June 2009

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West Papua Advocacy Team (WPAT) Statement on Sweep Operation in Puncak Jaya

U.S. Military Restrictions and Indonesian Military Plane Crash

HAK Association - Timor-Leste Human Rights Situation 2008: “Out of Civil Disorder Towards the Challenges of Well-being”

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
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June 19 - 28

Aussie Spy Data Points to Papua Cover-Up in 2002 Ambush Near Freeport Mine
I'm a scapegoat, says accused Australian (Angelita Pires)
Gusmao faces corruption claims
Corruption charge levelled against Gusmao
Burying Asia's Savage Past [incl. Indonesia]

Portugal, Indonesia Celebrate 10 Years Of New Friendship [+RI-New Zealand FTA Agreement]
Kopassus in Papuan Reign of Terror- Report
Gusmao corruption scandal not my business- Ramos-Hort

Torture 'widespread' by Indonesia Police- Amnesty
E.Timor to protect eco hotspot

UN Helps to Mitigate Disaster Risk
Timor-Leste receives military trainings from Japan, Brazil
E. Timor president hopes for decision on pipeline
East Timor- A story of hope and dignity
Legal Battle To Halt East Timor's Heavy-Polluting Power Plants
German man faces child sex charges in ETimor

Putting self determination into practice


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Daily Media News 22 June

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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June 14 - 22

Displaced Timorese head home

2 Book Reviews- Inside The Dark Tragedy Of Balibo
'Balibo' understates cruelty killings- Ramos-Horta

President Ramos-Horta Congratulates Daw Aung San Suu Kyi
Horta Angry About Brasilian Pedophile

Court Challenge to Heavy Oil Power Station
Brazilian arrested on child sex charges in East Timor
RAN Ships Blockaded Chinese Arms To Timor
East Timor begins closure of last displaced persons camp
Timor-Leste to promote relations with China- FM
Forgotten victims of East Timor's independence

XG- Speech to Program at Government & Development Partners Program Alignment 2010 Meeting
Timor-Leste Proven It’s Suspicious of Australian Woodside Company
Timor-Leste's farmers start again
Peace for Children- Declaration from Knua Hakiak

The Alma Nuns in East Timor
“Imi ba ne’ebe!” Timor Aid's Rural Women 's Literacy Program hears new voices in writing

Aluga Uma Timor (housing bulletin board)

Historian Claims West Backed Post-Coup Mass Killings in ’65
All candidates from military involved in rights violations
Debate Fails to Tackle Human Rights Issues


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Other Links (open in new windows)

Timor-Leste Armed Violence Assessment: Electoral violence shadows Timorese politics: new report (17 June 2009); Issue Brief 3: Electoral violence in Timor-Leste: mapping incidents and responses (June 2009)

Documents from 2009 Timor-Leste and Development Partners Meeting collected by Lao Hamutuk including statements from the NGO Forum and Rede Foto (Women's Network)

Papua National Consensus  
Report To The United States On The Papuan Consensus

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?

June 5 - 14

Investigate TNI Aircraft- SBY [+Op-Ed- RI's Defense Transformation]
Welfare, Not Human Rights, To Be Key To Indonesian Presidency
UN-funded report- East Timor should decriminalize abortion to save lives
TNI Told To Evict Disputed Border Settlers In NTT

Timor hopes to lure visitors with bike tour
Report of Alola on abortion is an "exaggeration" - Minister of Health
Indonesia Unwilling To Tackle Legacy Of Massacres
Human Rights Watch Outraged Over RI Minsitry of Justice and Human Rights Decision Not to Investigate Alleged Torture of Prisoners in Papua

Wiranto defends his track record before rights activists
War of Intel Stars in Indonesia election
Timor Refugees rally for cash aid in S. Sulawesi
Direct Action - Still waiting for justice in East Timor
China plans to continue providing development aid to East Timor

Three Decades On, Families of Journalists Still Waiting for Justice to be Served
Joao Taveres - militia leader dies

Shirley Shackleton- Killing Greg Shackleton Again And Again And Again

Timor Newsline

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May 27 - June 6

Judicial Commission Questions Munir Murder Case Judges
TimorNewsOnline- 5 June - 3 June 2009
Debate on Human Rights in Indonesia election unlikely

Students pay for education in kind
E-Mail Prosecution Sparks Outcry in Indonesia
Balibo movie brings back memories for journo who escaped
Wiranto, indicted for crimes against humanity, will take part in human rights d
Darwin in race for another gas plant
Candidate Prabowo, a violator of human rights,now declares his c

Timor minister defends husband after police raid
Parliament approves law allowing emergency abortions
Challenge to shift youth from resistance to development mentality
US Senators Introduce Legislation To Provide Trade Relief for Apparel and Textiles from 14 Least Developed Countries

XG Confident on Rapid Solution for Guinea Bissau

East Timor Legal News

3 June
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