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For years Xanana Gusmão, East Timor's de facto leader, led the resistance to Indonesian rule

Xanana Gusmão, the former guerrilla leader, last week ended months of speculation and announced that he will stand for East Timor's presidency when the country gains full independence next year. With the young nation about to hold its first legislative election, Gusmão spoke with Time's Phil Zabriskie and Zamira Loebis about the perplexing challenge of achieving a national reconciliation after the turmoil that has accompanied the path to independence.

TIME: What is your position on amnesty for the violence of 1999?
Gusmão:
Amnesty can be considered, but only after justice, after trials. Not...

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