Jayapura,Jubi – Students at Cenderawasih University hosted a screening of a documentary about the human rights defender Munir Salid Talib, known as Munir, at the Cenderawasih University Auditorium in Jayapura on Wednesday (28/9/2-16).
The Chairman of Muslim Students Association (HMI) of Politics and Social Science Faculty Commissariat Putra Rumagia said the figure of Munir is needed in the current day because he fought for human rights.
“Today a figure like him has already gone. From the movie, we could see that he is very firmly in fighting against injustice in this republic,” he told Jubi on Thursday (29/09/16).
According to Rumagia, Munir is the firm, discipline and very brave figure in defending justice of each violations made by the state.
“We hope this nation could be more advance and respect all people who fight for human rights and human independence as well,” he said.
The Chairman of Student Executive Agency of Cenderawasih University Dony Gobay said the figure of Munir could not found in this era.
“In this modern era, there are many human rights violations occurred in Papua,” he said.
Through this screening event, Gobay expected the new generation would remind the flashback of a human rights defender.
“Fighting the truth would become a reality, because the most important for a human right defender is to always keep fighting,” he said.
It means, he added, there is nothing without values with what have been fought by Munir in several years ago that could be momorized today.
“It is very important and recorded in the history about human rights defenders in this country,” he said.
Munir was poisoned on 7 September 2004 when travelling from Indonesia to Amsterdam, Netherlands with Garuda Airlines. (*/rom)