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East Timorese University Students Talk About Their Hopes for East Timor’s Future

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East Timor’s students have long played a leading role in the struggle for independence. After the fall of Indonesian dictator General Suharto in 1999, University students traveled throughout East Timor holding unprecedented public forums where they demanded a referendum on independence and an end to Indonesia’s occupation. On Monday in the capitol of Dili, a small group of students on the campus of the University of East Timor spoke about their hopes for the future of their country.


  • Students at the University of East Timor in Dili, East Timor.

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