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Australian government

Includes records of formal Australian government statements on the massacre and records re NGO meetings with Australian Foreign Minister Gareth Evans. Also includes transcripts of Australian parliamentary debates and the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee (March 1992).

United Nations

Some United Nations official fragments but also includes items from CNRM, East Timor News Agency, Amnesty International.

Various documents 3

This document contains letters, press & media releases and reports written between 1975 and 2000 by AFFET.

It contains:

  • Letter to Dr. Jose Luis Gomez, Ambassador of Portugal from Gina Roncoli, Lois Randall & Francisco Vidinha (31.10.1991) | 7 pp.
  • News Briefs - Gabinete de Informaçāo da Fretilin: Indonesians form in East Timor Intimidations’ Groups (09/1991) | 3 pp.
  • Email from Rob Wesley-Smith that includes a Media Release entitled: “Anzac Day - wear black for East Timor” written by Susan Connelly (04/1999) | 2 pp.
  • A flyer entitled: “Why target Paul Keating? East Timor Week” which describes Paul Keating’s role in the Australian ALP governments and was Prime Minister for more than 2 years. 'He has been party to their immoral decisions to breach the UN Charter and Human Rights Declarations', it includes Australia’s history over East Timor - highlights (15th - 21st August 1994)
  • A flyer for “East Timor Week” with the program for the whole week (Monday 15th - Sunday 21st August 1994)
  • East Timor Coalition - Darwin - Media Release: “Torture details of boats people asylum seekers show the realities for East Timorese in Operassi SAPU RATA (‘eliminate’), the current Indonesian military offensive.” (27/10/1995) | 2 pp.
  • East Timor Coalition - Darwin - Media Release: “Summaries of tortures of 3 recently arrived East Timorese asylum seekers” (27/10/1995) | 4 pp.
  • East Timor - Media Release: “Urgent Update on East Timor State of Siege” (13/10/1995) | 2 pp.
  • East Timor - Media Release: “Statement on Religious Conflicts in East Timor” written by Jose Ramos-Horta (10/1995) | 3 pp.
  • “East Timor - my country of birth ad heart” by Cesarina Rocha (06/1996) Human Rights Solidarity AHRC Newsletter | 3 pp.
  • Open letter from Alarico Jorge Fernandes, Minister for Information and national Security of the Democratic Republic of East Timor to Indonesian Soldiers & Indonesian People. Broadcast on Radio Maubere on 04/03/1977.
  • Australians for a Free East Timor - Press Release: “Evidence Accumulates Against Indonesian Brutality East Timor” written by Rob Wesley-Smith (05/02/1994) | 3 pp.
  • Flyer entitled: “Welcome to East Timorese victims of Indonesian bloody aggression” with numbers and the history of the invasion in East Timor (09/1979)
  • “The Body Count” (02/1995) The Independent Monthly | 2 pp.
  • Letter to the East Timor Supporters written by Allan Nairn from New York (12/1994) | 2 pp.
  • United Nations Secretary General Report: “Questions of East Timor - Progress report of the Secretary-General” (16/09/1994) | 2 pp.
  • Letter to Darwin TV mainly from Rob Wesley-Smith (13/04/1994) Re: Ads, Amnesty, Artists for East Timor
  • “Will Indonesia Listen?” New York Times editorial, 19 September 1994, published on the International Herald Tribune on 20 September 1994
  • “Revealed: Timor cover-up” The Sydney Morning Herald (24.08.1994)
  • “Encontros in Southeast Asia” by Tony Haynes, Cultura, (Spring 1993) | 2 pp.
  • Flyer entitled: “Selamat Datang di Arfura Games” an Indonesian flyer that writes about the horrors of what had happened in East Timor (05/1993) | Indonesian
  • The National Council of Maubere Resistance Media Statement: “East Timor Indonesian sea patrol stepping up” (31/07/1995)
  • “Death Numbers - Troop Numbers in East Timor” written by Rob Wesley-Smith, Australians for a Free East Timor, Darwin (26.01.1997) | 2 pp.
  • “Arndits spin on Balibo Deaths” written by Rob Wesley-Smith (20.01.1997) | 3 pp.
  • “One story of torture in East Timor” written by Antonio Pinot Govela, one of the Timorese People (26/10/1995) | 2 pp.
  • “Testimony before the United Nations Special Committee on Decolonization” presented by Ms. Eleanor Hoffman, Australians for a Free East Timor - New York (23.07.1996) | 5 pp.
  • Letter to Sr. Presidente da Comissāo dos Direitos do Homem (Mr. Chairman of the Commission on Human Rights) from Chefe das Falintil (Head of Falintil) written on March 13th, 1997 | 3 pages in Portuguese
  • “A Falintil commander reports - a brief overview of the military situation” written by Commander Dai Tula, East Timor: To Resist is to Win, (12/1993)
  • “How Reebok exploits its Indonesian workforce” written in the TAPOL Bulletin, (04/1994)
  • “Fretilin Peace-Plan” This is the plan that Fretilin presented to the Indonesian Government its Pland for Peace whose application would guarantee respect for the rights of the Maubere People and their freely expressed will and a possibility for other countries interested in the East Timor problem to follow the process. (written in 1983, published in 1984)
  • Email from Martin Broek called “Finland asks for protest letters: Arms Trade to Indonesia”, it contains: Protest letters to the Finnish Government on arms trade (08/03/1996)
  • “Bishop Belo’s visit to Darwin, Cassette launch” by Rob Wesley-Smith (3-7/ 12/1993) | 4 pp.
  • “East Timor invasion anniversary feature” A detailed feature about the history of East Timor up until 1982 | 11 pp.
  • “Xanana” written by Louise Crowe. She looks at the life of the man now facing criminal charges of rebellion and the possession of illegal weapons. His trial attracted international attention. (Fall 1993)
  • Statement by Bill Hayden, MP - Leader of the Opposition (20/01/1978)
  • “Rejection of Fretilin Leader’s visa” written by Bill Hayden, MP (09/01/1978)
  • Remembering the Santa Cruz Massacre (12/11/1991) : “Message for heroic East Timorese People" by Mairead Maguire, Nobel Peace Laureate (09/11/1995)
  • Letter to Wes from Shirley Shackleton (no date)

