East Timor and Indonesia Action Network (ETAN)


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East Timor and Indonesia Action Network (ETAN)

The East Timor and Indonesia Action Network works in solidarity with the peoples of East Timor and Indonesia. East Timor was occupied by U.S.-allied Indonesia in 1975 and finally became independent on May 20, 2002. ETAN educates, organizes, and advocates for justice for historic and ongoing crimes against humanity, war crimes, and human rights violations in East Timor and Indonesia. ETAN supports the democratic reconstruction of East Timor and supports restrictions on military assistance to Indonesia in order to support democracy and justice in both countries.

Our foundation has supported the Solidarity Observer Mission for East Timor (SOMET), a grassroots initiative formed by ETAN at the invitation of civil society organizations in East Timor. SOMET supports an election process which is transparent, free, and fair, as well as enhanced solidarity between the U.S. and East Timor. SOMET has collaborated with nonpartisan groups in East Timor on training and the observation of presidential and parliamentary elections. A number of SOMET's suggestions have been adopted by East Timor's election authorities, and it has been quoted by the UN Electoral Certification Team.

Website: www.etan.org
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