“It happened in Pirime, Lany Jaya district, this afternoon,” Maj. Gen. Fransen G. Siahaan, head of the Cenderawasih military command, told the Jakarta Globe on Monday.
Fransen said the fight broke out when members of the National Police’s Mobile Brigade (Brimob) were conducting a raid in Pirime subdistrict.
One member of the Armed Forces (TNI) happened to pass by in a truck. The patrolling Brimob officers insisted on searching the soldier, despite his claim that he was TNI.
“There was a misunderstanding, the Brimob officer scolded the soldier and said: ‘I am not afraid of soldiers!” Fransen said.
The argument escalated and the soldier, whose identity has not been disclosed, stepped out of the truck and walked to the TNI post in Pirime to report the incident to his commander.
The post commander, Lt. Ali, along with several of his men, and the chief of Pirime Police, headed to the location to restore calm.
“But when they approached with the truck, the commander and the police chief were shot — maybe the Brimob members thought they came to retaliate and therefore they opened fire,” Fransen said.
He added that Ali was shot in his leg.
Fransen said the situation in Pirime was under control after the gunfire. He said he had coordinated with the chief of Papua Police to disarm all involved.
Papua Police Chief Insp. Gen. Yotje Mende, however, denied the incident in Pirime altogether.
“It is not true that there has been a shooting between the police and TNI,” he said.
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4) News Photos KNPB Nabire Facilitation Urges People State Exempt 2 French Journalists
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Nabire, STEP MAGAZINE - This morning on Monday (10.13.14), hundreds of the Papuan people who are members of the West Papua National Committee (KNPB) held a peaceful rally in West Papua National Flower Garden, Oyehe Nabire.
They urged the Indonesian government to immediately release two French journalists Thomas Dandois and Valentine Bourrat Papua Police arrested last August 7, 2014 in Wamena of Papua.
"Today has been 3 months French journalist was isolated by Indonesia in Jayapura. We come together across Papua to Papuans are calling for their liberation. We have them released and return to their media and their families. They are not wrong, what wrong they? There what in Papua? There is what the Indonesian government? "said Chairman KNPB Nabire region, Sadrak Kudiai.
He explains, "It has been more than 52 years of Indonesian Papua New isolation. Sehendak We can not talk us over our land. Foreign journalists could not enter, international monitors could not enter. All sound we ended up catching and killing. Sometime later we were discharged in state of an isolated and silent. "
Monitoring majalahselangkah.com, the unfurl a banner call action exemption 2 of the journalists. A number of flags KNPB stretched and looked some dressed in traditional Papuan there.
Escorted hundreds of peaceful demonstrations and dozens of police and army / military armed. The demonstration ended at around 13:00 local time in peace.
Known, a similar demonstration was held in all the land of Papua, in Jayapura, Timika, Manokwari, Merauke, Wamena, and a number of other districts. Papuan students in Bandung and Yogyakarta also reportedly staged the same. (HI / 003 / MS)