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E. Timor’s Ramos-Horta speaks

DARWIN, Australia (AP) — East Timor President Jose Ramos-Horta was slowly being returned to consciousness by doctors who have kept him sedated since he was shot in an assassination attempt last week, his spokesman said Thursday.

Ramos-Horta has undergone surgery five times since the February 11 shooting in Dili, the East Timorese capital, and has been heavily sedated at a hospital in northern Australia to help him stay still and avoid pain.

Suspected rebels shot Ramos-Horta, a Nobel Peace Prize laureate, near his home on February 11.

Doctors are pleased with the progress of his recovery and were allowing him to regain consciousness, said Luke Gosling, a Ramos-Horta aide who is with him in Darwin.

He is slowly waking up, said Gosling. He has started saying a few words to close family.
E. Timor’s Ramos-Horta speaks – found here.

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February 21, 2008 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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