August 2002 

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East Timor kids. Photo by Amy Goodman.  

Fate of East Timorese Refugees in Indonesia Uncertain as Deadline Nears

ETAN “Deeply Disturbed” by East Timor’s Grant of Immunity to U.S. Troops; U.S. Activists Say Agreement Undermines International Criminal Court & Universal Justice 

Letter to U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for War Crimes Issues Concerning Justice for East Timor

Letter to U.S. Ambassador to Indonesia Concerning Justice for East Timor

Democracy Now!: Indonesian Court Acquits 6 From Carnage During 1999 Independence Vote with Aderito Soares, a Timorese human rights lawyer and John M. Miller, ETAN
ETAN: Indonesian Verdicts Cannot Deliver Justice for East Timor

Letter to Secretary of State Powell on Trip to Indonesia
Statement by the ETAN on Restoration of IMET Military Training by Senate Appropriations Committee
NGOs Write House and Senate Appropriations Committees on U.S.-Indonesia Military Assistance
Leahy Conditions on Restrictions of Military Assistance for Indonesia Have Not Been Met

Support ETAN: Message from Noam Chomksy

Early August Postings

August 25 - 31
Gusmao urges grassroots democracy as E. Timor marks 100 days of freedom
After 100 days of independence, leaders sum up
Bishop Belo- Much done but much still to do in East Timor
Bishop (Dom Jose Ribeiro) Kept Timor Secrets To Himself

U.S. rights group expresses concern over immunity grant to US
Accord signed with US on exemption from ICC
Robinson rides into storm over Suai massacre
UN rights chief meets Timor PM

Indonesian Ad-Hoc Court: First Verdicts (August)
Former E Timor Governor Abilio Soares on trial.  
East Timor's former governor Abillo Soares listens as prosecutors read out their demand for sentencing at Jakarta's human right court in July. REUTERS/Darren Whiteside  

ETAN: Indonesian Verdicts Cannot Deliver Justice for East Timor
Will Bush Do the Right Thing in East Timor? by Aderito de Jesus Soares
East Timor bishop calls for international body to try independence vote crimes

West turns blind eye as Indonesia's brutal military escapes justice
Indonesian judges for rights trial appeals appointed
No Justice in Jakarta

Timor verdicts shows new order's game
Nine East Timorese fail to testify at Indonesian rights court
E Timorese President Angry with Verdict

UN's Robinson to take Timor trial concerns to Security Council
East Timorese Call for International Human Rights Tribunal
E. Timor May Push For UN Panel To Try Indonesian Officers

EU critical of Jakarta human rights tribunal
Indonesia terror acquittals imperil U.S. ties
Impunity may reign again after E. Timor verdicts
Ex-Governor Sentenced To Three Years For 1999 Role
Once silent US now 'disappointed' by handling of Indonesian rights cases
Indonesian rights trial of officer adjourned
Indonesian prosecutors appeal verdicts in East Timor cases
Indonesia Foreign Min Defends Verdicts In E Timor Trials

'Time has come for international court'- Ian Martin
East Timorese call for international human rights tribunal
Entire Indonesian occupation must be judged, says US rights group
Indonesia Clears 6 of Rights Abuses in East Timor Killings
Anger as rights worker recalls police role in Timor crimes

Dili will present common front on Jakarta verdicts
Activist Derides Trial "Theatre"
DN!: An Indonesian Court Acquits Officers From the Carnage During Independence Vote : A 1st-hand Account*
U.N. Faults Indonesia on Sentence for East Timor War Crimes

Ex-Governor Sentenced To Three Years For 1999 Role
BBC: East Timor verdicts provoke outrage*

ET N'l Alliance for Int Indonesian Ad Hoc Human Rights Court Proven Not Able To Fulfill International Demands
East Timor Women's Network demands Justice
Widows' group demands international tribunal
Statement by Free ET Japan Coalition- Jakarta Tribunal
HRW: Indonesia Verdict Confirms Justice Elusive for East Timor Crimes*
JSMP/AI: East Timor trials deliver neither truth nor justice*
TAPOL/CAFOD/CIIR: Jakarta trial ends without justice for East Timor*
APCET: Indonesian Verdicts A Far Cry From Justice; Real Masterminds Remain Free*
United Nations High Commissioner For Human Rights Voices Concerns Following Verdict In Indonesia Tribunal*
UN Secretary-General Endorses Human Rights Commissioner’s Concerns Over Indonesia Tribunal*

