2000 Photo Contest, People in the News, 2nd prize

Dean Sewell

The Bulletin Magazine

01 June, 1999

A masked member of the Aitarak militia looks down from the back of a lorry in the capital. Violence erupted in East Timor following the Indonesian president's announcement in April that a referendum would be held on the question of the island's independence. Pro-Indonesian militia groups clashed with supporters of independence in an attempt to force a 'No' vote.

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Dean Sewell

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