Shamed Justice (May 2001) – In Jakarta Eurico Guterres is welcomed with waving flags. The man behind some of the bloodiest massacres in East Timor in 1999 is hailed as a celebrity.
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It is a clumsy Indonesian attempt to appease international outrage: Guterres is not charged with crimes against humanity, but with minor offences such as ‘inciting violence’ and ‘illegal weapons possession’. Few East Timorese were untouched by the violent crack-down of pro-Indonesian militias following a vote for independence in 1999.
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