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Jakarta Post

Komnas HAM ‘still collecting evidence’ over fatal shooting in Intan Jaya

  • Budi Sutrisno

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, September 29, 2020   /  03:12 pm
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Intan Jaya regency is marked with the red line.(JP/-)

The National Commission on Human Rights (Komnas HAM) has not considered forming an ad hoc committee to investigate a recent shooting of Papuan pastor Yeremia Zanambani and is focusing on collecting evidence, despite calls from Amnesty International. Komnas HAM commissioner Beka Ulung Hapsara said that, due to a lack of strong evidence, the commission had not been able to draw a conclusion yet on the incident, which occurred in Hitadipa district, Intan Jaya regency. “We are currently still intensively collecting data and facts from the events that occurred,” Beka told The Jakarta Post on Tuesday. He said Komnas HAM representatives in Papua had been working based on Law No. 39/1999 on human rights to assess the scope and elements of human rights violations. The commission would only form an ad hoc team, which is stipulated under Law No. 26/2000 on human rights court...