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Subject: From RENETIL
Date: Fri, 30 Oct 1998 15:43:12 +0000
From: "Hopffer Martins & Lurdes Bessa (RENETIL)" <>

A group of prisoners from Becora Prison ( East-Timor) started a hunger strike last September 28. Today, a group of troops from Battalion 744 SGI ( a Mixed Brigate) went to the prison and took 26 prisoners both pilitical (from cells 1, 2 and 4) and criminal (from cells 3, 5 and 6) and sent them to Balide Prison.

RENETIL feers that these prisoners were tortured because they were later taken to Toku Baru hospital in a military ambulance (nunber plate: 337 - XXIII).

These prisoners demands were:

1 - The liberation of Xanana Gusmao and of all political prisoners;

2 - The referendum for East Timor.

RENETIL does not know yet the names of these prisoners, but is still trying ti inquire.

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