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17 July 2008

East Timor National Media Legal Reports 14 July 2008

Bishop Basilio: MPs may buy cars as well as pay attention to peoples' needs– Diario Nacional

Bishop Basilio do Nascimento of Baucau Diocese said that the National Parliament may buy cars for the MPs as a minimum condition to facilitate their work but should also see to the needs of the people. The Bishop said that if Parliament feels the cars are really necessary, then they should go ahead with the purchases. Regarding Freilin's peace march, Bishop Basilio said that it is Fretilin's right to do so.

Salsinha and Railos are sick – Suara Timor Lorosa’e and Timor Post

Former rebel commander Gastão Salsinha along with Vicente Railos are apparantely suffering from respiratory sickness. The two suspects have asked permission from the Government to seek medical treatment abroad. ‘We held a meeting yesterday [Friday night] with the lawyers of the suspects to talk about their problems. They are sick but we still do not know the exact nature of their illness,” said the Minister of Health Nelson Martins. The minister said that if the two suspects could not be cured in Timor-Leste, that they would be sent abroad for treatment.

The State declares petitioners to be civilians – Timor Post

The Government of Timor-Leste stated that the official status of the petitioners who had gathered in Aitarak Laran is to be civilian. According to the Coordinator of the Petitioners, former F-FDTL Major Tara, even though the decision was hash, they would accept it for the stability of the nation.

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