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February 18, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
An emotional U.N. chief Kofi Annan was greeted with cheers and tears when he arrived in East Timor, laying a wreath at a church where dozens of people were massacred during a wave of violence last year. Annan and his wife, Nane, shed tears as he laid the wreath in the town of Liquisa, scene of some of the worst bloodshed before and after a U.N.-run vote in which the East Timorese overwhelmingly chose to break away from Indonesian rule. A U.N.
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February 18, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
An emotional U.N. chief Kofi Annan was greeted with cheers and tears when he arrived in East Timor, laying a wreath at a church where dozens of people were massacred during a wave of violence last year. Annan and his wife, Nane, shed tears as he laid the wreath in the town of Liquisa, scene of some of the worst bloodshed before and after a U.N.-run vote in which the East Timorese overwhelmingly chose to break away from Indonesian rule. A U.N.
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September 6, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
Trevor Rees-Jones, the bodyguard who survived the car crash that killed Britain's Princess Diana, has accepted a job with the United Nations in East Timor, his lawyer said in London. Rees-Jones, a former paratrooper, was appointed deputy head of security in the town of Suai, attorney Ian Lucas said. He arrived in Timor on Aug. 4. Since the Aug. 31, 1997, accident, the 32-year-old Rees-Jones has remained mostly quiet about the events of that day, though he did write a book.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 7, 2001
Re "Election Draws Huge Turnout in East Timor," Aug. 31: On Aug. 30, 93% of registered voters in East Timor cast ballots for a constituent assembly. But East Timorese dreams for a new nation are clouded by continual obstructions of freedom and justice by the Indonesian military. The U.S. must not renew military ties with Indonesia until certain minimum conditions regarding East Timor are met. The 80,000 East Timorese still held in refugee camps in Indonesian West Timor must be allowed to safely repatriate or resettle.
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August 16, 2002 | RICHARD C. PADDOCK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A former police chief and five army and police officers were acquitted Thursday of responsibility for the massacre of civilians in East Timor three years ago as the territory sought to secede from Indonesia. The verdicts, handed down in two courts here in the Indonesian capital, appalled human rights activists and called into question the ability of the nation's special human rights court to punish officials responsible for the military-backed mayhem that cost at least 1,000 lives.
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November 14, 1994 | JIM MANN and CHARLES P. WALLACE, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
President Clinton met with Chinese President Jiang Zemin today for the second time in a year, with the two leaders showing that they are working closely together for peace in Korea but are still deeply divided over economic and trade disputes. The two presidents talked for about an hour at a convention center in Jakarta, where both men have come to attend a summit meeting of leaders of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum.
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November 14, 1991 | ALEXANDER COCKBURN, Alexander Cockburn writes for the Nation and other publications
The Indonesian soldiers who shot and killed at least 50 people Tuesday morning in East Timor's capital of Dili probably spared the lives of two journalists at the head of the procession because they suddenly realized that the Westerners they were smashing with their rifle butts were American.
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