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“I’ve made a very firm statement that what happened in East Timor was not a spontaneous response by Timorese who wanted to stay with Indonesia, it was a virtually conspiracy led by a number of Indonesian generals.” James Dunn, expert on crimes against humanity at the Dili-based United Nations Transitional Administration in East Timor (UNTAET)
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ABC News Online

Tue, 10 Apr 2001 13:38 AEST

Report finds Timor violence the result of a ‘conspiracy’

There is sufficient evidence to charge individuals with crimes against humanity for their part in the violence in the lead-up to East Timor’s independence from Indonesia.

A report compiled by the former Australian consul to Timor, James Dunn, says the violence was caused by a “conspiracy” among Indonesian generals.

“I name about 24 Indonesian military officers as key people involved in the issue,” Mr Dunn said.

“I’ve made a very firm statement that what happened in East Timor was not a spontaneous response by Timorese who wanted to stay with Indonesia, it was a virtually conspiracy led by a number of Indonesian generals.”

The report, which has not been publicly released, has been handed to the United Nations.


See also:

Feb 5 JP: James Dunn interview on perpetrators of war crimes in Timor  Interview
"In 1999, whoever gave such orders should have given a red light (to subordinates). We're forced to conclude that they didn't mind the bloodshed." James Dunn, UNTAET

BD: War Crimes & Crimes Against Humanity - A collection of recent press releases, petitions, articles and news

BD: Calls for International War Crimes Tribunal - A collection of recent reports, articles and news


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