Timor president mulls UN rights job

Jose Ramos-Horta says he is torn between job offer and duty to his country.

    Ramos-Horta was wounded in an assassination attempt earlier this year [Reuters]

    He is set to announce a decision on Friday.

    Ramos-Horta narrowly escaped death in February when he was shot by rebels who stormed the presidential compound.

    Louise Arbour, the incumbent UN human rights commissioner, is due to step down at the end of the month.

    SOURCE: Agencies


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