August 2008

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Indicted Officer, Col. Siagian, Removed from West Papua, ETAN Urges His Prosecution

Joint statement of Amnesty International USA, ETAN, and West Papua Advocacy Team Concerning Congressional Letter to President Yudhoyono

Congress Demands Action on West Papua Political Prisoners as Human Rights Violations Persist

New Study Links Indonesian Politician to 2002 Murder of U.S. Schoolteachers in W Papua

ETAN on the Report of Joint Commission of Truth and Friendship, Calls for Meaningful Justice for Victims of Indonesian  Occupation

ETAN Urges New Rights Commissioner to Advocate for Justice for East Timorese Victims

Joint NGO Statement on the Handover of the Report of the Commission of Truth and Friendship; Bahasa Indonesia translation

LH: RDTL doubles budget in mid-year

Invitation to All Non-Government Organizations (NGOs)on Clemencies

ETAN Protests Promotion of New Kopassus Commander

International Coalition Urges UN to Take Active Role Promoting Justice for East Timorese

Congressmembers Urge Greater U.S. Commitment to Promote Justice for Timorese Call for U.S. Response to CAVR Report

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

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

August 23 - 29

Spirits of the dead summoned to heal old wounds

Timor troops may be home next year
E Timor PM places wreath at war memorial

Finally Going Home- Refugee Camps Closed in Timor Leste
Aust pledges more East Timor aid
For Gusmao, from Asia's Poorest Land, Luck's a Fortune

East Timor debates use of oil riches
E Timor Still Working With Woodside On Sunrise LNG Options-PM

Land of hunger (West Timor)

U.S. court finds TNI links to Exxon Mobil
Gen. Prabowo's Run for President

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Congress Calls for Release of Papuan Prisioners

Congress Demands Action on West Papua Political Prisoners as Human Rights Violations Persist, also in Bahasa Indonesia

SBY won't reply to Congressional letter on Papua political prisoners
President asked not respond to US Congress over OPM issue

FM to reply to US Congress letter soon
President advised to ignore letter from US Congressmen

August 18 - August 24

'Restorative Justice' is Justice Denied?
In search of a mass grave near Dili

Managers eye SWFs' massive fortunes
Landmark court ruling over the mid year budget marks a win for the people of East Timor

East Timor Denies Rebels Executed
The Reinado Tapes
UN rejects Timor attack 'failure'
Science Doesn't Back Ramos-Horta Story

Timor guest workers on agenda for Rudd & Gusmao
NT proposes E Timorese guest worker scheme

East Timor armed forces young at 33

UN critical of East Timor human rights
UN report says Timor at human rights crossroads
Portugal to boost Timor aid for justice system during ministerial visit

Foot fault scupper's East Timor's Olympic dream

Hawaii's Lingle should break her ties with murderous Indonesian military
Reforms a hard sell for Indonesia's army
Indonesian Intel Agent Faces Murder Charge in Munir Case

UNMIT Daily Media Review

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August 10 - August 17

Rice and Circus in East Timor

Bamboo expertise for East Timor
Tariff-free exports to China
Five-year development road map agreed by UN and Timor-Leste

Ramos-Horta pays tribute to Cardinal Sin
East Timor leader tells Arroyo of ordeal
Religion no basis for people’s movement - Ramos-Horta

Breaking The Spell of Impunity

Doubt Over Autopsy On East Timor's Rebels
A lover without her fighter

Corruption in Office of Secretary of State for Professional Training and Employment

East Timor Government honors fifteen leading figures of the struggle of liberation
Local Church Urgently Needs To Declericalize

Worldwide Leprosy Elimination Hinges on Brazil, Nepal, Timor

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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August 4 - August 11

Making Friends, and History (New Matilda)
U.N. urges East Timor not to drop violence probe
Truth, friendship and accountability in CTF

East Timor's president defends pardoning killer

6 Tempo Investigation Reports- Smuggling Super-Luxurious Car Using Diplomatic Impunity; Elusive Ali; Invisible Ferrari; E. Timor Embassy Involved

Portugal ready to keep GNR police forces in Timor
Ramos-Horta says Gusmao 'lost touch with the people'
Gangster nets key Dili project

ETimor president's office apologises for budget publication

East Timor faces climate change challenge

Timor hopes national park to become tourist attraction

Justice Delayed For Aceh's Human Rights Abuse Victims
SCMP Book Review- Unfinished Nation- Indonesia Before and After Suharto [By Max Lane]

Austasia launches direct flights between S'pore, Timor Leste
Church Mediates To Help IDPs Return Home

UNMIT Daily Media Review

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Transcript: Security Council Tuesday, 19 August 2008 meeting on Timor-Leste
Webcasts, Press Release

UNMIT: Report on human rights developments in Timor-Leste
UN: Report of the Secretary-General on the United Nations Integrated Mission in Timor-Leste (for the period from 8 January to 8 July 2008)

Xanana Gusmao Timor Leste PNTL corruption investigation actions 2008

AusGov: Additional Scholarships for East Timorese Students, Canberra
AusGov: Joint Press Conference with Prime Ministers of TL and Australia
AusGov: Australia Supports Training of East Timorese Defence Force, Canberra

OCHA: Humanitarian update 16 - 29 Aug 2008

TLGov: Budget Execution Report Up to Second Quarter
Petroleum Fund Report Transition Period Jul-Dec 2007
BPA: Petroleum Fund Report Quarter ended 30 June 2008

UN mission welcomes truth panel’s findings on rights abuses

UNMIT: Road Map for Development Signed in Dili Today

Audio: Timor - A closer look at Truth and Friendship; Clinton Fernandes

Late Night Live (Audio): Interview with JRH
SBS Audio - LH on national petroleum authority (in english)
LH: Proposed new legislation to regulate petroleum activities in Timor-Leste and the Joint Petroleum Development Area

LH: Power Plant and National Electrical Grid: Mega-project or mega-boondoggle?
LH: Agrofuels Projects in Timor-Leste

Timor-Leste Immigration Website

AustraliaNetwork Video: UN flags East Timor troop withdraw
UN: GA Approves $7 Billion in Financing for 15 Peacekeeping Missions

TLGOV: Minister of Finance addresses parliamentary vehicle purchases

UN: Timor-Leste to review security sector with UN help
Asia Foundation: In Timor-Leste: Is the National Police Force Ready?

Fretilin: Alkatiri urges continuing US support for Timor Leste
Fretilin: Key aspect of Gusmao gun law defeated in Timor Leste parliament

TLGov: Budget Execution Report, First Quarter January - March

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UNMIT Weekly Bulletin

BPA: JPMorgan Australia appointed custodian of Petroleum Fund

July 27 - August 2

CTF Commission Report Ignores Justice, Church Says
Crimes against East Timor
Do Not Put Too Much Hope On RI-E Timor CTF

Trek remembers E Timor's help to WWII diggers
Australian Airline Flies First Singapore-Dili Run

Woodside rejects Timor for site of LNG plant
Timor's Fragile environment in jeopardy
Saving East Timor from big industry

A million dollar view in impoverished East Timor
Biofuel Plans May Leave East Timor Hungry

Fears Over East Timor Defamation Law

East Timor Moves To Close Tent Cities

Too scared to go home, Timorese in limbo in W Timor
Ex E. Timor refugees to receive training

A Case for Caution Note Prepared by the World Bank and IMF, May 2008 

UNMIT Daily Media Review

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