PAPUAN BELIEVED TO BE INVOLVED IN IRIAN JAYA SEPARATIST MOVEMENT

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JAYAPURA, Irian Jaya, Indonesia (May 5, 2000 – Antara/Kabar Irian)---Irian Jaya Police have accused a citizen of Papua New Guinea of being involved in the separatist movement in Indonesia`s easternmost province.

Chief of the Irian Jaya Police, Brigadier General S.Y. Wenas said on Friday that the Papuan, identified as Frans Alberth Yocku, should have returned home because his permit to stay in Indonesia had expired at the end of April.

Wenas said he had reported the case to the Indonesian Police headquarters in Jakarta.

He said he did not know exactly the extent to which security authorities have probed Yocku over his alleged part in the separatist movement because he and several members of the Papua Presidium have been in Jakarta since April 26.

"I have not received any official report on whether or not the Indonesian Police headquarters has questioned Yocku," he said.

KABAR IRIAN ("Irian News") Website: http://www.irja.org/ 

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