February 12, 2008

East Timor declares state of emergency


The bullets of fanaticism have seriously wounded East Timor President – Jose Ramos Horta – a longtime member of the International Raoul Wallenberg Foundation.

President Ramos Horta has dedicated his life to combat injustice through peaceful means. The Norwegian Nobel Peace Prize Committee recognized his efforts by awarding him the prestigious Nobel Peace Prize in 2006.

As a member of our Foundation, Mr Ramos Horta is supportive of our mission to preserve and divulge the legacy of Raoul Wallenberg, who saved 100,000 innocent lives during the Holocaust.

We wish our fellow member a prompt and safe recovery.

Dan Goldstein
The International Raoul Wallenberg Foundation