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Stage 3: Discrimination
CIA World Factbook
From 1975-1999, Indonesia occupied and committed genocide in Timor-Leste, with 100,000-200,000 individuals dying during this period. Indonesian officials have taken little to no accountability for the genocide and continue to resist ongoing investigations and trials. Though Timor-Leste experienced periods of increased violence following independence, the country has since stabilized. The current government has faced criticism for discriminating against religious minorities. Gender-based violence and domestic violence against women and LGBTQI+ individuals are widespread, and investigations into and accountability for such violence are inadequate.
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