Wednesday, July 26, 2017

1) Mote: All ACP-EU representatives agreed to urge the UN to raise human rights abuses in Papua


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1) Mote: All ACP-EU representatives agreed to urge the UN to raise human rights abuses in Papua
Tuesday, July 25, 2017 - 16:33

Papua No. 1 News Portal I Jubi,

Jayapura, Jubi - All delegates to the 14th Regional Meeting of the ACP-EU Parliamentary Joint Assembly who was present at Port Vila, Vanuatu on 19-21 July, agreed with Vanuatu's proposal to urge the United Nations to speak about human rights abuses in Papua.

This was said by Octovianus Mote, Secretary General of the United Liberation Movement for West Papua (ULMWP) to the editor Monday (24/7/2017), when confirmed in response to parliamentary representatives at the ACP-EU Regional Meeting on Vanuatu's call to support the rights Self-determination and human rights violations in West Papua.

"Even Papua New Guinea, which politically recognizes Papua as an integral part of Indonesia, also said that human rights violations in Papua can not be allowed to continue, because it has been going on for so long," said Mote.

Mote also explained that all ACP representatives agreeing that human rights abuses in Papua could lead to the destruction of ethnic Papuans if kept abandoned.

"They agree human rights abuses that have been going on for decades since the annexation of Indonesia if left will lead to the destruction of ethnic Papuan or Genocide," he said.

Octovianus Mote was present at the 14th Meeting of the ACP-EU Parliamentary Joint Assembly representing ULMWP at the official invitation of the Vanuatu government. "I was formally invited by Vanuatu who acted as the host."

Although he does not have the right to speak, he was given the opportunity to reveal facts and basic information about human rights violations in Papua.

"In general, the Pacific countries in attendance already know what is happening in Papua so far, so they do not comment on anything other than agree to urge the UN to start talking about Papua," Mote said.

Previously, as reported by Jubi (23/7), at the regional meeting the Vanuatu government also requested that the ACP-EU support the submission of the West Papua resolution at the next ACP-EU parliamentary meeting next October in order for the resolution to be adopted at the meeting of the Council of Ministers of ACP In November 2017. (*)



Jayapura, Jubi – The Constitutional Court (MK) held a judicial review session of the Criminal Code related to the phrase “makar” (treason) for two applications, namely Number 7 / PUU-XV / 2017 and Number 28 / PUU-XIV / 2017, Monday (July 24). The agenda of the trial of both cases is to hear the expert statement from the Petitioner and the House of Representatives.
I Ngurah Suryawan, a scholar in cultural anthropology as the expert presented by the Petitioner called the Government failed to catch what has really happened in Papua. It is related to the cultural expression that society runs there.
“When they conducted cultural attractions, the treason article is even imposed,” he explained in a session led by Chairman of the Court, Arief Hidayat.

