December 2003 

January 2004 
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Donate! An Appeal from Noam Chomsky

Security guards at World Bank on strike in Dili  


World Bank security guards on strike in Dili, East Timor. Photo by Karen Orenstein. 

Where Is the Justice? UN, U.S. Must Break the Silence on Crimes in East Timor Since Invasion; Impunity Encourages Violations in Indonesia; Uncertainty in East Timor

NGOs write Powell before Indonesia's donors meeting

ET Alliance for International Tribunal recalls Invasion Day

Lao Hamutuk statement to Development Partners Conference

Statement to TL DPM from Rede Feto Timor-Leste- East Timor Women's Network

NGOs Urge Howard to Play Fair in Boundary Talks with East Timor
ETAN: Fact Sheet: E Timor's Boundary Dispute with Australia

LH: East Timor gives U.S. military exemption from ICC

ETAN: Question the Candidates: Election 2004 & East Timor and Indonesia

Action Alert: Demand Justice for East Timor!

LH Bulletin:November 2003: Bulletin Vol 4, No. 5: Truth Commission; Refugees

Support ETAN: Message from Howard Zinn

December 21 - 30
Death of Andrew McNaughton
Disabled athlete wins first medal for E Timor
Ramos Horta denies Pyongyang arms deal
press release - Association of Community Victims in East Timor
E. Timor Faces Historic Wrongs
Xanana Gusmao- End of Year Message
Security Task Force Guards 57 Points on RI-ET Border
East Timor Foreign Minister Calls For Intl Tribunal In Iraq
26 ET Asylm Seekers Finally Deported
2004 should be year of 'stability', Gusmão challenges legislature
Mass Murderers and Double Standards of Justice

Timor-LesteLocal Media Monitoring Dec 23, 2003
Timor-Leste Local Media Monitoring Dec 22, 2003 

Serious Crimes Unit and other Justice Updates (December)

The Land that Knew Hell: Profile of genocide researcher Ben Kiernan, Yale

Indonesia is short on justice for East Timor, activists say
Justice fails to net big fish for crimes in East Timor
Human rights mean better living conditions, says President Gusmão

ET Alliance for International Tribunal recalls Invasion Day
Sowing justice where hundreds died

E Timor Remembers Santa Cruz Victims, Calls For Probe
Wiranto shakes off murderous stigma in search of presidency

ET Alliance for an International Tribunal: Response to article East Timor determined to leave its past behind

Serious Crimes Updates

SCU: Court of Appeal Applies Indonesian Law as Subsidiary Law

Former Indonesian soldier jailed for 11 years in killing of Timorese indep
First TNI soldier convicted of crimes in Timor
SCU: Special Panel convicts Laksaur militiaman and East Timorese TNI Seargent
SCU: Former East Timorese Militia Member Found Guilty of the Murder of Two East Timorese UNAMET Staff in September 1999
SCU: Special Panel Sentences Former LAKSAUR Militia Member to 9 years for Crimes against Humanity in April 99

SCU: Special Panel Judges Sentence Carlos Soares to 4 ½ Years for Murder in Sept 1999
Timorese Militiaman Gets 9 Yrs Jail For Human Rights Crimes

see November, October, September, August, July, June, May, April Serious Crimes Updates

see October, September, August, July, June, May, April, March, February updates on Indonesia Ad Hoc Court

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December 14 - 20
Reconciliation Hearing Seeks to Resolve Bitter Past
Strongman weeps over his brutality
Last Portuguese Governor Admits Failings
East Timor to air 1975 war errors

ET asks UN to extend mandate, Australia says it will stay
E. Timor Wants Foreign Troops to Stay
Military trainers to stay
Aussies have E Timor role- Cosgrove

E Timor aid projects to struggle after Aust leaves: audit
General Assembly give E Timor LDC status, approves humanitarian resolution
ET fires 23 soldiers for indiscipline, more dismissals to follow
New Portuguese-language weekly launched Friday
Indonesia, E Timor Discuss Bilatu Shooting

Timor-Leste Local Media Monitoring
Dec 19, 2003
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Other Links (open in new window)

DCAF: Law Enforcement in East Timor

US State Dept International Religious Freedom Report 2003 (Timor chapter)

Landmine Monitor Report 2003 Timor-Leste

TLGOV: Speech of Minister for Transport, Public Works and Communications Mr. Ovídio Amaral at Summit on Information Society in Geneva

NGO paper from a group of Asian NGOs (including Timor Lorosa'e Journalists Association

WB: Development Partners Meeting Dec 2003

UNMISET: Dili District police hand-over highlight of Human Rights Day celebrations

UNMISET: World Aids Day: Several hundred in Dili march, PM pledges resources to fight virus

UNMISET: Investigation of Police Response to the riots on 4th December 2002
UNMISET: UNPOL on Dec 4th report: police must work ‘with available evidence’

National Action Plan for Youth and ICT 2004-2006, Timor-Leste

PeaceWomen Project: Engendering Peace Agreement Processes: Preparation for the Commission on the Status of Women 2004; see also: UN: Peace Agreements as a Means for Promoting Gender Equality and Ensuring Participation of Women

New Internationalist: The Blessed Curse (Timor Oil resources)

IRI: National Opinion Poll  East Timor November 2003 (PDF)

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of Timor-Leste website (new official website)
Official Gazette of Government of East Timor

Kissinger Watch

December 8 - 13
World Bank strikers in Timor fired!

Billion dollar delays to Bayu Udan gas project
Timor Disputes Oil Deal
E Timor accuses Aust of exploiting oil reserves
Too Early To Panic About Timor Sea Boundary
E Timor Wants Early Talks on Maritime Borders w- RI

NTT Police want to post personnel in E Timor
United Nations presents rights awards to 12 Timorese individuals, groups
Ex-Militiaman Defers Plan for Nationalist Group in Papua
East Timor wants Australian police next year
E. Timor Coffee Smuggling
No excess baggage please, we're Timorese

Development aid remains 'front-line' concern in Lisbon - IPAD
Indonesian bishop rejects aid intended for East Timorese refugees
East Timor drought causes food crisis
Sparse joy for city's Timorese
Power off in Manufahe and Viqueque Districts


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December 1 - 6 
HeraldSun- Bayu Undan delays hit East Timor

E. Timor- Warning of instability amid old internal rivalries
Complications follow the painful birth of East Timor
World Bank, President Gusmão call for support to Dili's budget gap
Help needed for hearse
Sea of Poverty Sinking E. Timor's Dream of Nationhood
Xanana- Money spent destroying Iraq dwarfs funds for world's poor

House Urged to Approve Open Indonesian Embassy in Dili
Caritas emergency food aid to East Timor
Timor's Guterres Forms Papua Militia
Gusmao in fear of militias as peacekeepers pull out
Corrupt senior Army commander removed in E. Nusa Tenggara 

Timor-Leste Local Media Monitoring 
Dec 4, 2003
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Dec 1, 2003

East Timorese officials not above the law, Gusmao says
Brooding silence over Timor team

January 2004 
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