02 April 2014

Ex-Guerrillas Threaten Political Stability in East Timor

ETLJB 2/4/2014 Extract from From Global Voice Online - Anxiety has plagued East Timor in recent weeks after national police moved in on two groups led by ex-freedom fighters accused of fomenting political instability.

On March 3, 2014, the Timorese parliament unanimously approved a measure that authorised the national police to put an end to the activities of the Maubere Revolutionary Council (KRM) and the Popular Democratic Council of the People's Democratic Republic of Timor Leste, commonly known as CPD-RDTL or CPD.

KRM members had been spotted marching in uniforms with military symbols on a football pitch in Laga in the Baucau District in November 2013, provoking a wave of unease among Timorese and the political class. Read the full article here: http://globalvoicesonline.org/2014/04/01/ex-guerrillas-threaten-political-stability-in-east-timor/

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