EWER: Situation Review June 2017
In June, 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 107 incidents and this number was considered to decline from the previous month. Only 1 incident related to consolidation of political party, but in general, no serious violent incident was recorded during the campaigns in June. For more details and a statistical breakdown of all incidents recorded in June, please read the Full Situation Review.
EWER Alert: 28 Incidents Recorded During Parliamentary Elections Political Party Campaigning
While the majority of parliamentary election political party campaign between June-July 2107 proceeded without serious issues, Belun’s Early Warning, Early Response system recorded 28 incidents of electoral violence during the campaign and political parties’ consolidation activities. Thirteen incidents involved physical violence, including physical fighting, rock throwing (resulting in 2 seriously wounded after knife attacks, and 11 others wounded), 6 incidents involving destruction of political parties’ attributes, 6 incidents involving property destroyed including houses, motorbikes and vehicles, and the remainder involving verbal violence, including arguing and shouting. Details about the characteristics of all recorded incidents can be found in the Full Alert.
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.