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Member of a TNI defendant for burning scriptures’ case was fired

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Judges were reading their verdict at Military Court III-19 Jayapura, Thursday (September 28), on the case of burning scripture – Jubi/Arjuna

Jayapura, Jubi – Judge of Military Court III-19 Jayapura convicted a member of Yonif 410 / Alugoro Army, Serda Bangun Ahmad Kasmawan, a defendant of scriptures burning case in Kasrem 172 / PWY complex, Padang Bulan, Jayapura City, Papua, on May 25, 2017, with a sentence of two years and six months in prison, withheld the period of detention, and dismissal from the army unit.

At the hearing that took place on Thursday (September 28), from 13.00 WP-18.00 WP, led by Chief Justice Colonel James F Vanderslot, accompanied by two Judge Lieutenant Colonel Dwi Yudo Utomo and Major Dendi Sutiyoso, the judges considered the defendant guilty and conducting religious blasphemy.

“The defendant proved legitimate and convinced that he was guilty of blasphemy, the defendant was sentenced to two years and six months imprisonment and was dismissed from the army,” Colonel James F Vanderslot said when reading the verdict.

The panel of judges ordered the defendant to remain in custody and charged to pay a trial fee of Rp15. There were several considerations that the judges handed down the defendant more heavily to the defendant, than the military prosecution demands only 12 months imprisonment, withheld the period of detention.

The consideration among these is the defendant’s actions contrary to the propriety and feasibility of a TNI soldier. Moreover, the defendant who performs the border security task of RI-PNG is the chosen soldier, so that must be given strict sanction, so as not to repeat his actions and not followed by other soldiers.

“The aggravation of the defendant damages the image of the TNI in the eyes of the public,” said Colonel James.

After reading the verdict, the judges give the defendant the choice, whether to accept the verdict, refuse the decision and make an appeal, or think.

After consulting his legal counsel, the defendant expressed his thoughts. But the presiding judge reminded the defendant only seven days to think. If at that time the defendant does not exercise his right, it is deemed to have received the verdict.

Besides the defendant and his legal counsel who was thinking with the judge’s verdict, the military prosecutor also stated the same thing, for the reason that the verdict did not match the demand.

After the hearing, Pdt. Dora Balubun of the Synod of the Evangelical Christian Church (GKI) in the Land of Papua thanks to the judges for the verdict.

“For us, justice has to be upheld, the law is still enforced, so that in the future it will no longer happen in Papua and elsewhere,” Pdt said. Dora Balubun.

Head of Komnas HAM office of Papua Representative, Frits Ramadey, said the judges’ decision will consider public justice, because the defendant is not against certain religious people, but the public.

“This is good enough, so that in the future similar cases will no longer occur, because it can harm religious tolerance. This is not a matter of a particular religion, but for a sense of public justice,” said Frits. (*)

 

Source: tabloidjubi.com

Editor: Zely Ariane

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Papua’s legislator suspects an intrigue behind foreigners’ deportation

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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 

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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

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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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