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Fear stalks Timor again, four years after independence

In 1992, Ventos lost his father, killed by the Indonesian army. Still a child, he hid in the mountains of occupied East Timor. Today, a 23-year-old student in an independent country, he has new fears. For several nights he has been sleeping at the house of his adopted father in the countryside outside the capital Dili. “It’s because of the rumours,” he explains. “People say we must flee, that armed men are coming. If one person said it I would not believe them, but when most people are saying it…” Full Story

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