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1) Police claim raid on Papuan dormitory to anticipate 'Bloody Biak' film screening

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2) Police and military raid Papuan student dormitory in Surabaya
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1) Police claim raid on Papuan dormitory to anticipate 'Bloody Biak' film screening

Suara.com - July 7, 2018

Pebriansyah Ariefana -- Tambaksari police have revealed that police and military officers raided a Papuan student dormitory in the East Java provincial capital of Surabaya on July 6 because the students were allegedly planning to screen the film "Bloody Biak".

Tambaksari Sectoral Police Chief Police Commander Prayitno claimed that security personnel went to the Papuan student dormitory in order to prevent an incident such the one that occurred in Malang earlier in the week from happening in Surabaya.

"[According] to information we received, they announced on social media that they would show the film 'Bloody Biak'. So we went to the dormitory to anticipate this", he said at the location.

The planned screening of the film Bloody Biak however was cancelled, and replaced by a screening of the World Cup.

"If the discussion had still gone ahead. Apparently the film 'Bloody Biak' [was to be screened] which tells the story of the massacre of Papuan people. I don't know if this was true or not", he explained.

A joint operation by hundreds of TNI (Indonesian military), police and Public Order Agency officers (Satpol PP) raided the Papuan student dormitory located on Jl. Kalasan No. 10 Surabaya on Friday Evening.

The dormitory is home to hundreds of students and Papuan alumni from various tertiary education institutions in Surabaya.

Security personnel were forced [sic] to seal off the Papuan student dormitory between 8-10am because of suspicions that there would be hidden activities. Inside the dormitory, they were to hold a discussion and wanted to screen the film "Bloody Biak" that evening.

Notes

Only July 6, 1998 scores of people in Biak Island's main town were wounded, arrested or killed while staging a peaceful demonstration calling for independence.

Earlier in the week on July 1, police violently closed down a discussion by West Papuan students at Brawijaya University in the East Java city of Malang marking the 47th anniversary of the proclamation of independence in 1971 by the Free West Papua Movement. Police claimed that they closed own the discussion following complaints from local people.

[Translated by James Balowski for the Indoleft News Service. The original title of the article was "Film Biak Berdarah, Alasan Polisi Kepung Asrama Papua di Surabaya".]

Source: https://www.suara.com/news/2018/07/07/015505/film-biak-berdarah-alasan-polisi-kepung-asrama-papua-di-surabaya


INDOLEFT News service
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2) Police and military raid Papuan student dormitory in Surabaya

Suara.com - July 7, 2018

Pebriansyah Ariefana -- The situation remains tense at the Papuan student dormitory on Jl. Kalasan Surabaya in the East Java provincial capital of Surabaya after it was raided by security personnel.

Surabaya Legal Aid Foundation (LBH) public defender Muhammad Soleh said that the Papuan student dormitory has been surrounded by security personnel since yesterday evening, Friday July 6.

"Prior to this, at around 7pm, there were several intel (intelligence officers) who were monitoring [the dormitory]. Between 7.30pm and 10pam, security personnel from the Satpol PP [public order agency], police and TNI [Indonesian military] tried to force their way in on the grounds that they were conducting a check on registrations and IDs [yustisi operation], so they said", Soleh told Suara.com.

Soleh and a Papuan student representative at the dormitory questioned Tambaksari sub-district head Ridwan Mubarun, who coincidentally was at the location, about the warrant for the operation.

"We asked if they had a warrant, and they replied we're from the administration, so we don't need one. I answered, oh you can't be like that Pak [Mr], if this is indeed a yustisi operation, why is it only against our Papuan friends and not other people", he added.

While conducting the yustisi operation, the police and military officers broke a table and used foul language. One of the students was even sexually harassed.

"Several of the officers who came used inappropriate language, some smashed up a table. And me and one other student from Surabaya were dragged away, and that student friend said they were sexually harassed by one of the officers", he said.

Nevertheless, the Papuan students have offered to meet with Mubarun the next day. "The Papuan students said please let's discuss it, but on the condition there are no security officers", he explained. (Dimas Angga P)

[Translated by James Balowski for the Indoleft News Service. The original title of the article was "Polisi dan Tentara Kepung Asrama Mahasiswa Papua di Surabaya".]

Source: https://www.suara.com/news/2018/07/07/004526/polisi-dan-tentara-kepung-asrama-mahasiswa-papua-di-surabaya

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