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]
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