The soldier then dragged her to the floor and held her down by placing his foot on her body. Her clothes were torn in the struggle. She was taken to the detention centre.
Eventually Antero Lopes came to speak to the demonstrators, when he was told of the incident he said he would have Julieta released, she was released one hour later.
Loro Mata 22rd October, rubber bullets were fired by the ADF directly at people living in this barrio when they tried to defend their homes from attack by thugs. In the same incident tear gas was thrown near people, including small children (1 to 5 year old) who were running away from the thugs and the military. I was present at the incident, many people including myself suffered from the effects of the tear gas.
Loro Mata/Fatahada 24th October, rubber bullets were again fired at villagers.
Attacks in Dili.
Over the last few days fighting has occurred all over Dili - in most of the biros and IDP camps.
The airport was closed because of the fighting yesterday Wednesday, 25th October.
Today a taxi carrying two young men was stopped at a road block on the beach road. The men, one from Los Palos one from Baucau, but living in Loro Mata, were abducted. I have reported the incident to the police liaison officer who say they will try to find out where the men have been taken. The two men were on their way to college.
It is becoming increasingly difficult for Timorese to travel to and from Loro Mata and Comoro to school and work.
Lidia Tyneside East Timor Solidarity - Dili firstname.lastname@example.org