Wednesday, February 21, 2007



§ 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

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