January  2006

December 2005

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ETAN Urges Veto of Timor- Leste Defamation Law

ETAN Calls for Broad International Discussion of Timor Truth Commission  Report

Letter to Australia on Papuan Asylum Seekers Timor-Leste National

ETAN Statement on Timor-Leste/Australia Maritime Arrangement

Bush Administration Grants Unlimited Military “Aid” to Indonesia Betrays Military’s Victims and End-Runs Congress; Printable PDF version

ETAN Urges Secretary of State to Promote Justice and Rights, Not Military Might, During Upcoming Trip to Indonesia [Please note Secretary Rice has postponed her trip.]

On 30th Anniversary of Indonesian Invasion of East Timor, ETAN Calls for Justice, Understanding of U.S. Role

ETAN Calls for Release of East Timor Truth Commission Report Urges Full Discussion of Its Findings and Recommendations

ETAN Condemns Administration Waiver Permitting Weapons Sales to Indonesia

NSA: Declassified U.S. documents reveal support for Indonesian invasion and occupation of East Timor from 1975 until U.N. sponsored vote in 1999 Also British documents

La'o Hamutuk Bulletin: November 2005 - Petroleum Dependency; Petroleum Regime; Justice; more

January 25 - February 3

E. Timor demands Indonesia inquiry into rape case
UK Gov says no cover-up on Balibo deaths

End military ties with Indonesia
Development plans for Dili, Baucau unveiled
Bishop Belo Suport SBY Nobel Nomination

UNOTIL Daily Media Review 

03 February
02 February
01 February
31 January

28 & 30 January

East Timor's Truth Commission (CAVR) Report

Dili Demonstration Calls for Justice  
A march on the anniversary of East Timor independence in Dili. Rights activists have condemned a recommendation by East Timor's president that the truth commission's report be kept under wraps. (AFP/File/Candido Alves)  

ETAN: Rights Group Calls for Broad International Discussion of Timor Truth Commission
Alliance for an International Tribunal Letter to UN Secretary-General
ICTJ: Timor Truth Commission Report Released on ICTJ Web Site
ICTJ: Timorese Truth Commission Report Reveals Shocking Brutality, Calls for End to Impunity

CAVR Report's Recommendations on ETAN website
Full report on ICTJ website
Benetech Initiative's statistical report prepared for CAVR

Making Amends in Timor Leste by Joe Nevins
IHRC-NZ: East Timor Truth Commission relevant to NZ

Dili protests NGO's publishing crimes against humanity report
Australian govt sidesteps accusations about Timor
Labor to grill Downer on E Timor report

Indonesian MPs demand government lodge protest against E Timor (CAVR)
The Problem of Coming Clean

Rape a Weapon of War in Timor Occupation
Report- How East Timor Fell

NSA: East Timor truth commission finds U.S. "political and military support were fundamental to the Indonesian invasion and occupation" "Responsibility" chapter published on Web by National Security Archive

U.S. Arms Helped Indonesia Attack East Timor
Balibo Five report sparks fresh calls for judicial inquiry
Xanana Gusmao in Security Council

President Called on to Ask Clarification from Xanana
Indonesia Too Hasty in Responding CAVR Report to UN
Jakarta stops visit on Timor atrocities
Indonesian Activists Criticize Government's Defensive Stance on CAVR
Yudhoyono-Xanana Meeting to be Rescheduled
Kalla denies Indonesia committed widespread rights abuses
BBC Monitoring quotes from Indonesian press 24 Jan 05

AU: Truth Commission verdict on East Timor
WP: E. Timor Atrocities Detailed
AU: Whitlam condemned for approval of 1975 invasion
Reconciliation with Jakarta without justice is meaningless, says bishop of Baucau

RI dismisses report on Timor atrocities during occupation
NZ should compensate East Timor, MP says
E. Timor rights group calls for debate on atrocities

UNOTIL: CAVR Report is not a UN document
Media misrepresentation of CAVR Report

Crimes against Humanity: Japanese Diplomacy, East Timor and the 'Truth Commission'

ETAN: On 30th Anniversary of Indonesian Invasion of East Timor, ETAN Calls for Justice, Understanding of U.S. Role
ETAN Calls for Release of East Timor Truth Commission Report

Exclusive Preview of CAVR Report- Juggling Pragmatism with Chilling Abuses
Admitting civil war 'excesses', PM Alkatiri rebuts 3,000 death toll
The search for truth divides East Timor

Timor Leste's Past- Let It Be or Bare It All?
Counterpunch: Waivers for State Terror: Bush and the Indonesian Generals
E. Timor Leader Looks to Quash Massacre Report
Church leader urges UN chief to set up int'l war crimes court
Release E. Timor Atrocities Report Even If Indonesia Objects- Rights Groups

