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Papuan teenager gets four months in jail for having a knife in his own home

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A 16-year-old high school student was sentenced to four months in prison after the police found a small kitchen knife in his pocket during a raid on the boy's house in Wamena, Papua. (Shutterstock/Dan Henson)
Benny Mawel
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Jayapura   ●   Sat, November 30, 2019

Pacenus Heluka, 16, was sitting at home in Wamena when the police burst in on Oct. 23 on a hunt for those involved in the deadly unrest in the Papuan city a month before.  

He and his two friends – Terianus and Demianus – were arrested at the house around midnight.

"During the arrest, the police searched Pacenus’s body and found a small kitchen knife in his pocket," Pacenus' lawyer Mersi Waromi said.

The three were taken to the police office for investigation for their alleged involvement in a Sept. 23 anti-racism protest that turned violent and claimed the lives of 33 people.

After two days of investigation, the police released Pacenus’ friends.  

Pacenus, meanwhile, remained in police custody until his trial on Nov. 11, in which prosecutors demanded 10 months of prison for vio...

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