East Timor: Eve of Independence
Falintil guerrillas, East Timor, March 1999.
Falintil soldier, during training.
His revolutionary name is Sarampang, meaning: 'he must catch his enemy and teach him'.
The Falintil insist that they show compassion to their enemies when they have captured them. Instead of torturing and killing as the Indonesian military would do, they prefer to lecture them on their ethics and then let them go.
It has been said that some of the captured Indonesian soldiers have been so impressed by the Falintil morals that they have defected to them.
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