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Carrascalao - 17/04/1999 - Murder of 12 at home of Manuel Carrascalao, Dili



On 17 April 1999 militia leader Eurico Guterres was recorded on national and international television as inciting his own and the thousands of other militiamen from every district in East Timor gathered in a rally of 3-5000 to kill pro-independence supporters. The rally, to launch an anti-independence 'cleansing' campaign in Dili, was attended by the governor and all top government and military officials in East Timor. His men then attacked the home of Manuel Carrascalao, located next door to Eurico Guterres' Gardapaksi (later Aitarak) Dili headquarters, and left at least twelve dead. Several other prominent militia leaders also took part.

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Suspects implicated in this event:
Cancio Lopes de Carvalho
Herminio da Costa
Eurico Guterres
Manuel de Sousa
MajGen Adam Damiri
LtCol (Pol) Hulman Gultom
Col (Pol) Timbul Silaen
Abilio Soares
Col Tono Suratman
MajGen Zacky Anwar Makarim
Col Nur Muis
LtCol Hardiono Saroso
LtCol Yayat Sudrajat
MajGen Kiki Syahnakri
Gen Wiranto

 

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