East Timor Trial Verdicts Expected; Will Justice Be Done?
'Military did nothing to prevent attack on Carrascalao's house'
TNI intended to kill me- Manuel Viegas Carrascalao

Lack of evidence against Wiranto on Timor charges- former AG
Former militia boss denies ordering Timor attacks 
Lawyers for former army chief challenge rights court's authority
Former Dili mayor says militias received no govt aid

Gusmao defends clemency plea for ex-governor tried in Jakarta
Boyce- world is watching E. Timor trials; comments on Exxon Mobil suit 
President pleads for leniency for ex-East Timor governor
Coming to Grips with History, Jakarta-Style
Xanana pleads for leniency for ex-East Timor governor
Five Indonesian Officers In E Timor Trials Plead Innocent

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ETAN: 10 Reasons Why Indonesian Courts Will Not Bring Justice to E Timor
ETAN: Justice for East Timor Will Not Come from Indonesian Indictments
Read updates at JSMP/IPJET website* 

Inside Story- The Tarnished Brass of Timor
International Crisis Group: The Implications of the Timor Trials*
Masters of Terror: The most complete set of profiles available so far of the key suspects in the 1999 destruction of East Timor*
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Over 50 prison escapees still at large
Better Future Brewing For ET Coffee Farmers
Paper by Dep. Commander of ETDF on Defense & Security

East Timor Press Review 29 August
East Timor Press Review 28 August
East Timor Press Review 27 August
East Timor Press Review 26 August

Now available La'o Hamutuk Bulletin Vol. 3, No. 6: August 2002, Japanese Aid, Electricity

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Democracy Now! broadcast from East Timor's independence. Listen online or order the video.

August 18 - 24
Statement by Mary Robinson, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, to the National Parliament of the Democratic Republic of East Timor
National leaders chide militants for no-show at debate
Australian troops help Timorese refugees
Past struggle recalled on anniversary of armed resistance
Defense Policy of East Timor

Over 50 escapees still at large after Friday jailbreak
Kirsty Sword Gusmao- A Dutiful Life
Indonesian Tribunal ... Political Diversion?
Book review- Bitter Dawn- East Timor - A People's Story
After 'foreign interference` demo, FM invites protesters to talk
Japan to keep peacekeeping unit in E. Timor until spring 2004

East Timor Press Review 22 August 2002
East Timor Press Review 21 August, 2002
East Timor Press Review 20 August, 2002
East Timor Press Review 19 August, 2002
East Timor Press Review 16 August, 2002

Early August Postings
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New Web Links (open in new window)

Official Gazette of Government of East Timor

ILO: A new labour code for the world's newest country
Colégio de São José
(St. Joseph’s High School) in East Timor
Cover-Up and Denial of Genocide: Australia, the USA, East Timor and the Aborigines
, Ben Kiernan, Critical Asian Studies
Lancet: HIV-1 infection in foreign nationals working in East Timor

SBS Insight: The Limits of Generosity (Australia and Timor Oil)
ICRC: East Timor Appeal (PDF)
UN: Council Hears Arguments for Participation of Women in Peacekeeping Operations
Australian Parliament:  Joint Standing Committee On Treaties Hearing on Timor Oil agreements (PDF, begins page 27)

JSMP: Comments on the draft judicial magistrates law (PDF)
JSMP: Comments to the draft Amnesty legislation (MSWord)
HRW:  East Timor Amnesty Bill Flawed: Perpetrators of War Crimes May Escape Prosecution

WB: E Timor Becomes a Member of the World Bank Group
ADB: E Timor Becomes ADB's 61st Member

SBS: East Timor - Justice Denied? new documentary by Max Stahl
Inside Indonesia: East Timor special issue
2003 United States-East Timor Scholarship Program Competition
Parliament of Australia, Dept. of the Parliamentary Library Research Note: The Timor Sea Treaty: Are the Issues Resolved?

Kissinger Watch
Spring 2002 Estafeta online


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