28 March 2012

Acting Justice Minister appointed as Lobato awaits trial

Independente, March 27, 2012 - Prime Minister Xanana Gusmao has appointed Ivo Jorge Valente to take responsibility as acting Justice Minister because Minister Lucia Lobato is awaiting trial.

Acting Justice Minister Valente said that he would carry out his role until Minister Lobato finished her trial.

“I will just carry out (acting) role until minister Lucia finishes her trial in court. (Then) she will return to continue in the role,” Valente said. He added that, the Parliament removed the political immunity of Lobato in order to allow her appear in the court.

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