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27 June 2007
FRETILIN supporters attacked on their way to Dili rally
FRETILIN party supporters making their way to the partys Dili rally held at Dili football stadium on the last day of campaigning for the 30 June parliamentary election have been attacked by members of opposition parties in Dili and in Manatuto district east of Dili.
FRETILIN parliamentary candidate Jose Teixeira said, A convoy of FRETILIN supporters traveling from the east of country was stoned in Manatuto and another convoy of supporters traveling from the west of the country was attacked in the Dili suburb of Fatuhada.
I have received reports that the stoning attacks in Dili have resulted in the closure of the road from the airport through to the Dili suburb of Comoro. If the reports of the road closure are true it has prevented our members from attending our entirely peacefully rally in Dili to express their political will.
Our supporters have every right to gather peacefully. FRETILIN does not tolerate any violence and we demand that the UN Police immediately investigate these incidents and bring the perpetrators of violence to justice.
For more information, please contact:
Jose Teixeira (+670) 728 7080