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TIMOR TODAY 22 March 2000


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PHOTOS:

a) Indonesian Attorney General Marzuki Darusman, right, with Indonesian director of the National Commission for Human Rights (KOMNAS HAM) Djoko Sugianto, left. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

NEWS

1) East Timor investigators to be named shortly û Indonesia 22/03/00 (Jakarta Post) JAKARTA - A team tasked to investigate last year's violence in East Timor will be established by next week, focusing on five of the most notorious incidents, Attorney General Marzuki Darusman said on Tuesday.

2) East Timor: Dutch War Crime Replayed 22/03/00 (Jakarta Post) AMSTERDAM - Fifty-five years after a Dutch officer, Raymond Westerling, engaged in war crimes in the shadow of Indonesia's decolonization, a number of Indonesian officers were accused of similar crimes in what was essentially last year's decolonization of East Timor.

3) US Defense Official: Timor's success crucial to stability 22/03/00 (Associated Press) DILI - The success of East Timor's struggle to become an independent country is crucial in promoting stability throughout neighboring Indonesia, a visiting senior U.S. official said Tuesday.

4) Sweden aids East Timor with $4.6 mln reconstruction 22/03/00 (Agence France Presse) STOCKHOLM - The Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA) presented East Timorese leader Xanana Gusmao with 40-million krona (4.76 million euro/4.6 million dollar) reconstruction grant during his visit to Stockholm on Monday.

5) Unsung Australians rebuild East Timor 22/03/00 (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) There are scores of other Australians helping the fledgling nation find its feet. For them, there will be no official thanks. Their reward is simply the pleasure of helping people in need.

6) Five militia face murder charges 21/03/00 (Sydney Morning Herald) Five ex-militiamen who crossed into East Timor from Indonesia have been arrested by New Zealand United Nations peacekeepers and face murder charges related to last year's post-ballot violence.

7) Indonesian military tied to recent attacks 21/03/00 (Washington Post) DILI - U.N. peacekeepers have concluded that the Indonesian military has been involved in a recent spate of attacks by paramilitary units across the increasingly tense border separating newly independent East Timor from Indonesian-controlled western Timor.

8) UN Strengthens Security Along Timor Border 21/03/00 (Sydney Morning Herald) United Nations security along East Timor's 172-kilometre-long border with Indonesia has been drastically strengthened after a series of incursions by pro-Jakarta militia.

REPORTS

9) IOM/UNHCR: Timor Activity Update: 21 Mar 2000 22/03/00 (IOM/UNHCR) There is a continuing need to return displaced people in West Timor to their communities of origin in East Timor, in order for rehabilitation, reconstruction and development to begin. The safe and orderly return transportation of displaced people is the responsibility of IOM by agreement and in close co-operation with UNHCR.

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