09 May 2013
Chief Justice takes case against Fretilin MP to Public Prosecutor
ETLJB 09 May 2013 - The Chief Justice of East Timor, His Honour Claudio Ximenes has taken his case regarding public allegations against him by Fretilin Member of Parliament, Aniceto Guterres that he had inappropriately intervened in the proceedings concerning the former Justice Minister, Lucia Lobato, to the Public Prosecutor.
Televizaun Timor Leste reported on 7 May remarks by the newly-appointed Public Prosecutor, Jose da Costa Ximenes, to journalists saying that the claim by the Chief Judge against the Member of Parliament had been presented to the Office of the Public Prosecutor and was now being processed in the Dili office.
TVTL also reported that MP Guterres recently said that he would present more evidence about the Chief Justice's involvement in the case. Source: TVTL Edited by Warren L. Wright