30 January 2011

Local residents of Mikarakoma Sub-village are dissatisfied with police response to recent incident

Televizaun Timor-Leste, January 26, 2011 language source: Tetun - Local resident of Mikarakoma Sub-village of Bairro Pite village are dissatisfied with the police response to an incident which  took place in their neighborhood last Saturday. Local resident are unhappy with the way police responded to a clash between young people because the police used weapons to threaten the victims.

"The police use weapons to threaten people here. They also said PSHT are thieves and that PSHT has destabilized this country," an unnamed source said.

Another source added that the police also threaten them saying, "What do you want to do against me? You will do nothing; PSHT will do nothing since I am still a police member."

The Timorese Criminal Investigation Police is investigating the case in order to find out what caused the clash.

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