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Tolikara Divert Attention from Rights Issues in Papua

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The press conference by Civil Society held at Bakoel Café, Jakarta on Wednesday (12/8/2015)

The press conference by Civil Society held at Bakoel Café, Jakarta on Wednesday (12/8/2015)

Jayapura, Jubi – The government should not divert attention from human right issues in Papua by fanning a inter-religious tensions over the Tolikara incident.

On Wednesday (12/08/2015) in Jakarta, the Civil Society Coalition for Tolikara urged those who had concerned and interest against the incident in Tolikara to more understand about the history and complicity of religious relations in Papua and Tolikara in particular.
“State is present not to maintain any conflict, or furthermore to create one, but to bridge the recovery process that already initiated by both Muslim and Christian leaders in Tolikara. This distinction should be maintained and passed on to young generation in accordance with the basic slogan of the nation about Bhinneka Tunggal Ika, Unity in Diversity. Therefore it could not become a justification on a restriction or discriminative action of one party to another in our diverse community,” a coalition member Wahyu Wagiman told representing Elsham Jakarta in the press conference held at Bakoel Café, Jakarta on Wednesday (12/8/2015).

Further he said the State also contributed in switching the focus of attention over Papua issue from the perspective of the relation between State and Papuan to become a dispute involved people and interreligious communities in Papua.

Meanwhile, another coalition member, LBH Jakarta told the national agencies such as Human Right Commission did not push the further implementation of seven agreement initiated and signed by Muslim and Christian leaders at the level of Tolikara Regency and Papua Province.
“For instance, the statement of Human Right Commission which underlined about the law enforcement was actually limited at the level of punitive justice and forget the fact that the restorative justice included into the customary law in Papua that is the law instrument set on the Article X of Special Autonomy Law No.21/2001 for Papua Province,” Public Attorney Tommy Albert representing LBH Jakarta told in the press conference.

The Civil Society Coalition for Tolikara which is consisting of Wahid Centre-Universitas Indonesia (AWC-UJ), Aliansi Nasional Bhinneka Tunggal Ika (ANBTI), ELSAM, Human Rights Working Group (HRWG), Indonesian Centre for Reconciliation (ICR), Lembaga Bantuan Hukum Jakarta, Yayasan Pusaka dan Yayasan Saut Keadilan in ending the conference urged the President Joko Widodo to immediately invite Tolikara Muslim and Christian leaders to encourage the materialization of agreement elaborated into seven point and in 29 July. (Victor Mambor/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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Papua New Guinea immigration and customs at Wutung – emtv.com

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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