Jayapura, Jubi – Papua Governor Lukas Enembe calls on all Papuans to be more concerned about the problems occur in Papua than to think about things that happen outside of Papua.
Following solidarity action of “a thousand candles for Ahok” conducted in several areas in Papua including Jayapura and Jayapura Regency, Enembe support it as good initiative because it shows sympathy on human values.
But since human values are universal and equal, Enembe hopes Papuans should also show sympathy to human rights violations cases in Papua.. Especially to those who died because of these violations.
“The value of humanity is universal and equal, it would be good if the people of Papua also light the candles to our brothers who died because of human rights violations. It is also necessary because the Papuans always die in vain,” said Enembe after his candidacy declaration to run for Governor of Papua for the second time, in Biak Numfor Regency in Cenderawasih Yard on Wednesday (May 17).
He asked Papuans should be more intelligent to grasp issues that developed in Indonesia and understand those as a whole. “We might be concerned with issues outside of Papua, but here (Papua-red) many problems should first be our concern and we need to do it together,” he said.
Within days, during last week, Papuans in some areas showed sympathy for the detention of Basuki Cahaya Purnama (Ahok), the Governor of DKI Jakarta, after being sentenced to two years in prison for alleged blasphemy.
In the notes of the Civil Society Coalition for the Enforcement of Law and Human Rights of Papua, from 2012 to 2016, 58 people were recorded as victims of extrajudicial killings, and 41 of them were killed for extrajudicial killings.
The Indonesian government, in early 2016 promised to complete three cases of alleged human rights violations in Papua, namely the case of Bloody Wasior (2001), Bloody Wamena (2000) and Bloody Paniai (2014) by forming an integrated team to resolve cases of alleged human rights abuses in Papua.
The Wamena case claimed 30 dead and 40 seriously injured. In the case of Wasior, four people were killed, 39 were tortured, one was raped and five were forcibly removed. While in the case of Paniai, four students were killed by security forces bullets and dozens of others were wounded.
But until now, there has no clarity on the settlement of three cases of those alleged gross human rights violations. (*)