05 March 2010

Reports on Court verdict in Timor subversion case

Court decided nine to 16 years prison for coup plotters Radio Televisaun Timor Leste 4 March 2010
East Timor’s Dili District Court has sentenced 24 coup plotters with nine to 16 years in prison for their attempted assassination of President Horta and Prime Minister Xanana Gusmão and subversion against the state in February 2008.


Dili District Court decides to imprison Salsinha ten years and six months Radio Televisaun Timor Leste 4 March 2010 Dili District Court has decided to imprison the ex-rebel leader, Gastão Salsinha, ten years and eight months as he is allegedly to involve in the assassination attempt against Prime Minister Xanana Gusmao in Balibar that taken place on February 11th 2008.

Dili District court decided to free Angelita Pires Radio Televisaun Timor Leste 4 March 2010 The Dili District Court has decided to free Angelita Maria Pires who has been accused of involving in the assassination attempt againts the President Jose Ramos Horta and Prime Minister Xanana Gusmão on February 11th 2008.

Dili District Court declares Marcelo Caetano did not shoot Horta Radio Televisaun Timor Leste 4 March 2010 The Dili District Court had declared yesterday that Marcelo “Susar” Caetano was not the doer who shot President Jose Ramos Horta at his residence on February 11th 2008.

Prosecutor General should reinvestigate General Ruak, Roque, Alkatiri and Brigadier General Lere Timor Post 4 March 2010 The National Unity Party (PUN) President, Fernanda Borges, has urged the Prosecutor General to reinvestigate the Timorese Army Commander, Major General Taur Matan Ruak, former State Secretary for Defense, Roque Rodrigues, former Prime Minister Mari Alkatiri and former Timorese Army Chief of State Brigadier General Lere Anan Timur in relation to the 2006 crisis.

Lawyer for twenty three rebels has planned to make appeal to the court Radio Televisaun Timor Leste 5 March 2010 Lawyer for twenty three rebels, who were engaged in the assassination attempt on President Jose Ramos Horta on February 11th 2008, will makean  appeal to the Dili District Court as the decision made to sentence the rebels is not fair.

President Horta promises to pardon Salsinha Suara Timor Loro Sa’e 5 March 2010 President Jose Ramos Horta has promised Thursday (4/3) that he would pardon rebel leader Gastao Salsinha.

JSMP considers the decision of the fair Suara Timor Loro Sa’e 5 March 2010 The Timorese Judicial System Monitoring Program (JSMP) and the Timorese Human Right sAssociation (HAK) consider  the recent decision made by the court to sentence the ex rebels as fair.

Court decided nine to 16 years prison for coup plotters Radio Televisaun Timor Leste 4 March 2010
East Timor’s Dili District Court has sentenced 24 coup plotters with nine to 16 years in prison for their attempted assassination of President Horta and Prime Minister Xanana Gusmao and subversion against the state in February 2008.

Image added by ETLJB (from http://www.militaryphotos.net) Australian peacekeeper soldiers guard East Timor rebels and their leader Gastao Salsinha (unseen) as they surrender to the government in Dilli, East Timor, on 29 April 2008. Salsinha, who was accused of trying to assassinate President Jose Ramos Horta and Prime Minister Xanana Gusmao, took command after rebel leader Alfredo Reinado was killed in the attack on Ramos Horta
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