September 2002 

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East Timor kids. Photo by Amy Goodman.  

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

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

Support ETAN: Message from Noam Chomksy

August Postings
Early September

September 22 - 30
East Timor revisited
E. Timor- Armed Struggles Not Advised
Feed the Mind project
East Timor's new rebels
10 years on, Timorese denied asylum
JRH in Massachusetts - A Tale of a New Nation
East Timor foreign minister gets warm welcome

East Timor Joins the UN
E Timor's UN Ambassador Jose Luis Guterres (center) takes his seat in the General Assembly. Prime Minister Mair Alkatari (l) and Bishop Belo (r). Photo by John M. Miller.

East Timor, the world's youngest country, joins the United Nations

Xanana Gusmao's General Assembly Speech: On the occasion of the Admission of Timor-Leste to UN
T-L Dept of Foreign Affairs: ET Vows to Fight Poverty as Newest UN Member
Xanana's  Remarks at UNDP lunch
Presentation at Asia Society by Xanana Gusmao

UN Press Conference by Xanana and Ramos Horta (also video link)*

UN: Unanimous Assembly Decision Make Timor-Leste 191st UN Member State*
Remarks by Kofi Annan at Flag Raising Ceremony*
Statement by Jan Kavan, President of the General Assembly*

Statement by Durao Barroso, Prime Minister of Portugal to UN General Assembly on the occasion of the admission of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste to the United Nations*
Statement by Amb. Goncalo de Santa Clara Gomes, Permament Representative of Portugal as Chair of WEOG  to UN General Assembly*

E Timor Loses On Boundary, Gas Dev'ts to Australia- Former Unocal President
The case of the dead children
Religious leader calls for more help from Portuguese people
Watching maritime border issues closely (transcript)
East Timor police question five over sandalwood smuggling

East Timor Press Review 26 September 2002
East Timor Press Review 25 September 2002
East Timor Press Review 24 September 2002
East Timor Press Review 23 September 2002

Indonesian Ad-Hoc Court: First Verdicts (September)
Former E Timor police chief Timbul Silaen (L) is pictured 
with ex-governor Abilio Soares  

Former East Timor police chief Timbul Silaen (L) is pictured with ex-governor Abilio Soares at a central Jakarta court on March 14. REUTERS/Dadang Tri.


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

House selects six new ad hoc appeal judges
(Mis)Directions in Justice
AGO files appeals on controversial rights cases
Ad-hoc trial should ensure protection of rights
Rights Trial May Be Held on Indonesia-East Timor Border
Indonesia's Attorney General Criticizes Bishop Belo

From JSMP:
Case summary: M. Yayat Sudrajat*
Suai judgment: unofficial transcript - Indonesian*
Timbul Silaen judgment: English summary*

6 ET Witnesses Fail to Appear in Jakarta
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

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

September 15 - 21
Singapore Vows To Help East Timor Train Workers
E. Timor President Asks World Not To Forget His Nation

Papua killings could set back U.S. plans
TNI told to seek non-U.S. military aid

New Zealand ought to say sorry to East Timorese
Murdered Timor reporter disowned, 1975 NZ documents show

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

Listen to Pacifica's Democracy Now! RealAudio programs

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

East Timor just happy to be competing
UN prosecutors seek to exhume mass grave in East Timor
Lisbon agrees to share three foreign embassies
East Timor faces crime gang threat
Children in East Timor learn Finnish from schoolbooks

Timorese refugees urged to relocate to other parts of Indonesia
East Timorese refugee camps to be closed by year's end
East Timor rebuilds health infrastructure from ashes
Australia reopens E. Timor embassy after threat
Australia's Dili embassy reopens
Jose Ramos-Horta- A reluctant politician
East Timor President Asks World Not To Forget His Nation

New Web Links (open in new window)

Seeking Justice on the Cheap: Is the East Timor Tribunal Really a Model for the Future?
Asia Society: An Interview with José Ramos-Horta
World Policy Journal: Nation Building in East Timor 
Many Lessons Learned from UN Experience in ET Annan Says

East Timor: Betrayal and Resurrection (new film)
SBS Dateline: East Timor's Stolen Children
ABC: Science in a Suitcase - Rebuilding East Timor (transcript and audio) 
Free Speech Radio News: Rights Abusers on Trial in East Timor (audio)

Official Gazette of Government of East Timor

Kissinger Watch
Spring 2002 Estafeta online

East Timor Press Review 20 September, 2002
East Timor Press Review 18 September 2002
East Timor Press Review 17 September 2002
East Timor Press Review 16 September, 2002

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