Tuesday, September 14, 1999

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  • East Timor

    Allan Nairn, a reporter for The Nation magazine who has long covered Indonesia’s human rights abuses in East Timor, was detained by security forces in Dili. Nairn was detained earlier today while inspecting the damage inflicted on Dili by Indonesian troops and their militia auxiliaries following a UN-supervised referendum on independence on August 30. [includes rush transcript–partial]