When the young man arrived in Macau, the Catholic priest who welcomed him could not believe his eyes. Father Francisco Fernandes instantly recognised the East Timorese youth. He had often looked at a magazine photograph of the Dili massacre that depicted a young man with blood pouring from a wound in his chest. The youth is in a daze and another protester holds his head in his hands. This was the wounded demonstrator. Levi de Araujo Corte-Real, 23, had survived the military killings during a graveyard protest in 1991 and last year managed to escape from Indonesia. 'When he came here, I was surprised,' said Father Fernandes. 'I said to him, 'I thought you were dead'.' The dissident youth and his compatriots are welcome in Macau. They are provided with cash payments, accommodation and education. Their warm reception has to do with the fact that East Timor was a former Portuguese colony. It was granted independence from Portugal in 1974 only to be annexed by Indonesia the following year. Mr Corte-Real confirms that he is the youth in the picture, lifting his shirt to display his scar. He said he had left the troubled province after finishing school and had gone to Bali to study. While he was there he was warned by friends in the clandestine Fretilin movement that he was a military target. 'They want to kill all the witnesses to the Dili massacre,' said Mr Corte-Real. He was able to bribe officials to obtain an Indonesian passport, buy an air ticket to Hong Kong and eventually travel to Macau by ferry. 'I'm happy here. I'm free,' he said.