April 2007


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ETAN: Indicted Indonesian General Leads Joint Military Exercise with U.S.

Report of the Solidarity Observer Mission for East Timor (SOMET) on the first round of the Timor-Leste 2007 Presidential Elections (also in Tetum)

STAE: Calendar for Parliamentary Elections

STAE: Calendar Second Round Presidential Elections
CNE: Campaign Schedules for Second Round Presidential Elections

ALERT: Urge Your Representative to Support HRes 121; Support WWII "Comfort Women"

National Alliance for an International Tribunal: Statement Truth and Friendship Commission Investigation must be for Justice, Not Amnesty

TL National Alliance Continues to Struggle for Justice

ETAN submission to JSCT on CMAT Treaty
Other submissions can be found here

ETAN: An Overview Justice Processes and Commissions for Timor-Leste

Douglas Kammen and S.W. Hayati: Crisis and Rice in East Timor

ETAN: Joint Commission Unlikely to Further Truth or Friendship Between Timor and Indonesia

LH Bulletin Vol. 8 No. 1, March 2007: Petroleum Fund, Oilwatch Forum Report, Public meetings on CMATS and PNTL, Lessons for the UN, Pension laws

La'o Hamutuk writes to RDTL Parliament on CMATS Treaty

President Ford and East Timor

Save the people’s money! (coalition pamphlet against the Timor legislature's pension law)

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

April 28 - 19

Business Asia- Now for round two
Ramos-Horta wins key support for vote
Ramos Horta Rising

Wiranto to face East Timor questions
Indonesian police say closing in on Munir killers
Indonesia, Singapore to resume military training
Indonesians Sentenced For Baltimore Gun Scheme

Galp Energia Signs Agreements With Eni For Oil Exploration in Timor

Feature-East Timor drowns in language soup
ETimor presidential hopefuls begin final campaigning

Setting the world on fire

UNMIT Daily Media Review 

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April 21 - 16 

New Timor Sea treaty 'a failure'

ETimor court confirms election results
Democracy Split
Candidates appeal ETimor election results
East Timor to face presidential poll runoff in May

Ramos Horta demands probe into election 'passes'
East Timor - the perils of instant reportage

Fretilin will not initiate violence if it loses elections [+Poll's "technical mistake]
ETimor re-checks votes
ET election official should be replaced- observer

RI Told to Use Strategic Leverage in U.S. Defense Cooperation
Indonesia, U.S. to formulate military cooperation

The acid spill & Travel Advisories

Former Dili Bishop Belo meets jailed ex-militia leader
East Timor truth & friends panel to summon UN official to testify

Same story in conflict

Hunt for Reinado called off
Reject violence, priest urges prisoners at Easter

Evidence documenting sex-slave coercion revealed

UNMIT Daily Media Review

20 April 2007 
19 April (Delayed)
18 April

Other Links (open in new windows)

TLGOV: Minister for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation with S-G Ban Ki-moon
Security Council Report May 2007 Timor-Leste Expected Council Action

UNDP Timor-Leste elections website

STAE: Calendar Second Round Presidential Elections
CNE: Campaign Schedules for Second Round Presidential Elections

STAE: Calendar for Parliamentary Elections

Candidate Blogs and Websites
Francisco "Lu Olo" Guterres - Fretilin's Candidate for the President
José Ramos-Horta

UNMIT: The Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Security Sector Support and Rule of Law

USAID: USAID: E Timor – Complex Emergency Factsheet

NZ Defence Force: First Air Force helicopter departs for Timor Leste

Tourism Information from the ATTL - Tourism Association of East Timor - - Associacao de Turismo de Timor Leste

AUSDems: Independent future relies on revenue from oil and gas
ABC Australian Story - The Peacemaker

UN: Secretary-General Ban heartened by the ‘order and calm’ of Timor-Leste’s election
UN welcomes preliminary results of Timor-Leste poll, looks ahead to next round
Declaration by the Presidency on behalf of the European Union on the first round of the presidential election in Timor-Leste

