................................................................................................................... 124
    MISCELLANEOUS ARTICLES ................................................................................................................... 124
    ASIA-PACIFIC CONFERENCE ON EAST TIMOR IN MANILA MAY 31 - JUNE 4............................................... 124
    MANDELA CRITICISED ON EAST TIMOR .................................................................................................... 125

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

XANANA REMAINS IN PRISON .................................................................................................................... 6
INDONESIA TRANSFERS XANANA TO JAKARTA .............................................................................................6
EAST TIMOR’S RESISTANCE LEADER MOVED TO JAKARTA........................................................................6
POSTCARDS TO XANANA CAMPAIGN .............................................................................................................6
XANANA SPEAKS OF HIS HUNGER STRIKE....................................................................................................6
XANANA GUSMÃO - ONE YEAR IN THE HANDS OF THE ENEMY....................................................................7
CNRM CALLS FOR XANANA RELEASE TO APEC .............................................................................................8
INTERNATIONAL LAWYERS CONDEMN XANANA’S TRIAL...............................................................................8
REPORT OF THE TRIAL OF JOSÉ ALEXANDRE GUSMÃO IN DILI, EAST TIMOR, IN 1993.............................8
REPORT ON XANANA’S CONDITION ............................................................................................................12
EVENTS INSIDE EAST TIMOR................................................................................................................... 12
SWEDISH MPS VISIT EAST TIMOR ..............................................................................................................12
EAST TIMORESE SENTENCED FOR NOTE DEMANDING GOVERNMENT COMPENSATION.............................13
ENVIRONMENTAL DEGRADATION IN EAST TIMOR ......................................................................................13
KONIS SANTANA WANTS TALKS WITH INDONESIA......................................................................................14
MILITARY SAYS ONLY ABOUT 100 GUERRILLAS REMAIN IN EAST TIMOR.....................................................14
SCHOLARSHIPS ENDED, EAST TIMORESE STUDEN TS UPSET .....................................................................14
RENETIL APPEALS FOR SOLIDARITY .......................................................................................................14
INDONESIAN TROOPS BEING WITHDRAWN FROM EAST TIMOR?................................................................15
GUERRILLAS KILL SIX VILLAGERS, MILITARY SAYS.....................................................................................15
TIMORESE GUERRILLAS HUNTED ...........................................................................................................15
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Page 2 East Timor Documents, Volume 25. October 1 - December 12, 1993.
KOSTRAD TROOPS TO TIMOR.....................................................................................................................16
GOVERNMENT SOLDIERS CONTINUE THEIR HUNT FOR REBELS................................................................16
TROOPS LEAVING FOR EAST TIMOR ...........................................................................................................16
TWO KOSTRAD BATTALIONS DEPART EAST TIMOR .....................................................................................16
INDONESIAN TROOP REDUCTION IN EAST TIMOR......................................................................................17
EAST TIMORESE GUERRILLA KILLED IN ARMED CLASHES ..........................................................................17
EAST TIMORESE BEING TRIED FOR RIPPING INDONESIAN FLAG ...............................................................18
PERTAMINA TO CONDUCT GEOLOGICAL SURVEY IN EAST TIMOR...............................................................18
SECURITY TIGHTER IN TIMOR.....................................................................................................................18
MILITARY COMMANDER WARNS STUDENTS OVER DEMONSTRATIONS..................................................18
28 MILITARY ATTACHÉS VISIT EAST TIMOR.................................................................................................19
SOME ATTACHÉS DUBIOUS.....................................................................................................................19
EC MILITARY ATTACHÉS DID NOT VISIT TIMOR......................................................................................19
WHO KILLED PEOPLE IN OSOALA? ..............................................................................................................19
TIMOR TROOPS NUMBER CUT ....................................................................................................................20
INDONESIA PLANS TO WITHDRAW MORE TROOPS FROM EAST TIMOR..................................................20
INFANT MALNOURISHMENT IN TIMOR ........................................................................................................20
EAST TIMOR GOVERNOR RULES OUT REFERENDUM ON AUTONOMY..........................................................20
TIMOR CHIEF OPPOSES POLL ON SELF-RULE.........................................................................................20
MILITARY PREPARES FOR PROTESTS ON ANNIVERSARY OF EAST TIMOR MASSACRE.................................21
JAKARTA STILL PAYING FOR DILI KILLINGS................................................................................................21
ARMY UNABLE TO END TIMOR’S RESISTANCE.............................................................................................21
TWO EAST TIMOR REBELS SURRENDER TO OFFICIALS................................................................................22
BIBILEU: GENOCIDE ON A MASSIVE SCALE.................................................................................................22
EVENTS IN INDONESIA.............................................................................................................................. 24
MARIO CARRASCALÃO TO RUMANIA............................................................................................................24
EAST TIMOR HERO SOUGHT........................................................................................................................25
ANC HAILS PLAN TO OPEN INDONESIAN CONSULATE IN SOUTH AFRICA...................................................25
AUSTRALIAN & INDONESIAN AIR FORCES EXERCISE AT MEDAN ................................................................25
