31 March 2012

Viqueque police present more than 20 Burmese asylum seekers

East Timor Legal News 31/03/2012 Source: Radio Timor-Leste, March 30, 2012 language source: Tetun - Viqueque district police have presented 26 Burmese political asylum seekers to the Public Prosecution.

The police have completed their investigation into the Burmese asylum seekers and they are being submitted to the Public Prosecution in Baucau for further legal proceedings, RTL reporter Mario Pinto said.

He also said that during the investigation process, the police had collected some evidences and the boat which the asylum seekers were using to sail to Australia.

These asylum seekers were found by the communities in the southern coast of Viqueque after the boat they were on board experienced technical problems at sea.
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