Anatomy Of A Massacre

Anatomy Of A Massacre

ABC  |  August 19, 2010
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On November 12, 1991 an estimated 200 people were shot and killed by the Indonesian military during an independence march in occupied East Timor. Images of the massacre at the Santa Cruz cemetery in Dili, were eventually smuggled out of country and became world news. The footage along with eyewitness testimony was instrumental in the country gaining independence. But the bodies of the dead protestors were never returned to family members and their location has remained a mystery.

On November 12, 1991 an estimated 200 people were shot and killed by the Indonesian military during an independence march in occupied East Timor. Images of the massacre at the Santa Cruz cemetery in Dili, were eventually smuggled out of country and became world news. The footage along with eyewitness testimony was instrumental in the country gaining independence. But the bodies of the dead protestors were never returned to family members and their location has remained a mystery.

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