BACK DOOR Newsletter on Timor Loro Sa'e: Monday May 28 2001

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CONTENTS:
  CURRENT URGENT ACTIONS  Updated  May 24
  UPCOMING AUSTRALIAN EVENTS  Updated  May
  ABOUT BACK DOOR
  EMAIL SUBSCRIPTION

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CURRENT URGENT ACTIONS

Read about Urgent Actions & Things to Do at:
http://www.pcug.org.au/~wildwood/Actions.htm

Until June 11 Petition for International Tribunal on East Timor  Petition added May 24
"We are circulating the statement below for signatures [from Groups and organisations in Solidarity with East Timor] in order to reiterate the call for an international tribunal on East Timor. We plan to release the full list of signatories together with the Statement at the time of the next East Timor World Bank Donorís Meeting in Canberra next month." UK Groups in Solidarity with East Timor
"The primary purpose of the statement is to call upon the international community to set up an international tribunal for East Timor to bring the perpetrators of gross violations to justice. We firmly believe that timely justice and the ending of impunity are essential for peace and reconciliation in East Timor and for democracy and stability in Indonesia. We are convinced that credible trials will not be possible in Indonesia and that justice will not prevail unless international mechanisms are established without further delay."

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UPCOMING AUSTRALIAN EVENTS

Access details of Canberra Events at:
http://www.pcug.org.au/~wildwood/ACTEvents.htm

Rally for refugee rights
Jointly organised: ACT Trades and Labour Council, Amnesty International, Refugee Action Committee
Speakers: Bishop Pat Power, Marion Lê (Refugee advocate), Victor Marillanca (ACT Multicultural Council), Sally Chapman (Amnesty), Jeremy Pyner (TLC), Phil Griffiths (RAC)
Garema Place, Civic
Sunday 3 June, 1pm

Speakers re ETimor:
Trish Woodcroft-Lee re working in ETimor for the Ryder-Cheshire Foundation;
Jenni Kanaley about her forthcoming visit to ETimor
ACT East Timor Liaison Group
Room 3, Griffin Centre (Bring some nibbles and drinks if moved to do so.)
Monday June 4th, 5.30pm

PUBLIC MEETING: visiting East Timorese civil society leaders

EAST TIMOR: ELECTIONS AND INDEPENDENCE
AUSTRALIAN COUNCIL FOR OVERSEAS AID
SPEAKERS: Arsenio Bano, East Timor NGO Forum; Alexio De Cruz, East Timor NGO Forum; A senior East Timor womenís representative; John Scott- Murphy, Caritas Australia, an Australian NGO in partnership with East Timor
The Johnson Auditorium, Pilgrim House Conference Centre
69 Northbourne Avenue, Canberra City.
Wednesday, 13 June, 7 to 9.30 pm


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