April 2004 


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Exception to the Rulers by Amy Goodman   

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TAKE ACTION: Call Your Senators Today to Sign Aceh/Papua Letter to UN

ETAN Says Wiranto Must Stand Trial, Not Stand for Office

East Timor Environmentalist Wins Top Global Award

Movement Against the Occupation of the Timor Sea Launched

Former Secretary of Defense William Cohen Misleads 9-11 Commission; U.S. Assistance to the Indonesian Military Aided Terrorism

Congress Tells Australia to Treat East Timor Fairly; Urges Expeditious Talks on Permanent Maritime Boundary

East Timorese protest Iraq occupation

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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

LH Bulletin: March 2004: Bulletin Vol 5, No. 2: East Timor Government's Budget Deficit

April 21 - May1
Former pro-Indonesia militia may be caching weapons near ET- military
PM Alkatiri presents bill to promote national private investment
Portuguese aid paves way for 'significant' investment

Indonesia urged to press ET over citizens in Dili Mosque
Gusmão's defense of dialogue with Al Qaeda 'unfortunat
East Timor's Hybrid Court

Australia's Spy Scandal
Spy Chief Kept Timor Intelligence Link Cut
Envoy Claims U.S. Kept in Dark
The captain and the cover-up
Justice Under Fire
James Dunn on the Ordeal of Lieutenant Colonel Lance Collins
Letter- Pleading the 'rogue's defence'

Scott Burchill- Agents of Indonesian influence
A look behind the 'Jakarta Lobby'
The price of our mistakes
New report backs Collins' 'Jakarta lobby' claims
Messenger dismissed with faint praise
Barrister Disputes Hill's Use Of Report
Warning on East Timor was ignored

Timor Sea Talks

East Timorese launch three days of protest in front of Australian embassy in Dili in lead up to boundary talks. Photo by Charles Scheiner. For more info click here.


TSO: DFAT expert supports East Timor's maritime rights

Time to repay East Timor! (editorial)
Fair Deal on ET Oil Demand by Activists
East Timor president rebukes Australia over oil dispute
East Timor trying to win sympathy over oil claims- Australian FM

E. Timor's Winds of Change
East Timor Fuming Over Australia's Plans For Oil, Gas Reserves
E. Timor, Australia still far apart after first round of sea border talks
SBS Dateline- The Timor Gap (transcript)

Activists Back Rejection of Oil Deal with Australia
East Timor, Australia oil talks begin
E. Timor's poverty gap can be closed
TLGOV: Welcome Statement by Prime Minister Alkatiri; Maritime Boundary Negotiations

Timorese protest Australian gas deal; threaten to scrap border treaty
Aid groups urge Australia to speed up Timor gas talks
Woodside taps Timor over treaty
FM Ramos Horta charges Australia stalling on maritime border talks
Darwin rally decries Timor gas deal

East Timor eyes Chinese onshore petroleum survey
Australia's greedy oil deals in E Timor
Petroleum Release taunts E Timor
MPs call for attorney general to probe oil bribe report
A Fair Deal for E. Timor

Timor-Leste Local Media Monitoring
April 30, 2004
April 29, 2004
April 28, 2004
April 27, 2004
April 26, 2004

April 19 - 24
U.S., Indonesia to Hold Security Talks
Ashcroft in Indonesia
Art under Reconstruction Too
Funding win for a doctor who's making a difference; Hope for children

Poverty could breed violence, warns President
23 held in 'organized crime' crackdown after new arrests, say police
Portuguese is a 'fundamental part' of national identity
Indonesian Citizens Isolated in East Timor
Further Resettlement of East Timorese to West Sumba

Timor-Leste Local Media Monitoring
April 23, 2004
April 22, 2004
April 21, 2004
April 19, 2004

Wiranto for President


ETAN Says Wiranto Must Stand Trial, Not Stand for Office

ET Still waiting for justice
The Wrong Choice For Indonesia
US Senator Says Wiranto Wrong Choice For Indonesian President

Rights groups blast indicted general's presidential bid in Indonesia
Ex-generals Ready for Battle in July Poll

Wiranto's nomination could create international problems, Timor warns
'No one's perfect'- Gusmão reaction to Gen. Wiranto
War Criminal's Bid for Presidency Could Complicate U.S.-Indonesia Ties

