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Timor-Leste National Alliance for an International Tribunal

Secretariat: Fongtil, Caicoli, Dili, Timor-Leste
e-mail: lanarra.del@gmail.com

Statement by ANTI on the Day of the Popular Consultation, 30 August 1999-2011
and also the International Day of the Disappeared

Resolving Past Crimes Against Humanity is Key to Opening the Door to Truth and Justice now and in the future…

Statementu ANTI ba Loron Konsulta Popular 30 de Agustu 1999 – 2011 nudar mos Loron Internasional Desaparisidu Forsada / Ema Lakon Obrigatoriu

Rezolve Krime Kontra Umanidade Pasadu Nudar Savi Hodi Loke Odamatan Lia Los no Justisa iha tempo agora no ba futuru…

Today… we bow before all victims of serious crimes and crimes against humanity. The brutality of the Indonesian military took away thousands of human lives. In that time, assassinations by the Indonesian Military and pro-Indonesian militia made Timorese human lives worthless. Immoral actions eliminated the dignity of our mothers and sisters.

Until today, these scars have not healed because we live in an climate of hypocrisy. We are hypocrites because we don't want to feel what the victims feel today. We are hypocrites because we forget our innocent people who lost their lives. We are hypocrites because we are not willing to look for those who were forcibly disappeared. We are hypocrites because we give priority to reconciliation, not to justice.

The 30th of August marks Popular Consultation Day for the Timorese People. For the international community, 30 August is also ‘International Day of the Disappeared’. The CAVR report estimates that 186,000 people were killed and forcibly disappeared in the years before the 1999 referendum. Four thousand children taken by the TNI (Indonesian Military) have not yet returned. Until today, we cannot follow their trails. We do not yet know these families' shadows ... we continue to hope that those who the Military and Militias took will return to each of their families.

Today we only give importance to friendship, not to truth. How can we move forward if we are not willing to fill the holes of the past? How can we progress together with new hope if we ignore the heavy burden on our shoulders? Because of these realities ANTI:

  • Demands that the United Nations Security Council pass a resolution to establish a credible International Tribunal in order to judge the principal perpetrators of serious crimes and crimes against humanity in Timor-Leste during the Indonesian occupation so that we can cut the chain of impunity in Timor-Leste and other countries.

  • Demands that the Prosecutor prosecutes the serious crimes cases that were investigated by the Serious Crimes Investigation Team (SCIT) and submits these cases to Court.

  • Asks the Judges and the Prosecutor General to imprison the criminal Valentim Lavio (ex-Militia BMP) who has already been sentenced to 9 years imprisonment but walks free today.

  • Asks the President of the Republic and the State of Timor-Leste to ratify the International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance in order to guarantee that there will be no more disappeared persons in the future.

  • Asks the State of Timor-Leste to demand that the State of Indonesia give back those that the TNI forcibly took to Indonesia.

  • Demands that all State Institutions valorise the day of Popular Consultation, 30 August, as an important National day of commemoration at the National and District levels, rather than as a National holiday.

  • Demands that the National Parliament decide quickly on the Memory Institute Law and the Reparations Law.

  • Demands that the State Institutions of Timor-Leste respect the principle of separation of powers and respect the competence of the Judiciary to process serious crimes and crimes against humanity, in accordance with Article 160 of the Timor-Leste Constitution.

Forgetting the Crimes of the Past … is the start of killing Justice today and tomorrow.

Dili, 30 August 2011
We give our voices.

Loron ohin… ita hakruk ba vitima tomak nebe sai sofre husi krime grave no krime kontra umanidade. Brutalismu military Indonesia rezulta ema sala laek rihun ba rihun tenke lakon sira nia vida hanesan umana. Asasinasaun Militar no Milisia pro-Indonesia halo ema Timor laiha ona valor umana iha tempo ne’eba. Asaun immoral elimina duni dignidade inan-feton sira.

