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UN East Timor: Police exhumation of mass grave

UN police in East Timor complete exhumation of mass grave.

13 January -- The UN police completed today the exhumation of a mass grave in East Timor, near the town of Liquica, bringing to 16 the total number of bodies discovered at that site, a UN spokesman said in New York.

Mr. Fred Eckhard, spokesman for UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan, said family members had positively identified 13 of the 16 bodies, and had them buried at the graveyard.

Investigators from the UN Police and International Force in East Timor (INTERFET) said after examining the bodies that all had either been shot or stabbed to death.

In other news from East Timor, UN Transitional Administrator Sergio Vieira de Mello urged members of the National Consultative Council to move quickly to provide an institutional base for the reconstruction projects that East Timor needs.

The council members, who represent a broad spectrum of political parties, met for two days to discuss the creation of a central fiscal authority for East Timor.

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