I sincerely cannot understand why such amount of attention is given to someone who is allegedly a suspect murderer of his own people and is now a runaway from the judicial system legally established in his country. Instead of elaborating into unknown grounds he should rather act as a civilized citizen and hand himself over to the authorities. If he did so he would distance himself from “all those poor Africans that until now they still kill each other, they have their dictator system” as he puts it. Otherwise he would remain just like them with no respect for the laws or his own people and a true portrait of an irresponsible puppet.
From: ETAN [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Sunday, November 04, 2007 3:25 PM
Subject: ABC: Fugitive Reinado slams ‘corrupt’ international judges
Fugitive Reinado slams ‘corrupt’ international judges
Posted Sun Nov 4, 2007 11:46am AEDT
On the run: East Timorese rebel leader Alfredo Reinado (File photo) (ABC TV: ABC TV)
Related Link: Radio National: Background Briefing
East Timor’s rebel leader Alfredo Reinado is demanding the removal of international judges before he hands himself over to police.
Reinado has been on the run with a group of armed supporters since he escaped from Dili’s jail more than a year ago.
He still faces a murder charge over his role in last year’s violent crisis.
The rebel leader has told Radio National’s Background Briefing program he will not surrender while East Timor’s court system is corrupted by judges and lawyers from other countries.
“Those countries come here, the Portuguese speaking countries, mostly Angola, Mozambique, Brazilian, and Portuguese,” he said.
“All those poor Africans that until now they still kill each other, they have their dictator system. And you have Portugal, they think they are somebody, but they’re the poorest country in Europe.”