East Timor Legal News 02/12/2011 Source: Suara Timor Lorosae 01/12/2011- The Timorese Defence Force (F-FDTL) is currently conducting an investigation into the murder of its officer, Damiao Soares, by his spouse.
The defence force also investigating the death of its new cadet who was found dead at the beach of Matiaut, in Dili recently.
F-FDTL Commander Major General Lere Anan Timur said they were currently investigating the cases in order to uncover the cause of their soldiers' deaths.
“We are also doing investigation into the case in order to know what the motives are,” he said.
Military officer stabbed to death by wife
Soldier's body found on Dili beach
First of all, condolonces to the family and relatives of the victim. Second, every murder case needs to be investigated and the murderer apprehended and brought before justice to face punishment according to the relevant laws.
To follow the constitution, the existing laws, rules and regulations of Timor Leste it is time to open up the eyes and ears of the Timorese population!
IT IS AGAINST THE LAW, AGAINST THE CONSTITUTION that the FFDTL investigate murder cases, or any other criminal case. This is solely within the authority of the Justice System - with the Prosecutor in charge of leading the investigation and tasking the PNTL to conduct investigation according to the orders of Public Prosecutor. FFDTL-investigating civil - criminal cases is the silently start up of a military led country. Do people of Timor Leste want to be led by Military???
Where are the politicians to stop the power and wrongfulness actions of FFDTL? Where is the opposition to raise the issues in Parliament??
Finally - hopefully the truth will be uncovered and suspects arrested and brought before justice, NOT by and before FFDTL, but by JUSTICE.
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