20 January 2009

East Timor Legal News 20 January 2009

Tempo Semanal director faces inquiry Radio Televisaun Timor Leste 20 January 2009 - Director for Tempo Semanal, Jose Belo, has faced inquiry at the Public Prosecution regarding a defamation case.

Inquiry for Tempo Semanal editor intended to kill press freedom in East Timor: Press Club Radio Televisaun Timor Leste 20 January 2009 - Following the inquiry for the Editor of the Tempo Semanal newspaper, Jose Belo, by the Public Prosecution on Thursday (19/1), public opinions have been expressed. Deputy President of the Press Club, Nelio Izac, has strongly condemned the legal charge as it would kill freedom of the press to provide information.

Government keeps attention on military police: Pinto
Radio Televisaun Timor Leste 20 January 2009 - State Secretary for Defence, Julio Thomas Pinto, said the Government would continue paying attention to the defense force's military police.

Joaquim Fonseca ready to represent Timor-Leste in Geneva Suara Timor Lorosae 20 January 2009 - Former Advisor to the Prime Minister, Joaquim Fonseca, said he was ready to represent Timor-Leste as ambassador to Switzerland.

MP urges Public Prosecution to process 11 February assassination attempt soon Suara Timor Lorosae 20 January 2009 - MP Vital Dos Santos from the Democratic Party (PD) has urged the Public Prosecution to speed up the legal process in relation to the attempted assassination of President Jose Ramos Horta and an ambush onPrime Minister Xanana Gusmao on 11 February 2006.

Community policing program helps support residents to remain calm Timor Newsline 20 January 2009 - Police Officer, Domingos Maia, who is charge of youth and children protection, said the objective of community policing was aimed at approaching the community and the police wanted to better knowthe situation the residents.

Image: Atauro Island, East Timor.
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