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Gelar Aksi Tandingan Rakyat Papua, Bara NKRI Bertindak Anarkis di Jayapura

Written By WP News on Kamis, 02 Juni 2016 | 12.58

Massa Bara NKRI Saat Pawai di Jayapura. (Facebook)
Papua - Ribuan rakyat Papua yang dikoordinir oleh Komite Nasional Papua Barat (KNPB) diberbagai kota dan kabupaten di seluruh tanah Papua, pada hari selasa, 31 Mei 2016, menggelar aksi serentak secara damai, sebagai bentuk dukungan kepada United Liberation Movement For West Papua (ULMWP) yang rencananya akan didaftarkan sebagai anggota penuh di MSG. Dalam aksi damai yang digelar ini, ratusan aktivis dan rakyat Papua diamankan oleh kepolisian Republik Indonesia di tanah Papua, dan bahkan massa aksi yang hendak bergerak menuju titik aksi yang telah ditetapkan, diblokade oleh aparat gabungan (TNI-Polri) yang telah bersiaga dengan bersenjata lengkap.
Meski ratusan aktivis dan rakyat Papua ditangkap (597 orang), dan massa aksi diblokade oleh TNI-Polri, aksi damai yang dilakukan oleh rakyat Papua tetap berjalan dengan damai, hingga pembacaan pernyataan sikap dilakukan, tanpa ada perlawanan dan tindakan anarkis sedikitpun dari massa aksi terhadap tindakan represif yang dilakukan oleh aparat. 

Sala Seorang Mama Papua, Korban Penganiaayaan Massa Bara NKRI
Guna merespon aksi damai yang dilakukan oleh ribuan rakyat Papua di seluruh tanah Papua, pada 31 mei 2016, hari ini, kamis 02 juni 2016, dikabarkan puluhan orang yang tergabung dalam Barisan Rakyat Pembela NKRI (Bara NKRI), melakukan aksi tandingan di kota Jayapura, yang diback up oleh TNI-Polri. Massa aksi yang tergabung dalam aksi yang dimotori oleh Bara NKRI ini sendiri, mayoritas dari massa orang non Papua yang kebanyakan berprofesi sebagai tukang ojek, supir taksi dan beberapa orang pedagang yang berada di Jayapura.

Aksi yang digelar oleh Bara NKRI, dikabarkan dilakukan dengan anarkis, 2 orang mama Papua dianiaya tanpa sebab di depan Kampus Uncen 1, Padang Bulan, toko-toko dan kios-kios sepanjang ruas jalan sentani hingga Jayapura dipaksakan massa untuk ditutup dan pemilik toko serta kios dipaksakan untuk ikut terlibat dalam aksi brutal yang dilakukan Bara NKRI. Tak hanya itu, merasa leluasa karena di back up aparat, ketika massa ini tiba di kantor DPRP, massa membentak-bentak para anggota dewan yang menemui massa ini, dan mengecam beberapa anggota DPRP yang hadir dalam aksi damai yang digelar oleh KNPB bersama rakyat Papua pada tanggal 31 mei kemarin.

Dalam tuntutanya, Bara NKRI menyatakan untuk segera membubarkan KNPB beserta ULMWP, dan mendesak pemerintah Indonesia untuk membangun komunikasi kepada pemerintah Inggris, agas segera mendeportasi Mr. Benny Wenda yang saat ini adalah warga negara Inggris, kembali ke Indonesia, dengan alasan Benny Wenda adalah DPO. Dari pantauan dilapangan disebutkan bahwa, selain diback up oleh TNI-Polri, massa yang tergabung dalam Bara NKRI juga ternyata dibiayai oleh aparat, selain itu, massa yang tergabungpun dibayar oleh aparat untuk sekedar hadir dan terlibat dalam aksi anarkis yang diseting oleh aparat. (wp)
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MSG chair denies claims of lack of commitment

