Families and Victims of Paniai Shooting Case Must Get Justice


Jayapura, Jubi – The investigation team’s report of Indonesian National Human Right Commission is expected bringing justice to the victims and their families of shooting incident which killed four civilians in Paniai on 8 December 2014.

The Papua Legislative Council’s Commission I member Laurenzus Kadepa said both victims and their families are deserved for justice. The commission’s report in the commission’s plenary should fill the expectation of victims and their families.

“It is said the National Human Right Commission will present its investigation report on Paniai Case in plenary in March. They must refer to their investigation report for bringing justice to the victims and their families. They shall not be worried in doing their job,” Kadepa told Jubi by phone on Sunday (1/2/2015).

According to him, whatever the result is, it should be confirmed to the victims and their families whether it meets their expectation or not. If they were not satisfied, the Papua Legislative Council is ready to facilitate them to seek justice. Even, the parliament will support them up to the UN Human Right Commission.

He further said the National Human Right Commission should not let anyone to intervene their work in investigation this case. They must work according to their standard of procedure; therefore the result would be proper as expected by the victims and their families. During this time many cases of violence experienced by Papuans without any clear solution,” he said.


He further said he would put the risk behind to help the victims and their families for seeking justice. Kadepa further admitted his understanding about their feelings.

“I was never afraid to talk. My parents were considered victims of state violence. It means to speak about humanity and justice against the victims and their families,” he said.

Earlier, the National Human Right Commissioner Manager Nasution said the commission would conduct a plenary on Paniai Case in 3 March 2015. He told the human right activists joined in ‘Papua Itu Kita’ on Thursday (26/2/2015) in Jakarta.

“We have completed the investigation and found the violence against the right of live, children and human rights,” Nasution said at that time. (Arjuna Pademme/rom)

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