Tuesday, December 24, 2013

1) Watchdog wants action over West Papuan's suspicious death

1) Watchdog wants action over West Papuan's suspicious death
2) West Papuan activist pleads for Kogoya post mortem to go ahead
3) WHY THE CONSULATE RI BLOCK Vanimo autopsy DANNY Kogoya ? 
4) Titus Christ Pekey: Campaigning  for Papua’s world heritage 



1) Watchdog wants action over West Papuan's suspicious death

Updated at 3:18 pm on 24 December 2013
The Asian Human Rights Commission is adding its voice to concerns at the death of West Papua separatist militia leader, Danny Kogoya.
Mr Kogoya died in hospital in Vanimo in Papua New Guinea last week, reportedly of liver failure due to the presence of unusual chemicals in his body.
A doctor in Vanimo has suggested poison was administered while Mr Kogoya was a patient at the hospital - he had been there receiving treatment.
A year earlier Mr Kogoya had been shot by the Indonesian military which subsequently amputated his leg, an operation for which he had not given permission.
The death has been officially classified as a murder and the court in Vanimo last week ordered that an autopsy to be carried out.
But the Commission says Indonesian officials are preventing the hospital in Vanimo from going ahead and it says this raises suspicions of Jakarta's involvement in Mr Kogoya's death.
The Commission has called for a letter writing campaign to put the issue before political leaders in Indonesia and PNG.


2) West Papuan activist pleads for Kogoya post mortem to go ahead

Updated at 3:11 pm on 23 December 2013
A West Papuan activist in Papua New Guinea's Vanimo says they are still to resolve a dispute with Indonesian authorities over the body of a former Papuan military commander, Danny Kogoya.
Mr Kogoya, who had been a regional commander in the separatist militia, the OPM, lost a leg in an attack by Indonesian security forces in Jayapura more than a year ago.
He died last week in Vanimo where he had been in hiding after escaping across the border.
There are claims he was poisoned.
Jeffrey Bomanak says Indonesia's Vanimo consulate is stopping an autopsy being carried out on the body but he says it is vital this is done before the holiday and to allow Mr Kogoya's funeral to go ahead in Jayapura.
"We have to complete the post mortem process. And then after that I want Papua New Guinea government, especially Indonesian government, have to give a good guarantee so I can bring the body to Jayapura."
A West Papuan activist Jeffery Bomanak.

A google translate of article in Jubi. Be-aware google translate can be a bit erratic.
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3) WHY THE CONSULATE RI BLOCK Vanimo autopsy DANNY Kogoya ? 
Author : Victor Mambor on December 24 , 2013 at 10:46:33 WP
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Vanimo Court Case documents stating that Kogoya Danny 's death is a murder case ( Doc. Jubi )

Jayapura , 24/12 ( Jubi ) - On the same day the orders issued Vanimo Vanimo Court House to conduct an autopsy on the body of Danny Kogoya , four people came to see the Vanimo Hospital Management and asked to cancel the autopsy . Two of the four men identified as the Indonesian consulate in Vanimo staff .

Danny Kogoya , which is touted as the commander of the National Liberation Army of Free Papua Movement ( TPN / OPM ) crossed into PNG after being released from jail because no letter Abepura elongation arrest. In November , Danny Kogoya do a leg amputated as a result of being shot by Indonesian police in Vanimo Hospital . In addition to medical treatment for his leg , the doctors in Vanimo also try to identify the cause of swelling in some parts of the body of Danny . He underwent blood tests four times in Vanimo Hospital . The doctors at the hospital Vanimo later claimed Danny 's blood test results is something that is " complicated " .

The family of Danny Kogoya get a medical report during hospital visits Vanimo on the date of December 15, 2013 . Then , on 17 December 2013 , the family asks Danny Vanimo Court House to give permission to bring Danny 's body back to Indonesia so he could be buried in Jayapura . The family includes Danny medical report issued by the Vanimo Hospital . After seeing the medical documents , Vanimo Court House Court concluded that Danny 's death was a homicide. The medical report stated that Danny suffers Liver Cirrhosis ( Liver Cirrhosis ) that cause human heart failed to function . Many causes of cirrhosis include chemicals ( such as alcohol , fat , and certain medications ) , viruses , toxic metals ( such as iron and copper that accumulate in the liver as a result of genetic diseases ) , and autoimmune liver disease in which the immune system attacks the liver .

