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Marabia Community Exhibition

Date: June 9, 2019

Author: Maria Manuela Leong Pereira

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“We are truly glad to be able to see this exhibition because we can understand the history of Marabia event after 39 years later; all these years we only put flowers in the monument, but this year we can see this exhibition, we can gather with other fellows who was previously detained together in Atauro.” – Mariana Castro, survivor from Aisirimou, Aileu.
Marabia Community Exhibition has been launched today by Secgen Fretilin Dr. Mari Alkatiri, it was also attended by President and Vice President of the 10 June Committee, important actors of Marabia uprising: Sr. David D. Ximenes “Mandati”, Mana Madalena Kasian and others, families of victims and survivors from Marabia event, and students and youths. The exhibition was launched after the Holy Mass for the 10 June Marabia event. This exhibition was co-produced by ACbit, AJAR, the National Victims’ Association, and the 10 June Committee.



“Ami kontenti tebes partisipa bele hare espozisaun ne’e, tanba ami bele komprende liu istoria akontesimentu Marabia tinan 39 liu ba tanba tinan-tinan ami tau ai-funan deit iha monumentu, maibe tinan ne’e ami bele hare expozisaun, bele hetan malu ho maluk sira seluk mak uluk dadur hamutuk iha Atauro.” – Mariana Castro, sobrevivente husi Aisirimou, Aileu.
Espozisaun komunidade Marabia ohin lansa ona husi Sekjen Fretilin Dr. Mari Alkatiri ho prezensa Presidenti no vise Pres. Komite 10 de Juñu, autor importante sira ba levantamentu Marabia: Sr. David D. Ximenes “Mandati”, mana Madalena Kasian no seluk tan, familia vítima sobrevivente sira husi akontesimentu Marabia no estudante no foin sae sira depois missa ba matebian akontesimentu Marabia 10 de Juñu. Atividade ne’e realiza husi ACbit, AJAR, Asosiasaun Vitima no komite 10 de Juñu.

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