§ On Tuesday 20th February 2007, Vice Secretary General of the Democratic Party, Mr Samuel Mendonça and I were attacked by unknown persons opposite CCF FRETILIN Office in Dili.
§ PD leadership has reported this incident to UNPOL, PNTL and other competent authorities.
§ I call upon all PD members to calm, renounce violence and NOT to retaliate.
§ I express my sympathy to other non-PD politicians and persons who are victims of violence.
§ I call upon the UN to provide security to those politicians and persons in danger in order to ensure a free and fair election.
§ Let us work together to restore law in our beloved country Timor-Leste.
Dili, 21 February 2007
Fernando Lasama de Araujo
President of the Democratic Party