15 July 2009

East Timor Legal News 14 July 2009

Prosecutor objects to international legal advisers for Ms. Pires Radio Televisaun Timor Leste 14 July 2009 The Timorese Prosecutors in the trials of the accused in the alleged attempted assassination of President Horta on 11 February 2008 has argued against the presence of the two foreign legal advisors for Ms. Angelita Maria Pires in the trial. But the court overruled the prosecution's objections.

I will tell what I know in the court: Pires
Timor Newsline 14 July 2009 The slain rebel leader Alfredo Reinado Alves’ lover, Angelita Maria Pires, said that during her trial she would reveal what she knew about the attacks on President Horta's residence on February 11 last year.

Salisnha will tell the truth about master mind of the crises and the attacks Timor Post 14 July 2009r MP Inacio Moreira from Fretilin said he trusted that Gastao Salsinha and his men would reveal who was the master mind of the country's recent crises and the attacks on President Horta's resident February last year.

Rebel leader Salsinha denies accusation of the attacks on Horta's residence Timor Post 14 July 2009 Former rebel leader Gastao Salinsiha has denied accusations made by the Public Prosecution about his involvement in the attacks on President Horta's residence and an ambush of Prime Minister Xanana Gusmao's motorcade in February 11 last year.

MP Martins ready to testify in court
Radio Televisaun Timor Leste 14 July 2009 Former commander of the Timorese National Police (PNTL) Paulo Fatima Martins who is also a member of parliament for the ruling National Congress for the Timorese Reconstruction (CNRT) said he was ready to testify in the court regarding the crises in 2006.

TLMDC and AJTL to hold a workshop about corruption Timor Newsline 14 July 2009 The Timor Leste Media development Centre (TLMDC) and the Timor Leste Journalists Association (AJTL) is scheduled to hold a workshop today (14/7) about corruption and how the country’s journalists could undertake investigative reporting on corruption.

Horta meets with UNDP’s technical staff Radio Televisaun Timor Leste 14 July 2009 President Jose Ramos Horta has met with the United Nations Development Program technical staff to discuss preparations for village chiefs elections.

NGO concerns about heavy oil power project Timor Post 14 July 2009 Following the decision made by the Government to construct a heavy oil power project in Hera [a sub district of Dili], NGO Lao Hamutuk is concerned because there has been no transparency.

Image: Major Alfredo Alves Reinado lies dead in the presidential compound of East Timor President Jose Ramos Horta on 11 February 2008. According to forensic reports, he was shot at close range. The weapon has not been discovered during the judicial process.

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