EWER: Situation Review February 2016

April 20, 2016

In February, Belunai??i??s Early Warning, Early Response (EWER) system continued monitoring for violent incidents and changes to the securityAi??situationAi??across Timor-Leste. The EWER system recordedAi??112 violentAi??incidents, including seven Rama Ambon (slingshot arrow) shootings in Dili perpetrated byAi??unknown attackers. The shootings were mostly initiatedAi??from the passenger seatsAi??of motorbikes during the evening or nighttime, and predominantly occurredAi??in the Western suburbs of Dili (Comoro and Bairo-Pite).Ai??An increase in Martial Arts Group-related violence was also recorded. In one such incidentAi??in Likisa Municipality, one person was killed and ten houses were torched. Other notable incidents involvedAi??fightsAi??between pre-secondary and secondaryAi??students inAi??Baucau, and a series of murders that resultedAi??fromAi??accusations of witchcraft inAi??Manatutu Municipality.Ai??For more details and a statistical breakdown of all incidents recorded in February please read the full situation review.