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16 March 2013
Complaints of police and military brutality in two districts
The President of Parliamentary Committee B on Defence and Security (which heard the complants), Maria Lourdes Bessa, and undertook to request the responsible agencies to investigate. Speaking to journalists afterwards, Mrs Bessa further explained that members of both the police force and the military went to the vicitm's residence and assaulted them.
Meanwhile, in another case, two young people from Suai Loro in Covalima allege that they were beaten by police officers and appealed to the competent institutions to commence the necessary legal process against the police officers involved.
Martinho Bere Nahak, the a father of the victims, said the actions of the police were not professional when responding to any problems within the community.
“As victims’ father I urge PNTL commander to look at this case as it will impact PNTL in the future,” he said.
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Sources: Televizaun Timor-Leste 15/03/2013; Timor Post 14/03/2013; ETLJB. Edited by Warren L. Wright
at Saturday, March 16, 2013