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E.Timor PM defends military chief over U.N. inquiry

East Timor’s prime minister stood by the chief of the armed forces on Wednesday, after a U.N. inquiry called for his prosecution over the arming of civilians during a wave of violence in the tiny nation in May. Tuesday’s report, prepared by a U.N. appointed Independent Special Commission of Inquiry, recommended that former interior minister Rogerio Lobato, military chief Taur Matan Ruak and several others be prosecuted for illegal distribution of weapons. Full Story

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