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1) Jakarta Troops 'Train Militias for Invasion' 07/04/00 (South China Morning Post) ATAMBUA - The Indonesian army is training militias in West Timor for an invasion into East Timor next month despite its continued denials, according to a West Timorese church leader and a human rights organisation.

2) 50,000 Refugees still living under the thumb. 07/04/00 (South China Morning Post) ATAMBUA - From their makeshift shelters of bamboo and blue plastic tarpaulins, the militias still continue to wield influence over the 50,000 refugees still living in this area of Indonesian West Timor.

3) East Timor human rights investigations proceeding too slowly 07/04/00 (Kompas) JAKARTA - Investigations of possible suspects in human rights cases in East Timor are proceeding too slowly, in the opinion of UN Human Rights High Commissioner Mary Robinson.

4) Annan welcomes UN-Indonesia accord on judicial cooperation in East Timor 07/04/00 (UN Newservice) NEW YORK - Secretary-General Kofi Annan today welcomed the conclusion of an agreement between the United Nations mission in East Timor and Indonesia on cooperation concerning judicial and human rights matters.

5) Uncovering Indonesia's cemeteries of truth 07/04/00 (Jakarta Post) JAKARTA - During Soeharto's New Order era, thousands of citizens were persecuted, forced into exile, murdered and tortured. Official lists compiled by Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch reported thousands of cases.

6) UNTAET to set up district Consultative Councils 07/04/00 (Lusa) DILI - The UN Transition Administration in East Timor plans to begin appointing East Timorese to consultative and executive positions at the district and national levels, chief UNTAET administrator Sergio Vieira de Mello announced Wednesday.

7) Gusmao Unhappy with Pace of Aid, Reconstruction 07/04/00 (Lusa) Rio de Janeiro - East Timor independence leader Xanana Gusmao, seeking aid from Brazil, has said that his country remains destroyed and his people facing hunger despite international pledges to reconstruct the territory.

8) Brazil Bishops offer aid 07/04/00 (Folha de Sao Paulo) Sao Paulo - On the first day of his official visit to Brazil, Timorese resistance leader Xanana Gusmao, 53, was welcomed by President Fernando Henrique Cardoso [FHC] and received the first concrete aid actions.

9) Australian crime investigators to help restore order. 07/04/00 (AAP) SYDNEY - Six of New South Wales' top crime agency investigators would be sent to East Timor next month to assist local police in restoring law and order, the NSW government announced today.


10) Timor emergency update 07/04/00 (UNHCR) Coordinating Minister for Welfare, Basri Hasanuddin, indicated that assistance would continue during a three-month period, to allow East Timorese to decide and take measures on whether they would remain or return to East Timor.

11) Humanitarian Pillar Situation Report 04-05 Apr 2000 07/04/00 (UNTAET) DILI - One of the main concerns highlighted is the need to establish a permanent communications and trade link between the Enclave and the rest of East Timor.


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