Australians for a Free East Timor

The East Timor Issue and the Symposia of Oporto University

Contents:

  • East Timor: Interrupted Decolonization of a People with its Own Identity
  • East Timor in the United Nations and the Portuguese Position Until 1986
  • 1986, A Turning Point
  • The First Symposium on Timor of Oporto University - September 1989 - and the Consolidation of Nationalist Convergence
  • II Symposium on Timor of Oporto University - April-May 1990: - Strengthening Hope, In Spite of Difficulties
  • III Symposium on Timor of OU - May 1991 - Or the Appeal to the Vatican for a More Coherent Commitment to the Defense of the Human and National Rights of the Timorese
  • IV Symposium on Timor of OU - April 92 - and the Santa Cruz Massacre
  • V Symposium on Timor of OU - July 1993 - From the Arrest of De Maximum Leader of the Maubere Resistance, Xanana Gusmào, to Cooperation with Indonesia Democrats
  • The Asia/Pacific Conference on East Timor (APCET), which took place in Manila - from 31 May to 4 June 1994
  • The Iserlohn Conference - 30 September to 2 October 1994 - and the Development of German Solidarity with East Timor
  • VI Symposium on Timor of OU - 4 October 1994 to 26 March 1995 - Portuguese Universities take on a Growing Commitment and Propose a Grater Degree of Internationalization

Oporto University (University of Porto)

Agir Pour Timor 1993-12

Title: Agir pour Timor

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

Agir pour Timor (France)

Estafeta 2002-Winter

East Timor Elects Assembly

Ashes to Ashes: Reflections on Terror

ETAN to Kissinger

ETAN Marks Anniversaries

September 11 Aftermath Brings Shifts in Washington

Lobby Days 2001 Yields Info, Action

Phillips Petroleum & Canberra Play an Old Game

ETAN Tour Spotlights Refugee Crisis

President Megawati: Bad News for Timor

Court Issues $66 Million Judgment Against Indonesian General

A Letter from Dili

About East Timor and the East Timor Action Network

East Timor Action Network

Documents on East Timor from PeaceNet and connected computer networks 3, Nov. 20-25, 1991

EXTRACTS FROM THE DIARY OF KAMAL BAMADHAJ..................................................................................................................... 3
Dili, East Timor, 29 October 1991................................................................................................................................................................ 3
Maubisse, 2 November 1991 ........................................................................................................................................................................ 3
Dili, 3 November 1991.................................................................................................................................................................................. 4
AUSTRALIAN RELIGIOUS LEADERS SPEAK OUT FOR EAST TIMOR ................................................................................................ 5
SENATOR PELL CONDEMNS MASSACRE.................................................................................................................................................................. 5
"WE CAN'T DENY THE FOREIGN PRESS REPORTS," SAYS GOV. CARRASCALAO (SURYA)......................................................................................... 5
SUHARTO SETS UP INVESTIGATION TEAM (JAWA POS)........................................................................................................................................... 5
NEW MASSACRE BY INDONESIAN TROOPS(IPS) ................................................................................................................................... 6
BRITISH MPS CALL FOR ARMS EMBARGO .............................................................................................................................................................. 6
MOTION 187: ARMS EMBARGO TO INDONESIA............................................................................................................................. 6
JOINT EC STATEMENT AT UN GENERAL ASSEMBLY............................................................................................................................................. 7
EAST TIMOR STUDENTS' PLEA TO UN IN JAKARTA ............................................................................................................................................... 7
DECLARATION OF THE NATIONAL MOVEMENT OF THE EAST TIMORESE STUDENTS IN INDONESIA ......................... 7
BRITISH WITNESS, COX, DESCRIBES MASSACRE..................................................................................................................................................... 7
DEAD IN EAST TIMOR (WASH. POST EDITORIAL) ........................................................................................................................................ 8
PORTUGAL'S DAY OF MOURNING MARKS KILLINGS IN EAST TIMOR (WP)................................................................................. 9
ASIA WATCH LETTER TO ALATAS.......................................................................................................................................................................... 9
PORTUGUESE GOVERNMENT: JAKARTA'S INQUIRY COMMISSION 'A SAD FARCE' ..................................................................................................... 9
JAPANESE DIET MEMBERS STATEMENT................................................................................................................................................................ 9
STATEMENT ON MASSACRE IN EAST TIMOR ................................................................................................................................. 9
WIRE SERVICE DIGEST, NOV. 20........................................................................................................................................................................... 9
JAPAN (Call for government action)............................................................................................................................................................ 9
NETHERLANDS (Kooijmans mission)..................................................................................................................................................... 10
NETHERLANDS (Stop aid to Indon?)...................................................................................................................................................... 10
PORTUGAL (PM urges action)................................................................................................................................................................. 10
PORTUGAL (Publico criticizes Vatican)................................................................................................................................................... 10
PORTUGAL (UDT lists victims).............................................................................................................................................................. 10
PORTUGAL (Fretilin gains) ...................................................................................................................................................................... 10
PORTUGAL, SWEDEN (Gov'ts criticize Indonesia)................................................................................................................................ 10
NEW ZEALAND (Govt waffles)............................................................................................................................................................... 10
AUSTRALIA (Hawke visit off?) ............................................................................................................................................................... 10
AUSTRALIA (review ties with Indon.)..................................................................................................................................................... 11
AUSTRALIA (Jakarta diplomat comments)............................................................................................................................................. 11
UN (Fretilin urges action)........................................................................................................................................................................... 11
U.S. (Senate Committee wants investigation)............................................................................................................................................. 11
U.S. (State Department briefing excerpt).................................................................................................................................................... 11
EAST TIMOR (Belo body count).............................................................................................................................................................. 11
EAST TIMOR (Warouw, Red Cross)........................................................................................................................................................ 11
TIMORESE ARRESTED IN JAKARTA (TAPOL)...................................................................................................................................................... 12
HUMAN RIGHTS GROUP STOPPED FROM GOING TO DILI (TAPOL)....................................................................................................................... 12
U.S. SENATE DRAFT TIMOR RESOLUTION............................................................................................................................................................ 12
H.Con.Res.340............................................................................................................................................................................................ 12
THE BLOOD OF EAST TIMOR CAN'T DRAW MUCH U.S. INK (NY DAILY NEWS) ............................................................................ 13
EAST TIMOR RAISED IN U.K. HOUSE OF COMMONS......................................................................................................................... 13