WHAT DO INDONESIAN PEOPLE THINK OF EAST TIMOR?...........................................................................25
MUSLIMS IN JAKARTA OPPOSED MASSACRES.............................................................................................26
INDONESIA PROTESTS PORTUGAL’S ALLEGATIONS OF HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES........................................26
WHITHER INDONESIAN POLITICS? .............................................................................................................26
THE TIMORESE EXTERNAL RESISTANCE ................................................................................................. 27
THE PEOPLE OF EAST TIMOR AWARDED THE 1993 RAFTO HUMAN RIGHTS PRIZE ......................................27
CNRM REP RECEIVES HUMAN RIGHTS AWARD ......................................................................................28
LEADERS AND THE PUPPET LEADERS OF EAST TIMORESE?.........................................................................32
THE MASSACRE OF SANTA CRUZ AND THE NEW FACE OF SOLIDARITY .......................................................33
RAMOS-HORTA STATEMENT IN BANGKOK...................................................................................................34
REBEL LEADER CLAIMS 150 EAST TIMORESE KILLED .................................................................................35
ALKATIRI CLAIMS DISMISSED BY SYAFEI ...............................................................................................35
CNRM FUNDING APPEAL .............................................................................................................................35
EAST TIMOR PEACE PLAN ............................................................................................................................36
JRH: “THE MOMENT OF FREEDOM APPROACHES ........................................................................................36
1993 - A CHALLENGING YEAR FOR THE PEOPLE OF EAST TIMOR ...............................................................37
INDONESIA MOVES ON THE DIPLOMATIC FRONT.................................................................................... 38
MANUEL MACEDO’S BUSINESS....................................................................................................................38
GALVAO DE MELO GOES TO INDONESIA...............................................................................................38
INDONESIA WANTS TO SETTLE CONFLICT WITHIN FIVE MONTHS ..............................................................38
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RECONCILIATION TALKS BOGGED DOWN...................................................................................................39
“ON GOOD TERMS WITH JAKARTA” .............................................................................................................40
DURÃO BARROSO RECEIVES INDONESIA’S FRIENDLY GENERAL ...........................................................40
LIURAI SUPPORT INTEGRATION ..................................................................................................................40
THE CLOCK CANNOT BE PUT BACK.............................................................................................................41
MARIO SOARES VISITS JAPAN................................................................................................................. 41
TIMOR IN SOARES-HOSOKAWA TALKS........................................................................................................41
HOSOKAWA, SOARES SHARE HUMAN RIGHTS CONCERN IN EAST TIMOR ..................................................41
SOARES APPEALS TO JAPAN ........................................................................................................................42
SOARES URGES JAPAN TO PUT PRESSURE ON INDONESIA....................................................................42
JAPAN ASSURES SOARES OF SOLIDARITY WITH TIMOR..............................................................................42
SOARES: DEVELOPMENT AID CANNOT BE DISASSOCIATED FROM HUMAN RIGHTS....................................43
APPEAL FOR EAST TIMOR TO SEATTLE BOUND PM HOSOKAWA.................................................................43
EVENTS IN AUSTRALIA.............................................................................................................................. 44
KEATING FAILS TO CONVINCE CLINTON .....................................................................................................44
SENATOR JULIAN MCGAURAN RAISES TIMOR IN AUSTRALIA.....................................................................44
EAST TIMOR RALLY IN SYDNEY ..................................................................................................................45
CHRISTIANS IN SOLIDARITY WITH EAST TIMOR .........................................................................................45
PEACE ACTIVISTS IN RUBBER DINGIES AND KAYAKS CHALLENGE INDON WARSHIPS...............................45
FLARE FIRED AT INDONESIAN WARSHIP IN AUSTRALIA.........................................................................46
INDONESIA - SEEING NO EVIL....................................................................................................................46
UREN RECALLS WARTIME DEBT TO EAST TIMOR .........................................................................................46
PROBLEMS FOUND IN PUSH ON EAST TIMOR .............................................................................................47
SYDNEY SEMINAR ON EAST TIMOR............................................................................................................47
SYDNEY SEMINAR SUCCESSFUL.............................................................................................................47
RALLY IN SYDNEY ON 12 NOVEMBER .....................................................................................................47
12 NOVEMBER REMEMBRANCE IN DARWIN ................................................................................................47
DARWIN PROTESTS ON ANNIVERSARY...................................................................................................48
FORWARD LOOKING BISHOP PREACHES RECONCILIATION IN EAST TIMOR ..............................................48
ABC RADIO INTERVIEWS BISHOP BELO ..................................................................................................49
A FIGURE OF COURAGE IN THE MIDST OF EAST TIMOR’S AGONY..........................................................49
REPORT ON AUSTRALIA’S RELATIONS WITH INDONESIA............................................................................50
DECEMBER 7 DEMONSTRATION IN CANBERRA...........................................................................................51
REPORT FROM FRETILIN COMMITTEE OF NSW, DEC. 8 ..........................................................................51
TIMORESE WRITE TO AUSTRALIAN PRIME MINISTER ............................................................................51
