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The saying “Chega Ba Ita” underlines our belief that the CAVR report was written based on the experiences and voices of the people, for the people. It is not a document that should be shelved and forgotten. It is a living document to be understood, debated, and re-invented for generations to come.

Beatriz Miranda

Akontesimentu iha Kraras, iha Tahuben loron 8 Agusto 1983, militár sira oho ema barak. Militár Indonézia lori mana Beatriz nia katuas-oan ba oho iha fatin ida ne’ebé mak nia la hatene. …

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Maria de Fatima

Maria kaben iha tinan 1975 bainhira Indonézia halo invazaun. Nia ho nia la’en sempre hetan ameasa iha uma no duun sira halo atividade klandestina. Nia la’en hanesan mestre eskola primária …

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Rosita Maria da Costa

They held my father-in-law then Hansip killed him, and before he was dead they dragged him to his grave and buried him alive. At that time it was difficult to find his body, because the situation was still tense, and we had to wait to go and collect his body.

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Augusta Soriano da Silva

Sometimes they took us to their military posts at night, saying it was for interrogation, but actually they forced us to dance with them. We Timorese do not like this kind of behavior, like prostitution. We’re ashamed if we're called prostitutes…

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