  1. EAST TIMOR...................................................................................................................................................................................... 13
  2. INDONESIA......................................................................................................................................................................................... 14
    LETTER: INDONESIAN LEGAL AID TO ABRI COMMANDER................................................................................................................................. 14
    ORIGINAL (in Indonesian)........................................................................................................................................................................ 14
    2
    CONCERN IS NOT ENOUGH (GUARDIAN).................................................................................................................................................. 15
    TIMOR NEWS AVAILABLE ON DISKETTE............................................................................................................................................................. 15
    TEARS FOR EAST TIMOR (NY TIMES EDITORIAL) ............................................................................................................................................... 15
    A NARROW ESCAPE FROM EAST TIMOR (ALLAN NAIRN)..................................................................................................................................... 15
    Two U.S. journalists survive massacre by Indonesian soldiers. ................................................................................................................. 15
    U.S.-BASED SOLIDARITY FOREAST TIMOR.......................................................................................................................................................... 16
    RRK@HOQAA.ATT.COM ................................................................................................................................................................................ 16
    From Charlie Scheiner................................................................................................................................................................................. 16
    WIRE SERVICE DIGEST, NOV. 21......................................................................................................................................................................... 16
    JAPAN (Embassy report inconclusive)...................................................................................................................................................... 16
    JAPAN (Embassy mission duped?) ........................................................................................................................................................... 16
    AUSTRALIA (Hawke criticizes Sutrisno)................................................................................................................................................. 16
    NETHERLANDS (Aid postponed) ........................................................................................................................................................... 17
    FRANCE (Euro. Parliament reolution)....................................................................................................................................................... 17
    PORTUGAL (New Indon. offensive in Dili) ............................................................................................................................................. 17
    U.S. (Congressional meeting planned)......................................................................................................................................................... 17
    INDONESIA (Foreign press criticized)...................................................................................................................................................... 17
    INDONESIA (Pro-govt, anti-Australia demo)........................................................................................................................................... 17
    INDONESIA (Anti-Australia Demo)......................................................................................................................................................... 17
    INDONESIA (Human Rights leader questioned)....................................................................................................................................... 17
    INDONESIA (Diplomats question military).............................................................................................................................................. 17
    INDONESIA (LRD wants inquests).......................................................................................................................................................... 17
    EAST TIMOR (Red Cross restricted)........................................................................................................................................................ 18
    EAST TIMOR (Warounw: back to normal)............................................................................................................................................... 18
    EAST TIMOR (Army to interrogate wounded)......................................................................................................................................... 18
    EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT ADOPTS RESOLUTION WITH HUGE MAJORITY ............................................................................................................... 18
    JOINT MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION ON THE MASSACRE IN EAST TIMOR.......................................................................... 18
    The European Parliament:........................................................................................................................................................................... 18
    JAKARTA SHOULD COME CLEAN (BANGKOK POST EDITORIAL)............................................................................................................. 18
    INDONESIAN HUMAN RIGHTS NGOS THREATENED (TAPOL) ............................................................................................................................. 19
    HUMAN RIGHTS ACTIVISTS UNDER DAILY INTERROGATION LEADING HUMAN RIGHTS NGOs UNDER THREAT. 19
    BANDUNG UNIVERSITY STUDENTS PROTEST (TAPOL)........................................................................................................................................ 19
    XANANA FAMILY HOME RAIDED IN DILI (TAPOL)............................................................................................................................................. 19
    HOME OF XANANA GUSMAO'S FAMILY IN DILI RAIDED .......................................................................................................... 19
    NDP DEMANDS ACTION FROM OTTAWA ON RIGHTS (TORONTO STAR)......................................................................................... 19
    CABINET DISCUSSES STRONGER STANCE ON TIMOR (CANBERRA TIMES) ............................................................................................................. 19
    CBS TV NEWS IN U.S. BROADCASTS VIDEO OF MASSACRE............................................................................................................................... 20
    Comment from Charles Scheiner................................................................................................................................................................. 20
    VOLKSKRANT EDITORIAL ON EAST TIMOR.......................................................................................................................................................... 20
    HAWKE BLASTS JAKARTA OVER SICK REMARKS (AUSTRALIAN)...................................................................................................... 21
    AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL URGENT ACTION...................................................................................................................................................... 21
    ISLAND OF OPPRESSION (LONDON TIMES EDITORIAL)............................................................................................................................... 22
    LETTER TO THE GUARDIAN (C. BUDIARDJO) ....................................................................................................................................................... 22
    INDONESIA SCORING BIG WITH U.S. $$$ (NEWSDAY) ........................................................................................................................................ 22
    THE ARMY'S ONLY CASUALTY: WHO IS HE? (TAPOL)........................................................................................................................................ 23
    A hardened Timor veteran........................................................................................................................................................................... 23
    A special mission ........................................................................................................................................................................................ 23
    AUSTRALIAN WORKERS, CARTOONISTS, CHALLENGE INDONESIA........................................................................................................................ 23
    TIMOR: HARDLY A MISTAKE (PEACE NEWS) ....................................................................................................................................................... 24
    PETER JONES adds from Canberra:.......................................................................................................................................................... 24
    UNION BANS INDONESIAN SHIPS (A.W.U.)............................................................................................................................................ 24
    LEGAL AID FOUNDATION EXPOSES INDONESIAN GOV'T LIE ............................................................................................................................... 25
    INDONESIAN LEGAL AID FOUNDATION Visit to the Metropolitan Jakarta Police Station in Conjunction with the Detention of East
    Timorese Students............................................................................................................................................................................. 25
    AUSTRALIAN BISHOPS ASK U.N. ACTION.......................................................................................................................................................... 25
    BISHOPS CALL FOR URGENT U.N. ACTION ON HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES IN EAST TIMOR.............................................. 25
    OUR BRUTAL FRIENDS (OTTAWA CITIZEN)................................................................................................................................................ 25
    Canada lavishes aid on the government that's killed one-third of East Timor............................................................................................. 25
    INTERVIEW WITH JOHN MACDOUGALL .............................................................................................................................................................. 26
    WIRE SERVICE DIGEST, NOV. 22......................................................................................................................................................................... 27
    AUSTRALIA (Intelligence should have known)........................................................................................................................................ 27
    AUSTRALIA (A.W.U. strikes Indon. ships)............................................................................................................................................. 27
    AUSTRALIA (ACFOA reports) ............................................................................................................................................................... 27
    3
    UNITED KINGDOM (Press Inst. protests)............................................................................................................................................. 27
    PORTUGAL (Bishop urges Vatican)........................................................................................................................................................ 28
    U.S. (State Department briefing excerpt).................................................................................................................................................... 28
    INDONESIA (Legal Aid refused access).................................................................................................................................................... 28
    INDONESIA (Sutrisno & Red Cross)........................................................................................................................................................ 28
    INDONESIA (Investigation promised) ...................................................................................................................................................... 28
    INDONESIA (Press access) ....................................................................................................................................................................... 28
    INDONESIA (No injured journalists) ........................................................................................................................................................ 28
    INDONESIA (Dissidents criticize massacre)............................................................................................................................................. 28
    INDONESIA (Govt commission meets) .................................................................................................................................................... 28
    INDONESIA (Portugal blamed)................................................................................................................................................................. 29
    EAST TIMOR (Belo cancels mass)............................................................................................................................................................ 29
    KOOIJMANS INTERVIEW (TEMPO) ....................................................................................................................................................................... 29
    IT WASN'T TO TAUNT AND CURSE................................................................................................................................................... 29
    INDONESIAN COMMISSION BLAMES PORTUGAL FOR MASSACRE ......................................................................................................................... 30
    UNYOKING THE TIMORESE (BOSTON GLOBE EDITORIAL)......................................................................................................................... 30
    WIRE SERVICE DIGEST NOV. 23-24..................................................................................................................................................................... 31
    PORTUGAL (Timor repression continues).............................................................................................................................................. 31
    PORTUGAL (Denies Indon. accusations) ................................................................................................................................................. 31
    PORTUGAL (Demonstration in Lisbon)................................................................................................................................................... 31
    PORTUGAL (Carrascalao on massacre).................................................................................................................................................... 31
    PORTUGAL (Pope criticized)................................................................................................................................................................... 31
    VATICAN (asks Indonesia for truth)......................................................................................................................................................... 31
    VENEZUELA (Question Suharto during visit).......................................................................................................................................... 31
    INDONESIA (blaming Portugal)................................................................................................................................................................ 31
    INDONESIA (Government investigation).................................................................................................................................................. 32
    INDONESIA (not afraid of int'l pressure).................................................................................................................................................. 32
    EAST TIMOR (Church service in Dili)...................................................................................................................................................... 32
    EAST TIMOR (Belo avoids politics)......................................................................................................................................................... 32
    EASTERN ATROCITIES (LONDON OBSERVER EDITORIAL)........................................................................................................................... 32
    MORE KILLINGS (TAPOL)................................................................................................................................................................................. 32
    TIMORESE STUDENTS ARRESTED IN BALI AND JAVA (TAPOL)............................................................................................................................ 32
    NEWS FROM NOWHERE: THE UNHEARD OF MASSACRE IN EAST TIMOR (RYTER) ............................................................................................... 33
    MORE MASSACRES CONFIRMED......................................................................................................................................................................... 36
    AUSTRALIA (A.I. releases names, further killings).................................................................................................................................. 36
    AUSTRALIA (Reports of mass graves, more killings).............................................................................................................................. 36
    INDONESIA (denies massacre reports)..................................................................................................................................................... 36
    BISHOP BELO ON THE MASSACRE (TEMPO)......................................................................................................................................................... 36

