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IANSA. 2006 ‘UN Report on Timor-Leste Finds Government Officials Armed Civilians.’ IANSA Newsletter. London: International Action Newtork on Small Arms / IANSA. 21 October
UN Report on Timor-Leste Finds Government Officials Armed Civilians
The report of the UN's Special Commission of Inquiry for Timor-Leste was released on 17 October.
The Commission recommended prosecution of the then ministers for Defence and the Interior, as well as the Chief of Timor-Leste Defence Forces, having concluded that they authorised the illegal transfer of military small arms to civilians.
The report also recommends further investigation into the former Prime Minister Mari Alkatiri on the grounds that he was probably aware of the transfers and may bear some criminal responsibility.