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Amelia Conçeição

Amelia Conçeição has said enough. When the Indonesia invaded Timor Leste, Amelia fled with her family to the forest without having a chance to take any belongings, including any important …

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Domingas de Araujo Mendonca

Domingas de Araujo Mendonca  has said enough. When Domingas was 17, she was captured by the Indonesian military. She and six other women were tortured daily: stripped and forced to …

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Lucilia da S. Alves

Lucilia da S. Alves Choosing not to feel fear after her father and brother were killed by Indonesia soldiers, Lucilia and her mother continued their clandestine activities. Every day they …

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Maria Imaculada

Maria Imaculada has said enough. Maria supported the resistance by transporting food and clothes to the guerilla forces in the forest.She was arrested, detained, tortured and repeatedly raped for over …

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Augusta de Jesus Araujo

Augusta de Jesus Araujo has said enough. In 1980, after the arrest of Augusta’s father who was a village headman, her entire family was exiled to Atauro.  On Atauro, the …

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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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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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