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Subject: [INDONESIA-L] Timorese Guerrillas Admit Atrocities, Reject Nonviolence,
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Subject: [INDONESIA-L] Timorese Guerrillas Admit Atrocities, Reject Nonviolence,
Tell Big Lies, Ask for Help from Gullible Foreigners
Date: Tue, 17 Jun 1997 09:23:48 -0400
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Subject: Reistance Document on recent events.
[ETAN/US received the following document as a fax, in English, from
the resistance in East Timor. This is the first direct report we have
seen giving the East Timorese internal resistance's view of recent events.
(The report is dated June 3, 1997.) Given the predominance of official
Indonesian reports, we post this document, because we believe that the East
Timorese should be allowed to speak for themselves. Note: we have tried to
transcribe the document exactly as written, preserving mis-spellings and
Conselho nacional da Resitencia Maubere
National Council of Maubere Resistance
Comite Executivo da Luta da Frente Armada
Executive Committee of Fight of Armed Front
Appeal and information from East Timor
1. With many honors and high consideration, we want to inform to the
International organizations of Human Rights and International Community on
all the incidents before to begin the general elections in Indonesia and
after elections in East Timor.
Now, Indonesian forces begin to arrest and to kill the youngmen and
persons of population. Many youngmen and activists are detained,
tortured, beatten and interrogated.
We appeal and call attention specially to United Nations organizations,
Amnesty International, Human Rights Commission, American Watch, European
Union European Parliamentary, American Congress and CPLP to take a clear
and concret measure on violations and massacres that indonesian forces are
practising at this moment in East Timor.
2. We appeal to these great organizations that if they are lovers of
the peace and social justice. If you are defenders of Human Rights in
the world, please to press indonesian government to withdraw out its
forces from East Timor because Timorese People rejected and reject the
integration of East Timor into the Indonesian Republic. Indonesia is
a violator, transgressor and murderous country. Indonesia never
respected the Human Rights and the right of the Timorese People.
3. Now indonesian government send more 15 battalions of the effective
militaries to East Timor. After its general elections, indonesian
forces begin to arrest and to kill all the youngmen with person of
population who are suspected to colaborate with the guerrilla fighters
in the assaults against indonesian military forces and policial forces
during the general elections in East Timor. Really indonesian
government is not happy and satisfied with the elections in East Timor
because the urns or ballots boxes were burnt by the guerrilla fighters
and the population in all the territory of East Timor.
4. Now we go to inform to the International Organizations and International
Community that Timorese guerrilla fighters have done the following attacks:
a. On 26th May 1997, the guerrilla fighters from Falintil attacked the
policial forces in Laga-toaucau and they killed (3) three indonesian
policemen and (2) two were wounded gravely.
b. On 27th May, the guerrilla fighters have assaulted one car of police
Brimob (brigade moviable) they flung into the car a grenade in
which killed (4) policemen, (2) were wounded. The attack was done in
c. On 28th May, the guerrilla fighters came from the mountain with one car,
mark kisang to Dili. The car "Toyota kisang" was driven by the youngman
named Adalia Orlando Heriques. The guerrilla fighers have killed (17)
seventeen policeman and many of them were wounded. They are interned in
Military Hospital, in Dili. (4) guerrilla fighters were dead and (2) two
were captured and detained. Five (5) youngmen were dead also. Many youngmen
were wounded and many of them were disappeared so far today.
d. On 29th May 1997, the guerrilla fighters were commanded by the David
Alex Caitula (?), they intered in Baucau's Laga Baguia, Quelicai,
Viqueque and Ossu. They burnt all the urns in the villas and villages.
On that day, the guerrilla fighters have killed (1) one indonesian
intelligence with his wife
e. On 30th May 1997, one military car came back from Quelicai to Dili,
brought 35 policemen arrived in a village called Maumana, the car was
assaulted by the guerrilla fighters, flung one grenade into the car and
killed the following javanes forces or policemen:
21 policemen were dead and burnt
10 were wounded gravely
4 fled away themselves
The ten (10) wounded were intered in the hospital named Wira Husada
f. On 31th May, at nine o'clock, in Welaicama-Baucau, the
guerrilla fighters had been shot and burnt the car of staf of governor
for the Baucau's District. They burnt also 1 motor-bycicle.
5. On 29th May, indonesian forces and policemen have killed 10
youngmen who destroyed and burnt the urns of elections in hospitals.
In Lospalos, the youngmen went to watch the RTPI, indonesian forces
from Command red bonnet arrested them and killed 8 youngmen. Those
youngmen watched RTPI in the homes of some teach named Alvaro. This
one with his sons were dead by the indonesian forces. His Television
and parabolic antene were destroyed. Indonesian military forces said
to them: why do you like to watch Portuguese television? Did you not
like to watch indonesian television? You are indonesian enemies. You
are Fretilin. You must be dead.
6. During the general elections (9) nine indonesian militaries were dead in
NB: On that assult in Bairro Pite; five (5) youngmen were dead on 28th
May, at night. Their names are here: Alberto, Carlito, Gaspar, Romeu.
