Home of José Ramos-Horta, President of Timor Leste

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Ian Stehbens on March 20, 2008

This is the site of the 11 February 2008 attempt to take the President, José Ramos-Horta, hostage, and the attempted assassination by 'rebel' former soldiers. The Prime Minister, Xanana Gusmao, escaped a parallel attempt to take him hostage, as well.

The 'rebel' leader, Alfredo Reinado was shot and killed by one of Ramos-Horta's security men.

The sign in the driveway reads "Robert E. Kennedy Boulevarde".

President Ramos-Horta has today urged Gastao Salsinha, the current leader of the group responsible for last months attack to surrender. He has appealed to East Timorese to end hatred and commitments to violence. "We only destroy each other and the country", he said.

EVA_L on March 21, 2008

Dear Yan!Thank you so much for this unique series of pictures and comments.

These events, as well as many other, what are going on today in the world, must compel us at last to think again and halt violence. Power and money are not unique things which do people happy.

In the world there is yet love, eternal beauty of nature...

Greetings from Ukraine. Eva

Juan Jo. Andújar on March 21, 2008

"End hatred and commitments to violence. "We only destroy each other and the country" ". That is the truth. Regards, John.

Ian Stehbens on March 21, 2008

Dear Eva and Juan,

I appreciate very much that you have valued the significance of this set of images and my relationship with Timor Leste, and also the truth and hope that you both have expressed.

With sincere appreciation.


sebian1 on June 27, 2010

mmm : )

Great view : ]]

Ian Stehbens on June 29, 2010

Welcome to TL and to the President's residence, sebian.


sebian1 on June 29, 2010

: O This is a President's residence ?!?! :)

Ian Stehbens on June 29, 2010

Yes indeed. His private residence. And where the attempted kidnapping took place.


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