Subject: UNSG statement from Saturday, April 21
Date: Sat, 24 Apr 1999 10:27:15 -0400
From: "John M. Miller" <fbp@igc.apc.org>

STATEMENT ATTRIBUTED TO THE SPOKESMAN FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL

The Secretary-General has received a series of very disturbing reports that a large number of pro-integration militia members entered Dili this morning and resorted to widespread violence and caused an undetermined number of casualties and damage to property.

The Personal Envy of the Secretary-General, Ambassador Jamsheed Marker, is in contact with the Indonesian authorities with a view to ascertaining the facts and being informed of measures taken by the Indonesian Government.

The Secretary-General strongly deplores these new acts of violence and regrets this apparent inability of the Indonesian authorities to control the violence by the militias and to protect the civilian population. He calls for an immediate end to this escalation of violence by all sides. He considers essential the immediate establishment of a "Peace and Stability Commission

17 April 1999

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