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Deiyai ​​shootings indicated gross human rights violations



Frits Ramandey, Komnas HAM Perwakilan Papua, saat membesuk korban penembakan Deiyai di RSUD Nabire (3/8) – Jubi/Titus Ruban

Jayapura, Jubi – Deiyai ​​shooting that has killed Yulianus Pigai and wounded 16 others, is said to have fulfilled elements of gross human rights violations because the purpose of the shooting is suspected to be exterminate or deadly.

It was in the spotlight of Legal Aid Institute, Assessment and Development of Legal Aid (LP3BH) Manokwari, through its release on Thursday (August 3). According to LP3BH Director, Yan Warinusi, police officers are strongly indicted for crimes of genocide and crimes against humanity as regulated in Article 7 of the Human Rights Court Law No 26/2000.

“It appears from the injuries suffered by Yulius Pigai and the 16 other victims who were not shot with rubber bullets, as well as the facts and evidence that they were not shot to be paralyzed, but allegedly shot to exterminate or killed,” Warinussi based on LP3BH sources in Waghete, Deiyai.

On that basis LP3BH requested an independent investigation that could be conducted under the support and facilities of national human rights commission (KOMNAS HAM) as well as local churches and Paniai Customary Council.

Related to the investigation team, Papua Police Chief Inspector General (Pol) Boy Rafli Amar told reporters in Jayapura, (August 4) that he had formed an investigative team consisting of Kabid Propam (security and profession division), Brimob (mobile brigade), Kabid Kum.Direskrim (criminal division) who would joined with KOMNAS HAM representatives of Papua who has visited Deiyai ​​recently.

“We will see how the procedure in handling the community action, we want to see facts and what was really happened, action and reaction,” the police chief said.

He also said, the Propam will deal with the applicable legal provisions against members of the Police, including the regulation of the Kapolri (perkap) that governs the mass handling.

On that occasion, Kapolda also apologized to the Papuan community, especially the families of the victims allegedly shot by members of Brimob and police in Oneibo Village, Tigi District, Deiyai ​​Regency, on August 1.

“Papua Police apologized for the incident in Deiyai, we apologize to the people of Papua, especially the families of the people who were hit by officers,” Boy Rafli Amar.

According to Boy Rafli weapons the officers who did the shooting have been confiscated. “It’s done. Regarding live ammunition, the officer had two bullets, rubber bullets and live ammunition. Most importantly, the legality of its use is valid or not. Can be accounted for or not,” he said.

The shot was blamed on the orders of Tigi police chief

An eyewitness to the shooting incident in Waghete, with initials NP admitted to Jubi that he was witnessing the shooting was done on the orders of Tigi police chief, N. Raini who brought the police and Brimob troops to the scene.

“At that time, Tigi Police Chief, Raini with members of Brimob. Upon arrival, the police chief ordered the firing. I witness it myself,” said NP, an eyewitness to Jubi in Waghete (August 4).

Once ordered, according to him, the explosion of gun sounds like water-flowing, “so many people got shot,” NP said and add that the shot was aimed not up to the sky.

“They measure that fit-pas fitting men, especially teenagers. The shoot did not go to the sky, but straight (toward) people. If he (Kapolsek) is not to command how his men might do the shooting,” said NP.

Related to the shootings in the field, the Papua Police Chief promised that the relevant police officers should be investigated, both Brimob members and members of the Tigi Police station who were at the site. According to him already about seven people have been questioned since yesterday.

Legal settlement

Separately, senior lawyer for Human Rights on Papua, Gustaf Kawer admitted pessimism about the performance of KOMNAS HAM related to Deiyai ​​case.

“I want to say a bit rough, KOMNAS HAM should stop the ‘human rights tour’,” said Kawer to Jubi, Friday (August 4). He suspects Komnas HAM’s command to the representatives of KOMNAS HAM Papua to go to the field would only be a mere tour.

“If they have come down the field, the report has been clear, either human rights violations or not. Surprisingly hat is hardly the case. Many institutions check and visited the crime scene. All became fond of the crime scene but there was never any follw up to the legal process,” he said while pointing out the same thing happened in the case of Paniai Shootings December 7, 2014.

But he still hopes KOMNAS HAM would not repeat its mistake for Deiyai ​​Case August 1, and invites all parties and human rights workers to work together to solve the case. “We are guarded together until the legal process,” he said. (*)



Editor: Zely Ariane


WWF promotes customary map in Tambrauw





Training participant on a mapping of primary sites of indigenous peoples in Tambraw District by WWF Indonesia Program Papua – Jubi / doc WWF.


Tambrauw, Jubi – WWF Indonesia Papua Program is mapping the indigenous peoples’ landmark with 1: 50,000 scale to support the preparation of the Spacial Plan of Tambrauw District, West Papua Province.

The two-day training conducted on 17 – 18 May 2018 in Sausapor is also aimed to build a partnership with the local government and other institutions who have a similar concern in mapping.

