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Police Shot in Self-defence , Says Chief

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Papua Police Chief, Paulus Waterpauw - Jubi

Papua Police Chief, Paulus Waterpauw – Jubi

Jayapura, Jubi – Papua Police Chief Inspector General Paulus Waterpauw said three officers who were allegedly involved in the shooting dead of a vocational school student at Kampung Pisang, Gorong-Gorong, Mimika Baru Sub-district, Mimika Regency, acted in self-defense.

Waterpauw expressed regrets over the incident but said the officers’s action was in accordance procedure.
“It should have never happened, but it did happen. So it must be seriously tackled because its impact would be widespread,” he said.

“Three officers came to the scene after getting report from a resident whose the house was stolen and broke by a suspect allegedly friend of the victim. The officers were attacked while the patrol car was damaged. Three officers could be said being in hazard, so they opened an alert shot. But then they found out there are casualties, there’s people hit by bullet on the tight,” the Police Chief Waterpauw said at Papua Police Headquarters on Tuesday evening (30/9/2015).

According to him those officers didn’t act responsively but handled the situation carefully. They acted to not spreading the case. It’s according to procedure; giving an alert. “It had to be done if already disturbed the safety of life. If they did a violence effort, the casualties must be greater. They had to do prevention. If later there are casualties, I think it’s situational because it was night and dark,” he said.

Although he believe the officers were confronted and handled the situation properly, but to clarify this case, the Papua Police deployed a team led by Papua Deputy Police Chief Brigadier General Albert Rudolf Rodja to collect some information and conduct investigation whether the officers have acted properly on procedure base. “I express my condolence to the family. As the believer, I believe we never know the God’s plan. I cannot say too much. Only I apologize to what was happened. But actually they has tried to prevent this to be happened,” he said.

Three police officers who were on the scene are Brigadier Chief H, Brigadier Chief N and First Brigadier IP. Currently Provost has seized their guns for further investigation. Despites the investigation, Waterpauw said the Papua Police is currently prioritizing negotiation with victim’s family to burry the body immediately after the autopsy.

Earlier, on Monday (28/9/2015) at around 19:45 Papua Time, a vocational school student Kalleb Baggau (18 years) was shot on the chest and died, while another student Fernando Saborefek (17 years) was shot on the abdomen. (Arjuna Pademme/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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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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