● E Timor trial 'staged’ (02.02.1993) The Independent (London) ● Time to end an atrocity (20.02.1993) The Boston Globe ● Four House select committees face extinction (03/1993) The Washington Post ● If selects eliminated, House committees won’t have to cut (04.03.1993) Roll Call ● For the Record (04.03.1993) The Washington Post ● U.N criticizes Indonesia about East Timor (14.03.1993) The New York Times ● Timor’s untelevised terror (14.03.1993) The Washington Post | 3 pp. ● House G.O.P wins bid to trim staff (17.03.1993) The New York Times ● Superimposing frills on a provocative career (17.03.1993) The New York Times ● New torture charged against Indonesia (31.03.1993) The New York Times ● U.N. envoy going to Timor to assess role of Indonesia (01.04.1993) The New York Times ● Clinton shift on East Timor sends ripples around Asia (03.04.1993) The Guardian ● Indonesia troops seize rebel leader in Timor (06.04.1993) International Herald Tribune ● Famine on Capitol Hill (11.04.1993) Boston Sunday Globe ● Injustice in East Timor (18.04.1993) The Washington Post ● Fear still reigns on Indonesian Island (21.04.1993) The New York Times | 2 pp. ● Rough Puffs (22.04.1993) Far Eastern Economic Review ● A voice, often silenced, tells of East Timor’s fear (24.04.1993) The New York Times ● Velvet fist: Jakarta opts for subtlety in its efforts to subdue Timor (29.04.1993) Far Eastern Economic Review | 2 pp. ● Death and the peacemaker (30.04.1993) The Guardian ● Indonesia’s silenced accuser (29.05.1993) The New York Times ● British jets ‘may be used on Timor rebels’ (11.06.1993) The Independent ● Hawk deal provokes human rights row (11.06.1993) The Guardian ● BAe wins 500m order from Indonesia (11.06.1993) Financial Times ● Overrunning human rights (15.06.1993) The Washington Post | 2 pp. ● Indonesia and Human Rights (09.07.1993) The Washington Post ● East Timor’s chance for peace (20.09.1993) Viewpoint ● Indonesia: Official response to Swedish MPs’ comments on East Timor: Bishop of Dili Speaks (27.09.1993) BBC Summary of World Broadcasts ● A mortgage of conscience come due (18.10.1993) Our Sunday Visitor | 2 pp. ● A different message to Jakarta (01.11.1993) The New York Times ● Indonesia Military allowed to obtain training in U.S. (08.12.1993) The New York Times ● Closed eyes on East Timor (1993) ● Muffled voices: As Suharto tumbled, East Timor experienced a frisson of free speech - tempered by the fear of return to the usual pogrom (July/August 1998) Index on Censorship | 5 pp. ● East Timorese want their conquerors out (07.03.1993) The New York Times ● A leading Asian colonialist (05.12.1992) The Washington Post ● The cemetery called East Timor (25.09.1992) The New York Times ● Realism and Evil (06.12.1991) The New York Times ● Torture worsens in Timor: bishop (13.02.1993) The Age (Melbourne) ● Dili Bishop speaks of arrest and torture of Xanana Supporters (13.02.1993) BBC Summary of World Broadcasts ● Time to end an atrocity (20.02.1993) The Boston Globe ● Rough Puffs (22.04.1993) Far Eastern Economic Review ● A voice, often silenced, tells of East Timor’s fear (24.04.1993) The New York Times ● Indonesia’s silenced accuser (29.05.1993) The New York Times ● Indonesia and Human Rights (09.07.1993) The Washington Post ● Successes marred by a failure (13.07.1993) Herald International Tribune ● United States: Timor Concern (16.07.1993) Far Eastern Economic Review ● East Timor bishop in U.S. to plead for human rights (27.07.1993) Catholic Voice ● Official response to Swedish MPs’ comments on East Timor; Bishop of Dili Speaks (27.09.1993) BBC Summary of World Broadcasts ● A different message to Jakarta (01.11.1993) The New York Times ● A figure of courage in the midst of East Timor’s agony (17.11.1993) The Age (Melbourne) ● Arena Magazine: Imagining ‘east timor’ by Benedict Anderson | 6 pp.
Contains various documents such as letters, emails, faxes and press releases that were written or published in 1995.
