Jayapura , 7/1 ( Jubi ) – “Weapons seizure on January 4, 2014 at the police station in Puncak Jaya is a pure guerrilla operations led by Tengamati Telenggen, a member of Papua Liberation Army ( TPN-PB) under the command of Gen Goliath, a commander of TPN-PB .
Victor Yeimo through official West Papua National Committee website ( KNBP) said there should be no speculation about who the perpetrators and what motives of guns seizure in Kulirik, Puncak Jaya, which has been going on for 10 years. In fact, this area has been ongoing armed struggle between TPN-PB and Colonial Indonesian military and police. The TPN – PB under the command of Gen Goliath Tabuni has repeatedly stated that the purpose of open warfare and guerrilla warfare is clearly to expel Indonesian colonial occupation from West Papua . Thus, he repetitively rejected any terms of unidentified person (OTK) , Paramilitary (GPK / B) , terrorists , and other designations that aiming to undervalue the struggle.
” Weapons seizure on January 4, 2014 at the Police Station, Puncak Jaya is a pure guerrilla operations led by Tengamati Telenggen, a member of TPN-PB, who has Gen Goliath Tabuni as a chief commander . This action is one of guerrilla tactics which always found in a war and struggle around the world. So, it is wrong when Poengky Indarti who does not know the situation in the field of Puncak Jaya named this guerrilla as gangsters or for the sake of money and elections , ” said Victor Yeimo .
According to KNPB , guerrilla TPN – OPM is not new, so the military/ police , NGOs , and all parties, especially local and national media no need to seek out the perpetrators, because the TPN / OPM is the actor who has always existed to fight though no elections or other colonial interests. Goliath repeatedly said that he and all the members are not fighting for food, drink, or money , but purely we fight for West Papua independence.
Goliath Tabuni is an official member of the TPN – PB under the command of Kelly Kwalik in the 90s to 2004. Then, in Puncak Jaya he was appointed as a regional commander and in 2012, at TPB -PB congress in Biak, he was again elected as the high commander. Goliath was vowed on December 14, 2012 in Tingginabut , Puncak Jaya . TPN – PB is a wing of the military defense of West Papua who fighting for West Papua independence.
According to the KNPB’s website , the terms of the perpetrator as OTK , GPK / B , Gangster and others would have a pivotal impact to the process of creating conflict resolution. These obscure terms also can be misused for the interest of rulers and military leaders. The parties who involved in protecting the key actor has tendency to maintain conflict.
Previously , Puncak Jaya Police , Chief Adjunct Senior Commissioner, Marcelis stated that actors attacking police station in kulirik district, Puncak Jaya is Telenggen Leka group. The Chief of Puncak Jaya Police identified these armed groups as maintaned group.
“They are a maintained group and involved to keep the road construction in Puncak Jaya, but somehow it happened,” said Marcelis, (5/1).
Marcelis also said Leka and Tengamati Telenggen with some of his friends took away the guns belonging to members of the Puncak Jaya district police, instead of Brimob . These actors are members of Goliath Tabuni . Currently, it’s been doing an approach towards indigenous groups and religious leaders , as well as the public to persuade Telenggen Leka and his colleagues to return the guns they took away. ( Jubi / Mawel/Tina )
Six defendants of anti-racism protest in Jayapura sentenced to six months jail
Jayapura, Jubi – The Jayapura District Court found guilty six defendants involved in a mass riot following the anti-racism protests in Papua on 29 August 2019. The panel of judges gave them six months sentence, reduced by the defendants’ detention period. Therefore, the defendants would able to release soon after being sentence since the end of August 2019. However, their legal counsel team says to challenge the verdict because they believe that their clients are not guilty.
The six defendants Yan Peter Suramaja, Dolfin, Vinsen Dogopia, Jorgen Aipui, Valerio Yaas, Peter Meraudje, are found guilty in the trial chaired by Judge Alexander Jacob Tetelepta, with the panel members Roberto Naibaho and Korneles Waroi.
The public prosecutor charged them with different articles. Yan Peter Suramaja charged with Emergency Article, while Dolfin accused Article 160 of the criminal code on the incitement against the government. Meanwhile, Vinsen Dogopie charged with Article 170 of the criminal code about conducting violence against people and properties. The other three defendants Jorgen Aipui, Valerio Yaas, and Peter Merauje indicted with Article 365 of the criminal code about theft with violence.
