25 May 2012

Displaced people appear in the Parliament to make claims

Radio Timor-Leste, May 25, 2012 language source: Tetun - Eleven families of displaced people have appeared in the Parliament making claims regarding the Government's decision to evict them from their homes.

Representative of the displaced people, Amelia Freitas said they appeared in the House of the Parliament to help resolve this problem with the Government.

Freitas affirmed that they were evicted from their homes in Aitarak-laran without receiving any notification letter from the Government; therefore she called on the Parliament address this matter.

She also called on the Government to provide them new spaces so that they could live with their family members.

She added that they went through this way as the police had not respected their rights by giving them notification first.

During a press conference, MP Antoninho Bianco said the Government did not respect the human rights of its citizens.

According to him, the Government should have provided the people with compensation before evicting them.

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