Subject: UNMIT Daily Media Review - 3 October 2007

Wednesday, 03 October 2007


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National Media Reports

Mario Carrascalao: we need a military court to process the F-FDTL case

The MP from the Social Democratic Party (PSD) of the national parliament, Mario Viegas Carrascalao, said that there should be a military court to solve F-FDTL cases.

"The military case that is currently in the court is a military crime that should be brought before a military court, not a civil court," said Mr. Mario on Tuesday (02/10) in Dili.

He added that the military's case has to be judged in a military court based on the military's law. (TP)

Claudio Ximenes: "The law doesn't allow me to give a statement"

The President of the Court of Appeal, Claudio Ximenes, said that the law gives him no room to give any statement about the letter issued by the judges with regards to the capture Alfredo Reinado Alves.

"I am not allowed to give any statements on cases already in the court process, because the court will make decision based on law; the court should not make a political decision," said Mr. Claudio on Tuesday (02/10) in his office Caicoli, Dili. (TP)

Jose Neto Moc: UNPol should present facts to the court

The intelligent director of the PNTL, Inspector Jose Maria Neto Moc called on United Nations and UNPol to provide facts to the court following the incidents of 25 May 2006.

According to Mr. Neto, UN and UNPol have some facts regarding such incidents as UNPol members disarming PNTL.

"I am also a victim of the PNTL institution, so the UN and UNPol should state the facts," said Mr. Neto on Tuesday (02/10) through a letter to the press. (STL and DN)

Alfredo has the right to insist on justice

Minister of Justice Lucia Lobato said that as a citizen, Alfredo Reinado has the right to insist upon justice for himself.

Ms. Lobato said that Reinado's case has already been submitted to the government, and the government has also formed a task force to find a solution acceptable to all parties, including Alfredo Reinado.

Upon the request of Alfredo that his case should be judged by Timorese judges, Ms. Lobato said that at the present Timor-Leste does not have enough suitable Timorese judges to fill all of the judicial system. (STL)

Joaquim dos Santos: it is not the responsibility of Ramos-Horta to reduce poverty

Joaquim dos Santos, MP from Fretilin said that it is the responsibility of the government to reduce poverty in Timor-Leste, because the president cannot present initiatives to the parliament.

"The government is responsible for the allocation of the budget because it has exclusive competency to allocate the budget of the state," said Mr. Joaquim on Tuesday (2/10), in response to the promise of President Jose Ramos-Horta that wants to be the lawyer for the poor and reduce the poverty. (STL)

NATIONAL NEWS SOURCES: Timor Post (TP) Radio Timor-Leste (RTL) Suara Timor Lorosae (STL) Diario Tempo (DT) Diario Nacional (DN) Semanario Televisaun Timor-Leste (TVTL)


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