PRESS RELEASE – For immediate release 19 April 2012 Belun Monitoring shows Post-Electoral Tension in Uatulari, Ossu, Baucau Vila and Lautem Moro
Situational monitoring from NGO Belun’s Early Warning Early Response (EWER) system showed a spike in reported incidents during Monday’s second round presidential run-off and vote count. As shown on Belun’s online map (www.belun.crowdmap.com) incidents reached a peak during the final presidential vote with intimidation and stone throwing prevalent during the past week.
Sub-districts where Belun’s monitoring displays particularly high tension include: Uatulari (Viqueque), Ossu (Viqueque), Baucau Vila (Baucau) and Lautem Moro (Lautem).
Since the commencement of the campaign period (1 March – 18 April 2012), Dili (48), Baucau (18), and Suai (11) districts have recorded the highest number of incidents. Police have been swift in their response to most situations which has prevented further escalation of many incidents.
As part of its EWER system Belun will continue to map incidents from across the country for the duration of the electoral period until August 2