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HRD Attack

22 Sep 2022

Francisco Belo Simões da Costa

Incident date
22 Sep 2022
Date accuracy
All Correct
Francisco Belo Simões da Costa
Male
Press; media
Lawsuits & regulatory action
Target: Individual
Location of Incident: Timor-Leste
Other actors

Sources

Francisco Belo Simões da Costa is the editor-in-chief of news portal Hatutan.com in East Timor. On 18 May 2022, he was sued by the Parliamentary Affairs and Social Communication Minister Francisco Martins da Costa Pereira Jerónimo, after he published a story on corruption and the minister’s alleged involvement in a fraudulent set-top box installation project.