May 2009


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WPAT/ETAN Urge Meaningful Pressure on Jakarta for Papuan Rights

Excerpts from Timor-Leste's CAVR Report on the Carrascalao House Massacre (April 17, 1999) East Timorese Deserve Justice! Statement by ETAN on the Anniversary of the Liquiça Massacre

Comments on the U.S. Department of State Country reports on Human Rights Practices for 2008

Obama's Indonesia question: Will the US president continue unrestricted aid to Indonesia’s military?

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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May 25 - 31

Thumbs up for Timor mission- Chamber
Ghosts of Balibo
Komnas HAM Wants Candidates to Hold Forum on Human Rights [+Neo-Liberalism Accusations Fly in DPR]
Indonesia Aims to Buy Planes, Submarines from U.S.
Amnesty paints gloomy picture of RI human rights

E Timor defends 'jobs for mates' allegations
Angola, East Timor sign complementary protocol
XG Confident on Rapid Solution for Guinea Bissau
Timorese come together for support in Oxford
Japan funds repairs of water supply network in Dili
Australian Business, Political Delegation Visits East Timor
Angola's Parliament speaker analyses situation in East Timor

The lost children of East Timor
JG-The Thinker- Let the Games Begin

East Timor Legal News 

28, 29 May
22 - 25 May

May 16 - 24

UN Child is Crying for Help in TL
Team SBY Not A Shoo-In, Say Analysts
Dr Dan Receives East Timor Medal for Merit

Q&A with JRH- Timor’s "Extreme Poverty Is Centuries-Old"
Govt lifts aid ban on groups critical of Australian policy
East Timor turns 7 but press freedom in peril

"World Bank Acknowledges Mistake"
Small village in East Timor is set to get help in its rebuilding process
RI election focus may fall on ex-generals
Limpeza Geral. Or, sweeping dirt by force
Former East Timorese run amok in W Timor over not receiving direct cash aid (BLT)

Support for Timor Leste Marine Labor
Illegal fishing, climate change real threats

East Timor Legal News 

21 May
18 May


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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May 7 - 23

Brighton Timorese project hits wall

It's Megawati-Prabowo; Kall-Wiranto, SBY-Boediono
E Timor police take back first district
Comment on Prime Minister’s Statement on recent allegations of corruption against the Ministry of Finance

Talks on end of NZ deployment in East Timor
Six Nations to Take First Steps on Coral Initiative
NGO’s Appeal to Donors for Aid to Development of East Timor
Munir and the Protection of Rights Defenders [JP op-ed by Kontras and Human Rights First (HRF)]
Journalists Hold Out For Better Media Laws

Police Reform in Indonesia a 'Lost Cause-' Experts
World Bank on defensive in ETimor over advisers' pay
Kids' book reaches out to Timorese

XG On recent allegations of corruption against the Ministry of Finance
Voters reject terror of Timor - Eurico
Priest revives faith on horseback in remote region
East Timor has a 'stolen generation'

Returning IDPs rejected by villagers
Fretilin Blamed for East Timor Corruption
'Big' Projects To Make Up Oil Losses
Fulidai-dai – another way of thinking about craft

East Timor Legal News 15 May 2009
East Timor Legal News 14 May 2009
East Timor Legal News 12-13 May 2009
East Timor Legal News 7-8 May 2009

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OilEx - Large Volume Prospects in Timor Sea Confirmed

Groups, gangs, and armed violence in Timor-Leste

Video - Al Jazeera People & Power - East is East

Indonesian Victims ’ Congress: “We Will Never Stop Demanding Justice”

Documents from including statements from the NGO Forum and Rede Foto (Women's Network)

2008 State Dept. Country Report on Human Rights Practices for Indonesia; Timor-Leste
ETAN/WPAT: Comments on the U.S. Department of State Country reports on Human Rights Practices for 2008

East Timor Law and Justice Bulletin - What happens when abortion is illegal (April 5)

Women for Peace Conference March 5-6. 2009 Dili Timor-Leste

Timor Today weekly TV online news service for 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

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

May 1 - 8

Thoughts on Australia’s Defence – A Dissenting Humanitarian Perspective - James Dunn
State Secrecy Bill 'Flawed;' Should Be Delayed- Experts [+Op-Ed- Free Press Not a Luxury]
NGO’s Appeal to Donors for Aid to Development of East Timor
Newly Formed Protestant Church in Timor Leste
Human Rights Victims Call for Inquiry in Aceh
East Timor Says It Won’t Approve Woodside LNG Plan (Update2)

East Timor May Invest 10% of $4.6 Billion Fund in Equities
Aussie faces East Timor conspiracy trial
Woodside Says Sunrise LNG Marketing May Start Late This Year
East Timor enjoys political stability
5 Years of Cuban Aid to Timor Leste

Angola, East Timor committed to strengthening cooperation
Human Rights in Indonesia Threatened

April 27 - May 4

Lessons in Mercy - Justice and reconciliation in the aftermath of atrocities
Dili tycoon deal triggers alarm
Plea for boy left behind by UN dad
Kopassus and Brimob Housing Complexes Raided, Ecstasy Lab Busted [+Prosecutors Implicated in Drug Case Controversy]

Human Rights in Indonesia Threatened by Prabowo, Wiranto Campaigns

Kalla Hails Wiranto as Running Mate [+PPP Backs Down on Coalition Plan]
Climate change challenge for ETimor

Campaign to Heal East Timor Pain Begun
Ministry of Finance and World Bank Spending Donors' Money
Warning on East Timor instability by World Bank
Women in East Timor Unite in the Fight for Justice and Equality
RI to Train TL Forestry Officers
US-RI partnership

East Timor Legal News 27-28 April 2009


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