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Air Force Involved in Probe into Shooting Case



Indonesia's Air Force unit - Suplied

Indonesia’s Air Force unit – Suplied

Jayapura, Jubi – Air Force officers joined an investigation into the alleged shooting of police officers by members of the Air Force Special Forces (Paskhas) at Sentani Airport, Jayapura regency.

Air Base Commander Colonel Purwoko to reporters after attending a ceremony of the 70th anniversary of the military at Makodam on this week that the investigation team had arrived from Jakarta.
“I have not had time to see them for attending this ceremony,” he said.

He if his personnel made a mistake then it must be processed in accordance with the applicable laws of the military.

He continued up to now he did not know how many members who did the shooting and is still deepening in the case. “ I don’t know yet. It will be proven and a special team is deepening this case,” he said.

Previously, chief of Papua Police, Inspector General (Pol) Paulus Waterpauw said there was no intention of this case. “It was a rapid series of events where our members and Paskhas were in the field together to overcome the attack of the community,” said Waterpauw.

He said the two victims are now undergoing treatment at Bhayangkara hospital in Kotaraja, Jayapura city. They are in stable condition. “Both members of the police and members of Paskhas were there when they received a complaint from the securitity and it was in the night. I think it is appropriate regulations or SOPs. It means the community need to not entry into the airport area, “he said.

In addition, he said there were groups of people who vandalized are now detained at Jayapura police station for further question.
“It will be seen in the effort of gathering information. So there is no intention or any other purpose. We’re coordinating to the level leadership to immediately work together, “he said. (Roy Ratumakin/Tina)

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Dekai gradually recovers, actors allegedly take advantages of clash situation



Houses of residents that burned during residents clash in Dekai,
Yahukimo District, Monday (8/10/2018) – Jubi. Doc

Jayapura, Jubi – Security situation in Dekai, the capital city of Yahukimo District, is getting recovered gradually. However, public activities in this town still not running well after the dispute involving residents a few days ago. Streets and the centre of the crowd are reportedly abandoned.

“Many people still decide to stay outside of the town. Schools, offices and shops are still closed. “I had a little walk this morning and only met some people riding their motorbikes,” a Deyai resident Nias Baye told Jubi by phone on Tuesday (9/10/2018).
He hopes the government of Yahukimo District to appeal residents returning to their homes. “The clash is over, but many residents are worried about their safety. Therefore, they choose to remain in their shelters. Shops should also be reopened so that we can buy our necessities and other things,” he said.
The clash triggered by a traffic accident occurred on Saturday that led to a dispute between two groups of citizens in Dekai for three days, from Saturday to Monday (8/10/2018).
Actors allegedly take benefits of the situation
Papuan legislator from Yahukimo District Sinut Busup suspects someones who take advantages of the clash situation. He said the traffic accident should possibly resolve by law, but what has happened was the two groups of citizens involved in the dispute and resulted in many casualties including many injured people and material loss.
“I suspect there are culprits behind the action who provoke the community for their interests,” Busup said on Tuesday (10/10/2018).
According to him, the police must investigate, reveal and arrest the perpetrators who provoke people that triggering a dispute. Moreover, he said another impact of this incident is students and pupils studying in other regions are worried and anxious about an unexpected situation in their hometown.
Meanwhile, Yahukimo Regent Abock Busup said the security forces are coping with the clash in this region. “At the moment, the situation in Yahukimo is safe and under control. I have already communicated the security forces asking them to investigate this case thoroughly,” the regent told Jubi by phone on Monday evening (8/10/2018).
He further said he wants this case to take to the court and not through the customary fines or an amicable solution. “I ask the person who triggers this conflict to be arrested and taken to court,” he said.
Law is a key solution
In response to this issue, a member KPMY (Yahukimo Students Community) in Jayapura Habel Pusop said their concern over the clash in their hometown that has taken many casualties.
“We are very concerned about the current situation in Yahukimo. At the moment, the situation is very tense that makes people uneasy. The government activity is not running well, so, we are in Jayapura feeling very sad,” he said.
Furthermore, he said this incident should be determined by law. People who found guilty in this incident must be treated by the Indonesian Law so that people can return to their normal activities without feeling worried.
“The problem was triggered by only one person, but the impact of revenge caused many casualties from both sides. As a student, we care, are upset and sad at the same time,” he said.
Finally, he asks all Yahukimo students throughout Indonesia, especially those studying in Jayapura City, are not provoked by many fake issues or hoax news about this issue.  (*)
Reporter: Piter L, Arjuna P, Hengky Y
Editor: Pipit Maizier


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Ramandey: International mechanisms can help to settle Papuan past human violations



Illustration of demonstration to demand the sttlements of Human Rights violation  in Papua – Jubi. Doc

Jayapura, Jubi – Head of Papua Human Rights Commission (Komnas HAM) representative office, Frits Ramandey said that it is possible for human rights issues in Papua to be solved based on international mechanisms.

However, he said, as long as national mechanism is working, international mechanisms must respect and should not interven the process.

“But the intervention is very likely to happen in various international forums, for example some countries give their view of human rights issues in Indonesia, especially Papua in the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) forum,” Frits told Jubi on Monday (December 8).

According to him, that was an example of international mechanism, and possible political intervention in such forum is unavoidable. Besides, both victims and other parties need the support of international mechanisms.

