April  2006


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Key Senators Criticize Waiver Allowing U.S. Weapons Exports to Indonesia; Cite Administration's Lack of Strategy to Encourage Accountability and Reform

Jubilee USA and ETAN Challenge Wolfowitz to Address Roots of Corruption by Canceling Indonesia's Suharto-Era Debt

La'o Hamutuk Bulletin: April 2006 - Issue focus: CMATS Treaty with Australia, also CAVR report, petroleum fund and more

ETAN: U.S. Should Not Cozy Up to Kopassus; Notorious Military Unit Commander Participates in Hawaii Pentagon Conference

La'o Hamutuk Asks RDTL Parliament to Scrutinize new Timor Sea Treaty

ETAN Denounces Plans to Sell Lethal Equipment to Indonesian Military; Expresses Alarm at Expanding Engagement

Rights Groups Write UN Secretary-General on Justice for East Timor

ETAN: Solidarity message on Kontras 8th anniversary

March 16 Protest at Indonesian Embassy in Washington

ETAN: As Secretary of State Visits Jakarta, Rights Group Urges U.S. Policy on Indonesia Promoting Justice and Rights, Not Military Might

ETAN, Other Groups Write State Department on Indonesia Military Aid

ETAN Rejects Added Aid for Indonesian Military; Responds to Bush Administration’s Waiver Justification

ETAN activist Luis Kemnitzer, Dead at 77

ETAN: Indonesia Must Confront Its Past, Accept Responsibility and Deliver Justice for Timor Atrocities; ETAN Posts Entire Timor Truth Commission (CAVR) Report on Website

ETAN Urges Veto of Timor- Leste Defamation Provisions

ETAN Calls for Broad International Discussion of Timor Truth Commission  Report

ETAN Statement on Timor-Leste/Australia Maritime Arrangement

Bush Administration Grants Unlimited Military “Aid” to Indonesia Betrays Military’s Victims and End-Runs Congress; Printable PDF version

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April 29 - 21

Kofi Annan proposes scaled-down UN mission from May 20

What Indonesia stands to gain from seat on UN rights council
Soeharto in the Dock? AG Looks to Reopen Case
Indonesian party not to dismiss convicted human rights abuser, Eurico
Policy, public opinion and Papua

Protesters taunt riot police officers as smoke billows from burning vehicles during a violent protest outside the prime minister's office in Dili, East Timor, Friday, April 28, 2006. (AP Photo/Amori Antonio)  

Quiet returns to East Timor's capital after deadly riots by ex-soldiers
No Australian troops for Timor- Downer
Portugal 'confident' in Dili's leadership - FM Freitas do Amaral
Army deployed after Dili riots leave at least two dead, 34 injured
Protesting soldiers dismiss Govt's inquiry initiative
E. Timor protesters damage houses, market in Dili
Soldiers attack traders in Dili protest

LH comments on current panic and situation in Dili



Timor WWII veterans take journey back through years
Indonesia to tighten border security in lead up to East Timor election
RI, T-L hope to sign border agreement by August

Her life in their hands … at last
A reciprocal legacy - church in ET

Four years after independence, East Timor on right track- FM
Bin Laden accuses West on East Timor in latest tape

Secretary Rice shakes hands with Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, March 14, 2006. © AP/WWP  

U.S.-Indonesia Military Assistance

Key Senators Criticize Waiver Allowing U.S. Weapons Exports to Indonesia; Cite Administration's Lack of Strategy to Encourage Accountability and Reform

ETAN: U.S. Should Not Cozy Up to Kopassus; Notorious Military Unit Commander Participates in Hawaii Pentagon Conference
ETAN Denounces Plans to Sell Lethal Equipment to Indonesian Military; Expresses Alarm at Expanding Engagement

RI, US to restore joint military training programs

US Lifts Ban on Sale of Lethal Arms to Indonesia
Letter- Rice's words on Indonesia ring hollow

RI, U.S. navies conclude joint exercise
U.S. Aid to Corrupt TNI Risks More Rights AbusesRice Praises Indonesia As Model of 'Tolerance' [+ST]
Human rights groups blast Rice for defending military ties with Indonesia

