05 January 2010

Tension on streets of Dili following police killing of young man in Timor-Leste

Tempo Semanal Monday, 4 January 2010 PNTL Shooting - There was tension on the streets of Dili following the shooting of a young Timorese man at a party in Dili on 28 December. Security was increased throughout the city as the President and Prime Minister talked with the grieving family in an attempt to calm the tension. Civil society members are calling for a review of the activities of the Timor Leste police force (PNTL) and call for improved and increased training for PNTL members with a focus on compassionate community policing.

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