FRETILIN asks National Parliament to invite Prosecutor General to explain his Report on the Stage of

April 1, 2008

FRETILIN MP and Vice President Arsenio Bano asked the National Parliament today to invite the Prosecutor General of the Republic, Longuinhos Monteiro, to explain the result of his investigation into the 11 February attempts on the President and de facto Prime Minister, as well as the implementation of the state of siege.

Bano’s move was in response to the Prosecutor General’s report, which was tabled in parliament today. “The report that has been tabled in parliament is not clear or detailed, and reads more like a novel,” said Bano.

“It is important that we as the peoples’ representative in this National Parliament get a thorough and detailed explanation from the Prosecutor General of the Republic regarding the results of his office’s investigation of the February 11 attempts, as well as the impact of the state of siege on our community and our citizens’ rights.

“We need to know what action has been taken by the police and military forces and against how many people arrest warrants have been issued,” said Bano.

“The Prosecutor General should come to parliament personally to answer questions from the MPs,” Bano concluded.

For further information please call Nilva Guimaraes in Dili: +670 7340389

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