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Hesegem: Wiranto erroneously settled human rights cases with ‘bakar baru’ custom

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Theo Hasegem visited Albert Nawipa, a minor victim of Police violence – Jubi/Islami

Jayapura, Jubi – Chairman of Advocacy Network for Law and Human Rights
of Central Highlands of Papua, Theo Hesegem, said that the settlement
of human rights violations cannot be equated with the customary peace
of burning stones, in accordance with the customs of Papuans.

Theo Hesegem made the comment in respond to the statement of
Menkopolhukam RI, Wiranto, about the custom of ‘bakar batu’ (burning
stone) in the settlement of human rights violations in the land of
Papua.

“Wiranto speaks something that is out of his knowledge. Tribal war is
different from the human rights violations that often carried out by
state through the TNI and Police,” he said Monday (September 25).

Surprised by Wiranto’s statement, Hesegem questioned when Wiranto was
at war with the Papuan people and where it was done.

“So resolving cases of human rights violations through the mechanism
of ‘bakar batu’, is just wrong,” he said.

He also questioned on what legal basis Wiranto could use to resolve
human rights violations with Papuan culture.

According to him, there are many human rights violations in Papua, all
of them motivated by the element of Papua political status on the
past.

“It is not on the background of tribal war. Wiranto comments in the
media have made indigenous Papuans very angry and refuse to accept.
Political issues cannot be equated with tribal wars. If there is no
material basis to speak, it is better to just stay still,” he said.

Previously as quoted from detik.com, Wiranto said that human right
case settlement through judicial route is the western culture.
Indonesian way in solving the problem, including gross human rights
violations, is through deliberation and consensus in kinship. He
refers to custom in Papua, ie the ‘bakar batu’.

“The killing of tribes in Papua alone is a consensus, as they have a
‘bakar batu’ tradition, eating together, (as to the problem of killing
solved). ” said Wiranto on Friday (September 22).(*)

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Jayapura indigenous school pays attention to children’s rights

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Children in the Indigenous School learn how to carve. – Jubi / Engel Wally

Sentani, Jubi – Director of Indigenous School of Jayapura District Origen Monim stated that he would pay attention to the rights of children studying at his school as it stands in an area declared as a child-friendly village.

“We have a guide about what indicator of a child-friendly village is, which was given by the Head of the Women Empowerment and Child Protection Office. So it would be our concern,” said Monim in Sentani on Tuesday (09/11/2018).

He further explained that the indigenous school runs their activities every day, from 14:00 to 16:30 Papua time, and a speedboat provided to pick up students to school.

“So far we operate independently. In the future, we would also try to provide snacks or additional food for children in Khandei class, namely for those aged 8-13 years,” he explained.

Meanwhile, the Head of Women Empowerment and Child Protection Office of Jayapura District, Maria Bano confirmed on the guide of the child-friendly village that already implemented in the Indigenous School of Jayapura District.

“Children from formal school continue their learning activities there, in the indigenous school, which encourage children playing and having fun with their friends. Because at their age, children need to observe their environment and people around them,” said Bano. (*)

 

Reporter: Engel Wally

Editor: Pipit Maizier

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Police accused of violating higher education law following students’ arrest

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USTJ students held a protest to refuse the police entering the campus. -Jubi / Benny Mawel

Jayapura, Jubi – Assistant Rector III of the University of Science and Technology Jayapura (USTJ) Isak Rumbarar regrets the arrest of his students by Jayapura municipal police on 4 September 2018 in their campus.

He said 34 students were arrested at around 11:00 in the morning to the police station and interrogated there throughout the night. The police then released them on Wednesday morning (5/09/2018)

As the assistant rector for student affairs, I regret it. I was late to the campus. They already took the students when I have arrived,” he told Jubi in the campus on Wednesday (05/09/2018).

Furthermore, according to him, the police must consult with the campus authority before arresting the students because they hold a protest on the campus area only.

Meanwhile, the President of USTJ Student Malvin Yobe said the Police made a mistake by entering the campus without any notice to the campus authority.

The police made a mistake to enter the campus and arrested students. In this case, they violated the Law number 12 of 2012 concerning to higher education. They must give written notification to the campus authority to arrest. We are disappointed because it ’s wrong,” he said. (*)

 

Reporter: Benny Mawel

Editor: Pipit Maizier

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Non-Papuans dominate IPDN recruitment in Papua

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Illustration of IPDN Students in Papua. – Jubi / Doc

Jayapura, Jubi – The selection process of IPDN students in Papua Province for intake 2018/2019 is considered discrimination against indigenous Papuans due to the domination of non-Papuans. It’s definitely against the Special Autonomy Law of Papua.

A humanitarian activist Natalius Pigai said this is discrimination. “Only four out of seventy cadets are Papuans. It means 90% of new IPDN students are non-natives. I am offended, and for this, I completely criticise Jokowi and the Minister of Home Affairs Tjahjo Kumolo,” Pigai told Jubi by phone on Saturday,(08/31/2018).

According to Pigai, who was the former member of the National Human Rights Commission, a distribution of power to accommodate the children of a nation as the agents of change is a strength of this country. It would grow their sense of belonging towards this country.

Separately, Marinus Yaung, a lecturer on International Relations of the University of Cenderawasih, maintained he doubts the competence of IPDN graduates compared to his students from the variety of department of studies including Government Science, Administration Science, State Administration, Anthropology, Social Welfare and International Relations.

According to him, the alumni of the University of Cenderawasih have been shown more qualified and ready to work in all districts in Papua Province rather than the IPDN alumni.

“Our alumni are better and highly competent of serving in the bureaucracy as echelon III or IV in the district government,” said Yaung. (*)

 

Reporter: Abeth You

Editor: Pipit Maizier

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