Some of the files, found by AP strewn around the ransacked office of the attorney-general, bore the names of well-known massacres in 1999 and contained evidence implicating Indonesia, East Timor's former ruler.


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The evidence, which has never been released, included photos of bodies, graves, human remains and statements from people who had seen the killings.

The files are not believed to be part of any pending prosecutions.

Up to 1,500 people died in violence after East Timorese voted overwhelmingly for independence in a UN-organised plebiscite in 1999.