Monthly Archives: February 2010

Do we need a police force in Timor Leste?

Do we need a police force in Timor Leste?

I’ve just been reading the UN debate about Timor Leste. All is
sweetness and light. Just one or two slight concerns about police
behaviour, despite many media graphic accounts and films of
brutality. And one or two mentions of criminals being forgiven,
despite the Dep. PM saying that impunity will not be tolerated. Its a
charade, actually. Maybe everyone wants to protect the
extraordinarily high salaries paid to UN staff!? The UN and Interfet
and Unmit etc do so much training, and capacity building, but for
what? There is a capacity for not noticing bad behaviour. Maybe too
many countries are involved, then you can’t blame any one! Maybe the
UN trains, but does not test. Like AusAid, it seems to be about
project implementation, not project testing the end result. We need a
change, but who will bring this? The charade of the big court trial
may come to a head next Wednesday, so we are led to believe, lets see
how brave the judges are to find the truth.

OK, that is an introduction, as what follows is posted on behalf of a
concerned friend who witnessed this event.

New approach to tech for the poor

Media Release

New Online Store of Technology Designed for the Poor

New York, NY (19 February 2010) Kopernik — http://www.thekopernik.org — a
new non-profit venture that provides life-changing technology to the
poor, launches today. Kopernik makes technology designed for the
developing world accessible through the Internet and by harnessing the
power of individual donations.

“The problems we’re addressing appear simple but often hold millions
of people back,” commented Kopernik co-founder Ewa Wojkowska. “The
life straw for water purification, the solar powered lamp, self-
adjusting eye glasses– the world has the technology and capacity to
produce these items, but the people who need them can’t get hold of
them”.

Kopernik’s aim is to bring this technology to the poor in developing
countries via the site, and link them to individuals willing to make a
donation towards the purchase of the products.

“By providing individuals with a way to donate directly towards the
purchase of the products, we’re creating a more efficient supply chain
from manufacturer to recipient without getting bogged down in the
inefficiencies of large agencies that have historically acted as the
go-between.” Review a list of technology currently available through
Kopernik.

Kopernik is the brain-child of Ewa Wojkowska and Toshi Nakamura who
have extensive experience in international development as UN staff
members. Read more on the founders of Kopernik.

With early operations already up and running in Indonesia, Sierra
Leone, and Timor-Leste, Kopernik has been overwhelmed by positive
response and plans to develop a truly worldwide service to the poor.
“Since beginning operations in the summer of ‘09, we’ve piloted
Kopernik in selected countries, building on our networks with local
organizations and communities” Wojkowska said. View a success story
from our pilot.

“Through our work with the UN we’ve recognized both the opportunities
and the challenges in international development,” says Kopernik co-
founder Nakamura. “It is clear to us that there is a huge need in the
developing world for direct access to what are often simple but life-
changing technologies. With Kopernik, we’re excited to apply our
experience and create direct links between supplier and client.” View
the stories of inventors of the technology featured on Kopernik.

Kopernik provides a menu of available technologies for local
organizations in developing countries. These organizations then
provide short proposals explaining how they will make them available
to those most in need. Visitors to the site in turn review the
proposals, and make donations to fund the plan of their choice. Review
a detailed outline of how Kopernik works.

With the site’s launch, Kopernik joins Kiva and GlobalGiving in the
global revolution to use the internet as the critical link between the
developed and developing worlds.

“What sets Kopernik apart is the focus on technology and a review
mechanism for local organizations, or ‘technology seekers’, to rate
the products. By including a feedback mechanism on the effectiveness
of these technologies, Kopernik gives voice and choice to local
communities and organizations – simple elements that are so frequently
missed in international development efforts” explained Nakamura.

In the run-up to its launch, Kopernik was named winner of the 2009
Japanese Innovation Grant awarded “for the organization’s global scope
and solid sustainability model.” Kopernik features a strong management
and advisory board of established experts from the development and
private sectors. Read more on the Kopernik Board.

Kopernik is named after Nicolaus Copernicus (1473 – 1543). “He is
known for changing how people viewed the world around them,” Wojkowska
said. “In our own way we hope to change how people approach
development and how some of the greatest challenges facing the world
today are addressed.” The launch of Kopernik coincides with
Copernicus’ birthday, February 19, 1473.

