August 2009


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Klibur Solidaridade Timor-Leste / Timor-Leste Solidarity Group: Conference Declaration /Deklarasaun husi Konferensia (August 29)

ETAN to Gather in Timor-Leste for Anniversary of Historic Independence Vote (August 12)

WPAT: Impunity at the Freeport Gold & Copper Mine: Will Indonesian Security Forces Get Away with It Again? (July 23)

U.S. Groups Oppose Training of Indonesia's Notorious Kopassus Special Forces (July 23)

House of Representatives Signals Ongoing Concern About Human Rights in Indonesia and E Timor (July 10)

ETAN on Democracy Now! on Indonesian elections, SBY and Timika killings (July 8)

ETAN/Kontras: Joint Statement on Accountability in the Run-up to the Indonesian Presidential Elections; Pernyataan bersama tentang akuntabilitas dalam pemilihan presiden Indonesia (July 2)

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

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August 25 - 31

Amnesty International Seeks UN Tribunal
E.Timor releases suspected Indonesian militia - UN
RI Not to Prosecute Perpetrators of E. Timor Rights Abuse
Solidarity Activists Press for Justice
JRH: Speech marking the 10th anniversary of the UN “Popular Consultation”
Ramos-Horta's 'forgiving' stance under fire

East Timor's Lost Opportunity

Indonesian merchants rule the market
E Timor struggles against ‘time bomb’
E Timor finmin sees growth, development

Peacekeeping troops prepare to pull out of East Timor

East Timor at crossroads 10 years after historic vote
East Timor president vows to end corruption
East Timor Seeks Pipeline Action
Letter to ISF Commander

Cyclists roll out for Tour de Timor

Foreign Ministry surveys RI-Timor Leste borders

James Dunn: Balibo film puts spotlight on failure
Balibo: Two views of the films portrayal of history

Timor Newsline
28 August
26-27 August
24-25 August

August 15 - 24

Indonesia Will Give East Timor Military Aid
Home advantage in the gruelling Tour de Timor
Victims of East Timor atrocities still await justice
Gone, but never to be forgotten
Tough 10 years for East Timor

East Timor president vows to end corruption
Celebrating Global Solidarity for Freedom
Battle for East Timor fought in Canberra's Corridors
Australian senators call for Red Cross access to Papua
UN to wind back mission in Timor
Timor-Leste's armed forces celebrates 34th anniversary
The Ones Before Me
Kopassus Awards SBY with Honorary Status for His Support and Dedication
Discerning truth in Balibo's fiction
CHED chief faces graft raps over foreign student program

Remains identified as Dili massacre victims
Munir’s murderer still free
From fight to flight to fight
Reforming the Security Sector - Facing Challenges, Achieving Progress in Timor Leste
Joesoef Isak Was Right

Balibo probe stalls over exhumation

Timor Newsline

21 August
20 August
19 August
18 August

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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July 28 - August 17

Timor gears up for gruelling cycle race challenge
FRETILIN urges Timor authorities to deal with arrested militia figure according to law
Balibo Family Says Rudd Govt Deliberately Inflames Dispute Over Remains of Dead
A healing hand in East Timor
Pro-integration refugees tell of hardship

LaPaglia pushes for Balibo action
Indonesian Arrested In East Timor Over Attack During Independence Upheaval
Changing face of Timor Leste-RI border
Balibo 5 Brother Paul Stewart launches national campaign to help disabled East Timorese kids
Balibo Questions Must Be Answered [+The Australian- Probe Stalls Over Exhumation]

Tackling Corruption
Shirley Shackleton Reviews 'Balibo', and more
FRETILIN renews push for parliamentary debate on Truth Commission reports
Open letter to Commander of Australian ISF in Dili
Former East Timorese refugees in Indonesia's Sulawesi protest lack of food
Balbo film fails to move Indonesia's Foreign Minister
Timor Leste to open consulate in Surabaya

Questions for the record on Leahy law, Indonesia and h rights accountability

Timor Newsline

17 August
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12 August
11 August
10 August

Other Links (open in new windows)

Lao Hamutuk: The tenth anniversary of the 1999 referendum that ended 24 years of brutal, illegal Indonesian military occupation of Timor-Leste is an opportunity to assess where the country is now, reflecting on the past and looking to the future. La'o Hamutuk has written several background papers which assess progress over the last decade, look at the current situation, and suggest what still needs to be done.

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 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?

August 2 - 8

TNI role in terror investigations not necessary, say NGOs
Mining grievances that run deep in West Papua
Woolcott blames the media for Balibo journos' deaths
East Timor Opposition Says Accused Ministers Must Go
E Timor Government attacks Ombudsman investigation

Shooting Australian Timor activists by Pat Walsh
Pub rock rebel finds cause to help East Timor
Mystery Over Jakarta Firm and E. Timor Arms Deal
Cory like Gandhi, Mandela, says Ramos-Horta
Audio- East Timor aid “never made it to the people”

Fretilin criticises Dili arms deal with Jakarta
Balibo's grisly truth
Dive duo home in on pirates’ sunken £50m
Balibo memorial proposed; Walk would mark deaths

Timor Newsline

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