June 2007

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ETAN and SOMET monitor elections in Timor-Leste

SOMET Congratulates the People of Timor-Leste on Parliamentary Election

CNE: Provisional Results from Timor-Leste's Electoral Commission

Indonesia: Remove Timor-indicted colonel from West Papua; Crimes against humanity suspect a threat to Papuans

U.S. House of Representatives Calls for Human Rights Accountability  and Military Reform in Indonesia

June 2007 La'o Hamutuk Bulletin: screening Timor-Leste's police; Restructuring petroleum regulation; Alliance for an International Tribunal strategy; CMATS: Timor-Leste's fifty-year loss of sovereignty; Editorial: Amnesty law perpetuates impunity

LH: Submission on draft local content guidelines for oil companies operating in Timor-Leste

Timor-Leste's Força 2020 military plan

Rights Groups Call For End To Farcical Joint Timor-Indonesia Commission; Write Presidents of Indonesia and Timor-Leste

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

STAE: Calendar for Parliamentary 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

Bush Administration Grants Unlimited Military “Aid” to Indonesia Betrays Military’s Victims and End-Runs Congress
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June 25 - 30

East Timor elections appear to go smoothly
Unstable Coalitions Predicted After E.Timor Vote
Nation Builders Watch East Timor Vote [+Violence-Weary Nation]

'Xanana factor' the key to stability in East Timor
Friendly fire in tense Dili
East Timor election campaign ends with violence
ETimor poll will be peaceful, tips UN official
Behind the News - ET Election

Journalists intimidated in Timor election - report

East Timor president urges focus on poor, security
Displaced Timorese to return home in next few months
State must collaborate with Catholic Church, says prez-Nobel Prize winner
In Baucau, democracy's dividends are slow to arrive

UN envoy- Timor Leste needs greater assistance from Indonesia
International donors withdrew from East Timor too early, envoy says

East Timor's refugees pin hopes on new government
A New Generation Of Leaders Is Necessary, Says Chief Of New Party
East Timor's soldiers get uniforms at last

House panel calls for Japan sex slave apology

Food shortages threaten
East Timor needs 15,000 tons of emergency food aid, UN agency says

Regime Shift For East Timor's Oil

Rights Violators Eurico Guterres and Bambang Kristiono Demand Fair Treatment

UNMIT Daily Media Review

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June 16 - 24

Women's Political Platform of Women¹s Organizations in Political Parties for the Parliamentary Elections 2007
Tight ballot box security for East Timor

East Timor's president calls for unity government
JRH: 'I'll be a moral force because i know many people look up to me. They listen.'

East Timor ends hunt for army renegade Alfredo

East Timor needs 15,000 tons of emergency food aid, UN agency says

Govt scolded for bypassing examination of gas treaty

East Timor plans to set up own central bank next year

Canossian Mission Helps Empower Women Through Skills Training

Coroner won't act on Roger East killing
Is Defence Force chief now doing coroner's job, too? (Balibo)

Ex-East Timor governor given Indonesia hero's burial

Deadly Clash Renews Debate Over Abuses by Indonesian Military
New Indonesia truth commission law sought

UNMIT Daily Media Review

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Timor-Leste's Força 2020 military plan

Australian Parliament: Joint Special Committee on Treaties report on CMATS Treaty

Forum-Asia: Open Letter to President Ramos-Horta on impunity

June 2007 Friends of Alola Newsletter

UN: 5th Comm. approves UNMIT budget; Pkeeping overhauls

Fondation Hirondelle: Timor-Leste National Media Survey Final Report

World Bank: US$2.5 million to Stabilize Timor-Leste’s Electricity Supply Services
World Bank Approves US$6m Grant To Support Education

WFP assists drought response in Timor Leste, but needs more donor help
FAO/WFP crop and food supply assessment mission to Timor-Leste
UNICEF: Timor-Leste crisis: A year on
WHO: Timor-Leste: Emergency and humanitarian action, news
East Timor Nurse Appeal Update

East Timor Votes for Parliament
Elections 2007 - campaigns; results; laws and regulations; observer reports; and other background

SOMET Congratulates the People of Timor-Leste on Parliamentary Election

CNE: Provisional Results from Timor-Leste's Electoral Commission

A patient at the National Hospital in Dili casts her vote in Timor-Leste's Parliamentary Elections - 30 June 2007 Photo: Martine Perret/UNMIT  

UN Statement Ahead of Elections in Timor-Leste: Secretary-General; Security Council; Special Representative of the SG
UNMIT: Political parties agree to dialogue and condemn violence in Ermera
UNMIT: Political Campaigning Concludes Across Timor-Leste
UNMIT: Distribution of Ballot Papers Commences

IFES Project Monitors Election Violence in East Timor

European Union deploys Election Observation Mission to Timor Leste

UNMIT: Greater Logistical Challenges Ahead of Parliamentary Elections
UNMIT: Campaigning Continues Across Timor-Leste

UNIFEM: 'I Can' campaign celebrates women's political potential in Timor-Leste

Political Party Accord
CNE: Party lists of candidates
UN: Seventh Report of the Electoral Certification Team (English)

Voters Education for the Prisoners at Ermera's Jail. Photo by Martine Perret/PIO/UNMIT  
Voters Education for the Prisoners at Ermera's Jail Photo Martine Perret/PIO/UNMIT  

