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5 Dec, 2013

Australian spies raid home of East Timor lawyer | Jakarta Post

Australia’s secret service has raided the Canberra homes of a lawyer and a former spy who intend to allege in an international court in The Hague that Australia bugged the East Timorese Cabinet ahead of sensitive oil and gas revenue-sharing negotiations.

East Timor Prime Minister Xanana Gusmao on Wednesday condemned Australia’s actions as “counterproductive and uncooperative.”

The spying allegations come a month after revelations from National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden that Australia attempted to tap the phones of senior Indonesian officials in 2009 sank Australia-Indonesia relations to their lowest point in more than a decade.

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