Vitima Depois Ukun An Nian

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Monumentu Membru PNTL ne'ebe mate iha krize 2006

Loron 25 Maiu 2012 ba loron tinan 6 konfliktus entre F-FDTL & PNTL iha Kuartel Jeral institusaun rua ne’e ne’ebe rezulta ema mate husi parte institusaun rua ne’e. Sira ne’ebe lakon vida iha tempu traziku momentu ne’eba feto ho mane lakon vida iha sirkunstansia konflitus no sira tenki hetan onra. Hanesan veteranu sira, Fundasaun Mahein (FM) espera katak familia vitima ne’ebe lakon vida iha momentu ne’eba simu ona pensaun husi estadu.

Semana liu ba, FM publika sai artigu ida konaba tinan dalas 10 reflesaun ba ukun an nian. Timor-Leste tenki ksolok ba ita nia ukun an ne’ebe ita atinze. Timor oan sira mos hanoin hikas no fo onra ba vitima ho nia familia sira ne’ebe sakrifika an durante tempu funu sivil iha 1975. Timor oan sira mos tenki fo hanoin hikas no fo onra ba vitima ho nia familia sira ne’ebe sakrifika an durante funu hasoru vizinu Indonezia.

Ita tenki hanoin hikas ba tinan dalas 10 aniversariu ba restorasaun ukun an nian oinsa ita hakat to iha tempu dadaun ne’e. Maibe ita la haluhan buat ida? Ita konta konaba vitima husi konflitus husi 1975 ho 1999 maibe mos labele haluhan ba vitima sira ne’ebe lakon vida depois ukun an? Sira vitima ba depois ukun rasik an ne’ebe dala barak la tama lista governu no estadu atu fo onra.

Vitima konfliktu trajiku nia depois ukun rasik an nia mak tuir mai ne’e:

Konfrontasaun Arte Marsial iha bazar Maliana iha tinan 2001
• Konfrontasaun komunidade iha Sub-distritu Quilecai 2001
• Protestu iha Distritu Baucau iha fulan Novembru 2002
• Protestu iha Dili fulan Dezemberu 2002
• Atakes husi Milisia iha Sub-Distritu Atsabe 2003
• konfrontasaun komunidade iha Uatulari 2007
• Krize Politik militar 2006-2008
• Konfrontasaun Komunidade entre Polisia ne’ebe rezulta ema mate ne’ebe tiru husi Polisia deskuinesidus iha fatin (hanesan Kuka, Laivai, Maliana)
• Konfrontasaun Arte Masial husi distritus sira no iha Dili
• Konfrontasaun elisaun prezidensial 2012
• Konfrontasaun komunidade iha Sub-Distritu Uatulari durante komemorasaun tinan dalas 10 nian iha 20 Maiu ne’ebe rezulta ema ida mate no uma 7 hetan sunu mutuk. Iha tradejedia ikus nian FM husu ba institusaun sigurasan nian hanesan F-FDTL & PNTL oinsa halo aprosimasaun stratejia nian ho premanente, no mos ba lideransa nasional sira iha Dili oinsa mak bele forma ekipa atu bele rezolve siklu konflitus ne’ebe laiha rohan laek iha povu Sub-Distritu Uatulari?

FM husu labele haluhan vitima sira depois ukun rasik an, ba sira ne’ebe fo an ba mate durante tempu negro ida ne’ebe ita hahu ita nia dezenvolvementu fijika ba luta hari’i nasaun nian ne’ebe ita nia familia no ita nia maluk sira lakon vida ba.

Victims of Independence

The 25th of May 2012 marks the 6th Anniversary of the conflict between the F-FDTL & PNTL at their HQ in which many people on both sides were killed. Those killed on that tragic day as well as all the men and women that have lost their lives in violent circumstances should be remembered and honoured. Like the veterans, Fundasaun Mahein (FM) hopes that the families of those deceased that day have also been receiving state pensions for their tragic loss.

Last week, FM released a short article that reflected on the 10 years of independence. Timorese should rightly be proud of their accomplishments since 1999. Timorese should also correctly remember the sacrifices made by the victims and their families during the civil war that we fought against each other in 1975. Timorese should equally remember the sacrifices made by the victims and their families during the conflict we had with our neighbour Indonesia.

We have now celebrated the 10th anniversary of our restoration of independence and have been able to think about how far we have come. However are we not forgetting something? We speak of the victims of the conflicts between 1975 and 1999 but are we not forgetting the victims of Independence? Those victims of violence since independence are often overlooked.

Victims of violence since independence include the following:

• The martial arts fighting in Maliana Market in 2001
• Community violence in Quilecai in 2001
• The Baucau protest of November 2002
• The Dili riot of December 2002
• The militia attacks in Atsabe and Atabae in 2003
• Community violence in Uatulari in 2007
• 2006-2008 crisis
• Individuals killed by rogue police officers and soldiers in various places (ie Kuka, Laivai)
• Various martial arts clashes in Dili and the districts
• 2012 presidential election violence
• More community violence in Uatulari during the country’s commemoration of restoration of Independence Day on May 20th resulting in one death and 5 houses burnt. On this latest tragedy, FM asks what strategies does the F-FDTL & PNTL, permanently stationed in the area, as well our leaders in Dili have to break the cycle of violence that has plagued the community of Uatulari?

Let us not forget the victims of our independence, who gave their lives during the growing pains that marked the early days of our struggle to build the nation that our friends and family died for during the occupation.

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