Jayapura, Jubi – The Special Committee of Papua Legislative Council (DPRP) on Human Rights has expressed support for the Independent Student Forum (FIM) to fundraising for raise funds for humanitarian purposes, and also to assist the National Human Rights Commission (Komnas HAM) to form ad hoc team in order to resolve the Paniai case.
“Due to financing constraints, the National Human Rights Commission is unable to form an ad hoc team in order to resolve the shooting case. I think what has been done by the FIM is to help the state, because the state did not provide funds to the National Human Rights Commission. But the more important is the Special Committee of DPRP supports the FIM in seeking justice for the victims and families of the victims, “chairman of DPRP on Human Rights, Laurenzus Kadepa said via telephone to the Jubi on Sunday (28/06/2015).
“We ask all institutions supporting FIM. Victims and their families hope that the case can be resolved justly,”he said.
Earlier, chairman of FIM, Teko Kogoya said it has raised funds in some places to help the National Human Rights Commission. However, the action did not last long because Jayapura city police disbanded. Even 14 FIM activists were interrogated by police during the 24-hour.
“What we did is to raise funds for helping the National Human Rights Commission and hope this country will provide budget for Paniai case . The money collected will be handed to the office of Komnas HAM in Papua, “Teko Kogoya stated. (Arjuna Pademme/ Tina)