U.S., RI agree to enhance military cooperation
France's military wants more cooperation with RI
Remaking the mistakes of East Timor in West Papua (S Burchill)
USGOV: Navies from the United States and Indonesia Conduct Joint Military Exercise in the Sulawesi Sea*

UNOTIL Daily Media Review 

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East Timor's Truth Commission (CAVR) Report and other Justice Issues

Dili Demonstration Calls for Justice  
A march on the anniversary of East Timor independence in Dili. Rights activists have condemned a recommendation by East Timor's president that the truth commission's report be kept under wraps. (AFP/File/Candido Alves)  

ETAN: Indonesia Must Confront Its Past, Accept Responsibility and Deliver Justice for Timor Atrocities; ETAN Posts Entire Timor Truth Commission (CAVR) Report on Website

TAPOL: The truth is told (CAVR report)

ETAN: Rights Group Calls for Broad International Discussion of Timor Truth Commission
Alliance for an International Tribunal Letter to UN Secretary-General

Joint Statements on anniversary of Carasscalao massacre
UN: Recent Human rights reports

ICTJ: The Serious Crime Process in Timor-Leste: In Retrospect
ICTJ Previews Groundbreaking Work on Gender and Reparations
Timor summary
ETLJ: Extradition From Indonesia & the Serious Crimes Process in East Timor

Suharto Avoids Int'l Tribunal- Unlike Hussein, Milosevic He Did What West Wanted 
The lessons of East Timor (CAVR) 
RI, Timor Leste agree to settle problems through TFC
TLGOV: Explanation of vote after the vote Human Rights Council

U.S. owes restitution to East Timor
Timor truths and the ghosts of the past
FM 'saddened' by Jakarta's upholding of jail term on militia boss
E. Timor leader says aims help Indonesia democracy
Court's East Timor verdicts under fire
Indonesia top court doubles Timor militiaman's term

International Press Institute concerned at failure to establish the truth about

TAPOL, et al: Open letter to UK Foreign Minister on CAVR report See also - article on the report in the latest TAPOL Bulletin, December 2005

ICTJ: Timor Truth Commission Report Released on ICTJ Web Site
ICTJ: Timorese Truth Commission Report Reveals Shocking Brutality, Calls for End to Impunity

USET: Letter to Secretary Rice on E Timor justice 

Xanana- We Must Close That Part of History
Ramos Horta Discusses '99 Atrocities
Reveal Timor Leste history- Indonesian Expert
Crimes will go to trial, Timor Leste prosecutor says

Xanana, SBY let shame file slide
Indonesian, E Timor leaders seek international support for CTF
Gusmao, Yudhoyono meet in Bali
Dili, Jakarta's presidents discuss report on occupation bloodshed
Babies of war cruelly spirited away

The East Timor Truth Commission Report Shines

Benetech releases statistical report to CAVR
Coders Bare Invasion Death Count
Dissemination of CAVR Report

Benetech Initiative's statistical report prepared for CAVR

Making Amends in Timor Leste by Joe Nevins
IHRC-NZ: East Timor Truth Commission relevant to NZ

Dili protests NGO's publishing crimes against humanity report
Australian govt sidesteps accusations about Timor
Labor to grill Downer on E Timor report

Indonesian MPs demand government lodge protest against E Timor (CAVR)
The Problem of Coming Clean

Rape a Weapon of War in Timor Occupation
Report- How East Timor Fell

NSA: East Timor truth commission finds U.S. "political and military support were fundamental to the Indonesian invasion and occupation" "Responsibility" chapter published on Web by National Security Archive

U.S. Arms Helped Indonesia Attack East Timor
Balibo Five report sparks fresh calls for judicial inquiry
Xanana Gusmao in Security Council

President Called on to Ask Clarification from Xanana
Indonesia Too Hasty in Responding CAVR Report to UN
Jakarta stops visit on Timor atrocities
Indonesian Activists Criticize Government's Defensive Stance on CAVR
Yudhoyono-Xanana Meeting to be Rescheduled
Kalla denies Indonesia committed widespread rights abuses
BBC Monitoring quotes from Indonesian press 24 Jan 05

