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 insisted that they showed compassion to their enemies on capturing them. Instead of torturing and killing as the Indonesian military would do, they preferred to lecture them on their ethics and then let them go.
It has been said that some of the captured Indonesian soldiers were so impressed by the Falintil morals that they had defected to them.
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