Sentani, 3/6 (Jubi) – Yanto Eluay, the second son of Theys Hiyo Eluay reacted on the statement of the Chairwoman of the Regional Council of Gerindra Papua, Yanni that previously said will bring up Theys Hiyo Eluay’s death if people question a connection between presidential candidate Prabowo and Mapenduma case.
“Do not bring up such issue for the presidential election in Papua. Everyone knows who committed human rights violations in Papua, including the case of my father. The Kopassus (Special Force) did it,” he told to tabloidjubi.com by phone on Tuesday (3/6).
He further said, the other candidate is not related to his father’s death. “So, I expect Gerindra Papua to not divert the issue for seeking the popularity. Better they talk about their programs,” he said.
He admitted if Yanni’s statement has a connection with the former President Megawati who is currently the General Chairwoman of PDP-P Party. But he asked his father’s case should not be a reason for taking down the candidate. He expected the campaign team of both sides do not turn the human right violations in Papua as the scapegoat for self-promotion and popularity, because the people of Papua need to hear the completion of the a scapegoat in Papua for self-promotion and popularity, because the people of Papua issues either with any pattern, military approach or dialogue or anything else.
He said what was happened in Papua has been done systematically and the perpetrator is the state’s institution. So what about the families of the victims?
“Anyone who elected should be responsible on behalf of the State, when the families of the victims took the case to both national or international human rights court. Because I am on behalf of my family would charge on the murder of my father,” he said.
One day earlier, the Chairwoman of the Regional Council of Gerindra Party Papua, Yanni responded to statement on the Mapenduma case. She said those people didn’t know anything about what was exactly happened. It was not like it described.
“Many witnesses will testify. If it’s a black campaign, we can fight back this issue by bringing up the case of the murder of Papuan leader, Theys Hiyo Eluay in 2001. I thought the people of Papua are smart and not easily being fooled,” Yanni said. (Jubi/Albert/rom)