Women's Participation in Elections - Campaign
UNIFEM Timor Leste Launches Campaign In Support of Women¹s Empowerment
ALP: Update of Political Parties and Groupings of Timor Leste 2nd edition Party websites and blogs UDT blog; CNRT; PD, Fretilin

New Zealand Media Observation Mission: Media Stage One Report

Unmit Welcomes The Signing Of The Political Accord Ahead Of The June 30 Election

ICG: Timor-Leste’s Parliamentary Elections Asia Briefing N°65
UNDP Timor-Leste elections website
STAE: Calendar for Parliamentary Elections


UNHCR: Sixth anniversary of the United Nations designated World Refugee Day
World Bank Approves US$6m Grant To Support Education In Timor-Leste

UNICEF: Survey on HIV/AIDS in Timor-Leste reveals widespread misconceptions among young people

J Dunn: Balibo - Over-reacting to the Sutiyoso Affair
TAPOL Book Review: Negligent Neighbour New Zealand's Complicity in the Invasion and Occupation of Timor-Leste
Order Negligent Neighbour from ETAN
The Wire: No justice for 1999 (Audio)

A Lobbying Bonanza: Indonesia hired well-connected firms to restore U.S. funding cut off after 1991 massacre

LH: Submission on Seismic Survey Environment Plan
TLGOV: Consumer Price Index MARCH QUARTER 2007


Audio: Paul Cleary on East Timor. Economic crippling and the Australian Oil Grab

U.S. State Department: Trafficking in Persons Report with chapters on Indonesia and East Timor

Transcript of UNMIT Press Conference: 8 June 2007
The Search Continues For A Wanted Man In Viqueque
The Un Strengthens Electoral Security After Two Fatal Shootings

UN: PRESS CONFERENCE BY Timor-Leste special representative
Head Of The Un In Timor-Leste Concludes His Visit To Portugal
Unmit Pays Tribute To Peacekeepers Around The World 

JSMP: Oecusse District Court Conducts Hearing in Corruption

List of Friendship Councils and Community Groups in Australia

Remembering the Activist Priest Mangunwijaya and East Timor

MTRC: Humanitarian Update - 080607
UNHCR: Emergency response to internal displacement in East Asia and the Pacific
UNDP News Monthly June 2007  May 2007

Japanese Red Cross Society: First Aid project in Timor-Leste
UNDP: New Swedish Contribution Targets The Justice Sector

RDTL Parliament: text of new Law on Truth and Clemency (via LH)

ALP: East Timor Defence Report Further Undermines Our Regional Relevance

Loro Horta: East Timor: a tough road ahead

The Oecussi Festival

NZDF recognises international day of UN peacekeepers in Timor-Leste

USGOV: Ambassador-Designate to Timor-Leste at confirmation hearing

Amnesty International Report 2007: Timor-Leste, Indonesia

June 11 - 15

Ramos Horta may pardon some prisoners
E Timor defiant on boost to forces
Let's learn Tetum
East Timor keen on onshore push

UN urges democratic vote
Mario Carrascalao on Xanana-CNRT
Gusmao's party tipped to win Timor polls despite lack of policies- ICG

ETimor president extends top judge's mandate
East Timor army rebel threatens revolt

Concerns mark children's day

US considers cut in military aid to Indonesia
Indonesia treaty probe 'a charade'
Renewed Calls To Push Through Military Reforms
Munir Reports - Pollycarpus Meets UN Envoy; Papuan Activists Tortured; JP- Komnas HAM
RI Slams Rights Groups, Talk in U.S. Congress of Military Aid Cut [+Sutiyoso]
Letter - Debt of dishonour

Justice demanded for 'sixth Balibo journalist'

UNMIT Daily Media Review

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I’ve long admired ETAN’s work. For well over a decade, ETAN has conducted some of the most effective grassroots campaigns I know. With limited resources, they helped free a nation and fundamentally changed policy toward one of the U.S.’s closest and most repressive allies, Indonesia.

Amy Goodman, host of “Democracy Now!”

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June 3 - 9

Secret missile plan for East Timorese military
E Timor military blueprint unrealistic- Downer

Viqueque shooting (links to video)
East Timor President Accuses Police for Slaying of Gusmao Campaigners [+Manhunt]
Police suspects held after East Timor shootings

RI to open cultural center in Timor Leste
Indonesia, Timor-Leste to boost cooperation of border security

East Timor offers clemency to criminals
Ramos-Horta to announce plans to end E. Timor military crisis

Indonesia, East Timor agree to extend CTF

Call for inquest into Roger East's death

NZ Herald: Restless ghosts of the Balibo Five
Jakarta Governor innocent of Balibo deaths, ADF chief says
Balibo inquest shows the futility of appeasement
One-way traffic (Balibo)
Indon groups back police on Balibo push
RSF: Australian authorities had no reason to apologise to Jakarta governor Sutiyoso (earlier Balibo inquest coverage here)
IHRC-NZ: Call on NZ to act re Balibo killings

Shakedown- Australia's grab for Timor oil (book review)

RI Wooing U.S. Congress to Block TNI Aid-Cutting Proposal
Indonesian Shootings Could Force Military Reform
TNI Businesses 'Root of All Evil;' Farmers Demand Justice; Land Clashes

UNMIT Daily Media Review

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