Jayapura, Jubi – A Papua legislator, Laurenzus Kadepa, said the terror that hit Jakarta is familiar to Papuans, because they have been living in terror for a long time.
“Every time people in Papua, especially indigenous Papuans, are living in terror threats with many stigmas attached to them. IS or other radical organizations, bombing perpetrators are just ordinary things for Papuan people,” said Kadepa through text message to Jubi on Friday (15/1/2015).
The member of Commission I of Papua Legislative Council for Politic, Security, Legal and Human Rights Affairs, said there had been a series of attacks against indigenous Papuans. Many of innocent indigenous Papuans have lost their lives in various ways: being shot, kidnapped and through other violence, but the perpetrators have never been revealed.
“From time to time, the unclaimed bullets keep terrorize the indigenous Papuans. We don’t know whose bullets belong to, which group involved. They were often called the Unknown People. They also could be categorized radical, caused death of innocence people. Don’t know what is their purpose,” he said.
He said now the indigenous Papuans are not fully safe. Many threats stalk. Every time they could lose their life in various ways, in many stigmas. “My words for Papua people are always being aware on the terror threats for any groups in Papua. Radical group has been long in Papua,” he said.
Bomb explosion occurred in Sarinah shopping area at Jalan MH Thamrin, Central Jakarta on Thursday (14/1/2016) that killed five allegedly perpetrators and two civilians, while 26 people were reportedly injured.
The Indonesian Police Spokesperson, Inspector General Anton Charliyan confirmed two of five death terrorists were recidivists on terrorism case. They have been sentenced for two years in prison. “The identity of five perpetrators could not be publicly announced, even their initial. Because we worry the reveal could disturb the investigation process. Their bodies are currently kept in the Police Hospital. We will give announcement in the right time, even though it’s only their initials,” said Anton Charliyan as cited from many media. (Arjuna Pademme/rom)