» 06/25/2008, 00.00
Biofuels to increase poverty among Timorese
According to a report by Oxfam, growing crops for biofuel will remove land from food production and push up prices. In East Timor the government is prepared to turn over a sixth of the country’s arable land to biofuel crops.
16/10/2008 EAST TIMOR
East Timorese go hungry for at least five months of the year
As the international community celebrates World Food Day, the island nation is in the midst of another food crisis. Oxfam Australia sounds the alarm. Children are the most affected with chronic malnutrition rates that in some districts reach 90 per cent.
30/04/2008 INDONESIA – EAST TIMOR
Ramos-Horta apologises to Indonesia, studies possible military ‘co-operation”
In his visit to Jakarta East Timor prime minister apologies on behalf of his president who had accused Indonesia of involvement in the attack against him in February. The visit is also meant to vet the possibility of military co-operation between the two countries, something which the international community views with concern.
19/07/2008 INDONESIA - EAST TIMOR
East Timor and Indonesia promote a future of friendship
On July 15, the two countries signed an agreement intended to overcome the crimes and violence of the past. Relief expressed by retired general Wiranto, former head of the army, among those most responsible for the massacres of 1999.
21/12/2005 east timor - indonesia
East Timor: 183,000 killed under Indonesian rule
An investigation identifies by name the victims of the human rights abuses, as well as those who carried them out. The abuses described by the report include collective executions, torture and the forced removal of people from their homes.
10/03/2005 INDONESIA - EAST TIMOR
Joint Truth and Friendship Commission set up
The Commission's mandate is to find the 'truth' about the 1999 violence but it cannot prosecute. The United Nations and the Catholic Church remain opposed. Human rights activists say that justice won't be done for the victims.
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