Subject: UNMIT Daily Media Review -15 July 2008


(International news reports and extracts from national media. UNMIT does not vouch for the accuracy of these reports)

Railos to get medical treatment abroad: Fretilin-PD accept – Diario Nacionall and Suara Timor Lorosa’e

The Democratic Party (PD) and Fretilin bench in the National Parliament have accepted the proposal by Vicente Railos to seek medical treatment abroad. Railos is suffering from swelling in his body. The Government is planning to send Railos to Bali-Surabaya (Indonesia) or Australia.

Ed: the final report of CTF handed over – Diario Nacional

The Commission of Truth and Friendship (CTF) have handed over their final report today (15/7) to Indonesian President Soesilo Bambang Yudhoyono (SBY) and Timor-Leste President José Ramos-Horta in Bali-Indonesia.

This report will force the world to open its eyes. Previously, the victims rejected the CTF which had not recommend the criminals to be brought before the international tribunal for crimes committed during the 24 years of occupation. Whether this report is good or bad, is accepted or rejected, it has been handed over.

The important thing now is what recommendations has the CTF made to Indonesia and Timor-Leste? Will there be compensation for the victims or not? What will happen to the criminals?

Ed: why should Railos and Salsinha get medical treatment abroad? – Suara Timor Lorosa’e

Salsinha’s sickness is not known while Railos is suffering respiratory infection. Is it true that the doctors in the National Hospital could not treat them?

Many people say that this case will end up the same as Rogerio Lobato. PR Horta pardoned him because of his contribution to the country and ignored his punishment. The question is: what kind of law system is being built in Timor-Leste? While everyone talks about the importance of the law, we are seeing that political pressures are more dominant than the law itself.


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