Titled "Resolving Past Crimes Against Humanity is Key to Opening the Door to Truth and Justice now and in the future,"the statement condemns the "hypocrisy" within Timor-Leste:
"We are hypocrites because we forget our innocent people who lost their lives. We are hypocrites because we are not willing to look for those who were forcibly disappeared. We are hypocrites because we give priority to reconciliation, not to justice."
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Other demands include:
For the full statement and demands go here.
Demands that the Prosecutor prosecutes the serious crimes cases that were investigated by the Serious Crimes Investigation Team (SCIT) and submits these cases to Court.
Asks the Judges and the Prosecutor General to imprison the criminal Valentim Lavio (ex-Militia BMP) who has already been sentenced to 9 years imprisonment but walks free today.
Asks the President of the Republic and the State of Timor-Leste to ratify the International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance in order to guarantee that there will be no more disappeared persons in the future.
Asks the State of Timor-Leste to demand that the State of Indonesia give back those that the TNI forcibly took to Indonesia....