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"Visiting Mario Carrascalao, the Indonesian-appointed Govenor of East Timor, I was surprised to hear him confirm that the army maintained a string of torture houses. Inside these buildings, the Intel would torture people with razors, electric shock, and iron bars.  One could be called in for discussing 'politics,' meeting in an unauthorized public assembly, 'expressing enmity against the state,' listening to foreign shortwave radio, or because an informer suspected you of thinking prohibited thoughts. Carrascalao explained that the torture facilities were completely beyond his authority. 'That's the army's job,' he said."

Allan Nairn, journalist

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