For more information or to schedule an interview, please contact:

Ewa Wojkowska

Co-Founder, Kopernik
ewa.wojkowska@thekopernik.org

+1 917-975-6352 or +1 917-975-6353

125 Court St

Brooklyn NY 11201

USA

Media Release

New Online Store of Technology Designed for the Poor

New York, NY (19 February 2010) Kopernik — http://www.thekopernik.org — a new
non-profit venture that provides life-changing technology to the poor,
launches today. Kopernik makes technology designed for the developing
world accessible through the Internet and by harnessing the power of
individual donations.

The problems we’re addressing appear simple but often hold millions of
people back, commented Kopernik co-founder Ewa Wojkowska. The life straw
for water purification, the solar powered lamp, self-adjusting eye
glasses– the world has the technology and capacity to produce these
items, but the people who need them cant get hold of them.

Koperniks aim is to bring this technology to the poor in developing
countries via the site, and link them to individuals willing to make a
donation towards the purchase of the products.

By providing individuals with a way to donate directly towards the
purchase of the products, we’re creating a more efficient supply chain
from manufacturer to recipient without getting bogged down in the
inefficiencies of large agencies that have historically acted as the
go-between.” Review a list of technology currently available through
Kopernik.

Kopernik is the brain-child of Ewa Wojkowska and Toshi Nakamura who have
extensive experience in international development as UN staff
members. Read more on the founders of Kopernik.

With early operations already up and running in Indonesia, Sierra Leone,
and Timor-Leste, Kopernik has been overwhelmed by positive response and
plans to develop a truly worldwide service to the poor. Since beginning
operations in the summer of 09, weve piloted Kopernik in selected
countries, building on our networks with local organizations and
communities Wojkowska said. View a success story from our pilot.

Through our work with the UN weve recognized both the opportunities and
the challenges in international development, says Kopernik co-founder
Nakamura. It is clear to us that there is a huge need in the developing
world for direct access to what are often simple but life-changing
technologies. With Kopernik, we’re excited to apply our experience and
create direct links between supplier and client. View the stories of
inventors of the technology featured on Kopernik.

Kopernik provides a menu of available technologies for local
organizations in developing countries. These organizations then provide
short proposals explaining how they will make them available to those
most in need. Visitors to the site in turn review the proposals, and
make donations to fund the plan of their choice. Review a detailed
outline of how Kopernik works.

With the site’s launch, Kopernik joins Kiva and GlobalGiving in the
global revolution to use the internet as the critical link between the
developed and developing worlds.

What sets Kopernik apart is the focus on technology and a review
mechanism for local organizations, or technology seekers, to rate the
products. By including a feedback mechanism on the effectiveness of
these technologies, Kopernik gives voice and choice to local communities
and organizations simple elements that are so frequently missed in
international development efforts explained N akamura.

In the run-up to its launch, Kopernik was named winner of the 2009
Japanese Innovation Grant awarded for the organizations global scope and
solid sustainability model. Kopernik features a strong management and
advisory board of established experts from the development and private
sectors. Read more on the Kopernik Board.

Kopernik is named after Nicolaus Copernicus (1473 1543). He is known
for changing how people viewed the world around them, Wojkowska said.
In our own way we hope to change how people approach development and how
some of the greatest challenges facing the world today are
addressed. The launch of Kopernik coincides with Copernicus birthday,
February 19, 1473.

For more information or to schedule an interview, please contact:

Ewa Wojkowska

Co-Founder, Kopernik
ewa.wojkowska@thekopernik.org

+1 917-975-6352 or +1 917-975-6353

125 Court St

Brooklyn NY 11201

USA

NZ must act on Balibo deaths: activists

NZ must act on Balibo deaths: activists

MATTHEW BACKHOUSE

February 12, 2010 – 6:04PM

NZPA

The New Zealand government has been criticised for its “appalling”
failure to hold Indonesia to account over the Balibo Five killings in
East Timor.

New Zealander Gary Cunningham and other Australian-based newsmen
Brian Peters, Malcolm Rennie, Greg Shackleton and Tony Stewart were
shot dead at Balibo, East Timor, in October 1975.

A memorial to Cunningham was announced at a ceremony in Wellington on
Friday.

