Police name 94 suspects in Papua violence cases

Police name 94 suspects in Papua violence cases

Chief of the Public Relations Section of the Papua Provincial Police Senior Commissioner Ahmad Kamal

Jayapura, Papua (ANTARA) - The police have named 94 suspects in various cases of violence in five cities in the easternmost Indonesian province of Papua in the past couple of months.

The five cities are Deiyai, Timika, Jayapura, Wamena, and Oksibil, Chief of the Public Relations Section of the Papua Provincial Police Senior Commissioner Ahmad Kamal remarked in the Papua provincial capital of Jayapura on Thursday.

Every police resort in the five cities is processing the cases of violence.

He noted that the Paniai police resort had handled cases in Deiyai, while the Mimika police resort and Jayapura police resort were involved in handling cases in Jayapura, the Jayawijaya police resort had tackled cases in Wamena, and the Pegunungan Bintang police resort had handled cases in Oksibil.

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Seven of the 94 suspects are processed in East Kalimantan Province over security concerns, he stated.

"The seven suspects are moved to East Kalimantan for security reasons,” he stated.

The number of suspects handled by the Jayawijaya police resort also increased to 14 after the police arrested two suspects, with one of them placed on the police's wanted list.

Kamal confirmed that the security situation in Wamena has increasingly become conducive. Normalcy had gradually been restored in schooling and public activities, among others, of the local residents, and those, who fled to the mountainous area, had begun returning back to Wamena, Kamal added.

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