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15 April 2009

Australian (Sydney)

Protection rackets run by so-called martial arts gangs are an increasing part of life in the East Timorese capital, Dili, with up to 20,000 paid-up members available for standover work and rent-a-crowd destruction. Gang specialist James Scambary will publish today a report on gangs and armed violence in East Timor, with the backing of Austcare and the Geneva-based Small Arms Survey. It claims gangs are increasing their grip on social and political life in Dili. Mr... (

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