What happened in the East Timor genocide?

What happened in the East Timor genocide?

In an attempt to terrorize the populace to vote against independence, the army unleashed local paramilitary forces known as ninjas to murder hundreds of people. Despite this effort, 78.5% of East Timorese voted for independence, setting off another round of massacres.

What did Australia do for East Timor?

Australia led the INTERFET operation in 1999, and provided substantial forces to the subsequent United Nations Transitional Administration in East Timor and its successor operations. Australia also landed combat troops in the country in 2006 to quell ethnic fighting that involved East Timorese police and soldiers.

Why did Indonesia want East Timor?

Why did Indonesia invade East Timor in 1975? Indonesia was ruled by a military dictatorship at the time. It wanted to prevent a grassroots, village-level political awakening in the archipelago. East Timor’s main political group was committed to land reform and inspiring village-level political changes.

How long did the East Timor genocide last?

Indonesian occupation of East Timor

Date De facto: 7 December 1975 – 31 October 1999 (23 years, 10 months, 3 weeks and 3 days) De jure: 7 December 1975 – 20 May 2002 (26 years, 5 months, 1 week and 6 days)
Location East Timor
Result East Timor gains independence after an independence referendum votes to leave Indonesia

How long were Australian troops in East Timor?

A Company, 1st Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment returns to Townsville after 71 days in Timor Leste as part of Battle Group Faithful.

Is there a genocide in West Papua?

The Papua conflict is an ongoing conflict in Western New Guinea between Indonesia and the Free Papua Movement (Indonesian: Organisasi Papua Merdeka, OPM)….

Papua conflict
30,000 1,129 (est. in 2008) 131 weapons (est. in 2008)
Casualties and losses
Estimates vary between 100,000 to 500,000 deaths