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· February, 2008

Stories about Timor-Leste from February, 2008

East Timor: Would it be possible to hold elections earlier?

  24 February 2008

FORUM HAKSESUK [pt] posted an analysis by António Ramos Naikoli on the chances of achieving an early election in East Timor, a possibility considered by the country's largest opposition party, FRETILIN, in the face of the assassination attempts on the two Timor leaders.

East Timor: Salsinha admits attacking Xanana Gusmão

  23 February 2008

According to Timor Online [pt], Gastão Salsinha, who replaced Alfredo Reinado as the rebels’ leader after he was killed during the attacks on the East Timor's top leaders, has admitted having opened fire against Prime Minister Xanana Gusmão but said they did not intend to kill him. “So the theory...

East Timor: Investigate Xanana first

  14 February 2008

A text by Leidar, a human rights activist based and Bidau, Dili, published on Timor Online casts suspition at Xanana's involvement at Monday's incidents. “Xanana’s Convoy was attacked almost one hour later after the attack at President Residence. How was the security information circulated at that time? Xanana’s Security guards...

East Timor: Please come forward and bring the truth

  14 February 2008

Malai Azul [pt] launches an appeal to those who may be involved in Monday's assassination attempts in East Timor to carefully give themselves up: “A piece of advice from us: come forward, at least the truth will be revealed.”

East Timor: State of siege extended to 10 days

  13 February 2008

Timor Lorosae Nação [pt] reports that the state of siege in East Timor has been extended to 10 days, after the assassination attempts on Monday. In other posts, the blog also reports that Alfredo Reinado's funeral [pt] takes place at 10 am this Thursday (local time), and that a warrant...

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East Timor: Democracy under siege

  12 February 2008

Here is an update on the Monday's attempted assassinations against the two top leaders of East Timor, President Jose Ramos-Horta and Prime Minister Xanana Gusmao, the country's independence heroes, and the murder of one opposition leader. In the wake of the failed coup attempt, see what blogs in Portuguese, one of the official languages of the ex-colony, have to say. Some of their questions remain unanswered.

East Timor: President Wounded in Attack

  11 February 2008

Jose Ramos Horta, The president of East Timor was wounded in an armed attack while we has on his morning walk earlier today. Bloggers based in East Timor are posting updates on what they know about the attack and the situation on the ground.

East Timor: On the Human Rights Watch report

  1 February 2008

A comment left at the Timor Lorosa e Nacão blog contests the reliability of today's Human Rights Watch report on violence in the Portuguese speaking countries Angola, Brazil e East Timor: “Of course, as an NGO based in Washington and financed by the State Department North American (and by a...

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