January 2008

December 2007
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Urge UN Secretary-General to Act
 for Justice for East Timor

ETAN/WPAT: Letter to U.S. Ambassador Hume on His Condolences on Death of Suharto

Accountability for Suharto’s Crimes Must Not Die With Him Also Bahasa Indonesia; Tetum

ETAN: Backgrounder on Life and Career Suharto Also Bahasa Indonesian: Tentang Soeharto
ETANer Letters on Suharto to Christian Sci Monitor

The West Papua Report - January 2007; Back Issues

ETAN: Bush Administration Trains Members of Indonesian Terrorist Groups; Abandons Human Rights for Indonesia to Train Kopassus, Brimob

ETAN: Guide to U.S. Security Assistance to Indonesia and East Timor

As Security Council Readies Visit to Timor-Leste, Rights Groups Call For Justice and Accountability

Australian Inquest into Balibo Journalists Killings in East Timor Shows Ongoing Need to Pursue Justice and Accountability

ETAN: An Overview Justice Processes and Commissions for Timor-Leste (Feb.2007, revised November 2007)

IFET: Statement to the Alternative Public Hearing against the Indonesia-Timor-Leste Truth and Friendship Commission (TFC)
Text: English, Tetum

The West Papua Report - December 2007; Back Issues

Action ALERT from ETAN & West Papua Advocacy Team: Urge Indonesia to Remove Indicted Officer from West Papua  send a fax via ETAN

The UN Right Not to Cooperate with Joint Indonesia-Timor "Truth" Commission Farce

January 20 - 27

TNI Chief Says Nation Not ready for Democracy
Police To Investigate State Intel Agents; Priyanto Insists Not Guilty
Police To Probe BIN's Role In Munir Case
Aceh Truth Body Demanded by Human Rights Groups for Past Crimes

Oil comes between helpful neighbours (Shakedown review)
Floods, locusts add to East Timor's woes

Australia should match Cuban aid to East Timor

Expert calls for end to legal language barriers
East Timor govt hopeful of Reinado resolution
Timorese teens work the streets as violence rises
Pope meets Horta- Church Aiding Timor-Leste's Development

ETimor police arrest 72 for prostitution, drugs
Dili bishop stresses peace, unity for 2008

UNMIT Daily Media Review

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8 June 1921- 27 January 2008


ETAN/WPAT: Letter to U.S. Ambassador Hume on His Condolences on Death of Suharto

Accountability for Suharto’s Crimes Must Not Die With Him Also Bahasa Indonesia; Tetum

ETAN: Backgrounder on Life and Career Suharto Also Bahasa Indonesian: Tentang Soeharto

Suharto: A Declassified Documentary Obit, National Security Archive Electronic Briefing Book No. 242

A Pardon for Suharto?
Suharto's Obituaries (AP, NYT, WP, RT)
RI-Australia Roller-coaster Ride
Xanana, JRH on Suharto

In Praise Of A Dictator [+Protesters, Police Clashes At Hospital; Mausoleum]
Indonesia's Students Want Justice for Suharto
Time Magazine Finds New Soeharto Evidence, Will Keep on Fighting
Soeharto 'Benefits' from Coverage, May Lead to Forgiveness- Media Observers

Rights victims pray for Suhartos recovery, but call for justice to be upheldDeath Won’t End Suharto’s Malign Influence
Gen. Suharto of Indonesia. One Small Man Leaves a Million Corpses

Dying Suharto, kleptocrat and butcher, slips away from justice
An Indonesia Dictator in Decline

Suharto Letters to Christian Sci Monitor
Suharto’s legacy lives on through the military
Suharto Beyond the Grave- Indonesia and the World Appraise the Legacy
Suharto patronising to Australia- Downer
Reuters MEDIAWATCH- Forgiving Suharto?

U.S. must atone for aiding Suharto
US Gov't Offers Condolences on Suharto Death
Jeffrey A. Winters- Indonesia's Suharto
Communication of the President of the Republic of Timor-Leste on the death of Suharto
Al Jazeera- Lasting legacy of the Suharto era

Suharto’s deadly legacy ­ and ours
Suharto Reports- Buried In State Funeral As Thousands Mourn; Mass Killings and Other Rights Abuses
John Pilger- Our Model Dictator

AI USA: Suharto leaves violent legacy
HRW: Suharto’s Death a Chance for Victims to Find Justice
Inside Indonesia: Suharto (8 June 1921- 27 January 2008)
TAPOL: Suharto dies without ever bring brought to justice

January 11 - 19

East Timor Threatened by Weak Security Forces
Incidents of gang violence reduced, says UN police
Gusmao should quit, says E Timor's ex-PM
Xanana- “I don’t want to have a war of words .”

West Australian Chamber Welcomes East Timor's Offers Of Workers
Call for East Timorese workers to fill job vacancies

GNR to remain with UN Timor force at least until year's end, says Lisbon

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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More houses for former ETimor refugees in East Nusa Tenggara
Update- U.S. gives Indonesia 15 patrol boats, demands nothing in return

Arrest Former Intel Officer in Munir Case- Activists [+Families of the Missing]
Three Years On, Case Of Murdered Activist Still Weighs On Indonesia's Future

Monitors Warn Of War In Aceh

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UNMIT Daily Media Review

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ICTJ: Too Much Friendship, Too little Truth - Monitoring Report on the Commission of Truth and Friendship in Indonesia and Timor-Leste

AI: Indonesia Submission to the UN Universal Periodic Review First session of the UPR Working Group, 7-8 April 2008

Concern: Remembering the Santa Cruz massacre

UNMIT: Successful Weapons' Recovery Operation Concludes in Dili

U.S. Government Millennium Challenge Corporation Timor-Leste FY08

UNMIT: Report on human rights developments in Timor-Leste
UN: Security Council Mission to Timor-Leste This Month

CNN on Peacekeeping and E Timor

Suai Media Space
Concern Worldwide: Timor-Leste Blog

Dili-gence: Dili landmarks in Google Earth update

Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation: Mid term review of TIM 2010: assistance in developing the management of the petroleum sector in Timor-Leste
JICA: Helping rebuild Timor-Leste
World Bank: East Asia & Pacific Update

A Nairn: Vomiting to Death on a Plane. Arsenic Democracy.


Late Night Live in Timor-Leste
In early October, Phillip Adams went to Timor-Leste to gather material for a special series of radio programs to be broadcast on Late Night Live starting on Monday 22 October 2007. Find out more...

Timor-Leste's Força 2020 military plan

December 31, 2007 - January 12, 2008

Church Looks To Strengthen Matrimony Through Outreach To Families, Youth
UN, ETimor police arrest 28 over possible human trafficking
Shots fired to disperse brawling gangs

Timor Leste to sign several MoUs with Indonesia
Houses Torched In East Timorese Village- UN Police - AFP
East Timor stands between Cuba and defecting doctors

TNI Reform-Rights Reports- Improvement needed in security sector, NGOs
Human Rights Just a Govt Slogan- Imparsial [+Experts- RI Democracy Out of Reach]
Relatives in Human Rights Cases Want Answers, State Has None

New Chief Of Army Staff Takes Over in Indonesia

UNMIT Daily Media Review

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