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Soldier Faces Dismissal over Murder

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Jayapura, Jubi – A soldier in West Papua Province, identified as could face a long jail term and dismissal from the military if found guilty of murdering a pregnant mother Freli Dian Sari (26) and her children Cicilia Putri Natalia (6) and Andhika (2).

“If he was found guilty by court, he would not only be fired from the Military but also be punished by civilian law. Though he is Military personnel, he is also the Indonesian citizen who the law is applied against him,” he said Military Information Chief Colonel Infantry Teguh Pudji Raharjo told Jubi on Monday (5/10/2015).

The soldier, identified as SJ, is a member of iInfantry Batalion 752 Teluk Bintuni.

He also added the suspect go through an investigation which includes examination of witnesses and evidence.
“There must the witness and evidence to conduct the legal process according to the existing law. So, the process is still long because it’s not just over once the investigation is completed,” he said.

He also said the Military is also taking this case seriously.
“The process is almost leading to find the suspect, but now we are still examining the witness and evidence. The National Human Right Commission for Children also has come to ensure the process of investigation and they are satisfy because we have worked to the maximum,” he said.

Earlier, the Cenderawasih XVII Commander Major General Hinsa Siburian said SJ was detained by Jayapura Military Police. “Currently it is still pointing at him. We can develop the process after questioning him. He is now secured and transferred to Jayapura Military Police for intensive investigation,” Major General Siburian said at Papua Police Headquarters on Monday (21/9/2015).

According to him, applying the presumption of innocence, the Military would investigate and process this murder case in collaboration with the Police. “We will process it in collaboration with the Police. We will reveal it once we get the result of laboratory,” he said. He also said the initial information received by Military said before the incident; this culprit was drinking alcohol with five civilians until dawn. He was concerned commit the murder under the influence of alcohol. (Roy Ratumakin/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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