Amos Bonn , medic Vanimo Court House which makes Danny Kogoya death report , when contacted Jubi ( 23/12 ) , said the court issued an order Vanimo autopsy on the same day , Tuesday ( 17/12 ) .
" Clock time 13:00 Vanimo , dated December 17, 2013 , the court issued an order to perform an autopsy on the body of Danny after I made the coronary report . " Said Amos Bonn .

About what caused the death of Danny so Vanimo court conclude as a homicide , Bonn Amos said of the hospital's medical records known to have unusual chemical in the body of Danny .
" Dany 's death likely caused by the presence of unusual chemicals in the body . A doctor in Vanimo General Hospital allegedly has incorporated certain chemicals that are placed in the body of Danny when he was treated at Vanimo General Hospital . "Added Amos Bonn .

When an autopsy will be conducted at 15:00 pm on the same day , after Danny 's family brought a medical specialist , the four men met with hospital management and preventing the autopsy . Two of the four men identified as the Indonesian consulate in Vanimo staff , one of which is known by the people of Vanimo as Father 's Day . While the other two are not known to their identity and what capacity they were present at the time Vanimo Hospital .

" Consulate staff did not give any reason when canceling an autopsy . We were just told that it was done , though equally delicious from your party ( family Dany - ed) and our party ( consulate - ed ) . "Said Jeffrey P to Jubi , Tuesday ( 24/12 ) .

Dated December 19, 2013 , the Consulate General of the Republic of Indonesia held a meeting with Governor Saundaun Province , Papua New Guinea . It is not known what the meeting topic . Dated December 22, 2013 meeting between Dany 's family , the staff of the Indonesian consulate in Vanimo and Sandaun local governments and Vanimo . During the meeting , the Indonesian Consulate finally agreed to perform an autopsy , but stressed that it must be done no later than Monday, December 23, 2013 . But the autopsy could not be performed until today, Tuesday ( 24/12 ) .

Agree Perform Autopsy After New Year
After the autopsy could not be performed until December 23 , the Government of Papua New Guinea finally ( PNG ) , the family and the Indonesian consulate in Vanimo agreed to perform an autopsy on the body of Danny Kogoya at the beginning of the new year .

Matthew Murib contacted Jubi admit there have been several meetings between city government Vanimo , PNG Government , the Indonesian Consulate in Vanimo and Danny Kogoya family party .
' Each party has agreed to perform autopsy Danny Kogoya after the new year , to appreciate the celebration of Christmas and New Year . " Said Matthew Murib that acts as a mediator in an attempt to return the body of Danny Kogoya to Jayapura on Tuesday ( 24/12 ) .

According to Matthew , the last few days has made ​​meeting separately and jointly between the city government Vanimo , PNG Government , the Indonesian Consulate in Vanimo and Danny Kogoya family parties to find a solution to Dany Kogoya the corpse is still in the hospital Vanimo .
" Coordination continues to run , had about 80 percent was for this case . " Said Matthew Murib .

Family Party Danny Kogoya , Jeffrey P when contacted Jubi ( 24/12 ) confirms this . Jeffrey admitted that the family had also met with the Government of PNG , Indonesian Consulate in Vanimo to discuss this .
" At first Indonesian Consul in Vanimo not agree to do an autopsy . They would , Danny's body was sent immediately to Jayapura . Let equally delicious , they said at the time. But after PNG authorities are represented Moses Pei from the PNG government abroad come to Vanimo to discuss this , they finally agreed . We , the family met Jahar Gultom , head of the Indonesian consulate in Vanimo , yesterday , Monday ( 23/12 - red ) . Previously , we have met with Moses Pei from the PNG government abroad . We had a deal , to appreciate Christmas and New Year , Danny's body will be autopsied after the new year . "Said Jeffrey .
Death is blocking the investigation or PNG Constitutional Violations
Both Indonesia and Papua New Guinea constitution guarantees the right to life for all people . Under international law , the right to life requires the state's obligation not only to refrain from arbitrary taking of life of individuals , but also to conduct an investigation into the unnatural death of the individual . By blocking the investigation into the death of Danny Kogoya , Indonesia has violated its own constitution and international human rights obligations .

