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Survivors

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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Josefa Adao da Silva

I was tortured badly but I was brave and I didn’t tell them much. Not because I didn’t speak Indonesian, but because I did not want them to know about my work. I told them that if they wish to kill me then do it, I was ready to die because I had already lost my parents and siblings.

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Terezinha de Jesus

There is still no justice for my family, or for me. No one from the government has ever come and asked us anything. This is the first time I have told my story. I really want the government to pay attention to me, my family and to all the other victims.

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