19 October 2010
President Horta: “I am the one who closes the assassination attempt case”
Diario Nacional, October 18, 2010 language source: Tetun - President Jose Ramos Horta said he was the one who closed the assassination attempt case that took place on February 11, 2008.
President Horta recently granted pardons to the assailants who were believed to have engaged in the assassination attempt to him.
“I grante pardon to all of them involved in the assassination attempt on 11 February 2008 and the process went through legal process in the court and therefore as president I want to end and close this case,” President Horta said.
President Horta made the statement after bestowing medals to 710 officers of the Timorese Defence Force (F-FDTL) including the F-FDTL General Commander Major General Taur Matan Ruak and Brigadier General Lere Anan Timur in the HQ of F-FDTL in Metinaro.