05 October 2013

Dissident political group member murdered

ETLJB 05 October 2013 - A member of the dissident political group, CPD-RDTL, has been murdered but the lawyer for the group, has denied allegations that he was murdered by other members of CPD-RDTL. The victim, Aleixo da Costa was murdered in the Sub District of Ossu, Viqueque District. Lawyer Adelino is reported by RTL as saying that Aleixo was murdered by unknown group in Nahareka Village.

He added that the murdered man was himself a member of CPD-RDTL, as were all of his relatives, and it was "therefore impossible that [he] was murdered by other CPD-RDTL members. Mr da Costa was buried under the CPD-RDTL’s flag. Source: Radio Timor-Leste September 4, 2013 Edited by Warren L. Wright

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