Jayapura, Jubi – President Joko Widodo has been criticized for a series of incidents that recently occurred in Papua under his administration, with critics accusing him of failure to protect indigenous Papuans from violence.
The chairman of the Human Rights Investigation Team of the Papua Legislative Council, Laurenzuz Kadepa, said recent incidents showed that Jokowi ignored the killings of indigenous Papuan.
“The evidence of Jokowi and Jusuf Kalla’s indifference to indigenous Papuans is indicated through the sharp and intended shooting incident in Enarotali, Paniai that killed four high school students and injured dozens of civilians on 8 December 2014. Another proof is the shooting incident against indigenous Papuans in Yahukimo Regency that caused one dead and dozens of people injured,” Kadepa told Jubi through a short message on Monday afternoon (20/7/2015).
According to him, another incident that could be taken as evidence is the shooting over indigenous Papuans on 25 June 2015 in Ugapuga, Dogiyai Regency that killed a boy and wounded many others.
“And now the current shooting incident towards indigenous Papuans in Tolikara on 17 July 2015. A boy was killed and eleven people were injured. The people of Papua give their trust to Jokowi, but up to now none of these cases get assurance to be resolved,” he said.
Meanwhile, on one occasion the Deputy Chairman of Human Right Investigation Team of Papua Legislative Council Decky Nawipa said Jokowi must keep his promise to Papuan people to resolve the human right violations in Papua as promised during his campaign on the last presidential election. (Arjuna Pademme/rom)