Saturday, September 8, 2018

1) Breaking news: More mass arrests of peaceful protesters in West Papua during demonstration over Pacific Islands Forum

2) Police accused of violating higher education law following students’ arrest

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https://www.freewestpapua.org/2018/09/08/pif2018_mass_arrests/

1) Breaking news: More mass arrests of peaceful protesters in West Papua during demonstration over Pacific Islands Forum

SEPTEMBER 8, 2018
Breaking news from Bintuni Bay, West Papua. Reports that colonial Indonesian police have arrested at least 15 more people for supporting Pacific Island leaders to take West Papua to the UN. Saturday 8th September, 2018.
TELUK BINTUNI- The Bintuni community again held a demonstration supporting Vanuatu to push for a Resolution for West Papua in the Pacific Islands Forum and the UN, Saturday (08/09/2018).
The long march with a West Papuan flag began at the Tubi Bridge at 08:00.  Indonesian police officers arrived immediately and dispersed the crowd and seized the West Papuan flag. The crowd then sat on the spot while singing a Christian hymn.
Indonesian Bintuni police chief headed to the location of the action and negotiated with indigenous elders. Negotiations are still ongoing.
The Indonesian military, police and plainclothes “thugs” were in heavy presence carrying around 40 weapons.
The number of people who still demonstrating is believed to be more than 50 people.
Names of those arrested by Indonesian forces.
1. Boy P Kadop,
2. Wiliam Ayorbaba,
3. Alfredo bisay,
4. ndarias ayomi,
5 Eljon Agaki,
6. Alex aronggear,
7. wakil gub wpna wilayah doberay Tuan Makus umpes.,
8. Agus kutumun,
9. Yoke Maîdepa,
10. Victor Makamuke,
11. Aser Paratoi,
12. David Suanburaro,
13. Yeri Fimbay,
14. Kristin Paratoi,
15 Yafet
Story still developing.
West Papua needs international intervention to stop these human rights violations.





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2) Police accused of violating higher education law following students’ arrest
Published12 hours ago on 8 September 2018
By admin
Jayapura, Jubi – Assistant Rector III of the University of Science and Technology Jayapura (USTJ) Isak Rumbarar regrets the arrest of his students by Jayapura municipal police on 4 September 2018 in their campus.
He said 34 students were arrested at around 11:00 in the morning to the police station and interrogated there throughout the night. The police then released them on Wednesday morning (5/09/2018)
 
As the assistant rector for student affairs, I regret it. I was late to the campus. They already took the students when I have arrived,” he told Jubi in the campus on Wednesday (05/09/2018).
Furthermore, according to him, the police must consult with the campus authority before arresting the students because they hold a protest on the campus area only.
Meanwhile, the President of USTJ Student Malvin Yobe said the Police made a mistake by entering the campus without any notice to the campus authority.
“The police made a mistake to enter the campus and arrested students. In this case, they violated the Law number 12 of 2012 concerning to higher education. They must give written notification to the campus authority to arrest. We are disappointed because it ’s wrong,” he said. (*)

Reporter: Benny Mawel
Editor: Pipit Maizier

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1 comment:

  1. Look how military and local people doing fine. please support us to develop west papua, send us your initiative so we can do better. we love papua they are part of us.

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