Ecumenical Churches Forum in Papua to Request Administrative Court Guarantee


Jayapura, Jubi – The Forum of Ecumenical Churches of Papua has requested a guarantee from the State Administrative Court that  lawyer Gustaf Kawer will not be arrested in a case that revolves around harassment against public officials.

“We came to ask for a guarantee in which the administrative court has promised to prepare a letter of warranty  that the lawyer Gustaf Kawer will not be arrested,” Dr. Rev. Benny Giay told reporters after the meeting, (18/10).

Kawer and his family have been under pressure, sparking concerns among  the church.

“Therefore, we want this issue to be ended soon. We also have conducted intensive talks with Gustaf Kawer to agree on several things,” he added.

In the same place, Rev Jemima Krey, chairman deputy of the Papua Chirstian Church Synod said, Kawer has been willing to come to the administrative court and reconciled amicably where he also promised to pull out all the reports to various parties in Jakarta and Papua.


“We are concerned if this case has not been revoked yet,” she said.

Therefore, she hopes that the administrative court would give a written guarantee to assure that he will not be detained. (Aprila Wayar)

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