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Prisoners in Nabire able to earn a living

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Prisoners meet their family in Nabire Prisons – Jubi

Nabire, Jubi – Despite being in prison, the Nabire Class IIB prisoners were able to support their children and wives from behind bars.

“We from within can spare money for the family. This is because a lot of activities in prisons canmake money,” said Adrian, a resident toJubi, Monday (July 24).

Adrian said the people in the prison are like him, give them the opportunity to use the yard by planting vegetables, making handicrafts, and working in the workshop. The result is to be sold and turned out to support his family.

“The results are made for savings, for personal needs in prisons and we set aside for children’s wives at home. If the wifecomes,” he said.

Lina, a female prisoner, added that female assisted people also get the same opportunities as male guardians.

“We make yellow rice, snacks such as fried foods. Later we sell them to friends during break time. But also to the officers and outside community who would like to buy. Sometimes there are also orders from certain people, she said.

Yunita, a wife of the target villagers confessed that during her husband’s stay in prison she and herfamily could be endowed. Their father continue to give them money. “I know he has activities to work in vegetable garden or other work and the money is given to us at home,” she said.

Nabire chief prison, Yosep B. Yembisa explained that the program is one of the Prisoners Empowerment Movement (Gerdana) designed to eliminate the impression of imprisonment as a scary place.

“We want to train them so they can be independent after released. That is why they are need to be empowered, he explained.

The activities in Nabire Class IIB Prison that make money include the work of yard for planting various vegetables, various handicrafts such as making photo frames and cabinets from old newspapers, industrial workshops ie, desk chairs, cabinets, motor workshop and the production of brick pres, flower, tools to burn fish and a variety of other skills. (*)

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Police come to ULMWP Region Animha during regional meeting

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Act of 1969 – WANI Tabloid

Jayapura, Jubi – The local police came to the regional meeting of the United Liberation Movement for West Papua (ULMWP) Region Animha which attended by regional leaders and delegates that held in their office in Merauke on Saturday (7/29/2018).

According to Deputy Chairperson of the ULMWP Region Animha, Ms Pangkrasia Yeem in a statement received by Jubi on Friday (08/03/2018), Merauke Police leading by the Head of Regional Police Intelligence Budi Santoso had entered the ULMWP Office without permission when the meeting had just finished.

“They asked what the meeting was about,” told Yeem. Then she explained to the police that it was the first meeting after the ULMWP Region Animha declared on 14 July 2018. “And the ULMWP has been sitting together with Indonesia in the Melanesian Spearhead Group,” she said.

After the visit, the ULMWP Region Animha continued their discussion on Thursday (08/02/2018) and read a statement rejecting the results of the 1969 Act of Free Choice. The event was held in the ULMWP Region Animha office and run smoothly.

In her statement, the Deputy Chairperson of the ULMWP Region Animha Pangkrasia Yeem said that the Act of Free Choice occurred 49 years ago in Papua from 14 July to 20 August 1969 was not valid because of not in accordance the international mechanisms.

“Its implementation was also full of intimidation, terror and manipulation. In practice, Indonesia mobilized the troops on a large scale to Papua to overcome the Free Papua movement,” she said. (*)

Reporter: Zely Ariane

Editor: Pipit Maizier

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Deiyai youth figures talk about a year after bloody Oneibo case

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Jayapura, Jubi – Deiyai youth Domininggus Badii said that it was a year right the tragedy of Bloody Oneibo occurred on 1 August 2018. But this incident has continuously kept in people’s memory.

“Though it already passed, the community is still trauma by the incident,” he said. Further, he said the incident involved an officer who shot a civilian when the company PT. Putra Dewa asked for back up to secure the dispute between locals and the company.

Meanwhile, another Deiyai youth Alex Giyai said there is nothing more alive than an injury but the pain and the inability to forget.

“We ask the central, national as well as local governments and the National Human Rights Commission, both provincial and regional House of Representatives to immediately resolve the Oneibo case, but it has not happened for over a year,” he said. (*)

 

Reporter: Hengky Yeimo

Editor: Pipit Maizier

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Soedarmo: Papuan Coffee promoted in Boston and Paris

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The atmosphere of Papua Coffee Festival – Jubi / Alexander Loen

Jayapura, Jubi – Acting Papua Governor Soedarmo said Provincial Government is going to promote Papuan coffee to Boston and Paris shortly.

He revealed this agenda to reporters when opened the Papua Coffee Festival held in the parking of Bank Indonesia. Banks, local entrepreneurs and coffee farmers participated in this event.

“So, we are not only promoting Papuan coffee domestically but also abroad. Through our partner, we will participate in a coffee exhibition in Boston, whereas in September, I am going to send a team to participate in the exhibition held at the Eiffel Tower,” said Soedarmo on Friday (08/03/2018) in Jayapura.

According to him, the taste of Papuan coffee is not less delicious compared to coffee from other Indonesian regions or even other countries, because he has compared it with others. “I have met with the former Colombian Ambassador; then we compared Papuan coffee with Colombian coffee. But Papuan coffee is still better,” he said.

In the same place, Jayapura Mayor Benhur Tommy Mano claimed the municipal government is ready to support the provincial government in developing local commodities by promoting the local food in every event held by the municipal government.

“Indeed, we are not growing coffee here in Jayapura Municipality, but we are the biggest coffee connoisseurs,” Mano said. (*)

 

Reporter: Alexander Loen

Editor: Pipit Maizier

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