February 2004 

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World Bank security guards on strike in Dili, East Timor. Photo by Karen Orenstein.   

ETAN: Global Wake-Up Call for Australia: Stop Stealing East Timor’s Resources & Trampling on Its New Independence
E Timor Coalition (CIITT): Statement for Australia Day

Congress Reinstates Ban on Military Training for Indonesia, Defies Administration

Rights Groups & Unions Write World Bank on Dili Strike

Indonesia Flexes Military Muscle in Border Dispute with East Timor; Where Is International Reaction?

ETAN Praises Placement of Indonesian War Criminals on State Department Watch List, Calls for Additional Steps to Achieve Justice

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Tell Australia to Stop Stealing East Timor's Resources and East Timor's Future!

ETAN: Question the Candidates: Election 2004 & East Timor and Indonesia
Alert: Co-Sponsors Needed to Support Peace and Human Rights in Aceh
Alert: Demand Justice for East Timor!

LH Bulletin: January 2004: Bulletin Vol 5, No. 5: Bank Payments Authority

February 22 - 29
U.S. slams Indonesia for deteriorating rights record

XG- Peace Building- Towards Rehabilitation of Timor-Leste Achievements and Cha
Gusmao seeks help, hopes SDF will stay

E.Timor, Australia to hold April sea border talks
ET lobbies for Greater Sunrise gas onshore
Indonesian official says East Timor's president willing to discuss Timor Gap

Indonesia's Wiranto Vows to Crush Terrorism
Int'l Islamic Intellectuals Secretariat to Be Set Up in Indonesia
E Nusa Tenggara Mil Chief Expects To Meet U.S. Austral Officials To Discuss
Uneasy Calm on Timor Frontier

Bishop Belo 'tempted' to run for presidency
Indonesia, ET agree on border security issues

Timor-Leste Local Media Monitoring 
Feb 27, 2004
Feb 26, 2004
Feb 25, 2004
Feb 24, 2004
Feb 23, 2004

Serious Crimes Unit and other Justice Updates (February)

U.S. State Dept. Human Rights Report: Indonesia*, East Timor*

ETAN Praises Placement of Indonesian War Criminals on State Department Watch List, Calls for Additional Steps to Achieve Justice

East Timor National Alliance for an International Tribunal: East Timorese Political Leaders Must Not Interfere with Justice
E Timor Alliance: Statement to the Technical Assessment Mission from UN Headquarters, New York

JSMP: UN Security Council must support the serious crimes process in East Timor;
Report on The Future of Serious Crimes Unit

JSMP: Three more Decisions handed down by Special Panel for Serious Crimes

East Timor judge rejects bid for court hearing on Wiranto
MFAC: Dr. Ramos-Horta Did Not Meet with General Wiranto
STL: President and Foreign Minister Denied Meeting With Wiranto
Decision on Wiranto's Public Hearing From Special Panel (.pdf)*
SCU Update: Public Indictment on Wiranto, Wiranto public hearing 28 Jan 2004

Former militia commander sentenced to 7 years in jail
SCU: Former Batugade Village Militia Commander Sentenced to 7 Years

JSMP: Charges of Crimes Against Humanity Withdrawn

ICTJ: The Struggle for Truth and Justice: A Survey of Transitional Justice Initiatives in Indonesia* Justice still eludes Indonesia*

see Serious Crimes Updates 2004: December; 2003: December, November, October, September, August, July, June, May, April

* opens in new window

February 15 - 21
U.S. Creates Crack Indonesian Anti-Terror Unit [Task Force 88]

Cloud Over Australian Army Role In East Timor
Timor Leste offers to supply workers to Malaysia
Locals, Ex East Timorese Refugees Abandon Resettlement Areas

Future of UN in Timor
James Dunn on A Continuing UN Presence in East Timor?
E. Timor- UN Extension Seen Benefiting Indonesia

Downer on Timor peacekeeping force under review
UN, Dili fight Canberra push to replace peacekeepers with police
UN Weighs Role Beyond 2004; Horta Security Council Statement
Dili 'not apprehensive' over proposed cutback in UNMISET force
UN chief proposes sharp cut in peacekeeping force
United Nations presence to continue to 2005, says head of mission
Timor-Leste Seeks UN Presence After Troop Pullout