The Australian Federal Police launched a war crimes investigation
into the killings last year, following a 2007 coronial inquest which
found Indonesian forces deliberately killed the Australian-based
journalists to cover up their 1975 invasion of East Timor.

Retired Indonesian army colonel Gatot Purwanto appeared to back the
coroner’s findings in December last year, becoming the first senior
Indonesian figure to contradict the official explanation the newsmen
were killed in crossfire.

The planned memorial in Wellington, organised by the Indonesia Human
Rights Committee with support from the Media Freedom Committee and
Wellington City Council, would be the first official commemoration in
New Zealand.

Maire Leadbeater, of the Indonesia Human Rights Committee, said
Cunningham was a “true hero”.

“As far as East Timor is concerned he’s a martyr. I think he’s the
truest and best sort of hero, because he was someone who took his
life in his own hands, potentially to save the lives of others.”

It was “appalling” the New Zealand government had not been more
outspoken, she said.

“It’s now nearly 35 years since Gary died, but this is the story that
won’t die until justice and accountability is really achieved for the
Balibo Five.”

Leadbeater was among those gathered for the memorial announcement on
Wellington’s Mt Victoria, the planned site for the memorial
overlooking views across the city where Cunningham grew up.

Many were to attend Friday night’s Wellington premiere of Balibo, the
Australian film about the killings that has been banned in Indonesia.

Leadbeater said she hoped the Balibo film would raise public
awareness of the killings.

“I think there’s going to be a groundswell of public pressure here,
as there has been in Indonesia and Australia, for action for the Balibo
Five.”

Cunningham’s aunt, Pat McGregor, said the memorial was a “very
important” step towards the New Zealand government taking action over
the killings.

“At the time it all happened we couldn’t even get the government to
look for them, so yes, this is a little bit of completing the circle
for us,” she told NZPA.

She called on the New Zealand government to become involved in the
Australian war crimes probe.

“I would like to think that the government would at least, whatever
the findings, acknowledge that it did all happen.”

Tim Pankhurst, chief executive of the Newspaper Publishers’
Association, which is the secretariat for the Media Freedom
Committee, said it was “shameful” that successive New Zealand
governments had refused to engage on the issue.

“This government recognises that a fundamental tenet of a democracy
is freedom of speech. Well, you need to back that up with supporting
your citizens,” he said.

“Gary was a Kiwi, and I think it’s marvellous that he’s being
remembered in this way, and more power to the mayor for supporting
it. But you notice who was absent from that ceremony? Any government
official.”

The government should “at the very least” pursue justice over the
killings, Pankhurst said.

“The outcome needs to be that the Indonesians responsible should be
held to account, and that there should be recompense for the families.”

NZ Foreign Minister Murray McCully said in December the government
was watching developments in the Australian war crimes investigation,
but New Zealand would not hold its own inquiry.

He had raised the matter with the Indonesian government on a visit
last year but had not sought an apology and admission.

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Support ETAN in 2010! To make a contribution go to
http://etan.org/etan/donate.htm Thank you for your support.

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East Timor& Indonesia Action Network (ETAN)
PO Box 21873, Brooklyn, NY 11202-1873 USA
Phone: +1-718-596-7668 Mobile phone: +1-917-690-4391
Email john@etan.org Skype: john.m.miller

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New approach to tech for the poor

Media Release

New Online Store of Technology Designed for the Poor

New York, NY (19 February 2010) Kopernik — http://www.thekopernik.org — a
new non-profit venture that provides life-changing technology to the
poor, launches today. Kopernik makes technology designed for the
developing world accessible through the Internet and by harnessing the
power of individual donations.

“The problems we’re addressing appear simple but often hold millions
of people back,” commented Kopernik co-founder Ewa Wojkowska. “The
life straw for water purification, the solar powered lamp, self-
adjusting eye glasses– the world has the technology and capacity to
produce these items, but the people who need them can’t get hold of
them”.

Kopernik’s aim is to bring this technology to the poor in developing
countries via the site, and link them to individuals willing to make a
donation towards the purchase of the products.

“By providing individuals with a way to donate directly towards the
purchase of the products, we’re creating a more efficient supply chain
from manufacturer to recipient without getting bogged down in the
inefficiencies of large agencies that have historically acted as the
go-between.” Review a list of technology currently available through
Kopernik.

