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AHRC: Police in Paniai, accused of Rape Civilians
Jayapura,Onews,--The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) said Indonesia's
security forces (combined military and police) arrested arbitrarily 6
Paniai residents. Not only that, 4 security apparatus is said to have molested a woman is pregnant.
the evening, on February 7, 2013, by the AHRC stated in his press
release to tabloidjubi.com, Wednesday (20/03) night, the joint forces of
the Indonesian National Police and the Indonesian military into Ipakiye
village in the district of East Paniai, Papua. The joint forces consists of Papua BriMobs
Resort Paniai Police and TNI Battalion 753. Purpose of this joint operation to find a member of the pro-independence Free Papua Movement (OPM)
Around 21.30 this joint forces raided SY, a civilian who is married to DG and the father of a 18 month old baby. SG
itself, because it is aware of any sweeping in other villages, he
escaped from his village to escape, leaving his wife and children. Four of these combined forces apparently broke into the house and asked the wife of SG, DG, who was 5 months pregnant. DG officer could not answer because he was shocked and frightened can only speak the local language only. Because they can not find a SG in the house, the four elements combined forces vent their anger on the DG and her 18 month old.
The four elements of the security forces broke into the house Stepanus from DG stripped, tied and in turn rest on and groped. While
some of this security apparatus molested DG, others carrying babies DG,
turned it upside down and shake the baby until the baby was crying. After that, the combined apparatus is then left with the baby crying DG to rejoin the other members of the joint forces.
AHRC also mentioned that the raids continued at the house of Moses Yeimo, a local church leader. He and his family were still asleep when the joint forces surrounded the house and forced into it. Moses Yeimo then arrested with Benny Yeimo, Mesak Yeimo, Sam Yeimo, Kalep Yeimo and Alpius Nawipa. Everything all civilians, members of the Church Kingmi Ipakiye and not associated with pro-independence groups. Six civilians were then taken to the Police Station Paniai.
After the arrest and detention of six civilians, villagers Ipakiya do twice protests demanding six citizens is released. Police
later release unconditionally, Moses Yeimo and five others on March 9,
2013 because there was no evidence that they were involved in the
day before the raid in Kampung Ipakiye, a local civil servant was
arrested and detained for six nights in Paniai District Police Station. He was accused of involvement in the independence movement. Four civilians were also arrested separately on February 25, 2013 at Kampung Bobaigo and Daoguto with the same charges. AHRC
was also informed that civilians were arrested by police in Paniai on
March 11, 2013 for allegedly responsible for the murder, beatings during
arrest until his mouth was bleeding. (Jubi / Victor Mambor)