Another, we are still identifying. Indonesia only announced that
(17) seventeen Indonesian policemen were dead in Bairro Pite-Dili.
On 31th May, indonesian forces and policmen arrested many youngmen in Dili,
specially the youngmen of Bairro Pite; Fatumeta, Manleuana and Comoro.
1. Indonesian military forces and policemen have arrested David Dias
Ximenes, ex-scond leutenant of portuguese army. He was ex-political
prisoner. He was sentenced to 15 years of imprisonment. He was banished to
Cipinang's prison in Jakarta. He was released on 17 of August 1991.
2. At this moment, he's detained by the indonesian forces in the Police's
Command in Comoro-Dili for the interrogations on assault in Bairro Pite.
David Dias Ximenes has been accused by the indonesian authorities that he's
the author of assaults on 28th May 1997, in Dili. Indonesian authorities
said that the assaults were organized by him. However, the accusations are
falses. The assaults were organized by the Armed Resistance. The general
elections were boicoted in all the territory of East Timor.
Only in Dili the military forces and the policemen have arrested more 180
youngmen. They are still seeking all the persons to arrest, to condemn and
to sentence them to the prison.
We have got the names of 8 youngmen more active that participated in the
assault of Bairro Pite-Dili.
1 Ernesto Soares, 27 anos de idade
2 Antonio Barros, 25 anos de idade
3 Francisco Martins, 28 anos de idade
4 Emilio Egildo Pereira, 27 anos de idade
5 Ecelso Alidalo, 40 anos de idade
6 Baptista Guterres, 29 anos de idade
7 Jacinto Barros, 24 anos de idade
8 Tomas Maia, 26 anos de idade
3. On 3th June 1997, the wife of David Dias Ximenes, named Beatriz Magno
Ximenes was arrested by the indonesian forces. She was arrested at
12o'clock in Dili. Now, she's detained with her husband in
Police's Command in Comoro.
She was interrogated and released again in the following day.
The house was destroyed to seek the guns and documents from the Maubere
Resistance. The indonesian forces got some documents at his home. Those
documents were written in english and portuguese language. The indonesian
authorities go to arrange some people whose knows portuguese language to
translate these documents into indonesian language (bahasa indonesia).
4 One advocate named Aniceto from the Indonesia Institute of Legal
Helping had gone to Police Prison to visit David Dias Ximenes. The advocate
was allured by the Commander of Police, Mr. Yusuf Muharam so that
Anicete can not defend David Dias Ximenes and the Timorese youngmen.
The Police's Commander wanted to give him a special job because
Aniceto want to defend the Timoreses. So, the Commander wanted to
allure him. But, Aniceto refused to accept that special job because
he's a defender of Human Rights.
5. And also, we pretend to elucidate to the International
organizations of Human Rights and International Community that the
Center of Human Rights in Australia announced to the world that during
the general elections in East Timor, many Timoreses and many
indonesian policemen died there. Two hundred (200) people were dead.
6. This true, because the Military Commander, Mahidin Simbolon, and
Commander of Police Yusef Muharim recognized that many indonesian
forces died in East Timor.
7. Indonesian government said that Commander was not able to
exterminate guerrilla resistance. So, he must be substituted by
another military Commander. Therefore, Mahidin Simbolon was
substituted by the new Commander Slamet Sidabutar from II group of
8. On the first of June 1997, Commander Slamet Sidabutar had a meeting in
Baucau with all the Commanders of operations to arrest and to kill all the
Timorese youngmen. All the people had been involved in the assaults of
general elections. They will be clean out by the indonesian forces.
9. Colonel Infantary, Slamet Sidabutar declared that indonesian
forces have not difficulties to finish the guerrilla fighters or Armed
Resistance. But, they have many difficulties to exterminate
Clandestine Resistance, because the Clandestine Resistance is very
strong. So, we must take major attention to wipe out the Clandestine
10.Acceding with the declaration of javanese Commander, Slamet Sidabutar,
indonesian forces have arrested more 500 in all the territory of East
Timor, after the general elections.
11. So, Timorese People, more once, appeals to the United Nations
organizations, international organizations to help and to support
Portuguese government and Timorese diplomatic Representation so that
can find a just and internationally accepted solution for East Timor's
Maubere People demand to general Secretary, Mr. Kofi Annan of United
Nations to press Indonesia and Portugal so that the can resolve quickly the
problem of East Timor to finish at once the sufferings of Timorese People.
12. Maubere People demand to general Secretary of United Nations so
that can not adjourn always the Timorese question because with the
adjournment of problem, indonesian forces go to kill Timorese group by
group until to exterminate the Timorese Resistance.
The people of East Timor doesn't want the war. The Timoreses want
the peace, social justice, and freedom like the other peoples in the
international world. The Timorese want to live free and peacefull with
Asian Peoples, specially indonesian people. But, indonesian government
didn't accept the opinion of East Timor's People. So, the struggle was
continuing so far today.
Timor Leste 3-6-1997 (3 June 1997)
Three signatures, names illegible
Seals of Falintil and Comite Ejecutivo