DARWIN PROTESTERS BURN INDONESIAN FLAG ........................................................................................51
THE LONG, HARD ROAD TO HOPE..............................................................................................................52
EVENTS IN EUROPE................................................................................................................................... 53
EURO MPS AND ACP SEEK TO PUT PRESSURE ON INDONESIA...................................................................53
INTERNATIONAL PEACE BUREAU RESOLUTION ON EAST TIMOR.................................................................53
SWEDEN TO END ARMS EXPORTS TO INDONESIA......................................................................................53
AN INDONESIAN SEMINAR FOCUSED ON EAST TIMOR AND WEST PAPUA ..................................................54
EVENTS IN BRITAIN................................................................................................................................... 55
CHRIS COLE ON TRIAL FOR BAE PLOWSHARES ACTION .............................................................................55
BAE CASE GOES FOR RE-TRIAL..............................................................................................................55
HUNG JURY FOR “BRITISH AEROSPACE PLOUGHSHARES” PEACE ACTIVIST ..........................................55
CHRISTIAN PEACE ACTIVIST GOES FREE.... FI NALLY!.............................................................................56
PEACE ACTIVIST ‘DISARMED’ BAE WARPLANES ......................................................................................56
CAMPAIGN: EAST TIMOR TOUR IN BRITAIN.................................................................................................56
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THE FORGOTTEN WAR OF EAST TIMOR:..................................................................................................57
LONDON: TWO YEARS SINCE THE SANTA CRUZ MASSACRE:..................................................................57
INDONESIA USED BRITISH FIGHTER JETS IN OCCUPIED EAST TIMOR ......................................................57
INDONESIAN AIR FORCE SAID EYEING 16 MORE HAWK JETS ....................................................................58
EVENTS IN PORTUGAL............................................................................................................................... 59
INDONESIA’S LINGUISTIC “SPELL”.............................................................................................................59
MANDELA MEETS TIMORESE RESISTANCE DELEGATION.............................................................................59
TIMORESE RESISTANCE DELEGATION ATTENDS SOCIALIST INTERNATIONAL COUNCIL MEETING.............59
TIMOR IS A JUST CAUSE AND MNSGR. BELO DESERVES NOBEL PRIZE.......................................................60
EVENTS IN CANADA................................................................................................................................... 60
EAST TIMOR AWARENESS BENEFIT IN OTTAWA...........................................................................................60
“MANUFACTURING CONSENT” & HORTA IN OTTAWA..............................................................................60
EAST TIMOR IGNORED ................................................................................................................................61
CANADA “ONE OF THE MOST HYPOCRITICAL COUNTRIES IN THE WORLD” ................................................61
EAST TIMOR TOLL ...................................................................................................................................61
TORONTO VIGIL FOR PEACE IN EAST TIMOR...............................................................................................62
ETAN/CANADA EAST TIMOR UPDATE NUMBER 27........................................................................................62
NOVEMBER 12 IN OTTAWA...........................................................................................................................62
REFLECTIONS ON CANDLELIGHT VIGIL OUTSIDE INDONESIAN EMBASSY.............................................62
NOVEMBER 12 IN CANADA – SUMMARY OF COMMEMORATIONS.................................................................63
EAST TIMOR UPDATE, NUMBER 28...............................................................................................................63
EVENTS IN THE UNITED STATES.............................................................................................................. 64
MIT EVENT: THE FORGOTTEN TRAGEDY OF EAST TIMOR.............................................................................64
US, INDONESIA NEED OPEN DIALOGUE: AMBASSADOR .............................................................................64
U.S. COMMEMORATIONS OF DILI MASSACRE..............................................................................................64
NOVEMBER 12 IN SAN FRANCISCO.........................................................................................................65
NOVEMBER 12 IN LOS ANGELES.............................................................................................................65
TIMOR ADVOCATE TO LEAD NATIONAL COUNCIL OF CHURCHES................................................................66
US SENATE VISITORS COMING....................................................................................................................66
U.S. OFFICIALS EXPECTED TO VISIT INDONESIA ........................................................................................66
APEC CONFERENCE MEETS IN SEATTLE.................................................................................................. 66
HIGHLIGHT EAST TIMOR AT APEC ..............................................................................................................66
ASIAN NATIONS TAKE OWN TACK ON RIGHTS ............................................................................................67
CLINTON: DON’T INDULGE DICTATORS AT APEC ........................................................................................68
SENATORS ASK CLINTON TO RAISE EAST TIMOR AT APEC ..........................................................................68
101 HOUSE MEMBERS PETITION CLINTON ON EAST TIMOR.......................................................................69
APEC PROVIDES OPPORTUNITY TO BROADEN PERSPECTIVE......................................................................70
HUMAN RIGHTS IN THE APEC REGION ......................................................................................................71
PACIFIC RIM NATIONS SHARE ECONOMIC BOOM.......................................................................................74
REPORT ON ETAN ACTIVITIES AT APEC .......................................................................................................75
