Televizaun Timor-Leste, March 13, 2010 language source: Tetun - The Timorese Government will set up military court section in the district court in order to try those National Military officers who breach military law.
The State Secretary for Defence, Julio Tomas Pinto, said that although the Timorese constitution guarantees the creation of a military court, it will cost a lot of money to set it up.
“We will spend much money to set up a military court, and therefore the Defence Minister has found another alternative which is to set up the military court section in the district court in order to process the cases involveding by the national army officers,” Mr. Pinto said.
Mr. Pinto added that Timor-Leste Government had not yet produced any penal code for teh military and therefore the general penal code has been used in processing cases that involve national military officers.
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