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Yance Wenda reported the police violence to Propam Police of Papua

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Yance Wenda (second to the right) with Jubi journos and Indonesia Alliance of Journalists Jayapura City reported case of police violence against him to the police division of Professional and Security at Papua Regional Police station – Jubi/Arjuna

Jayapura, Jubi – The beatings and arrests against a Yance Wenda, a journalist at Koran Jubi and tabloidjubi.com by alleged members of Jayapura Resort Police, Monday (5/1/2017) in Sentani Jayapura District, Papua, were reported to police division of Professional and Security (Propam) Regional Police (Polda), Tuesday (2/5/2017).

Yance was accompanied by Editor in Chief of Koran Jubi, Dominggus A Mampioper; Jubi editors, Yuliana Lantipo and Timoteus Marthen; and Alliance of Independent Journalist (AJI) Jayapura City, Lucky Ireuw, Anang Budiono, Roy Ratumakin and Veni Mahuze.

Yance then unravels the chronology of his arrest and ill-treatment to the division. He said he was at a kiosk about 50 meters in front of Jayapura Police Station while eating areca nut. He was observing the arrest of KNPB Sentani activists. Not long, a police officer approaved him. He removed Yance’s black glasses without excuse and asked questions.

“I said I am a journalist. When I’m about to show them my letter of assignment that I keep in my bag, another police officer grabs the bag then I am taken into the Police station by some police officers while being kicked and beaten by their hands and rattan,” Yance said before the division officers.

Yance claimed could not recognise the police officers who beat him, because he covered his face to avoid the blows of the officers.

“When I was taken into the police station, there was an intelligence member who defended me, he told the police ‘don’t do it, if anything happened (we’ll be troubled), and he said he knew me,” Yance explained.

The Propam division then asked him for witnesses, and he said the police intelligence can be the witness. The Propam police received the report then promised to deepen the case.

Koran Jubi Editor in Chief, Dominggus Mampioper said he would keep an eye on the case of his journalist.

“We will give attention to this case until it is completed and has a fixed legal basis. We hope that this case will be the last one, should not be repeated to other journalists in Papua, especially in Jayapura City,” he said.

Lucky Ireuw who is also the Senior Editor of Cenderawasih Pos Daily Morning agreed with Dominggus. He hoped that Yance’s case could be resolved legally in order to bring a deterrent effect to the security forces who often conducted repressive actions. (*)

Reporter              : Arjuna Pedemme

Editor                    : Zely Ariane

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Papuan Film Festival pictures the voiceless

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Jayapura Deputy Mayor of Jayapura Rustan Saru (in the centre) photographed with the Chairperson of FFP II Organizing Committee Harun Rumbarar (in the right) and one of the visitors. – Jubi / Hengky Yeimo

Jayapura, Jubi – Jayapura City, Tuesday, 7 August 2018, visitors crowded in Lokabudaya Expo Museum Waena, Heram sub-district to attend the Papua Film Festival held by a film community Papuan Voice for three days from 7 to 9 August 2018.

A festival participant Mecky Yeimo said the films screened in the festival provide a lot of information about the land disputes between native landowners and investors. “I am happy because as Papuans we can get a lot of information about the deprivation of the rights of indigenous people in Papua,” he said.

Further, he said Papuans are commonly known for their culture of oral tradition, and the information in the films becomes an interesting issue to discuss in the future.

Meanwhile, the chairman of Pusaka Foundation Frangky Samperante, who met Jubi at the same place, said FFP is a forum where people can find out the facts that occurred in many areas in Papua. “Films can be the basis for people to make a judgment based on the information they see and hear,” said Samperante.

Furthermore, he considered this film community could become an agent for Papuans to voice their aspirations and to express their expressions. (*)

 

Reporter: Hengky Yeimo

Editor: Pipit Maizier

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Police come to ULMWP Region Animha during regional meeting

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Act of 1969 – WANI Tabloid

Jayapura, Jubi – The local police came to the regional meeting of the United Liberation Movement for West Papua (ULMWP) Region Animha which attended by regional leaders and delegates that held in their office in Merauke on Saturday (7/29/2018).

According to Deputy Chairperson of the ULMWP Region Animha, Ms Pangkrasia Yeem in a statement received by Jubi on Friday (08/03/2018), Merauke Police leading by the Head of Regional Police Intelligence Budi Santoso had entered the ULMWP Office without permission when the meeting had just finished.

“They asked what the meeting was about,” told Yeem. Then she explained to the police that it was the first meeting after the ULMWP Region Animha declared on 14 July 2018. “And the ULMWP has been sitting together with Indonesia in the Melanesian Spearhead Group,” she said.

After the visit, the ULMWP Region Animha continued their discussion on Thursday (08/02/2018) and read a statement rejecting the results of the 1969 Act of Free Choice. The event was held in the ULMWP Region Animha office and run smoothly.

In her statement, the Deputy Chairperson of the ULMWP Region Animha Pangkrasia Yeem said that the Act of Free Choice occurred 49 years ago in Papua from 14 July to 20 August 1969 was not valid because of not in accordance the international mechanisms.

“Its implementation was also full of intimidation, terror and manipulation. In practice, Indonesia mobilized the troops on a large scale to Papua to overcome the Free Papua movement,” she said. (*)

Reporter: Zely Ariane

Editor: Pipit Maizier

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Deiyai youth figures talk about a year after bloody Oneibo case

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Illustration of human rights. Pixabay.com/Jubi

Jayapura, Jubi – Deiyai youth Domininggus Badii said that it was a year right the tragedy of Bloody Oneibo occurred on 1 August 2018. But this incident has continuously kept in people’s memory.

“Though it already passed, the community is still trauma by the incident,” he said. Further, he said the incident involved an officer who shot a civilian when the company PT. Putra Dewa asked for back up to secure the dispute between locals and the company.

Meanwhile, another Deiyai youth Alex Giyai said there is nothing more alive than an injury but the pain and the inability to forget.

“We ask the central, national as well as local governments and the National Human Rights Commission, both provincial and regional House of Representatives to immediately resolve the Oneibo case, but it has not happened for over a year,” he said. (*)

 

Reporter: Hengky Yeimo

Editor: Pipit Maizier

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