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08 October 1999 Military News

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  • 8 October 1999 - DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY OFFICE OF SPOKESMAN FOR SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 08 Oct 1999
  • UNHCR Returns First East Timorese from West Timor Camps USIA 08 October 1999 -- The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) returned a first group of 173 East Timorese October 8, beginning a program to return an estimated 230,000 displaced people.
  • EAST TIMOR REFUGEES RETURN Voice of America 08 October 1999 -- Some of the East Timorese refugees who fled violence in their home areas to seek refuge in West Timor are returning, on aid flights sponsored by the United Nations High Commission for Refugees. U-N-H-C-R spokesman Jacques Franquin spoke the operation and what the refugees can expect when they return home.
  • OGATA - REFUGEES Voice of America 08 October 1999 -- The United Nations refugee agency, U-N-H-C-R, says it soon hopes to speed the return of East Timorese refugees from West Timor. The agency airlifted more than 170 refugees to the East Timor capital, Dili.
  • CAUCASUS REFUGEES Voice of America 8 October 1999 -- Refugees fleeing from Chechnya to the neighboring Russian republic of Ingushetia tell another story -- that the air strikes are targeting civilians, not Chechen fighters.
  • RUSSIA / CHECHNYA Voice of America 08 October 1999 -- Russian troops and Chechen rebels are battling for control of a strategic river 25 kilometers north of the regional capital, Grozny. Chechnya's president is warning of a full-scale war.
  • BURUNDI / U-N Voice of America 8 October 1999 -- The United Nations Refugee Agency, U-N-H-C-R, reports four-thousand new Burundi refugees have fled to Western Tanzania in the past two weeks.

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  • PINOCHET - CHILE REACTION Voice of America 8 October 1999 -- A British judge's decision approving the extradition of General Augusto Pinochet to face trail in Spain on human rights charges has again split the Chilean public into rival camps.
  • PINOCHET EXTRADITION Voice of America 08 October 1999 -- A London magistrate has ruled (Friday) that former Chilean leader Augusto Pinochet may be extradited to Spain to face human-rights charges arising from his 17-year rule. A Spanish judge says General Pinochet should be prosecuted for a campaign of terror against his political opponents.
  • CHILE/PINOCHET REACT Voice of America 08 October 1999 -- There is mixed reaction in Chile to the verdict in London to proceed with the extradition of former Chilean dictator, Augusto Pinochet, to Spain for prosecution.
  • INDIA - GANDHI ASSASSINATION Voice of America 8 October 1999 -- India's Supreme Court has upheld the death sentences of four Tamil rebels convicted of assassinating former Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi.
  • COLOMBIA DRUGS Voice of America 8 October 1999 -- Lawmakers are considering pledging up to one-and-a-half-billion dollars over the next three years. Colombian officials say they need the help as soon as possible because the production of coca - the plant from which cocaine is made - is on the rise in rebel territories.
  • RUSSIA AND ISLAM Voice of America 8 October 1999 -- Leaders of the Commonwealth of Independent States (C-I-S) have begun a conference at Yalta to discuss ways to combat Islamic terrorism.



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