East Timor Action Network

Documents on East Timor from PeaceNet and connected computer networks 4, Nov. 25-28, 1991

JAKARTA TAINTED BY EAST TIMOR KILLINGS (AWSJ)...................................................................................................................... 3
GROWING TENSIONS..................................................................................................................................................................................... 3
"CAN'T BE A WHITEWASH".......................................................................................................................................................................... 3
NEGATIVE REPORT ........................................................................................................................................................................................ 3
'PERSUASIVE ATTITUDE' .............................................................................................................................................................................. 3
COMORO RIVER KILLING GROUND (GOMULARZ)............................................................................................................................... 4
PARC RESOLUTION ON EAST TIMOR ...................................................................................................................................................... 4
PRESS STATEMENT BY THE YOGYAKARTA STUDENTS ASSOCIATION (IKATAN MAHASISWA YOGYAKARTA).............. 4
MASSACRE TESTS AUSTRALIA'S RELATIONS WITH JAKARTA (IPS)................................................................................................ 5
COLONIZATION, DECOLONIZATION, AND 'INTEGRATION': LANGUAGE POLICY IN EAST TIMOR (N. LUTZ)................... 6
REFERENCES .................................................................................................................................................................................................... 8
PORTUGUESE BISHOPS LAMENT POPE'S SILENCE ON MASSACRE (IPS) ......................................................................................... 8
DUTCH FREEZE AID TO INDONESIA OVER MASSACRE (IPS) ............................................................................................................. 8
CALL FOR DELEGATION TO DILI FROM ALICE SPRINGS.................................................................................................................... 8
OCCUPATION AND MASSACRE IN EAST TIMOR (PORTUGUESE SCIENTISTS APPEAL) ............................................................. 9
OCCUPATION AND MASSACRE IN EAST TIMOR................................................................................................................................... 9
TO SECRETARY BAKER FROM THE LAWYERS COMMITTEE FOR HUMAN RIGHTS.................................................. 9
DEATH IN PARADISE (EDITORIAL, VANCOUVER SUN)...................................................................................................................... 10
BRITISH BISHOPS: GIVE THE TIMORESE FREE CHOICE! .................................................................................................................... 10
EAST TIMOR AND SELECTIVE MORALITY ON A WORLD STAGE (UK CATHOLIC HERALD)................................................... 10
HARD TO BE A CHRISTIAN IN EAST TIMOR (CATHOLIC HERALD) ............................................................................................... 10
BETWEEN MOTAEL AND SANTA CRUZ (TEMPO)............................................................................................................................... 11
STATEMENT OF ATTITUDE BY UNIVERSITY STUDENT SENATES THROUGHOUT JAVA ........................................................ 11
STUDENTS CALL FOR INDONESIA'S COMMISSION OF INQUIRY TO BE DISSOLVED AND FOR AN ACT OF SELFDETERMINATION IN EAST TIMOR................................................................................................................................................ 11
GOVERNOR PUTS THE BLAME ON MILITARY (STRAITS TIMES) .................................................................................................... 12
THE CLOUDS DARKEN OVER EAST TIMOR (AGE EDITORIAL)........................................................................................................ 13
UNITED STAND NEEDED ON TIMOR HORROR (AUSTRALIAN EDITORIAL)............................................................................... 13
INQUIRY SET TO ANGER INDONS............................................................................................................................................................ 13
THE EXECUTIONERS' CHARTER (GUARDIAN) ..................................................................................................................................... 14
WIRE SERVICE DIGEST NOV. 25................................................................................................................................................................. 14
PORTUGAL (SWEDEN CRITICIZES JAKARTA) ...................................................................................................................................... 14
PORTUGAL (DOCKERS BOYCOTT INDONESIAN CARGO)................................................................................................................. 14
VENEZUELA (SUHARTO-PEREZ MEETING)........................................................................................................................................... 15
AUSTRALIA (A.I. URGES INVESTIGATION)............................................................................................................................................ 15
AUSTRALIA (UNIONS BOYCOTT INDONESIA)...................................................................................................................................... 15
U.S. (CONGRESSIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS CAUCUS HEARING).......................................................................................................... 15
INDONESIA (WILL CHECK A.I. VICTIM LIST)......................................................................................................................................... 15
INDONESIA (BALI ARREST VIOLATES ASSURANCES)......................................................................................................................... 15
EAST TIMOR (WAROUW ORDERS KILLINGS)........................................................................................................................................ 15
EAST TIMOR (BELO WILL TESTIFY)......................................................................................................................................................... 15
DEATH IN EAST TIMOR (HELEN TODD)................................................................................................................................................ 15
KILLING RAGES ON IN EAST TIMOR, WITNESSES SAY (MONTREAL GAZETTE) ........................................................................ 17
VIGIL FORCES INDONESIANS TO SHUT DOWN DARWIN CONSULATE (AGE).............................................................................. 18
East Timor Articles, Volume 4. Page 2 November 25-28, 1991
A.I. SAYS MASSACRES CONTINUE (RADIO AUSTRALIA)................................................................................................................... 18
FRETILIN ALLEGES SEVEN MORE KILLINGS IN DILI (AGE)............................................................................................................... 18
NYC DEMO RE EAST TIMOR?.................................................................................................................................................................... 19
