Garda-P calls for all human rights violations in Papua to end immediately

JUBI, 29 May 2012
Jayapura:  Garda-P, the Papuan People’s Democracy Movement, has called on the Indonesian government to immediately halt to all acts of violence and violations of the basic human rights of the Papuan people, which they commit  in the name of the Indonesian State in order to preserve the NKRI – the Unitary State of the Republic of Indonesia.This call was made in response to the statement made by Marty Natalagawa, the Indonesian Foreign Minister, at the 13th session of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) regarding  the human rights situation in Indonesia which took place in Switzerland on 23 May 2012.

The chairman of Garda-P, Bovit Bofra said: The Indonesian government should arrest and put on trial all the perpetrators of crimes against humanity and those who spread lies about the Papuan people.

In the opinion of Garda-P, acts of intimidation, terror and violence against human rights defenders, lawyers acting for those facing the charge of makar, and student activists in Papua as well as human rights violations continue to be committed by the Indonesian government.

‘The militarisation  in Papua which poses a threat to the security situation and the rights of the Papua people must stop,’ he said.

Bovit also said that there should be access to Papua for  independent observers as well as foreign journalists, so that they can see for themselves the human rights situation in Papua. This is why various human rights institutions as well as a number of countries  tabled recommendations to the  UPR and called for observers to visit Papua to see the human rights situation there.

[Translated by TAPOL]

One thought on “Garda-P calls for all human rights violations in Papua to end immediately

  1. “GOD WILL NOT LET HUMANS SUFFER FOR TOO LONG…THE PLIGHT OF WEST PAPUA CANNOT GO UNNOTICED FOR TOO LONG..ONLY GOD KNOWS WHEN WEST PAPUA WILL BE FREE TO ENJOY WHAT HE HAS CREATED FOR THEM IN THEIR HOMELAND……MY HEART GOES OUT TO THOSE WHO HAVE DIED & WHO ARE SUFFERING FOR THE CAUSE OF WEST PAPUA…

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