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POLICE FIRED SHOTS, KILLING TWO AND INJURED THREE

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Victim's family came to hospital to take the body (Jubi)

Victim’s family were in hospital to take the body (Jubi)

Jayapura, 12/3 (Jubi) – Two Timika residents were shot dead by police during clashes between Moni and Dani tribes over a land dispute on Tuesday (11/3), police and priests said.

Police opened fire at tribemembers who were approaching a police station during the tribal fighting in Iwaka, killing Epinus Magai and Yoen Wandagau, according to Pastor Hengki Magal.

The land dispute that erupted two months ago between the tribes of Moni and Dani has triggered clashes that claimed casualties.

“The Dani tribe has killed Kwein Yawame at 7 in the morning (Tuesday,11/3), and Moni people then came for revenge. Dani tribe members who were attacked retreated to the police guard station. So police fired shots,” Pastor Magal said on Wednesday (12/3).

Another pastor, Levinus Rumasep, said police also wounded five other residents.

Police Papua Spokesman, Commissioner Senior Sulistyo Pudjo Hartono confirmed the fatal shootings to OkeZone.com.

He said the police used water cannon and tear gas to ward off the Moni group who were attacking the Dani tribesmen but they turned against the police.

Police fired shots to defend themselves, killing two and injuring three. Two peoples were injured are Nokolek Abugau dan Okto Dimpau. One of them still be identified.

He said a police officer was also injured. “As the result of the attack of the Moni people, our official Brigadier Eka Suprianto was hit by an arrow in the neck. He was immediately evacuated to the hospital,” he said.

The police was patrolling the neighborhoods of Moni and Dani in Djayanti-Mayon to seize their traditional weapons that have been used to attack each other. (Jubi/Victor Mambor/rom)

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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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