05 June 2010

Court appreciates PNTL's contribution to the legal process

Timor Post, June 4, 2010 language source: Tetun - Dili District Court has appreciated the contribution of the Timorese National Police to the judicial process in the country.

Panel Judge Antonio Goncalves said the court appreciates the PNTL's officers, particularly those who had good will to testify in the court, like Timorese Police Deputy Commander, Commissioner Afonso de Jesus, regarding the gun fire between the late ex-rebel leader Alfredo Reinado Alves and his men with the Timorese Defense Force (F-FDTL) soldiers in Fatuahi on May 23, 2006.

"The Court appreciates the presence of the PNTL's Deputy Commander Commissioner Afonso de Jesus in court to contribute to the court trial. The court also congratulated the PNTL officers who had appeared in the court and gave their testimonies about the Fatuahi case," Goncalves said.

Meanwhile, Deputy Timorese Police Commissioner Afonso de Jesus said that it was important for all people to be subject to the existing law.

I think our [PNTL officers] presence in the court is a new thing and all the citizens have a role to cooperate with the court in order to implement well justice in the country," de Jesus said.

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