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Former defender of Persipura was shot in an incident at Makorem 172/PWY Jayapura



Victor Pulanda, former Persipura defender while undergoing treatment at RS Dian Harapan after being wounded by gunfire on the incident in front of Makorem 172 / PWY, Jayapura, Thursday (May 25) – Jubi/Abeth You

Jayapura, Jubi – Victor Pulanda, former defender of Persipura was one of the victims of security forces fired at the incident in front of Rayon military command (Makorem) 172 / PWY headquarters in Jayapura, Thursday (May 25).

Yohana, a witness said before the shooting took place, the mob threw stones at the Makorem because a member of the TNI who allegedly burned the Bible was staying inside. The crowds have gathered in front of Makorem since noon, after hearing information about the burning of Bible rumours.

The masses also blocked Abepura – Padang Bulan – Waena road segment.

“Masses and the soldiers are throwing stones to each other. And probably because one of the soldiers got hit, the people standing there (in front of Makorem) were disbanded by the security forces. There are a Panzer come out of Makorem,” said Yohana.

After the Panzer move forward to the crowd direction, all residents in front of Makorem running around to Jalan Sosial, Perumnas IV.

That was when the gunshot heard. “The shootings were upward but also down, that they shoot in the direction of the running masses,” she said.

That was the time when she saw Victor Pulanda fell. For some reason, she did not know who was a guy who collapses. Then she knew after she approached that he was Victor Pulanda, with blood on his shoulder. So she immediately shouted for help to from people in Nabire Student Dormitory.

Then Victor was immediately taken to Dian Harapan Hospital. “So he got shot in his right back shoulder,” said Yohana.

To Jubi, Victor Pulanda himself admitted that he was on location and came out of the house to look of what happen when smokes from burning tires spread in the location where he live not very far. He also wants to look for both his children there.

“I went up to the road because someone said there was a community action in front of Makorem Padang Bulan. At the same time I am looking for my two children who go to the crowd too,” he said.

When he saw the protesting community, Victor said he sees the gun coming and there was a shot. He saw two army (TNI) soldiers in front of the gunshot firing at the running men.

“The situation was getting uneasy especially when the two soldiers fired at the people who ran,” he explained.

When he arrived in front of the Nabire Dormitory to take shelter, he felt like he was beaten with a big wood on his back. And apparently there was blood and his shirt was torn.

“My hand cramped, probably my bone hit. I don’t know. There is a young sister who then took me here (to hospital). Apparently they (soldiers) have bad intentions towards the community,” he said.

Along with Victor Pulanda, Edi Siep and Alvian Ukago was also shot by gunfire. Both were wounded in their right leg. Edi Siep was immediately rushed to Dian Harapan Hospital while Alvian Ukago was taken to Abepura Hospital.

“There are friends looking for me. After that they immediately bring me here. The army that was shooting at us. I got hit on the right foot, “said Edi

Not only civilians, Jayapura City Police Chief, AKBP Tober Sirait and his aide also became victims of mass anger. Sirait was wounded by a mob throwing rocks.

Head of Public Relations of Papua Police, Kombes (Pol) A.M. Kamal said, Jayapura Police Chief, AKBP. Tober Sirait is also being treated at the Bhayangkara hospital from the throwing of the mob.

“At that time Police Chief Jayapura City and his adjutant tried to approach Makorem 172 Prajawirayapti but then they got beaten and thrown with rocks, “said Kombes (Pol) Kamal.

Regarding the alleged burning of the Bible, Regional Police Chief Inspector General Boy Rafli Amar said, there is no burning of the alleged Bible. According to him, the burning is unintentionally because an army who did it did was doing the cleaning and it was said the alleged bible was in a box of garbage.

“There is a pile of paper in the garbage bin and then burned, and it is rumored by an irresponsible person that those are bible,” explained Rafli Amar, Thursday (25 May).(*)


editor: Zely Ariane


Papua’s legislator suspects an intrigue behind foreigners’ deportation




Papua’s Legislator John Gobai – Jubi / Doc

Nabire, Jubi – Papua’s Legislator John Gobai suspects an intrigue behind deportation of foreigners in Nabire.

The statement followed the arrest of twelve foreign workers by Timika Immigration Authority at the bank of Musairo River, where located in the mining area of PT. Pacific Mining Jaya (PMJ).

According to Gobai, he has raised the issue about foreign workers in Nabire to the Papua Police but no prompt response. Papua Provincial Government gave a permit to PT. PMJ to take a mining sample, but the company conducts a gold mining operation.

Jubi has tried to contact the Head of Immigration Office of Tembagapura, Jesaja Samuel Enock, but no answer from the immigration authority until this news written. Based on the information obtained by Jubi, there are currently 22 foreigners in Nabire. (*)


Reporter: Titus Ruban

Editor: Pipit Maizier

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Activists hold a long march in Manokwari to commemorate 17 years of Wasior human rights violation 




Caption: Demonstration of 17 years of Wasior Case – Jubi / Doc

Manokwari Jubi – Dozens of human rights activists, the families of victims, and human rights partisans held a protest to commemorate human right violation in Wasior 2011 by holding a long march in Manokwari on Thursday (13/05/2018).

Masses started to walk from the Information Office in Sanggeng to LP3BH Office in Fanindi to submit a legal complaint file to the LP3BH Director, Yan Christian Warinussy.

The Chairman of the Council of Indonesian Trade Union (GSBI) West Papua, Yohanes Akwan, in a press release declared that up to 17 years of Wasior Case occurred, the state remains to neglect the incident that occurred in 2001. 

We submit our aspirations officially as well as a request to LP3BH to continue to voice the cases of human rights violations in Papua to the international community,” he said. 

Meanwhile, the LP3BH Director Yan Christian Warinussy said this complaint was part of the respect towards the human rights. “This is a part of human rights enforcement, as well as a responsibility of human rights defender to accept this complaint.

The Indonesian Human Rights Commission once investigated the Case of Wasior in 2003, but the case closed at the level of investigation. At that time, Warinussy was a member of Wasior Human Rights Investigation. (*)


Reporter: David Sobolim

Editor: Pipit Maizier

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Catholic Church leader at Sentani secure the Eid al-Fitr prayer




Caption: Illustration of Masjid Al-Aqsa Sentani during the construction – Jubi / Doc

Sentani, Jubi – Some members of the Catholic Youth Organization (OMK) of the Parish ‘Sang Penebus Sentani’ assisted the police to secure the procession of Eid al-Fitr prayer that took place the Al-Aqsa Mosque, Sentani, Jayapura District on Friday (06/15/2010).

Despite these young people, Pastor Hendrikus Nahak OFM also involved in this activity.

“The harmony of interfaith people should come from a sincere heart. What I want to say is harmony is beautiful, that a beautiful harmony should come out from a sincere heart,” he said.

Meanwhile, the Chairman of Taklim Masjid Agung Al-Aqsa Sentani, Nurdin Sanmas, expressed his gratitude to the entire community who took part in securing the Eid al-Firt prayer.  “I want to say more in my speech, but I was touched to see the pastor himself led the young people.”

Moreover, he expected what has been done by the pastor can be imitated by other religious communities in Jayapura district. (*)


Source: Antara

Editor: Pipit Maizier


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