Letter: Timor's innocents
Thursday 02 September 1999
It is no more morally acceptable to supply weapons to the brutal Indonesian government than it would be to start selling them to Slobodan Milosevic, no matter how many "British jobs" it safeguards. Our government likes us to believe that Indonesia does not use British weapons in the repression of East Timor, deciding to ignore widespread refugee evidence to the contrary - exactly the sort of evidence they find so compelling in Yugoslavia.
Though it will be too late for 200,000 East Timorese, we can and should stop our participation in this tragedy now.
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