Students Urge Komnas HAM To Form Inquiry Team on Paniai


Jayapura, Jubi – The Independent Student Forum (FIM) urged the National Commission on Human Rights (Komnas HAM) to immediately form an inquiry team to investigate the shooting dead of four high school students in Enarotali, Paniai, Papua on December 8, 2014.

“We thought the Commission has formed a KPP HAM. However, it turned out only the Investigation Team (TPF) is formed and has not worked optimally. Therefore, we urge Komnas HAM to immediately form a KPP HAM.” FIM coordiator Melianus Duwitau said to Jubi in Abepura, Papua on Monday (09/03/2015).

He further stated the Commission seems to be afraid of conducting an investigation independently due to pressure from the authorities and security forces.

For example, the police issued a statement that it is difficult to find the witness and Paniai Dandim was replaced before Paniai case was handled until finished. “It is actually their game to cover up who the real perpetrator, “he added.

For that, it is expected that the Commission to immediately set up a KPP HAM as it is serious human rights violation. And if the Commission and the investigative team could not reveal who the culprit, then we declare that the state is killing Papuans.


Meanwhile, member of the FIM Dani Yogi is also stated the same thing. The Commission should immediately establish a KPP HAM and uncover who is responsible of the matter.
“We Papuans are not haunted animals. The state must show its willingness and ability to reveal it ,”Yogi stated. (Arnold Belau/ Tina)

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