22 August 2011

Police officer's dead body exhumed for judicial process

East Timor Legal News 22/08/2011 Source: Independente 22 August 2011 language source: Tetun - The Public Prosecution has authorised the Timorese National Police (PNTL) medical staff to exhume the grave of police officer Augusto "Teki" Diaz who was killed in the recent violence in Zumalai.

Teki Diaz was buried last Wednesday (17/8) in Metagau village, Bazartete district, the western district of Liquisa.

State Secretary for Security Francisco da Costa Guterres said the police had captured the suspects; therefore it was important to exhume the dead body for autopsy and for the sake of legal proceedings.

"The court authorised the exhumation Teki Diaz for autopsy, so that it could get a strong evidence for the legal charges," he said.
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