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East Timor


The Indonesian invasion and occupation of East Timor is one of the worst atrocities of
this century. The occupation has claimed the lives of over 200,000 Timorese people,
one-third of the original population. It continues in defiance of the United Nations
Security Council which has twice called on Jakarta to withdraw "without delay" as well as
eight General Assembly Resolutions. It has been maintained with the help of the United
States.


East Timor, occupies the eastern half of the island of Timor, which lies between Indonesia
and Australia (approximately 300 miles north of Darwin), East Timor is has lots of
mountains and is culturally diverse. There are 12 main language groups in East Timor.
Today, Tetun is the main East Timorese language with Portuguese spoken among older
generations and Bahasa Indonesia among the young.


A former Portuguese colony, East Timor is recognized by the United Nations as a
non-self-governing territory due for decolonization. It was on the agenda of the U.N.
agenda long before Indonesia invaded and has been the subject of on and off negotiations,
mediated by the U.N. Secretary-General between Portugal and Indonesia since 1983. These
talks resulted in the Tripartite agreement to allow a vote on an Indonesian plan to grant
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