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East Timor statement by senator Grant Tambling



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Senator Grant Tambling Shadow Minister for Regional Development, External Territories and Northern Australia

Media Release

- EAST TIMOR -

STATEMENT BY SENATOR GRANT TAMBLING

The reported shooting of East Timorese people is abhorrent.

The Indonesian Government must launch a full investigation into the tragedy and reveal the disciplinary action it intends taking against members of the security forces who violated human rights.

Military action is not the answer to the complex problems of East Timor; problems that should be resolved through political and consultative processes.

Australia and the Northern Territory have had a close relationship with Indonesia and, in the interests of maintaining this important relationship, we must establish a mutual understanding of the principles of human rights and

democratic freedoms.

Contact: Senator Tambling 813567 Tiz Zeroni 813567

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