QUESTIONS FROM A TIMOR ACTIVIST RELATING TO THE PROPOSED DEM ONSTRATION:................................................. 19
CHARLIE SCHEINER RESPONDS TO THE QUESTIONS......................................................................................................................... 19
HAWKE TO BE TOUGHER ON INDONESIA (AUSTRALIAN)............................................................................................................... 20
EVANS MAY MAKE A PROTEST TRIP TO JAKARTA (AGE)............................................................................................................... 20
GARETH EVANS: 75 DEAD (ABC RADIO)................................................................................................................................................ 20
49 TIMORESE RELEASED IN JAKARTA (TAPOL) .................................................................................................................................. 21
LEGAL AID FOUNDATION JAIL VISIT (LBH) ........................................................................................................................................ 21
WIRE SERVICE DIGEST NOV. 26................................................................................................................................................................. 21
USSR (GOV'T STATEMENT)....................................................................................................................................................................... 21
VENEZUELA (ALATAS DENIES MASSACRE).......................................................................................................................................... 21
AUSTRALIA (INDON. THREATENS TO WITHDRAW AMBASSADOR) ............................................................................................. 21
AUSTRALIA (EVANS BODY COUNTS)...................................................................................................................................................... 21
AUSTRALIA (TIMOR GAP TREATY) ........................................................................................................................................................ 21
AUSTRALIA (LABOUR MP'S WANT ACTION)........................................................................................................................................ 22
U.S. (STATE DEPARTMENT BRIEFING EXCERPT:)............................................................................................................................... 22
INDONESIA (REGRETS AID CUTS)............................................................................................................................................................ 22
INDONESIA (MURDANI WILL BROADCAST MASSACRE VIDEOS)................................................................................................... 22
U.N. ECOSOC DISCUSSION.......................................................................................................................................................................... 22
STEP UP PRESSURE ON INDONESIA (MONTREAL GAZETTE EDITORIAL).................................................................................... 23
AUSTRALIAN LABOUR MP LOBBYING .................................................................................................................................................. 23
AUSTRALIAN LABOUR PARTY CAUCUS POLICY STATEMENT....................................................................................................... 23
SOCIALIST INTERNATIONAL RESOLUTION.......................................................................................................................................... 23
INTERVIEW WITH JOSE RAMOS HORTA (PORTUGUESE RADIO).................................................................................................... 24
PORTUGUESE PREMIER WANTS E.C. ACTION AGAINST INDONESIA (IPS)................................................................................... 24
INFILTRATORS PROVOKED TIMOR MASSACRE, SAYS ALATAS (IPS)............................................................................................ 24
THE MASSACRE INQUIRY COMMITTEE (DAVID BOURC)................................................................................................................. 25
HARISOEGIMAN ........................................................................................................................................................................................... 25
ANTON SUYATA........................................................................................................................................................................................... 25
CLEMENTINO DOS REIS AMARAL........................................................................................................................................................... 25
HADIA WAYARABI ALHADAR.................................................................................................................................................................. 25
BEN MANG RENG SAY................................................................................................................................................................................ 25
SUMITRO ........................................................................................................................................................................................................ 25
ASIA WATCH DEMANDS RELEASE OF TIMORESE PROTESTORS.................................................................................................... 25
JAKARTA-CANBERRA LINKS STRAINED (AGE)................................................................................................................................... 26
CONFUSION OVER THREAT TO WITHDRAW ALL DIPLOMATS IF HARASSMENT CONTINUES ............................................. 26
TIMOR VOTE PUTS EVANS ON THE LINE (AGE EDITORIAL)............................................................................................................ 26
"NO PROVOCATION" BEFORE DILI CEMETERY MASSACRE (AUST. CATHOLIC LEADER)....................................................... 27
MANY ARRESTED IN DILI BEFORE INQUIRY COMMISSION ARRIVES (TAPOL).......................................................................... 27
PEREZ DE CUELLAR SAYS UN WILL INVESTIGATE EAST TIMOR ALLEGATIONS (AP).............................................................. 28
WIRE SERVICE DIGEST NOV. 27................................................................................................................................................................. 28
TRY SUTRISNO: "PEACEFUL DEMONSTRATION IS BULLSHIT"....................................................................................................... 28
NO MASSACRE, SAYS ALATAS.................................................................................................................................................................. 28
U.S. STATE DEPARTMENT BRIEFING EXCERPT................................................................................................................................... 28
AUSTRALIA MAY REVIEW TIES................................................................................................................................................................ 29
PORTUGAL PUSHES SANCTIONS.............................................................................................................................................................. 29
MOCK 'RE-EVALUATION' ........................................................................................................................................................................... 29

