EWER: Situation Review November 2016

December 19, 2016

In November, 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 122 violent incidents, 24 of which occurred in relation to the second round of the local elections, which was held on 13 November. Nine incidents involved groups of opposing supporters provoking each other before and during the second round, five occurred as a result of suspected irregularities and ten were related to supporters of losing candidates not accepting or being upset with the results of the elections. Of these incidents, 14 involved physical violence ai??i?? including group fighting, rock-throwing at voting centers and candidatesai??i?? homes, machete attacks, and attacks on vehicles. The 10 other incidents were verbally violent, and involved arguments, insults and threats.Ai??The mostAi??incidents of electoral violence were recorded in Dili (7), Covalima (5) andAi??LikisA? (4). For more details and a statistical breakdown of all incidents recorded in November, please read the full situation review.