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AJI urges the Chief of Police Investigate Violence Perpetrators of Journalists When Liput Action Demo at the roundabout HI
At least, two journalists from the two foreign mass media are victims of violence in demonstrations Papua Students Alliance (AMP) at the Hotel Indonesia (HI), Jakarta, Tuesday, December 1, 2015. The two journalists are Archicco Guilliano (ABC Australia) and Stephanie Vaessen ( Al Jazeera).
Cases of violence that originated from journalistic activities conducted both on the sidelines of AMP demonstration ended in violent Jl. Sudirman, Jakarta. Archicco Guilliano or Chicco perpetuate the violence committed by the police to protesters AMP. Several police officers who saw it then approached and asked Chicco removing the tape in the camera.
"Some policemen suddenly came to me and asked me to remove the tape in the camera," said Chicco, Tuesday afternoon. Chicco refused and explained to the police that he is the ABC journalist who served in the Presidential Palace. Angry police ignore her explanation, and start hitting toward Chicco. Several other police obstructing colleagues.
Chicco events experienced by Stephanie perpetuated through mobile cameras. Stephanie was present at that location which is also to cover the demonstration of AMP. Police who knew Stephanie was perpetuating the violence of police on Chicco switch angrily to Stephanie.
"Some five policemen came up to me, and aggressively asked me to remove the tape," said Stephanie who refused the request. The five police were no less fierce, one of them seizing the mobile phones belonging to Stephanie, took her away, while removing the video on the mobile phone. After finishing the deletion, a policeman restore it to Stephanie salular phone, and walked away.
Chairman of AJI Indonesia, Suwarjono said, the violence suffered by two journalists in the demonstration is evidence that the police have not been fully aware of the duties of journalists. "Need I remind you, journalists are the eyes and ears of the public, what was covered by journalists, it is a fact that will be reported to the public. This offense! "Says Jono.
Furthermore Jono said urged the Police to investigate the perpetrators of violence and deprivation of journalists working tool. "The police should have legal literacy, rather than the reverse break. The act of removal of an image clear violation of the Press Law, • Jono said.
Added, the freedom of journalists in performing their duties is part of the freedom of the press and freedom of expression. Two things are constitutionally protected Article 28 E and F of Article 28 of the 1945 Constitution Second Amendment Rules derivative mengenaik this is contained in Law No. 39 of 1999 on Human Rights and Law No. 12 of 2005 on the Ratification of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.
"Indonesia is a country that ratified the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, the police must understand that, in order to avoid such an event again," said Jono.
Likewise, Head of Advocacy AJI Indonesia, Nugroho said the violence experienced two foreign journalists Tuesday is proof that the government is not serious about open access to information in Indonesia. If there are cases that could be considered detrimental to the government, the steps taken by it unconstitutional. "Elimination of journalistic work is unconstitutional. Indonesia is a country of law, things like that do not deserve the case in Indonesia, "said Iman.
Therefore, demanding faith Seger police thoroughly investigate the beating incident and the elimination of journalistic experienced Chicco and Stephanie. Completion of cases it is not enough to apologize alone. "The police must bring the perpetrators to be brought to the table the law," said Iman. (*)
More information:
Chairman of AJI Indonesia, Suwarjono, 0818758624
Head of Advocacy AJI Indonesia, Nugroho, 08165443718

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