Thursday, September 16, 1999

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  • East Timor: Journalist Allan Nairn Faces Ten Years Imprisonment by the Indonesian Military

    Today we continue to follow the developments in the case of journalist Allan Nairn. Three days ago, he was detained by Indonesian soldiers as he walked past a military checkpoint in Dili, East Timor. After interrogation in the central army command headquarters, also the base of hundreds of militia, the military flew Allan to West Timor, where he is now being detained at Immigration Center of Quarantine. Today on Democracy Now!, Nairn reads a statement he gave to the Indonesian military as they consider charges against him. [includes rush transcript]

  • War and Peace Report

    In Belgrade Yugoslavia this week, Serbian Premier Mirko Marjanovic denied that Yugoslavia was on the brink of a severe economic crisis and fended off accusations that the government will soon be forced to devaluate the country’s currency. Marjanovic also accused the United States of working with opposition groups in the country to sell out Yugoslavia’s sovereignty for international loans and private investment. His statements come as State Television in Yugoslavia has launched a massive propaganda campaign to convince people that the country is recovering rapidly from NATO’s bombardment. But as Democracy Now Correspondent Jeremy Scahill reports from Belgrade, people on the streets aren’t buying it.

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