Pole Suspected in Papua Arms Smuggling Plot Faces Life Imprisonment
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woensdag 12 september 2018 08:54

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A Polish man detained in Indonesia late last month could face life imprisonment having been

charged with plotting against the state after being named as a suspect in a conspiracy to

smuggle arms to separatists in Papua, a police spokesman said on Monday (10/09).

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By : Agustinus Beo Da Costa | on 10:28 AM September 12, 2018
Jakarta. A Polish man detained in Indonesia late last month could face life imprisonment having been charged with plotting against the state after being named a suspect in a conspiracy to smuggle arms to separatists in Papua, a police spokesman said on Monday (10/09).

Jakub Fabian Skrzypski was detained on Aug. 26 and is being held at police headquarters in Papua where he has been charged along with three Papuans under the law governing treason, which carries a maximum sentence of life imprisonment.

"He has been charged with treason," Papua Police spokesman Chief Comr. Ahmad Musthofa Kamal said.

Police allege that Skrzypski, who entered the country on a tourist visa, discussed an arms deal in a meeting with a separatist leader, who is based in neighboring Papua New Guinea and has not been detained.

Police had evidence from witnesses and mobile phone messages and they had also found video showing Skrzypski participating in shooting practice, the spokesman said.

Papua, one of the country's poorest provinces, has battled a long-running separatist movement since it was incorporated into Indonesia after a widely criticized Uited Nations-backed referendum in 1969 and it remains the country’s most heavily militarized region.

The Polish Embassy in Jakarta did not respond to a request for comment.

Although President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo has promised to ease media curbs in Papua, but foreign journalists often face challenges in reporting from the region.

A BBC journalist was forced to leave Papua this year after the military said messages she posted on Twitter during her assignment had been misleading.

Reuters

 
ICP News: Military Operation in Nduga | Police arrests Polish citizen | Papuan students in Surabaya attacked | Australian academic deported
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maandag 03 september 2018 09:10

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News on West Papua's human rights and conflict situation:

  • Police officers shoot down Fery Korwa in Manokwari
  • Australian academic blacklisted and deported
  • ALRC statement on arbitrary arrest and detention in West Papua
  • Police officers open fire at Papuan students in Waena - two students injured
  • Series of arrests in the Papuan central highlands - Police takes Polish citizen into custody
  • Press release by Papuan civil society coalition: Concession policies threaten environment and indigenous peoples in West Papua
  • Police officers arbitrarily arrest UNCEN and STIKOM student representatives in Jayapura
  • Ongoing restrictions on freedom of opinion in West Papua - political activists subjected to arbitrary arrest and unfair trial
  • Nationalist mass organisations attack Papuan student dormitory in Surabaya to force raising of Indonesian flag
  • Five military members injured during accompaniment of electricity survey
  • Indigenous community in North Biak protests against aerospace project
  • Police officers beat up drivers in Sentani
  • Lack of facts and low standard of justice during military trial against perpetrator of extra-judicial killing - AHRC launches urgent appeal
  • Military operation in Nduga Regency - Indonesian human rights organisations concerned about attacks against civilians
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‘Politie moordt straffeloos in Papoea’
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maandag 02 juli 2018 16:42

https://www.nrc.nl/nieuws/2018/07/02/politie-moordt-straffeloos-in-papoea-a1608601

Leger en politie treden volgens Amnesty hard op in Papoea en West-Papoea, waar een strijd voor onafhankelijkheid sluimert.
NRC - Annemarie Kas - 2 juli 2018

Er vielen bijna honderd doden en in niet één geval hebben de daders voor een rechter gestaan. „Nul gerechtigheid, nul verantwoording”, vat Usman Hamid het rapport samen dat hij deze maandag presenteert. Hamid is directeur van mensenrechtenorganisatie Amnesty International Indonesië en volgens hem zijn Papoea en West-Papoea, de twee oostelijkste provincies van Indonesië, een soort „killing fields”.

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