Coupled with the presence of chemicals in the body that is unusual and Danny Kogoya Vanimo doctor's statement that there are certain chemicals in the body Dany , Indonesian Consulate action that cancels autopsy Dany Kogoya , has led to accusations that Danny Kogoya been poisoned to death slowly by the Indonesian authorities . Previously , Indonesian Intelligence Agency ( State Intelligence Agency , NIA ) involved in the murder of Munir Said Thalib , an Indonesian human rights activist , who was poisoned with arsenic on a flight to Amsterdam in 2004 . ( Jubi / Victor Mambor )

4) Titus Christ Pekey: Campaigning  for Papua’s world heritage 
Nethy Dharma Somba, The Jakarta Post, Jayapura, Papua | People | Tue, December 24 2013, 11:51 AM
Titus Christ Pekey has been known as a noken (traditional Papuan woven bag) campaigner since his successful bid to get the Papuan traditional bags recognized by the UNESCO as one of the world’s objects of intangible cultural heritage on Dec. 4, 2012 in Paris.

Noken was added to the list of objects of intangible cultural heritage from Indonesia after wayang (shadow puppets, 2003), kris (2005), batik (2009), angklung (bamboo musical instruments, 2010) and Aceh’s saman dance (2011).

The struggle waged by Titus, however, isn’t over yet. “The recognition of noken as a world heritage is the beginning rather than the end of our struggle to make noken well known all over the globe, because as a cultural heritage it should be preserved by involving the entire world population,” the 39-year-old pointed out.

Titus has campaigned for the opening of noken museums currently under construction in the provinces of West Papua and Papua. He is also striving for the inclusion of the study of noken as part of primary school curriculum in Papua and West Papua. According to him, noken makers are now mostly senior citizens while younger people are rarely involved, some even completely ignorant of the item.

The Education and Culture Ministry’s directorate general of culture has organized a seminar on noken in the Papuan school curriculum. “It’s now time for Papuan governors, regents and mayors to incorporate the study of noken so that children become familiar with noken from an early age,” appealed Titus.

 Titus is also initiating the setting up of noken studios or centers all over Papua. Apart from functioning as noken sale centers, such studios can also serve as training workshops where tourists can also observe the weaving or knitting process of the typical Papuan bags. “Today, noken bags are sold by women on sidewalks,’’ he said.

Titus was born in Wakeitei, Deiyai regency, Papua, on Sept. 19, 1975. The 2008 graduate of Atmajaya University, Yogyakarta, is now a researcher at the Papua Ecological Institute focusing on Papuan cultural and environmental issues. Since his childhood, Titus has used noken to carry his books to school and keep packed rations on long journeys, thus practically serving all purposes of daily activity.

The Papuans living in the central mountain ranges also use noken as portable beds for babies and children. “While traveling or going to plantations, women put their children in nokens and carry them round. I was frequently asleep in the bag till the age of nine,” said Papua Governor Lukas Enembe at the first anniversary commemoration of noken as a world heritage in Jayapura on Dec. 4.

People carrying noken are found everywhere in Papua, including on campuses, in churches and supermarkets. Especially during cultural events, noken bags are mostly used by those present. At the Baliem Valley Cultural Festival held annually in August in Wamena, Jayawijaya, Papua, for instance, nearly all the women attending carried noken as part of their attire.

Noken can also be modified to become head covers and even adorned as clothing. At the meeting of religious leaders, communal figures and government representatives from 16 regencies in the central ranges zone in Jayapura on Dec. 9-12, all female committee members and dancers wore noken along with dresses. Small-sized bags are usually strapped to the body while bigger ones with more stuff are fastened to the head.

The materials for noken crafting vary, notably dried tree bark turned into yarn for knitting, besides the skin of orchid stems. Orchid-based noken can be very expensive, reaching the price range of Rp 2 - 3 million (US$164-246) per bag. The orchid bags are only found in the region of Paniai and its vicinity, and are used only by selected people, mostly being granted as gifts to respectable personalities.

The traditional bags made by most Papuan women are knitted from modern yarn sold in shops. They are easy to obtain and come in a variety of colors, making the price of such noken lower — between Rp 50,000 and Rp 300,000 per bag. The large quantity of noken made from ready-made yarn also worries Titus because the genuine noken from Papua’s natural materials may gradually vanish.

Lince Mote, 26, a noken maker, admitted that it was more convenient to use yarn from shops to weave noken compared to raw materials like tree bark.

“The widespread use of yarn is indeed feared to result in the loss of noken’s philosophical meaning. Bark-based noken bags are transparent, which means openness. Yarn-made bags are tightly closed. This is an inevitable trend, but noken imbued with Papuan culture should be preserved,’’ he added.

Meanwhile, Papua Governor Enembe will issue a regulation stipulating provisions on the protection, preservation and utilization of noken so that the traditional bags will not only enjoy the recognition as a cultural heritage but also become one of the economic resources of the region’s population.

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