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  • Pro-independence guerrillas came down from the East Timor hills and handed over their weapons to international forces today, as British Gurkhas arrested two pro-Indonesia militiamen holding more than 4,000 civilians at a port.
    Sep 30, 1999 | Story
  • The head of a United Nations-backed intervention force in East Timor said he has asked the Indonesian military to make four of its officers available for questioning about the murder of a Dutch journalist two weeks ago who was the correspondent for London’s Financial Times. He said there has not yet been a response.
    Oct 04, 1999 | Story
  • Indonesia’s Parliament today elected Muslim leader Abdurrahman Wahid as new president, after dealing a humiliating political blow to President Habibie, who withdrew from the race.
    Oct 20, 1999 | Story
  • President Clinton meets today with newly elected Indonesian President Abdurrahman Wahid, who has announced that he will pardon the country’s former dictator Suharto after putting him on trial for corruption. [includes rush transcript]
    Nov 12, 1999 | Story
  • We now go to a story that is happening all to often in these times of increased corporate media control. A journalist is ousted from his or her job for reporting on a story that conflicts with the interests of the head of their news organization. When the reporter cries censorship, the news organization tries to justify the ouster by discrediting the reporter, and by refusing to acknowledge publicly that the reporter had ever been fired.
    Nov 19, 1999 | Story
  • Last August, in a historic referendum, the people of East Timor voted for independence from Indonesia. This, after 24 years of Indonesian control and a regime of terror. During this period, the Indonesian military murdered a third of the East Timorese population.
    Mar 17, 2000 | Story
  • Last night, as Indonesian General Johny Lumintang was passing through Dulles Airport in Washington, he was served with a lawsuit. The New York-based Center for Constitutional Rights filed the suit against Lumintang for his role in devastating human rights abuses in East Timor. The suit was filed on behalf of a mother whose son was killed, a man who was beaten and shot and whose foot had to be amputated, and a man whose father was injured and...
    Mar 31, 2000 | Story
  • Scores of East Timorese demonstrated outside the entrance of the U.S. Mission in Dili, East Timor last week. Participants sang and lit candles along the street in front of the American diplomatic installation in memory of the more than 200,000 East Timorese who died as a result of the Indonesian invasion and occupation.
    Jul 10, 2000 | Story
  • A US-based Acehnese human rights campaigner has gone missing and is feared abducted in the Indonesian city of Medan,his relatives said Tuesday.
    Aug 08, 2000 | Story
  • One year ago today, in a historic referendum, the people of East Timor voted to be free, voting an end to the quarter-of-a-century occupation in which the Indonesian military had killed one-third of the population. As the Indonesian military razed the country, destroying 80 percent of the housing stock of the country and driving hundreds of thousands of them from their homes, many of them still being held in West Timor, the Timorese went to...
    Aug 30, 2000 | Story