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CNRT: Action in East Timor

MEDIA RELEASE
For immediate release: 1200 Australian EST,
Tuesday 14 September 1999

CNRT: Action in East Timor

STATEMENT BY:
Joao Carrascalao
Head of CNRT in Australia
President of UDT (Timorese Democratic Union)

FALINTIL ACTION:

Falintil is creating safe areas in East Timor. Ossu, Soibada, Barique, Same, Oi-Laluho, are controlled by Falintil. Ermera. Region 4 Falintil engaged Indonesian TNI. One Indonesian soldier was killed. Bobonaro. Exchange of fire between Falintil and TNI. No casualties reported. Vemasse. One Falintil killed, Indonesian casualties unknown. Viqueque. One Falintil killed and one wounded, Indonesian casualties unknown.

INDONESIAN TROOP BUILD-UP AND ACTION:

Baucau -- Indonesia is building up troops with about 14 armoured cars. Laleia -- A ship was in waiting yesterday. Troops backed by 30 armoured cars were driving the people from the seaside villages on to the boat, reportedly to take them to Atambua in West Timor.

KUPANG CONCENTRATION CAMP:

An East Timorese got a call out from Kupang last night to report that the soccer field there has been turned into a concentration camp. It is hell. Thousands of East Timorese are packed into a concentration camp, there are no sanitary facilities, very limited food, no shelter and continual terror from the military and their militia auxiliaries.

FURTHER INFORMATION:

Joao Carrascalao, CNRT Spokesperson in Australia. Tel: +61 2 9823 5616. Mobile: 0418 767 101

Issued on behalf of CNRT by Geoffrey Heard & Associates, Melbourne, Australia GH&A provides this service free to aid the suffering people of East Timor.

Geoffrey Heard GH&A Public Relations Tel: +61 3 9583 0788 Email: gheard@surf.net.au Free East Timor from the Indonesian military's murderous grasp


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