To’o ohin loron fitar hirak ne nunka bele diak tamba ita moris iha klima hipokrasia (kemunafikan) nia laran. Ita hipokrit (munafik) tamba ita lakohi senti saida maka vitima senti oras ne dadauk. Ita hipokritu tamba ita haluha ita nia ema sira nebe sala laek no lakon sira nia vida iha tempo pasadu. Ita hipokrit tamba ita nunka iha vontade diak hodi buka tuir ita nia ema sira nebe too ohin loron dezaparisidu/ halakon obrigatoriamente. Ita hipokritu tamba ita hakarak fo prioridade ba rekonsoliasaun la ho justisa.

Loron 30 de Agustu nudar loron Konsulta Popular ba Povu Timorense. Iha ambiente komunidade internasional konsidera loron 30 de Agustu nudar “Loron Internasional Dezaparisidu ka Ema Lakon Obrigatoriu”. Hanesan mos saida mak akontese iha Timor bazeia ba faktu estimasaun CAVR nian hatudu katak ema 186,000 mate no lakon obrigatoriu iha periodu molok no hafoin referendum iha tinan 1999. Labarik nain 4.000 mak TNI lori ba Indonesia no seidauk fila too agora. Ita nia emar sira too ohin loron ita seidauk hatene sira nia paraderu (jejak). Ita seidauk hatene familia hirak ne’e nia lalatak…….ita sei hein nafatin sira nebe militar no milisia sira lori atu entrega iha idak-idak nian familia.

Ohin, Ita fo deit importansia ba relasaun amizade la ho lia los. Oinsa ita bele hakat ba oin sei ita laiha vontade hodi taka kuak iha kotuk. Oinsa ita bele hamutuk hodi hakat ba oin ho esperansa foun sei ita nafatin ignora todan nebe hanehan hela iha ita nia kabas. Ho kondisaun realidade hirak ANTI firme katak;

  • Ezizi ba Konselu Seguransa ONU atu hasai rezolusaun final hodi estabelese Tribunal Internasional nebe kredivel atu julga autor prinsipal nebe komete krime grave no krime kontra umanidade iha Timor-Leste duranti periodu okupasaun militar Indonesia nune’e bele hakontu korenti impunidade iha Timor no iha rai seluk.

  • Ezizi ba Prokuradoria atu ho seriadade hodi prosesa kazu krime grave nebe investiga husi SCIT hodi submete ba Tribunal

  • Husu ba Juiz no Prokurador Jeral atu sulan autor kriminozu (eis-Milisia BMP) Valentim Lavio nebe mak hetan ona penas prizaun tinan 9 resin maibe agora lao livre hela

  • Husu ba Prezidente da republika atu estadu Timor-Leste ratifika Konvensaun Internasional Ba Ema Lakon Obrigatoriumente nune’e garanti labele tan iha ema lakon iha tempu futuru.

  • Husu ba Estadu Timor Leste atu ezizi ba Estadu Indonesia hodi fo hikas maluk sira nebe TNI lori ba Indonesia ho obrigatoriamentu no inosentimente

  • Ezizi ba Instituisaun Estadu tomak atu Valoriza loron Konsulta Popular dia 30 de Agostu nudar loron bo’ot Nasional hodi halo komemorasaun iha Nivel Nasional to’o distrito laos loron feriadu Nasional

  • Ezizi ba Parlamentu Nasional atu deside lalais vida Lei Institutu Memoria no Lei Reparasaun

  • Ezizi ba Instituisau Estadu Timor-Leste atu respeita prinsipiu separasaun poder hodi fo kompetensia ba Orgaun Judisiariu nune’e kazu krime grave no krime kontra umanidade bele prosesa tuir artigo 160 Konstituisaun RDTL.

Haluha Krime Pasadu….Ne’e Hahu’u Hamate Justisa Iha Tempo Agora no Ba Futuru.

Dili, 30 Agustu 2011
Ami mak saran lian.

The Timor-Leste Institute for Development Monitoring and Analysis (La’o Hamutuk)
Institutu Timor-Leste ba Analiza no Monitor ba Dezenvolvimentu
Rua dos Martires da Patria, Bebora, Dili, Timor-Leste
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