Yudhoyono instructs the police to arrest the rebels

President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono instructed law enforcers on Thursday (07/06) to bring the perpetrators of recent attacks in the Papua province to justice, a spokesman said.

Presidential spokesman Julian Aldrin Pasha told reporters at the State Palace in Jakarta that the President had demanded the police to capture the groups of Free Papua Organization (OPM) responsible for the recent shootings and stabbings in Papua.

Indonesia’s government is sending a delegation from Jakarta to the province of Papua to investgate reports of an outbreak of violence this week.

Meanwhile, a spokesman for the National Police said Thursday that his force would deploy members of the Mobile Brigade (Brimob) special operations unit to Papua amid recent shootings and stabbings that had plunged the region into chaos.

The police spokesman, Insp. Gen. Saud Usman Nasution, said the attacks in Jayapura, Papua recently were “unacceptable”, adding that the police would send the special unit to bring the perpetrators to justice.

“We will send our best men to support the Jayapura Police as soon as possible because the shootings and stabbings need to stop,” he said.

He urged Papuans to cooperate with investigators to ease the investigation processes.(*wpnn)

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