30 October 2010

Baucau district court announces verdict for illegal fishermen



Diario Nacional, October 28, 2010 language source: Tetun -Deputy Commander for the National Investigation Police, Calisto Gonzaga, said Baucau District Court had handed down its verdict to sentence the 32 illegal fishermen who were captured by the joint marine operations team in the country’s southern coast off Lautem.

Gonzaga affirmed that the court has made its verdict to sentence two of the illegal fishermen to one year imprisonment and the other 30 are sentenced to three months imprisonment.

“The Baucau District Court has held hearings for the 32 illegal fishermen on Tuesday 26/10/2010 and the court has made its verdict to sentence Sania from Thailand and Fiter from Indonesia to face one year imprisonment and the 30 other are facing three months imprisonment,” Gonzaga said. Gonzaga added that lawyers for the 32 illegal fishermen would lodge an appeal, although court has sentenced them.

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