AU: Truth Commission verdict on East Timor
WP: E. Timor Atrocities Detailed
AU: Whitlam condemned for approval of 1975 invasion
Reconciliation with Jakarta without justice is meaningless, says bishop of Baucau

RI dismisses report on Timor atrocities during occupation
NZ should compensate East Timor, MP says
E. Timor rights group calls for debate on atrocities

UNOTIL: CAVR Report is not a UN document
Media misrepresentation of CAVR Report
Crimes against Humanity: Japanese Diplomacy, East Timor and the 'Truth Commission'

Exclusive Preview of CAVR Report- Juggling Pragmatism with Chilling Abuses
Admitting civil war 'excesses', PM Alkatiri rebuts 3,000 death toll
The search for truth divides East Timor

Timor Leste's Past- Let It Be or Bare It All?
E. Timor Leader Looks to Quash Massacre Report
Church leader urges UN chief to set up int'l war crimes court
Release E. Timor Atrocities Report Even If Indonesia Objects- Rights Groups

Timor truth and friendship commission set to examine bloodshed
East Timor Bishop Ricardo to UN Secretary-General on Justice

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April 21 - 17
Poor UN training blamed for East Timor police abuses
E Timor police 'torture suspects'

Ramos Horta and Helen Hill on Radio National
PM Alkatiri pleased with first oil exploration licensing round

Australia honours Timorese WWII comrades
Aust to increase agricultural aid to East Timor

UN: Human rights reports
Rights should Be protected in anti-terror fight- Ramos Horta
East Timor support on death commutation in Philippines

Treaty to draw Dili closer to ASEAN bloc
Timor Leste Must Wait To Gain Entry Into Asean, Says Thailand
Timor urges Indonesian to Invest
Horta denies exodus from Timor Leste to RI

Australia's Papua stance not helping Indonesian democrats
Don't Blow up Papuan Political Asylum Seekers Issue- Ramos Horta

UNOTIL Daily Media Review 
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Other Links (open in new window)

ICG: Managing Tensions on the Timor-Leste/Indonesia Border

IFRC: Timor-Leste: Violence and unrest Information Bulletin No. 1
WFP: Emergency Report No. 18 / 2006 - Date 05 May 2006
WFP: Emergency Report No. 16 / 2006 - Date 21 April 2006

UN: Security Council Meets on UN Mission, As Recent T-L Violence Reminds Democracy "Still Fragile"
UN: Annan proposes new year-long mission to help Timor-Leste
UN: End of mandate report of the Secretary-General on UNOTIL (for the period from 14 January to 12 April 2006)
UN: Letter fr the President of the Security Council to the Secretary-General on follow-on office to UNOTIL

UN: Strengthening Accountability and Transparency in TL
WB: Strengthening The Institutions Of Governance In Timor-Leste
WB: Labor Market Impact of Minimum Wage
WB: Access to Finance for Investment
UNCDF: Local Development Programme Timor-Leste Annual Report

UN: Security Sector Reform (SSR) and Peace Operations: "Improvision and Confusion" from the Field
Peace Dividend Trust: Economic Impact of Peacekeeping - Final Report
Also: Interim Report Phase I Economic Impact Peacekeeping (April 2005)

East Timor Law Journal updated and expanded website
Many English translations of laws have recently been added

Tetum Wikipedia

Cover of Tortured Beginnings: Police Violence and Impunity in East TimorHRW - East Timor: Torture and Mistreatment by Police

ICTJ: The Serious Crime Process in Timor-Leste: In Retrospect
ICTJ Previews Groundbreaking Work on Gender and Reparations
Timor summary

Internews: World Bank President Meets with Women Journalists in Timor Leste
Yale: International journalists describe their fight for justice

La'o Hamutuk Asks RDTL Parliament to Scrutinize CMATS Treaty
Australian Review: East Timor, oil, and the challenge of nation-building
AUSGOV: Agreement on Extension ot Timor Sea Arrangements
USAID: East Timor Coffee Farmers Build a Quality Crop

World Bank: Visit of President Paul Wolfowitz to Timor-Leste
World Bank website on Wolfowitz trip to Indonesia and Timor-Leste

Timor-Leste and Development Partners Meeting (TLDPM), Dili, April 3-4, 2006 (with links to meeting documents and speeches)

