29 October 2018

President's appointment of Deputy General Prosecutor questioned

Polemic on Deputy PGR appointment, Hornai: Suara Timor Lorosae, October 25, 2018 language source: Tetun

The appointment of new Deputy General Prosecutor (PGR) by President of the Republic Francisco Guterres Lu-Olo has caused polemic with many called on President Lu-Olo to reverse his decision.

Responding to the polemic, a member of Superior Council of Public Prosecutor (KSMMP), Sergio Hornai, said President of the Republic nominated the new Deputy General Prosecutor based on proposal from KSMMP.

“KSMMP proposed three people, it means all of them are admissible, therefore, there is nothing wrong with the appointment of Alfonso Lopez as new Deputy General Prosecutor,” Hornai told reporters outside Presidential Palace on Wednesday (24/10).

Civil society organisations have been criticising President of the Republic, Francisco Guterres Lu-Olo for nominating second class prosecutor Alfonso Lopes as new Deputy General Prosecutor, saying it violated General Prosecutor’s statutes.

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