Subject: UNOTIL Daily Media Review 30 June 2006


Compiled by the Public Information Office from national and international sources

Daily Media Review Friday, 30 June 2006

National Media Reports

Alkatiri Scheduled To Appeal in Court Today

Former Prime Minister, Mari Alkatiri might appear in Dili District Court to follow the hearing process in relation to allegations of guns distribution to civilian groups. The former Minister can be charged if the allegations are proved. (STL)

Fretilin Sympathizers Convoy in Dili

Around 15,000 Fretilin sympathizers, from Manatutu, Viqueque, Same, Baucau and Lautem travelled to Dili on Thursday, (29/6) to show their support to the former Prime Minister and to ask for accountability of those criminals involved in the arson and destruction of properties in Dili. Australian troops and Portuguese police, GNR, accompanied them from Metinaro to Dili where they stayed one night in front of the government palace. A few Alkatiri detractors tried to provoke the supporters by yelling, "Alkatiri go to hell". Supporters of pro-Alkatiri maintained calm throughout the protest.

In a separate article, Minister of Interior Alcino Barris reportedly said the pro-Alkatiri supporters have the rights to protest as long as they observe the rules and the rights of other people and refrain from violence. (STL)

International Media Reports

National News Sources Timor Post (TP) Radio Timor-Leste (RTL) Suara Timor Lorosae (STL) Diario Tempo (DT) Diario Nacional Seminario Lia Foun (LF) Televisaun Timor-Leste [TVTL]

These Items Do Not Reflect the Position or Views of the United Nations. UNOTIL Public Information Office

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