23 June 2010

2006 Attack on General Ruak’s residence case waits for decision

Suara Timor Lorosa’e, June 21, 2010 language source: Tetun   AThe case about the 2006 shooting attack on the residence of the Timorese Defence Force (F-FDTL) Commander, Major General Taur Matan Ruak, is now in process and waiting for the verdict from the court. 

The former Likisa District Police Commander, Abilio Mausoco, was accused of engaging in the attack and therefore he was charged with committing a crime and carrying illegal weapons. 

MP Paulo Fatima Martins the Former Commander of the PNTL in his testimony to the court said that Mausoko breached the rules of the PNTL as his commander did not authorise national police officers to carry out activities in the capital of Dili. 

Meanwhile, Leandro Isaac, another witness, said Mausoko fired bullets at the residence of General Ruak on 25 May 2006 when the attack took place and he left anohter accuse, Damiao, to become the victim. 

Another accused, Artur, who was also involved in the attack said that he did not see Damiao and Lekiluru at the house of General Ruak when the attack took place. 

At the same time the defence lawyer for Mausoko and his friend, Paulo Remideius, has called on the court to make a proper decision about his clients as his clients had cooperated well with the court during the trial process.

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