Kopernik is the brain-child of Ewa Wojkowska and Toshi Nakamura who
have extensive experience in international development as UN staff
members. Read more on the founders of Kopernik.

With early operations already up and running in Indonesia, Sierra
Leone, and Timor-Leste, Kopernik has been overwhelmed by positive
response and plans to develop a truly worldwide service to the poor.
“Since beginning operations in the summer of ‘09, we’ve piloted
Kopernik in selected countries, building on our networks with local
organizations and communities” Wojkowska said. View a success story
from our pilot.

“Through our work with the UN we’ve recognized both the opportunities
and the challenges in international development,” says Kopernik co-
founder Nakamura. “It is clear to us that there is a huge need in the
developing world for direct access to what are often simple but life-
changing technologies. With Kopernik, we’re excited to apply our
experience and create direct links between supplier and client.” View
the stories of inventors of the technology featured on Kopernik.

Kopernik provides a menu of available technologies for local
organizations in developing countries. These organizations then
provide short proposals explaining how they will make them available
to those most in need. Visitors to the site in turn review the
proposals, and make donations to fund the plan of their choice. Review
a detailed outline of how Kopernik works.

With the site’s launch, Kopernik joins Kiva and GlobalGiving in the
global revolution to use the internet as the critical link between the
developed and developing worlds.

“What sets Kopernik apart is the focus on technology and a review
mechanism for local organizations, or ‘technology seekers’, to rate
the products. By including a feedback mechanism on the effectiveness
of these technologies, Kopernik gives voice and choice to local
communities and organizations – simple elements that are so frequently
missed in international development efforts” explained Nakamura.

In the run-up to its launch, Kopernik was named winner of the 2009
Japanese Innovation Grant awarded “for the organization’s global scope
and solid sustainability model.” Kopernik features a strong management
and advisory board of established experts from the development and
private sectors. Read more on the Kopernik Board.

Kopernik is named after Nicolaus Copernicus (1473 – 1543). “He is
known for changing how people viewed the world around them,” Wojkowska
said. “In our own way we hope to change how people approach
development and how some of the greatest challenges facing the world
today are addressed.” The launch of Kopernik coincides with
Copernicus’ birthday, February 19, 1473.

For more information or to schedule an interview, please contact:

Ewa Wojkowska

Co-Founder, Kopernik
ewa.wojkowska@thekopernik.org

+1 917-975-6352 or +1 917-975-6353

125 Court St

Brooklyn NY 11201

USA

HAK: Human Rights Situation in Covalima and Bobonaro

HAK Association
Diretu ba ema hotu no Ema hotu iha diretu
(Every body has rights and rights are for all)

Press Statement

“Human Rights Situation in Covalima and Bobonaro”

As an organization that works for human rights, HAK Association is
concerned with the situation in Bobonaro and Covalima Districts,
especially the population’s right to security. HAK considers the
reaction of the National Police of Timor-Leste (PNTL) to the “Ninja”
group as an obligation of the competent organs of the state to comply
with their human rights commitments. To assure that the police response
actually is in accordance with the law and human rights principles, HAK
sent a monitoring team to observe the human rights situation in the two
districts from 31 January to 4 February 2010.

1. Results of HAK Observations of Rumors of “Ninja” in Bobonaro and
Covalima Districts

HAK’s observation revealed, confirmed by community authorities, local
government, victims, suspects and some community members in places where
“Ninja” terror is said to exist, that the people do indeed feel panicked
by the rumors but that the communities themselves have not yet seen who
or what “Ninja” are. Local authorities in the two districts also
informed the monitoring team that they have not received any complaints
from the community or victims about “Ninja” behavior.

The incidents, one child’s death and the death of one young woman, were
individual crimes and there is no relationship between them or
connection from one location to another. There is also no evidence of
organized crime or large criminal groups. The rumors about the “Ninja”
group lead people to imagine an organized criminal group, but this is
contrary to the actual situation. The groups CPD-RDTL (Popular Council
for the Defense of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste) and Bua-Malus
(Betel Nut) do exist, and individuals from these groups have engaged in
criminal behavior motivated by personal hatred and desire for revenge
that is falsely attributed to the groups.

