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Indonesian authorities arrest Timorese accused of murdering policeman

Lusa - November 26, 1997

Jakarta – The Indonesian authorities arrested on Tuesday a Timorese who they accused of murdering a policeman in Dili on 24 December 1996.

According to the authorities, Bobby Xavier, 27, allegedly attacked and killed policeman Alfredo Siga on the day Bishop D. Ximenes Belo returned to Dili after receiving the 1996 Nobel Peace Prize.

Last Sunday, the police arrested other three Timorese accused of being accomplices of Xavier.

They were identified only as Salvador, Alfredo and Rosa.