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February 18-24
Militia member admits to stabbing UNHCR worker
Joint deal on Timor gas
Jakarta warned on Timor trials
Heated debate mars UNTAET-Indonesia House meeting
Date set for East Timor election
UN To Repatriate 400 Refugees From Indonesia's W Timor
UN administrator says Indonesia war crimes trial process in limbo
Refugee Group Set to Return from West Timor by Regular Sea Link
East Timor Press Headlines ­ Friday 23 February, 2001

US Warship Arrives In East Timor To Give Humanitarian Aid
Indonesian general says witnesses to deaths of journalists lying
East Timor Press Headlines ­ Thursday 22 February, 2001
Abiliio Soares Slams Indonesian Gov't on Timor Policy
"Trial of Laksaur commander's murder case underway"
Transition Cabinet Approves Budget Calendar for 2001-2002
"Pressing, refugee re-registration- Matter of refugee total that swells"
Heavy Rainfall Causes Damage Across Territory
Church Council Reviews Establishment of Third Catholic Diocese
Alkatiri on ET's business climate

Recent Analyses from the East Timor Observatory

Refugees: How many? How many want to return to East Timor? (Jan 20, 2001)
Political Movements and Parties: pro-autonomy (Feb 12, 2001)
Timor Sea Oil and East Timor-Australia relations (Jan 12, 2001)
Reconstructing suitable sustainable infrastructures (Dec 22, 2000)

PT Akam's Case Open Whose Eyes? (Editorial)
Madison Sister City- press release, Congress
Madison Sister City
Free Juliana Dos Santos Kidnapped to West Timor
W Timor Journalist- East Timor is Safe
Pro-Indonesia Militia Leaders Fail To Show At Peace Meeting
Dili-Jakarta ties improved, Bishop Belo

Balibo Investigation 

Open Letter from Shirley Shackleton to UN Prosecutor-Genera

Dili Awaits Portuguese Legal Opinions on 1975 Balibo Killings
'Balibo' case awaits revelation of key suspect
Balibo killings- Beginnings of impunity?

Jakarta Never To Extradite Ex-Minister in Balibo Killings - Shihab  
Caught in the line of fire
UN Orders The Arrest Of General Yunus Yosfiah
Balibo 5 suspect offers to face trial
Tell me the truth about my boy (Balibo)
UN uncertain about pursuing Indon minister over Balibo five
UN closes in on killers of five Australian newsmen in Timor 

see also Balibo links

East Timor Press Headlines ­ Tuesday 21 February 2001
East Timor Press headlines ­ Tuesday 20 February 2001
East Timor Press Headlines ­ Monday February 19, 2001
East Timor Press Headlines ­ Fri- Sat 16-17 February, 2001

Bare necessities and big spending in East Timor
A traveler's tale- East Timorese learn to be free
East Timor Headlines- 16-17 Feb 2001
East Timor sees Australia sea treaty in 2001


East Timor Defense Force Formed


Former Falintil rebels listen to independence leader Jose "Xanana" Gusmao deliver a speech during a ceremony in Aileu, East Timor Thursday, Feb 1, 2001. The Falintil was formerly disbanded in the ceremony to become the core of East Timor's national defense force or new national army to operate under U.N. control until East Timor achieves full independence early 2002.

Guerilla veterans transformed into regular recruits
Timor Lorosae Will Not Forget Ex-Falintils
Australia To Supply M16 Rifles To East Timor Force
Reinsertion of Former Combatants  

Xanana- Address at Transition Ceremony Of Falintil

Taur Matan Ruak- Speech at Falintil transition ceremony

NGO Forum Statement NC and UNTAET Decision-Making


February 11 - 17
Trial Of 10 Pro-Indonesian Militiamen Begins In Timor Court
Dili's biggest embassy to be in Jakarta
East Timor headlines- 15 Feb 2001
Election Registration Process
UN credibility at risk over war crimes, says Horta
UN makes feeble Timor midwife
TNI ready to repatriate refugees
Successes and Failures of UN Intervention in E Timor - Interview with Ajiza Magno
Portuguese Digital TV Project Covers Much Territory
Militia may not be a spent force just yet

Now available La'o Hamutuk Bulletin Vol. 1, No. 4: 31 December 2001 with a focus on "The World Bank in East Timor."

Listen to Pacifica's Democracy Now RealAudio programs and interviews with East Timorese leaders and activists at http://www.webactive.com/pacifica/demnow.html

Rep. Lantos Urges Congress to Support Democracy in East Timor
East Timor headlines- 14 Feb 2001
E. Timor's difficult questions of reconciliation (2 articles)
Debate begins on Timor transition process
Authorities Interested in Reinforced Portuguese Police Presence

UN officials told to ensure their redundancy
East Timor headlines- 13 Feb 2001
East Timor Minister Urges Megawati To Honor Independence
U.S. Senate Resolution on Int'l Tribunal for ET
Committee to Recommend 88-Member Parliament

Xanana on Reconciliation, Tolerance, Human Rights and Elections
Indonesia the main market for ET goods
Gusmao Warns of Dangers in Using Youths for 'Political Agitation'
E. Timor to be divided into 3 provinces, 1 special region
Indonesian House urged to cancel Timor Gap agreement
Group of Pro-Indonesia East Timorese accept outcome of ballot

Early February

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