Thursday, December 10, 2015

1) PAPUAN STUDENTS REJECT PRESENCE OF PALM OIL COMPANY IN NABIRE


2) Setara Institute: Approach to Papua Must Change
3) Jokowi will be given a list of human rights cases Papua
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1) PAPUAN STUDENTS REJECT PRESENCE OF PALM OIL COMPANY IN NABIRE


Jayapura, Jubi – Papuas Students joined Yerisiam–Gua tribe in rejecting the oil palm company Nabire Baru, which allegedly never fulfills the rights of indigenous peoples, cthe hairman of Independent Students Forum, Teko Kogoya, said.
The students held a demonstration in front of the Administrative Court in Waena, Jayapura, Papua on last week.
“One hundred percent, we support the demand of the tribe to revoke the company’s license issued by the Governor of Papua, Barnabas Suebu No. 142 in 2008 for PT Nabire Nabire,” Kogoya said.
According to him, the revocation of the license is a necessity because the company caused deforestation, making unproductive land and taking away the rights of local communities.
“Palm trees absorb water. The soil becomes dry. The Company started to not recognize the rights of the community, ” he said.

Secretary of the Forum Peduli Papua, Soren Kiriho, said that the company had damaged the natural resources which is the source of life.
“The destruction of the ecosystem, break the chain of life,” he added.
Therefore, the government must suspend its licenses and carry out reforestation program.
“We ask for reforestation,” he said.
People of Yerisiam -Gua have suing the decree of the Governor to the Administrative Court of Jayapura since last month. Until this news was written Jubi has not managed to get clarification from the company. (Mawel Benny/ Tina)
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THURSDAY, 10 DECEMBER, 2015 | 17:16 WIB
2) Setara Institute: Approach to Papua Must Change

TEMPO.COJakarta - Setara Institute National Council secretary Benny Susetyo or known as Romo Benny said the military approach towards the Papuan must be changed into dialogue approach. “Sincere and honest dialogue must be built to end violence,” said Benny on Wednesday, December 9.
 
Benny said dialogue is the only way to end separatism in Papua. He continued that the central government always fears that if the government established dialogue with the people of Papua, it would seem like Papua wanted to be independent [from Indonesia].
 
According to Benny, Papua issue is complicated because it concerns with the emergence of global capitalism and interests of those who have access to natural resources in Papua.
 
There are also attempts from the people of Papua to conduct peaceful dialogue with the central government. “There are negotiators from each tribe,” said Benny.
 
Setara Institue deputy chairman Azas Tigor Naipospos said Papuan’s dignity must be restored through recognizing and awarding them. “If you think about when Jokowi came to Papua, why was Papua Governor not present?”
 
Benny added that there have been attempts from President Joko Widodo to solve Papua conflict. “However, there seems some people, either from the military or those who have access to natural resources, who are trying to sabotage what Jokowi is doing in Papua”.
 
DIKO OKTARA


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A gogle translate of article in Suarapapua.com.be-aware google translate can be a bit erratic.

3) Jokowi will be given a list of human rights cases Papua
By: Elisa Sekenyap | Thursday, December 10, 2015 - 21:37 pm |

Wamena, SUARAPAPUA.com --- Commemorating the world human rights day, December 10, 2015, Human Rights Care Team Central Mountains of Papua convey some important notes regarding the human rights situation in Papua Mountains, which until today has not been revealed, including the omission by the parties should resolve the human rights violations ,

This was stated by Chairman Concerned HAM Central Mountains, Theo Hesegem accompanied by Father John Jonga, Julian Ivan Simamora, Cyrus Simalango, Papua Traditional Council (DAP) Lapago, Engelbert Surabut, a female character Maria Wetipo and cultural Niko Ricard Lokobal and a number of activists humanitarian Thursday (10/12/2015).

According to Theo, these things will be presented to the public, but also to the President of the Republic of Indonesia, Ir. Joko Widodo. Especially about the violation of Economic, Social and Cultural (ESC), such as fuel shortages and high prices of Nine Staples (groceries) are strangling society in the region in the Central Mountains.

"The impression is no discrimination compared to other Indonesian society. Including, poor conditions and health services and education is still poor, "said Theo told reporters in the House of Wamena Catholic Bina, Thursday afternoon.

He revealed this fact for not a few health workers and teachers who are not at home in the place of duty. In addition, health centers and schools without adequate facilities.

"As a result of that, our society is still in a state far behind," he said.

Another problem, said Theo, a program of the Central Government, as Raskin and housing for people in Papua is not transparent and accountable. The programs were not clear who penanggungjawabnya and how the systems and procedures that should be.

"Almost all of them are not well targeted, it is not cost effective, no exact number, not timely, inaccurate and does not match the quality of the culture," he said.

More about the village fund, which in essence fund governance, the implementation of development, social development and community empowerment, said Theo, realization is not much give sustainable benefits for the people of the village.

"As it turns out exhausted evenly divided between the public and even some village officials diverted funds for personal gain," tudingnya.

Not only that, further Theo, small and medium-sized business opportunities for the indigenous people of Papua are not supported and facilitated by the government.

"OAP allowed to compete with non-Papuan traders who have the capital, experience and a strong network. Including, the facilities provided for the indigenous Papuan traders was made without proper planning, so redundant, "he said.

Theo also highlights the rise of the proposed expansion of the New Autonomous Region (DOB) that continue to roll without any direction from the local government. It is thought, could potentially trigger horizontal conflict between supporters and opponents.

Concerning civil and political rights, he said, such as the existence of some cases of violence carried out arbitrarily by law enforcement officials and many cases of violence that caused the death of the state apparatus.

"As yet the settlement of cases from 2008 to the present and the perpetrators are allowed to remain free," said Theo.

Various cases of arrest against OAP done with separatism stigmatization or criminalization of indigenous peoples without any checks beforehand, which turns upon inspection found no faults, so then released again.

"Society can not freely embody democracy and express their opinions because of obstructed, threatened and arrested."

"Local journalists who cover violence intimidated by the authorities in order to proclaim the apparatus as desired. While foreign journalists still complicated to cover in Papua, "said Theo.

Moreover, the persistence of the detention and arrest by officials who often ignore legal procedures as well as threats, torture and even shooting. Some legal issues that occur among people not immediately enforced, so as to let people continue fighting, including cases of violence against women and children.

Like, still goes on violence in Karubaga, Tolikara, July 17, 2015, now followed by legal proceedings against the alleged perpetrators of the attack and burning kiosks.

However, ironically, the shooter from the authorities to the people who caused one dead and eleven wounded just left.

"The cases that occurred in Enarotali (December 8, 2014), Yakuhimo (March 15, 2015), Timika (28 August and 28 September 2015), and other regions in Papua until now ignored, even though many parties have often questioned and urged completion fair."
 
"Negligence cases of violence committed by these state officials give the impression that violence is condoned or even carried out by the state," he concluded.

Editor: Mary

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