13 September 2009

East Timor Legal News Digest 28 August - 9 September 2009

Police denies beating young people in Uatulari Radio Televisaun Timor Leste 28 August 2009 Vikeke Police Commander, Sub Inspector Justino Ximenes has denied an allegation that his police officers beat some of young people in Uatluari sub district.

Three detained during peace rally in Dili Radio Televisaun Timor Leste 1 September 2009 The Timorese National Police (PNTL) has detained three of the students during a peace rally in Dili asking freedom for West Papua, West Shara and democracy building for Burma.

Militia man released because of Indonesian pressure Suara Timor Lorosae 3 September 2009 Indonesia makes pressure to the Timorese Government for releasing its Laksaur militiaman, Maternus Bere who is locked up in the prison for his involvement in Suai Church massacre in 1999.

UN secretary general concerns about ex-militia release Suara Timor Lorosae 4 September 2009 The UN Secretary General Banki Moon has expressed concerns over the release of the ex-militia commander, Martenus Bere by the Timorese authority.

Monsignor Nascimento calls for Govt to control its officials Suara Timor Lorosae 4 September 2009 Bishop for Baucau Diocese, Monsignor Basilio do Nascimento has called for the Government to control its officials, because Deputy Prime Minister for Management and Public Administration, Mario Viegas Carrascalão’s report stated that many of the Government official were engaged in corruption.

Chief Judge urges other state bodies not to release detainees and accused Radio Televisaun Timor Leste 10 September 2009 President of the Court of Appeal, Claudio Ximenes said other state bodies in the country had no right to release any detainees or accused using their political power.

Justice Ministry makes consultation about law for children Radio Televisaun Timor Leste 11 September 2009 A consultative team from the Ministry of Justice has made consultation with the community members about law for children in Manufahi district.

Timor-Leste is facing institutional crises: Alkatiri Timor Post 11 September 2009 Fretilin Secretary General Mari Alkatiri said Timor-Leste was currently facing institutional crises, as the country’s state bodies did not respect with each other in terms of making decision.

Timor-Leste and Indonesia need to make process of extradition Radio Televisaun Timor Leste 11 September 2009 Secretary General for Fretilin, Mari Alkatiri said Timor-Leste and Indonesia need to make process of legal extradition for processing ex-militia commander, Maternus Bere in the court.

Telecom liberalization law is unclear: Carrascalao Timor Newsline 9 September 2009 Deputy Prime Minister for Management and Public Administration, Mario Viegas Carrascalão said the Council of Ministers had discussed about telecom liberalization law, but no significant results reached.

Valente and Aderito are strongest candidate for Human Rights and Ombudsman Suara Timor Loro Sasae 9 September 2009 The Parliamentary Majority Alliance (AMP) in the Parliament has proposed ex Deputy Prosecutor general Ivo Jorge Valente and ex Legal Practitioner Aderito de Jesus to become Timorese Human Right and Justice Ombudsman (PDHJ).

Timorese women legal practitioners should collaborate to combat domestic violence Suara Timor Lorosae 9 September 2009 It was important for the Timorese legal practitioner women to combat domestic violence and gender discrimination in the country.

PM Gusmao calls on police to release students detained Radio Televisaun Timor Leste 9 September 2009 Prime Minister Xanana Gusmao has called on the Timorese National Police (PNTL) to release the two students who are detained following arson to a public school building in Becora of Dili.

UN Police to help facilitate PNTL in Manufahi Timor Newsline 9 September 2009 Manufahi District Police Commander, Alcino da Cruz said the UN Police would help support them in providing transports and communication to in the run up of the village chiefs’ election.

Police detains five vendors for manipulating price Radio Televisaun Timor Leste 9 September 2009 The Timorese National Police (PNTL) has detained five vendors who are suspected of being engaged in manipulating rice price in the market.

Government's decision on releasing Bere is bad precedent: Fretilin Radio Televisaun Timor Leste 9 September 2009 Fretilin has declared that the Government and the state’s decision of releasing ex-militia commander, Martenus Bere is a bad precedence to the country.

PPT urges Parliament to contact Govt about Bere’s release Radio Televisaun Timor Leste 9 September 2009 The PPT [Timorese People Party] President Jacob Xavier has urged the Parliament to contact the Government coming to explain about the release of ex-militia commander, Martenus Bere recently.

MP Cipriana Pereira from Fretilin is lamented about the Government’s decision of freeing the ex militia commander Martenus “LAKSAUR” Bere, because the decision made by the Government was like an insult to the people, especially to the victims; therefore the Government should explain its reason.

PNTL detains a Taliban Afghanistan teacher Suara Timor Lorosae 7 September 2009 Timorese Police Commander, Commissary Longuinhos Monteiro said the PNTL officers in Likisa district have detained Ibrahim who was believed to be a teacher for Taliban group in Afghanistan.

PNTL to investigate and detect illegal goods Timor Post 7 September 2009 Timorese National Police (PNTL) has set up a computer laboratory at the Police training center to professionalize the PNTL’s officers for investigating and detecting illegal goods imported through border and the Airport.

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