December 2002 

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January 2003

East Timor kids. Photo by Amy Goodman.  

Support ETAN: Message from Howard Zinn

ETAN: East Timorese in Indonesia to Lose Refugee Status at New Year, International Community Must Continue Efforts on Behalf of Vulnerable Children & Adults

ETAN: Timor Commemorates Invasion Anniversary as Indonesian Court Acquits Officials 

LH: Disorder in East Timor: The International Community Must Accept Responsibility

Support U.S. Nurse and UK Academic Detained in Aceh

December 22 - 28
Gusmao's new year message lists complaints against the Government 
Foundation to send 5 E. Timorese children home
E. Timor's Gusmao Calls For Legal Reforms, Urges Calm
Brazil to send university students to teach Portuguese
Timorese sacked in Timor Gap Joint Authority office, Darwin

U.S. mission ends in East Timor
Gusmao takes swipe at politicians in Xmas message to East Timorese
E Timorese refugees in Belu may seek political asylum
HIV- East Timor Crisis

Unrest in Dili

LH: Disorder in East Timor: The International Community Must Accept Responsibility
Joint Statement of Civil Society Organizations in Timor Lorosae: Never sacrifice people for certain political ambition
JSMP: Nineteen conditionally released, nine remanded following police station hearing in Dili East Timor*

Xanana examines damage from Dili rioting.

East Timorese President Xanana Gusmao, right, inspects a damaged site burnt down by rioters Wednesday, in Dili Thursday, Dec. 5, 2002. (AP Photo/Firdia Lisnawati)

Indonesian police arrest Dili riot suspect in West
Gov't scrutinizes 2 reports on Dili riots Wednesday
East Timor- Inside The Tinderbox

Commander insulted by Ramos Horta's allegation over Dili riot
U.N. fears militias behind East Timor riots
East Timor envoy: Militiamen wanted in violence trying to flee to Indonesia
Timor riot inevitable, says Aussie first lady [+Gusmao must take control]
Portuguese Press on disorder
Spokesman for SG on Timor

Officials, analysts see provocateurs behind E. Timor violence
Gusmao says riots are a cry of poverty

Foreign Minister Speaks Out on E. Timor Riots
Wealth divide behind Timor Violence
No UN complaints on action of Portuguese peacekeepers - Arnaut
Dili riots may have been 'planned attack', says UN mission chief
Bishop Belo apologizes to E. Timor's Muslims

Most Serious Riots Since Independence Hit Dili 
East Timor-Prime Minister Speaks 
East Timor calm after deadly riots 
Confrontations reflect population's dissatisfaction, says Belo 
Annan Appeals For Calm Following Riots

UN 'bureacracy' delayed Portuguese anti-riot aid - Martins da Cruz
Timorese premier says he will not resign over violence
ETGOV: East Timor Situation Update

Wracked by anti-government protests
No justice after East Timor slaying
No hope of punishment military, police in rights cases

UN: Timor-Leste: Reporting calm in Dili, UN plans to probe recent violence - 6 December
UN: Statement issued by the Spokesman for Secretary-General Kofi Annan*
UN: Press statement on Timor-Leste by President of Security Council*
CIIR: East Timor Calm after a day of Protest (6 12 2002)*

JSMP: Police and Rights Officials Address Baucau Violence*

December 12 - 21
Timor's Lost Boys
Indonesia-U.S. Military Ties

Healing A Nation's Wounds (medicine)
Legislation backlog stopped Timor treaty ratification- Govt
Healing East Timor (sexual violence)
East Timor's Legal System in Crisis

Bishop Belo: The kid who became bishop and hero calls it a day
Portuguese anti-riot instructors expected in Dili
Ramos Horta begins visit to China, economic forum on agenda

Dili MPs ratify Timor Sea pact
Timor seas deadline let slip

Indonesian Ad-Hoc Court (December)
Eurico Guterres  

Former East Timor militia leader Eurico Guterres listens to the judges reading the verdict in his case at a court in central Jakarta on November 27. REUTERS/Supri


Indon court fails to send E. Timor rights violator to jail
First Officer Convicted for E. Timor Crimes 
Indon Military Officer Gets 5 Yrs For E. Timor Crimes
Bishop Belo and the Jakarta ad hoc trial
East Timor human rights trials- All just a game

Bishop Belo vows never to appear at Indon rights court
Timor Trials- Court hears first televised testimony
Indonesian troops stood by as militia attacked East Timor church witness

