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Agir pour Timor 1992-09

This newsletter includes:

  • Édito : Timor-Est n'est pas biodégradable (East Timor is Not Biodegradable)
  • À nos lecteurs (To Our Readers)
  • Chronologie des évènements depuis le 28 octobre 1991 (Timeline of Events Since October 28 1991)
  • Procès de militaires et procès de Timorais (Military Trial and Trial of the Timorese)

Agir pour Timor (France)

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)

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).

Australian MPs

Statements and correspondence between Australian politicians and political parties. Also includes long David Scott paper on the East Timor Talks Campaign.

Berita Timor Timur

Largely English-language reports from Jakarta on media coverage and events under the name “Berita Timur Timor" (East Timor News) issued by INFIGHT (Indonesian Front for the Defense of Human Rights). Includes particular focus on Timorese facing trials for subversion.

Churches

A extensive range of statements, correspondence, draft documents from official Churches, religious organisations and individuals.

Documents on East Timor from PeaceNet and Connected Computer Networks 39: June 28 — August 31, 1995

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
Documents on East Timor from
PeaceNet and Connected Computer Networks
Volume 39: June 28 — August 31, 1995
Published by:
East Timor Action Network / U.S.
P.O. Box 1182, White Plains, NY 10602 USA
Tel: 914-428-7299 Fax: 914-428-7383 E-mail PeaceNet:CSCHEINER or CSCHEINER@IGC.APC.ORG
These documents are produced approximately every two months and mailed to subscribers.
For additional or back copies, send US$30 per volume; add $5 for international air mail. Discount
rates: $15 for educational and non-profit institutions; $8 for U.S. activists; $11 international.
Subscription rates: $180 ($90 educational, $48 activist) for the next six issues. Add $30 ($18 activist)
for international air mail. Further subsidies are available for groups in Third World countries working
on East Timor. Checks should be made out to “ETAN.”
The material is grouped by subject, with articles under each category in approximately chronological
order. It is also available on IBM-compatible diskette, in either Word for Windows or ASCII format.
Reprinting and distribution without permission is welcomed.
Much of this information is translated and supplied by TAPOL and BCET (London), Task Force Indonesia (USA), CDPM (Lisbon), CNRM, Free East Timor Japan Coalition, Mate-Bian News (Sydney), East
Timor Ireland Solidarity Campaign, ETIC (Aotearoa), Australians for a Free East Timor (Darwin) and
other activists and solidarity groups, but they are not responsible for editorial comment or selection.
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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

East Timor Action Network

Documents on East Timor from PeaceNet and connected computer networks 1, November 9-16, 1991

