Timor Violence

NPR's Eric Weiner reports that hundreds, maybe thousands, of people were killed in East Timor in recent weeks because of the rampages of Indonesian army organized militias. But whether the culprits are brought to justice or not is another matter. The United Nations Human Rights commission has voted to establish an international inquiry for East Timor, but Indonesian officials have rejected it.



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