Marita Alves, an MP for the Fretilin party, tells of her flight to the mountains after Indonesia’s 1975 invasion. She was captured in 1978 with around 10,000 people forced to capitulate after encirclement by the Indonesian army at Metinaro, east of Dili. A student activist in the UNETIM movement, Marita was transferred to Dili, resisting rape and torture attempts at the Sang Tai Ho interrogation centre. In Balide prison she later met her husband Octavio Araujo, also a prisoner. She witnessed the ill-treatment of others and was given courage by a visit from student leader Maria Gorete, who suffered torture during her earlier imprisonment.