October 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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October 25 - 31

Justice long overdue for murdered Balibo Five
Timor lures tourists with historic independence sites
Culprit of Slaughter repatriated to Indonesia
No US visas for retired army officers
ET Massacre Suspect Back in Indonesia for Treatment with Undisclosed Health Problems

East Timor authorities reassess project by Portuguese financial group to open a bank
East Timor government approves Portuguese real estate project in Dili
East Timor budget for 2010 prioritises infrastructure

Activists seek justice for death of Dutch journalist
President in South Korea to attract investment
Endemics thrive on Timor-Leste's "Lost World" mountain
AMP and FRETILIN MPs Suspect Misuse of Funds
Timor war crimes need justice

Timor Newsline

30 October
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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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October 19 - 24

UN mission strives to protect environment in Timor-Leste- special envoy
UN envoy voices concern over weakening int'l police strength in Timor-Leste
Indonesia to buy Australian Hercules
East Timor discusses future role of Australian soldiers
Australia bends over for the ‘Indonesia Solution’

Protecting Human Rights Defenders in Indonesia [by Kontras' Indria
Mother tongue, other tongue (Naldo Rei)
Activists call new SE Asia rights body toothless

China grants US$4.4 million to East Timor for refurbishment of infrastructures
Seasonal Changes Cause for Alarm
Horta- Timor-Leste Sending Back Maternus Bere; Lucia- Timorese should not oppose it

Timor Newsline

22 October
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October 10 - 17

Suara Timor Lorosae reports threats against FRETILIN leaders and their families by pro-autonomy miltias
Relatives demand justice for past human rights abuses in Aceh
Doubts cling to Dili deal

Parliament debates censure over militia leader release
Gusmao to lobby China for gas plant
ETimor vote, fishing contest prove stability- president
East Timor opposition claims success in village polls
Chinese PM pledges aid to East Timor
Books Offer Australian Perspective on East Timor Killings

To Forgive a Genocide
East Timor to negotiate loan from China for infrastructures
Alkatiri Calls on Resignation of the Government Following Election Result

Information on Bere and No Confidence issues
Indonesian Army Misses Deadline to Withdraw Business Activities
East Timor begins first joint military manoeuvres with US
TL first Asian country to back Global Arms Embarge vs Burma
RI Inches Closer to Settlement On Border Disputes With East Timor
East Timor government survives no-confidence vote
Public needs military business takeover details ASAP, says watchdog

Timor Newsline

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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?

October 1 - 10

Slow Progress for Corruption Watchdog
Papua Tribe vs Freeport McMoRan Lawsuit Proceeds
E.Timor votes in village polls
Officials' pay hikes slammed
Families of Vanished Activists in '97-98 Unrest Want AGO to Review Cases

Resettlement money increased for displaced East Timorese
Indonesia, Timor Leste To Settle Border Disputes
East Timor ten years after the referendum

Timorese Police Raid Brothels, UNMIT Staff on the Premises
Progressio- hopes for the future
Political conflict can lead to constitutional crisis
East Timor to hold first joint military exercise with US

Timor Newsline

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