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Jokowi asked not to 'sell' Papua human rights issue in presidential election

Tabloid JUBI - August 4, 2018

Hans Arnold Kapisa, Jayapura Manokwari, Yang Christian Warinussy, the Executive Director of the Legal Aid Study and Research (LP3BH) Manokwari, asserted President Joko Widodo, known as Jokowi, not to 'sell' the issue of human rights violations in Papua in regards to his candidacy in the Presidential Election 2019.

"I need to confirm this in regards to several steps taken by President Jokowi through his assistants to endorse the settlement of many cases of the alleged human rights violations in Papua which have been going for a long time and has never been a legal settlement," he stated in the press release received by Jubi on Wednesday (1/9/2018).

Meanwhile, Tinus Pigai, the Coordinator of the Solidarity concerned about public and development of Paniai, said he would boycott the presidential election in Paniai if the 'Bloody Paniai case' continue to use by a few of people who will take advantage on this.

"President Jokowi should give an order the civil administration and the military and police to not hamper the ongoing legal actions carried out by the Human Rights National Commission (Komnas HAM) as the authorised institution to investigate this case," said Pigai. (*)

Source: http://tabloidjubi.com/eng/jokowi-asked-not-selling-human-rights-issue-in-papua-in-presidential-election-2019/.

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