No More Other Team to Investigate Paniai Case

Body of students evacuated by residents in Paniai - Jubi
Body of students evacuated by residents in Paniai – Jubi

Jayapura, Jubi – The Special Committee of Papua Legislative Council (DPRP) on Human Rights continues to encourage the completion of an investigation into shootings that killed four high school students and wounded dozens of civilians in Enarotali, Paniai on December 8, 2014.

DPRP said it does not want a rival team formed by another institution.

The chairman of the Special Committee on human rights, Laurenzus Kadepa, said all parties should support the efforts of the completion of the case especially the various efforts made by the National Commission on Human Rights.
“I have communicated to the National Commission on Human Rights ( Komnas HAM), and they had recommended the establishment of an ad hoc team or Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights Violations (KPP HAM).

Komnas HAM stated Paniai case is of serious violations that should not have a rival team formed by an institution or any specific country, ” Kadepa said via phone on Thursday (11/6/2015).

He said, if such continues, when the case can be completed and how long the victims and their families have to wait for justice.
“Special Committee of DPRP on Human Rights requested all institutions support the work of the National Commission on Human Rights, which has formed an investigation team to Paniai, and then recommended the establishment of adhoc teams or KPP HAM.

” All state agencies and institutions, including the TNI / Polri should appreciate and support the efforts of the National Commission on Human Rights,” he said.

Six months after the bloody case, there was also no clarity who the perpetrators behind these actions. Various state agencies and institutions have formed a team to investigate into Panai, yet there was no result.

One of the tribe youth Mee, Luke Gobay to Jubi few days ago, said all parties including religious leaders, tribal leaders, community leaders and community need to support the efforts of Special Committee of DPRP on human rights and National Commission on Human Rights.
“All parties need to support the resolution of the case, and KPP HAM Commission, so that this issue can be brought to the court,” Lukas Gobay said at that time. (Arjuna Pademme)