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Indonesian forces have systematically tortured and killed civilians in the former Portuguese colony of East Timor since invading the area in 1975, Amnesty International said in a report released in London. It said there was evidence of executions without trial, prisoners disappearing after being arrested and torture, including beating and electric shocks applied to sexual organs. It said rebels of the Revolutionary Front for an Independent East Timor have also been guilty of human rights abuses.


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