The terror campaign by pro-Indonesian armed groups before, during, and after East Timor's independence referendum in 1999 was a blatant challenge to the international community as many of the acts of murder, political intimidation, destruction, and mass deportation took place before the eyes of the world. Yet still the ultimate responsibility has been denied and obscured. Masters of Terror provides an authoritative analysis and documentation of the brutal operations carried out by the Indonesian army and its East Timorese allies. The authors carefully assemble detailed accounts of the actions of the major Indonesian officers and East Timorese militia commanders accused of gross human rights violations. This indispensable work explores a horrific frontal attack on democracy and calls for the establishment of an international tribunal for crimes against humanity in East Timor.
Richard Tanter is a senior research associate at the Nautilus Institute, Berkeley. Desmond Ball is special professor in the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre at the Australian National University. Gerry van Klinken is a historian of Indonesia who edits the Melbourne-based quarterly Inside Indonesia.
1 Introduction 2 Masters of Terror: The Indonesian Findings 3 Full Report of the Investigative Commission into Human Rights Violations in East Timor 4 The Key Suspects: An Introduction 5 Crimes against Humanity in East Timor 1999:The Key Suspects 6 Practical Justice in Doe v. Lumintang: The Successful Useof Civil Remedies against "an Enemy of All Mankind" 7 Silent Witness: Australian Intelligence and East Timor