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2 September 2008

ABC Radio Australia (Shortwave)

East Timor's six-month gun amnesty has ended, but the controversery surrounding the program has not. The police operation to collect illegal weapons from civilians began immediately after the president was shot by a gang of armed rebels in February. Under the operation, citizens who handed in weapons of their own volition would not be prosecuted. Interim Police Commander Afonso De Jesus says the task force assigned to the operation netted mostly antique and home... (

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