AG: Military retiree named a suspect in human rights violation in Pinai

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Febrie Ardiansyah
Deputy Attorney General for Special Crimes, Febrie Ardiansyah. (Doc. Kejagung)

Jakarta, IO – The Attorney General’s Office (AGO) has named one suspect in the case of human rights violations in Paniai, Papua that occurred in 2014. “The suspect’s initials are IS. He is a military retiree. In 2014, he served as liaison officer at military district commands of Paniai,” said AGO’s junior attorney for special crimes Febrie Ardiansyah as quoted from Antara, Saturday (2/3).

IS was named a suspect based on AG decrees 79/A/JA/12/2021 dated December 3, 2021 and 19/A/Fh.1/02/2022 dated February 4, 2022.

Febri explained that the gross human rights violations incident occurred because there was no effective control from the de jure and/or de facto military commanders in authority. In addition, he also did not prevent or stop the actions of his troops, and did not hand over the perpetrators to appropriate authorities to be investigated and prosecuted, as stipulated by Article 42 (1) of Law 26/2000 on Human Rights Court.

The suspect faced multiple charges, namely Article 42 (1) jo Article 9 (a) jo Article 7 (b) of Law 26/2000 on Human Rights Courts; Article 40 jo Article 9 (h) jo Article 7 (b) of Law 26/2000 on Human Rights Court. (rr)