Tuesday, 15 December 2009

Roger East page on Facebook

Roger East page on Facebook


THIS SITE IS IN MEMORIUM. Roger died on 8 December 1975 at the hands of Indonesian soldiers in Dili, East Timor.

Roger East was a freelance journalist who travelled the world for over 20 years documenting the struggles of the 'under dog', the disadvantaged.

He flew to Portuguese East Timor on November 5 1975 to report on the independence struggle of the Timorese and on the looming invasion of East Timor by its aggressive neighbour Indonesia.

He was the last reporter in Dili on December 7 1975 when Indonesia launched its land, air, and sea invasion of Timor.

He was captured by Indonesian soldiers, and on the morning of December 8 he was executed on Dili wharf, his body falling into the sea.


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John M. Miller, National Coordinator
East Timor & Indonesia Action Network (ETAN)
PO Box 21873, Brooklyn, NY 11202-1873 USA
Phone: +1-718-596-7668 Mobile phone: +1-917-690-4391
Email john@etan.org Skype: john.m.miller

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