The police operation, begun on 22 January 2010 has failed to identify
perpetrators involved in a “Ninja” group that is terrorizing communities
in the two districts. Through its operation, the police have arrested 20
members of CPD-RDTL and Bua-Malus who they suspect as “Ninja,” but when
brought to court the judge released 18 of them based on proof of
identity and residence (TIR) due to insufficient evidence to uphold the
charges of the police against the suspects. Two of the detained were
placed in preventive detention due to a strong indication that they were
involved in the death of the young woman in the village of Atus in
Bobonaro District.

HAK Association has identified human rights violations and behavior in
violation of the law by individual police officers involved in the
operation in the two districts, including ill treatment such as ramming
with riffle butts, kicking, beating with batons, cutting people’s hair
with a knife, threatening their life, and speaking sharply to people
when detaining someone and in detention when they do not reveal who is a
“Ninja”.

2. HAK’s Concerns

Based on our observations, HAK Association is concerned that the PNTL
commando operation does not respect the constitution of the Democratic
Republic of Timor-Leste (RDTL) Article 9 and Law No 3/2008 (State of
Siege and Emergency), because an operation with large numbers in an
extraordinary situation requires authorization from an organ competent
to declare a Situation of Exceptional Circumstances. The action of the
police is a precedent that is contrary to strengthening the rule of law
in a democratic state.

Additionally, according to HAK’s observations in the two districts, the
police operation demonstrates disharmony and inconsistency with the
policy outlined by the IV Constitutional Government regarding reform of
the PNTL, due to its militaristic character rather than an approach
characteristic of community policing. This situation is due to the lack
of optimal government attention to the development of the nature of the
PNTL as a community police force.

During the operation individual police have violated human rights,
carried out actions contrary to the law or abused their power such as
arresting people without a court order and persecuting members of an
organization, in addition to the violations cited above. This behavior
by the police violates the presumption of innocence consecrated in
article 34 of the RDTL Constitution, because according to the law only
the courts have the competency to decide if someone is guilty.

HAK also observed that local PNTL officers did not respond quickly or
act immediately to investigate or arrest the suspects in the homicide
and death that occurred in the two districts that finally evolved into
“ninja” rumors. Incidents such as these require immediate and urgent
remedies by the State of Timor-Leste to prevent additional suffering and
for people to believe that PNTL can guarantee their right to security
and justice.

3. HAK’s Recommendations

To prevent a worsening human rights situation in Bobonaro and Covalima
Districts and to prevent the population from suffering more, as well as
to prevent similar experiences in the future, HAK recommends:
1. The situation in the two districts does not require a large PNTL
commando operation because it does not meet the criteria for an
Exceptional Situation. Consequently, HAK suggests the competent
organs in the security sector quickly examine the policy for the
“ninja” operation currently underway in Bobonaro and Covalima
Districts.
2. The responsible organs quickly revise the Plan for PNTL Reform
in order to assure harmony and consistency between the plan and
its implementation.
3. National Parliament uses its competency of legislative
supervision according to Article 92 of the RDTL Constitution to
supervise the executive organs, especially how the PNTL enforces
the law.
4. To publicly guarantee accountability of the PNTL, the competent
organs (PNTL Justice Unit and Prosecutor) must assure individual
members of the PNTL who behaved contrary to the law and violated
human rights are held responsible (administratively and
criminally).
5. Future extraordinary operations by the security and defense
forces must be coordinated with the Prosecutor’s Office so that
orientation of the police adheres to the law, and thus avoids
violating human rights.
That is the extent of HAK’s observations, concerns and suggestions about
the situation resulting from the “special” PNTL operation in Bobonaro
and Covalima Districts. We await appropriate action to assure that all
Timorese citizens can be proud of and cooperate with the PNTL and our
police officers.

For More Information or a Copy of the Complete Report Contact:

Rogerio Viegas Vicente, Law and Human Rights Enforcement Program, HAK
Association, +670-729-9366
Rui Manuel Viana, Director, HAK Association, +670-723-7179,
HAKAssociation@gmail.com

Ramos Horta-TWO YEARS WITHOUT WEIGHT ON CONSCIENCE?

