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  • Defying a campaign of terror and intimidation waged by Indonesian-armed and -supported death squads, an overwhelming majority of voters in East Timor came out to the polls today to cast their votes in Timor’s historic referendum on self-determination. They rented horses, traveled for days and braved threats from the militias in order to get to the nearest voting station and cast their votes. In the referendum, the Timorese are voting on...
    Aug 30, 1999 | Story
  • Three United Nations staff were reported killed today in an East Timor town briefly besieged by Indonesia-backed militias opposed to independence for the territory. [includes rush transcript]
    Aug 31, 1999 | Story
  • Militias armed and backed by the Indonesian military are rampaging today through the capital of East Timor, just two days after the Timorese voted on a historic referendum on self-determination sponsored by the United Nations. [includes rush transcript]
    Sep 01, 1999 | Story
  • UN officials in East Timor pleaded with the Indonesian military today to protect them, one day after militias armed and backed by Indonesia besieged the UN compound in Dili, killing at least two people. The Indonesian military and police have so far stood by and let the militias wage a campaign of terror against the East Timorese population, particularly targeting those who support self-determination for East Timor. [includes rush transcript]
    Sep 02, 1999 | Story
  • East Timor is bracing for more violence today from militias armed and backed by Indonesia, with the announcement due tomorrow of the result of this past Monday’s referendum on independence. The result is expected to show overwhelming support for self-determination.
    Sep 03, 1999 | Story
  • Dili, East Timor’s capital, is burning and people are fleeing the besieged city in another day of terror by militias armed and backed by the Indonesian military.
    Sep 07, 1999 | Story
  • Today, we bring listeners an exclusive story on the links between the Indonesian military, the militias that are conducting a campaign of ethnic cleansing in East Timor and the United States government. Journalist Allan Nairn, the only US journalist left in East Timor, has obtained classified documents and conducted interviews with intelligence officials from the US and Indonesia that show these connections. [includes rush transcript–partial]
    Sep 08, 1999 | Story
  • Today, Democracy Now! departs from its usual reporting of the headlines to bring you a report on the latest events in East Timor. Immediately before today’s broadcast, host Amy Goodman had the opportunity to speak with journalist Allan Nairn, who is in the United Nations compound in Dili. [includes rush transcript]
    Sep 10, 1999 | Story
  • East Timorese resistance leader Jose Ramos-Horta said after meeting US President Bill Clinton in Auckland, New Zealand today that he hoped emergency relief airdrops would begin within twenty-four hours over the troubled territory. [includes rush transcript]
    Sep 13, 1999 | Story
  • 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]
    Sep 14, 1999 | Story