segunda-feira, 22 de novembro de 2010

East Timor demands justice in decades-old massacre

East Timor demands justice in decades-old massacre

DILI, East Timor – Thousands of East Timorese are demanding justice for pro-independence demonstrators killed by Indonesian troops nearly two decades ago. Mourners flocked to Dili's cathedral Friday to pray that they would someday find the dozens missing since the Nov. 12, 1991, massacre in the Santa Cruz graveyard.
Though there is no official death toll, witness accounts put the number of dead in the hundreds.
No one has ever been prosecuted for the killings. Despite the lack of resolution, the U.S. restored ties with the Indonesian military in 2005.

East Timor was a Portuguese colony for more than 250 years and then became an Indonesian province, before seceding in 1999. Hundreds of thousands who died during Jakarta's rule still lie unidentified in mass graves.

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