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Students was beaten to faint by police officers of Teluk Wondama



Yunus while getting treatment at his home. He was suspected to had broken fingers – Doc. Jubi

Jayapura, Jubi – A student of Class X, SMUN 01 Wondama, West Papua named Yunus Manaruri was beaten by a number of police officers to faint. This incident occurred on October 11, 2017 when Yunus was about to leave for school.

From the chronology collected, Yunus was driving two-wheeled motorcycle from Rado to school. In the middle of the street he saw the Traffic Police (Polantas) and had intention to return home. But he changed his mind and kept going to school.

When he got to the front of the road leading to his school, a Polantas arrested him and checked. Yunus identified the head of traffic police Wondama Bay who arrested him and asked for his driver’s license and vehicle registration.

Since there was no driver’s license and vehicle registration, the police removed the motorcycle keys.

Yunus says that it’s his sister’s bike and asks for the key again since there’s a cabinet lock on the bike seat he’s using. The police returned the motorcycle keys to Yunus. But Yunus instead turn on the bike, and try to keep going to school.

But the back of the motor was detained by the police, Yunus confessed to falling into the trench. He then stood up from the trench and punched the policeman on his mouth. A number of other policemen who were on the scene did not accept his colleague was beaten. They then pushed Yunus into one of the new kiosk buildings and beat him to unconscious.

When Yunus regained consciousness, he was ordered to get into the car to the Wondama Bay Police Station in Isei (Rasiei District). On the way, Police officers hit his face in the car and photographed him with mobil phone.

Frangky Samperente, an environmental activist who is often accompanies the community in Wondama Bay, told Jubi that after getting out of the car and arriving at the police station, the guard police still beat Yunus.

“Suddenly came an officer then hit him twice in the head. The officer used the agate ring to cause Yunus forehead to bump,” said Frangky.

Frangky continued that the police also frightened and threatened Yunus by saying that he would be taken to the firing range and fire him. Yunus was also asked to raise his hand to be cut using a bayonet.

The victim also suffered torture while detained. The police ordered him to pick up a broom handle from a metal pipe, and then hit him with the handle. The other police told Yunus to sit close to the cell door, then kick his jaw with his shoes.

“Yunus still feels ill. He was tortured, hit with water hoses until his hands were swollen, besides being told to push up and jumping jack in the cell,” said Frangky.

According to Frangky, at this time, Yunus felt pain throughout the body, waist, eyes swelling, hearing loss, broken lips bleeding, nose swelling and difficulty of breathing.

“He has trouble sleeping and eating because of his throat and jaw pain,” explained Frangky.

After being detained for two days, Yunus was sent home by a policeman. The family then took him to ER at Wondama Bay Hospital.

On October 19, the Teluk Wondama Resort Police Department took Yunus to the hospital for examination. According to his brother who is also a health officer, Yunus will be reconciled to Manokwari, because there are indications that the finger bone is allegedly cracked.

Kapolres Teluk Wondama, AKBP. Drs Frits Sokoy when confirmed by Jubi, expressed his apologies for Yunus’s incident. He confessed when the incident he was on a business trip outside Wondama Bay and could not explain what exactly happened.

“We on behalf of personal, family and police greatly apologize about this incident. We will deal with this issue by taking information from members of the field, the community and Yunus’s parents themselves. This is our responsibility and risk as the leader,” explained Police Chief Sokoy. (


WWF promotes customary map in Tambrauw





Training participant on a mapping of primary sites of indigenous peoples in Tambraw District by WWF Indonesia Program Papua – Jubi / doc WWF.


Tambrauw, Jubi – WWF Indonesia Papua Program is mapping the indigenous peoples’ landmark with 1: 50,000 scale to support the preparation of the Spacial Plan of Tambrauw District, West Papua Province.

The two-day training conducted on 17 – 18 May 2018 in Sausapor is also aimed to build a partnership with the local government and other institutions who have a similar concern in mapping.

WWF Indonesia Program Coordinator Wika A. Rumbiak said that the mapping of primary sites in Tambraw District is a series of the process of socio-cultural and spatial mappings which conducted to show representative of indigenous people’s space pattern.

“Hopefully, this participatory mapping can accommodate the rights of the community in spatial planning, which stated in Article 2 of Government Regulation (PP) No. 69 of 1996,” said Wika, Saturday (19/5/2018).