CNRM EXTERNAL SPOKESPERSON VISITS LONDON (TAPOL, 11/9)............................................................................................ 3
MILITARY ‘ORDERED PURGE OF FRETILIN’ (AUSTRALIAN 10/31)................................................................................................... 3
INDONESIAN CRACKDOWN .................................................................................................................................................................. 3
BISHOP BELO’S ACCOUNT OF 28 OCTOBER INCIDENT (NOV. 13)................................................................................................... 3
BISHOP OF EAST TIMOR: CAMPAIGN OF TERROR HAS BEGUN (NEW TIMES) ............................................................................ 4
PORTUGUESE MISSION........................................................................................................................................................................... 4
MILITARY CRACKDOWN ....................................................................................................................................................................... 4
ROLE FOR THE UN ................................................................................................................................................................................... 4
DILI MASSACRE UPDATE (TAPOL 11/12).................................................................................................................................................. 5
UP TO 20 REPORTED KILLED AS ARMY OPENS FIRE IN EAST TIMOR (REUTER).......................................................................... 5
THOUSANDS PROTEST IN EAST TIMOR, MANY KILLED (AP)............................................................................................................ 5
INDONESIAN TROOPS FIRE ON DEMONSTATORS IN EAST TIMOR (DPA) ................................................................................... 6
FRETILIN ASKS FOR U.N. SECURITY COUNCIL MEETING (AFP)....................................................................................................... 6
TROOPS FIRE ON DEMONSTATORS IN EAST TIMOR (UPI)................................................................................................................. 6
EAST TIMOR: INDONESIAN ARMY OPENS FIRE ON FUNERAL PROCESSION (IPS) ....................................................................... 7
ASIA WATCH CALLS FOR INVESTIGATION INTO EAST TIMOR DEATHS....................................................................................... 7
INDONESIA: EAST TIMOR MASSACRE HIGHLIGHTS RIGHTS ABUSES (IPS)................................................................................... 8
MASSACRE SEEN CAREFULLY PLANNED BY INDONESIAN GENERALS (IPS)................................................................................. 8
E.C. CONDEMNS INDONESIAN ARMY MASSACRE OF CIVILIANS (IPS)............................................................................................ 9
E.C. DENOUNCES ARMY MASSACRE IN EAST TIMOR (AFP) .............................................................................................................. 9
E.C. DECLARATION ON EAST TIMOR ....................................................................................................................................................... 9
INDONS ACCUSED OF DILI KILLINGS (AGE).......................................................................................................................................... 9
JILL JOLLIFFE REPORTS FROM LISBON:............................................................................................................................................ 9
PORTUGUESE PRESIDENT SOARES CONDEMNS TIMOR VIOLENCE (REUTER)........................................................................... 10
U.S. REPORTER, BADLY BEATEN IN TIMOR, SAYS SAW DOZENS KILLED (REUTER)................................................................. 10
U.S. REGRETS EAST TIMOR VIOLENCE (REUTER)................................................................................................................................ 10
PEREZ DE CUELLAR DEPLORES LOSS OF LIFE REPORTED IN EAST TIMOR................................................................................. 10
INDONESIA CONFIRMS DEATHS IN TIMOR UNREST (AFP).............................................................................................................. 11
BRITAIN CONSIDERS HUMANITARIAN AID FOR EAST TIMOR (REUTER)................................................................................... 11
FORGOTTEN CASE OF ANNEXED ISLE RESURFACES (AFP).............................................................................................................. 11
TRANSCRIPT OF INTERVIEW WITH AMY GOODMAN ....................................................................................................................... 11
FROM JOHN MACDOUGALL WED NOV 13 ............................................................................................................................................ 12
FROM CHARLIE SCHEINER TO: APAKABAR (JOHN M.) .............................................................................................................. 12
URGENT MISSING PERSON ENQUIRY REGARDING EAST TIMOR MASSACRE............................................................................ 13
KAMAL BAMADHAJ, TIMORESE MASSACRE VICTIM. ............................................................................................................... 13
FILM CREW REJECTS OFFICIAL RIOT STORY (TERRITORIAN) ........................................................................................................ 13
INDONESIAN ARMY KILLS AT LEAST 20 TIMORESE LBH TELLS ARMY TO INVESTIGATE (KYODO)................................... 13
BELO REFUSES TO ATTEND KWI ANNUAL MEE
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ARMY CRACKDOWN SPREADS IN EAST TIMOR (REUTER) .............................................................................................................. 15
UP TO 60 KILLED IN EAST TIMOR; INDONESIA'S FORCES GUN DOWN MARCHERS (WP) ....................................................... 16
AUSTRALIA SAYS IT DEPLORES REPORTED KILLINGS IN EAST TIMOR (REUTER).................................................................... 16
COMMUNIQUE OF THE PORTUGUESE GOVERNMENT ON THE HUMAN RIGHTS SITUATION IN EAST TIMOR............... 17
EXTRAJUDICIAL EXECUTIONS / FEAR OF TORTURE (A.I.)............................................................................................................. 18
INDONESIAN ARMY CLAIMS ABOUT 50 KILLED IN DILI SHOOTING (KYODO)....................................................................... 18
