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UNPol Weekly Security Bulletin 12-18 June 2008

UNPol Weekly Security Bulletin 12-18 June 2008 - This is a broadcast of the UN Police in Timor-Leste to provide you with information about the security situation around the country.

The overall security situation is calm.

The demonstration led by the Student Council of Timor-Leste last Wednesday and Thursday (11-12/06) ended peacefully with no security incidents.

On Friday (13/06), a ceremony was held at the Police Academy to mark the end of the Provisional Certification Course for the PNTL. Over 3000 PNTL members have participated in this course since 2006.

As of last Friday (13/6) 500 Petitioners have peacefully left the Aitarak Laran camp- approximately 200 Petitioners remain. The Government has announced that the camp will be closed by 1 July.

From Monday (16/06), IDPs began to leave the Sional IDP camp. As of yesterday (17/06), 88 families had left. In total, 353 families from this camp will receive the recovery grant. To date, there have been no security incidents related to the return of IDPs from any of the camps.

Across the country, there have been 34 security incidents and 42 arrests. The majority of these were public disturbances and assaults. Three homicides were reported, two in Dili and one in Ermera.  These homicides are being investigated by the PNTL and UNPol.

Please report any suspicious activities.  You can call 112 or 7230365 to contact the police 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

UNMIT Weekly Security Bulletin 05 - 11 June 2008

UNMIT Weekly Security Bulletin 05 - 11 June 2008 - This is a broadcast of the UN Police in Timor-Leste to provide you with information about the security situation around the country.

The security situation across the country remains calm.

On 6 June, a new training facility for prison staff at Becora Prison in Dili was opened.

On 9 June, UNPol and PNTL responded to an attack made on a UN civilian staff in Colmera, Dili. The victim had been stabbed by an unknown suspect and was subsequently taken to the UN clinic. The case is under investigation.

The Student Council of Timor-Leste on Wednesday (11/06) began a Peace March Protest to express their grievances to the government on recent economic problems. Approximately 1000 students were thought to be participating. There have been no security incidents reported and the march is planned to end on Thursday (12/06). The PNTL and UNPol have been monitoring the march.

On Saturday (07/06), 18 families left the Arte Moris camp to return to their former houses in Comoro-16 IDP families remain at the camp. A further 10 families have left the USAID camp- 7 families remain. Also on Saturday, remaining IDPs at the Jardin Camp returned home. The Jardin IDP camp is now officially closed. No security incidents were reported. The next camp scheduled to be decommissioned is Sional.

To date, more than 1430 IDP families have so far received a recovery package under the Hamutuk Hari'i Futuru Strategy.

Across the country, there have been 45 security incidents and 53 arrests. The majority of these were public disturbances and assaults.

Please report any suspicious activities.  You can call 112 or 7230365 to contact the police 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

UNMIT Weekly Security Bulletin 14-21 May 2008

UNMIT Weekly Security Bulletin 14-21 May 2008 - This is a broadcast of the UN Police in Timor-Leste to provide you with information about the security situation around the country.

The security situation across the country remains generally good with people enjoying independence day events across the country,

The Restoration of Independence Day on May 20 attracted large crowds in Dili. Both UNPol and PNTL officers provided security and there were no serious incidents reported. On Saturday evening, a free rock concert in Dili attracted a crowd of 50,000 people.

The return of internally displaced persons (IDPs) to their homes continues with the Jardim IDP camp at the Seaport in Dili closing today. About 350 families are due to move back to their homes over the next few days. It is the third camp to close in Dili in as many weeks. The first was the Seminario Maior Fatumeta Camp and the second was the National Hospital camp.

8692 families have registered their intent to return to their communities. Each of the returning families will receive a recovery grant from the Ministry of Social Solidarity to help them rebuild or repair their home and each person, including children, will also receive 16 kg of rice. The next camps to be assisted to return will be Sional and Hera Port.

UNPol and PNTL officers are monitoring security incidents associated with the returns through the National Community and Humanitarian Policing Unit. Peace talks between returnees and their home communities continue.

Across the country, there have been 36 security incidents and 68 arrests over the past week. The majority of these were public disturbances and assaults.

There have been no serious security incidents reported at Aitarak-laran where the Petitioners are being accommodated.

Please report any suspicious activities.  You can call 112 or 7230365 to contact the police 24 hours a day, seven days a week.