68 Named Suspects in Papua Unrest

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  • Papuan protesters demonstrate in Jayapura, Papua on Monday, 19 August 2019. The spark for the latest anger appears to have been the detention of scores of Papuan students in Surabaya, East Java, for bending a flagpole in front of a dormitory during the celebration of Indonesia's Independence Day on Aug. 17, according to Papuan activists. ANTARA FOTO/Gusti Tanati

    Papuan protesters demonstrate in Jayapura, Papua on Monday, 19 August 2019. The spark for the latest anger appears to have been the detention of scores of Papuan students in Surabaya, East Java, for bending a flagpole in front of a dormitory during the celebration of Indonesia's Independence Day on Aug. 17, according to Papuan activists. ANTARA FOTO/Gusti Tanati

    TEMPO.CO, JakartaNational Police have named more suspects in the Papua unrest, that broke in Papua and West Papua provinces, up to 68 people.

    “Based on current information, 68 people have been named suspects. The new suspects come from Deiyai,” said National Police spokesman Brig. Gen. Dedi Prasetyo in his office, South Jakarta, Tuesday, September 3.

    Dedi explained that Papua regional police are still examining the suspects' roles to discover whether they are involved in the death of one Indonesian Military (TNI) personnel and two civilians.

    As of date, the suspects from Papua amounted to 48 people, while the remaining 20 are from West Papua.

    All suspects, he went on, are charged with Article 170 concerning the act of attacking and injuring others, Article 156, and Article 365 of the Criminal Code, as well as Article 1 of Emergency Law No.12/1951.

    ANDITA RAHMA