May 2008

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United States should support justice, not endorse impunity, says ETAN; Administration Should Respond to CAVR Report, Not Endorse CTF

Senators Write U.S. State Dept. on Training Kopassus and Brimob

Background on Kopassus and Brimob

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

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

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

The West Papua Report - March 2008; April 2008; Back Issues

ETAN: Guide to U.S. Security Assistance to Indonesia and East Timor (revised April 2008)

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

May 23 - 31

E Timor army denies abuse claims

Risky pipedreams for East Timor
East Timor Wants to Diversify US$3 Billion State Fund

AFP consider referral over Balibo deaths
Reconciliation at the Cost of Justice?
Push to Uncover Indonesia's Hidden Killing Fields [+JP- Rights Seminar]

Bishop Belo- Let Us Build a New T-L Free from Corruption
Corruption charges threaten East Timor's development

Australia co-operating with Timor
Timor's Ramos-Horta Says Farm Subsidies Will Help Food Security
Kindness is his remedy (Dr. Dan Murphy)

Much Ado About RI-US Join Military Drills
Indonesian, US militaries to hold tsunami response drill 21-25 July

Ban promises UN probe of sex abuse by peacekeepers

UNMIT Daily Media Review

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May 11 - 18

Ramos Horta cuts jail terms for militia
Sri Lanka, E Timor denied UN human rights seat

Security watches over E Timor's sixth birthday
Ramos-Horta criticises Aust assassination probe

Ramos Horta calls for Timor to be tax free
JRH says falling US dollar hurting country's rebuilding efforts
East Timor Expects Stability in 5 to 10 Years- Ramos-Horta [+ Won't Be Asean 'Basket Case]
Attacks were coup attempt, Ramos-Horta says
Despite threats to peace, ETimor president optimistic for the future

Church Joins Government In Asking Refugees To Go Home
The displaced still waiting
Rice price hike leads to government subsidies

East Timor's Ramos-Horta Calls For Peace, National Unity
E. Timor's Future Uncertain After Six Years

Austin nonprofits give to East Timor micro lending program
Disasters- Here, There [Comparing Burma, Aceh and ET]
East Timor signs military pact with Portuguese speaking countries

UN body criticizes 'widespread' torture by Indonesian police, military [2 Reports]
Reform agenda unfinished, activists say
The Fall Of Suharto - A Perspective From The Street
Indigenous Papuans Suffer Injustices, Say Catholic Reps

UNMIT Daily Media Review

23 May
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May 11 - 18

A diplomatic tightrope (Balibo Five)

St Xanana's halo, and power, slipping
Raised On A Nation's Fight For Freedom

Horta wants UN to stay in E Timor
Interview with Ramos-Horta

Government forbids IDP's return to houses
East Timor distinguishes 15 "leading figures" of the liberation

Deacon Offers Youths Vocational Skills As Alternative To Street Crime
UN on defensive over controversial E Timor appointment
Withhold Timor aid- rebel lover's family
High food prices 'will hit Pacific'

UN body criticizes 'widespread' torture by Indonesian police, military [2 Reports]
Indonesia's Human Rights Future Remains Bleak Ten Years After Reformasi
Journalists Demand Defamation Law Reform at Yogya Seminar

UNMIT Daily Media Review

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Other Links (open in new windows)

Voices of East Timor - Publishing the stories of the ordinary people of East Timor blog

Late Night Live - East Timor autobiography (Naldo Rei) audio

Amnesty International: Report 2008 Timor-Leste Chapter; Indonesia

Buy Local Timor-Leste Blog

GPPAC: Peace Building Commission Consultation in East Timor

Asia Foundation - In Timor-Leste: The Politics of Internal Security
Asia Foundation - Reborn Island Nation Loves its Soccer, er, Football

USAID: East Timor – Complex Emergency Fact Sheet #1 (FY 2008)

UNDP: Australia scales up its support to democratic governance in Timor-Leste

Celebrating Peace In Timor-Leste - Timor-Leste

STL: Domingos Barreto jailed just for being at 12 November 1991 Demo

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...

May 1 - 10

Govt jeopardising country's rice reserves says analyst
East Timor Thanks Cuba for Support
East Timor's Power Struggle
Australia moves to improve East Timor aviation security

Response to 'Grandpa' story
E. Timor president plays down political row, urges dialogue
Indonesia extradites 4 suspects to Timor

Woodside floating LNG plan
Australia announces $52m for East Timor
Workers and students rally for May Day in Dili

For Human Rights Victims, Indonesia's Draft Law Hampers Justice
Is It 'Reformasi' or Simply New Order-lite? [by Julia Suryakusuma]
The TNI's 'Invention of Tradition' [a JP Op-Ed]
In Aceh, Reintegration of Ex-Combatants, Rights Victims Remains Slow

UNMIT Daily Media Review

9 May
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5 Mayl

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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April 26 - May 2

Xanana- Let the Past Be the Past
Timor Truth Commission (CTF) to submit final report
Protest to UNMIT by Jose Antonio Belo, Journalist

Smuggling on Indonesian and Timor Leste Border
Timor rebels partied with police, military after surrender

Smith steps in with $30m for UN food program
Government Thanks Church For Rebel Surrender
3 E. Timor Oil-Gas Reports- Kitan In Spotlight; Gusmao Budget; Joint Block

Xanana says Horta regrets anti-RI remarks [+Border issues; KPK visit]
Timor Leste mulls joining ASEAN military exercises
President faces his assailant - Rebellion over as Salsinha hands in weapons
E Timor vows ‘new chapter’ with Jakarta

East Timor chases bank details of rebel
Moving Beyond The Shadow Play
East Timor moves to close refugee camps

Generals Urged To Face Rights Body For Questioning [+Op-Ed on Impunity By Kontras Director]

UNMIT Daily Media Review

29 April

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