23 June 2010

Court makes final verdict to sentence Salsinha to 10 ½ years in prison

Suara Timor Loro Sa’e, June 22, 2010 language source: Tetun The Court of Appeal has made a final verdict to sentence former rebel leader Gastao Salsinha to 10½ half years in prison over the attack on President Horta’s residence on February 11, 2008. 

Meanwhile, Salsinha’s followers were sentenced to 9 ½ months in prison but others were sentenced for up to 10 years in prison. 

On the other hands, Angelita Pires and some other accused that were suspected of being engaged in the plot to attack President Horta was totally acquitted.

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