March 3, 2013
by Sarah Steers
On March 3, 2010, an East Timor court sentenced 24 individuals involved with the 2008 attempted assassination of the president and prime minister of the country. Prime Minister Xanana Gusmao escaped unscathed from the act while President Jose Ramos-Horta was critically injured. Many of the ...[read more]
February 13, 2011
by Dwyer Arce
On February 13, 2008, the National Parliament of East Timor voted to extend the state of emergency imposed earlier that week after attacks against President Jose Ramos Horta and Prime Minister Xanana Gusmao. During the attack, Horta was critically wounded and rebel leader Alfredo Reinado was ...[read more]
March 3, 2010
by Brian Jackson
A court in East Timor on Wednesday sentenced 24 individuals for the attempted assassination of the country's president and prime minister in 2008. The individuals, former government and military officials displaced after civil unrest resulted in a change in government in 2006, had been accused o... ...[read more]
August 28, 2009
by Jaclyn Belczyk
East Timor President Jose Ramos-Horta has rejected a call from Amnesty International (AI) to establish an independent international criminal tribunal to investigate and prosecute those responsible for human rights abuses stemming from the country's 1999 referendum for independence from Indonesia... ...[read more]
June 27, 2008
by Andrew Gilmore
East Timorese President Jose Ramos-Horta Friday declined what he described as an offer to become the next UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, despite having told parliament last week that he had accepted the position. Ramos-Horta said he changed his mind because resigning from the presidency ...[read more]
April 24, 2008
by Mike Rosen-Molina
Indonesian police Thursday arrested a fourth man suspected of involvement in February assassination attempts against East Timorese President Jose Ramos Horta and Prime Minister Xanana Gusmao. Last week, Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono said that police had arrested three other ...[read more]
March 24, 2008
by Joshua Pantesco
The National Parliament of East Timor voted Sunday in favor of a further extension of the national state of emergency imposed after assassination attempts against President Jose Ramos Horta and Prime Minister Xanana Gusmao. Horta was critically wounded and rebel leader Alfredo Reinado was killed ...[read more]
March 4, 2008
by Leslie Schulman
The National Parliament of East Timor voted Monday to recommend that an international commission be formed to investigate last month's assassination attempts against East Timorese President Jose Ramos-Horta and Prime Minister Xanana Gusmao. The parliament urged that the government coordinate wi... ...[read more]
March 3, 2008
by Joshua Pantesco
A suspect in the assassination attempt against East Timorese President Jose Ramos Horta turned himself in late Saturday, several weeks after the February 11 attempt on Horta's life outside his home. The suspect, Amaro da Costa, was described as an ex-police officer and is the only suspect in cus... ...[read more]
February 22, 2008
by Jaime Jansen
The National Parliament of East Timor voted Friday to further extend the country's state of emergency, which was set to expire Saturday, by an additional 30 days. Last week, the parliament extended the state of emergency in response to attacks against East Timorese President Jose Ramos Horta an... ...[read more]

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