This item includes:
Fax to His Eminence Cardinal Jean Marie Lustiger, Archbishop of Paris from Carlos Filipe Ximenes Belo, Diocese of Dili (04.07.1995)
“Visit of Bishop Carlos Filipe Ximenes Belo to Ireland” 30th June - 4th July 1995 | 2 pp.
Fax to Sergio Regazzoni from Arnold Kohen (02.07.1995)
Handwritten letter to Mgr. Delaurta, Head of Justice and Peace Commission from Carlos Filipe Ximenes Belo (02.07.1995)
Invitation from Arnold Kohen and Korinna Horta to an informal reception for Msgr. Carlos Filipe Ximenes Belo, S.D.B., Bishop of East Timor, where he will discuss current educational efforts in East Timor on Friday, June 9, 1995
“Notes on a visit to East Timor, September 1995” (18.09.1995) | 3 pp.
“Further report on September 1995 visit” - Public Health Situation of East Timorese People | 4 pp.
1995 contacts - Bishop Belo visit with Arnold Kohen | 3 pp.
The Belo Visit: A Summary (06-07/1995)
List of meeting with Bishop Belo (06/1995) | 4 pp.
Trip Report The Belo Visit: A Summary | 8 pp.
Letter to Mr. President from Alfonse M. D’Amato, Connie Mack, Frank H. Murkowski, John H. Chafee, Craig Thomas, Patrick J. Leahy, Frank Lautenberg, Claiborne Pell and Russell D. Feingold, U.S Senators (15.02.1995) | 2 pp.
USCC International Justice & Peace: East Timor Update (02/1995) | 2 pp.
Letter to Ms. Mia Adjali, Women’s Division, United Methodist Church from Lauranne Jones Pazhoor, Assistant to the President
Letter his Eminence Cardinal Jean-Marie Lustiger, Archbishop of Paris from Arnold Kohen (1995) | 2 pp.
Fax message for Ms. Fran Carpenter, Parade from Arnold Kohen (30.08.1995)
Proposal for Funding: A Documentary on the Church in East Timor and The Life and Work of Bishop Belo (1995) | 4 pp.
Letter to a Senator from Rev. Drew Christiansen, Director, USCC Office of International Justice and Peace (30.06.1995)
Telefax to Bishop Belo from Gloria Ross-Wendelboe, Caritas Norway (22.06.1995) Subj.: Bishop Belo’s visit to Norway | 2 pp.
Letter to Det Norske Shortings Nobelkomite (Nobel Committee of the Norwegian Parliament) from Tony P. Hall, Member of Congress | 3 pp.
Fax to Trocaire (Catholic Agency, Ireland-Dublin) from Arnold Kohen (1995) | 4 pp.
Press Release: Secretary-General holds sixth round of talks on East Timor in Geneva with Foreign Ministers of Indonesia and Portugal (10.07.1995) | 2 pp.
USCC: International Justice & Peace: East Timor Update (02/1995) | 2 pp.
East Timor: A People Shattered by Lies and Silence by A. Barbedo de Magalhães, Professor of the University of Oporto, Portugal and Coordinator of the Symposia on Timor of Oporto University
At the East Timor scale, it's a veritable holocaust, with more than 40% of the whole people eliminated during the first six years of the occupation.
An annexation in the name of regional stability and defence of the Free World, in a moment of panic motivated by the Soviet expansionism
The oil and other economic interests and even religious factors also influenced the process.
Twenty years later, instead of working in order to put an end to the dramatic consequences of their errors many politicians try to keep them under the shadow of lies.
In reality, East Timor was occupied by the United States, Australia, United Kingdom, The Vatican, Japan and other powers, through Indonesia. Indonesia was not much more than executor of a policy that interested the West.
Portugal initiated a process of decolonization that supposed a consultation of the Timorese people, but Indonesia succeeded in interrupting it.
The relative abandon of Portugal and the comparison with the position of Spain towards Western Sahara.
Facing all interest and forces involved, the actors in the field - both Timorese and Portuguese - were not much more than mere figurines
It was based in lies that Indonesia created the instability and prepared the invasion.
In order to make sure that those lies would not be exposed, the Indonesian regime did not hesitate to murder all the journalist present in the territory, and the government of the western powers silenced those crimes.
In order to assure a complete silence, also the international humanitarian agencies were forbidden to enter in the territory.
