East Timor: Eve of Independence (24 images)

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This series of images were taken in East Timor in March/April 1999, and mainly depict the various groups of people involved in the struggle for independence from Indonesia.

At that time the predominantly Catholic East Timor had been under Indonesian occupation for 23 years.

The people there had suffered greatly under the occupying forces, with an estimated 250,000 of the population being killed, and many imprisoned and tortured.

After General...
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