September 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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September 10 - 30 

The struggle for full independence ­ 10 years on
East Timor- A long way from international justice
House Drops Bill On TNI Tribunals
East Timor and Mozambique shine on World Bank’s business environment ranking

Not just Balibo that is unjust about East Timor's past
East Timor opposition slams 70-million-dollar infrastucture plan
Cuba assists the eradication of illiteracy
Balibo Five do not yet rest in peace - Shirley Shackleton

Remarks by JRH at UN High-Level Event on Climate Change
Portugal grants 100 million-euro credit line for projects in East Timor

East Timor sets petroleum hub land aside
Reflections on the 10th anniversary of independence

Timor Newsline

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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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September 13 - 22 

‘The Quality of Women Is Very Important’
Indonesian Entrepreneurs Chasing Dollars in East Timor
Diocese distributes government grants to needy people
Timor-Leste President says- "the national interest can override the law"

Culture of impunity denies justice over Timor

No case of haste in East Timor probes
Urban conflict in East Timor
Timor's youth hope for a better future
E.Timor may force election
Torture witness fears reprisals
UN official- Tribunal needed for Timor crimes
U.N. Scrutinizes Women's Rights in East Timor
East Timor probes legality of militant's release
Australia anti-terror ambassador says Balibo probe won't hurt ties
UN criticises ETimor over militia leader's release
Making The Case For War Crimes (Balibo 5)
Dateline- What about Roger East?

Timor Newsline

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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?

September 8 - 14 

"The Church Wants Justice", says Baucau Bishop
Timor Leste's women struggle to make their voices heard
Anger as alleged war criminal 'flees'
Howard May Be History on Timor
Comarca Balide Prison- A monument of tragedy

Five Years On, Impunity Reigns in Indonesia- The Real Murderers of Munir Go Unpunished
Balibo offensive but censors will decide on ban-Indon govt

TL High Court Theatens to Arrest The Timorese Leaders
No way to keep alleged East Timor torturer in Australia
Indonesian Anger at Balibo Probe, Puts Ties at Risk; JP- RI to Seek Clarification [+Michelle Grattan- Emotion Makes It Hard to Focus on Harsh Realities (3 reports)
East Timor's release of former militia chief causes outcry
East Timor pressing ahead with plan to develop oil and gas industry
East Timor opposition calls for early election in militia leader row

Timor parliament stops president's travel plans
East Timor president threatens to resign, parliament reverses course
RI, East Timor commanders agree to boost military cooperation
Balibo five families welcome inquiry
ETimor militia leader's release a 'political decision'- Justice minister

Timor Newsline

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September 2 - 8

Howard and Kelly rewrite history on East Timor
Timor's Release of Massacre Suspect Draws Warning from UN
Friendship Gone Too Far
In East Timor, Cubans bring democracy, one letter at a time

RI, Timor Leste militaries to step up cooperation
Ramos-Horta On East Timor, Genocide And Pres. Clinton As His Favorite Politician
Victims Congress in Dili- No Amnesty for Human Rights Crimes
No justice for ETimor's Suai massacre victims
Kontras wants ad-hoc court to bring justice to rights violators

Timor Newsline

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