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Is President’s Letter Hindering Paniai Case Settlement?

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Jayapura, Jubi – The Papua branch of the National Human Right Commission said its efforts to resolve the Paniai case by setting up an ad hoc team are facing obstacles, including the president’s letter to the Indonesian Police and the Ministry of Legal, Political and Security Affairs instructing these institutions to form an investigation team on the shooting incident that killed four high school students and injured dozens of civilians on 8 December.

The acting chairman of the National Human Right Commission in Papua, Frits Ramandei, said the ad hoc team did not have forensic documents on dead victims and is facing funding problems.
“Actually, the National Human Right Commission has allocated the budget for the Ad Hoc team but their schedule to Papua is still arranged. Besides, the letter from president turned out to be a boomerang, because the Ministry of Legal, Politic and Security Affairs and Indonesian Police also formed an investigation team in referring to the letter as well as the National Human Right Commission. And these teams are not synchronized to work optimally,” Frits Ramandei told on Monday (29/6/2105).

According to him, the obstacle for getting a forensic document is autopsy. Moreover, the families and people refused an autopsy over the dead victims. “We hope everything goes well, so this case could be settled soon. There is a progress achieved by the National Human Right Commission by raising the status of Paniai investigation team to Ad Hoc team,” he said.

However, he concerned if the Indonesian Police conducted the investigation, the case would be brought to general crime discourse. If the perpetrator is the security forces member, he would take to the Military Court instead of the Human Right Court.

Meanwhile, the Secretary General of Student Independent Forum Melianus Duwitau similarly said until now there is no decree on the Ad Hoc team. The National Human Right Commission Papua Representative must push it since there are many other teams.
“I think if it would be directed to the Military Court instead of Human Right Court. It depends on how the National Human Right Papua Representative to provide support to push the decree on Ad Hoc team to start their work, because the reference is the Decree,” said Duwitau. (Arjuna Pademme/rom)

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Papua’s legislator suspects an intrigue behind foreigners’ deportation

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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 

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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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PNG admits there is still a lot of smuggling on the border of Wutung

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Jayapura, Jubi – Papua New Guinea Customs (PNG) admits smuggling at Wutung, the border area between PNG and Papua Province, still frequently occurs.

Of course there are smugglers escape from our surveillance because of human resources and equipment. For instance, at the Jacksonville Airport in Port Moresby, smugglings still occur, with or without recognition,” the Senior Manager of PNG Customs John Kiu told at the Wutung Border on Friday (15/06/2018).

He further said apart from military there are only 11 officers who work at the border of PNG and Indonesia who expected to control transactions that involving more than a thousand people everyday at Wutung.

I have four officers. They are responsible for customs only, while we have two officers for immigration and quarantine.”

Moreover, he said the temporary border post in Wutung has no facilities except an office and a border station, water and electricity supplies, which were the left assets of trade and investment project amounted of 90 thousand million that have ended in 2014. (*)

 

Reporter: Victor Mambor

Editor: Pipit Maizier

 

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