The Dangerous Decency of President Xanana

Timor truth and friendship commission set to examine bloodshed
East Timor Bishop Ricardo to UN Secretary-General on Justice

Human Rights First: Timor Leste Should Release Truth Commission Report without Delay
East Timor urged to make public report on Indonesian atrocities
NZ & Aussie activists call for CAVR report release

West 'must pay' for brutal occupation
Gusmão rejects 'unrealistic' parts of report on rights abuses

Amnesty International: Timor-Leste: Denial of Justice?
German church-based aid agencies and human rights organisations demand publication of the final report of East Timor’s Truth Commission
ICTJ: Timorese Parliament Should Release Truth Commission Report Immediately  
CIIR urges the East Timorese parliament to make public a report into human rights violations
Human Rights Data Analysis Group (HRDAG): Work with CAVR
President Kay Rala Xanana Gusmao: On The Occasion Of The Handing Over Of The Final Report Of The Cavr To The National Parliament

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January 23 - 27

A Widow Who Won't Let Indonesia Forget
East Timor seeks establishment of U.N. office to aid elections
Under pressure, East Timor signs rotten oil deal
First Lisbon-trained military intelligence officers get diplomas
Let's Do a Deal

UNOTIL's Daily Media Review

27 January
26 January
25 January
24 January
21 & 23 January

New Timor Sea Agreement
Prime Ministers Howard & Alkatiri, look on as new Timor Sea treaty is signed.  
Australian Prime Minister John Howard (2nd-R) and his East Timorese counterpart Mari Alkatiri (2nd-L) watch Jose Ramos-Horta (L), Timor's Minister for Foreign Affairs, and his Australian counterpart Alexander Downer (R) sign the Treaty on Certain Maritime Arrangements in the Timor Sea in Sydney January 12, 2006. REUTERS/David Gray  

ETAN Statement on Timor-Leste/Australia Maritime Arrangement
TSJC: Critics blast Australian Gov's band-aid approach to Timor Sea dispute

Treaty on Certain Maritime Arrangements in the Timor Sea with links to associated documents

Under pressure, East Timor signs rotten oil deal

Gas fields deal 'short changes' East Timor - ETAN
Letters - Timor Sea

TLGOV: Australia also a winner in Timor Sea deal
Woodside- Sunrise to remain on hold
Australia, East Timor sign oil and gas pact
Church and civil society oppose signing Timor Sea agreement with Australia

Australia, East Timor workers locked out of gas deal
TSJC: Timor Sea campaigners look hopefully to Woodside

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January 14 - 21

Tropical storm destroys homes, crops
Dili needs 5 million USD to combat bird flu, says Minister
Australia must lend more support to East Timor- Labor

RI, East Timor probe shooting
East Timor President welcomes union initiative on oil & gas
Horta says he'd be a good candidate for top U.N. job
Transparency and Accountability Mission arrives in Timor -Leste
3,000 teachers of Portuguese trained last year, says official

Papua Puppetry Leaves Murders Unsolved [+Freeport Inquiry]
Papua Shootings- 4 May Be Dead in 'Reprisal' Attack by Indon Security Forces
U.S. in First Major Military Exchange with Indonesia Since Arms Embargo Lifted
Australia doesn't need a treaty with Indonesia - Kingsbury

UNOTIL's Daily Media Review 

20 January
19 January
18 January
17 January
14 & 16 January

In Memoriam

Nathan Osborn


Other Links (open in new window)

La'o Hamutuk asks President not to approve defamation law
Int'l Federation of Journalists: Crucial Last Days for East Timor President to Veto Criminal Defamation in East Timor

UN: Letter dated 20 January 2006 from the Permanent Representative of Timor-Leste to the United Nations addressed to the Secretary-General

Friends of Same newsletter (December 2005 - January 2006)

UNOTIL convenes meeting on the need for international support to the media

UNOTIL convenes meeting on Transparency and Accountability

TAPOL Bulletin 181 December 2005 (articles on West Papua, ET Truth Commission, UK weapons sales, Munir and more)
CAAT/TAPOL: Arms to Indonesia Factsheet (December 2005)

Internews: Training for Timorese Women Journalists Aims to Expand Women’s Civic Role
APHEDA: Diario Tempo Update
UNDP: Government And Development Partners Contribute o National Memorial
UNDP: Course to Strengthen Leadership and Management in the Public Service Complete
UNDP: Entrepreneurship Encouraged in the Youth of Timor-Leste

UnionsNT & MUA flag concern over Darwin LNG shipment

WFP: Emergency Report No. 5 / 2006 - Date 03 February 2006
UNICEF: Hungry for change: the fight against malnutrition in Timor-Leste
UNICEF: President of Timor-Leste Xanana Gusmão launches UNICEF report ‘The State of the World’s Children 2006’
UNICEF: Community radio programme gives children a loud and clear voice

