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Just Back From East Timor

Despite Indonesia’s agreement to an international force in East Timor, the violence there continues. The following people, most of whom were UN-accredited observers for the late August vote, have recently returned from East Timor and are available for interviews:

BARBARA NASH
A UN-accredited observer with the International Federation for East Timor, Nash just returned on September 8. Nash is a teacher and grandmother.
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JEROME HANSEN
Hansen, who has also done election monitoring in Sri Lanka and Cambodia, is currently a graduate student in conflict analysis and resolution at George Mason University.

MIRIAM YOUNG and ANDREW WELLS
Associated with the Asia Pacific Center for Justice and Peace, Young and Wells led an ecumenical delegation to East Timor.

ELKE ENDER and MARIN GERSKOVIC
Volunteers with the United Nations Mission in East Timor, Ender is a graduate student, Gerskovic is a former Yugoslavian diplomat.

BONNIE LING
Ling, who is from Athens, Georgia, recently returned from East Timor.

CHRIS LUNDRY
Lundry is a doctoral student studying East Timor at Arizona State University.

WILLIAM SEAMAN
Seaman was in East Timor for more than a month.

DIANE FARSETTA
Farsetta, who lives in Madison, Wisconsin, returned from East Timor on September 10.

MARK SALZER
Salzer is coordinator of the East Timor Action Network (ETAN) in Boston. He recently returned from his second trip to East Timor.
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BEN TERRALL
Terrall, director of the East Timor Research and Relief Project, is San Francisco coordinator of ETAN.
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For more information, contact at the Institute for Public Accuracy: Sam Husseini, (202) 347-0020 or David Zupan, (541) 484-9167