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Subject: LUSA: Indon reinforces police presence in ET

Date: Tue, 13 Oct 1998 07:28:13 -0400 (EDT)
From: "Sharon R.A. Scharfe" <pet@web.net>

13 OUT 98 - 11:31 East Timor/Australia: Indonesia reinforces police presence in occupied territory

Sydney, Oct. 13 (Lusa) - The Indonesian authorities announced on Monday the detachment of four mobile police brigades (BRIMOV) in the occupied territory of East Timor, according to Indonesia's national news agency, Antara.

According to a news dispatch received in Sydney on Monday, the four police brigades will remain in East Timor for at least one year. The police commander of Bali, Major Y. Suyatmo, was quoted as saying by Antara that the four brigades had reached East Timor by sea.

Estanislau da Siva, a member of the central committee of FRETILIN, told LUSA in Sydney on Monday the detachment was meant ''intimidate'' the population of East Timor and the Timorese resistance movement. The brigades reportedly arrived in East Timor over the weekend.-Lusa nnnn

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For more information on Parliamentarians for East Timor, Please Contact: Sharon Scharfe, International Secretariat, PARLIAMENTARIANS FOR EAST TIMOR Suite 116, 5929-L Jeanne D'Arc Blvd., Orleans, ON K1C 7K2 CANADA Fax: 1-613-834-2021 E-Mail: pet@web.net

"... where there are profits to be defended, law, justice, freedom, democracy and peace are the victims." -- Xanana Gusmao, Jailed Leader of East Timor in Preface to "Complicity: Human Rights and Canadian Foreign Policy -- the Case of East Timor" (Montreal: Black Rose Books, 1996).

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