Friday, April 9, 1999

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  • Massacre in East Timor

    The Indonesian government said today that East Timor’s rebel leader Xanana Gusmão will be removed from house arrest and returned to prison unless he retracts a call to arms within one week. This comes just a few days after dozens of civilians were massacred in a church in East Timor by Timorese militias believed to have been armed by the Indonesian military. Indonesia yesterday postponed U.N.-sponsored negotiations on East Timor that were to be held this week, as renewed violence in the Indonesian-occupied territory threatens a plan for independence.

  • Ramsey Clark On Yugoslavia

    Now in their 16th night of air raids, NATO warplanes bombed eastern Belgrade early today, blowing up a fuel depot and lighting up the sky over the city. Hundreds of Belgrade residents formed a human shield on the central Brankov Bridge, saying that their presence would stop NATO from bombing it.