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Tuesday, 4 March 2014 - 03:30 WIB

RESIDENT ACCUSED OF BEING REBEL

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Jayapura, 3/3 (Jubi/MajalahSelangkah) – Police arrested a Papuan resident on Sunday (2/3/14), accusing hom of being a member of the Papua Free Movement (OPM), a report said.

Otis Waropen was in his house in Sima Village, Yaur Sub-district of Nabire Regency when at least a platoon of police who guard a palm oil plantation and other officers from Nabire arrested him, Simon Petrus Habebora, the Tribal Chief of Yerisiam, told to majalahselangkah.com on Monday (3/3/14)

Habebora said Waropen was still being detained at the Nabire Police even though he had told the police that he is just a farmer and has never been involved with the OPM.
“The majority of my residents are farmers. Staying in the forest for months or years for hunting, gathering food or farming are normal. The forest is belong to them, right?” Habebora said.

Habebora urged Papuan police chief Tito Karnavian to withdraw the Mobile Police Brigade who guard the palm oil company at Wami, Yaur Sub-district because they caused troubles to local communities,” said the Chief. (Jubi/MS/Topilus B. Tebai/rom)

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