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Rights groups call on AGO to investigate gross human rights violations in Paniai

  • Ivany Atina Arbi
    Ivany Atina Arbi

    The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta   /   Thu, March 12, 2020   /  05:39 pm
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Human rights groups and a number of Papuan activists have urged the Attorney General's Office (AGO), which has the authority to conduct investigations into alleged gross human rights violations, to probe the 2014 killings in Paniai regency of Papua. The AGO said previously that it would return a Paniai dossier handed over last month by the National Commission on Human Rights Violations (Komnas HAM), claiming that it “did not meet formal and material requirements". The Komnas HAM report claims that Indonesian Military (TNI) soldiers had committed “gross human rights violations” by killing and persecuting civilians. Commission for Missing Persons and Victims of Violence (Kontras) coordinator Yati Andriyani questioned the AGO's intentions, saying the Komnas HAM report had provided sufficient preliminary evidence, as required by the 2000 law on ...