Monday, 8 February 2010
By JAIME SILVA PINTO – LUCIANO BABO

Executions, THAT IS WHAT HAPPENED IN METIAU

Throughout history has led to policy temptations and unacceptable
actions to many that involved directly. The results of these actions are
always prejudicial to the peoples and occur frequently in dictatorial
regime that conquered power through violence and Coup’ etat, and also in
so-called democratic regimes. Timor Leste cannot rule out. Even more
because a clique are thirsting of the millions of oil assaulted to
power in 2006 through a trail of terror with more 150,000 refugees
(IDP), more 5.000 houses on fire, tens of dead and hundreds injured. In
this entire process we know that was involved three main Timorese
political figures: Xanana Gusmão, Ramos Horta and Fernando Araújo
(Lasama). There were others who took the opportunity to, declared or
surreptitiously, supported them. All bear currently external signs
wealth more obscure, yet those who are in Government. These certainly
are the most notable. Also the Bishops of the Roman Catholic
Apostolic Church should be “guilt”(mea culpa)”.

The consequence of the 2006 coup in Timor-Leste happened 11 February
2008. Again the protagonists were Xanana Gusmão, Ramos Horta and Lasama,
along with some accomplices dating of the 2006 coup, but also in
collaboration with Indonesian “friends”. Blatantly demonstrated, proven
relations with Hercules Rosario Marçal and some Indonesian military from
“old days” related to Xanana Gusmão, among other prominent personages of
Timorese political spectrum.

Through the use and abuse that Xanana Gusmão gave major Alfredo Reinado
saw what happened in 2006 and continuing years. The instability caused
by Xanana Gusmão remained and culminated with the execution of major
rebel. Rebel because he fed up being manipulated by current Prime
Minister. Manipulated and betrayed, as he said and demonstrated months
before being assassinated in declarations that became public. Alfredo
Reinaldo concluded that had pursued by mistake and trusted someone that
he considered to be the charismatic and honest leader of Timor Leste.
All this we cannot forget about the policy of the then Prime Minister of
Australia, Howard, in keeping with the ambitions of Gusmão: dominated
the country. The fault was not in errors committed by the then
Government of Fretilin (that could be corrected) but in its excessive
ambitions to the power and control of Timor Leste. This took some
discontent as the Church sectors and others, as in the case
of F-FDTL and PNTL. Thus they succeeded in manipulating some of the
youth population, mainly of capital. From cadaver on cadaver,
destruction on destruction, mutiny on mutiny, got the power. They got
from the moment that the then Prime Minister Mari Alkatiri proved to be
a humanist and stated that no would be ruling on corpses, that such
would resign. He prevailed over the malice on a legitimacy of a state
on construction. He had secured well on the disregard for life and by
scarce goods of the people (their homes) on a legitimate Government
taken by option to preserve the life of citizens. Throughout this
process saw UN of Hasegawa at the side of the conspirators, assassins,
vandals of scarce goods of the Timorese. What can we ask, what happened
to this Hasegawa server of Howard and Gusmão? Were pressed
responsibilities? Not. It was replaced by an almost equal and hence the
UN washed the hands on the dirty water of their hypocrisy.

But let us not forget that in 2006 were killed dozens of people and
destroyed thousands of homes, including State infrastructure, in
addition to of the hundreds of injured. Let us not forget who are bigger
responsible and who are their accomplices. Now we can see them in
possession of the country, seek each other or syndicate, suck more
possible to values on their own. Immense cases have been reported, other
waiting more evidence to be denounced irrefutable mode. Many these
illegal actions have been committed and reported, proven but not a
single offender are called to justice. Justice is also completely at the
service of criminals, let us take the case of 11 February 2008 that even
the President of the Republic was the victim of strong attempt to
assassinate by those who before, then and now, he supported and
supports. What now is the ambition of a few pairs of Ramos Horta for
attempting to assassinate!

