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Jokowi Evades Questions on Paniai Shootings

Peoples in Paniai evacuated body of victim - Suplied

Peoples in Paniai evacuated body of victim - Suplied

Peoples in Paniai evacuated body of victim - Suplied

Peoples in Paniai evacuated body of victim – Suplied

Jayapura, Jubi – President Joko Widodo evaded questions about a lack of progress in the investigation into the December 8 shootings that killed four students in Enarotali, Paniai.

“I’ll answer it later after this (grant a pardon),” he said when a Jubi reporter asked him about the Paniai case’s settlement in the question-and-answer session during a ceremony granting pardon to five Papuan political prisoners at Abepura prison in Jayapura on Saturday (9/5/2015).

After the ceremony, Jubi asked him the same question in a private interview but Jokowi said repeatedly: ” I’ll give the answer later. I couldn’t answer it now. Because if I answer it now it could eclipse the granting of pardon issue.”

After the plenary session held on 7 – 8 April 2015, the Indonesian National Human Right Commission announced receiving the investigation report from the Paniai Investigation Team.

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“We received the report from Paniai Team and endorsed it towards the Law No.26/2000 that the team must complete the report and its requirement (case matrix and legal studies),” Dr. Meneger Nasution, the Chairman of Paniai Case Team before dozens of Papuan students and supporters after the plenary.

Further Nasution who accompanied by other Human Right Commissionaire Natalius Pigay, said the case matrix and legal studies would be presented in the plenary session in May 2015. “One month is required because the report must be compiled with legal studies and case matrix which should be met with the international legal instrument,” Nasution added. But up to now, there is no further decision about the case by the Indonesian National Human Right Commission. (Victor Mambor/rom)

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