Press Release – West Papua Media Alerts
Translated from bahasa Indonesia http://www.cenderawasihpos.com/index.php?mib=berita.detail&id=4974 Wednesday, 15 Februari 2012 , 08:14:00Translated from bahasa Indonesia
Wednesday, 15 Februari 2012 , 08:14:00
JAYAPURA-hearing cases of alleged treason committed by the Chairman Papua Customary Council (DAP), Forkorus Yoboisembut Cs, related activities of Papuan People’s Congress (KRP) III who declared Federal State of West Papua in Zacchaeus Field Padang Bulan, Abepura, Jayapura City last October 19 , was resumed in District Court (PN) Jayapura on Tuesday (14/2) yesterday with the reading of interlocutory agenda.
What’s interesting about this trial was, at the beginning of the trial after the judge read out one by one the identity of the defendants, the defendants had protested strongly against the judges, because they do not accept so-called citizens of the Nation of Indonesia, but the West Papuans.
The defendants claim not to be forced to become citizen of Indonesia, because they feel they already have the sovereign nation of West Papua Federal Nation.
The trial that starts at 09.30 CET and led Chief Judge Jack Octovianus, SH, MM assisted by four judges of this, the judges said it was not received all objections (exception) who presented the defendants’ legal advisory team, so the court decided the case on behalf of the alleged plots defendant, Selpius Bobi, August Makbrwen, Dominic Sorabut, Edison Waromi and Forkorus Yaboisembut to continue the investigation.
After the interim decision was read, the judge finally put off the trial and will resume on Friday (17/2) with the agenda the day after the examination of witnesses.
Although the judge has closed the session, Forkorus persisted and insisted on reading the interlocutory rejection of the judges who rejected the prosecutor objected on the charge of treason (makar) is blamed on him.
In testimony before the judge stated the reason for rejection Forkorus treason charges is because of what did in KRP III to declare the nation of Papua in the State of West Papua is the nature of recovery and restoration of the independence of West Papua sovereignty of the Nation has been recognized by former President Soekarno Trikora.
However Forkorus said, independence is despised as a puppet state, and ordered to be dissolved by the military infasi 1962 to present. “Therefore, the declaration is valid and Papua honour rights principles of international law and human being,” he said.
As with previous hearings, the trial yesterday also got a tight security from the police and every visitor who enters the area of the Jayapura District Court examined one by one. (Mud / FUD)