Semarang, Jubi – Dozens of police officers reportedly surrounded the secretariat of the West Papua National Committee (KNPB) in Sentani on Tuesday (13/10/2015), while the Chairman of KNPB Sentani Region, Allen Halitopo, said the police only made up an alibi.
“Yesterday, the Police were coming full-equipped. They accused the KNPB organizing an activity, while we didn’t,” Halitopo told Jubi by phone on Wednesday (14/10/2015). According to them, the Police have watched the secretariat since midday and leaved the scene at night. He further said the Police are deliberately looking for an alibi to trap the KNPB that until now is still consistent to mediate the aspirations and needs of Papuans.
Meanwhile, the Chairman of the Central KNPB, Victor F Yeimo confirmed the incident to Jubi. “That’s right. The Police were surrounded the secretariat of KNPB Region. We still don’t know what’s their intention,” he said.
Until this news was written down, reporter was not able to get some information and from the Jayapura Police Chief to confirm the incident. (Arnold Belau/rom)