Husi: Steve Cannane, ABC Investigations (atualiza iha loron 30 Jullu, 2018, 11:29pm)
Tempotimor (Melbourne) - Vensedór ba Prémiu Nobel Dame nian no mós sesante Prezidente Timor-Leste, José Ramos-Horta hatete katak akuzasaun hasoru ema nain rua ne’ebé mak loke ona Australia nia operasaun espiaun ba Timor-Leste ninia sala aula gabinete durante negosiasaun ba mina no gas iha tinan 2004 ne’e la merese atu kontinua.
Husi: Reportajen Defeza Andrew Greene no Lucy Sweeney, atualiza iha loron 29 Juñu 2019, 1:33am
Tempotimor (Melbourne) - Advogadu Canberra nian ida ne’ebé ninia kliente lekar-sai ona operasaun espioneza iha Timor-Leste deskreve katak akuzasaun ne’ebé mak halo hasoru sira nain rua nu’udar ataka ida ba iha Liberdade ba espressaun nian.
By : Sally Rummery
Tempotimot (Dili) - Activist group, Movement Against the Occupation of the Timor Sea (MKOTT) has condemned the Australian government for its prosecution of whistle-blower, Witness K and his lawyer, Bernard Collaery, calling it an ‘attack on freedom of expression and democracy’.
The group has launched a public petition against Australian Federal Attorney General, Christian Porter in protest to the prosecution of the men.
Charges were filed against the two men by federal prosecutors, with Mr Porter’s approval, following the exposure of an Australian bugging operation of Timorese government offices during negotiations over how lucrative oil and gas reserves were to be shared between the nations.
As Timor-Leste prepares to celebrate its 20th anniversary of the 1999 referendum on the 30th of August, it also hopes to officially ratify its Maritime Boundary Treaty with the Australian government.
The exposure of the Australian secret service’s corrupt and illegal bugging put pressure on Australia to accept, in 2018, a boundary treaty agreed in a facilitated conciliation process under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea.
In a media conference held last week, MKOTT called on Mr Porter to use his power under section 71 of the Judiciary Act (1903) to immediately put a stop to the prosecutions, saying that it would ruin the relationship between the countries.
"While Timor-Leste and Australia are about to celebrate this important occasion, we the undersigned note with great regret that the Australian government has continued its prosecution of Lawyer Bernard Collaery and Witness K. These two are heroes of the maritime boundary agreement and thus their prosecution will pollute the celebration and the bilateral relations".
The petition is hoped to have gained the signature of over a thousand Timorese by the end of August.