With the help of the Australian Government who captured the only retransmission radio that, from the Northern Territory, communicated with the Timorese Resistance, the information black out was almost complete during thirteen long years.
With no information on the Media, governments of the occupying powers and theirs representatives could lie freely.
With the public opinion asleep, even the Media lost interest in the question: East Timor, no one even knows where that is... East Timor does not sell... East Timor is not news...
The courage and the intelligence of some newsmen prevented the Santa Cruz massacre to be another ignored and forgotten massacre.
To report what goes on in East Timor and to demand responsibilities to the governments for the murder of journalists, the sales of arms and the political coverage they give to the occupying power are some of the ways to defend not only the Timorese but also Freedom itself and the international law.
This item includes online news publications written in 1998.
The Associated Press (Jakarta): “East Timor’s spiritual leader has rejected an offer to meet with Indonesian President B.J. Habibie, citing differences over government policy in the former Portuguese Colony.” (26.12.1998) | 2 pp.
Reuters (Lisbon): “Jailed Timorese guerrilla leader Xanana Gusmao was wuoted as saying on Wednesday that East Timor was not ready for independence and needed a 10-year transition period before achieving self-determination.” (16.12.1998)
Reuters (Sydney): “Nobel peace laureate Jose Ramos Horta says former Indonesian President Suharto should be arrested for crimes against humanity, just as former Chilean President Augusto Pinochet had been arrested in London.” (15.12.1998) | 2 pp.
Reuters (Dili): “Timor bishop calls for cut in Indonesian military” by Tommy Ardiansyah (15.10.1998) | 3 pp.
The Washington Post: “NSC gave warnings about Asian Donors” (15.02.1998) | 6 pp.
Insight (Jakarta): “Indonesian military ends hunt for East Timorese rebels” (21.11.1998)
Reuters (Canberra): “The governor of East Timor at the time of the 1991 Dili massacre says there were dozens more people executed and buried in the month after the Santa Cruz cemetery killings,” (18.11.1998) | 2 pp.
Reuters (Sydney): “Human rights groupe Amnesty International called on Indonesian President B.J. Habibie on Wednesday to ‘break the cycle of violence’ now gripping Jakarta and other parts of Indonesia.” (18.11.1998) | 2 pp.
The Associated Press (London): “Brits Order Pinochet Court Presence” by Maureen Johnson (18.11.1998) | 2 pp.
The Associated Press (Lisbon): “The attorney general’s office said Tuesday that it is examining a Portuguese lawmaker’s request to seek the extradition of former President Suharto” (17.11.1998)
The Associated Press (Jakarta): “Indonesian Students Protest Again” by Christopher Torchia (19.11.1998) | 2 pp.
Reuters (Jakarta): “Lisbon’s mayor Joao Soares met Timorese rebel leader Xanana Gusmao in a Jakarta jail on Thursday and said he had pressed the Indonesian government for his unconditional release.” (19.11.1998)
The Associated Press (Jakarta): “Indonesian Lawmakers on Friday chided a Portuguese effort to extradite former President Suharto, describing the proposal as impossible and unreasonable.” (20.11.1998) | 2 pp.
Reuters: “Nobel concert prize is going to Fox Family.” (20.11.1998) | 3 pp.
The Associated Press (Lisbon): “Portugal and Indonesia are mulling a new proposal to settle their dispute over East Timor and talks between the two are at a crucial stage” (11.10.1998)
Reuters (Johannesburg): "S.Africa truth probe to highlight ANC crimes” by Alister Bull (26.11.1998) | 2 pp.
Agence France-Presse (East Timor): “East Timorese to observe Dili massacre with prayers” (10.11.1998) | 2 pp.
Agence France-Presse: “What Belo has just missed” (12.11.1998) | 3 pp.
The Associated Press (Jakarta): “Indonesia Chief stands by Army Boss” by Christopher Torchia (15.11.1998) | 2 pp.
The Associated Press (Jakarta): “Indonesia questions dissidents” by Christopher Torchia (16.11.1998) | 2 pp.
Reuters (Jakarta): “Pertamina signs oil deals for $3.4-bln investments” (16.11.1998)
Reuters (Denver): “Tutu calls for Central American debt relief” by Judith Crosson (14.11.1998) | 2 pp.
The Associated Press (Oslo): “No Hints from Nobel Peace Committee” by Doug Mellgren (15.10.1998) | 2 pp.
