Subject: East Timor Legal News 15 & 16 April 2009
East Timor Legal News 16 April 2009
Ex-ambassador will be tried in court Radio Televisaun Timor Leste 16 April 2009 - The Timorese ex-ambassador to Indonesia, Arlindo Marcal, will be tried in court next week, as he was suspected of being involved in falsifying documents in relation to illegal transactions involving motor vehicles during his office tenure.
Monteiro and Pessoa sign an MOU Radio Televisaun Timor Leste 16 April 2009 - The Timorese Prosecutor General Ana Pessoa and the Timorese Police (PNTL) Commander, Commissioner Longinhos Monteiro have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on the support of investigation into criminal acts.
JSMP is not surprised with commitment of Prosecutor-General Timor Post 16 April 2009 - The Judicial System for Monitoring Program (JSMP) is pleased with the commitment of Prosecutor General Ana Pessoa saying it was not a surprise, because her task was to reform the Public Prosecution.
Ana Pessoa intervenes in the Council of Public Prosecution Suara Timor Lorosae 16 April 2009 - Prosecutor General Ana Pessoa Pinto has intervened in the Council of the Public Prosecution (KSMP) urging President Jose Ramos Horta to sack some of the KSMP's members.
Indonesian ambassador meets with PM Gusmao Radio Televisaun Timor Leste 16 April 2009 - Indonesian Ambassador to Timor-Leste, His Excellency Edi Setio Budi, met with Prime Minister Xanana Gusmao on Wednesday (16/3) to discuss bilateral ties.
11th February attempted assassination is the UN's responsibility Timor Post 16 April 2009 - MP Manuel Tilman said the attempted assassination on 11th February last year would be the main responsibility of the United Nations Integrated Mission in Timor-Leste, but it was not the responsibility of the Timorese National Police (PNTL), because the UN Police were in charge of internal security in the country at the time.
CPD-RDTL calls for justice reforms Radio Televisaun Timor Leste 16 April 2009 - Coordinator General for CPD-RDTL (a radical political organisation in East Timor that does not recognised the Constitution, Antonio Aitahan-Matan, has called for the Timor's state bodies to make reforms to the justice sector.
CNRT-Fretilin deny rumors about another election Timor Post 16 April 2009 - MPs from the National Congress for the Timorese Reconstruction (CNRT) and Fretilin have denied rumor-mongering that Prime Minister Xanana Gusmao, President Jose Ramos Horta and Mari Alkatiri held a secret meeting to make an agreement on holding another election.
East Timor Legal News 15 April 2009
12 November 1991 Massacre skeletons to be taken to Australia Timor Post 15 April 2009 - Sixteen skeletons believed to be those of victims of the 12 November 1991 which were exhumed by the Australian and Argentinean joint forensic team and the Timorese National Police (PNTL) officers at Hera cemetery are planned to be taken to Australia for laboratory analyses.
Woman detained over murdering her baby: Police Radio Televisaun Timor Leste 14 April 2009 - The Timorese Operational Police Commander, Inspector Mateus Fernandes, said the police had detained a woman in Kaikoli suburb in the Capital Dili as she was suspected of being murdering her own baby.
Fretilin urges court to process assassination attempt case Radio Televisaun Timor Leste 15 April 2009 - Fretilin has urged the court to speed up the processes in the case of the attempted assassination of President Jose Ramos Horta and an violent ambush of Prime Minister Xanana Gusmao on February 11 last year.
SEAPA criticises Timorese media law submission Radio Televisaun Timor Leste 15 April 2009 - The South East Asia Journalists Association (SEAPA) has strongly criticised the Timorese media law submission which seemed to threaten freedom of the press in the country.
CNRT-PD disagree with Horta's proposal to dissolve the Parliament Timor Post 15 April 2009 - MPs from The National Congress for Timorese Reconstruction (CNRT) and the Democratic Party (PD) have said they disagreed with President Jose Ramos Horta who threatened to dissolve the Parliament if the MPs were not active and not working optimally in the Parliament.