OLGA HAMADI: We Expect the Pattern of Initial Examination without the Presence of Legal Counselor Will Not Occur Anymore
Jayapura, 30/1 (Jubi) – Experiences prove the case of initial examination against the Papuan activist without the assistance of law counselor. Do not get the cases like this continue to occur.
Olga Helena Hamadi, Coordinator of Kontras Papua, said to respond to the case of Yemiter Talenggen, the alleged perpetrator of violence in Puncak Jaya, Papua who is currently becoming a police detention.
“If it involves the arrest and detention of Yemiter Talenggen few days ago, I thought it was the authority of the police, but we hope it can be done professionally and also with respect to the rights of suspect in the legal process,” Olga Hamadi, the Coordinator Kontras Papua, said through her written comments to tabloidjubi.com, Thursday (30/1).
Olga questioned about the initial examination, the rights of victim to be accompanied by the attorney must be met or just ignored. “We do not know whether since he was arrested and interrogated, Yemias Telenggen was accompanied by the attorney or not. We just expect that the pattern of the initial examination towards the suspect without the presence of the legal counselor or attorney do not exist anymore,” she said.
Olga said this institution (Police) should open the space of it since the beginning that is to inform the rights of the suspect regarding to presence of legal attorney so since the beginning, he can use their rights. The use of rights for the legal process do not harm “Thus his case can be processed objectively,” she added.
Legal practitioner, Manfred Naa, from Elsham Papua also said that his party does not know about the legal assistance to Yemiter Telenggen. “I don’t know about this. Please ask Olga,” he said via his cellphone, Thursday night (30/1).
Police Office Papua stated to have arrested a 2nd grade student of High School 1 Mulia named Yemiter Telenggen (19 years old). Special Team of Police Office Papua arrested Yemiter, Sunday (26/1) around 09.00 Papua time at Kota Baru, Puncak Jaya and Monday (27/1) he was taken to the Police Office Papua Headquarter, Kota Jayapura, Papua.
Head of Public Relations of Police Office Papua, Kombes Polisi Sulistyo Pudjo Hartono, Monday (27/1), the arrest is the analysis result in the crime scene. “The perpetrator with his friends, around eight teen to twenty people, seized eight guns at police station sub sector Kulirik, Puncak Jaya,” Pudjo said.
When asked what evidence that has been found? Pudjo admitted that temporally there is no reported evidence. But his party remains to complete this case. Previously, on last Saturday (4/1), the National Liberation Army/Free Papua Movement seized eight weapons belong to the Police Kulirik, Sub-district Mulia, no victim in this incident. (Jubi/Mawel/P. Maizier)