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Komnas HAM calls for new inquiry into killing of students

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Indonesia's National Commission on Human Rights has announced an inquiry into the killing of four students in Papua province last year.


Indonesia's National Commission on Human Rights (Komnas HAM) has announced that it will recommend a pro-justicia inquiry into the killing of four students in Papua province last year.

In the December incident, Indonesian security forces allegedly opened fire on hundreds of peaceful protesters in Papua's Paniai regency, resulting in the deaths of four Papuan students and injuries to dozens of others.

Komnas HAM's announcement comes after it conducted an initial investigation into the case, finding evidence of gross human rights violations.

It also follows the release of a video of the aftermath of the shootings, showing members of the Enarotali community carrying and cleaning the bodies of the dead students.

The students had gathered to protest over an earlier incident of violence by Indonesian security forces.

Date: 14 April 2015

Source: Radio New Zealand


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  1. Komnas HAM - Indonesian National Commission on Human Rights (Komnas HAM)