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

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

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

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

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

  1. GENERAL VIEW OF THE SITUATION............................................................................................................................................ 32
  2. STRATEGY............................................................................................................................................................................................ 32
  3. BRIEF DESCRIPTION.......................................................................................................................................................................... 32
  4. PURPOSE............................................................................................................................................................................................... 32
  5. DATE: 27TH FEBRUARY 1992........................................................................................................................................................... 32
    ANNEX 1 ................................................................................................................................................................................................... 32
    INDONESIA READIES FORCE FOR PORTUGUESE ARRIVAL........................................................................................................ 33
    ‘ARMADA’ TO STOP PEACE SHIP?..................................................................................................................................................... 33
    PEACE MISSION COULD FAIL FOR LACK OF FUNDS (IPS) .......................................................................................................... 33
    WAR SHIPS TO HEAD OFF PEACE ENVOY........................................................................................................................................ 33
    MORE SHIP ACTIONS IN SOUTH PACIFIC........................................................................................................................................ 34
    OZ GOV’T WARY OF PEACE SHIP....................................................................................................................................................... 34
    ROW THE BOAT ASHORE? ................................................................................................................................................................... 34
    DELEGATION FROM BROWN UNIVERSITY ON BOARD THE “LUSITANIA EXPRESSO”....................................................... 34
    INDONESIAN NAVY ON LOOKOUT (AFP)........................................................................................................................................ 34
    SCORES ARRESTED IN TIMOR (JAKARTA POST)........................................................................................................................... 35
    PRESS RELEASE ON U.S. PARTICIPATION IN PEACE SHIP ........................................................................................................... 35
    SECURITY OFFICIALS PREPARED TO FACE PORTUGUESE SHIP (JAKARTA POST).............................................................. 35
    INDONESIA BANS PEACE SHIP (DPA)................................................................................................................................................ 35
    TIMOR SEA MILITARY EXERCISES.................................................................................................................................................... 36
    ONTARIO STUDENT JOINS PEACE SHIP........................................................................................................................................... 36
    CANADIAN GOVERNMENT WARNS AGAINST PEACE SHIP ....................................................................................................... 36
    PEACE SHIP DEFIES INDONESIA!........................................................................................................................................................ 36
    SINK PEACE SHIP, SAY JAKARTA MP’S (AGE)................................................................................................................................ 36
    INDONESIAN MILITARY THREATENS TO PREVENT LANDING (REUTER) ............................................................................ 37
    AUSTRALIAN UNIONS: PROTECT PEACE BOAT! (REUTER) ...................................................................................................... 37
    EANES TO JOIN PEACE SHIP................................................................................................................................................................ 37
    PEACE SHIP DEAD IN WATER (UPI)................................................................................................................................................... 37
    EAST TIMOR PEACE VOYAGE CALLED OFF (JAPAN TIMES)....................................................................................................... 37
    PEACE-BOAT MISSION NOT CALLED OFF (TAPOL)...................................................................................................................... 38
    PEACE SHIP BACK ON COURSE (REUTER, UPI) .............................................................................................................................. 38
    FRETILIN WARNS INDONESIA ON SHIP (REUTER) ....................................................................................................................... 38
    PEACE SHIP PINUP (REUTER)............................................................................................................................................................. 38
    TRIALS OF CIVILIANS.................................................................................................................................................................................39
    RUSHED ‘JUSTICE’........................................................................................................................................................................................ 39
    TIMORESE FACE DEATH (REUTER)......................................................................................................................................................... 39
    IMPENDING TRIALS OF TIMORESE (ACFOA) ....................................................................................................................................... 39
    SITUATION OF EAST TIMORESE DETAINEES IN JAKARTA AND DILI..................................................................................... 39
    East Timor Documents, Volume 10. February 8-29, 1992. Page 3.
    ACTION..................................................................................................................................................................................................... 39
    AUSSIE FM: RELEASE TIMORESE! ............................................................................................................................................................ 40
    LAWYERS BARRED FROM QUESTIONING OF EAST TIMORESE DETAINEES (UPI) ..................................................................... 40
    LAWYER CALLS FOR DILI DETAINEES TO BE RELEASED (J.POST).................................................................................................. 40
    TIMORESE ‘SPY’ TRIALS............................................................................................................................................................................. 40
    TRIALS OF 13 NEAR (DPA).......................................................................................................................................................................... 40
    STOP THE SUBVERSION TRIALS, RELEASE ALL EAST TIMORESE POLITICAL PRISONERS! (TAPOL)..................................... 40
    PLEASE TAKE THE FOLLOWING ACTION:....................................................................................................................................... 41
    EAST TIMOR TRIALS TO START............................................................................................................................................................... 41
    TIMORESE PRISONER RELEASES (AFP)................................................................................................................................................... 41
    BANDUNG STUDENTS RELEASED (AFP) ................................................................................................................................................ 41
    BIG DILI TRIALS SOON (REUTER)............................................................................................................................................................. 41
    TRIALS OF MILITARY OFFICERS.............................................................................................................................................................42
    SOEHARTO PROMISES PUNISHMENT (AFP).......................................................................................................................................... 42
    E.C. URGES MILITARY TRIALS (REUTER)............................................................................................................................................... 42
    MILITARY COUNCIL DECISIONS (REUTER)........................................................................................................................................... 42
    MILITARY COUNCIL REPORT (FULL TEXT).......................................................................................................................................... 42
    ARMY PUNISHES OFFICERS (REUTER).................................................................................................................................................... 43
    PUNISHMENT STINGS ARMY (REUTER)................................................................................................................................................. 44
    US APPLAUDS PUNISHMENT .................................................................................................................................................................... 44
    PUNISHMENTS SATISFY DUTCH, UK...................................................................................................................................................... 44
    JAPAN PRAISES INDONESIAN MEASURES (JAPAN TIMES) ............................................................................................................... 44
    JAPAN LAUDS PUNISHMENT (REUTER) ......................................................................................................................................... 44
    U.N. HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION MEETS IN GENEVA.................................................................................................................45
    PORTUGAL ESPOUSES EAST TIMOR’S CAUSE (GUARDIAN) ............................................................................................................ 45
    CLASH AT U.N. HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION (AFP)....................................................................................................................... 45
    BLAMING THE VICTIMS: JURISTS CRITICISE INDONESIA’S RESPONSE......................................................................................... 45
    ICJ LAMBASTES INDON. (AFP)............................................................................................................................................................ 46
    JAPAN UNDER INCREASING CRITICISM IN U.N. (ETNA)................................................................................................................... 46
    AUSTRALIAN DIPLOMATS LOSE THEIR COOL (ETNA)...................................................................................................................... 46
    ALLEGED COLLABORATOR OF INDONESIAN SECURITY FORCES ATTENDS UNHRC (HORTA)............................................. 47