Written By WP News on Sabtu, 28 Mei 2016 | 03.16

Manasseh Sogavare Photo: RNZI
The chairman of the Melanesian Spearhead Group has denied a media suggestion that he is not committed to the upcoming special leaders' summit.
Manasseh Sogavare, who is also Solomon Islands' prime minister, has singled out the Pacific Islands News Association for an item claiming he would not be attending the upcoming MSG summit.
The suggestion by PINA's item that leaders were not giving serious attention to the MSG summit has been strongly rejected by Mr Sogavare.
The MSG summit, which was originally scheduled for Port Vila at the start of the month, was postponed at the last minute.
This has been attributed from various parties to either a brief period of instability in Solomon Islands politics or the busy schedule for leaders of MSG full members: Papua New Guinea, Fiji, Solomons, Vanuatu and New Caledonia's FLNKS Kanaks movement.
In the last week or so the summit was re-scheduled for this weekend in Papua New Guinea's capital by PNG prime minister Peter O'Neill.
However the MSG chairman is unable to be in Port Moresby at this time as the Solomons parliament is still in session.
Furthermore, Mr O'Neill is in Japan to attend the G7 summit in PNG's capacity as an outreach country.
Mr Sogavare's office proposed that the MSG summit be held from the 29th of May to the 1st of June.
However, Mr O'Neill reportedly told the MSG Chair that these dates would be unsuitable for PNG due to commitments next week as host of an African, Caribbean and Pacific group summit in Port Moresby around the same time.
The office of the MSG Chair said it would be consulting with leaders on new dates and venue for the special leaders' summit.
However the schedule changes, and uncertainty around the date of the summit, have added to perceptions of disharmony within the MSG.
It remains unclear why the summit venue was shifted from Vanuatu to PNG.
However there has been clear discord over two issues expected to be addressed at the upcoming summit.
One is the MSG chair's well-publicised frustration over Indonesia's response to the MSG's deep concerns about West Papua, a sentiment which other MSG members have echoed.
The other issue is the premature announcement of Fiji diplomat Amena Yauvoli as the new Director General of the MSG, something which PNG and Vanuatu took exception to.
However Mr Sogavare said there was no question as to his and other leaders' commitment to attending the MSG Summit as there were important agendas to be discussed.
These include the motion by Vanuatu for the granting of full MSG membership to the United Liberation Movement of West Papua.

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Asian human rights group condemns ‘illegal arrests’ of Papuans

Written By WP News on Selasa, 24 Mei 2016 | 15.56

West Papuan protesters with the Morning Star flag ... call for release of 15 arrested at Mimika, Papua. Image: West Papua Media
The Asian Human Rights Commission has condemned the forced dispersal of peaceful Papuan protesters and their illegal arrest in Kampung Bhintuka-SP13 field in Mimika, Timika district, this week.
“We have been informed that 12 protesters were taken into police custody in Kuala Kencana for further investigation and questioning,” the AHRC said in a statement.
“Prior to the protest, the indigenous Papuans had informed the police of their intention to call for an end to rampant human rights violations in Papua.
“Despite this, the police suddenly forcibly dispersed the demonstration, with the claim that one of the protesters called for a referendum in his speech for indigenous Papuans who suffer from rampant violations conducted by the Indonesian security forces.”
The AHRC said it had also learned that the police had warned and intimidated local religious leaders to avoid political activities and speaking about human rights violations and referendums in churches.
“Over the last year, countless cases of forced dissolution of protesters in Papua and West Papua province have been observed. In all of these cases, the police have not taken the responsibility to examine whether or not the use of excessive force was lawful.”
At the same time, civilians did not have effective complaint mechanisms to challenge the police’s use of excessive force and abuse of power, said the AHRC.
Protection obligation
“As state party to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights with the promulgation of National Law No. 11 of 2005, the Indonesian government is obliged to ensure that the right to freedom of opinion and assembly is protected, as noted in Article 21 of the Covenant:
“The right of peaceful assembly shall be recognized. No restrictions may be placed on the exercise of this right other than those imposed in conformity with the law and which are necessary in a democratic society in the interests of national security or public safety, public order (ordre public), the protection of public health or morals or the protection of the rights and freedoms of others.”
The government should take the forced dissolution of protests and police excessive use of force seriously, particularly as a National Commission on Human Rights report states that the highest number of human rights violations in Indonesia, including Papua, are conducted by the police, said AHRC.
“Besides the failure of police reform, the government is also failing to evaluate its policy upon Papua and West Papua, despite the protection of indigenous Papuans being a priority of President Joko Widodo’s administration.”
The AHRC noted with concern that the law enforcement agencies and criminal justice system in Papua and West Papua provinces had themselves become part of the problem.
“As a result of the judicial mechanism failing to fulfill the right to justice for indigenous Papuans, Papuan people do not see that their rights are fulfilled and respected in the manner of Indonesian citizens by the government,” said AHRC.
“Rather, the presence of state security forces in the region has led to routine violence and the restriction of their freedom of opinion, assembly and thought.
‘Release all detainees’
“The government of Indonesia should therefore take immediate action to release all detained protesters who took part in peaceful demonstrations, and guarantee that any future peaceful protest is protected by the law and similar violations will not recur.
“The government should further evaluate the presence of the Indonesian security forces in Papua and West Papua province, particularly as the proportion of the forces is not equal to that of the local indigenous Papuans, and far from protection, their presence has only resulted in rampant human rights violations against the Papuans.
“Lastly, the government should be more consistent in implementing the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and show its seriousness by enforcing the law based upon fair trial principles.”

