September 2008

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Election 2008: Where the Presidential Candidates Stand

Senator Feingold on Remembering Munir Said Thalib

Statement on the operations of the Freeport McMoran Mine in West Papua, to the U.S. Senate hearing on Extracting Natural Resources: Corporate Responsibility and the Rule of Law

Response to State Department Informational Report on Indonesia, FY 2008

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

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

September 28 - September 21

E Timor's wealth: blessing or curse?
East Timor fights to tap vast undersea gas field

Charity clothes smother local industry in East Timor

Foreign troops needed in East Timor for at least another year: PM
President wants closer cooperation with Australia over Timor
Lack of understanding threatening Timor's security

Timor Leste government vows to decriminalize defamation

East Timor police panned for crackdown on poor vendors
IDP returns slowed by squatters occupying homes

U.N. presses on with East Timor violence probes
East Timor mulls traditional justice for serious crimes
Police urged to arrest East Timor collaborator
Interview: Wiranto on Timor and more

Public Prosecution to summon Lere and Falur for inquiry

Indonesia anti-graft body chairman meets Timor Leste attorney general

Two charged in Indonesia for raising Papua flag: police
Indonesia: Rights group attacks military chief over Talangsari case
Investigate ill-treatment of Papuan prisoner

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September 20 - September 14

Timorese call for action on 'collaborator' Guy Campos

Human rights activist Rob Wesley-Smith 'in coma'

Displaced Timorese rally to return home
Privatising Land in Timor Leste
East Timor police panned for crackdown on poor vendors

Foreign troops needed in East Timor for at least another year: PM
Cane toads in ADF Timor base 'common knowledge'

Report: Indonesian ID card found on body of East Timor rebel leader

Small business still suffering in East Timor

Keeping East Timor's Catholics on Side
Timor remembers priests of freedom struggle
Ramos Horta slams UN 'hypocrisy'

Flag raising 'not act of separatism'
Coalition of organisations demand the release of Sabar Olif Iwaanggin

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September 13 - September 6

Senator Feingold on Remembering Munir Said Thalib

East Timor veteran lobby wants financial recognition

Subsidised rice not reaching the poor
East Timor closes largest refugee camp in capital

Australia Troops Bring Toad Pest to East Timor--NGO
Australian troop reduction in East Timor on cards

Timor rights activists deplore court move to uphold presidential pardons
The CTF: From Problem to Partner

Bali bombers in bid to avoid firing squad seek Eurico Guterres help

Indonesian govt slammed for human rights abuses
Indonesian military reformed? Hardly...

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September 5 - August 29

Timorese families saddened by fruitless mass grave hunt
Hypocrisy In The Name Of Democracy And Human Rights

Timor police to take over security in May - UN official
Security handover raises concerns
East Timor 'still needs international help'
Aussie troops 'still needed' in Timor, Aussie commander

Joint PR Senior Officials Consultation Meeting of the Governments TL and Indonesia
East Timorese Prime Minister meets with NSW Premier
Official Welcoming Ceremony in Cuba for East Timor President

The long way home in Dili
Under a Cloud - interview w- Xanana
Ramshackle revolution

Timor's controversial gun amnesty ends

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TAPOL: The Rise and Fall of Military Candidates in the Indonesian Elections

UNMIT Press Briefing with Aniceto Neves: Coordinator for Peace Building of HAK Association

Ramos-Horta Speaks at UN General Assembly (25 September)
UN: T-L entering period of peace, its leader tells high-level

President Ramos-Horta met with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon in New York.  
President Ramos-Horta met with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon in New York. UN Photo/Evan Schneider  

USGov: Int'l Religious Freedom Report 2008 - Timor-Leste, Indonesia

Fretilin: Government unable to champion onshore LNG plant from Greater Sunrise

AusGov: Minister For Defence Meets with E Timor Prime Minister
TLGov: Minister Da Costa Discusses Opportunites with West Java

OCHA HUMANITARIAN UPDATE 2008/Issue No. 16: 17 September

Privatising Land in Timor Leste
Audio - Timor, Land, and Biofuel - Tim Anderson
USAID: On Clarifying Land Ownership in Timor-Leste

Audio - Crime in Timor Leste - Jose Teixeira
UNMIT: Transcript of Press Conference 04 September 2008
UN: Timor-Leste joins UN campaign to end violence against women

Timor-Leste Armed Violence Assessment
Small Arms Survey: Commentary on the Draft Arms Law in Timor-Leste

UNDP Timor-Leste NewsQuarterly September 2008

Text of UNMIT investigation into the shooting of Ramos-Horta
Wikileaks - Alfredo and Exposto autopsies, plus

UN: Press conference by United Nations Police Adviser

Rai Ketak: Nine years ago
9th Anniversary Suai Church Massacre

Audio: Timor's Guest Workers? - Jose Teixeira, Fretilin MP. Damien Kingsbury, Jim Dunn, Janelle Saffin MHR
Audio: The National Interest, Strategic Non-violence, and the Independence of East Timor (Clinton Fernandes)

New Zealand gov't pledges support for Timor-Leste's future

IFRC: Timor-Leste Appeal 2008-2009 - MAATP001 Programme update

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)

Timor-Leste Immigration Website

Buy Local Timor-Leste Blog
UNMIT Weekly Bulletin

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