Subject: LUSA: Ramos Horta may be authorized to enter Indonesia
From: "Sharon R.A. Scharfe" <pet@web.net>

10 FEV 99 - 18:47 East Timor: Ramos Horta May be Authorized to Enter Indonesia - Justice Minister Muladi

Jakarta, Feb. 10 (Lusa) - The overseas representative of the Timorese National Resistance Council (CNRT), Jose Ramos Horta, may be authorized to enter Indonesia, Justice Minister Muladi announced Wednesday before a Jakarta cabinet meeting. "We are not inviting him, but we are not excluding that possibility", he added. Ramos Horta and Bishop Carlos Ximenes Belo were awarded the 1996 Nobel Peace Prize for their efforts to achieve a peaceful solution to the problem of East Timor, the half-island occupied by Indonesia since 1975. If his presence is needed at negotiations on the territory's future, then Ramos Horta's name could easily be removed from a black list of East Timorese forbidden to enter Indonesia, Muladi said. The announcement on Ramos Horta was made the same day that jailed CNRT leader Xanana Gusmao was transferred from prison to house arrest in the center of Jakarta.

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