EWER: Situation Review May 2017
In May, Belun's Early Warning, Early Response (EWER) system continued monitoring for violent incidents and changes to the security situation in Timor-Leste. Field  monitors recorded 134 incidents, and identified that former Martial Arts Groups (MAG) and Ritual Arts Group (RAG) incidents remained high in May with a total of  14 incidents. Data also showed 5 violent incidents involved PNTL members and 1 incident involved an F-FDTL (military) member. 3 of the PNTL incidents involved guns occurring in Dili and 1 incident occurred in Letefoho, Ermera. For more details and a statistical breakdown of all incidents recorded in April, please read the Full Situation Review.
EWER: Situation Review April 2017
In April, Belun's Early Warning, Early Response (EWER) system continued monitoring for violent incidents and changes to the security situation in Timor-Leste. Field monitors recorded 132 incidents, and identified that some Administrative Posts registered high numbers of incidents between October 2016 and April 2017. Several administrative posts had an average of more than 4 incidents per month during this time. Data also showed violent incidents related to former Martial Arts Groups (MAG) and Ritual Arts Groups (RAG) increased in April, with a total of 13 incidents. This increased more than four times since March, which recorded only 3 incidents. Two serious incidents involving PNTL members were also recorded in Same and Maliana. For more details and a statistical breakdown of all incidents recorded in April, please read the Full Situation Review.
Electoral Violence Monitoring Report for Timor-Leste’s 2017 Presidential Election
Belun's Early Warning, Early Response (EWER) system monitored violence surrounding the presidential election on March 20, 2017. The monitoring was conducted in the period before, during and after the election. 41 mostly minor incidents were registered. The number of recorded incidents is in line with Belun's pre-election assessment of potential conflict, predicting that "there is low conflict potential, and only minor conflict may occur." However, the EWER system still detects many obstacles that must be responded to. Belun continually asks that the relevant institutions and political parties follow up on the recommendations that have been presented in this report. To read full report please go to link below; Presidential Election Monitoring Report 2017.
EWER: Situation Review March 2017
In March, Belun's Early Warning, Early Response (EWER) system continued monitoring for violent incidents and changes to the security situation in Timor-Leste. Field monitors recorded 141 violent incidents, including 41 mostly minor incidents of electoral violence related the March 20th Presidential Election. Incident totals have increased over the past four months, however the severity of the incidents has been decreasing over the same period, with fewer deaths and serious injuries recorded. EWER monitors have also recorded a decrease in Martial and Ritual Arts Group-related violence over the past few months. For more details and a statistical breakdown of all incidents recorded in March, please read full situation review.
EWER Alert: Forty-One Mostly Minor Incidents Recorded Before, During and After Presidential Election
Belun’s Early Warning, Early Response (EWER) system recorded 41 mostly minor incidents of electoral violence before, during and after the Presidential Election on March 20th. Of those incidents, only six involved the use of physical violence, while the rest involved verbal or symbolic violence (for example, flag burning, vandalizing candidate posters, etc.). EWER monitors recorded thirteen incidents in Dili, eight in Likisá, three in each of Ainaru, Covalima and Manufahi, two in Bobonaru, and one in each of Aileu, Ermera, Lautein, Manatuto and the Oekusi Special Administrative Region. Details about the characteristics of all recorded incidents can be found in the full Alert.