Saturday, 20 June 2009

Brasilian Arrested in Dili for Alleged Sexual Assault Against Minors / UNMIT Blocks access to information.

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On Friday last week June 12 2009, and 51 Brazilian male national was arrested and charged with allegations of sexual assault against 4 under age Timorese girls. It is understood that the accused was arrested at a bar in Pantai Kelapa, Dili.

Both the United Nations Police (UNPol) and the Policia Nacional de Timor-Leste (PNTL) are investigating the case.

According to Tempo Semanal sources the United Nations Integrated Mission in Timor-Leste (UNMIT) has blocked issuing a press release on the issue. Several years ago there were other cases of pedophila ini Timor-Leste which involved other foreigners. In late 2006 a Nigerian was arrested after being found by authorities found by authorities attempting to organise 25 Timorese girls to sent to Syria. With regards to this case to Timorese nationals are still in custody. Some hotels in Dili are also run as brothels and owned by Chinese and or Indonesian nationals in partnership with Timorese, including some in position of authority.

There has been also been several case of trafficking of women, organized prostitution and drug smuggling on the country. Last in month in May 2009 2 Indonesian nationals arrested on related charges and are in becora and gleno prisons today awaiting trial.

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