The training result, said Wika, is a common understanding about developing a rational and measurable planning method. That is by applying participatory mapping and the development of expertise and knowledge, in processing spatial data with GIS (Geospatial Information System).

The training involves some related regional government offices including the Village and Community Development Office (Dinas Pemberdayaan Masyarakat and Kampung), the Environment Office, Regional Development and Planning Board, and the Tambrauw Forestry Office.

“The involvement of regional government offices in this training is to prepare the participatory mapping facilitators and to improve their knowledge on Geospatial Information System (GIS) for inputting spatial data entries,” said Wika. (*)

Reporter: Hans Kapisa

Editor: Pipit Maizier

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Papuan Voices promotes indigenous Papuans in film festival




Papuan Film Festival II Committee when holding a press conference at Jerat Papua office, Jayapura City. – Jubi / Abeth You

Jayapura, Jubi – Papuan Voices will promote indigenous Papuans through Papua Film Festival II (FFP II) which is running in Jayapura City on 7 – 9 August 2018.

Papuan Voices established in 2011 and now stations in six regions of Papua, namely Biak, Jayapura, Keerom, Wamena, Merauke, Sorong and Raja Ampat.

“The theme of FFP II is indigenous Papuans struggling facing modernization. We chose this theme to response the current situation occurred in Papua,  said Chairman of the Committee of FFP II Harun Rumbarar in Jayapura on Thursday (7/5/2018).

In this festival, Papuan Voices wants to increase public awareness on the critical issues faced by indigenous Papuans.

“Also, it acts as a forum to strengthen filmmakers networking in Papua. Our works further explain the position of indigenous peoples in facing the waves of development and investment,” he said.

Meanwhile, FFP II Secretary Bernard Koten said his organisation recently focus on producing a short documentary film about human and the land of Papua, which assign to all levels of community in Papua, Indonesia and abroad.

“To see Papua through the eyes of Papuans, in the form of a documentary film,” Koten said. (*)


Reporter: Abeth You

Editor: Pipit Maizier

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Using intelligence for election




Book review “Intelijen and Pilkada” written by Stepi Anriani – Jubi / Arjuna


Jayapura, Jubi – It began from her curiosity about why her fellow activists who are considered smart, experienced and have broadened networks are reluctant to enter politics; Stepi Anriani wrote a book entitled ‘Intelijen dan Pilkada (Pendekatan Strategis Menghadapi Pemilu)’ – Intelligence and Election (Strategic Approaches to Election).

“The reason is simple, they do not have money, while for being elected as candidates of the legislatures, regents, mayors or governors need billions of rupiah,” she said in her book review conducted in Entrop, Jayapura City on Wednesday (16/5/ 2018).

The 225-page book discusses what the intelligence is and how one can use it to win regional and national elections without spending much money, because being aware or not, everyone has conducted intelligence activities in their everyday life to obtain accurate information to be verified and justified.

In the book, she categorises the intelligence into seven definitions, namely as information, knowledge, product, activity, process, organisation and profession. “The stronger a person’s intelligence is, the less money he spends.”

She also wrote how making the intelligence approach and winning an election without cheating. There are six main points can be applied: do not recruit wrong campaign team, strong character, strategy, counter-propaganda, gaining supporters and facing the opponent.

Attended the book review, Papua Police Chief Inspector General Boy Rafli Amar, Papua Military Commander Major General George Elnadus Supit and Chairman of Papua Election Commission Adam e Arisoi became keynote speakers, while students, academics, community leaders and journalists joined the event.

“Intelligence is not just a domain of state apparatus, but anyone who wants to succeed in any field must able to understand to use it, including in politics,” said Boy Rafli. According to him, the National Police and Military use the intelligence to map vulnerable areas, especially potential social conflict areas.

In the same place, Major General George Elnadus Supit said intelligence and politics are like two inseparable coins. It is impossible to take power without money, but it depends on how the person manages his ‘intelligence’.

Meanwhile, Arisoi rates the book as very interesting because it tells the connection between intelligence and regional election.

The author of the book, Stepi Anriani was a graduate from the Public Administration of the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences of the University of Padjadjaran. She pursued her master study on Intelligence Strategic Studies at the University of Indonesia. She worked as an expert in the Indonesian House of Representatives and resource person in several government agencies. Currently, she pursues her doctoral study on Policy at the University of Indonesia and teaches in several places. She dedicates her book to her companions (Indonesian citizens). (*)


Reporter: Arjuna Pademme

Editor: Pipit Maizier

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