MORE MASSACRE VICTIMS DIE IN DILI (TAPOL)............................................................................................................................... 18
WORLDWIDE CALLS FOR AN INDEPENDENT INQUIRY............................................................................................................. 18
INDONESIAN LEADERS "WILL PAY FOR THEIR CRIMES," SEPARATISTS SAY (AFP) .................................................................. 19
FRETILIN MAN SAYS NEW GUERRILLA OFFENSIVE COMING (AFP).............................................................................................. 19
INDONESIA BLAMES SEPARATISTS FOR TIMOR BLOODBATH (AFP) ........................................................................................... 19
HAWKE VISIT MAY BE CANCELLED (RADIO AUSTRALIA)............................................................................................................... 20
BLOODSTAINS ON CHAPEL WALLS AND CLOTHING ARE SILENT WITNESS TO SHOOTINGS (AFP) ..................................... 20
CHILDREN'S SCHOOLBOOKS AND DRIED BLOOD MARK TIMOR SHOOTING (REUTER) ......................................................... 20
CASUALTY FIGURES VAGUE A DAY AFTER EAST TIMOR SHOOTINGS (AFP) ............................................................................ 21
NZ ENVOY SENT TO TIMOR TO INVESTIGATE SHOOTING OF NEW ZEALANDER (REUTER) ................................................. 21
EAST TIMOR GOVERNOR BREAKS WITH ARMY LINE (REUTER).................................................................................................... 21
U.N. DAILY HIGHLIGHTS -- 13 NOVEMBER 1991................................................................................................................................... 22
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CALL TO BOYCOTT INDONESIA (D. GEOFFREY) ................................................................................................................................. 22
HOOKA HAY............................................................................................................................................................................................ 22
IT'S A GOOD DAY TO DIE..................................................................................................................................................................... 22
PERSONAL FEELINGS ON THE EAST TIMOR MASSACRE............................................................................................................ 22
AUSTRALIAN PM URGES INDONESIA TO TALK (AGE)...................................................................................................................... 22
AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT CO-RESPONSIBLE FOR DILI MASSACRE (C.I.E.T)......................................................................... 23
A DISMAL DAY FOR INDONESIA (S.M.HERALD).................................................................................................................................. 23
CURFEW IN DILI: RELATIVES OF WOUNDED REFUSED ACCESS TO HOSPITAL (TAPOL 11/14)................................................ 24
HUMAN RIGHTS NGOS MEET DPR MEMBERS (TAPOL).................................................................................................................... 24
U.S. CALLS IN INDONESIAN ENVOY OVER EAST TIMOR MASSACRE (REUTER 11/14) ............................................................... 24
WASHINGTON DEFENDS MILITARY AID TO JAKARTA (AFP)......................................................................................................... 25
ALATAS: PEOPLE BEHIND EAST TIMOR SHOOTING WILL BE PUNISHED (AFP) ......................................................................... 25
ROMAN CATHOLIC BISHOP SHELTERS 257 EAST TIMORESE AFTER DILI SHOOTING (AFP) .................................................. 25
PEACE HOPES DOGGED BY MILITARY SHOOTINGS (AGE)............................................................................................................... 26
DILI MASSACRE - AUSTRALIAN PRESS (CIET)...................................................................................................................................... 26
NEW ZEALANDER CONFIRMED KILLED IN EAST TIMOR SHOOTINGS (REUTER)...................................................................... 27
INDONESIAN FLAG BURNED DURING PROTEST AT CANBERRA EMBASSY (REUTER) ............................................................ 27
JAKARTA WILL NOT GIVE UP EAST TIMOR, INDONESIA'S BALTIC STATE (REUTER).............................................................. 27
INDONESIAN ARMED FORCES CHIEF WARNS OTHER COUNTRIES AGAINST "MEDDLING" (AP) ......................................... 27
INDONESIA ADMITS IT ERRED IN TIMOR, SAYS NEW ZEALANDER DEAD (REUTER) .............................................................. 28
SOLDIERS MISHEARS "DON'T FIRE" ORDER - JAKARTA. (SMH)...................................................................................................... 28
AMNESTY INT'L APPALLED AT MASSACRE CALLS FOR IMPARTIAL INQUIRY (A.I.)............................................................. 29
BOB MUNTZ PRESS CONFERENCE........................................................................................................................................................... 29
ANOTHER EYEWITNESS OF DILI MASSACRE SPEAKS.................................................................................................................. 29
TIMOR MORTIS (ECONOMIST)................................................................................................................................................................ 31
TENSION THROUGHOUT EAST TIMOR (TAPOL 15 NOV). ................................................................................................................. 31
257 TAKING REFUGE WITH BISHOP BELO (LBH) ................................................................................................................................. 31
RUNNING FROM THE BULLETS (AGE / MUNTZ)................................................................................................................................. 31
MALAYSIA SEEKS REMAINS OF STUDENT (NEW STRAITS TIMES) ................................................................................................ 32
EAST TIMOR AND THE INDONESIAN REFORMISTS: OUT OF THE TOO HARD BASKET? (AGE / FEITH).............................. 32
CENSORSHIP AND THE SCARCITY OF INFORMATION................................................................................................................ 32
NON-GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS AND THEIR LEADERS............................................................................................ 32

