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Police threatened Papua Office staff of Komnas HAM not to brought up the violence case

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Head of Komnas HAM Office of Papua, Frits Ramandey (left) and Nareki Kogoya (right) reported the violence case to Propam Polda Papua, Monday (May 22) – Jubi/Arjuna

Jayapura, Jubi – Nareki Kogoya, a Komnas HAM of Papua Representative Office’s staff who got beaten (May 18) allegedly committed by police officers from the Jayapura City Station in Buper Waena, Jayapura City, submitted a report to Propam (profession and security division) of Papua Police on Monday (May 22).

Kogoya told jubi that a number of police officers entered the compound where he lived to look for perpetrators of the murder Dr. Suwandi, a lecturer at the Faculty of Economics Cenderawasih University (Uncen).

“I said, I’ll help them, I’m guarding them, and I don’t want them to get hit, those kids (who being accused relate to the murder) do not know the problem,” Nareki said.

According to him, the police asked who Nareki was and he explaine that he is a Komnas HAM staff of Papua Representative Office. But police seem did not care, he was even interrogated, taken to the police car and beaten.

Nareki suffered a wound in the corner of his left lip and was driven to the car and taken to Heram Police station.

“I told them that as fellow law workers I am ready to give them the information if needed. But after the interrogation, one of the police asked me to not making any report of the incident. He said I will get charged if I proceed to report. I feel intimidated and terrorized,” he said.

At Heram Police station Nareki was asked to make/sign investigation minute (BAP), but he refused. He said he only gave information and shouldn’t have been treated as s perpetrator.

Accompanying Nareki, head of Komnas HAM Papua office, Frits Ramandey said Komnas HAM staff is also subjected to law and he regrets that the incident happened and police ignored Mr Nareki statement.

“Regional police chief suggest us to report to Propam for the police suspected of beating to be investigated,” said Frits.

He would like to see the perpetrators are processed based on the criminal act. “We used to intimidation and pressure, it’s normal, but for criminal act, we cannot accept it. … and I think it is not difficult to identify the perpetrators as the commander chief who led the team that night would’ve known it,” he said.(*)

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ULMWP plans peaceful movements in seven indigenous territories

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United Liberation Movement for West Papua Action Committee (ULMWP) team – Jubi / Hengky Yeimo

Jayapura, Jubi – ULMWP going to hold peaceful demonstrations in seven indigenous territories of West Papua on 24 – 28 September 2018.

Ice Murib, the spokesperson of action committee for the United Liberation Movement for West Papua (ULMWP), stated in a press conference held in the Papuan Customary Council, Expo Waena on Wednesday (08/19/2018).

The central theme is to give full support to Vanuatu and other Pacific countries to address the issue of West Papua to the UN General Assembly 2019.

“We will conduct a peaceful movement in indigenous territories of Mamta and Animha on 24 September 2018 centred in Hollandia (Jayapura), whereas the same activities in other regions will be on the following dates,” said Murib.

Murib further said the delegations of ULMWP and Vanuatu are going to attend the 73rd UN General Assembly in Geneva, Switzerland. So far, Vanuatu has made a resolution enforcing the rights of self-determination for West Papua to be submitted at the hearing.

“They will also mobilise support from other countries to promote self-determination for West Papua,” continued Murib.

For this reason, he appealed to all people including students, civil servants and those who are care of independence to participate in the movement. “You can do whatever you want to celebrate it. Pray, do orations, give speeches and so on.”

In Jayapura, the rally will start from different points namely Expo, Lingkaran Abe and Dok V and then the mass will gather at Perumnas 3 Waena. (*)

Reporter: Hengky Yeimo

Editor: Pipit Maizier

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Papua Governor: No more conflicts in Puncak Jaya

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Illustration of Mulia City, Puncak Jaya Regency. – Jubi / Doc

Jayapura, Jubi – Papua Governor Lukas Enembe said Puncak Jaya District there should not be a stigma for Puncak Jaya District as a conflict area because it is not a killing field. In contrary, this area is safe and peaceful.

“I governed this region once, so I know what people want. For that reason, I ask the local government officials to be able to take care of the community so to avoid more conflicts,” told Enembe to reporters on Thursday (09/13/2018) at the Office of the Papuan People’s Assembly (MRP).

Furthermore, the governor said to avoid conflicts between different tribes and groups; the government officials should not also act to represent their personal or group interests.

Separately, Papua Police Deputy Chief the Brigadier General Yakoubus Marjuki said that the police always try to use a subtle approach to solve conflicts in Papua.

“This is our commitment because we want every region in Papua to always be safe and peaceful including in Puncak Jaya.” (*)

 


Reporter: Roy Ratumakin

Editor: Pipit Maizier

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Jayapura presents Tanah Merah Maritime Festival in November

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The coastal indigenous dance performed at the Tanah Merah Maritime Festival last year. – Jubi / Engel Wally

Sentani, Jubi – the Local government of Jayapura District started a campaign introducing the Maritime Festival of Tanah Merah (FBTM) that will be held from 19 to 21 November 2018 in Entiyebo, Tablanusu Village, Depapre Sub-district.

FBFM, which held in 2014 for the first time, is part of the annual tourism agenda of the local government along with the Lake Sentani Festival.

The Acting Head of Culture and Tourism Office of Jayapura District Benyamin Yerisetouw said his office has campaigned about this event to some village heads and community leaders in the five coastal sub-districts within the district.

“Our target is, by 19 to 21 November, all communities can participate in this event, in particular, those from the coastal areas, as well as domestic and international tourists,” Yerisetouw explained when met in his office on Friday (9/14/2018).

Meanwhile, the Chairman of Indonesian Commerce of Chamber and Industry of Jayapura District Hengky Yoku said the economic development of the local community relies on its potential resources.

“This area has many activities which can promote the cultural history of the local community. When this comes in forms of festival or performance, there is an economic value that resulted from transactions of local community and visitors who attend the event.” (*)

 


Reporter: Engel Wally

Editor: Pipit Maizier

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