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Six TNI members arbitrarily enter Suara Papua journalist’s house in Enarotali

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Jayapura, Jubi – Six members of Indonesian National Army (TNI) on Tuesday, October 17, entered the house of journalist Suara Papua in Enarotali, Paniai without permission. The apparatus said they were looking for a street child who runs into the journalist’s house.

The journalist, Stevanus Yogi had reported on Tuesday (October 17) at 12 noon local time, that the six TNI members were not wearing uniform with full weapons went inside his residence in Enarotali, Papua.

Yogi recounted that after the six soldiers arrived at his residence, without questioning, three members of them went straight into the house and check into each room, while the other three members remain outside while checking his home yard.

“They (the TNI) came from Iyaipugi market direction, did not ask for permission and went straight into the house to check. I did not say anything because I was also shock,” he said to suarapapua.com from Enarotali, Paniai , Papua.

After checking inside the house and yard, while leaving the house, Yogi said, one of the six TNI members said they were checking his house because there was a thief who fled to the journalist’s residence.

“They check around in the house about 2 minutes and then leave.When they leave one of them say, we check the father has a house because there are child stolen laptop aibon and money run here,” he said imitating one of the TNI members.

Stevanus said he was scared and intimidated by the arrival of the apparatus suddenly and after arriving straight into the house and checking the entire house.

“I saw three people carrying guns, three others with bayonet knives, they did not touch me, but their behavior and look were very disturbing and I felt intimidated,” Yogi said, the arrival of TNI members was very suspicious, because they only visited his house.

“I feel undermined and not being appreciated, because they do not ask for permission to me as the owner of the house, I am also suspicious because they come and check my house, while other houses are not,” he explained.

According to him, the arrival of the six TNI members was only to terror, because, Yogi said, only himself who worked frankly as a journalist in Enarotali.

“But I will not be afraid of anybody, I will keep the spirit of working as a media worker because it is time for Papuans to write and proclaim what Papuans see, experience and feel,” Yogi concluded.

Responding to that, Arnold Belau, the Chief Editor of the Suara Papua, said that he had received reports from Yogi. Belau agreed that the TNI members who arbitrarily enter Yogi’s house were a form of intimidation and terror to journalists.

“The arrival of the officers to the house with an excused of looking for thieves was form of terror and intimidation … why did they only check Yogi’s house while other houses are not?” Belau questioned.

Belau also said the actions taken by the authorities were not conducted when his reporters carried out the coverage. That is why he suspects that it was actions of terror.

“And I suspect (the arrival of the apparatus) has something to do with the news in Suara Papua related to Paniai not long ago,” he said. (tabloidjubi.com/Zely)

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Dozens of students arrested following the 10 hours tensions at Papuan student dormitory in Surabaya

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Dozens of students of Kamasan III Dormitory Surabaya who arrested in Surabaya Police Headquarter – IST

Jayapura, Jubi – Papuan students dormitory ‘Kamasan III’ in Surabaya was damaged by groups of the organisation called ‘Ormas Sekber Benteng NKRI & Pemuda Pancasila’. The incident occurred after two group members asked students to raise the Indonesian flag at their dormitory.

Public attorney from Surabaya Legal Aid Institute (LBH) Sahura told the tension between the crowd and students started at around 12.30 (local time) when some members of the group forced to enter the dormitory where located in Jalan Kalasan No. 10, Surabaya. “They forcibly entered the dormitory to raise the flag. When asked by the students who live there, there was a fight,” Sahura explained the cause of the riot which led to the destruction on Wednesday night (15/8/2018).

During the riot, a member of the organisation fell and was injured. At the same time, a student brought a machete to frighten the crowd who forced to come into the dormitory. The injured person then told the police that he was attacked by a student. Shortly after, the police arrived in the location.

“He claimed to be injured because in an attack, but it’s not true. Nevertheless, the students agreed to give the machete after negotiating with the police. Then the police left the scene,” said Sahura.

But then, Surabaya Police Chief the Senior Police Commissioner Rudi Setiawan ordered his subordinates to bring all students to the police headquarter. At first, dozens of these dorm residents refused to go, but then they got into the police truck.

During the scene investigation, military and police officers who mostly wore black clothes and slayers kept watching around the dormitory. According to the students, the tension occurred at around 12:30 at the local time when Pemuda Pancasila, Ormas Sekber Benteng NKRI and military and police officers invaded to their dormitory. They broke the fences and the door, then forced the students to raise the Indonesian in the dormitory.

Later, in the evening, at around 8:30 at local time, the joint security forces and members of the two organisations returned to the dormitory carrying a search warrant to arrest a student with the initial E.Y as a suspect. Thirty minutes later, the authority can break in the door and together with the members of the two organisation they seized the dormitory. At 22:00 the Papuan students were transported to Surabaya Police Headquarter by the police truck.

Surabaya Police Chief the Senior Police Commissioner Rudi Setiawan said there are about 25 Papuan students arrested for being question-related to persecution based on the video about the riots that showed there was a student brought a machete. He said the evacuation of the dormitory is to facilitate the process of the scene investigation.

“It has been regulated in the Indonesian law. So the police have a right to examine someone or carry out an investigation on the scene,” he said. (*)

 

Reporter: Victor Mambor

Editor: Pipit Maizier

 

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Freeport, the entrance to evaluates all investments in Papua

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Demonstration held by Papua Community Solidarity Forum Freeport (FMPPF) in Papua House of Representatives Office, Thursday, 9 August 2018. – Jubi / Arjuna Pademme

Jayapura, Jubi – Second Deputy Chairperson of Papua House of Representatives Fernando Yansen A Tinal said PT Freeport Indonesia is the entrance to evaluate all companies that invest in Papua.

“I have captured the points that there is a need to be open and involved the indigenous Papuans as the landowners in every investment in Papua,” he said after the meeting with Papua Community Solidarity Forum (FMPPF) who held a rally in the parking of Papua House of Representative on Thursday (9 / 8/2018).

So far, he added, every negotiation with PTFI has almost not involved the indigenous people.

In the rally which coincided with the commemoration of the International Indigenous Day, the FMPPF chairman Samuel Tabuni and the field coordinator Yusak Andato read 12 points of statements in public. One of the points is requesting the Papua House of Representative and the Papua People’s Assembly to establish a special commission to evaluate all national and international investment operating in the land of Papua, particularly PT Freeport Indonesia in Timika and British Petroleum in Sorong, West Papua Province. (*)

 

Reporter: Arjuna Pademme

Editor: Pipit Maizier

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Authority close the Illegal mine site in Korowai

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A helicopter for transporting goods and miners sealed by Papua Police. – Jubi / IST

Jayapura, Jubi – Acting Papua Governor Soedarmo confirmed that as of 10 August 2018, the illegal mine sites that had been operating in Korowai area had closed.

This closure was carried out by the acting governor himself who came to the mine sites accompanied by Papua Police Chief the Inspector General Boya Rafly and Cenderawasih Military Commander Major General George E. Supit on Friday morning (08/10/2018).

“That’s right,” he replied when being asked for confirmation about the closure of the illegal mine sites in Korowai on Friday afternoon. Further, he said Papua Police also sealed the helicopters which had been used to transport the miners and goods.

The closure of this illegal mine got an appreciation from a member of the Papuan House of Representatives John Gobay. He said this is a good step, but he reminded of the possibility of such mine sites in Korowai or Deguwo to re-operate. (*)

 

Reporter: Alexander Loen

Editor: Pipit Maizier

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