August_2006 Friendship Conference and Expo in Dili
Friends of Los Palos East Timor Community Committee March 2006
Friends of Aileu Update no 7, April 2006

UNOTIL: SRSG on Free Media is a Pillar of a Democratic Society

WHO: Activities in Timor Leste in relation to World Health Day, 7 April

USAID: Agricultural Diversification Brings Economic Success

UN Decolonization Committee Adjusts Plans for Pacific Regional Seminar in Dili
UN: GA Establishes New Human Rights Council

TLGOV: Prime Minister's meeting with Millennium Challenge Corporation delegation
TLGOV: Prime Minister visits Japan

UNOTIL Workshop for Civilian Advisors and Counterparts, Media release, Hasegawa Speech
WB: Follow up Course on Legal Drafting for Jurists and Technicians
UNOTIL: Summary Report of Consultative Group Meeting on Democratic Governance and Human Rights

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Friends and Partners with East Timor March newsletter
Carmelite Friars of Australia and East Timor  update

TSDA: New Petroleum Mining Code & Model Production Sharing Contract for the JPDA
AusGOV: New Areas JPDA in Timor Sea Now 'Open for Business'
NT Government Welcomes East Timorese Officials
USAID: Timor-Leste's Torture Survivors Learn to Help One Another
USGOV: Millennium Challenge Corporation - Country rankings
Agroforestry trees in Timor-Leste

Progressio - East Timor: women of faith join together in solidarity

AsiaSource Interview: Jose Ramos-Horta
Hope Orphanage blog

Government of Japan: Food aid through the World Food Programme

World Bank Approves US$7 Million Capacity Building Program For Timor Leste
WB: Organizations Receive US$20,000 in Total from World Bank Small Grants Program

UN: Letter dated 10 March 2006 from the Secretary-General addressed to the President of the Security Council (Letter dated 2 March 2006 from the Senior Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of Timor-Leste)

UN: Letter dated 20 January 2006 from the Permanent Representative of Timor-Leste to the United Nations addressed to the Secretary-General

IFRC: Storms and floods Appeal Update No. 01

USGOV: Dili, East Timor: 2006 Crime and Safety Report

Article 98: Baseline study on the state of media law and media freedom in Timor-Leste; Indonesia

UNHCR: Timor-Leste's President Xanana Gusmão warmly welcomed

UN: Poor Asia-Pacific Countries Call For Free Access For Their Exports

UNDP: National Human Development Report 2006 - The Path out of Poverty, Integrated rural development

Human Rights First: Secretary Rice Must Raise Human Rights in Dialogue with Indonesia
U.S. State Dept. Country Reports on Human Rights 2005: East Timor Indonesia
Human Rights Brief: Review of Conference: "International Criminal Tribunals in the 21st Century"

Carmelite Friars of Australia and Timor-Leste:  Mission Coordinator Update

From Lisbon to Dili in Ultralight Fixed Wing Craft

Jose Ramos-Horta at School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), Feb 27, audio  only: 
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April 9 - 15
Loud Echoes of East Timor in Papua
Damien Kingsbury- The Choices Ahead [+AI Slams Australia's Asylum Policy]
A Political Maze for Papuans Seeking Independence
CatholicNews: Nun identifies key to understanding West Papua tension (E Timor)

Solution for army crisis expected 'very soon', says official
Jill Jolliffe:Compromising Justice in East Timor
Anger and accolades for Timor expose

E Timor baby operation scheduled
Ann's expanded community in Timor Leste
Australia, E. Timor extend Timor Sea arrangement

Wolfowitz visits Timor

UNOTIL Daily Media Review 

13 April
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11 April
08-10 April


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April 1 - April 7
East Timor Eyes 7 Percent Growth by 2010
Portugal boosts status as East Timor donor country with 298.1 million euros
Ambitious development plan sees 7% growth by 2010

East Timor seeks NZ help to stem army desertions
No extra security measures at border with Timor Leste so far

Portuguese experts drafting election law proposals

Get Facts Right Re- Papua, E. Timor and Australia
Senator Feingold to Sec. Rice re. Papua
Senator Feingold to SBY re. Papua

UNOTIL Daily Media Review 

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5 April
4 April
3 April

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