What happened in the East Timor crisis?

What happened in the East Timor crisis?

The 1999 East Timorese crisis began with attacks by pro-Indonesia militia groups on civilians, and expanded to general violence throughout the country, centred in the capital Dili. The violence intensified after a majority of eligible East Timorese voters chose independence from Indonesia.

What caused the East Timor genocide?

Then, in 1975, neighboring Indonesia invaded East Timor and took control of the country, killing an estimated 20% of their population. Routine sexual exploitation, deliberate starvation, and massacres led to the United Nations declaring a genocide had occurred.

How long did the East Timor crisis last?

Indonesian invasion of East Timor

Date 7 December 1975 – 17 July 1976 (7 months, 1 week and 3 days)
Location East Timor
Result Indonesian victory Indonesian occupation of East Timor until 1999 East Timor genocide
Territorial changes East Timor occupied ∟East Timor

How many East Timorese were killed by Indonesia?

During the initial years of the Indonesian invasion and occupation, more than 100,000 East Timorese died as a direct result of the conflict. Most of the dead were civilians killed by the military or starved to death in internment camps or while hiding in the hills from the Indonesian military.

How many died in the East Timor genocide?

East Timor genocide
Target Population of East Timor
Attack type Forced disappearance, Genocidal massacre
Deaths Estimates of the total number of war dead range from 100,000–300,000
Motive Forced capitulation of the East Timorese people to Indonesian authority, Greater Indonesia

Did Japan help Indonesia in ww2?

It was reported that approximately 25,000 Japanese soldiers allied themselves with Indonesian nationalists and were subsequently beyond Allied control.

  • October 28, 2022