Manuel Carrascalão House massacre

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The Manuel Carrascalão House massacre occurred on 17 April 1999 in Dili, East Timor, at the house of East Timorese independence leader Manuel Carrascalão. 12 people were killed by the pro-Indonesia Aitarak militia, commanded by Eurico Guterres, including Manuel's 17-year-old son, Manelito Carrascalão, who was tortured and hacked to death. The bodies of the victims were transported to the village of Maubara, the headquarters of the Besi Merah Putih militia, where they were buried, in coffins, with personal possessions and identification. The bodies were exhumed in 2000, by the UNTAET Crime Scene Detachment.

After much deliberation, the Indonesian government agreed to allow Guterres to be extradited by the International Police, on the grounds that he be tried under Indonesian law rather than international law, and that he be allowed to carry out his sentence in Indonesia. In June 2002, Eurico Guterres went on trial. He was convicted, and received a ten-year prison sentence. He moved to Indonesia, where he was supposed to spend his sentence imprisoned. He has yet to be incarcerated, and has since started another militia group in Indonesia. Several other militia members were incarcerated for the crime.

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