Jayapura, Jubi – The Chairman of Papua Legislative Council, Yunus Wonda said he would risk his life to solve cases of violence in Papua, especially the incident which killed four students in Paniai on 8 December 2014.
He said the parliament would not stay silence and would contunue to push for a thorough investigation into those cases, including the Paniai shootings.
“As the chairman, I will risk my life for Paniai case. It could be a gate to reveal the all cases in Papua. We also have some data. We knew who are the perpetrators, but we don’t have authority to reveal it. We expected those who have authority could reveal this case. We do not remain silence, we will keep fighting for all cases in Papua,” Yunus Wonda said in front of the Papua human right activists who conducted rally in the parliament office’s yard on Thursday (10/12/2015).
According to him, if the Indonesian Government does not care about Papua, there are some parties who care and listen the voice of Papuans. “Thank you for supporting us. We hope the president’s visit to Papua that planned in this month would have an answer for Paniai case. We never remain silence,” he said.
The activist of Student Movement for People (GempaR), Samuel Womsiwor said if the state was not able to solve the cases in Papua, GempaR would endorse the Pacific Islands Forum to come to Papua to conduct investigation whether human rights violations had occurred or not. “It’s one of solutions. Indonesia must accept the way of the international community to resolve the cases in Papua,” said Womsiwor.
Meanwhile the General Secretary of West Papua National Committee, Ones Suhuniap said the Paniai case is one of many cases in Papua that never been revealed until now. Indonesia doesn’t want to responsible towards many incidents occurred in Papua during the time. “If this country has no ability to reveal the cases, we certainly don’t need it. We will appealed to the international community,” said Suhuniap. (Arjuna Pademme/rom)