East Timor: Eve of Independence
Santa Cruz cemetery, Dili, East Timor 1999.
Mina, in the Santa Cruz cemetery.
She is a survivor of the massacre that took place on this site in 1991, when Indonesian soldiers killed 271 people, who were on a remembrance march for an East Timorese youth who had been killed by the military.
She was seven years old at the time and was hidden behind the altar of the small church in the cemetery.
She remembers seeing a New Zealand human rights activist being bayoneted to death at the entrance to the church, by a plain clothed Indonesian.
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