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30 November 2013

Violent attacks spike in July/ August in Timor-Leste

ETLJB 30 November 2013 - Timor-Leste experienced an upsurge in reported violent crime in July and August this year with 108 cases identified by the national early warning response (EWER) system, up from 83 cases during the previous two months.

Belun a national Non-Government Organisation specialising in conflict prevention, monthly monitoring situational review released on Friday revealed crime in the district of Dili continues to rate the highest with a total of 25 cases reported.

Lautem 15 and Oecusse 14 were also in the double digits.

Over the two months period related violence 10pc, land dispute 6pc conflict between students 5pc an incidents involving the Timor-Leste National Police (PNTL). Source: Independente November 27, 2013 Edited by Warren L. Wright

See also
Violence increasing in East Timor, says conflict-monitoring NGO
East Timor Violence Monitoring NGO reports increased weapons circulation and drug and alcohol abuse

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