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The Nobel Peace Prize laureate Bishop Carlos Belo accused the German Spiegel magazine of making up and attributing to him negative comments about Indonesian rule in East Timor. The reported remarks provoked street protests in Jakarta. Bishop Belo denied saying East Timorese had been treated like "scabby dogs" since Indonesian troops invaded the former Portuguese colony in 1975. "My interview has been heavily manipulated and seriously distorted."