Dr Charles Tannock

Member of the European Parliament for London

East Timor

Delivered in Plenary - September 13th 2004

Mr President,

Shortly before the summer break the Supreme Court of Indonesia finally acquitted all those military officers indicted for the unlawful killing of civilians in the former Portuguese colony of East Timor during the run-up to Timorese independence when there were attempts to derail the UN-led independence process. I deeply regret this and, as this House followed East Timor's independence struggle closely, many will join me in protest at the fact that nobody is going to be punished for these massacres