20 June 2009

East Timor Legal News 19 June 2009

Deputy Police Commander appears in court in Rai Los hit squad trial Radio Televisaun Timor Leste 19 June 2009 - Timorese Deputy Police Commander Inspector Afonso de Jesus has appeared in the court on Thursday (18/6) giving his testimonial statement in relation to the Railos hit squad commander Vicente da Concecao’s trial.

Court needs to contact PM Gusmao to testify in Railos trial Radio Televisaun Timor Leste 19 June 2009 - The Railos hit squad commander's legal counsel Jose Pedro Camoes said the court needed to contact Prime Minister Xanana Gusmao to testify in the court regarding the Railos' involvement in the crises.

Parliament to abide by decision of the Court of Appeal Timor Post 19 June 2009 - Parliamentary President Vicente Guterres said the Parliament would follow any decision that would be made by the Court of Appeal on the law of village chiefs’ election.

Victims concerned if the 1974-1999 serious crimes cases are halted Timor Post 19 June 2009 MP Cipriana Pereira from the Fretilin party said she was concerned if the serious crime committed in 1999 to be halted, as her husband was also killed.

Timor-Leste ratifies OIT Convention: Guterres Timor Post 19 June 2009 - Deputy Prime Minister Jose Luis Guterres said Timor-Leste had ratified the International Labor Convention (OIT) during the 98th international conference in Geneva.

Image: East Timorese man wearing tais.

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