JSMP: Training on Criminal Investigation from Gender Perspective According to Timor-Leste's Criminal Procedure Code
JSMP: Restrictive Measure Pre-Trial Detention, Parole and Suspension of the Execution of a Prison Sentence

UNDP Timor-Leste elections website
UNDP News Special election edition April 2007

SEAPA: Political Party Militants Attack Injure Journalist

UN Certification Team: Statement of the Team – Planned timing of Reports

UNDP: Status of Electoral Observers Groups (as of Sunday 8 April 2007)
STAE: Calendar of Electoral Operations for the Presidential Elections in RDTL
STAE: List of Polling Places

UN: Fifth Report Of The Certification Team

European Union Election Observation Mission Timor - Leste 2007

Blogs: Timor Leste Perspectives
James Dunn

Press Briefing, Obrigado Barracks Transcript Dili: April 10, 2007:
Statement Attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General on Elections in Timor-Leste

The situation in Dili and Timor remains calm ahead of elections... (April 6)
Security Council Statement on Elections: English Tetun Portuguese Bahasa Indonesia

UNMIT Press Conference regarding Presidential Elections (April 5)

UN stresses importance of Monday’s Timor-Leste election for longer-term stability

APSOC East Timor Solidarity Group Lauds Peaceful Elections
APSOC Letter to the UN, ASEAN Governments, US and AUSTRALIA on East Timor Presidential Elections

ADB: Asian Development Outlook 2007 - full report; Timor chapter

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Xanana Republic Gazette - expat blog
New blog - Timor-Leste for Dummies

Election Laws English and the official Portuguese:

April 9 - 15

Poll deepening political divide; Unhappy East Timorese vote for change
Unopened ballot boxes found in East Timor 
UN criticised for inaction in East Timor election 
RI ready to cooperate with whoever is elected East Timor's President 

Presidential poll suffers from electoral fraud allegations
East Timor's election commission critical of poll process
The case of the missing 166,000 East Timorese
Voters intimidated in ETimor- rights group

E Timor to hold parliamentary election June 30
Timorese punish ruling Fretilin
East Timor faces more uncertainty in poll run-off

A half-built nation - Timor-Leste
East Timor hopes for Greater Sunrise gas soon
The Armed Crisis in Timor-Leste - It's Not All About Reinado"
Indonesian, English, yes, Portuguese, sorry, no
UN row over police

Review- ‘Negligent Neighbour'
The Peacemaker - Transcript

Forgive one another, Bishop urges Catholic youth during World Youth Day Mass 
ETimor appeals for peace ahead of vote
In Easter address, Pope calls for reconciliation in ET

Australia may hand E Timor command to UN
Wiranto to talk at truth & friendship commission

Garuda staff nabbed over Munir murder
U.S. city connects with three special visitors from ET

UNMIT's Daily Media Review - 7 and 9 April 2007

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April 8 - March 29

Independent Observers In East Timor For Presidential Election

Rivals for Timor vote accuse PM of tricks
Election offers no guarantees for East Timor
Nobel winner vs former rebel - Martinkus
Insults fly on eve of East Timor poll
Infant nation prays for saviour to deliver it from decades of war
East Timor Election Reports by The Australian; SCMP; Irish Times

Election Reports- Fears of Violence; Refugees; SCMP Op-Ed
I'll bring home oil millions- Gusmao
East Timor election 'manipulated'

Violence hits Timor campaign as candidate urges unity
UN police in ETimor fire warning shots
Female presidential hopeful preaches peace
Indonesia-India security pact paves the way to military equipment joint production
Gov’t donates for young people's cross-carrying festival
In shadow of violence, Asia's newest nation prepares for polls
Socialist campaign mobilises in East Timor's districts

Refugee crisis likely to continue
Catholic church keeps ETimor together

Rights groups slam E.Timor truth & friendship commission
Who's to blame for Timor Leste's 1999 chaos? [JP Op-Ed by Aboeprijadi Santoso]
Wiranto to talk at truth commission
CTF Hearing Did Not Reveal All the Facts, Indonesian Chair

UNMIT Daily Media Review 

5 April
4 April


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