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NGO claims mixed results on Jakarta's Papua media policy

Written By WP News on Selasa, 17 November 2015 | 21.33

The Governor of Papua Province,Lukas Enembe, (far left), 
welcomes the Indonesian President Joko Widodo.
Human Rights Watch says Indonesia's new policy on foreign media access to West Papua has had mixed results.
It's six months since President Joko Widodo announced that restrictions on foreign journalists visiting Papua were being lifted.
While a handful of foreign journalists have visited, HRW says there is extremely uneven implementation of Jokowi's policy.
HRW Asia's deputy director Phelim Kine says that within elements of Indonesia's government and security forces, there remains severe resistance to allowing access to Papua.
"It's going to be a long-term process to bring those elements of the government and security agencies who have implemented these restrictions over more than a quarter of a century to step back and to allow foreign media to actually allow foreign media to actually have that unimpeded access that President Joko Widodo - to his credit - has announced should be the case."
Phelim Kine says foreign NGOs, UN rights experts and academics remain restricted from visiting Papua.
HRW is today releasing a new report, "Something to Hide? Indonesia's Restrictions on Media Freedom and Rights Monitoring in Papua", which also documents regular self-censorship by journalists based in Papua and the security forces' manipulation of local media outlets.
Mr Phelim Kine says the president's announcement in May was welcome but has been very unevenly applied.
He says it's important that president Widodo send an explicit directive on the policy for all Indonesian security agencies and ministries to follow.
"The absense of that document in a bureaucratic system provides wide wiggle room for bureaucrats to not let people go to Papua. The second thing - and this is hugely important - the government needs to lift its restrictions on access to Papua by international non-government organisations, UN experts and foreign academics."


Sumber : http://www.radionz.co.nz

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Two Indonesian soldiers convicted for Papuan deaths

Two Indonesian soldiers have been convicted and imprisoned for their role in the deaths of two Papuans in Mimika in August.

Jayapura port, Papua 
The Jakarta Post reports that the court sentenced Makher Rehatta and Gregorius R. Geta to prison terms of 12 years and three years respectively for murder and aggravated assault.
Two other soldiers are still on trial for their role in the incident in which the four soldiers, who were allegedly drunk, opened fire with assault rifles on a group of Papuans who were holding a local Thanksgiving ceremony in front of a church in Mimika regency.
Human Rights Watch has welcomed the conviction as a rare example of accountability over military abuses in Papua.
However the NGO says it's only a start, since there are many other military abuses which have not been investigated.
In the rare cases where soldiers have been convicted by a military court, the sentences have been extremely lenient.

Sumber : http://www.radionz.co.nz
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Pacific News Minute: Unrest in West Papua After Police Shooting

Written By WP News on Jumat, 02 Oktober 2015 | 11.21

Credit Wikipedia Commons
Protests in West Papua this week, after Indonesian Police shot two 17 year old boys - one of whom died. This is the fifth time this year that civilians have been fired on by soldiers or police in the restive province, with now eight reported killed.  We have more from Neal Conan in the Pacific News Minute.
According to reports, Indonesian police pursued two seventeen year old high school students near a market on Monday and opened fire.  Kaleb Bogau was hit in the chest and died on the scene.  Efrando Sabarofek was wounded in the chest and leg and was reported in critical condition.  As yet, there's been no public statement by police, but Kaleb Bogau's family described the shooting as a political assassination and reportedly refused an apology sent by text message from Paulus Waterpau, the regional chief of police.

The dead boy's father, the Reverend Obed Bogau, is active in a West Papuan independence group. Reports say he asked police to investigate both this case and an incident last month in the same area:  Timika, when soldiers fired into a group of ethnic Kamoros at a traditional celebration and killed two.  Shortly afterwards, an Indonesian Military Spokesman said the soldiers had been attacked by a mob and fired in self-defense, but the Regional commander, Brigadier General Supartidi, told the Jakarta Post that two officers were drunk when they fired into the crowd and had been arrested.

Last month, West Papuan activists appealed to the Pacific Islands Forum to send a team into West Papua to investigate human rights abuses.  The Indonesian representative bluntly told the Forum to "stay out of our business, and not to meddle in the internal affairs of a sovereign state".  There was no move to establish a fact finding mission.

Sumber : http://hpr2.org

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