Boyce- U.S. Can Work With Wiranto [+TNI Neutrality]

JRH on Wiranto and Pol Pot
Jim Dunn on Wiranto
TAPOL: Ex-general's presidential nomination a blow for Indonesian democracy
Human Rights Watch: Indicted General Unfit for Presidential Bid*

Other Justice Updates
UN- HR Commission adapts chair statement on Timor Leste
JSMP: TL Amnesty Law Will Cause Chaos and Create Injustice
Amnesty says UN dragging its feet in seeking justice for E Timor
Ex E Timor Governor Blasts Indon Court Ruling
Indonesian government denies E Timor trials are flawed
E Timor chief facing jail for crimes
Activists criticise Court verdicts on East Timor cases

Indonesian Supreme Court upholds sentence to ex-E. Timor governor
Evidence damns Indonesians- UN refuses to publish Timor report
Australia blamed in East Timor report
Changes in UN practice needed to preempt genocides - PM Alkatiri
E Timor Court Struggles To Deliver Justice For 1999 Deaths
Timor & Indonesia at Human Rights Commission
Indonesia's democracy Seeks A Drill Sergeant

TAPOL - East Timor in prospect and retrospect: Securing accountability for serious crimes, 1975-1999
Amnesty International and JSMP: Justice for Timor-Leste: UN dragging its heals while perpetrators walk free - Media release, Full Report
JSMP: Women in Formal Justice Sector- Report on the Dili District Court


April 15 - 21
Indonesia, Timor Seek Manpower Cooperation
Ramos-Horta in Maputo
Portuguese Peacekeepers to Return from ET in May

Timor-Leste Local Media Monitoring 
April 16, 2004
April 15, 2004
April 14, 2004
April 13, 2004
April 12, 2004

Support ETAN! An Appeal from Noam Chomsky

April 8 - 14
Now Everyone Wants to Woo Bambang (Indonesia elections)
Yudhoyono's Star Shining Bright [+Times on Wiranto]

Finance Ministry personnel blamed in two embezzlements
Japan, Portugal to continue cooperation to help E. Timor

End of UN mission could spark renewed conflict - Bishop Belo
Bishop Ximenes Belo says 'everything has priority' in East Timor
Australia appoints new ambassador to E Timor

Timor-Leste Local Media Monitoring
April 8, 2004
April 7, 2004
April 6, 2004
April 5, 2004 

Other Links (open in new window)

UN: Report of the Secretary-General on the United Nations Mission of Support in East Timor, 29 April 2004

TLGOV: Decree on Orthographical Standard of the Tetum Language

UNMISET: Bringing New Voice to East Timor’s Justice System

UNMISET: Progress in Rebuilding East Timor's Prison System

Boletim Económico do "Banco Central" de Timor Leste, April 2004 English version

ADB: Timor-Leste Economy Recovering in 2004 and 2005

UN Volunteers to assist census in Timor-Leste

Connect East Timor Campaign Plan

Maryknoll: Answered Prayers-Faith, Hope and Help Resurrect Life in East Timor

Freedom House: ET chapter from Countries at the Crossroads: A Survey of Democratic Governance

TLGOV: Timor-Leste Gov. takes positive steps to fight corruption.

Watch Indonesia!: Justice for the Victims. A Legal Opinion on the Indonesian human rights trials concerning the crimes committed in East Timor in 1999

TLGOV: First Amb. to New Zealand
Santos: First Condensate Cargo from Bayu-Undan

JSMP: Justice Update 8 - 22 March 04
TLGOV: Ramos Horta at Human Rights Commission

UN: Report of the UN High Commissioner for HR on the situation of human rights in Timor-Leste
UN: ECOSOC Examines Resource Mobilization To Implement Action Plan for World's Poorest Countries

ESCAP: Geology and Mineral Resources of Timor-Leste
Amnesty Int'l: Guns and Police: Standards to Prevent Misuse

April 1 - 7
Poland ready to help E Timor

East Timor Football Champs in Seoul
Timor-Training in Bangladesh
Malaysia's Felda poised to export expertise to Timor Leste

Timor-Leste Local Media Monitoring 
April 2, 2004
April 1, 2004
March 31, 2004
March 30, 2004


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