Fighting corruption leads to prosecution and the prison cell
Our founding father Christopher Henry Samson was accused of seven (7) crimes of using false documents and was acquitted from all the seven crimes that he was accused of by the Prosecutor General.
But after the court pre-qualification of the highly political motivated case he was finally condemned for falsification of his citizenship, which was not in the accusation document, and was sentenced to three years and six months in prison yet the court did not prove that he is not a citizen of Timor-Leste. But he served a one and nine months in prison.
Due to Samson's efforts, many ministers in the government have been processed in the court of law. We believe that his accusation and imprisonment was a way of shorting him up because he was jailed after exposing corruption in the government and his imprisonment was unjust because the court did not prove any document that he falsified in the court.
It is a highly political motivated case that led him to the prison but today he has been released from the prison and after his release he has continued his fight against corruption.
We know that he is an anti-corruption activist and a crusader against corruption in Timor-Leste, and has been campaigning against corruption for more than 10 years to reduce corruption in the government.