Monday, February 11, 2008

Jose Ramos-Horta shot in the stomach

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is still contacting the Indonesian Embassy in Dili to seek confirmed information on the security situation in Timor Leste following the shooting by rebel soldiers of President Ramos-Horta in a pre-dawn attack on Monday. Antara

The Indonesian government don’t know what is going on in East Timor, and if they know the Australian government aren’t saying. Some reports are saying: East Timor President Jose Ramos-Horta, a Nobel laureate, was shot in the stomach on Monday when rebel soldiers attacked his house.

There have been reports that former president and now Prime Minister Xanana Gusmao was also in the house during the attack, but is safe. There have also been suggestions that Ramos-Horta has been taken to an Australian military hospital in Dili.

I don’t want to pontificate or second guess on this situation. I will express a deep concern and hope for a great man.

I’m tracking on Google news at this link - Jose Ramos-Horta - Remember to refresh if you follow the link.


Ramos Horta to be evacuated to Darwin


Ramos-Horta stable after bullet 'in the back' This report says tat the attack was an attempted coup.

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