Indonesian Army Officer Faces 10 Yr Jail For Timor Crimes
International scrutiny looms over rights trial
Former police chief of Dili sentencing delayed

U.S. response to recent verdicts
Rights court adjourns hearing, waits for Belo testimony
Jakarta court acquittals 'scandalous' - Ramos Horta

Guterres Finally Realises He Has Been Shafted- Hamish McDonald
Timor acquittals likely to anger rights groups
Jakarta court acquittals 'scandalous' - Ramos Horta
Indon Court Acquits 4 Officials of Crimes Against Humanity in E. Timor
Criticisms of Eurico verdict

E. Timor militia leader sentenced to 10 years in jail (4 articles)
East Timor Militia Leader Gets 10 Years
Guterres verdict fails to advance cause of justice for East Timor
Former militia leader ready to carry the can for military

ETAN: Timor Commemorates Invasion Anniversary as Indonesian Court Acquits Officials
JSMP: Case Updates for Ad Hoc Human Rights Court in Indonesia
HRW: Indonesia's Court for East Timor a "Whitewash"*

Will Bush Do the Right Thing in East Timor? by Aderito de Jesus Soares
ETAN: Indonesian Verdicts Cannot Deliver Justice for East Timor
ET National Alliance for Int'l Tribunal: Indonesian Ad Hoc Human Rights Court Proven Not Able To Fulfill International Demands

see November updates
see October updates
see September updates

December 8 - 14
East Timorese recalls wartime sex-slave experience
East Timor at Flashpoint as Disillusionment Sets In
8,000 E. Timor families opt to stay in Indonesia
Refugees call for speedy distribution of Italian rice aid
Child Mortality rate is 124 per thousand
Beyond the Myth- Remembering Jimmy Carter, the President

Downer accused of abusing Timor PM
World Bank aids oil sector development
Sunrise delayed

U.S. and Indonesia's military - Bedfellows again?
Timor marks Human Rights Day with commitment to rights treaties
XG- President received U.S. ambassador
Donors conference opens under shadow of last week's riots
East Timor pledges more jobs for young after deadly riots
West Timor Authorities hunting down East Timorese intruders
De Mello on Women in Timor

New Web Links (open in new window)

La'o Hamutuk Bulletin: December 2002: Australian Aid, Timor Sea Chronology

UNDP: Interview: President Xanana Gusmão of Timor-Leste (362KB)
UNDP: Supporting the Judiciary in Timor-Leste (284KB )

UN: Press Conference by Representative of Timor-Leste
UNICEF: State of the World's Children 2003 (tables include statistics from E Timor)

ABC: EAST TIMOR: UN to improve police training in non-lethal combat
IFRC: East Timor Appeal No. 01.60/2003

Slate: The Latest Kissinger Outrage: Why is a proven liar and wanted man in charge of the 9/11 investigation? (Hitchens)

U.S.: International Religious Freedom Report 2002 (Timor chapter)

ETGOV: Timor-Leste and Development Partners (December 2002 conference)
Red Cross: East Timor: Appeal No.01.32/2002 Programme Update No. 2
IOM: West Timor Information Campaign
UNDP: Initiative to empower farm communities in Timor-Leste
UN: General Assembly adopts resolutions on aid to Angola, Kazakhstan, Mozambique, Tajikistan and Timor-Leste

Friends of the UNTL Library
JSMP: Weekly summaries of matters before the Dili District Court in East Timor 

UNICEF: ADULT WARS, CHILD SOLDIERS: Voices of Children Involved in Armed Conflict in the East Asia and Pacific Region (large PDF)

Official Gazette of Government of East Timor

Kissinger Watch
Winter 2002-03 Estafeta online

Listen to Pacifica's Democracy Now! RealAudio programs

Democracy Now! broadcast from East Timor's independence. Listen online or order the video.

East Timor Press Review, 12 December 2002
East Timor Press Review, 11 December 2002
East Timor Press Review, 10 December 2002
East Timor Press Review Dili, 09 December 2002

December 1 - 7
Sunrise gas- the confusion continues 
War against terrorism deals a blow to Indon rights campaign
East Timor Press Review, 3 December 2002
East Timor Press Review, 2 December 2002

Theatre of the Absurd (refugees in Australia)
Lisbon to assess aid programs, seeks improved quality
PM Alkatiri rejects President's demand he sack Interior Minister
6000 farewell ailing bishop
Economic ties with East Timor not advantageous to NTT (JP)

January 2003
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