Police Arrests follow violence in Timor-Leste
Dili, August 12 2007 - United Nations police in Timor-Leste have arrested 34 people in relation to the violence in the eastern part of the country over the past few days.
In Baucau, 21 people have been arrested and charged with creating a public disturbance including blocking roads, throwing stones and burning tyres. A further two people have been arrested and charged with making home-made weapons.
In Quelicai, nine people have been arrested for carrying illegal weapons in relation to their alleged role in the attack on a UN convoy on Friday. A further two people have been arrested for alleged arson in Quelicai for the burning of houses.
All 34 cases are with the Office of the Prosecutor for Timor-Leste.
Further police investigations are continuing into violence in Timor-Leste that's occurred since Monday.
The situation in Baucau and Dili has been calm over the past few days. UNPol, the PNTL, the ISF and FFDTL continue to maintain a strong presence across the country to maintain law and order.