High Level Commission starts the hearings with the ex-military
, 11 May 2006
The High Level Commission will start in the next few days the
hearings for the ex-military that of the "petitioners"
group. The ex-military that will be heard by the members of the
commission belong to a group of 51 people that is in Maliana.
At the same time, contacts are being maintained with the other
ex-military that are in the districts of Aileu, Oe-Cusse and Ermera.
O Government believes that soon these men and women can be heard
in connection to the work that is being developed by the Commission
which has representatives from the four sovereign bodies, the
Catholic Church and civil society, and whose purpose is to find
the truth behind the claims made by the "petitioners"
regarding life within the F-FDTL.
Contact is also being maintained between the 20 members that
are a part of the F-FDTL and the Timor-Leste National Police and
their respective chiefs. The Prime Minister, Mari Alkatiri, hopes
that soon, these man can go back to their units. Until now, a
harsher action against these men, forcing them to go back, has
not yet been considered by the Government.
The Minister for Labour and Social Reinsertion, Arsénio
Bano, delivered yesterday five tonnes of food the for the people
that fled and are now in the Aileu district, and has also maintained
contacts with the group of about 350 ex-military "petitioners"
in order to debate over ways on how the proceed on the humanitarian
and financial support that the Government intends to give to the
ex-military, so as to integrate them in civil life.