originally published by Tabloid Jubi as
Oknum Anggota TNI Aniaya Warga Kurima
translated from Indonesian by AKR & staff
The Law Enforcement and Human Rights Advocacy Network of the Central Highlands of Papua asked for the Indonesian Military (TNI) leadership Infantry Battalion in Kurima Yahukimo to dismiss individual members who took unprofessional measures and acted to harm civilians.
Most recently, two rogue members of the Battalion had physically assaulted Yani Meage (18), a civilian, on May 31 at a motorcycle taxi base in the Yetni Kurima Yahukimo District.
The act of persecution was carried out by two military members. The victim received blows to the head, and was kicked by members of the TNI. The victim has suffered from severe psychological trauma as a result of the brutal attack.
“The abuse led by two members of the TNI is actually a violation of human rights.”
said Chairman of The Law Enforcement and Human Rights Advocacy Network of the Central Highlands of Papua, Theo Heksegem.
“And this has happened once again in Kurima. Therefore, we asked leaders of Infantry Battalion 756 to fire rogue members because they operate outside their military duties, especially to persecute civilians.”
The Law Enforcement and Human Rights Advocacy Network of the Central Highlands of Papua cited Human Rights Act No.34 of 2004 on the TNI Article (2) letter (d) to the Chair of the TNI Battalion 756 to be considered against rogue members of the TNI, who act arrogant and persecute the civil society.
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