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Septer Manufandu, Chairman of Stering Committee of Foker LSM Papua (Jubi)

Septer Manufandu, Chairman of Stering Committee of Foker LSM Papua (Jubi)

Jayapura , 30/12 ( Jubi ) – The Papua NGOs Cooperation Forum ( Foker LSM Papua) have predicted, year 2014  the way for the sustainable development in Papua will be stagnate. Septer Manufandu, Chairman of Stering Committee of Foker LSM Papua, claiming that Unit for the Acceleration of Development of Papua and West Papua ( UP4B ) is a project of the President, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono ( SBY ) .

He said 2014 will a year of both Parliament Election and Presiden Election. Any idea led as well as the new hope that is impossible to do in 2014. Especially, Autonomy Plus and dialogue that is considered could not to be implemented.

” Autonomy Plus was in the gate. This is SBY’s project since February or May before the Governor and Deputy Governor of Papua inducted. These two leaders have met SBY. When finished the meeting , Governor told to reporters SBY will conducted new regulation, Autonomy Plus. What is the plus? It is not clear and disclosed to the public, even until now. Then we translate it as a SBY’s project, beside UP4B, ” said Septer Manufandu on Monday ( 30/12 ) .

Papua, said Septer, do not need to be accelerated but the necessary is political will. Because Papua has tremendous budget and special status and a population of 1.8 million. Papua requires political will to speed up the process of development.

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” The weakness at the moment is how to expand the reach of government services to the maximum in terms of health , education and social economy. Health services , everywhere is bad.” said Septer.

Septer added there should be a clear grand design in economic development . Do not just focus on the exploitation of natural resources alone .

” In Teluk Cenderawasih there is oil and gas blocks owned by Repsol. In Bomberai, there is consortium for Mina Politan, in Merauke there is MIFEE. This is part of the acceleration of the economic with an exploitation natural resources approach . Again, only pursued growth and marginalize the customary people , raises another aspect of social disaster, ” he said again .

In a forum Deputies, Septer added, UP4B stating they present to deal with the social disaster in Papua . But it is not clear what is meant by the social disaster .

” It means nothing. In terms of the government ‘s perspective, this little population can be accelerated with the infrastructure expansion. But at the same time could marginalize them . The reality we face today are expansion was not effective. There is incorrect budget used and corruption everywhere . It does not solve the problem , just move the problem from the center to the regions . Not solve the problem but to accumulate,” said Septer.

Program Manager of Foker LSM Papua , Abner Mansai said the development of community life in Papua during 2013, marked by a variety of problems , political , human rights , natural resource management , indigenous peoples , women and other issues . Almost all of these problems can not be resolved properly . These issues are also actually an accumulation of the same issue year after year which are not handled properly .

” For example , in various areas, human rights violations in Papua is still happening , Papua problem resolution through peaceful dialogue that continues to be driven by the people of Papua did not get a positive response from Jakarta , deforestation and forest conversion for large scale business interests such as oil palm and mining still rampant occurs , exploitation of natural resources ( SDA ) is still underway , both legal and illegal, ” said Abner Mansai .

In terms of the environment according to him , the local government ‘s commitment to support mitigation and adaptation to climate change could not be realised. It can be seen from the increasing of investment licenses in several areas that could potentially damage the forest , only by reason of an increase in local revenue (PAD). On the other hand , expropriation of land and resources of indigenous peoples, often happens .

” For example, the expropriation of land belonging to indigenous communities in Merauke Malind Anim for the benefit of the Merauke Integrated Food and Energy Estate ( MIFEE ) and illegal gold mining in Degeuwo ( Paniai ),” Abner said. (Jubi/Arjuna/Victor Mambor)

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Six defendants of anti-racism protest in Jayapura sentenced to six months jail

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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.

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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

 

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Two civilians reportedly killed in Sugapa

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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.

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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. (*)

 

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Military spokesperson says victims of military operation in Sugapa are members of insurgent group

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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.

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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. (*)

 

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