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Three Foreigners Escape From Prison in Jayapura

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Prisoners got away with dismantling the detention room ceiling on the second floor (Jubi/Aprila Wayar)

Prisoners got away with dismantling the detention room ceiling on the second floor (Jubi/Aprila Wayar)

Sentani, Jubi – A total of 19 prisoner escaped from narcotics prisons Class II Jayapura, on Sunday (5/10) around 02:00 am. Three of them are citizens of Papua New Guinea (PNG). Their name is Gayas Sume (21), Joel Sakak (30) and Erick Sanama (18).

Head of Security in Narcotics Prison, Hamkah Abdullah said the incident was extremely fast and already planned. The 19 prisoners, easily damage the building and fled.

“They got away with dismantling the detention room ceiling on the second floor. They also utilize sarong and blanket and used as a tool to go down from the 2nd floor to the rear wall outside,” said Hamkah through his cellular.

Hamkah acknowledged, the incident is because officers mistakes.
“There are five people in charge of overseeing prisoners. Apparently it is still lacking, because five people at some point. At that time, two men watch at the front, two in the rear guard while the others keep on the block. In this prison there are 3 blocks with many prisoners, “said Hamza.

Nirhono Jadmokoadi, head of Narcotics Prison, said he was coordinating with the security forces in order to search 19 prisoners who escaped. Internally he also has requested information from the five officers who guard when the incidents happen.

“From this incident we have increased security with maximizing power available. So it is not only the guards who guarding, but staff also participate on guard so that similar incidents do not happen again,” said Nirhono. (Angrias RF / Albert Yomo / Victor Mambor)

19 prisoners who escaped are:

Gayas Sume (21) – PNG, Joel Sakak (30) – PNG, Erick Sanama (18) – PNG, Douglas Arthur Rumpaidus (24), Paul Numbery (30), Apriyanto H. Ibrahim (30), U. Rahman Talib (27), Joseph Manggarapo (23), Deny Fonataba (25), Dedy Haay (18), David Rumaropen (28), Eko Yulianto (29), Soleman Togodi (28), John Aritahanu (18), Marnus togodi (28) Rivaldo Wanggai (16), Ishmael Jowei (16), Ismail Marani (18) and Arifin Fonataba (18)

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Freeport’s one percent fund cannot guarantee Kamoro’s future

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Mathea Mamayou, a native Kamoro woman whose tribe affected tailings produced by PT Freeport Indonesia. – Jubi / Doc

Jayapura, Jubi – The Secretary for the Government, Politics, Law and Human Rights Commission of the Papua House of Representatives Mathea Mamoyao, who is also a Kamoro native, said ‘one percent fund’, 1% of Freeport’s gross revenues go to the local tribes, does not guarantee the sustainable future of those tribes.

“I don’t know whether this compensation is still there or not. I don’t want certain people took advantages on it, while people are still living under the poverty,” she told Jubi on Wednesday (18/7/2018).

Further, she said what she wants is a guarantee for the Kamoro tribe to live in a better condition in the future. But the fact is the education and health services in the Kamoro region is still poor. “For all the times, I’ll keep talking about it, because as a native, I don’t want the young generation of my tribe not to survive in the future,” she said.

Meanwhile, the board of Meepago Customary Council John NR Gobai said indigenous peoples as the tenure landowners collect the promise of the Indonesian Government on the bargain involved Freeport, the Central Government and the landowners on 4 September 2017.

“At that time, the Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources Ignatius Jonan agreed to accommodate the request of Amungme tribe asking Freeport to give a reimbursement of 1% fund which they received as the Corporate Social Responsibly funds into larger value shares,” he said. (*)

 

Reporter: Arjuna Pademme

Editor: Pipit Maizier

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Military could only arise trauma among locals

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Student activists from BEM Uncen and PMKRI speak during press releases. -Jubi / Doc

Jayapura, Jubi – Chairman of Student Executive Board of the Cenderawasih University (BEM UNCEN) Paskalis Boma asks Papua Police to withdraw officers from Nduga District to prevent people from trauma.

He said the attack by the police officers occurred in Langguru and Kenyam on 11 July 2018 was very violent. “Nduga is part of Indonesia. If the police want to attack the National Liberation Army and Free Papua Movement (TPN/OPM), they shouldn’t harm the civilians,” he told Jubi on Wednesday (19/7/2018).

Further, he said the military’s attack in Nduga District was excessive as they attacked unarmed people whereas they were well-equipped. “People don’t carry weapons; they can’t fight back. They can’t do it because they are the citizens of Indonesia. This incident remains a scar and is rooted in the hearth of the local Nduga community. It only arises a fear.”

Meanwhile, Benediktus Bame, the Chairman of the Catholic Students Association of Indonesia (PMKRI) St Efrem Jayapura, the government could apply some human approaches towards the TPN/OPM. “The action taken by the government officials was very excessive. It would only arise a fear among the local people,” he said. (*)

Reporter: Hengky Yeimo

Editor: Pipit Maizier

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KOMNAS HAM Papua: AI is influential in the United Nations

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Amnesty International when launching its report in Jayapura City. – Jubi / Doc

Jayapura, Jubi – Human Rights National Commission (KOMNAS HAM) Papua Representative said people should not underestimate the Amnesty International (AI) because the agency is quite influential in the United Nations.

Ramandey’s statement was related to the launched of AI’s report ‘Sudah, Kasi Tinggal Dia Mati: Pembunuhan dan Impunitas di Papua (Fine, Let them all died: Killing and Impunity in Papua)’ on 2 July 2018 in Jayapura.

The Amnesty International reports since January 2010 to 2018, the Indonesian security forces killed 95 people in both provinces of Papua and West Papua, which 69 victims killed without legal consent, and 85 were indigenous Papuans. However, the report has reaped the reaction from the police and military.

“AI is very influential in the decisions taken in the UN Human Rights Council, especially related to the human rights cases,” Ramandey told Jubi on Friday (6/7/2018).

Further, he said it should consider that the Amnesty International, which has 72 offices around the world, is the only institution received the accreditation from the UN to provide views on the alleged human rights violations.

“This is a good practice for the state to improve the legal system and litigation. A mechanism, a dynamic that the Indonesian Government—not only the police and military—should consider. The government must give a good response,” he said.

Meanwhile, the Director of LP3BH (Research, Study and Legal Assistance of Manokwari) said both civil and military officers in Indonesia have the custom to rebut over the report without sufficient data and investigation results of proper standards and methodologies. It often leads to polemical lies in public. “It could also lead to ignorance among Indonesians including Papuans about questionable legal facts in order obtaining fair, transparent and accountable information.” (*)

Reporter: Arjuna Pademme

Editor: Pipit Maizier

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