March 2008


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ETAN/WPAT: Comments on the on the U.S. Department of State Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2007

Joint T-L Civil Society Petition: Dissolve the CTF, Try the Perpetrators of Crimes and Provide Reparations to the Victims!

Statement by NGOs to Timor-Leste Development Partners Meeting

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

Groups write to Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates on Indonesia

Read the ETAN leaflet that former U.S. Amb. to Indonesia Edward Masters called "scurrilous." Remembering A Shared History: Suharto and the United States

ETAN: Remembering A Shared History: Suharto and the United States

Letter to UN on West Papua by two senior members of the House Committee of Foreign Affairs

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

La’o Hamutuk: Sunrise LNG in Timor-Leste: Dreams, Realities and Challenges

The West Papua Report - March 2008; April 2008; 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

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

March 22 - 29

Indonesia-Timor truth commission ready to report findings

ETimor requests 33.5 million dollars from donors
Goff visits Timor and Horta

Ramos-Horta 'in no position' to judge troop delay
East Timor President points finger at Reinado's Australian lover
Reinado 'had four Timor targets,' Longuinhos
Ramos-Horta criticises Australian-led forces over rebel hunt

Reinado on TV as hunt went awry
E Timor Oppn calls for Aust Commander to face Parliament
Timor Rebel's Surrender Talks
ETimor president attends Easter mass in first outing
4 soldiers wanted over Timor Leste attacks surrender

NTT town returning to normal after fatal clash between Timor refugees, locals

Juwono vs Komnas HAM [4 reports- Editorial; Interview-(ret) Admiral Sudomo]
Australia Beefs Up Ties With Jakarta

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March 17 - 22

Call to extradite pair named in Balibo case
East Timor reparations both symbolic and material

Kontras Aims to Develop Human Rights Culture [+Munir Probe]
U.S. Trains Indonesian Snipers, Enhance Military Relationships
US-Indonesia Ties Far From Cosy

Pool report of Jose Ramos Horta's hospital visit
ETimor President Discharged from Australian Hospital, Recalls Attack
Suspicions raised over Reinado's cash

Suharto's Infamous Gangster Hercules 'Link' to E. Timor Attacks
Reinado to live on as vivid figure in Timor folklore

Local Portuguese helping a nation to help itself

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UN: Report of the SG on the UNMIT for the period from 21 August 2007 to 7 January 2008 (S/2008/26)
Security Council Report: Feb 2008 Timor-Leste

An Ideal State for East Timor: Reconciling the Conflicting Paradigms by Josh Trindade

Refugee Studies Centre Working Paper: Displacement in the 2006 Dili Crisis: Dynamics of an Ongoing Conflict

Joint Command for PNTL and F-FDTL Undermines Rule of Law and Security Sector Reform in Timor-Leste

UN: Committee on the Rights of the Child
Concluding observations (2008)
Concluding observations - OPSC (2008)
Concluding observations - OPAC (2008)

Conference presentations from Charles Darwin University Conference: The struggle to rebuild East Timor
ANU: Asia Pacific Week 2008 Abstracts

TAPOL: Backgrounder on the Commission of Truth and Friendship

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

HRW: World Report 2008 Timor-Leste, Indonesia

EU: Final Report on 2007 Presidential and Parliamentary Elections

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


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...

March 8 - 15

Harsh spotlight on Timor force
Statement by President DR Jose Ramos-Horta
'Dum-dum' bullets nearly cost Ramos Horta his life, but he grieves for attacker
East Timor rebel leader delays surrender
East Timor president's attackers escape siege-army

East Timor's window of opportunity
ETimor PM visits wounded president in Australia
Fears for the future as East Timor simmers

Rede Feto demands Church to answer claims of sexual abuse by priests
Book Review- Orphan grows up in the arms of rebels
Timor-Leste’s top authorities bid farewell to Cuban medical brigade

NGOs brace for Indonesia-E Timor CTF report

Dili to back local training for oil workers
Upstream online- more oil found in JPDA

USGOV- Testimony of Commander U.S. Pacific

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Amy Goodman, host of “Democracy Now!”

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February 29 - March 9

Timor president calls for a return to peace
Aid money should be spent locally
Rice now too costly to give away
JRH Receives Best Wishes from President Bush and the People of the U.S.
Indonesia Cancels Russian Arms Contract
East Timor forfeits its newest hero
East Timor calls for probe into Ramos-Horta assassination plot
Apology for a bashing of editor

Wounded East Timor president 'forgives' rebel leader
Rebel rolls over and agrees to reveal all
Ramos-Horta's shooting was worst day of Rudd's term so far
Lawmakers Warn Govt. The Risks of Buying US F-16 Aircrafts
Modernization of Indonesia's military in question

Timor Leste Cheers Cuban President

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