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1) Investigation Team for Military Operations in Nduga Langgar HAM
CNN Indonesia | Jumat, 29/03/2019 21:24 WIB
Illustration. The Papuan Student Alliance, the Indonesian People's Front for West Papua rallies in the Monas area, Jakarta. (CNN Indonesia / Sapphire Makki)
Jakarta, CNN Indonesia - An independent group on behalf of the Nduga Case Investigation Team, Papua, reported that there have been allegations of human rights violations during the military operations carried out by the TNI / Police in Nduga District.
The military operation was launched after a brutal murder of workers at PT Istaka Karya who was working on the Trans Papua bridge on December 2, 2018.
The member of the Nduga Papua Case Investigation Team, Theo Hasegem stated that the military operation resulted in the loss of many lives and deep trauma to the people in Nduga District.
"An independent team who took to the field found there were allegations of human rights violations in Nduga due to the military operation," Theo said at the Amnesty International Indonesia Office, Menteng, Jakarta, Friday (29/3).
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Theo explained that the results of the investigation showed a number of houses belonging to the community, including public facilities such as Puskesmas, were intentionally burned by the military when the operation took place.
"They suspect the military also dropped bombs using helicopters while carrying out air strikes in several districts," Theo said.
In addition, Theo said that many residents were forced to leave their homes to evacuate to refugee camps in several districts. He said the community was worried about being victims of the operation.
According to data from the investigation team, there were tens of thousands of Nduga residents who were displaced by the operation.
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He said there were 4,276 refugees in Mapenduma District, 4,369 refugees in Mugi District, 5,056 refugees in Jigi District, 5,021 refugees in Yal District, and 3,775 refugees in Mbulmu Yalma District.
Not only that, there were also 4,238 refugees in the Kagayem District, 2,982 Nirkuri Districts, 4,001 Inikgal Districts, 2,021 Mbua Districts and 1,704 Dal Districts.
He stated that the condition of refugees was very inhuman. Because, many mothers give birth in the forest because of difficulty accessing medical help.
The investigation team also saw the many conditions of children under five who could not adequately fulfill their nutrition while at the evacuation site because the food needed was not sufficiently available
"Some civilians even died while in refugee camps," he said.
The suffering of the Nduga people did not end there. Theo stated that his party also found civilians who were arbitrarily treated by the authorities to death in several villages.
He said there were two school children who were shot in the Mbua District, Nduga District, and several civilians who were shot and left to suffer until they died.
"In fact, the pastor Geyimin Nirigi was not known by the family. It was alleged that the pastor had been forcibly removed by the military in the Mapenduma District," he said.
Ask for Evaluation
Seeing the incident, Theo asked the Indonesian government to evaluate the military operation that still continues to date in Nduga. He said the operation would take a lot of casualties from the people if it continued to be tolerated.
"We urge the government and the House of Representatives to conduct a comprehensive evaluation of the placement of security forces in order to find a solution," Theo said.
Theo argued that the military approach was not the final solution to solving the problem in Nduga. He was worried that the operation would be a case of human rights violations that continued to occur in Papua.
Seeing him, Theo suggested that the government prioritize the occurrence of dialogue such as the experience of dealing with the Free Aceh Movement group in 2005
"We suggest that the government and the House of Representatives be able to use important experiences in Aceh, when conducting dialogs facilitated by neutral parties," he said.
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