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17 November 2008

East Timor Legal News 17 November 2008

UN investigates 30 of serious crimes pending cases - Youths should stay away from political violence - We are not thieves: Salisinha - Government to professionalise defence forces - Court of Appeal takes decision over stabilisation economic fund - Horta displeased with decision made by international judges - State Council discusses absence of Chief Judge Claudio Ximenes

UN investigates 30 of serious crimes pending cases Radio Televisaun Timor Leste 17 November 2008 - The UN investigators has started investigating 30 of 360 serious crime pending cases committed in 1999 by Indonesian armed forces and its pro-militiamen after a UN-conducted referendum.

Youths should stay away from political violence, says Gusmao Suara Timor Lorosae 17 November 2008 - Prime Minister Xanana Guamao has called for all of the youths to stay away from the politics which could take those [youths] to the acts of violence, because political violence would never contribute to the country.

We are not thieves: Salisinha Suara Timor Lorosae 17 November 2008 - Former rebel leader, Gastao Salsinha, said they wanted legal charge to their case should be held soon, as they had been waiting for longer time.

Government to professionalise defence forces: Pinto Suara Timor Lorosae 17 November 2008 - State Secretary for Defence, Julio Thomas Pinto, said the Government led by Prime Minister Xanana Gusmao had planned to improve all the facilities of the defense force and professionalise its soldiers in 2009.

Court of Appeal takes decision over stabilisation economic fund Radio Televisaun Timor Leste 17 November 2008 - The East Timorese Court of Appeal has taken a decision over the current stabilisation economic funds which were included in the approved general state budget of 2008. The Court made a decision that the fund was illegal.

Horta displeased with decision made by international judges Timor Post 17 November 2008 - President Jose Ramos Horta, said he was displeased with the decision made by the Court of Appeal that the stabilisation fund which was included in the state general budget was illegal.

State Council discusses absence of Chief Judge Claudio Ximenes - Timor Post 17 November 2008 - State Council has discussed about President of the Court of Appeal, Claudio Ximenes who has been out of the office for three months and is now in Portugal without leaving any message.

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