Jayapura, 5/1 (Jubi) – The police station attacked by Unknown Troupe in Kulirik, PuncakJayapura, Papua on Saturday (4/1) around 15:45 Papua time got some attentions from Imparsial, the human rights NGO.

Executive Director of Imparsial, PoengkiIndarti, via email stated that it is obviously dangerous if this attack was related with the execution of the future legislative and president elections. Since the armed group has been exploited by certain of political elites for their interest.

“If this group did attacks by order for certain interest, it suspected that they did it for a reward. The attacking action in exchange for the political purposes is the act of gangster. If they were the true freedom warriors, they would not work for money and for the winning of certain elites. The action of the armed group was no longer the action of Independence’ fighters, they are not different with the gangsters,” said Indarti, through Short Message Service (SMS) Sunday (5/1).

According to her, to uncover the violence actions in Papua, the police must pursue and arrest the armed group but still respect on the civil rights of people who live around their hiding location.


“It is a dilemma, there are crime suspects, but there are also people who live around their location. Thus people would experience the double traumatic. The intelligent service should more proactive to alert the police in order to prevent the violence when withdraw the weapons. Their role should be much larger in providing the information,” further she said.

After gun attacked by armed troupe toward the police station at KampungKulirik, Sub-district Kulirik, Puncak Jaya, Papua, a number of guns and ammunitions taken away by this troupe.

Kombes Pol PudjoSulistyo, the spokesman of Papua Police Office, said that the attackers were successfully seizing a number of weapons and ammunition. “During the attack, eight weapons type AK 47 Mouser single grain, five packs of SS1 and ammunition taken away by the attackers,” he said.

According to him, while another member of police was on patrol, one member was cooking in the kitchen, and the other one was stand by at the post.  The attackers broke the front door, but then there are the tug-war between the guard and the attacker who take the weapons.

“But having less in number, these two members run through the back door to the river and then report to the Police Office. The Police and the Indonesian Army still pursue the attackers,” he said.

The shootings in the area of Freeport Indonesia are to destabilize the security of Papua

Meanwhile, the series of shooting in the area of PT. Freeport Indonesia in the last year made Yan Mandenas, the chairman of Papuan Parliament from Fraction Pikiran Rakyat, speaks.

He said the Police Officers should find out who the brains behind those actions, who is the intellectual actor behind the shooting actions in the area of PT. FI.

“Itwas not just happen, there must be another indication behind. There are certain parties who want to continue to destabilize the security in Papua. I suspect the shooting is a systematic scenario creates by certain groups. They are looking for the strategic location to get attention from the central government as well as from the world, “ said Yan Mandenas, Sunday (5/1).

According to him, it the shooting actions still continuously occurred, it will possible to make the investors not feeling secured to invest in Papua, and it could be the disadvantaged for the government and specially for the people of Papua.

“ We do not want this conflict will be prolong. The Police are expected to strengthen the investigation and arrest the actors for trial and punishment. Do not let the cases continue to drag on before causing the fatalities,” he said. (Jubi/Arjuna/P Maizier)

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