Murib (right) and Karma (left) in a discussion to commemorate Bloody Biak tragedy July 6 - IST

There is no significant progress on Papua Human Right issue


Murib (right) and Karma (left) in a discussion to commemorate Bloody Biak tragedy July 6 – IST

Jayapura, Jubi – Director of the Papua Policy and Human Rights Advocacy Association (PAK-HAM), Matius Murib, admitted that there is no significant progress of Jakarta-made coordination meeting team founded by Politic and Secutiry Minister last year, which himself is a member, on the settlement of human rights violations in Papua.

“There is no significant development despite the existing SK (decision letter) from Menkopolhukam from Luhut Panjaitan and Wiranto, it has been only coordination meeting,” he said during Focus Group Discussion at the Office of PAK HAM Papua, Padangbulan, Thursday (July 6).

The discussion was held to remind 19 years of Bloody Biak Tragedy and other human rights issues in Tanah Papua.

Murib said from 13 cases of alleged human rights violation tabled by civil society to the team, only five cases have been categorized as infringement while others categorize as purely criminal.


Presence in the discussion, Filep Karma, a victim of Biak’s bloody tragedies on 6 July 1998 and ex political prisoners said that in the meeting in Geneva, the Indonesian team came with a group of 21 people plus Foreign Minister and Law and Human Rights Minister.

“They say the Menkopolhukam team is working on and resolving human rights issues in Papua,” he said.  In fact the team was only held coordination meeting without any progress as stated by Matius Murib. (*)


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