04 March 2010

No evidence to arrest dissident in Timor-Leste

Police found no strong evidence to detain Aitahan Matak Timor Post, March 2, 2010 language source: Tetun -  The Second Operational Commander for hunting ninja gangs in the Bobonaro and Kovalima districts, Calistro Gonzaga, has said that they have no strong eveidence that could support the detention of the ex-resistance organization (CPD-RDTL) leader, Antonio Aitahan Matak.

“The police will detain people if there is strong evidence that someone has committed to crime,” Mr. Gonzaga said.

Mr. Gonzaga added that the national police had only detained those people who are alleged to have been involved in criminal acts and they had not detained CPD-RDTL and Bua Malus group members.

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