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17 May 2002
The international solidarity movement for East Timor: a weapon more powerful than guns

For 23 years, the people of East Timor waged a bitter and at times lonely struggle against a mighty military dictatorship which enjoyed unstinting support from western governments who valued their economic ties – trade, investments and the sale of arms – to the exclusion of all else.

Tagged: Human Rights Defenders, Timor-Leste
30 Oct 1998

TAPOL's 25th anniversary comes just months after the downfall of the Indonesian dictator, Suharto. A glance back at what we have tried to do provides an insight into the depth and persistence of gross human rights violations suffered by people living under Indonesian rule. It will help identify the tasks which lie ahead as Indonesia struggles to create a democratic country

Tagged: Aceh, West Papua, Political Prisoners, TAPOL, Timor-Leste

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