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TIMOR TODAY 07 February 2000

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PHOTOS:

a) Dental pathologist Dr. Christopher Griffiths holds the battered skull of a man murdered by pro- Indonesian militias at a mass gravesite near the village of Passabe in the East Timorese enclave of Oekussi, 500 meters (545 yards) from the border with Indonesian West Timor Friday February 4, 2000. U.N. Civilian police estimate that the site contains the remains of over 50 men killed with machetes and gunshots during the Indonesian army-sponsored violence that followed East Timor's vote for independence onAugust 30, 1999. (AP Photo/Jonathan Perugia, POOL)07/02/00 (The Independent) On the day that the crucial find was made, early in October last year, it was already much too late for East Timor. Its towns and cities, including the capital, Dili, were in ruins. The local militias who had carried out most of the dirty work had fled the country.

b) East Timorese leader Jose Alexandre "Xanana" Gusmao, right, listens as Nobel Peace Laureate Jose Ramos Horta, left, talks to the media after the two leaders' meeting with influential Roman Catholic leader Cardinal Jaime Sin at the Archbishop's Palace at suburban Mandaluyong Saturday, Feb. 5, 2000. Gusmao and Horta are here for a five-day visit to thank the Philippines for its support in the struggle for East Timor as well as to drum up support for the small country's transition. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)

NEWS

1) Conclusive proof TNI planned reign of terror UN-led team digs up remains of 32 people in East Timor 07/02/00 (Associated Press) UNITED NATIONS - A U.N.-led team of forensic investigators has dug up the remains of 32 people, including one with gunshot wounds, from a mass grave in East Timor, U.N. officials said Friday.

2) Wiranto responsible for Timor atrocities, say Gusmao, Ramos-Horta 07/02/00 (AFP) MANILA - Former Indonesian armed forces chief General Wiranto was directly responsible for last year's destruction and violence in East Timor and credible witnesses could testify against him, visiting East Timor independence leaders Xanana Gusmao and Jose Ramos-Horta said here Saturday.

3) The Bell Tolls for Indonesia's Army 07/02/00 (Sydney Morning Herald) The truth is out - officially. A year ago, when the Indonesian military's covert campaign to hold East Timor through coercion was taking shape, it was almost unimaginable that an Indonesian inquiry would ever have the power and the will to publish its damning report about what happened in East Timor.

4) All the help a new nation can get 07/02/00 (IPS) BANGKOK - East Timor independence leader Xanana Gusmao's constant message during his South-east Asian tour has been that the world's youngest nation badly needs economic development that eases life for a people tired of conflict.

5) Asian Development Bank will start releasing funds 07/02/00 (Reuters) MANILA - The Asian Development Bank will start releasing funds within the next four weeks to help the battered territory of East Timor rebuild its economy and ease social tensions, a bank official said on Saturday.

6) Indon chooses Bali as its air gateway to East Timor 07/02/00 (AFP) JAKARTA (AFP) - The Indonesian government has chosen Bali's Ngurah Rai Airport as its air gateway to East Timor, the state Antara news agency said Saturday.

REPORTS

7) UNTAET Head briefs Security Council 07/02/00 (UN) The United Nations Transitional Administration in East Timor (UNTAET) was now operating throughout East Timor and mechanisms to consult with East Timorese at all levels have been established, as have the basic elements of an administrative structure.

8) UNTAET Briefing forensic experts recover bodies 07/02/00 (UN) So far, the team of UNTAET CIVPOL and Interfet investigators, lead by two UNTAET forensic experts recovered 26 bodies and 6 incomplete sets of human remains. Further 15 bodies were expected to be exhumed today from six different gravesites.

9) A note on the conduct of international NGOs and UN institutions in post- referendum Timor Lorosae 07/02/00 (HAK) "Here there is no luxurious house, bar to drink beer, discotheque, how can humanitarian workers want to stay hereö, an indigenous leader said when he was asked for his comments about the lack of health services by international NGOs and UN institutions in sub-district Alas, Same.

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