Connect with us

Indigenous Peoples of Papua

Indigenous Papuans Under Constant Threat

Published

on

The recent arrests of nearly 1,500 protesters in Jayapura are part of a broader systematic oppression of Papuans by the Indonesian government - Jubi

The recent arrests of nearly 1,500 protesters in Jayapura are part of a broader systematic oppression of Papuans by the Indonesian government – Jubi

Jayapura, Jubi – A member of the Papua Legislative Counci,l Ruben Magai, said the news that  indigenous Papuans have died in gun violence was not a new thing, whether by unidentified groups or the military/police personnel.

He said after Indonesian President Soekarno launched Tri Komando Rakyat (Trikora/Three People’s Command) on 19 December 1961, the state has always used guns to control indigenous Papuans.
In a recent incident, mobile brigade police personnel allegedly shot a 15-year old teenager in Sugapa, Intan Jaya
“I think these ways have been occurred since long time ago. Since Trikora, the indigenous Papuans have become the victims. no other way used by this country except doing the violation by State’s apparatus. Many cases are not finished. Now Papuan people are confusing where to find justice,” said Magai to Jubi on Thursday (8/9/2016).
According to him, the indigenous Papuans have been traumatic; furthermore Papua was the Military District Operation. At that time, the Indonesian Military known as ABRI was more dominant. Now their role was taken over by the Police while it is the law enforcement among the people.
“It is not a new thing. It has been occurred for decades if the perpetrators were part of security apparatus, even they had a legal process. It doesn’t work. It is wasted. At the end the perpetrators would be released. The military/police approach in Papua was different with other regions. No human approach,” he said.
He said the approach used by the security apparatus in Papua showed their education and knowledge on human rights violation is still low, though their slogan is to serve and to protect.
“Now the approach is no longer human, but violence approach. If people were drunk or lost control, they need to be reminded not to be shot dead as happened in Sugapa. The Police didn’t carry out their duty properly. It seems they have lost control,” he said.
Other Papuan legislator, Emus Gwijangge considered most of security officers in Papua might not know their task and duty very well. “Consequently there are some culprits have wounded their institution because of their arrogance,” said Emus to Jubi some times ago.
He said using the guns in facing the civilians is not a solution. It is the out-of-dated ways applied by the old order. The security force should use a persuasive way to handle the problems among the community. (*/rom)

Headlines

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

Published

on

By

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

Continue Reading

Headlines

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

Published

on

By

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

 

Continue Reading

Health & Education Service

Strengthening the soul of leadership, AWWEGIPBY held a debate event

Published

on

By

A student answering questions from the host. – Jubi/David Sobolim

Jayapura, Jubi – The Student Association of Apahapsili, Welarek, Werenggik- Elelim-Silika, Pagai dan Benawa (HMP-AWWEGIPBY) recently held a debate event in Jayapura to promote the leadership among students.

Both junior and senior students from second and eighth semester participated in the event which held on Wednesday (6/6/2018) with a theme ‘Student Eligibility Test in Leading Organisation’.

“We examined their understanding about the organisation through a debate,” said Zan Faluk, the Chairman of AWWEGIPBY.

Meanwhile, the Chairman of the Commission C of Yalimo House of Representatives Alexander Walilo, who attended the event as a panellist, said he gave his support and appreciated this event because he thought it contributes to the development of Yalimo future leaders.

“All the time, the students only watched the debate of governor or regent candidates on television. Now they took a good initiative to carry out the debate,” he said. (*)

 

Reporter: David Sobolim

Editor: Pipit Maizier

Continue Reading
Advertisement

Trending