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NGO Letter to UN Security Council on Justice and Accountability (also Tetum)

Groups Write Secretary of State Clinton on Eve of Her Visit to Indonesia (also Bahasa Indonesia)

ETAN urges dropping of defamation charges against Timorese editor

HAK Association: Court Decision in Defamation Case of Mr. Longuinhos Monteiro SH

ETAN response to Admiral Dennis Blair's Statements to the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence

Joint Letter on Recent Papua Human Rights Cases - Buktar Tabuni (arrested) and Mr. Yosias Syet (murdered)

Foreign Policy in Focus - Obama: Stand Up to the Indonesian Military

TAPOL: The Multi-Choice Elections (Indonesian elections 2009: The contenders, parties and candidates)

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February 22 - 28 

Timor delegates celebrate Western Sahara

Timor court decision could promote culture of impunity- Opposition
Groundhog Day- UN police mentoring in Timor-Leste
East Timor Legal News 25 & 26 February 2009

Timor Leste invited to join fight against locusts
Students to study wildlife in Asia's youngest country

RI, U.S. Marines End Joint Exercise

TNI Reform Remains Slow Under SBY Government
Nobel laureate warns polls could ruin Aceh peace
Ex-Kopassus Chief Adopts Bizarre Poll Tactic

Rights Activists Barred from Talks with ASEAN Leaders
Prosecutors in Muchdi Case Hit For Incompetence cases
Defamation Laws Help Roll Back Press Freedoms in Indonesia


UN: SC Extends T-L Mission to 26 February 2010 at Current Level

Timorese leader urges longer UN presence in his island nation
China, EU assistance to East Timor to continue
Vietnam willing to strengthen cooperation with Timor-Leste

UN's lame security review for Timor-Leste
Pledge given on NZ troops in ET

U.N. official urges steady presence in East Timor
Dili still needs international help, says Foreign Minister
UNMIT: SRSG Khare thanks Japan for its contributions to Timor-Leste

Security Council: The situation in Timor-Leste. Report of the Secretary-General on the United Nations Integrated Mission in Timor-Leste (S/2009/72).

UN: Timor-Leste must begin building foundation for lasting stability, says Ban - 19 February

Media Summary: Timor-Leste At Peace, President Tells Security Council; Secretary-General Highlights Post-Crisis Elections, Smooth Transfer of Power

Webcast: Archived Video - English: 3 hours and 27 minutes; Webcast: Archived Video - Original Language

February 11 - 21 

85 Journalists, Academics Protest Over Criminal Defamation Case
Timorese journalist faces criminal libel charge

US must face Jakarta's cruel past - James Dunn
Prabowo says Conscience Clear On Abuse

Guy Campos – War Crimes Allegations

US should freeze help for Indonesia military- activists
Obama Eyes Indonesia As Key US Ally
Clinton’s Chance to Push Beyond Cliche

East Timor Legal News 20 February 2009
East Timor Legal News 19 February 2009
The Dreams of Kay Rala Xanana Gusmão - Agio Pereira

Women get WISE to self-employment

Pires left in limbo despite being free
Translation of Article on Ivo Rosa by Radio Renaissance

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Komnas-HAM Accuses AGO Of Human Rights Injustices
Rights Severely Curtailed in West Papua
Most Indonesians in Border Areas Live in Poverty, Giving Rise to Trafficking, Security Problems- Minister

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.a.

Amy Goodman, host of “Democracy Now!”

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February 2 - 16

Call to probe local war criminals in Australia
Political interference in judicial processes in East Timor

International community failed E Timor- Portugal
Australia, East Timor hold talks on security and labour
E Timor leader offers sympathy over fires, delays visit

Timor-Leste sends solidarity and support to Australia following the bushfires of February 7
East Timor security improves, reforms needed-report
East Timor Legal News 3 February 2009
East Timor editor sued by minister of justice

The sex industry is growing in East Timor, as traffickers lure women in
Unsafe abortion a leading cause of death

East Timor to get first shopping mall

Torture and maltreatment of political prisoners in Papua
Bloody Pre-Election Violence In Aceh [An Op-Ed By George Junus Aditjondro]

TNI Should Be Given Special Legal Treatment When Committing Civilian Crimes- Spokesman
SBY vs The TNI- War of Whispers [+Editorial- After the ABS Rumor]
RI, India to Boost Military Ties
TNI-AL (Indonesian Navy) Personnel Suspected of Sexual Assault and Looting

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2008 State Dept. Country Report on Human Rights Practices for Indonesia; Timor-Leste

TAPOL protests defamation charges against Timorese journalist

LH: Power Plant and National Electrical Grid Mega-project or mega-problem?

UNMIT welcomes new UNPOL Commissioner

Prospects for Vanilla Agribusiness Development

Women pessimistic about their prospects in Indonesian elections 25 February 2009 - TAPOL press release

Timor-Leste Armed Violence Assessment Issue Brief: An Historical Perspective on Arms in Timor-Leste

Oxfam et al: Timor-Leste food security baseline survey report

Caritas: Tackling food security in East Timor

Diminishing Conflict in Timor-Leste

TLGov: Statement by Emilia Pires to IMF Board of Governors

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

January 31 - February 6

Justice in East Timor On Trial in Libel Case
East Timor's Government to regulate martial arts groups
Biden Receives Kalla in Washington

TNI Chief Plays Coy as 'S' Scandal Rattles Military
Timor tears of joy as world weeps
DRB-Hicom aborts Timor-Leste programme

TIMOR-LESTE- Tackling human trafficking
Timor Leste Preparing For Asean Membership
Revamping Indonesia's Defence Ministry

T-L proposes sports cooperation with E Nusa Tenggara

March 2009
January 2009

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