24 February 2010
Timor Government denies rights violations in recent anti-crime surge while civil society condemns unconstitutional acts
Mr. Pinto said that he had not received any reports, from residents of the two districts, about any possible violations that may have occurred.
Mr. Pinto also reiterated that the presence of the two hundred national soldiers in the Bobonaro and Kovalima districts is to provide special support to the police in maintaining security along the border.
But see further HAK Report on the Human Rights Situation in Covalima and Bobonaro 20 February 2010
Image added by ETLJB: State Secretary for Defense, Julio Tomas Pinto denies human rights violations and unconstitutional interventions reported by civil society. Who is telling the truth?