In responding to the court’s verdict, lawyer Frederika Korain confirms that her clients would release soon if they accept the verdict because they have been in the detention since the end of August 2029. “Following the court’s verdict, their days in the detention will end soon. But we will consider this and discuss with their family to challenge not guilty,” Korain says on Thursday.
In the meantime, lawyer Relika Tambunan who is also a member of defendants’ legal counsel declares the court finding does not meet the expectation of the Advocate Team for Indigenous Papuans, as the trial was not able to approve the public prosecutor’s indictment.
“There is no strong evidence to accuse them. Indeed, the trial cannot prove that our clients are guilty or commit crime as charged to them. We have time to reconsider before challenge for not guilty,” said Tambunan. (*)
Reporter: Hengky Yeimo
Editor: Aryo Wisanggeni G
Two civilians reportedly killed in Sugapa
Jayapura, Jubi – Two civilians reportedly killed in a joint military operation at Yoparu Village of Sugapa Sub-district, Intan Jayapura Regency on Tuesday (18/2/2020). The report also informs two Papuan women have been injured during the gun conflict and currently are under medical treatment. However, no release so far made by the security forces related to the report.
Jubi resource confirms two victims in this military ambush are Kayus Sani and Meky who shot in their houses on Tuesday dawn. The joint police and military forces arrived at Yoparu Village on Tuesday at around 3 a.m. Papua time, he says.
“Kayus was shot dead in his house. They (the joint security forces) entered the house and shot him on the chest and fingers. They also did the same thing to Meky, entering his house and shooting him dead in his house,” he says.
A report further informs that residents took the bodies of Kayus and Meky to a local church on Tuesday, but no information about their funeral yet.
Meanwhile, two indigenous women were also reportedly injured in the same operation. Elepina Sani, Meky’s mother, was shot in her hand, and currently got treatment in Yoparu Village, while a bullet hit Malopina in her leg. She is referred to Timika on Tuesday for further treatment.
Until the article published, no confirmation from both military or police about the incident so far received by Jubi. Jubi has attempted to contact Papua Police Chief Paulus Waterpauw on Whatsapp at 20.26 Papua time for clarification, but no reply so far. (*)
Reporter: Hengky Yeimo
Editor: Pipit Maizier
Military spokesperson says victims of military operation in Sugapa are members of insurgent group
Jayapura, Jubi – Colonel Eko Daryanto, the military public relations chief of Cenderawasih Military Command, says a victim killed on Tuesday (18/2/2020) in the armed conflict in Yaparo Village of Sugapa Sub-district, Intan Jaya Regency was an insurgent group member. He also claims that a boy killed in the same shooting location shot by the armed group.
Colonel Daryanto’s clarification is opposite to a witness’ statement cited by Jubi on Tuesday. Jubi resource told that both victims Kayus Sani and Meky Tipagau are civilians. He also informed two women had wounded during the attack.
As cited by Antara News Agency, Eko Daryanto states that the joint enforcement troop had involved in a gun conflict with an insurgent group in Sugapa on Tuesday at 7.20 Papua time when they saw two insurgent members carrying two guns. “They involved in a gun conflict while chasing those insurgents, but this armed group made to escape to the cliffs and bushes ahead to Ugimba,” says the colonel in Jayapura on Wednesday (19/2/2020).
Moreover, according to him, the troop later found Meky Tipogau’s body when checking the location after the conflict. He declares the victim Tipogau was shot by the military while carrying a weapon, but his friend was able to run away with his gun. Also, during the operation, the joint military troop seized a laptop, a cellular phone and two assembled guns, a facsimile machine, a bow and arrows.
Eko further states that during the armed conflict on Tuesday, the insurgent group shot the joint military forces randomly. “Their fire hit 14 years old girls named Kina Sani who shot in her left sole,” says Eko.
Earlier, on Tuesday, Jubi published an article saying two civilians reportedly killed in Sugapa. According to Jubi source, the victims Kayus Sani and Meky Tipogau shot by the security forces in their houses. He stated that the shooting incident happened in the Tuesday early morning in Yoparu Village, Sugapa Subdistrict.
Jubi also reported that two women had injured during the armed conflict in the same location. Elepina Sani, Meky Tipogau’s mother, was shot in her hand, and now treated by locals in Yoparu Village. Meanwhile, Malopina Sani who shot in her leg referred to Timika for further medical treatment on Tuesday. (*)
Reporter: Aryo Wisanggeni G
Editor: Pipit Maizier
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