Jayapura, Jubi – Money collected by an Independent Student Forum (FIM) through public fundraising last week to support the ad hoc team investigating the Paniai case was handed over to the National Human Rights Commission (Komnas HAM) in Papua on Monday (29/06/15).
FIM chairman Teko Kogoya and several activists went to the office of Komnas HAM Papua, and handed Rp.608.000 to the acting chairman of Komnas HAM Papua, Frits Ramandei.
“We also hope that after receiving the money, ad hoc team led by Manager Nasution will go back in order to resolve shooting cases in Paniai,” Ramandei said.
“What has been done by FIM is a positive thing. However, if the money is given to the adhoc team, possibly it will put into state coffers to maintain the independence of the team. The action of fundraising has shown moral support for ad hoc team, and encourages all parties to work for Paniai case, “he said.
Earlier, Kogoya said it has raised funds in some places to help the National Human Rights Commission.
“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 fund collected will be handed to the office of Komnas HAM in Papua, “Teko Kogoya stated. (Arjuna Pademme/Tina)