The anthropologist of Papua State University (Unipa) exemplifies some misperceptions in understanding of Papuan culture. For example, when the a man from Dani tribe painting his body with a variety of colors is considered weird, but that is limited to cultural expression. It sometimes invites the apparatus to conduct forced dissolution.
The government, he said, should try to learn more about Papuan culture to avoid misunderstanding. In addition, also to create a synergistic relationship with the people of Papua. For him the approach should be conducted not only politically. Therefore, the urgency to solve the problems in Papua is through culture.
“So do not be penalized. This can kill and curb the cultural expression of Papuan society, ” he asserted.
Himself exemplifies a unique aspect of Papuan culture. For example, the tradition of mop that form a kind of standup comedy today. Its content is to critique the problems of life in a satire and humorous way.
Meanwhile, the Petitioner’s witness Yudi Pratama told his experience when he was a member of Fajar Nusantara Movement (Gafatar). According to him, his social life becomes chaotic since then because of stigma he got from the people. “We have material, psychological, and freedom losses,” he explained.
Yudi told their group was forcibly expelled from Borneo as known as a member of Gafatar. In addition, his friend also got unpleasant events when he has to make a statement letter of ‘decent behaviour’ from the police. “My friend was written involved in a criminal act. In fact, the verdict related Gafatar court at that time has not been decided,” he said.
Meanwhile, other expert Petitioner Made Darma Weda put forward questioned related to the definition of treason which does not yet exist in the Criminal Code. Ideally the plot should be defined in the form of clearer behavior.
This is to distinguish the crime of treason with other criminal acts. “All this time, the reference is to article 87 of the Criminal Code. But there is no definition what treason is,” explained the Graduate Lecturer of Law Program University of Krisnadwipayana.
The House of Representatives Commission III member of Golkar faction Adies Kadir called the effort to overthrow the Government not always manifested in the act of arming or acts of violence. The overthrow may also be carried out by incitement.
“This means that the provision is a preventive measure to protect the country. Treason in the context is widely interpreted,” he said.
Petitioner of the case Number 28 / PUU-XV / 2017 is Hans Wilson Wader, Meki Elosak, Jemi Yermias Kapanai, and Father John Jonga, and Yayasan Satu Keadilan and the Kingmi Church in Papua. They examined Article 104, as well as Articles 106 through Article 110 of the Criminal Code.
According to him, the regulation governing the mockery is used by the Government to criminalize the Petitioners and has impaired the constitutional rights of the Petitioners as citizens.
The case Number 7 / PUU-XV / 2017 was filed by the NGO Institute for Criminal Justice Reform (ICJR). They examined Article 87, Article 104, Article 106, Article 107, Article 139a, Article 139b, and Article 140 of the Criminal Code. They see no clear definition of the word ‘Aanslag’ which is defined as makar/treason.
Though ‘makar’ comes from the Arabic word, while ‘aanslag’ more precisely interpreted as an attack. This according to them has obscures the basic meaning of the word aanslag. (*)



Jayapura, Jubi – The first Papua Film Festival (FFP) held by Papuan Voices, a Papua filmmaker community, captured 25 documentaries from Papua ready to compete in the competition.
“There are 27 documentary came from various regions in Papua such as Jayapura City, Jayapura Regency, Merauke, Keerom, Biak, Wamena, Sorong, Raja Ampat, Nabire and Mimika, but only 25 qualified to enter the judging stage,” Said Max Binur, Coordinator of Papuan Voices in Monday (July 24).
According to the organizing committee, the stories presented are quite diverse from themes of health, education, economy, politics and security, women, culture, nature, even history.

Here are the titles of films that pass the competition selection based by city.
From Jayapura City represented by Salon Papua; SaPu Cerita (My Story); Untuk Novalinda dan Andrias (For Novalinda and Andrias); Tete Manam (Granpa Manam); and Anak Papua Belajar (Papuan Children Learning).
From Jayapura Regency represented by two films, Danauku Hidupku, Budayaku Hidupku (My lake, my life, my culture my life) and Sang Pendamping (The Companion).
Raja Ampat Regency is represented by Hidup di Hutan Mobak (Life in Mobak Forest) and SASI Konservasi Raja Ampat (SASI, Raja Ampat Conservation).
From the Regency of Mimika represented by two films: Kerasnya Hidup di Surga Kecil (Hard Life in Small Heaven) and Mama Amamapare.
Nabire is represented by one film, Pencurian Sumber Daya Alam dan pelanggaran HAM Papua (Theft of Natural Resources and Human Rights Violations in Papua (Focus of Palm Oil)). Also one film from Keerom Regency Truk Monce (Monce Truck).
Merauke represented by Sota-Etalase NKRI Ujung Timur (Sota, Indonesian showcase in eastern side) ; Selamatkan Wati (Save Wati) and Biarkan Siri Pinang tetan di tanah (Keep Siri-Pinang on the Ground).
From Sorong represented bt Kokoda; Biak through Numfor Island movie and Perjuangan Tanpa Batas (Unlimited Struggle); and Korowai represented by Sekolah Tepi Sungai (School of the Rivers).
Wamena is represented by Maximum Impact; Aku adalah Bapa dan Mama (I am the Father and Mother); Melawan Stigma (Against Stigm)a; Sa butuh kop u cinta (I need your love); and Nagosa (Mother).
The announcement of the ten best films will be conducted on July 30, 2017 after passing the selection by 4 judges: Alia Damaihati, Maria Kaize, Wens Fatubun and Yerri Borang.
The announcement of three best films will be made at the opening of FFP August 7. The winners will be announced at the closing of FFP on 9 August.
The festival will be held at Vertente Sai, Merauke archdiocese complex, Jalan Raya Mandala Kota Merauke 7-9 August 2017.
“The three-day festival will show not only the films in competition but also documentaries of Papuan Voices 1 and 2 produced in 2011-2013, as well as inspirational films from PNG, the Netherlands, UK, Jakarta, Bali, Yogyakarta, Makasar and East Nusa Tenggara. So do not miss for those of you in or around Merauke, ” said Elisabet Asrida, coordinator of FFP event program.
The Papua Film Festival aims to introduce Papua through documentary films to the wider community both in Papua, National and International, in the hope of emerging new perspectives that place Papua as a subject in viewing and determining its own future, as well as contributing to ending injustice in the land of Papua.
The theme taken in the 2017 Papua Film Festival is Bomi Zai Anim-Ha: Common Home of True-Human who nurtures the identity and collective memory of Indigenous Papuans. (*)



