30 January 2011

Ministry of Justice to move Brimob's residents to the Tasi Tolu quarantine area

East Timor police deployed by government against the poor.
Timor Post, January 26, 2011 language source: Tetun - The Timorese Justice Minister, Lucia Lobato, said the Government has moved the residents who used to stay in the ex-Indonesian Brimob barracks to the quarantine area in Tasi-Tolu.

Minister Lobato made the comments saying that the Government decided to accommodate the residents to stay in quarantine area temporarily, adding that the Government would not increase compensation money but would provide some building materials for the residents to build their houses.

President Jose Ramos Horta has called on the Government to provide support to the residents of Bairro Pite who were forced out of their homes by the Government.

"I know this case well. Therefore I have told Prime Minister Xanana Gusmao to hold a dialog with the residents; I will not intervene in this case," President Horta said.

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