05 January 2009

East Timor 2008 in Images

11 February 2008 East Timor rebel leader Alfredo Reinado after being shot and killed during an assassination attempt on East Timor President Jose Ramos-Horta in Dili on 11 February 2008. Ramos-Horta was injured in the dawn gun battle at his residence on the outskirts of the capital of Dili which left Reinado dead, and the 58-year-old Nobel peace laureate was later flown to Australia for emergency treatment on bullet wounds.

U.N. police outside the office of East Timor Prime Minister Xanana Gusmao in Dili after rebels attacked the house of President Jose Ramos-Horta, 11 February 2008.

East Timorese soldiers patrol aboard a vehicle around the town in Dili, East Timor, Monday, 11 February 2008.

Reindado fellow rebel Leopoldino Mendonca Exposto lies dead in the grounds of the residence of East Timor President Jose Ramos Horta on 11 February 2008. Autopsy reports showed that Mendoca and Reinado had both been shot at close range.

Rebel commander Amaro Da Costa hands over his weapon to East Timor military chief Taur Matan Ruak following the shootings of Ramos-Horta, Reinado and Mendoca.

East Timor prosecutor General Longuinhos Monteiro (C) sits with Indonesian anti-terror chief commander Surya Dharma (L) and Petrus Galose (R), Indonesia chief of anti-terror operations, during a handing over of four East Timor rebel soldiers in Dili, East Timor May 5, 2008. Indonesia on Monday extradited four rebel soldiers from East Timor wanted for alleged involvement in attacks on the tiny nation's president and prime minister in February. The rebel soldiers are (back row L-R) Tito Tilman, Ismail San Sao Monis Soares, Edigio Lay Carvalho and Jose Gomes.

An East Timorese child refugee walks near her camp in Dili 18 February 2008. East Timor's government and the United Nations have started a programme to relocate some 30,000 refugees living in camps that dot the capital.

An East Timorese refugee family gathers around their camp in Dili, February 18, 2008.

East Timorese Prime Minister Xanana Gusmao and his Australian courterpart Kevin Rudd hug each other after a press conference at the government offices in Dili on 15 February 2008.

The heavy hands of the East Timor National Police who stand accused by Human Rights Watch of human rights violations in East Timor in 2008.

Jackie Chan visits East Timor in 2008.

Timorese play traditional instrument during a practice for welcoming East Timor President Jose Ramos-Horta near his residence in Dili April 16, 2008.

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