Subject: UNMIT Daily Media Review - 22 August 2008
(International news reports and extracts from national media. UNMIT does
not vouch for the accuracy of these reports)
A man stabbed to death near ANZ Bank – Radio Timor--Leste, 21 August
Police has reported today that a recharge-phone-card seller was killed
by five-drunken-men near the Dili’s ANZ Bank area.
Dili Police Station
Commander, Inspector Pedro Belo said the man was killed at about
2 am this morning (21/8). The man was killed after he and his younger
brother refused to give money to the suspects.
The Commander said they police had detained one of the suspects and was
being locked up in the police’s detention centre for investigation
purpose. Belo added the police was currently in the pursuit of the five
other suspects who were believed to have been involved in the case.
UN confirms human rights
violation still critical in Timor-Leste – Radio Timor-Leste, 21
The United Nations
has confirmed that human
rights violation still critical in Timor-Leste,
because the Joint Operation Command soldiers and
police officers are
suspected of being engaged in human rights violation during the hunt for
rebels went on in the country.
Chief of the UN Human Rights, Luis Gentile made the comments today
during a press conference
on the second report of human rights violation in Timor-Leste. Gentile
said the UN considered acts of violence committed by the Joint
Operation’s soldiers and police officers, such as beatings and
psychological threats were still being part of human rights violation.
He called on the Timorese Defense Force (F-FDTL) and National Police (PNTL)
to be responsible for the human rights violation committed by the
soldiers and officers.
Gusmao urges suspension of from his post – Radio Timor-Leste, 21 Auguust
Prime Minister Xanana
Gusmão has issued an official request to suspend director for
equipments and maintenance from the Department of Infrastructures,
because he is suspected of being involved in corruptions.
The prime minister
said the director was accused of stealing state money which should
actually be spent for house construction for the Timorese National
Police (PNTL). Gusmão said there were some evidences had proved Director
Joanico Gonçalves to be responsible for
of maintenance and expenses for fuel worth $ US 60, 200.
Gusmão said Gonçalves was also responsible for the house construction
for the police worth $180,000, because the house constructed did not
meet with standard determined, as there were no bath rooms and toilets.
The director would be suspended for 90 days from his current post
UN launches report on
human rights development in Timor-Leste – Televizaun Timor-Leste,
The United Nations
Integrated Mission in Timor-Leste (UNMIT) has launched its second
report on the human rights development in the country.
The report covered the human rights violation taking place in September
2007 until June 20008. The report focused on human rights violation
committed by the Task
force police officers and the country’s defense force during the
implementation of state under siege and state of emergency.
During a press conference held at the office of UNMIT, Deputy Human
Rights and Justice Ombudsmen, Silveiro Pinto said these were the facts
of human rights violation in the country and were being major challenges
for the human rights
practitioners to do their tasks.
Meanwhile, Chief of the UN
Human Rights Unit,
Luis Gentile said the report focused on human
rights violation happened in 2007 until June 20008 which specifically on
security sector and justice issue.
The report is also about the country’s judicial system, recent pardon
given to the prisoners by the president and the attacks on the President
Horta’s residence on February 11.
[Poster's note: Repeats of international articles already sent out to
the east-timor list (email@example.com)
have been removed.]
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