A Number of 13 Fishermen from Merauke Arrested by Papua New Guinean Army, Indonesian Embassy Requests Access to Meet

Suara.com – The Papua New Guinea government was asked to open access so that representatives of the Indonesian government could meet with 13 fishermen from Merauke who were arrested by the Papua New Guinea army (PNGDF).

The request was conveyed by the Indonesian Embassy in Papua New Guinea, which was conveyed by Ambassador Andriana Supandi.

Ambassador Andriana said that he had sent an official letter asking for access to 13 fishermen from Merauke who were caught while fishing in PNG waters.

Meanwhile, from the information received, a total of 13 fishermen are now on their way from Daru (PNG region bordering Merauke) to Port Moresby.

“Shortly after being arrested, the fishermen were not brought ashore until finally the PNG government ordered the boat and fishermen to be brought to Moresby,” Ambassador Andriana told Antara in Jayapura, Sunday (28/8/2022).

Even so, it is not yet known when the fishing boat arrived, because from reports received at this time, the weather in PNG waters is not friendly.

Later, upon arrival of the ship and its 13 crew members in Port Moresby, the Indonesian Embassy will provide assistance and provide the necessary assistance, including providing access to communicate with families in Merauke.

“The Embassy is still waiting for further information from the PNG government,” said Ambassador Andriana.

For information, the 13 fishermen on the Arsyla 77 fishing boat that were arrested by the Papua New Guinea Army, namely:

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  1. Sarif Casiman (32 years old/captain),
  2. Riki Heni Setiawan (38 years old),
  3. Farid Sasole (32),
  4. Feli Puswaskor (22),
  5. Joni (46),
  6. Ceno Jelafui (28),
  7. Rohman (43),
  8. Joni (51),
  9. Amin Nurul Mustofa (21),
  10. Nuriadi (42),
  11. Beni Wasel (26),
  12. Fernando Tuwok (22), dan
  13. Laode Darsan (40 years old).


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