East Timor Legal News 29/02/2012 Source: Diario Nacional, February 28, 2012 language source: Tetun - The MPs in the Parliament said they disagreed with the Timorese National Police (PNTL) Commander, Longuinhos Monteiro’s decision to shoot anyone who tries to destroy the peace and stability in the country. According to the MPs, shooting at people is against human rights and the freedom of the people.
MP Manuel Tilman said PNTL was a security institution whose function is to guarantee the security and said only the court could decide whether the police could shoot the criminals and not the police commander.
MP Tilman said the country was not currently under a state of siege and right now the people were preparing to vote in the elections.
The PNTL commands made the statement after an unknown person threw Molotov cocktails at the office of the Technical Secretariat for Electoral Administration (STATE) recently.