This is the only sign that there is anything noteworthy about a derelict building immediately behind the Plaza Hotel in Dili. When asked about it, locals simply say, ‘We don’t go there.’
Indonesian security forces used to stay at the Plaza; they would bring prisoners out to the building behind to interrogate, torture and sometimes kill them.
The word Diogo, I am told, means ‘this place’, so the message would roughly translate as ‘There is memory here’ or perhaps ‘Remember this place’.
This is the only monument to those events.