16 August 2009

East Timor Legal News 12 August 2009

Public Prosecution sends Pulaka Company case to the Court Timor Post 12 August 2009 The Public Proseuction has sent the Pualaka Company case to the court for further legal proceedings.

Police takes a militiaman to Becora prison Radio Televisaun Timor Leste 12 August 2009 The East Timor Serious Crimes Police Unit has taken militiaman Martinho Bere [member of Laksaur militia] from Kovalia after being sentenced by the court to three years in prison.

Timor Telecom should obey to the liberalisation law Timor Post 12 August 2009 Deputy Minister for Infrastructure, Manuel Carrascalao said the Timor Telecom (TT) Company was obliged to obey the telecommunications liberalisation law when the Council of Ministers approved it.

Fretilin urges Government to apologise for PDHJ Timor Post 12 August 2009 MP Aniceto Guterres from Fretilin has urged the Government to apologise to the Timorese Human Rights and Justice Ombudsmen (PDHJ) in relation to the recent statement made by State Secretary for Council Ministers Hermenegildo Pereira saying that the report of the PDHJ contained a political motive.

Gusmao statement will not affect Timor-Leste and Australia’s bilateral ties Radio Televisaun Timor Leste 12 August 2009 The Australian Ambassador to Timor-Leste Peter Hayward said the recent statement made Prime Minister Xanana Gusmao saying some of the Australian leaders were in plot with Indonesia's authority stealing the country's petroleum would not affect to the two countries' bilateral ties.

Accused concerned about the delay of trial Radio Televisaun Timor Leste 12 August 2009 Legal advisor for former rebel leader Gastao Salsinha and his followers, Jose Pedro Camoes, said his clients were concerned about the court’s decision to postpone the trial to September this year.

Justice Minister inaugurates office of public defenders Radio Televisaun Timor Leste 12 August 2009 Minister for Justice Lucia Lobato has inaugurated new offices for the Public Defenders on Tuesday (11/8) in Oe-Cusse district.

State Secretary for defence visits F-FDTL’s training center Radio Televisaun Timor Leste 12 August 2009 State Secretary for Defence Julio Thomas Pinto has held an official visit to the Timorese Defence Force (F-FDTL) training center in Metinaro to look closer at construction to the F-FDTL's armory.

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