Home > South-East Asia >> West Papua

Thousands rally in Deiyai over fatal shooting

Jakarta Post - August 21, 2017

Nethy Darma Somba, Jayapura Thousands of people rallied in Deiyai, Papua on Monday to demand the perpetrator of a recent fatal shooting in the regency be brought to justice.

They also want contractor firm PT Putra Dewa Paniai and the police's Mobile Brigade (Brimob) personnel to be forced out from the Mee Pago indigenous area.

Yulianus Pigai, 28, was found dead with several gunshot wounds when Brimob personnel tried to disperse a crowd that had destroyed the construction camp of the firm in Tigi district, Deiyai regency, on Aug. 1.

"Thousands of people marched to the Deiyai Legislative Council over the incident on Aug. 1," Catholic priest Santon Tekege told The Jakarta Post.

During the rally, the demonstrators also performed traditional dances while others carried signs and banners slamming the incident.

They also called on the Papua Police to remove all Brimob personnel from the Mee Pago indigenous area, which covers Nabire, Paniai, Deiyai, Dogiyai and Intan Jaya regencies.

Papua Police chief Insp. Gen. Boy Rafli Amar has dismissed Tigi Police chief First. Insp. Maing Raini and replaced him with First Insp. Ferry Mervin Mehue. A number of Brimob personnel have also been investigated over the fatal shooting.

Rallies protesting the shooting also took place in Jakarta, Bandung and Gorontalo. (bbs)

Source: http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2017/08/21/thousands-rally-in-deiyai-over-fatal-shooting.html.

See also:

  • West Papua
  • West Papua Links
  • Statements and Press Releases on West Papua
  • Indoleft Archive
  • Indonesia links
  • Indonesia News Digest
  • News services on Indonesia
  • Publications & videos on Indonesia
  • Reports & articles on Indonesia
  • Statements & press releases on Indonesia

  • Home | Site Map | Calender & Events | News Services | Links & Resources | Contact Us