Jayapura, Jubi – The case of accidental burning of scriptures by one member of TNI when he went to clean and burn garbage in a ‘corvee’ of Korem 172 / PWY, Padang Bulan Abepura, Jayapura City, May 25, began its trial in Military Court III-19 Jayapura, Monday (July 24).
In a hearing led by Chief Justice Colonel F Vanderslot accompanied by Judge Lieutenant Colonel Dwi Yudo Utomo and Major Dendi Sutiyoso, a TNI soldier who became the defendant was charged with Article 156a of the Criminal Code with a maximum penalty of five years in prison.
The trial presented 19 witnesses. A total of 18 witnesses were present and one was absent.

Witness ASA when giving testimony before the panel of judges said, his partner was first saw the incident, then he called the witness and SAS was heading to the location.
He claimed to see a holy book that burned along with garbage at that time. He then conveyed it to religious leaders and religious leaders then came to the scene.
While the defendant’s legal counsel, Major Andreas Ledo said the defendant did not know that there was a holy book in the box, on July 25 the hearing continued with the agenda of witness hearing testimony.
Article 156a of the Criminal Code states that anyone who intentionally publicly exposes feelings or acts that are essentially hostile, abusive or defamatory to a religion in Indonesia with the intention to obstruct people for not embrace the religion, is sentenced to a maximum of five years. (*)

 Jul 26, 2017

Deiyai, Jubi – It is already a week before the office of the Regional House of Representatives (DPRD) of Deiyai ​​Regency is blockaded by the students from the region.
They blocked the office of DPRD during a peaceful protest held by local people on Monday (17/07/2017), to protest the elected parliamentary members should show their side with and defend the people.
The protest action coordinator, Melkias Pakage said the blockade was conducted because the MPs are hardly seen in their office since they were inaugurated in 2014.

“Deiyai Parliament ​​was never in office.  We have not seen their face since they were sworn in. When the plenary session or the hearing of regional budget allocation meeting many of them was also not attended,” said Melkias Pakage to Jubi in Waghete, Monday (July 24).
Pakage said when they conducted a long march from Tomas Adii Waghete field to complain about irregular waste disposal in the city, there was not a single representative in the council office located in Tigidoo.
Disappointed with the situation, Pakage explained they then put on installing billboards and a number of pamphlets containing criticism in the office. In fact, a number of plastics as an illustration of rubbish were also poured out in front of the main door.
In a pamphlet it is written “DPRD of Deiyai ​​Regency must attend the office to oversee and serve the people of Deiyai, because they are the representative of the Deiyai people.”
In another pamphlet it said, “Deiyai people have agreed to no longer vote in 2019 election, because you are not capable of monitoring project development and unable to serve the community.”
Domin Badii, one of the students said it agreed to wait until all 25 members of DPRD arrived and would open the bars together.
“We want all members of Deiyai Parliament ​​present and open the crossbar together. The capital of Deiyai ​​district is not in Nabire, not in Jayapura and not in Jakarta. But, in Waghete,” he said. (*)

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