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    𝐎𝐦𝐛𝐮𝐝𝐬𝐦𝐚𝐧 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐇𝐮𝐦𝐚𝐧 𝐑𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐭𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐉𝐮𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐜𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐓𝐢𝐦𝐨𝐫-𝐋𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐞 𝐌𝐨𝐮𝐫𝐧𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐏𝐚𝐬𝐬𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐨𝐟 𝐃𝐫. 𝐇𝐞𝐥𝐞𝐧 𝐌𝐚𝐫𝐲 𝐇𝐢𝐥𝐥

    𝑫𝒊𝒍𝒊, 𝑴𝒂𝒚 8, 2024 – The Ombudsman for Human Rights and Justice of Timor-Leste expresses profound sadness and extends heartfelt condolences upon learning of the passing of Dr. Helen Hill.

    In a poignant message addressed to Dr. Helen Hill, Provedor Virgílio da Silva Guterres ‘Lamukan’ reflects on her remarkable legacy and unwavering dedication to the people of Timor-Leste.

    “𝐅𝐫𝐨𝐦 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐥𝐲 𝐬𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐢𝐞𝐬 𝐮𝐧𝐭𝐢𝐥 𝐡𝐞𝐫 𝐩𝐚𝐬𝐬𝐢𝐧𝐠, 𝐇𝐞𝐥𝐞𝐧 𝐇𝐢𝐥𝐥 𝐰𝐚𝐬 𝐚 𝐥𝐢𝐯𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐯𝐨𝐢𝐜𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐌𝐚𝐮𝐛𝐞𝐫𝐞 𝐩𝐞𝐨𝐩𝐥𝐞 𝐢𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐚𝐜𝐚𝐝𝐞𝐦𝐢𝐜 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐥𝐝 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐩𝐮𝐛𝐥𝐢𝐜 𝐚𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐢𝐬𝐦 𝐢𝐧 𝐀𝐮𝐬𝐭𝐫𝐚𝐥𝐢𝐚. 𝐒𝐡𝐞 𝐰𝐚𝐬 𝐚 𝐭𝐢𝐫𝐞𝐥𝐞𝐬𝐬 𝐝𝐞𝐟𝐞𝐧𝐝𝐞𝐫 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐌𝐚𝐮𝐛𝐞𝐫𝐞 𝐩𝐞𝐨𝐩𝐥𝐞’𝐬 𝐫𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐭 𝐭𝐨 𝐢𝐧𝐝𝐞𝐩𝐞𝐧𝐝𝐞𝐧𝐜𝐞 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐬𝐩𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐭𝐲. 𝐖𝐞 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐭𝐫𝐮𝐥𝐲 𝐥𝐨𝐬𝐭 𝐚𝐧 𝐞𝐱𝐭𝐫𝐚𝐨𝐫𝐝𝐢𝐧𝐚𝐫𝐲 𝐡𝐮𝐦𝐚𝐧 𝐫𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐭𝐬 𝐝𝐞𝐟𝐞𝐧𝐝𝐞𝐫,” said Provedór Lamukan.

    Dr. Hill’s steadfast advocacy for human rights and justice, particularly during the nation’s struggle against Indonesian occupation, has left an indelible mark on the collective memory of the Timorese people. Her seminal work, “The Timor Story,” stands as a poignant testament to her passion and commitment to shedding light on the injustices faced by the nation.

    Throughout her life, Dr. Hill’s tireless efforts and unwavering support for Timor-Leste, notably in advancing its education sector, have exemplified her belief in the transformative power of knowledge and her dedication to a brighter future for all.

    As the nation mourns the loss of Dr. Helen Hill, the Ombudsman for Human Rights and Justice of Timor-Leste extends its deepest condolences to her family, friends, and colleagues. Our thoughts and prayers are with them during this difficult time of grief.

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    𝘿𝙞́𝙡𝙞, 8 𝙢𝙖𝙞𝙪 2024 – Provedoria Direitos Umanus no Justisa Timor-Leste espresa nia profunda tristeza no aprezenta sentidas kondolénsias hafoin rona notísia kona-ba falesimentu Dra. Helen ni’an.

