25 July 2010

State to save Justice Minister Lobato

Suara Timor Lorosa’e July 15 2010 language source: Tetun - MP Vital dos Santos from the Democratic Party (PD) said the Parliamentary Majority Alliance (AMP) Government would not intervene in the case of the release of ex-militia leader Maternus Bere but the Government had its own way to save Justice Minister Lucia Lobato from the legal charge.

MP dos Santos made the comments yesterday saying that the Government would not put hands into the legal process of the case of releasing the ex-militia commander Maternus Bere on 30 August last year.

Dos Santos added Timor-Leste was a democratic country and therefore the legal process for Bere’s release should be continued adding that it was important to look at the national interest as well.

“It is not mistake of the Justice Minister Lucia Lobato as she just implemented decision made in the national interest , namely, the country’s stability,” MP dos Santos said.

MP dos Santos added that the other reason of freeing Bere was because of socio-economy security and geography aspects of the country.-
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