For that becomes less understandable that Ramos Horta is according to
their actions to deprive innocent freedom and continue to sit with few
cooperating in various ways, for the assassination. In the light of
reasonableness is incomprehensible. It will weigh with certain factors
of culpability for that Ramos Horta continue to pact with elements so
inhumane and lack of values which must possess the leaders of Rule of
Law. Alfredo Reinado would not come to Dili, house of Ramos Horta, if
didn’t trust who convened. This is where the elements of MUNJ that
contacted assiduously with Reinado are completely involved, consequently
Ramos Horta. It is exactly this evidence that the District Court Dili
avoids. It escapes the truth of the events and their real surroundings.
It is obvious that the confidence of the Reinado in Ramos Horta brought
him to Dili along with a MUNJ element. What Reinado and Ramos Horta did
not know was that their deaths were planned. .It
calls this kill two birds with one stone.

Half truth, Ramos Horta, stated a few days ago that send a SMS to
Alfredo Reinado, but not mentioned date or time, or what was the his
SMS. It is worse, neither deserves credit on the matter he must admit
that distorted the content of the SMS in their declarations of days ago.
It was inaccurate and if he did it will not have been due to lack of
memory. Certainly that isn’t.

His commitment to what we call the trauma of 11 February make use of
lying, influencing, taking innocent to the prison and to omit relevant
right facts which would lead to real brains of the 11 February, but not
as well understood because currently feels hostage. With that all his
errors are much smaller than those who ill-treated himself. Better than
anyone he knows what he did, why he lies, why he obstructs to reach the
truth of the facts to those who attempted murder are accused and put on
trial. These are the same that all have planned and silenced Alfredo
Alves Reinado, executing alongside his faithful companion Leopoldino
Exposto.
It is impossible that a man intelligent as Ramos Horta does not glimpse
and continue to sustain immutability of criminals who are being replaced
in the docks of the Dili District Court by innocent of the crimes of
which they are accused unfairly and based on wrong assumptions, possible
fraud schemes with mask democratic which is what became the current
regime. Democratic mask sometimes borrowed by Ramos Horta, when he is
also an anti-democratic e anti Rule of Law.
Because hope is the last disappearing, still awaiting a rebate
conscience take Ramos Horta putting the truth of the facts regarding
their relationship with Alfredo Alves Reinado and why he called to Dili,
his home, accompanied by elements of MUNJ, who served always as
messengers of Ramos Horta in the process. Someone already Reinado
trusted, as well as in Ramos Horta. This same becomes visible in
conversations recorded, almost two hours, between Reinado and Horta. One
of them own Horta stated that it considered the major Reinado a “victim
of events” 2006 should have said the 2006 coup, who also contributed.
But much more there is in these conversations, where the warmth is
present. And more.

A good Christian should weigh on conscience everywhere which
responsibility by entrust, two men were executed in its residence. That
is what happened on the morning of 11 February 2008 in Metiau. Two years
without weight on conscience, Will it be possible?

Please urge others to sign ETAN’s petition opposing Kopassus trainingl

At this writing nearly 1120 people have signed ETAN’s petition opposing

U.S. military training for Indonesia’s notorious special forces
Kopassus. We’d like to think that there are many more people who would
oppose this wrong-headed idea – if only they knew about it. We want to
add hundreds of signatures in the next few weeks. This is where you
come in.

You have already signed the petition, so please don’t sign it again.
(You may not remember – the petition began circulating last year.) We
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Sign the Petition – http://www.gopetition.com/online/29600.html

Don’t Train Indonesia’s Deadly Kopassus

Please join me in signing this important petition. I’ve signed it and
hope you will too.

Indonesia’s Special Forces (Kopassus), more than any other in the
Indonesian military, stands accused by of some of the most worst human
rights violations.

The history of Kopassus human rights violations, its criminality and
its unaccountability before Indonesian courts extends back decades and
includes human rights and other crimes in Timor-Leste (East Timor),
Aceh, West Papua, the streets of Jakarta, and elsewhere in Indonesia.
The crimes of Kopassus are not only in the past. A recently published
Human Rights Watch report details ongoing Kopassus human right
violations in West Papua.

The Obama administration is actively considering resuming U.S. training
for Kopassus. In 2008, the Bush administration proposed to restart U.S.
training of Kopassus. the State Department legal counsel reportedly
ruled that the ban on training of military units with a history of
involvement in human rights violations, known as the Leahy law, applies
to Kopassus as a whole.

For background about the crimes of Kopassus go here:
http://www.etan.org/news/2008/04brikop.htm. And please join me in
signing the petition – http://www.gopetition.com/online/29600.html