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Father Jhon: Military Hurts Papuan People’s Hearts

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Paskalis Kosay was shot by a soldier when chewing the beetle nut at a beetle nut stall located at Jalan Sulawesi, Wamena - Jubi

Paskalis Kosay was shot by a soldier when chewing the beetle nut at a beetle nut stall located at Jalan Sulawesi, Wamena – Jubi

Wamena, Jubi – Human rights activist in Papua Central Highland, Father Jhon Jonga, said the shooting incident over Paskalis Kosay perpetrated by military personnel identified as FA who’s allegedly under alcohol influence is yet another proof of the Indonesian Military’s habit of harming Papuans.

“Indeed it is a big hurt for Papuans, furthermore he is a Military Police’s personnel. It means he comes from the elite level of military, which means his emotional stability is beyond others. This action was really add injuries for Papuans,” Father Jonga, the Yap Thiam Hien 2009 awardee, told Jubi in Wamena, Jayawijaya Regency on Saturday (29/11/2015).

On Friday (27/11/2015), around 01:00 AM, a Military Police’s personnel who allegedly under alcohol influence shot a civilian named Paskalis Kosay (18).“I often emphasized this to the military commanders those who drunk shouldn’t given a weapon. I also heard the perpetrator was drunk. The last shooting incident in Timika was also involved the drunk soldiers. What would it be if it kept to be happened all the time?” he said.

He even demanded the Indonesian Army Chief General Muliyono to prove his promise to crack down those whose do the power abuse to harm the Papuans. “Sometimes ago, the Indonesian Army Chief committed he would be strict, didn’t he? Concerning to his promise, I want to say to both military regional commander or district commander to give severe punishment over this Military Police’s personnel in according to the law,” he said.

According to him, the incident was occurred before the Papuan independence anniversary on 1 December. “Each time ahead to December, the incident (shooting) like this is always happening. I think these patterns had been set,” he said.

A victim’s family member, Marten Kosay, said the incident was occurred in Jalan Sulawesi, Wamena at around 01:00 AM of Papua time when he and his friends gathered in front of Himalaya Store in Wamena. They planned to come in the dance party that had been started since 21:00 held in a residence’s house.
“We were already at the party house. When we heard the shooting, we thought it was the car tire. So, we just ignored. Not a second, a boy called Dedi came running and told us that Paskalis had been shot. We all stood up at once. Paskalis’ brother named Yoel directly hold the perpetrator who was trembled at the time, but other personnel came and pushed Yoel,” Marten Kosay explained.

Paskalis Kosay was shot when chewing the beetle nut at a beetle nut stall located at Jalan Sulawesi.
“This boy (the victim) was stood chewing the beetle nut here, then the perpetrator who already drunk came to sit on the chair near the stall. We knew he was drunk and parked his motorcycle there, and then sat down. And because of he was drunk, he directly shot the victim who was chewing the beetle nut,” he said.

“I think he (the perpetrator) has a problem. He sat there for quite long before shooting. Fortunately, the bullet hit the beams, if not it must deeply hit his body,” said a woman, the beetle nut stall owner that visited by victim. (Wesai H/rom)

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Freeport’s one percent fund cannot guarantee Kamoro’s future

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Mathea Mamayou, a native Kamoro woman whose tribe affected tailings produced by PT Freeport Indonesia. – Jubi / Doc

Jayapura, Jubi – The Secretary for the Government, Politics, Law and Human Rights Commission of the Papua House of Representatives Mathea Mamoyao, who is also a Kamoro native, said ‘one percent fund’, 1% of Freeport’s gross revenues go to the local tribes, does not guarantee the sustainable future of those tribes.

“I don’t know whether this compensation is still there or not. I don’t want certain people took advantages on it, while people are still living under the poverty,” she told Jubi on Wednesday (18/7/2018).

Further, she said what she wants is a guarantee for the Kamoro tribe to live in a better condition in the future. But the fact is the education and health services in the Kamoro region is still poor. “For all the times, I’ll keep talking about it, because as a native, I don’t want the young generation of my tribe not to survive in the future,” she said.

Meanwhile, the board of Meepago Customary Council John NR Gobai said indigenous peoples as the tenure landowners collect the promise of the Indonesian Government on the bargain involved Freeport, the Central Government and the landowners on 4 September 2017.

“At that time, the Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources Ignatius Jonan agreed to accommodate the request of Amungme tribe asking Freeport to give a reimbursement of 1% fund which they received as the Corporate Social Responsibly funds into larger value shares,” he said. (*)

 

Reporter: Arjuna Pademme

Editor: Pipit Maizier

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Military could only arise trauma among locals

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Student activists from BEM Uncen and PMKRI speak during press releases. -Jubi / Doc

Jayapura, Jubi – Chairman of Student Executive Board of the Cenderawasih University (BEM UNCEN) Paskalis Boma asks Papua Police to withdraw officers from Nduga District to prevent people from trauma.

He said the attack by the police officers occurred in Langguru and Kenyam on 11 July 2018 was very violent. “Nduga is part of Indonesia. If the police want to attack the National Liberation Army and Free Papua Movement (TPN/OPM), they shouldn’t harm the civilians,” he told Jubi on Wednesday (19/7/2018).

Further, he said the military’s attack in Nduga District was excessive as they attacked unarmed people whereas they were well-equipped. “People don’t carry weapons; they can’t fight back. They can’t do it because they are the citizens of Indonesia. This incident remains a scar and is rooted in the hearth of the local Nduga community. It only arises a fear.”

Meanwhile, Benediktus Bame, the Chairman of the Catholic Students Association of Indonesia (PMKRI) St Efrem Jayapura, the government could apply some human approaches towards the TPN/OPM. “The action taken by the government officials was very excessive. It would only arise a fear among the local people,” he said. (*)

Reporter: Hengky Yeimo

Editor: Pipit Maizier

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KOMNAS HAM Papua: AI is influential in the United Nations

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Amnesty International when launching its report in Jayapura City. – Jubi / Doc

Jayapura, Jubi – Human Rights National Commission (KOMNAS HAM) Papua Representative said people should not underestimate the Amnesty International (AI) because the agency is quite influential in the United Nations.

Ramandey’s statement was related to the launched of AI’s report ‘Sudah, Kasi Tinggal Dia Mati: Pembunuhan dan Impunitas di Papua (Fine, Let them all died: Killing and Impunity in Papua)’ on 2 July 2018 in Jayapura.

The Amnesty International reports since January 2010 to 2018, the Indonesian security forces killed 95 people in both provinces of Papua and West Papua, which 69 victims killed without legal consent, and 85 were indigenous Papuans. However, the report has reaped the reaction from the police and military.

“AI is very influential in the decisions taken in the UN Human Rights Council, especially related to the human rights cases,” Ramandey told Jubi on Friday (6/7/2018).

Further, he said it should consider that the Amnesty International, which has 72 offices around the world, is the only institution received the accreditation from the UN to provide views on the alleged human rights violations.

“This is a good practice for the state to improve the legal system and litigation. A mechanism, a dynamic that the Indonesian Government—not only the police and military—should consider. The government must give a good response,” he said.

Meanwhile, the Director of LP3BH (Research, Study and Legal Assistance of Manokwari) said both civil and military officers in Indonesia have the custom to rebut over the report without sufficient data and investigation results of proper standards and methodologies. It often leads to polemical lies in public. “It could also lead to ignorance among Indonesians including Papuans about questionable legal facts in order obtaining fair, transparent and accountable information.” (*)

Reporter: Arjuna Pademme

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