ETLJB 17 November 2012 - The Judicial System Monitoring Program (JSMP) held a one-day seminar on the new witness protection law on November 15. The Director for JSMP said it was hard for witnesses to come to the Court because they feared intimidation, threats, and pressure.
Minister for Justice, Dionisio Babo-Soares acknowledged that the implementation of the
witness protection law effectively needed proper facilities such as
transport, teleconferences, and others.
JSMP called on the Government to allocate State Budget adequately to
implement the witness protection law to assist the
Source Timor Post 16 November 2012