11 February 2012
Most of human rights violations involve PNTL and F-FDTL
ETLN 11/02/2011 Source: Radio Timor-Leste 10 Feb 2012 - Ninety nine human rights cases in Timor-Leste were committed by the Timorese Defense Force (F-FDTL) and the Timorese National Police (PNTL) officers, an official report from the Timorese Human Rights Association (HAK) revealed.
Director for HAK, Rogerio Viegas, said they were concerned about such a condition as PNTL and F-FDTL members continue violating human rights in the country.
According to the report, the members of the police and defense force engaged in maltreatment, physical aggression, repression and use guns to take other people’s life.
Viegas said only some of the cases were taken to the courts for legal proceedings, but its process was too slow.