Deiyai, Jubi – Four people who were critically injured by hot bullets shots by police and mobile brigade were referred to Nabire District Hospital.
Doctor Selvius Ukago, head of emergency RSUD Deiyai said the four were referred to Nabire Hospital because Deiyai Hospital just recently built and lacked of tools and doctors who could handled.
“The number of patients who come here are eight people. One person named Yulianus Pigai has died after arriving at the hospital at about 10 minutes. Three others are more critical, so we refer to RSUD Nabire. Delianus Pekei (30), Yohanes Pekei (35) and Junior Pakage (27) and Melianus Dogopia (30) who were rushed to Paniai Hospital were also referred, Selvius Ukago told Jubi at Deiyai Hospital on Wednesday (August 2).
While others, he said, only subject to bullet’s fragments so-called minor injuries, then it performs medicine treatment to them. “Then we have sent them home,” he said.
He continued, they are all referred to Nabire for being subject to serious (heavy) wounding. Delianus Pekei was hit on the left cheek, upper left arm and back, there were about five cuts on his body. John Pekei was hit on his left knee from the inside out and some spots in the legs and waist. Junior Pakage was hit by a bullet in the left leg from outside into inside.
“There should be operation, certainly flakes will be removed,” he explained.
During treatment after the shooting, he can only conducted infuses, cleanses the wound and stops the bleeding. “We have to conduct operation in a big hospital, here is a new hospital so we lack tools and power,” he said.
The victim was taken to Nabire using a chartered plane funded by the local government of Deiyai. Regional Secretary of Deiyai Regency, Marten Ukago who is in RSUD Deiyai said, he chartered plane to transport the four victims to be treated in Nabire.
“Today we focus on the four critical victims who are still alive to be brought to Nabire. And the plane is already taken care (charter by the government),” he explained. (*)
2) NZ govt rejects West Papua human rights petition
A parliamentary committee in New Zealand has turned down a call to push for a UN special rapporteur on freedom of expression to visit West Papua.
A human rights petition, organised by West Papua Action Auckland and supported by other human rights groups and Catholic and Anglican church leaders, had sought for New Zealand to condemn the arrest and intimidation of peaceful protestors.
A spokesperson for the petitioners Maire Leadbetter said the Foreign Affairs Committee had instead opted for what she calls a 'business as usual approach that will mean little more than occasional inoffensive chats with Indonesian authorities and comments during the UN Universal Periodic Review process'.
Ms Leadbetter said she was pleased the committee doesn't deny human rights breaches in West Papua, but she was appalled Foreign Affairs officials told the committee that there was doubt about whether torture occurs in West Papua.
She said this flies in the face of extensive documentation from numerous human rights, church and academic reports all of which describes the use of torture in West Papua as endemic.
Wamena, Jubi – The West Papua National Committee (KNPB) of Yalimo region rejected the planned of establishing Yalimo Police Resort (Polres) and several Police Sectors (Polsek) in five districts of Yalimo Regency.
“We are more concern on the security of the local community,” said Chairman KNPB Yalimo region, Wene Gombo in Wamena, Tuesday (August 1).
According to him, people in Yalimo feel safe before the plan of establishing Polres and Polsek in Yalimo regency. Some examples of murders and other small problems among people can be solved on their own.
“But by the presence of more police the issues will be different; we might look at some cases of other districts with the same experience. We will facilitate all heads of villages and communities to let they talk what they are thinking on this plan, the advantages and disadvantages if the Police are present at Yalimo,” he said.
Responding to that, Jayawijaya Police Chief, AKBP Yan Pieter Reba asserted that the Police forces must established as requested or not requested anywhere in the territory of Indonesia Republic.
According to him, the previous Yalimo Regent, the late Er Daby has given a letter of grant of land submission for the construction of Yalimo Police, consist of six Polsek such as Abenaho Police, Benawa, Elelim Police, Apalapsili and all that has been programmed.
“The refusal I think only came from a personalone, I will also coordinate with the Regent of Yalimo, to talk about this. There are no people who refuse Polres establishment in there,” said Chief of Police.
The Chief of Police will follow up and find out the reason for the rejection. He argues, the police have nothing to do with political issues, because the police are present to provide services and security to the community.
“For the construction of Polsek in all areas of Jayawijaya, either in Yalimo, Nduga, Central Mamberamo and Jayawijaya there is no way to stop establishment of police building,” he said.(*)
Jayapura, Jubi – The Constitutional Court held a follow-up trial on judicial review of treason articles in the Criminal Code (KUHP). During the trial, the criminal law expert Andi Hamzah questioned the misinterpretation and misunderstanding of the article.
He argues, law enforcers in Indonesia do not understand the true meaning of the plot in Law Number 1 Year 1964 on the Criminal Code.
“The provisions on treason for crimes against state security have been mistaken or misrepresented, which will silence the people’s right to argue,” Andi said when testifying at the Court Building, in Jakarta, Tuesday (August 1).
The legal experts from Trisakti University this said, treason is attempted of murder of the state leadership, whether the execution is successful or not.
He also regretted the Government’s actions against people who are considered to commit treason.
“The misrepresentation of the plot is in question, treason is an effort to kill the president, try a coup d’etat,” he said.
Meanwhile, Vice Chairman of the National Commission on Human Rights Roichatul Aswidah said, the article that regulates the act of treason many targeted political expression.
“In the ICJR (Institute for Criminal Justice Reform) study, several cases related to peaceful political expression are charged with the treason,” Roichatul was quoted as saying in Antara in a hearing in June.
The petitioner of article 28 / PUU-XV / 2017 is Hans Wilson Wader, Meki Elosak, Jemi Yermias Kapanai, and Pastor John Jonga, and Satu Keadilan Foundation and the Gospel of the Gospel Church in Papua.
They examined Article 104, as well as Articles 106 through Article 110 of the Criminal Code. According to him, the regulation is used by the Government to criminalize the Petitioners and has impaired the constitutional rights of the Petitioners as citizens. (*)