Reuters (Oslo): “Nobel peace committee calms N. Irish win rumours” by Alister Doyle (09.10.1998) | 2 pp.
The Associated Press (Stockholm): “Not that there’s ever a bad time to get a Nobel Prize, but this year isn’t the greatest- at least in terms of money.” (09.10.1998) | 2 pp.
Reuters (Madrid): “Nobel winner Saramago criticizes Vatican” by Isabel Garcia-Zarza (09.10.1998) | 2 pp.
Reuters (Lisbon): “Nobel prize win banishes Portugal crisis” by Richard Waddington (09.10.1998) | 2 pp.
Reuters (Mexico City): “Interview- Mexico’s Fuentes hails Saramago Nobel prize” (08.10.1998) | 2 pp.
The Associated Press (Lisbon): “After years of waiting, Portugal went into a fit of self-congratulation Thursday when writer Jose Saramago was awarded the 1998 Nobel Literature Prize.” (08.10.1998) | 2 pp.
Reuters (Lisbon): “Nobel Literature laureate Saramago found fame late” by Richard Waddington (08.10.1998) | 3 pp.
Reuters (Lisbon): “East Timor leader says Suharto’s days are numbered” by Richard Waddington (14.05.1998) | 2 pp.
Kyodo (Dili): “Roman Catholic Bishop Carlos Felipe Ximenes Bel said Sunday he intends to accept Indonesian President B.J. Habibie’s proposal of granting 'special status’ to East Timor like that given to provinces of Yogyakarta, Aceh and Jakarta” (14.06.1998) | 2 pp.
“Clinton Rights Message Undermined” by Sid Balman Jr. (16.11.1998) | 2 pp.
Reuters (Dili): “Timor students suspend anti-Indonesia demos” by Lewa Pardomuan (15.06.1998) | 3 pp.
The Associated Press (Jakarta): “Indonesia Leader Predicts Recovery” by Geoff Spencer (13.06.1998) | 3 pp.
Reuters (Dili): “On Sundays, East Timorese forget politics” by Lewa Pardomuan (14.06.1998) | 3 pp.
Reuters (Lisbon): “French President Jacques Chirac has written to new Indonesian President Jusuf Habibie to press for the release of East Timorese Political Prisoners” (09.06.1998)
Reuters (Jakarta): “South African Foreign Minister Alfred Nzo on Tuesday met with jailed East Timorese rebel leader Xanana Gusmao, who is serving a 20-year sentence in Jakarta prison” (14.04.1998) | 2 pp.
The Associated Press (Dili): “At least 11 separatist rebels were killed by Indonesian troops in recent days following a series of clashes in the disputed territory of East Timor.” (22.11.1998) | 2 pp.
Reuters (Dili): “Hundreds of East Timorese stormed the airport in the capital Dili on Sunday and occupied the runway for about an hour, forcing U.N. Special envoy Jamsheed Marker to change his travel plans.” (20.12.1998) | 2 pp.
Agence France Presse (Jakarta): “A Nobel peace laureate in East Timor has urged the Indonesian military not to conceal troop movements in and out of the troubled territory” (21.09.1998) | 2 pp.
Agence France Presse (Jakarta): “East Timor can use Indonesia’s offer of autonomy to the former Portuguese colony to create a ‘climate of tolerance’ to prepare for self-determination” (20.09.1998) | 3 pp.
The Associated Press (Dili): “About 15, 000 East Timorese staged a second consecutive day of protest today and demanded the provincial governor quit over a threat to fire government employees who support an independence referendum for the troubled territory.” (12.10.1998) | 2 pp.
Reuters (Dili): “Timor bishop calls for cut in Indonesian military” by Tommy Ardiansyah (15.10.1998) | 3 pp.
Agence France Presse (Dili): “ Roman Catholic Bishop Basilio de Nascimento of the Baucau diocese in East Timor Wednesday called for political topics to be included for the first time in UN-sponsored intra-Timorese talks.” (28.10.1998) | 2 pp.
Ten Days in East timor and the case for talks by David Scott, AO "Poland, Baltic States, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Romania, the States of the Soviet Union, Namibia, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Western Sahara, South Africa, the Middle East, now Northern Ireland, Sri Lanka and Bougainville -- East Timor... if not now, when?"