Amnesty International Urges Jokowi to Solve Paniai Papua Violence
TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Amnesty International Indonesia recently urged President Joko `Jokowi` Widodo to form an investigative team to look into the violence took place in Paniai, Papua, four years ago. The institution also made an online petition on Change.org related to the demand.
Up to July 4, there are at least 5,000 people who signed the petition that is entitled ‘Pak Jokowi, bring justice to the victims and investigate the Paniai case.’
The petition urges the president to immediately form an independent investigative team to solve the case that is said to involve a murder done by a state security personnel.
Many wrote in the petition that it would open the doors for further similar cases to be solved if the Paniai case is at least seriously looked into.
As one of the petition signers stated that there have been at least 68 cases in Papua that have yet to be solved by state authorities.
The petition ended with the sentence; “For the dreams of the children in Papua.”
Another person who signed the petition, Rita Dhoroty commented, “Children have many dreams and are the hopes of the nation, meanwhile, an army personnel should have served its people and not conduct violence against them.”