18 July 2009

16/09/2003 Minister of Justice: Government Will Confiscate All Identified Assets

16/09/2003 Suara Timor Lorosa'e, Timor Post The Minister of Justice, Domingos Sarmento said on Monday, that the government has been identifying all its assets and that people who refuse to follow the notifications issued by the government, will be evicted, "regardless of which political affiliation they belong to".

Sarmento pointed out to the case of Mario Viegas Carrascalao who was evicted from the house he was living; the property had been identified as belonging to the State. He also pointed out the case of Santina Quentino, coordinator of Fretilin's Central Committee (CCF), who was evicted last week from a house belonging to the State, for having refused to follow instructions issued by the Land and Property Department.

He noted that the media had been impartial in their reports on Mario Carrascalao eviction, reported STL.

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