Wednesday, May 25, 2011

East Timor Update #18-28, 1993

Trials and arrests of Timorese activists - especially the prison term handed down to Xanana Gumão - lobbying at the UN, and a campaign to boycott Bata Shoes over its Indonesia operations were featured in 1993.

Includes coverage of José Ramos Horta's talk to over 1,000 people at a benefit in Ottawa. Ramos Horta is quoted saying: "Canada is one of the most hypocritical countries in the world."

After the 1993 election of a Liberal government led by Jean Chrétien to replace Brian Mulroney's Progressive Conservatives, ETAN launched a campaign for an arms embargo that continued until 1999.

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