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14 November 2008

East Timor Legal News 13 November 2008

Santa Cruz massacre urges Timorese and Indonesian peoples to unite: Horta Radio Timor Leste 13 November 2008- President Jose Ramos Horta said the 12 November massacre in 1991 by Indonesian armed forces had urged the Timorese and Indonesian peoples to unite, because both countries’ people were victim of Indonesian former president Soeharto’s regime.

Government will continue helping victims of the Santa Cruz massacre: Gusmao
Radio Televisaun Timor Leste 13 November 2008 - Prime Minister Xanana Gusmao, said the Government would continue helping the victims of the 12 November tragedy, yet it would take time.
HAK questions Government's policy on seeking for victims' graves Radio Timor Leste 13 November 2008 - Director for Human Rights Association (HAK), Jose Luis Oliveira has questioned the Government's policy on seeking for graves of the November 12 tragedy victims.

Serious crime committed in 1999 being investigated, says Khare Suara Timor Lorosae 13 November 2008 - The UN Secretary General's Special Representative in Timor-Leste, Atul Khare, said the UN continued holding investigation into the serious crime committed 1999, because this was the UN's responsibility.

Arsenio waits for father Martino in heaven or hell Timor Post 13 November 2008 - Deputy Fretilin President Arsenio PaixaoBano has firmly maintained his political position against the Catholic Church including some priests who are currently engaging a lot in political practice.

Council of Ministers discusses commission for police promotion Timor Post 13 November 2008 - Council of the Ministers has recently discussed a resolution about setting up a commission for the promotion of Timorese National Police (PNTL) which would be comprised of about seven members.

PUN president urges Government to handle the world war two weapons Radio Televisaun Timor Leste 13 November 2008 - President of the National Unity Party (PUN), Fernanda Borges, has urged the Government to handle the weapons from World War 2 which were handed over to the security forces by the people of Oecusse recently.


Image: Lest we forget. A scene at the Santa Cruz cemetery in Dili, East Timor on 12 November 1991. A horrifying act of mass murder committed by the Indonesian military for which there is yet to be an accounting.

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