National Police names 48 suspects in Papua unrest

National Police names 48 suspects in Papua unrest

Local authority cleared wreckage of buildings destroyed during the protest that turn violent in Jayapura, Papua on August 29. (ANTARA News Papua/Evarukdijati/sh)

The suspects from Papua numbered 48, comprised of 28 suspects (in riot) in Jayapura, and 10 each inTimika and Deiyai (riots)
Jakarta (ANTARA) - The National Police has named 48 suspects for their alleged involvement in a series of riots in Papua in the middle of August, National Police spokesman Brig. Gen. Dedi Prasetyo has stated.

"The suspects from Papua numbered 48, comprised of 28 suspects (in riot) in Jayapura, and 10 each inTimika and Deiyai (riots)," Prasetyo said here onTuesday. Meanwhile, the police has named 20 suspects in West Papua unrest that consisted of eight suspects in Manokwari unrest, seven in Sorong case and five in Fakfak riot.

All suspects have been charged under Article 170 for attacking and injuring others, Article 156, and Article 365 of the Criminal Code, as well as Article 1 of Emergency Law No.12/1951, Brig. Gen. Prasetyo remarked.

Earlier, the government had named two suspects and suspended five military personnel for the racist speech against Papuan students in Surabaya and Malang, East Java, Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal and Security Affairs Wiranto stated. "We have named two suspects Tri Susanti and Saiful. Both were charged with multiple cases," Wiranto had said here Monday.

The two suspects were charged under Article 45A and Article 28 Law no. 19/2016 for electronic information and transaction.

The authorities have also suspended five personnel of the East Java Military Command for allegedly violating military discipline.

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