Monday, March 9, 2015

1) Soldier Kills Kid at Papua Airport in Firearm Mishap

1) Soldier Kills Kid at Papua Airport in Firearm Mishap

3) Komnas HAM should ensure that the Paniai Case is accounted for in a Human rights Court.
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1) Soldier Kills Kid at Papua Airport in Firearm Mishap


By Banjir Ambarita on 06:44 pm Mar 09, 2015
Category News
Jayapura, Papua. A soldier trying to check whether the firearm of a senior officer was empty before boarding a flight on Monday at Mopah Airport in Merauke, Papua, accidentally killed a boy waiting nearby and critically injured the child’s father.
Chief Pvt. Dedy wanted to make sure the FN pistol of Lt. Col. Joko Pitoyo from the Cenderawasih military command was not loaded, pointing it at a wooden partition and pulling the trigger to make sure.
However, the gun went off and the bullet killed 6-year-old Novan in a waiting area for passengers on the other side of the partition.
The boy’s father, 32-year-old Sugiono, was also hit and remained in critical condition on Monday.
Officers with the Merauke Military Police were investigating the incident.
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2) Indonesia lobbies MSG members as membership bid looms ( 3′ 32″ )

06:04 The West Papuan representative body applying for membership in the Melanesian Spearhead Group says it always expected 
Indonesia's government to increase efforts to counter the application.
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3) Komnas HAM should ensure that the Paniai Case is accounted for in a Human rights Court.
Statement by the Executive-Director of the LP3BH
2 March 2015

  Following the initial investigations that were conducted by Komnas HAM, the  National Human Rights Commission which has the right
according to Law 39/1999 on Basic Human Rights  and Law 26/2000 on Human Rights Courts, the Commission stated quite categorically that
this incident during which shots were fired at civilians in Paniai, Enarotali, constitutes a violation of basic human rights.

   As a senior lawyer working in the Land of Papua, I call on Komnas HAM to continue with their investigations in accordance with the laws
in force  until they find the evidence needed to be able to prove that what happened in Paniai was a case of grave human rights violations.
as stipulated in Law 26/2000 on Human Rights Courts.

   As soon as their investigations find the evidence to indicate that what happened there was genocidal, it should act firmly as neutral
agency by ensuring that those responsible for the crime, whether from the TNI - Indonesian Army - or the Indonesian Police Force -  should
be brought before a Human Rights Court  either in Jayapura or
Manokwari, West Papua.

  In my opinion, this means that the Governor of the province of Papua, Lukas Enembe, and the Governor of West Papua, Abraham
Octavianus Atururi together with the various official institutions of both provinces  should without further delay urge President Joko
Widodo and the various governmental agencies as well as the Chairman of the Constitutional Court to set up Human Rights Court.

  This is a matter of great importance, bearing in mind  the stipulations in Law 21/2001  on Special Autonomy for West Papua as
amended  by Law 35/2008.

Peace!

Yan Christian Warinussy, Executive-Director of the LB3BH

Translated by Carmel Budiardjo

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