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Ruling in Deiyai case harmful to justice: AI

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, September 5 2017   /  01:26 am

Amnesty International Indonesia has criticized a recent ethics ruling handed down to a number of police officers over the recent fatal shooting of a civilian in Papua’s Deiyai region, describing the lenient sentence as “harmful to justice.”

Last Wednesday, a police ethics panel found four police personnel guilty of engaging in “improper conduct” while dispersing an angry mob that had destroyed the construction camp of a contractor firm near the Oneibo River in Tigi district, Deiyai regency on Aug. 1.

Following the incident, Yulianus Pigai, 28, was found dead with several gunshot wounds to his body and at least nine others sustained injuries.

The ethics panel ordered the four police members to apologize to the hearing and to be demoted, while clearing five other personnel of all charges on the grounds that the five had carried out their duties in line with p...