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25 June 2009

East Timor Legal News 24 June 2009

HAK concerns about prisoners who yet to be tried Radio Televisaun Timor Leste 24 June 2009 - Spokesperson for HAK [the Timorese Human Rights Association] Edio Saldanha Borges said HAK was concerned about 97 detainees who were in detention because they had not been taken to trial yet.

Human rights violations are continuing in Timor-Leste: HAK Radio Televisaun Timor Leste 24 June 2009 - Spokesperson for HAK [the Timorese Human Rights Association] Edio Saldanha Borges said human rights violations in Timor-Leste were continuing after the country reached its independence.

Marine police arrest foreign national Radio Televisaun Timor Leste 24 June 2009 - The Timorese Marine Police have arrested a New Zealander named Michael on Monday (22/6) as he was illegally taking a fisherman's boat to be used for traveling to Asutralia.
Fretilin urges investigation into Ministry of Finance Timor Post 24 June 2009 - Fretilin MPs have urged Prime Minister Xanana Gusmao to take a necessary action by holding an investigation into the Ministry of Planning and Finance regarding the recruitment of international advisors.

Anti-corruption will function like police Timor Post 24 June 200 - President of the Parliamentary Committee A and C for Anti-Corruption Maneul Tilman said the country's proposed anti-corruption commission would be functioning like police doing investigations, seizing evidence and arresting anyone who engaged in corruption.

Politics hamper police commander's order Timor Post 24 June 2009 - Deputy Police Commander Afonso de Jesus said he was ordered by his top commander to seize attributes belonging to Fretilin such as the flag from the CPD-RDTL [the Timorese Resistance Organization] during the recent peace rally yet the CPD-RDTL declared that they were also Fretilin.

Illeagl fishing impossible to monitor as PNTL has no ship Timor Post 24 June 2009 - Timorese Deputy Police Commander Sub Commissary Afonso de Jesus said it was impossible for the Timorese police to control and identify illegal fishing in the Timor Sea because they did not have a ship to do so.

The Council of Ministers discusses law on domestic violence Suara Timor Lorosae 24 June 2009 - State Secretary for the Council of Ministers Hermenegildo Perreira said the discussion of the domestic violence law was important to prevent and investigate cases based on the penal code that had been approved.
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