INDONESIA’S VIEW OF APEC.......................................................................................................................76
SUHARTO DISAPPOINTED AT APEC?...........................................................................................................76
DEBATE OVER U.S. ARMS SALES CONTINUES.......................................................................................... 76
JORDAN JET DEAL OFFICIALLY DEAD .........................................................................................................76
INDONESIA IS TEST CASE FOR EXPORT POLICY .........................................................................................77
CAN FEINGOLD SURVIVE AUSTRALIAN-INDONESIAN LOBBY?.....................................................................77
INDONESIAN ARMY EYES EUROPE FOR ARMS, SOURCES SAY ....................................................................78
INDONESIA SAYS IT WON’T BUY RUSSIAN-MADE MIG-29 JET FIGHTERS....................................................78
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A DIFFERENT MESSAGE TO JAKARTA...........................................................................................................79
COMMITTEE LIMITS WEAPONS FOR INDONESIA; SENATE FLOOR ACTION PENDING..................................79
THE NEGLECTED PROHIBITION: U.S. ARMS SALES.....................................................................................80
INDONESIAN MILITARY OFFICERS STILL TRAINED IN U.S. ........................................................................81
EXCERPTS FROM USIA FOREIGN PRESS CENTER BRIEFING, DECEMBER 8, 1993...................................81
CHOMSKY ON IMET ................................................................................................................................82
CULTURAL EVENTS AND RESOURCES...................................................................................................... 82
EAST TIMOR PAINTINGS EXHIBITION.........................................................................................................82
MY FRIEND THE SOLDIER ...........................................................................................................................83
INDONESIA MAGAZINES IN OZ ...................................................................................................................83
UPCOMING U.S. SHOWINGS OF MANUFACTURING CONSENT: NOAM CHOMSKY AND THE MEDIA.................83
RESOURCES FROM THE EAST TIMOR ACTION NETWORK/US ......................................................................84
AUTHORITARIAN STATE UNIONISM IN NEW ORDER INDONESIA................................................................84
TIMOR ET TREMOR ......................................................................................................................................84
MISCELLANEOUS ARTICLES ..................................................................................................................... 85
TRAVELLING IN EAST TIMOR .......................................................................................................................85
A REFLECTION OF THE DILI MASSACRE .....................................................................................................86
INDONESIAN TYRANNY: A PRICE WORTH PAYING......................................................................................87
ANOTHER REVOLVING DOOR .................................................................................................................88

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Documents on East Timor from PeaceNet and connected computer networks 24, Aug. 1 - Sept. 30, 1993

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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Page 2 East Timor Documents, Volume 24. August 1 - September 30, 1993.
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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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 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 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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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 20, Jan. 11 - Feb. 15, 1993

UN HUMAN RIGHTS SEMINAR IN JAKARTA ................................................................................................ 5
MRAP’S LETTER TO ANTOINE BLANCA ..........................................................................................................5
UN HUMAN RIGHTS WORKSHOP...................................................................................................................5
AMNESTY TO ATTEND HUMAN RIGHTS WORKSHOP......................................................................................5
DIPLOMATIC VICTORY...................................................................................................................................6
HUMAN RIGHTS ‘MACHINERY’.......................................................................................................................6
‘ASIA’ CLOSES RANKS....................................................................................................................................6
‘IMPLEMENTING’ HUMAN RIGHTS .................................................................................................................7
AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL SPEAKS OUT IN JAKARTA ...................................................................................7
XANANA GOES TO TRIAL............................................................................................................................. 8
JOSE XANANA GUSMÃO REJECTS OFFER OF LBH TEAM OF LAWYERS...........................................................8
FEBRUARY TRIAL FOR XANANA? ....................................................................................................................9
SUMARSONO: JANUARY TRIAL ...................................................................................................................10
XANANA’S FAMILY CONTACTS THE LBH ......................................................................................................10
LAWYERS ASSESS XANANA INDICTMENT...................................................................................................10
XANANA’S TRIAL TO START FEBRUARY 5.....................................................................................................10
RAMOS-HORTA COMMENTS.........................................................................................................................11
EARLIER TRIAL DATE ...................................................................................................................................11
ANTARA: FEB. 1 FOR XANANA......................................................................................................................12
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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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