Enarotali, Jubi – The Glue, Alcohol and Drugs Eradication Team (PAMN) in Paniai continues to minimize the circulation of liquor in the area.
During the information campaign over the past week the team seized six bottles of whisky and four bottles of vodka allegedly belonging to civil servants and two local parliament members identified by their initials EN and PU.
PAMN also seized a number of alcohol beverages owned by Brimob personnel in Agamakotu, Enarotali.
The officers were suspected to secretly sold in Paniai. “We also take the type of alcohol is 70% owned by residents as well,” he said.
It also secured four people who were found were consuming alcohol. Therefore, they are required to pay fines as agreed some time ago. “If you do not pay (fines), we will send you in the police custody,” he said.
Previously, Paniai youth leader, Martinus Pigai say, the whole society appreciated this movement.
“The team has been working well. However, now need the support and cooperation of all parties in Paniai to encourage the formation of a legal entity as a legal guarantee for this team, “said Martinus. (Abeth You/Tina)
Lawyers question commitment over Papuan political prisoners’ right
Nabire, Jubi – The Papua Coalition for Law Enforcement and Human Rights urges the attorney general to fulfil the right of health for seven political prisoners detained in Balikpapan, Kalimantan Timur and consider it as a neglection of the prisoners’ rights.
“We release this statement after one of our clients experienced vomiting blood. He had an internal disease issue,” said the Coordinator Emanuel Gobay on Friday (24/1/2020).
The coalition team asks the Papuan Attorney General’s commitment to providing the right of health to the prisoners as previously promised. It never occurred. Indeed, the Attorney General has neglected their family’s right to visit.
“If the seven detainees were in Papua, of course, their family can come to visit and find an alternative for health treatment.
Therefore, Gobay urges the Attorney General of Papua to recall the seven political prisoners to Jayapura. He said the security issue is no longer relevant as a reason to allocate their trial outside of Papua.
“It is unfair (for the seven detainees) referred that all the trial hearings of anti-racism case held in Papua. All those trials are going well and safe,” asserted Gobay.
Meanwhile, a coalition member Oktovianus Tabuni added that in principle the seven political prisoners are respecting their legal process. However, they want to have their trial in Papua.
“The principle of a trial is to have a timely and low-cost process. Do not let it (the trial) float up like what has been happening now,” said Tabuni. (*)
Reporter: Titus Ruban
Editor: Pipit Maizier
Local leaders are looking for conflict resolution in Papua
Jayapura, Jubi – Some youth leaders in Papua discussed to find solutions over several conflicts recently occurred in Papua on Saturday (25/01/2020).
A Papuan youth leader Samuel Tabuni said the event held to respond to some humanitarian conflicts in Papua. The discussion also examined the clarity of the Special Autonomy bill that is currently under review of Prolegnas (national legislation program).
“This event was held to resolve the conflicts in Papua in a comprehensive and dignified manner. I come from Nduga, and personally, I am raising the voice of my tribe everywhere because they are part of my life,” said Tabuni.
Meanwhile, the First Assistance of Papuan Provincial Secretary, Doren Wakerwa, appreciated this forum by saying that many conflicts occurred in Papua are not the first time to happen.
“Problems in Papua Province are not just emerging now, but it was already here since the integration,” said Wakerwa.
In his speech, he remarked the Governor’s message as the region head in Papua Province asking the people of Papua to set these problems properly.
“Solve these problems by putting forward love and affection. By that, all conflicts and problems in the Land of Papua would be solving properly. But it would not be going to happen if we ignore it,” he said.
Attending in this forum are sixteen speakers including Papua Governor Lukas Enembe, West Papua Governor Dominggus Mandacan, Military Commander of Cenderawasih XVII Herman Asaribab, Papua Police Chief Paulus Waterpau and the chairs of Papuan People’s Assembly and West Papuan People’s Assembly. (*)
Reporter: Piter Lokon
Editor: Pipit Maizier
MG was in Wamena when Istaka workers murdered, says MRP member
Jayapura, Jubi – Luis Madai, a member of Papuan People’s Assembly (MRP), said the person named for suspect in the murder of sixteen workers of PT Istaka Karya was not in Nduga at the time of the incident. Instead, Madai said, the suspect MG was in Wamena, the capital of Jayawijaya Regency, Papua.
Madai declared his statement on Wednesday (22/1/2020). “During the incident [of murder], MG was in Wamena [with his family]” said Madai.
Therefore, he called the police to act fair and clever in investigating this case of ambush. Madai said the police investigation, in this case, seems to abuse the right of a person who does not have any knowledge about law and Indonesian by accusing him of the suspect.
“The police must see who is the real perpetrator. If they can see it clearly, they can find people who deserved to be arrested and brought to justice,” said Madai.
He then gave an example of Egianus Kogoya, the armed group leader from the West Papua National Liberation Army who had claimed be responsible for the murder. Madai also mentioned that the police should thoroughly examine the testimony given by Jhony Arung as the field supervisor of PT Istaka Karya.
“It is clear that Egianus Kogoya is the master of mind that the police should arrest. But they do not arrest him until now,” said Magai. Furthermore, he asked the police for tracing Arung’s current domicile. Johny Arung was one of the workers who were safe from the ambush.
The sixteen workers of PT Istaka Karya was killed in the ambush on 2 December 2018. The insurgent group from West Papua National Liberation Army under Egianus Kogoya claimed to be responsible towards this incident.
Meanwhile, the legal process against MG has become a controversial issue. MG was arrested by the military Task Force near the murder scene, Puncak Kabo, Yigi Sub-district, Nduga Regency and handed him to the local police of Jayawijaya.
The police admitted that MG is not a member of Kogoya’s group. On 15 August 2019, the Local Police of Jayawijaya held the reconstruction of Nduga ambush at the yard of Jayawijaya Police Headquarters. In the reconstruction, MG demonstrated 30 scenes of the shooting.
After the reconstruction, Jayawijaya Police Crime and Investigation Sub-unit Chief Alexander told Jubi that MG is not a member of Kogoya’s group but a partisan.
On 17 December 2019, Adjunct Police Commissionaire Suheriadi, Jayawijaya Crime and Investigation Unit, declared that MG has sent to Jakarta and would try in Jakarta. At that time he stated MG was named a suspect because he was at Puncak Kabo at the time of the ambush. “MG helped to determine whether the shot victims were already dead or not by stubbing their bodies,” he told Jubi on 17 December 2019.
The trial against MP that held in the Central Jakarta District Court has become a concern of many parties. On 17 January 2020, the Indonesian Child Protection Commission (KPAI) sent a letter to the Head of the Central Jakarta District Court asking the panel of judges to consider the teeth examination towards the suspect to estimate the actual age of the suspect. KPAI sent the letter after receiving information that MG is still a child but conduct a trial in a public court.
Meanwhile, the Papuan People’s Representative has published their investigation in a book titled “Kekerasan tak Berujung di Nduga” which means the endless violence in Nduga. This report concludes that the murder of PT Istaka Karya workers did not occur spontaneously, but preceded by a series of events involving the insurgent group from West Papua National Liberation Army and the workers. In their report, the Papuan People’s Assembly reviews the role of Jhony Arung in the series of event that led to the murder of sixteen PT Istaka Karya workers. (*)
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Editor: Pipit Maizier
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