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Diocese - 5/09/1999 - Attack on Dili diocesan office

Militias and soldiers allegedly led by a serving military officer (Capt Agus Suwarno) attacked the Catholic Diocesan Chambers (Camra Eclesestica) in Dili at about 2:30pm on 5 September 1999, the day after the ballot result was announced. Refugees sheltering in the chambers saw men wearing the black shirts of the Aitarak militia attack and burn the offices, leaving an estimated 25 dead and five injured.

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Suspects implicated in this event:
Eurico Guterres
Capt Agus Suwarno
MajGen Adam Damiri
Col (Pol) Timbul Silaen
MajGen Zacky Anwar Makarim
Col Nur Muis
LtCol Yayat Sudrajat
Col Tono Suratman
MajGen Kiki Syahnakri
Gen Wiranto


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