Wamena, Jubi – The bishop of Jayapura Diocese, Leo Labaladjar, OFM said demonstrations conducted by human rights activists with the Catholic monks served as a reminder to the police to immediately uncover cases of human rights violations that have been occurring repeatedly.
“Actually, the police should have not arrested the demonstrators. This protest was only a reminder to solve human right cases that have been ignored. So I think the rally should have not been dispersed and arrested. For what?” Bishop Leo Labajadjar, OFM said at Pastoran Bunda Maria Pikhe distrik Pisugi Jayawijaya regency on last week.
He then asked the police to truly work and maintain public safety. “Especially there are a lot of criminal acts. The public safety must be maintained, “he said.
According to him, police’s mission to build unity for change should be realized in Papua so the public can see the change. (Wesai H/Tina)