Masters of terror: Indonesia's military and violence in East Timor in 1999

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Hamish McDonald, Desmond Ball, James Dunn, Gerry van Klinken, David Bourchier, Douglas Kammen, Richard Tanter

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Policy paper

Canberra Papers on Strategy and Defence No. 145

The terror campaign by pro-Indonesian armed groups before, during and after East Timor' independence referendum in 1999 was a blatant challenge to the 'world community' in general and to the authority of the United Nations in particular.

Many of the acts of murder, political intimidation, destruction and mass deportations took place before the eyes of the media, UN officials, diplomats, observers from governments and NGOs.

This book assembles what has so far come to light about the terror campaign, as well as background material on implicated persons, thereby providing a platform for further specific investigation by scholars and human rights bodies.

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