Saturday, April 27, 2013

Peaceful demo ban

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Peaceful demo ban, the governor and police chief of Papua Rated Violate Human Rights
Saturday, April 27, 2013, 4:04 News, Featured Editor


PAPUAN, Jayapura - Elias Petege, activist Human Rights (HAM) Independent assess Governor of Papua Province, Luke Enembe, and the Papua police chief, Tito Karnavian, Papuan human rights have been violated, because the prohibitory orders issued peaceful demonstration on May 1, 2013.

"Freedom of assembly, expression and the freedom of expression guaranteed by the constitution of Indonesia, namely in 1945 E, paragraph 3 of Article 28 and 28 I, paragraph 1, and also specifically regulated in the Law. 9 of 1998 on freedom of expression in public, especially chapters 1 and 2, "said Petege, through a release sent to the editor, Saturday (27/04/2013) afternoon.

According Petege, freedom of expression have also been arranged in the International Covenant on civil rights and politics, which in Indonesia has been ratified by Law No. 12 of 2005 concerning civil rights and politics, especially chapters 18 and 19, including the general declaration of human rights , chapters 18 and 20.

"In the law of freedom of expression in public, is the obligation of the police, that is, after residents submitted a notice of submission of activities in public opinion, then the next Police shall issue a receipt notice. And coordinating with the stunt coordinator and the police must provide protection to the citizens of expression, rather than banning the rally, "said Petege.

Petege Further, the government also has an obligation to uphold and promote human rights, but he saw during the government would have to be an actor who commit human rights abuses in Papua.

It is said, the government issued a ban Papua Province to protest the 50th anniversary of the occupation of the State of Indonesia in Papua is penyabaian action, denial of the obligation of the State of Indonesia in carrying out human rights.

Petege also explicitly called for the Papua provincial government, including the military and police in order to open up the democratic space as possible for Papuans.

"To the people of Papua, which will commemorate the annexation of Papua into the Indonesian state, requested to take action in peace and dignity, respect the rights of others who are not demos later," Petege lid.

Previously, as reported by several local media in Papua, Papua Province Governor, Luke Enembe has issued "orders" so that people do not Papuan rally on May 1, 2013.

"May 1 should not be tainted by the demos, because it is not the solution. I asked the police not to give permission to anyone to conduct the demonstration, "said Luke Enemeb, as written newspaper Bintang Papua.

In line with the Governor of the Province of Papua, Papua police chief, through the Head of Public Relations Papua Police have issued calls for Papuan people not to rally on May 1, 2013, because the police will not give permission convening such action.

"Papua Police will not be giving out permits for demonstrations commemorate the integration of Papua into the Republic of Indonesia, and we will forcibly if the action is still held," said Head of Public Relations, some time ago.

Previously, as reported by the media, (read: KNPB Commemoration Day of Action calls for the annexation of West Papua nation) Chairman of the National Committee of West Papua (KNPB), Victor F Yeimo has issued a call, so that the date of May 1, 2013 is celebrated as the day of "mourning" national , because on that date in Papua has been forced to integrate with Indonesia.

The plan, KNPB will mobilize the masses to rally in Papua for peaceful with open stage event held in the grounds Heroes Cemetery, Theys Hiyo Eluay had fallen, Sentani, Papua.

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