    CANADA BACKS INDONESIA AT UNHRC (SOUTHAM)...................................................................................................................... 47
    JOURNALISTS BARRED FROM TIMOR..................................................................................................................................................47
    ASIA WATCH BLACKLISTED (FEER).................................................................................................................................................. 47
    MARK OF DISPLEASURE ...................................................................................................................................................................... 47
    PETER S. GOODMAN EXPULSION AND ARTICLES .............................................................................................................................. 48
    U.S. JOURNALIST FORCED TO LEAVE EAST TIMOR (AP/AFP) ................................................................................................... 48
    REUTER..................................................................................................................................................................................................... 48
    DPA ON GOODMAN EXPULSION....................................................................................................................................................... 48
    EAST TIMORESE DEFY TERROR TACTICS IN THE FIGHT TO BE FREE (GOODMAN, TELEGRAPH).................................. 48
    EAST TIMOR TENSE, ARMY GETS TOUGH (GOODMAN, NEWSDAY)........................................................................................ 49
    GOVERNMENT TO CURB JOURNALISTS ENTERING INDONESIA AS TOURISTS (JAKARTA POST)................................... 49
    EXPECTING SHIP, TIMOR CLOSED TO JOURNALISTS (AFP)....................................................................................................... 49
    REUTER:.................................................................................................................................................................................................... 49
    U.S. SENATE FOREIGN RELATIONS COMMITTEE HEARING...........................................................................................................50
    ASIA WATCH SENATE TESTIMONY......................................................................................................................................................... 50
    EXECUTIONS AFTER NOV. 12.............................................................................................................................................................. 50
    ARRESTS AND TRIALS SINCE NOVEMBER 12 ................................................................................................................................. 51
    HOW CAN THE U.S. HELP?.................................................................................................................................................................... 51
    COMMENT ON ASIA WATCH STATEMENT BY C. BUDIARDJO, TAPOL.: ................................................................................................... 52
    ALLAN NAIRN’S TESTIMONY............................................................................................................................................................. 52
    U.S. SENATE HEARING ON TIMOR (AFP)......................................................................................................................................... 52
    U.S. STATE DEPARTMENT AND SENATE HEARING (IPS)............................................................................................................ 52
    ASSORTED ARTICLES IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER.....................................................................................................................53
    ABILIO ARAUJO PRESS CONFERENCE IN LISBON................................................................................................................................ 53
    FRETILIN APPEALS IN LISBON FOR A WIDENING OF THE NATIONALIST CONVERGENCE............................................... 53
    CRITICISM OF PARTS OF THE RESISTANCE.................................................................................................................................... 53
    HELICOPTERS AND ARMOURED CARS HUNT FOR XANANA ................................................................................................... 53
    SUDOMO: GOVERNMENT WILL ISSUE REGULATION ABOUT NGO’S............................................................................................ 53
    WOLF AND HALL SAY INDONESIAN AID COULD BE CUT OFF UNLESS HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES CEASE.......................... 54
    Page 4. East Timor Documents, Volume 10. February 8-29, 1992.
    AUSTRALIAN ATTACHÉ: TERRITORIAL OPERATIONS GOOD FOR THE EAST TIMORESE (SUARA PEM BARUAN).......... 54
    INDONESIAN GENOCIDE IN THE CONTEXT OF THE QUINCENTENNIAL OF COLUMBUS’ VOYAGE.................................... 54
    AUSSIE TV ON TIMOR ................................................................................................................................................................................. 55
    8 FEB 1992. ABC-TV NEWS SYDNEY. CRAIG MCMURTRIE........................................................................................................... 55
    9 FEB 1992 . SBS-TV NEWS CANBERRA. ALAN SUNDERLAND .................................................................................................... 55
    9 FEB 1992 ABC-TV NEWS CANBERRA, BRENDA CONROY......................................................................................................... 55
    ACEH: INDONESIA’S FORGOTTEN TERROR (INDEPENDENT).......................................................................................................... 55
    COMMISSION OF INQUIRY NEEDED FOR ACEH (ASIA WATCH)............................................................................................... 56
    JERRY BROWN & PERTAMINA (LBO)...................................................................................................................................................... 56
    INDONESIAN CONNECTION................................................................................................................................................................ 56
    OPPOSITION DOUBTS UK GOVERNMENT COMMITMENT TO AID CONDITIONS (FINANCIAL TIMES) .............................. 57
    “WINDS OF CHANGE” IN THE AIR, SAYS GUERRILLA EXILE (IPS)................................................................................................... 57
    TIGHT MONEY HITS INVESTMENT (REUTER)...................................................................................................................................... 58
    E.C. TWELVE STATEMENT ......................................................................................................................................................................... 58
    INTERNATIONAL EAST TIMOR SOLIDARITY MEETING ................................................................................................................... 58
    PRESS RELEASE, 17 FEBRUARY 1992. ISSUED IN GENEVA............................................................................................................ 58
    REPORT OF EAST TIMOR ACTION NETWORK - U.S...................................................................................................................... 58
    ANGER OVER SALE OF NAVY VESSEL TO INDONESIA (UK INDEPENDENT)................................................................................ 59
    TORIES DEFEND INDONESIA ON KILLINGS (LETTER TO LONDON TIMES).................................................................................. 59
    GAO REPORT ON TIMOR MASSACRE RELEASED ................................................................................................................................ 60
    MORE KILLINGS IN EAST TIMOR (ASA)................................................................................................................................................ 60
    EAST TIMOR UPDATE........................................................................................................................................................................... 60
    INDONESIAN INVESTMENT DISINCENTIVES (REUTER)..................................................................................................................... 60
    MORE DETAILS ON THE SITUATION IN EAST TIMOR AFTER 12 NOVEMBER MASSACRE (CNRM)...................................... 61
    OECF (JAPAN) FUNDS SCHOOL BUILDINGS IN TIMOR...................................................................................................................... 61
    LEHIGH UNIVERSITY (BETHELEHEM, PA) CONFERENCE MARCH 3............................................................................................... 61
    THE HIDDEN GENOCIDE OF EAST TIMOR: EYEWITNESS ACCOUNTS OF THE MASSACRE............................................... 61
    PROVIDENCE, RI PUBLIC MEETING MARCH 13 ................................................................................................................................... 61
    WITNESS TO SLAUGHTER: A REPORT ON THE SILENT GENOCIDE IN EAST TIMOR........................................................... 61
    DA COSTA, SYAFEI REM ARKS (REUTER)............................................................................................................................................... 61
    DA COSTA COMMENTS (AFP) ............................................................................................................................................................ 62
    BRIG. GEN THEO SYAFEI: I WILL HUNT THEM DOWN (TEMPO)............................................................................................... 62
    DUTCH COLUMNIST HITS OUT AT SUHARTO (NRC HANDELSBLAD) ......................................................................................... 62
    LOS ANGELES INDONESIA BUSINESS PROMOTION AND DEMONSTRATION.............................................................................. 63
    EAST TIMOR ACTION NETWORK TO PROTEST AT INDONESIAN BUSINESS FORUM......................................................... 63
    REPORT ON DEMONSTRATION AT INDONESIA TRADE/TOURISM PROMOTION IN LOS ANGELES............................... 64
    INDONESIA NETS $2.4BN FOR TOURISM IN 1991 ................................................................................................................................. 64
    THE MOOD IN DILI (REUTER) ................................................................................................................................................................... 64
    CHIEF MINISTER OF N.T. (AUSTRALIA) ATTACKED OVER DILI VIDEO (AGE)............................................................................ 65
    BOYCOTT NORTHERN TERRITORY GOVERNMENT! BOYCOTT DARWIN! BOYCOTT KAKADU! ................................... 65
    IPB APPEAL FOR PEACE AND JUSTICE................................................................................................................................................... 65
    TIMORESE FLUNKY FOR JAKARTA (RRI, BBC).................................................................................................................................... 66
    BOB MUNTZ SPEAKS IN JAPAN (JAPAN TIMES) ................................................................................................................................. 66
    EYEWITNESS TO DILI ATTACK RAPS JAKARTA............................................................................................................................ 66
    THE WAR NO LONGER FORGOTTEN (DARWIN REFUGEES, REUTER)........................................................................................... 66
    BISHOP BELO INTERVIEW IN INDONESIAN PRESS (AFP) ................................................................................................................... 67
    EAST WHAT? (WASHINGTON POST EDITORIAL)................................................................................................................................ 67
    IRIAN JAYA FAMINE (REUTER)................................................................................................................................................................ 67

