ETLJB 04/02/2014 - According to a report by Radio Timor-Leste on 31 January 2014, seven members of the Timorese Defense Force (F-FDTL) Military Police Unit (MP) have been accused of having assaulted a young man in the Dili suburb of Bidau.
The alleged victim’s mother has called on
the police to launch an investigation into the case and says she has
reported the case to F-FDTL Command.
She has also reported the case to
the National Parliament and the Human Rights Justice Ombudsman (PDHJ) to seek
The commander of the military police, Abel “Niki” Xavier has denied the allegation,
saying he has not received any report on his members’ involvement in this
case. Edited by Warren L. Wright