“For example, in 2017 some people referred to Papua journalists report in the media, for example, Jubi was a reference for various countries, especially embassies, such as Franciscan report, which provide basis for intervention, (in this way) the international mechanism is very possible.”

Furthermore, Frits said that periodical report from National Human Rights Commission (KOMNAS HAM) on human rights development and enforcement in Indonesia can be a fresh reminder for Indonesia has ratified several international instruments.

Related to the Paniai case, he hopes that the newly appointed TNI Commander will give TNI members a chance to be questioned.

“KOMNAS HAM Adhoc team needs to ask for information related to TNI involvement (in the case). If they fail to cooperate with Komnas HAM official letters such as the police, the credibility of TNI institutions will be ruin, as Indonesia is included in international human rights mechanism,” he said.

Previously Papuan legislator John NR Gobai said he supports international mechanism used for Papua human rights settlement. According to him, so far the central government has been acting indifferent.

“But the question is whether Indonesia government would gives permission or is willing, because international mechanism need government need support to be implemented,” said Gobai.

He said, it is possible to solve the problem of Papuan human rights with international mechanism but it is still rely on Indonesian government cooperation.

Governor regulation on Papua human rights

Related to the provincial mechanisms to settle past human rights cases, Frits Ramandey said that Papua’s governor regulation regarding human rights has not been realized. It is still stumbles in Legal Bureau of Papua Province.

Papuan governor, Lukas Enembe, according to Frits is committed to the regulation. He even had assigned Assistant I, Doren Wakerkwa (to be incharge) and Doren had given the governor guidance to the Legal Bureau of Papua Province Regional Secretariat.

“Komnas HAM has institutionalized the draft of its gubernatorial regulation,” said Frits to Jubi, Monday (December 8).

He questions the reason behind Legal Bureau lack of responses, while governor has ordered it. If there are any records related to the draft, it should be conveyed to Komnas HAM for correction.

“The Legal Bureau in some forums with the Minister of Political, Legal and Human Rights, expressed their commitment to resolve the human rights cases, but unfortunately the Bureau of Law is still lack of cooperatiion,” he said.

He said that Komnas HAM had coordinated with Head of Legal Bureau several times, but gets no respond. Frits note that it is important to remembe Act No. 21 of 2001 on Special Autonomy of Papua that was born because there were demands for solving human rights problems. (*)


Editor: Zely Ariane

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Governor of Papua: Who sells alcoholic beverages?



Danlanud Merauke, Colonel (PNB) Awang Kurniawan, in a press conference – Jubi/Frans L Kobun

Jayapura, Jubi – Papua Provincial Government highlights elements of security forces in Papua who allegedly masterminded the sale of liquor
(alcohol), although there are regulations that prohibit the circulation or sale of alcoholic beverages (minol).

“Both the regional head and the TNI/Polri officers, have agreed to sign the integrity pact of the ban on sales and circulation of minol,” said Papua Governor Lukas Enembe in his speech during the inauguration of the Regent of Puncak Jaya, 7 December, in Mulia, Puncak Jaya.

Governor Enembe said recently there was a Hercules aircraft belonging to the Air Force which brought in minol of type vodka to Jayawijaya
Regency. “They do not seem to agree with the regulations set for banning minol, so who sells theminol: TNI, Police or businessman?” remarked Governor Enembe in his speech in front of the inaugurating attendees, including representatives of the police and TNI.

On the occasion, Governor Enembe asked the regent and deputy regent to tighten security at a number of entrances such as airports, to the
districts and villages to prevent people from circulated minol.

He asked the security forces in charge onthe Land of Papua to not make money by selling minol which potentially killing the indigenous Papuans.

“Therefore, I ask Pak Dandim Puncak Jaya for helping to supervise. If there are members who sell alcohol, do not (assigned) them here,” said
Governor Enembe.

Governor reminded that there had been a plane that fell for carrying minol. “We still remember the incidents of Polri’s plane crash at Gunung
Kembu, it brought with them alcohol, so this should not happen again,” he said.

Merauke Air Force Commander: we have checked the buckets

Separately, Merauke Air Force Commander, Colonel (PNB) Awang Kurniawan, confirmed that his members have been working maximally while 32 bucket of paint containing 900 bottles of vodka alcoholic beverage (minol) packed into Hercules aircraft at Mopah Airport on 29 November

“Before the paints being ship in, they were first quarantined and checked. So, we are basically did not miss anything. Next, we will use electronic detection tool to track. Our members have worked optimally,” said Danlanud, on Friday (December 8).

It is said, electronic devices are difficult to detect dozens of paint cans because they were packed very neat. Where, the label of the paint
is arranged as such to prevent damage. So all of them passed and managed to ride in Hercules and flight to Wamena Jayawijaya Regency.

Danlanud also denied the involvement of its members in smuggling hundreds of vodka bottles to Wamena. “We have checked our members who served at Mopah Airport at the time and they did not involve,” he said.

He admitted that this was the first incident where Hercules hauls hundreds of vodka alcoholic drinks. “It was the first time. It has never been happen before,” he said.

He admitted that dozens of those buckets were taken in by some people and deposited at the airport before boarding the plane. “We took the identity of the sender as well as stated,” he said.

Previously, Merauke Police Criminal Cops, Adjunct Police Commissioner (AKP) Muchsit Sefian, said that three smugglers of hundreds of bottles
of vodka to Wamena with initials ST, ER, and SE have been detained by the Air Force.(

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