The local parliament and the regent of Deiyai Regency have held a plenary session on 23 August 2017 in relation to the recent police shooting in Oneibo Village, Tigi District on 01 August 2017, which resulted in the death of Yulianus Pigai and serious bullet injuries among at least 10 villagers. As a result of the session the house of representatives together with the regent issued a statement in which they asked Indonesian company PT Dewa Krisna to stop all activities in the regencies. Furthermore, the statement requested the Chief of Papuan regional Police to withdraw all mobile police brigade forces from the regency.
Parliament member Alfred Pakage stated in a public interview that he house of representatives will closely monitor the law enforcement process to ensure that all perpetrators of the police will be investigated and processed through police-internal body PROPAM. He further stated that the statement was based on the aspirations of the people in Deiyai. On 21 August 2017, the People’s Solidarity for Humanitarian Concerns in Deiyai Regency (SPKRD) was holding a peaceful demonstration, in which they demanded that the local parliament should revoke PT Dewa Krisna’s operational license and request the immediate withdrawal of all mobile brigade police forces from Deiyai Regency (see picture on top, Source: Jubi).
Read more information on the ‘Oneibo Shooting’ here