If Investigation Team Drags Its Feet, Councillors To Form a KPP HAM


Jayapura, Jubi – A member of Commission I of Papua Legislative Council ( DPRP) urged the National Commission on Human Rights to uncover the shooting dead of four students in Paniai in early December 2014.

He suggested that the commission form a KPP HAM, if the probe by the Investigation Team did not meet the expectations of the victims’ families. said Commission I member Laurenzus Kadepa.

He said since the beginning, Paniai people and a number of organization including human rights activists in Papua wants to form an Investigation team on Human Rights Violations (KPP HAM). However the team formed was only to investigate the case.
“People want KPP HAM to be formed, even they want the issue to be addressed by the UN. The Commission should immediately form KPP HAM, to reveal who the shooter. The problem is obvious. There were victims, there were ammunition, and there should be the perpetrators, “Laurenzus Kadepa said to Jubi on Monday (09/03/2015).

According to him, most problems in Papua are ignored and go unsolved. The state only promised to solve, but there is no proof. The state must keeps its promise to its citizens. The victims are citizens, and they demand justice. “I also ask the Commission to not delay the plenary to discuss the results “he said.

While chairman of the Investigation Team, which is also a commissioner of National Commission on Human Rights Manager Nasution said it plans to hold a plenary to discuss its results in April.
“The plan to present the results will be in April 2015, “Nasution said via text message to Jubi. (Arjuna Pademme/ Tina)


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