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Indonesian forces torture Timorese farmer

Lusa - March 30, 1998

Sydney – Indonesian soldiers detained and tortured a young Timorese farmer early this month in the region of Baucau, the organisation East Timor International Support Centre (ETISC) said on Friday.

It said in a statement that the farmer who was seriously injured during the detention was now under the care of his family.

ETISC said also that two Timorese informers accompanied the Indonesian soldiers.

Several sources contacted by Lusa in East Timor said last week that the growing economic crisis in East Timor has led some Timorese to collaborate with the Indonesian military to obtain money to pay for food.