Saturday, July 18, 2015

1) Free West Papua Campaign Newsletter July 2015

1) Free West Papua Campaign Newsletter July 2015

2) Saifuddin Requested Full Investigation in Tolikara case


1) Free West Papua Campaign Newsletter July 2015

This month we are proud and delighted to announce that West Papua has made history by being awarded observer status to the Melanesian Spearhead Group. This ground breaking news comes after months of hard work by the United Liberation Movement for West Papua (ULMWP), backed up by thousands of demonstrators across Papua. Subject to hundreds of arrests and in some cases torture, they have been supported by a mass movement across Melanesia and the rest of the world.
Thank you to all our supporters who helped to make this happen. Please continue to keep this momentum going and spread the word about what is happening in West Papua. Visit our website to find out how you can take action to help West Papua on its road to freedom.
SATURDAY, 18 JULY, 2015 | 09:26 WIB
2) Saifuddin Requested Full Investigation in Tolikara case

TEMPO.COJakarta - Minister of Religious Affairs Lukman Hakim Saifuddin deeply regreted the destruction of Muslim locations of worship during Eid prayers by a number of elements in Karubaga, the capital of Tolikara regency, Papua, on Friday, July 17, 2015, and requested for a thorough investigation.
"I deeply regret the incident in Tolikara that has ripped the inter-religious harmony fabric,” said Saifuddin on Saturday.
"I asked the law enforcement to thoroughly investigate the parties who have committed acts of vandalism and abuse, and investigate the parties behind the case," he added in a press release.
Religious Affairs Minister also appealed to Muslims through religious leaders to refrain and not be provoked, and fully entrust the completion of this matter to the police.
"In connection with the call for jihad to Papua related to the Tolikara case, I invoke the maturity and wisdom of Muslims through religious leaders not to be provoked and to do acts of retaliation," he said.
Reports said the tension began when Eid prayers a number of people pelted worshipers and shouted for them to break up. The security forces then issued warning shots to the attackers. The praying congregation decided to dissolve themselves.
Earlier, the Chairman of the Indonesian Ulema Council Din Syamsuddin made a call to Muslims in Tolikara to refrain themselves from relatiation.
“There is no need to retaliate and show them that we are tolerant people,” he said in Jakarta on Friday in response to the tension.  

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