Jayapura, Jubi – Paniai Regional Customary Council Chairman said digging up the funeral of people who had buried for whatever reason is not allowed by Mee and almost all Papuan tribes; it is consider as violation of customary law.
“I do not agree if they must dig up the bodies for autopsy because it is against to my tradition,” John Gobay said as a source person in a seminar held by Independent Student Forum (FIM) in Waena, Jayapura (28/3/2015).
He said all evidences are completed. So to find out the perpetrator was actually easy, but the police was just tried to cover it for any reasons. “Do not need to wait so long because the evidence are there. So both the Police and National Human Right Commission should immediately reveal who did it,” he said.
Meanwhile, the human right activist from evangelist church Yones Douw said digging the funeral for autopsy is not the only way to cover the truth because the evidences are sufficient.
“On 12 March 2014, Paniai Regent has gave the bullet founded in the victim’s body and projectile’ shell founded in the scene to the investigators from Indonesian Police Headquarter. So there is no reason for not immediately find the perpetrators,” Douw said. However, he agreed with the autopsy in one condition, the Investigative Commission into Human Right Violation was established.
“If they want digging up the bodies, they should establish the Investigative Commission into Human Right Violation first. They couldn’t do it without it. Paniai case is the issue of State. The National Human Right Commission is responsible to cover it immediately,” Douw firmly said. (Arnold Belau/rom)