Banner from peaceful protest actions of Uncen Students to demand a just investigation to various murders and shooting in Jayapura Monday (May 22) – Jubi/Agus Pabika

UNCEN boarding residents experienced post traumatic sweeping

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Banner from peaceful protest actions of Uncen Students to demand a just investigation to various murders and shooting in Jayapura Monday (May 22) – Jubi/Agus Pabika

Jayapura, Jubi – Inhabitants of the Cenderawasih University (Uncen) student dormitory in Waena, Heram District, Jayapura City admitted experienced post trauma from sweeping and shooting by police officers on Friday (May 19) and Saturday (May 20).

Chairman Uncen Student Executive Board, Paskalis Boma condemned the actions of security apparatus who shot boarding dweller unit III, Matthew, just because they blocked cars on th eroad to ask for money to buy cigarettes, while victim did not fight.

“The police responded that they (the victims) were taking action against the police in the case of Friday night in sawmil and in front of RS Dian Harapan, so without compromise and through law procedure they attacked five boarders, and one was hit,” he said to Jubi, Monday night (May 22).

According to him Uncen dormitory is inside the campus area and the police do not have right to casually enter the area to conduct sweeping and shooting.

“The authorities must understand their duties and their tasks. This incident is a threat to Uncen students and residents, so the governor and DPRP should see this, because we are disturbed by the arrogant attitude of the security forces,” he said.

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Vice chairman of Uncen Rusunawa hostel, Elius Wenda said after the incident students feel traumatized.

“The case yesterday has nothing to do with the killing of 6 people at some point in the city of Jayapura. From here we can see the apparatus is inconsistent with his duty in protecting the community,” he said.

Uncen Rusunawa dormitory chairman, Agus Mosip claimed to be disappointed with the actions of officers who did the shooting.

Agus also rejects the stigma that calls Uncen’s dorm as a place of commotion and accommodates uneducated people. (*)

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