EWER: Situation Review August 2017

September 12, 2017

In August, 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 70 incidents, a significant reduction on the monthly average of 132. However, one serious incident occurred in Dili following a demonstration outside parliament where 7 people were injured, 12 cars were destroyed by stones, 13 students were arrested and tear gas was used by police officers. Data also showed 3 violent incidents related to MAGs, including one involving a government official. For more details and a statistical breakdown of all incidents recorded in August, please read the Full Situation Review