07 October 2012

Police assault party to land dispute

Timor Post August 8, 2012 -  The Timorese National Police (PNTL) officers from the Aileu District Task Force have engaged in physical aggression againsta a party to a land dispute, Mr Agustinho Sarmento, in the Hudilaran Sub village.

“They (the police) contacted me to attend the police station to resolve a land dispute problem but the police officers kicked my right side,” Sarmento said. He added that, based on the constitution, the land dispute as a civil case and should not involve the police to resolve or mediate. The police presence should monitor the security situation during the mediation.

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