Strategic Insights: International Interim Governments, Democratization, and Post-Conflict Peace-building: Lessons from Cambodia and East Timor

Statements in the Security Council: UN Media Summary; UN Provisional Verbatim transcript
Country Statements SRSG Sukehiro Hasegawa; Xanana Gusmao for Timor-Leste; Argentina, Australia; Denmark; EU Presidency Statement; GreeceUSA;

UN: Progress report of the Secretary-General on the United Nations Office in Timor-Leste (for the period 16 August 2005 to 13 January 2006)
Security Council Report: Expected Council Action on Timor-Leste

UNOTIL: PNTL officers complete training in Counter Terrorism
UNOTIL: Prime Minister to open Transparency and Accountability
UNOTIL: Police Marine Unit Course

HRW: World Report 2006 - East Timor; Indonesia

WB: International Donors Approve USD 3 Million to Support Primary Education in Timor-Leste
WB: Hotel and Tourism Operators put Hopes in a New Internet Booking System

UNOTIL: Transparency and Accountability Mission arrives in Timor -Leste

JSMP: The Code of Penal Procedure to Enter into Force in January 2006
JSMP: Recent Developments in the Courts - October/November
JSMP: The Interaction of Traditional Dispute Resolution with the Formal Justice Sector in Timor-Leste

World Bank: WB: Radio Training Program for Women

Maritime Union of Australia: LNG shipments raise union alarm; Maritime and Transport Workers Union of East Timor: Timorese workers call on Australian comrades to protest LNG giant

Banking and Payments Authority of Timor-Leste: Annual Report Fiscal year 2004/2005

Australian Government folly over 'Kopassus'

UNOTIL: End-of-the-Year Message to all UN staff

Land administration in East Timor : functions and responsibilities -- lessons learned from Albania, Mozambique, Rwanda, and Thailand

Uinversity of Hawaii: Timor-Leste Agricultural Rehabilitation, Economic Growth, and Natural Resources Management Project

IFRC: East Timor Appeal Programme Update

Fairfax Staff support Newspaper in East Timor
UH Pacific Business Center Program wins award for excellence

UNOTIL To Resume Services With Merpati Nusantara Airlines

Indonesia Alert!: Washington's Support for the Indonesian Military Detrimental to Democracy An Interview With Daniel Lev

TSJC: On Timor Sea resource sharing announcement

NZ IHRC - PM congratulated for maintaining Indonesia ban

Women in East Timor conference

UNDP: New Justice Sector Development Programme Agreed
SEAPA: E Timor to enforce criminal defamation law in 2006

UNHCR winds up West Timor operation (12/16)
UNHCR: Solutions found for East Timor's separated children (12/14)

WB: T-L World Development Report 2007: Youth Consultation

SIDNUET project signed for UNTL Library

UN: Budget Committee approves financing for T-L office

UNOTIL convenes meeting on Democratic Governance and Human Rights
UNOTIL: 10 PNTL officers to join the UN mission in Kosovo
UNOTIL: PNTL officers successfully complete Courses

JSMP: Suspected Halilintar Militia Members Arrested in Atabae
JSMP: Out of Court Agreement Taken into Account in Criminal Case

UNHCR winds up West Timor operation
UNHCR: Solutions found for East Timor's separated children

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January 7 - 14

New Twist in Deaths of Americans in Indonesia
FBI Said Involved in Arrest of 8 Indonesians in Timika ambush
Wamang admits deadly attack on US teachers

We don't need border help, declares Alkatiri
Hand Over of Bodies of Three Indonesians Not smooth
East Timor defends shooting deaths of three Indonesians
Dili, Jakarta to investigate border killings incident together
Govt to Build More Homes for ex East Timor Refugees
Indonesian Navy Expands East

PM Alkatiri opposes UN proposals for parallel elections in 2007
A Not-So-Distant Horror- Mass Violence in East Timor (NZ Herald review)

IHT Letters - Oppose military aid to Indonesia

UNOTIL Daily Media Review 
07 & 09 January
10 & 11 January
12 January
13 January


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January 1-7

Australia, East Timor workers locked out of gas deal
TSJC: Timor Sea campaigners look hopefully to Woodside

Media misrepresentation of CAVR Report

Border Incident Under Investigation
Too Many TNI Members at Timor Leste Border

Militia boss Guterres has no invitation, arrest awaits a return home

U.S.-RI Ties: Partners in Impunity?
Does war on terror benefit only the Indonesian military, or the nation

UNOTIL's Daily Media Review
January 3
January 4
January 5
January 6

December 2005
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