ETLJB 14 March 2013 - Some members of the dissident political group, CPD-RDTL, are suspected of committing sexual abuse of a woman in Welaluhu, Fatuberlio according to a FRETILIN member of the national Parliament, Eladio Faculto. The MP told a plenary session of the parliament on 13 March 2013 that a video had been discovered which shows a group of men having sexual intercourse with a woman.
Timor Post reported the MP's comments in the National Parliament on 12 March 2013 adding that "I know that CPD-RDTL members have no intention to do such an act, but individuals who commit this should be processed according to the existing law," Eladio made the comments during plenary session at the House of the Parliament yesterday.
Meanwhile, according to the State Secretary for Promotion and Gender Equality, Idelta Maria
Rodrigues, while gender development in Timor-Leste has been improving, the domestic violence statistics showed that 38% of women are suffering from domestic violence and are physically maltreated by their spouses and partners.
Ms. Idelta called on the State of Timor-Leste support and guarantee laws which combat domestic violence in the country.
Government finally acts against dissident CPD-RDTL's illegal occupation of land and orders police arrests and forced returns
Violations of the law by both the State and CPD-RDTL dissidents in Manufahi
Tension between military and dissident political group CPD-RDTL grows
CPD-RDTL continues to be a thorn in the side of the Timor-Leste Government
CPD-RDTL and its actions are illegal but state fails to act
CPD-RDTL using land for communal cultivation, President calls on security forces to control CPD-RDTL
CPD-RDTL using residents' land, MP calls for action against CPD-RDTL's wearing of military uniforms
accused of slaughtering the people's livestock in Fatuberliu, Defence
Force Chief warns against protests against the State
CPD-RDTL members continue wearing military uniforms and carrying machetes intimidating local residents
CPD Asks PM Xanana to Keep his Promise: “CPD-RDTL Demands a Veteran Replaces Longuinhos”
Timor Police say a new coup plot from CPD-RDTL & Bua-Malus
CPD-RDTL accuses PNTL of human rights violations
RDTL Constitution does not ban dissident group
Dissident political parties accused of involvement in ninja crime in Timor-Leste
Killings in Timor-Leste? Fretilin alleges East Timor Democratic Party
follows involved in murder of resistance organisation member's daughter
JSMP disseminates information and knowledge on the Law Against Domestic Violence
Oecusse District Court tries domestic violence cases for three consecutive days
Only two cases of domestic violence heard at Dili District Court
attempted murder, sex crime against a minor, assaults and domestic
violence hearings in Dili District Court, November 2012
Case Summary from the Oecusse District Court for the fourth week of November 2012
Domestic Violence Cases in the Dili District Court November 2012
Sources: Timor Post 12/03/2013 and Diario Nacional 12/03/2013. Edited by Warren L. Wright