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Trial In Death of Papuan Activist Delayed

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Pepoles brought and displayed the banners around the entrance of Jayapura Court, which one of those stated ‘the death of Rojit was not a traffic accident but murder.” - Jubi/Yuliana Lantipo

Pepoles brought and displayed the banners around the entrance of Jayapura Court, which one of those stated ‘the death of Rojit was not a traffic accident but murder.” – Jubi/Yuliana Lantipo

Jayapura, Jubi – A trial over the death of Papuan activist Robert Jitmau (Rojit) was adjourned after pressure from hundreds of people grouped under Solidarity with Papua People demanding the court revealed the cause of his death.

“We are adjourning the trial of the defendant until Thursday,” said Chief Judge Syafruddin, SH in the trial held in the Jayapura State Court on Tuesday (4/10/2015). After almost 40 minutes pauses, the decision was taken to response at the urging of Rojit’s family and friends who came in the trial when it was running for less than 10 minutes.
 
Earlier, mass have been gathered in the courtyard at around 12:00 Papua time. They brought and displayed the banners around the entrance, which one of those stated ‘the death of Rojit was not a traffic accident but murder.
”People did the oration to ask the court to suspend the trial as well as to ask the court for presenting the key and expert witnesses, including the doctor and traffic accident expert in the next trial. We are simply asking for trial suspense, presenting the three key witnesses. It is the most important thing for us,” Rojit’s cousin Jimmy Iji said in the oration.
 
 
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Rojit’s father Semuel Jitmau similarly said the confession of the three witnesses –besides they have not presented yet—were contradictive against each other. According to him, two of three key witnesses are Krisfus Kambuaya and Yusuf Sraun have been witnessed in the previous court, but another witness Aprilius Jitmau who’s known with Rojit before his death did not be presented until the fifth trial to read the verdict.
“Because those (witnesses) gave different witnesses in front of the parents and the trial, we question it. So we asked the court could see this and develop it and reveal this case. We think the court seems do not want to present the key witnesses as well as the experts such as forensic and others,” Jitmau told Jubi.
 
He said he with his entire family would stand with all Rojit’s friends and Papuan women traders that always fight for justice enforcement in the land of Papua.
“We will stand. We won’t ask for more, we just want a justice in Papua to be realized, the justice for our son,” he said.

One of Rojit’s friend Cyntia said she hope the cause of Rojit’s death could be revealed by presenting the key witnesses as well as expert witnesses.
“Needs comparison. Because (the explanation of) the witnesses went to the traffic accident. The doctor should be tell whether this (death) was caused by traffic accident or murder by referring to the injure,” she said.
At around 14:55, people began to dispersed orderly after the judge and prosecutor left the court room. They asked the suspension to be used to develop the case and present the key witnesses in the next trial. 
“We asked the key witnesses to be presented, not only to be suspended. Suspend it and develop this case, please presenting the key witnesses,” he said. (*/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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