Wamena, Jubi – As many as 20 inmates at the Penitentiary Class II B Wamena recieved sentence cuts to mark independence day.
Remissions were requested for 26 inmates but on the ceremony of Independence day, only 20 people received the Decree of the Minister of Justice and Human Rights.
A dasawarsa remission is a special remission given once every 10 years of Independence day Commemoration.
Remissions were granted by Jayawijaya regent, Wempi Wetipo and witnessed by the local government authorities in Jayawijaya. In his speech he said there were some inmates released after received remissions and some were granted cut of the detention.
“He hoped the released inmates go back to the community and also the family so that they can do good things for the future,” he said on Monday (17/8/2015).
Regarding the three prisoners who refused to request clemency from the President, the regent said there is newer too late because all are for sake of kindness. Regent also explained that the approach taken by the President is a good approach, so he hoped the prisoners to understand the policies carried out.
Meanwhile, head of Wamena Prison, Daniel Rumsowek explained, granting remission to 20 inmates was based on the decision of the Minister of Justice and Human Rights on the establishment of a reduced sentence specifically on 70th anniversary proclamation of Indonesian independence.
“There are 20 out of 26 inmates that we have proposed and received remissions because they behave well and can meet the administrative requirements of a variety of crimes. We hope they will do good when they return to their communities and will stay away from crimes, “he added.
“While the remission for six others will follow, because the decree has not been received, including three political prisoners,” he explained. (Islami/Tina)