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

EVENTS IN EAST TIMOR.............................................................................................................................. 4
SYAHNAKRI: “IF THEY COME OUT AGAIN, I’LL CUT THEM TO PIECES”.........................................................4
INDONESIA TO DEPORT JOURNALISTS FROM EAST TIMOR..........................................................................4
TIMOR BISHOP TELLS SECURITY FORCES TO BE HUMANE...........................................................................4
BBC SAYS DOZENS TORTURED IN DILI .........................................................................................................5
(CHINESE) BOAT PEOPLE FOUND IN E. TIMOR ..............................................................................................5
EAST TIMOR’S NEWSPAPER VANDALISED BY PRO-GOVERNMENT YOUTH GROUP .......................................5
FRUSTRATIONS OF A PARTICIPANT (MANUEL CARRASCALÃO).......................................................................6
THE REPRESSION WILL BE RESUMED IN JUST A FEW MOMENTS ...............................................................9
MORE OIL FOUND IN TIMOR SEA ...............................................................................................................12
FEAR FOR TORTURED TIMORESE ACTIVIST .................................................................................................12
EAST TIMOR’S BISHOP NOMINATED FOR NOBEL.........................................................................................12
INDONESIAN SOLDIER’S DIARY.................................................................................................................13
XANANA GUSMÃO END OF YEAR MESSAGE TO EAST TIMOR SOLIDARITY SUPPORTERS .............................14
RIOTS ERUPT AS EAST TIMORESE TURN ON MIGRANT TRADERS ................................................................16
FIVE KILLED IN EAST TIMORESE UNREST....................................................................................................16
BISHOP REPORTS ON INDONESIAN REPRESSION ......................................................................................16
MORE BAUCAU DETAILS ..............................................................................................................................17
EAST TIMOR ON EVE OF THE TALKS ...........................................................................................................17
RADIO AUSTRALIA ON MONDAY’S EVENTS IN DILI .....................................................................................18
CNRM STATEMENT ON VIOLENCE AND TRANSMIGRATION .........................................................................18
24 ARRESTED IN DILI ..................................................................................................................................19
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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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Documents on East Timor from PeaceNet and connected computer networks 36-37: March 13 - June 26, 1995

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

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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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