    Iha mensájen dirijida ba Dra. Helen Hill, ho emosionalmente Provedór Virgílio da Silva Guterres ‘Lamukan’ reflete kona-ba nia legadu notável no dedikasaun ne’ebé firmi ba povu Timor-Leste.

    “𝐇𝐮𝐬𝐢 𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐚𝐧 𝐝𝐚𝐡𝐮𝐥𝐮𝐤 𝐬𝐢𝐫𝐚 𝐢𝐡𝐚 𝐝𝐞́𝐤𝐚𝐝𝐚 𝟕𝟎, 𝐇𝐞𝐥𝐞𝐧 𝐇𝐢𝐥𝐥 𝐬𝐚𝐢 𝐥𝐢𝐚𝐧 𝐛𝐚 𝐌𝐚𝐮𝐛𝐞𝐫𝐞-𝐨𝐚𝐧 𝐬𝐢𝐫𝐚 𝐢𝐡𝐚 𝐦𝐮𝐧𝐝𝐮 𝐚𝐤𝐚𝐝𝐞́𝐦𝐢𝐤𝐮 𝐧𝐨 𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐢𝐳𝐦𝐮 𝐩𝐮́𝐛𝐥𝐢𝐤𝐮 𝐢𝐡𝐚 𝐀𝐮𝐬𝐭𝐫𝐚́𝐥𝐢𝐚. 𝐍𝐢𝐚 𝐞𝐦𝐚 𝐢𝐝𝐚 𝐧𝐞’𝐞𝐛𝐞́ 𝐥𝐚𝐡𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐧𝐞 𝐤𝐨𝐥𝐞𝐧 𝐝𝐞𝐟𝐞𝐧𝐝𝐞 𝐌𝐚𝐮𝐛𝐞𝐫𝐞-𝐨𝐚𝐧 𝐬𝐢𝐫𝐚 𝐧𝐢𝐚 𝐝𝐢𝐫𝐞𝐢𝐭𝐮 𝐛𝐚 𝐮𝐤𝐮𝐧 𝐫𝐚𝐬𝐢𝐤-𝐚𝐧 𝐧𝐨 𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐬𝐩𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐝𝐚𝐝𝐞. 𝐈𝐭𝐚 𝐥𝐚𝐤𝐨𝐧 𝐝𝐮𝐧𝐢 𝐝𝐞𝐟𝐞𝐧𝐬𝐨́𝐫 𝐝𝐢𝐫𝐞𝐢𝐭𝐮𝐬 𝐮𝐦𝐚𝐧𝐮𝐬 𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐫𝐚𝐨𝐫𝐝𝐢𝐧𝐚́𝐫𝐢𝐮 𝐢𝐝𝐚,” dehan Provedór Lamukan.

    Dra. Hill nia advokasia ba direitus umanus no justisa, liu-liu durante luta hasoru okupasaun Indonézia ni’an, husik ona marka ida-ne’ebé la bele hamoos iha memória koletiva povu Timor-Leste nian. Ninia obra pioneira, “The Timor Story,” sai nu’udar testemuña ida-ne’ebé hatudu ninia pasiénsia no kompromísu atu fó naroman ba nasaun nia injustisa sira.

    Dr. Hill fó nia vida tomak servisu ba kauza Timor-Leste ni’an, liuliu ba dezenvolvimentu setór edukasaun ni’an, ida ne’e hatudu ona nia fiar ba kbiit transformativu koñesimentu ni’an no nia dedikasaun ba futuru ne’ebé naroman liu ba ema hotu.

    Iha okaziaun ne’ebé Timor-Leste lamenta ba falesimentu Dra. Helen Hill, Provedoria Direitus Umanus no Justisa, hato’o sentidu kondolénsia kle’an ba nia família no nia belun sira. Ami nia hanoin no orasaun hamutuk ho imi hotu ho imi durante tempu triste ida ne’e.

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