Tue, 29 May 2012
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East Timor expert Jim Dunn discusses the election prospects of the Fretilin party next July. East Timorese politics is best understood by looking at the historic role of Fretilin as the political party which declared East Timor's independence in 1975, the event which triggered the illegal Indonesian invasion of 1975, and its role in the resistance movement against the Indonesian occupation through the 1970s and beyond. Jim details this history, drawing on his own experience and knowledge of the key figures involved.