Jayapura, Jubi – At least 150 students and youths rallied in front of the National Human Rights Commission Papua Representative Office on Tuesday (7/4/2015) urging it to set up a team to investigate the shooting dead of four students in December.
Protester Agus Kadepa said the Paniai case constituted a severe human right violation. In addition, he said there are many cases in Papua were not resolved yet, such as the murder of Theys Eluay and Mako Tabuni, and the latest Yahukimo case.
“We asked the Indonesian Human Right Commission to immediately form the KPP HAM. They shouldn’t wait. The Paniai Case has observed the element of human right violation in accordance to the Law No.39/1999 and Law No.26/2000 stated nine categories of severe human right violation, including torture and enforced disappearance,” he said.
According to him, and for justice, the commission’s plenary must result the formation of KPP HAM. Elsham (Human Right Non-Governmental Organization), churches, and students will help to provide information on this case if the KPP HAM was established.
Meanwhile, the Acting Chairman of National Human Right Commission Papua Representative Office, Frits Ramadei said the commission office was appreciated for the suggestion and input. He said the human right enforcement is not only the responsibility of Human Right Commission, but it is the struggle and responsibility of entire parties.
“National Human Right Commission is the institution by Law. So many teams have been formed and worked in field in resolving the Paniai case. Papua Representative Office has issued a conclusion and recommendation that the Paniai case is suspected containing the human right violation,” he said.
Separately, the Papua Legislative Council’s Commission I member for Legal, Politics and Human Right, Laurenzus Kadepa said the National Human Right Commission Papua Representative Office must follow up the students’ voice to the Indonesian Human Right Commission as a pressure for them taking the appropriate actions in resolving the Paniai case.
“This is to bring justice to the victims and their families. Don’t let it be ended without solution. It’s about the humanity and justice. The Paniai case must be the entrance to resolve similar cases in Papua,” Kadepa said. (Arjuna Pademme/rom)