POLICE DISTRICT BOARD OF PAPUA DO NOT NEED TO PRESS IN PAPUA Bans

Jakarta – Prohibition magazine published by the police Papua Pelita Papuayang assessed the Press Council is a form of prohibition. “If the police come true and prohibit the distribution of information, it was closing down,” said Imam Wahyudi, members of the Press Council, when contacted by Tempo, Sunday July 7, 2013.

According to the priest, according to Article 1 point 9 of the Press Law No. 40 of 1999, banning is to stop publishing and broadcasting distribution or forcible or unlawful. The action is now prohibited by the laws of Indonesia. “Everyone must obey the law, including the police.”

Freedom of the press, said the priest, is now clearly regulated by law. Freedom of the press is guaranteed as a basic right of citizens, and it refers directly to the Constitution.

“Basically, if you do not agree with the contents of the publication, the police can complain to the Press Council,” he said. Imam regretted the police action went directly to the office of the printing and circulation of the magazine ban.

On Wednesday, July 3, 2013, a new magazine Papua Pelita will enter the prime issue in Jayapura, police checked for load symbol Papua Merdeka. Police went to the printing office in Jayapura and then asked the magazine not to be circulated. Officers also took the magazine and brought it to the Police Station to be studied.

“He said to learn, I said to them, must not prohibit, there are laws that must be obeyed, the press is protected by the Act, is not the way the police stormed away,” said Fidelis Jeminta, Chief Editor of Magazine Pelita Papua in Jayapura, Wednesday, July 3, 2013 .

Magazine with illustrated covers of the Morning Star was published 64 pages of 2,000 copies. “We did not expect the police to be examined, for me, no matter my calling the police, but that is annoying, without notice to police me, and forbid direct printing to rise,” said Fidelis.

The contents of the magazine over the establishment of the Office of OPM to review problems in the UK some time ago. There is also material about the opinion of the leaders of the Free Papua movement. According to Fidelis, this news is a normal thing, nothing major. He deplored the police action which forbids origin.

Head of Public Relations of Papua Regional Police, Commissioner of Police I Gede Sumerta Jaya says loading material on Papuan independence, or seditious, would be banned on. “Surely if it’s banned on Independence of Papua,” said I Gede.

According to him, there was no attempt to membreidel Papua Pelita Magazine. It only checks. “Judging by the contents, whether incitement or not, I think the press is not suppressed,” he said.

ALI AKHMAD

Sources: http://www.tempo.com

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