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TIMOR TODAY 13 JULY 2000

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TIMOR TODAY 13 JULY 2000

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NEWS

1) Army chief implicated in counterfeit money ring: report 13/07/00 (Agence France Presse) JAKARTA - A defendant in a court trying a 2.1 million-dollar counterfeit money case has testified that Indonesia's army chief had full knowledge of the production of fake bills, a report said Wednesday.

2) Group occupies building ear-marked as police station 13/07/00 (RDP Antena 1 Radio) The building due to house the future police station in Ossu, Viqueque, has been occupied since the weekend by 205 members of RDTL, the republican movement led by Cristiano Costa, seen as a radical in Timorese political circles. He says he has the right to occupy the building and turn into the headquarters of his party.

3) Former militia leader on trial for firearms possession 13/07/00 (AFP) KUPANG - Former deputy commander of the pro-Indonesia East Timorese militias, Eurico Guterres, Wednesday faced a second hearing in his trial for illegal possession of fireams, a judge said.

4) Australian spies knew Balibo five at risk 13/07/00 (Sydney Morning Herald) SYDNEY - An Australian intelligence agency learned from an intercepted Indonesian Army radio message that Australian television crews were in danger and would be targeted, hours before the October 16, 1975, attack at Balibo in East Timor, a new book has revealed.

5) Tom Hyland: A reluctant hero 13/07/00 (Reality) DUBLIN - When Tom Hyland received one of the People of the Year awards, he did so with some embarrasement. Glory and fame are not his idols but although disconcerted by all the fuss, he saw it as an opportunity to again spread the message about East Timor.

PRESS RELEASES

6) Timorese Demand Release Of U.S. Documents 12/07/00 (Democracy Now) DILI - 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.

REPORTS

9) UNTAET Daily Briefing 12 July 2000 13/07/00 (UNTAET)

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