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Documents on East Timor from PeaceNet and connected computer networks 18, Oct. 5 - Nov. 30, 1992

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

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HORRORS CONTINUE IN EAST TIMOR (MONTREAL GAZETTE) ...................................................................................................... 2
U.S. SAYS MASSACRE VIEWED "VERY SERIOUSLY" (IPS) ............................................................................................. 2
PORTUGAL DISAPPOINTED AT EC RESPONSE TO MASSACRE (IPS)........................................................................ 3
IFJ SAFENET--MONITORING JOURNALISTS HUMAN RIGHTS................................................................................. 3
ARMED FORCES COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF: THEY MUST BE EXTERMINATED .................................................... 4
AFTER THE MASSACRE: WHAT INDONESIA MUST DO.............................................................................................. 4
ABC INTERVIEW WITH AUSTRALIAN P.M. BOB HAWKE ............................................................................................................ 5
INDONESIA SOLIDARITY ACTION STATEMENT.......................................................................................................... 5
INDONESIAN PRESS CALLS FOR IMPARTIAL PROBE INTO DILI INCIDENT.......................................................... 6
INDEPENDENCE BID DRENCHED IN BLOOD (GLOBE AND MAIL) .................................................................................................. 6
MCDOUGALL DENOUNCES VIOLENCE IN EAST TIMOR............................................................................................. 6
AUSTRALIAN AID WORKER SAYS KILLINGS IN TIMOR UNPROVOKED (REUTER) ............................................... 7
U.S. JOURNALISTS SAY EAST TIMOR SHOOTING APPEARED PLANNED (REUTER).............................................. 7
SENATOR CLAIRBORNE PELL CALLS FOR CUTOFF OF U.S. MILITARY AID (DPA)............................................. 7
JAPAN SENDS DIPLOMATS TO EAST TIMOR TO PROBE KILLINGS (KYODO)........................................................ 7
STATE DEPT BRIEFING TRANSCRIPT, NOV.15. (EXCERPT)............................................................................................. 8
INDONESIAN BISHOPS STATEMENT.............................................................................................................................................. 8
EAST TIMOR GOVERNOR LASHES OUT AT ARMY OVER KILLINGS (REUTER)....................................................... 8
EAST TIMORESE MOURN THEIR DEAD, FEAR FOR OWN SAFETY (REUTER).......................................................... 9
NAMES OF 17 DEAD ANNOUNCED (TAPOL).............................................................................................................................. 9
SANTA CRUZ MASSACRE SEEN ON TV IN NETHERLANDS ............................................................................................................. 9
HAWKE FIRING OFF AN EMPTY CANNON AT INDONESIA (SMH).......................................................................... 9
CONDEMN INDONESIAN MASSACRE, CANADA URGED (GLOBE AND MAIL) .............................................................................. 10
HUNDREDS IN AUSTRALIA MOURN DEAD OF DILI (AFP) ...................................................................................... 11
PRESS IGNORES EAST TIMOR MASSACRE (RYTER)..................................................................................................................... 11
LEADING INDONESIAN MP TELLS JAKARTA TO REVIEW RULE IN TIMOR (REUTER)....................................... 11
ALATAS BLASTS FOREIGN MEDIA, BUT PARLIAMENT HEAD WANTS TRUE STORY (UPI)........................... 12
INDONESIA SETS UP COMISSION TO INVESTIGATE TIMOR KILLINGS (REUTER) ............................................... 12
INDONESIAN ARMY STRUGGLES TO WIN HEARTS OF TIMORESE (REUTER)....................................................... 12
TWO MORE MASSACRE EYEWITNESSES SPEAK (OBSERVER) ....................................................................................................... 13
SANTA CRUZ MASSACRE: JAKARTA PREPARING FOR A COVER-UP (TAPOL) ................................................. 13
80 PRISONERS SHOT DEAD ON 15 NOVEMBER (TAPOL) .......................................................................................... 14
