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Jakarta Post

Papuan NGOs establish complaint center for victims of riots

  • Benny Mawel

    The Jakarta Post

Jayapura   /   Tue, September 10, 2019   /  08:40 pm
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People watch a building burn during a riot in Jayapura in Papua on Aug. 29.(Antara/Indrayadi TH)

Several NGOs affiliated with the Papuan Civil Coalition (KMSP) have officially established a complaint center for victims of violence and human rights violations following the riots that broke out across Papua after the racist abuse of Papuan students living in Surabaya, East Java.  The complaint center – located on Jl. Raya Sentani, Jayapura, Papua – is designed as a response to the alleged intimidation of members of the public seeking information regarding their relatives who were involved in the riots.  “We call on the families of the victims to [file a report] should they have any relative who remains missing, injured, or wrongfully arrested amid the chaos,” said Baguma Yarinap, the head of Papua-based NGO United for the Truth (BUK) on Monday.  He said he intended the newly established complaint center to provide a balance to the inform...