WWF Indonesia Program Coordinator Wika A. Rumbiak said that the mapping of primary sites in Tambraw District is a series of the process of socio-cultural and spatial mappings which conducted to show representative of indigenous people’s space pattern.

“Hopefully, this participatory mapping can accommodate the rights of the community in spatial planning, which stated in Article 2 of Government Regulation (PP) No. 69 of 1996,” said Wika, Saturday (19/5/2018).

The training result, said Wika, is a common understanding about developing a rational and measurable planning method. That is by applying participatory mapping and the development of expertise and knowledge, in processing spatial data with GIS (Geospatial Information System).

The training involves some related regional government offices including the Village and Community Development Office (Dinas Pemberdayaan Masyarakat and Kampung), the Environment Office, Regional Development and Planning Board, and the Tambrauw Forestry Office.

“The involvement of regional government offices in this training is to prepare the participatory mapping facilitators and to improve their knowledge on Geospatial Information System (GIS) for inputting spatial data entries,” said Wika. (*)

Reporter: Hans Kapisa

Editor: Pipit Maizier

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Papuan Voices promotes indigenous Papuans in film festival




Papuan Film Festival II Committee when holding a press conference at Jerat Papua office, Jayapura City. – Jubi / Abeth You

Jayapura, Jubi – Papuan Voices will promote indigenous Papuans through Papua Film Festival II (FFP II) which is running in Jayapura City on 7 – 9 August 2018.

Papuan Voices established in 2011 and now stations in six regions of Papua, namely Biak, Jayapura, Keerom, Wamena, Merauke, Sorong and Raja Ampat.

“The theme of FFP II is indigenous Papuans struggling facing modernization. We chose this theme to response the current situation occurred in Papua,  said Chairman of the Committee of FFP II Harun Rumbarar in Jayapura on Thursday (7/5/2018).

In this festival, Papuan Voices wants to increase public awareness on the critical issues faced by indigenous Papuans.

“Also, it acts as a forum to strengthen filmmakers networking in Papua. Our works further explain the position of indigenous peoples in facing the waves of development and investment,” he said.

Meanwhile, FFP II Secretary Bernard Koten said his organisation recently focus on producing a short documentary film about human and the land of Papua, which assign to all levels of community in Papua, Indonesia and abroad.

“To see Papua through the eyes of Papuans, in the form of a documentary film,” Koten said. (*)


Reporter: Abeth You

Editor: Pipit Maizier

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Using intelligence for election




Book review “Intelijen and Pilkada” written by Stepi Anriani – Jubi / Arjuna


Jayapura, Jubi – It began from her curiosity about why her fellow activists who are considered smart, experienced and have broadened networks are reluctant to enter politics; Stepi Anriani wrote a book entitled ‘Intelijen dan Pilkada (Pendekatan Strategis Menghadapi Pemilu)’ – Intelligence and Election (Strategic Approaches to Election).

“The reason is simple, they do not have money, while for being elected as candidates of the legislatures, regents, mayors or governors need billions of rupiah,” she said in her book review conducted in Entrop, Jayapura City on Wednesday (16/5/ 2018).

The 225-page book discusses what the intelligence is and how one can use it to win regional and national elections without spending much money, because being aware or not, everyone has conducted intelligence activities in their everyday life to obtain accurate information to be verified and justified.

In the book, she categorises the intelligence into seven definitions, namely as information, knowledge, product, activity, process, organisation and profession. “The stronger a person’s intelligence is, the less money he spends.”

She also wrote how making the intelligence approach and winning an election without cheating. There are six main points can be applied: do not recruit wrong campaign team, strong character, strategy, counter-propaganda, gaining supporters and facing the opponent.

Attended the book review, Papua Police Chief Inspector General Boy Rafli Amar, Papua Military Commander Major General George Elnadus Supit and Chairman of Papua Election Commission Adam e Arisoi became keynote speakers, while students, academics, community leaders and journalists joined the event.

“Intelligence is not just a domain of state apparatus, but anyone who wants to succeed in any field must able to understand to use it, including in politics,” said Boy Rafli. According to him, the National Police and Military use the intelligence to map vulnerable areas, especially potential social conflict areas.

In the same place, Major General George Elnadus Supit said intelligence and politics are like two inseparable coins. It is impossible to take power without money, but it depends on how the person manages his ‘intelligence’.

Meanwhile, Arisoi rates the book as very interesting because it tells the connection between intelligence and regional election.

The author of the book, Stepi Anriani was a graduate from the Public Administration of the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences of the University of Padjadjaran. She pursued her master study on Intelligence Strategic Studies at the University of Indonesia. She worked as an expert in the Indonesian House of Representatives and resource person in several government agencies. Currently, she pursues her doctoral study on Policy at the University of Indonesia and teaches in several places. She dedicates her book to her companions (Indonesian citizens). (*)


Reporter: Arjuna Pademme

Editor: Pipit Maizier

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