Comarca Balide Prison, Dili

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#15 of 25 in Things to do in Dili
A former political prison, Comarca Balide Prison today serves as a museum displaying the history of the Timorese struggle for independence. Displays of pictures and documents in English depict the turbulent history of uprisings and incarcerations, actions of the international community which supported the resistance, and retribution of occupying forces, displayed on the walls of the prison. The most haunting and memorable are images of the 65 preserved original graffiti, drawings, and inscriptions by the prisoners themselves. A visit to Comarca Balide Prison represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Dili trip planner to plot your vacation.
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  • A truly sad place and a blight on humanity. Cudos to the veterans for telling their personal stories and turning it into a museum so the story will never be forgotten  more »
  • We visited this site & heard the history & the struggles of the prisoners, of the building from our guide Jonias,  more »
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