15 August 2009

East Timor Legal News 6 August 2009

Police processing sexual assault against an under age girl case Radio Televisaun Timor Leste 6 August 2009 Manufahi District Police are currently processing a sexual assault against a thirteen-year-old girl case in the district's transmigration area, sub district of Fatuberliu.

Benevides is afraid to defend Salsinha Suara Timor Lorosae 6 August 2009 The lawyer in the ongoing trial of an assassination attempt on February 11 last year, Benevides Correia, has not appeared in the court to defend his clients, Gastao Salsinha and his followers, because of fear for his life.

HAK gives training to Police Timor Post 6 August 2009 The Timorese Human Rights Association, HAK, has provided a 3-day training for 32 officers of the Timorese National Police (PNTL) in Kovalima district from July 22-24 this year.

30 officers of the Timorese Navy participate in ship maintenance training Timor Post 6 August 2009State Secretary for Defence Julio Tomas Pinto and the Timorese Defense Force (F-FDTL) Commander Brigadier General Taur Matan Ruak sent 30 officers of the Timorese Navy to participate in ship maintenance training in China to prepare them to manage the two ships built in the China which East Timor will acquire.

PDHJ should not urge PM to take necessary action against Justice Minister Suara Timor Lorosae 6 August 2009 MP Rui Manezes from Democratic Party (PD) said the Timorese Human Rights and Justice Ombudsmen (PDHJ) has no power to urge Prime Minister Xanana Gusmao to take action against Justice Minister Lucia Lobato related to the prison's fence rehabilitation atBecora and Gleno.

JSMP: Timorese history would disappear Timor Post 6 August 2009 Judicial System Monitoring Program (JSMP) said giving amnesty to perpetrators of crimes against humanity will delete an important aspect of the country's history particularly incidents between 1974 and 1999.

President Horta called for National Parliament to hand over opposition car to the administrators in the districts Timor Post 6 August 2009 President Jose Ramos Horta has called upon opposition Parliamentarians who are refusing to hand over cars to district administrators and medical staff to support them to carry out their work.

Government and the Church hand in hand Timor Post 6 August 2009 Deputy Prime Minister for Social issues Jose Luis Guterres would meet with the Bishop for Baucau Diocese Monsignor Basilio do Nascimento to discuss the Government and the Church policy of how the two could work hand in hand to better increase the country's development process.
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