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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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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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