Selected postings from east-timor (reg.easttimor)

November 2002 

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Early November

East Timor kids. Photo by Amy Goodman.  

Support U.S. Nurse and UK Academic Detained in Aceh

Remembering Senator Paul Wellstone (1944-2002) on East Timor and Indonesa

Election questions for candidates and others on E Timor and Indonesia

East Timor Action Network Congratulates Country on UN Membership, Calls on UN to Work for Justice for New Nation

Indonesian Rights Activists Urge U.S. Congress To Block Military Training

Asia Pacific Forum: Restoring U.S.-Indonesia Miltiary Ties w/ ETAN's John M. Miller
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

November 24 - 30
Indonesia looks forward to reinstatement of U.S. IMET program
Sack incompetent minister, Gusmao tells Dili
Xanana's Speech at official 28 Nov. Ceremonies

East Timor's new ambassador a Louisiana native

Bishop Belo's resignation leaves E Timorese wondering why
Bishop Belo, Nobel winner, resigns as head of E Timor diocese
Bishop Carlos Belo steps down after 19 years
Belo resigns, Vatican accepts
Bishop Belo can be more effective in retirement
Bishop Belo Appeal to Portugal for Vocations (Nov. 3)

UN Security Council Reviews UNMISET

Timor-Leste to Security Council November 14, 2002
E. Timor Seeks UN Aid to Fight Terror After Bali
Lisbon emphasizes 'key' UN role, convergence of aid efforts 
E Timor set on joining Asean- Horta

UN: Security Council is told of positive prospects for Timor-Leste, despite challenges; continuation of aid is urged*
UN: Report of the Secretary-General on the UN Mission of Support in East Timor*

Statements to Security Council
EU Presidency Statement on Timor-Leste*
Colombia,* India*, Indonesia,*Ireland,* New Zealand,* Norway,* Portugal,* Singapore,* United States*

UNGA: The provisional transcript of the Friday, 27 September 2002 General Assembly meeting installing Timor-Leste as the UN's 191st member is now available (PDF)*

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U.N. launches probe in death of E. Timor protester
Shooting inflames Timor protesters

Pressure grows to allow East Timorese to stay
Dili, Canberra remain apart on Timor Sea Treaty ratification
East Timor frets as Australia extends gas deal deadline

Indonesian Ad-Hoc Court (November)
Eurico Guterres  

Former East Timor militia leader Eurico Guterres listens to the judges reading the verdict in his case at a court in central Jakarta on November 27. REUTERS/Supri


JSMP: Case Updates for Ad Hoc Human Rights Court in Indonesia
ET NGOs: Nov 12 call for an international tribunal, from East Timor
APCET: Justice for Timor Includes Trials for The Masterminds 

Guterres Finally Realises He Has Been Shafted- Hamish McDonald
Timor acquittals likely to anger rights groups
Jakarta court acquittals 'scandalous' - Ramos Horta
Indon Court Acquits 4 Officials of Crimes Against Humanity in E. Timor
Criticisms of Eurico verdict

E. Timor militia leader sentenced to 10 years in jail (4 articles)
East Timor Militia Leader Gets 10 Years
Guterres verdict fails to advance cause of justice for East Timor
Former militia leader ready to carry the can for military

10-yrs in jail sought for Dili police, military chiefs
East Timor considers militia trial options
Prosecutors seek minimum 10-year jail for former Dili military chief

Ex-Timor militia chief in court 
East Timor bishop calls for international body to try independence vote crimes

Minimum jail sentence sought for Eurico Guterres
Suspected Timor rights violator Eurico has no regrets
Indonesian Judges cut short rights hearing 

Corruption case, poor performance plague Indonesia's Attorney General
Indonesian soldiers among attackers in 1999 Dili incident- witness

AHRC: Attorney General's Office Providing a 'Fountain of Impunity'
Will Bush Do the Right Thing in East Timor? by Aderito de Jesus Soares

ETAN: Indonesian Verdicts Cannot Deliver Justice for East Timor

ET National Alliance for Int'l Tribunal: Indonesian Ad Hoc Human Rights Court Proven Not Able To Fulfill International Demands

see October updates
see September updates

Security fears rise in East Timor
ET Refugees Wishing to Go Home

E. Timor Debates US$3-Billion Gas Treaty As Deadline Looms
Australia and East Timor squabbling threatens gas deal
UNMISET- Work Begins On Domestic Violence Legislation

Support ETAN: Message from Noam Chomksy

Now available La'o Hamutuk Bulletin Vol. 3, No. 7: October 2002, Portuguese Aid, CEP

Listen to Pacifica's Democracy Now! RealAudio programs

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

November 18 - 23
Kopassus Linked To Terrorist Groups, Aussie Official Admits
Lisbon pledges continued support to Portuguese language teaching
Football as important as roads in Afghanistan and East Timor
E.Timor Indicts 12 for Murder in 1999 Vote Runup

Work Begins On Domestic Violence Legislation
Dili District Court orders protective custody of a Portuguese citizen
Police officer seriously injured in clash with villagers
Concern over the return of failed asylum seekers

East Timor Press Review 20 November 2002
East Timor Press Review Dili, 19 November 2002
East Timor Press Review, 15 November 2002

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UNDP: Initiative to empower farm communities in Timor-Leste

General Assembly adopts resolutions on aid to Angola, Kazakhstan, Mozambique, Tajikistan and Timor-Leste

Friends of the UNTL Library
FSRN: 11th Anniversary of Santa Cruz Massacre (Audio)
JSMP: Weekly summaries of matters before the Dili District Court in East Timor 

UNICEF: ADULT WARS, CHILD SOLDIERS: Voices of Children Involved in Armed Conflict in the East Asia and Pacific Region (large PDF)
IFRC: East Timor Red Cross gets reward for grassroots work
JSMP: East Timor urgently needs Court of Appeal to guarantee fundamental human rights
Joint Statement: First Meeting of the Indonesia – Timor-Leste Joint Ministerial Commission for Bilateral Cooperation 
UNGA: Assistance for humanitarian relief, rehabilitation and development in East Timor

Australian and New Zealand Society of International Law: New Challenges and New States: What Role for International Law, PROCEEDINGS of the 10th Annual Conference Australian & New Zealand Society of International Law (large PDF file with a number of papers on ET)

Official Gazette of Government of East Timor

Kissinger Watch
Spring 2002 Estafeta online

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