IN THE WRONG COUNTRY (Independent on Sunday Editorial)................................................................................. 14
MILITARY MAINTAIN SECURITY CORDON AROUND DILI (AFP) ......................................................................... 14
DARWIN WITNESSES SPEAK! (AGE).......................................................................................................................................... 14
INDONESIAN FORCES ALLEGEDLY EXECUTE TIMOR MASSACRE WITNESSES (REUTER)................................. 15
AUSTRALIAN DIPLOMAT SENT TO EAST TIMOR (AP) ............................................................................................ 15
FORMER AMBASSADOR URGES HAWKE TO VISIT INDONESIA (AUSTRALIAN).................................................... 16
INDON EMBASSY IN CANBERRA PICKETED (CIET)................................................................................................... 16
MALAYSIANS PROTEST AGAINST INDONESIAN ACTION IN EAST TIMOR (REUTER) ....................................... 16
PRIEST SAYS HE HAS VIDEO TAKEN AFTER EAST TIMOR KILLINGS (REUTER) .................................................. 16
SHORT WAVE RADIO BROADCAST MONITORING .......................................................................................................................... 16
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INDONESIA ENVOY PROMISES BONN INQUIRY INTO EAST TIMOR DEATHS (REUTER) ................................... 17
FURTHER AUSSIE EMBASSY EAST TIMOR INVESTIGATIONS (AFP)..................................................................... 17
MILITARY ARRESTS FOUR SUSPECTED ACEH REBELS IN NEIGHBOURING PROVINCE (AFP) ...................... 17
NEW ZEALAND PM WANTS CAREFUL REACTION TO TIMOR KILLINGS (AFP) ................................................ 17
WITNESS CLAIMS INDONESIAN POLICE DETAINING TWO PEOPLE (KYODO) ..................................................... 17
STATE DEPARTMENT BRIEFING (NOV. 18)................................................................................................................... 17
SUHARTO TO START OFFICIAL SWING TO SOUTH AMERICAN, AFRICAN COUNTRIES (AFP)..................... 17
LBH: "INQUIRY COMMISSION SHOULD BE BROADENED"........................................................................................................... 18
ABC NIGHTLINE COMMENT..................................................................................................................................................... 18
HARROWING REPORTS FLOOD IN TO THE DEATHLINE (AUSTRALIAN) ................................................................. 18
PORTUGAL DECLARES DAY OF MOURNING FOR VICTIMS OF TIMOR MASSACRE (REUTER) ....................... 18
WHO IS M. DJAELANI? (D. BOURCHIER)........................................................................................................................... 18
HORRID SILENCE OVER EAST TIMOR (MCGRORY)...................................................................................................... 19
EAST TIMOR PROTESTERS DETAINED IN INDONESIAN CAPITAL (REUTER)........................................................ 19
80 EAST TIMORESE ARRESTED IN JAKARTA (TAPOL)............................................................................................. 19
CANADA TO "REVIEW" AID TO INDONESIA (GLOBE AND MAIL) ................................................................................................ 20
ANGRY PROTESTS IN AUSTRALIA OVER TIMOR MASSACRE (GREEN LEFT).................................................................................. 20
KAMAL BAMADHAJ (OBITUARY, GREEN LEFT)........................................................................................................................ 20
KOOIJMANS REFUSED PERMIT TO VISIT ACEH ............................................................................................................................. 21
INDONESIAN HUMAN RIGHTS TEAM TO VISIT DILI (TAPOL)...................................................................................................... 21
EAST TIMOR - AUSTRALIA'S SHAME (SEN. BOURNE)................................................................................................... 21
EAST TIMOR'S INDIGENOUS NATIONALISM AND RESISTANCE TO CULTURAL INTEGRATION........................................................ 21
MUFFLED CRIES FROM EAST TIMOR (RYTER) ........................................................................................................................... 24

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

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