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Acquitted Eurico to meet Xanana

Jakarta Post - April 17, 2008

Jakarta – Fresh from his acquittal of past human rights violation charges in East Timor, former pro-Indonesia militia leader Eurico Guterres said Thursday he would meet Timor Leste Prime Minister Xanana Gusmao to push for reconciliation between the two countries. The reconciliatory talk is set for April 28 in Dili.

Eurico said the reconciliation effort should go ahead under the Commission for Truth and Friendship, set up by the two countries to seek out the truth surrounding the violence before and after the referendum for independence in the then Indonesian province in 1999.

The commission has delayed submitting its final report to both the presidents of Indonesia and Timor Leste, pending the full recovery of Timor Leste President Jose Ramos-Horta, who was shot in a coup attempt in January.