“Railos” arrested in Timor-Leste
Dili, October 3, 2007 - The United Nations Integrated Mission in Timor-Leste (UNMIT) has confirmed that Vicente do Conceicao, alias "Railos" was arrested early this morning at his residence near Liquica.
He was arrested pursuant to an arrest warrant issued on September 13, 2007 for his alleged role in the events of 24 and 25 May 2006.
Railos has been charged for violating Articles 338 and 55 of the Penal Code, related to homicide, and is expected to appear in Court in Dili later today.
The Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Timor-Leste, Mr Atul Khare, welcomed the arrest as a continued sign of the continued strong commitment of the authorities of Timor-Leste to implement recommendations of the UN Special Commission of Inquiry Report issued in October last year.
UN police officers, assisted by the National Police of Timor-Leste (PNTL) and the International Security Forces (ISF) have been positioned in sensitive locations to maintain a calm situation.
For more information please call UNMIT Spokesperson Allison Cooper on +670 7230453