UN: One-Year ‘consolidation Phase’ Needed For Timor-leste Mission To Reinforce, Strengthen Achievements To Date, Security Council Told*

Statements by Timor-Leste, Australia,* Indonesia*, Ireland (on behalf of EU)*, Japan*, Korea,* New Zealand*, Pakistan,* United States* Provisional Verbatim*

UN: Special report of the Secretary-General on the United Nations Mission of Support in East Timor*

Timor Sea justice campaign launched in Australia
Brazil oil officials to East Timor

Indonesian Soldiers to be deployed to Batek Island
Tourism in Timor?

Timor-Leste Local Media Monitoring Feb 20, 2004
Timor-Leste Local Media Monitoring Feb 18, 2004
Timor-Leste Local Media Monitoring Feb 17, 2004

February 8 - 14
Xanana on the 3rd Anniversary of the founding of FALINTIL-FDTL
UNHCR clarifies status of separated children

Start of gasfield production welcomed
East Timorese return from Nigeria exchange
Timor Post editorials on Timor-Australia relations

Portugal remains on 'front line of support' for Dili - Mota Amaral
Lisbon Parliament Speaker foresees CPLP 'parliamentary assembly'
'Very probable' UN will maintain a security presence - JRH

Other Links (open in new window)

Under Pressure - FALINTIL - Forças de Defesa de Timor Leste: Three Decades of Defence Force Development in Timor Leste 1975 - 2004 by Edward Rees (Drafted at the request of the Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces, Geneva, Switzerland)

Amnesty Int'l: Guns and Police: Standards to Prevent Misuse

UNMISET: PM at PKF engineering course graduation ceremony: Graduates to play "important role in country’s development

UN: Deputy Sec'y General on Peace-Building Lessons Learned

IFRC: First aid in the world's youngest country
USAID: Countdown Begins to East Timor's First Census

U.S. Peace Corps Swears in New Country Director
UNV: UN Mission in Liberia welcomes volunteer from Timor-Leste

Timor Sea Office, part of the Office of the Prime Minister of Timor-Leste

Under Pressure: FALINTIL -- Three Decades of Defence Force Development in Timor Leste 1975 - 2004 (MSWord doc)

Pacific Time: U.S. Military Aid to Indonesia (audio link)

MFAC: The First Joint Ministerial Commission Meeting between Timor-Leste and Brasil
MFAC: New Zealand will Continue to support Timor-Leste
MFAC: The Foreign Minister and Trade of New Zealand Ends His visit in Timor-Leste

UNDP: Timor-Leste builds public administration as UN Mission prepares to leave
UNMISET: Tasi Tolu Peace Park project kicks off with tree planting ceremony
U.S. AID in Timor-Leste

Vets in practice - in East Timor

Women Peace-builders Continue Their Struggle For Peace & Non Violence
First International Women’s Peacebuilding Conference in Timor-Leste

Security Council Reaffirms ‘Vital Importance’ of United Nations’ Role in Post-conflict Reconciliation

AidWatch: Aid, Trade and Oil - Australia's Second Betrayal of East Timor

McRae, David:  A Discourse on Separatists on Timor, Papua and Aceh (BA (Hons) Thesis, Faculty of Asian Studies, Australian National University, Canberra)

February 1 - 7
E Timor-owned Ship sinks in Flores, three dead, eight missing
UN Award for Australian Local Government assisting East Timorese Asylum Seeker
Undercover aid workers
Indonesian legislator says Jakarta needs ambassador in E Timor

The U.S.'s Mistaken Aims for Indonesia
NZ gives $200,000 to help truth commission hear more cases
Australian police on standby for crisis situations - PM Howard
Indon urged to deploy personnel, ships to E.Timor border

Helping hand in Timor

Timor court jails former pro-Jakarta militiaman for murder
Gen. Wiranto said ready for Dili video-conference atrocity hearing
Border, security concerns fuel calls for UN to stay

Give stretched police an overseas break
Police investigate trafficking of women across West Timor border
Banned group threatens to confront gov't after UN pull-out
CDP signals constitutional challenge


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Xanana's speech at Stockholm genocide conference
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