UN rights office calls for full investigation of Papuan violence

02-Dec-2020 Intellasia | JakartaPost | 6:02 AM Print This Post

Indonesia must carry out “thorough, independent and impartial” investigations into a string of violent incidents in its easternmost provinces, a spokeswoman for the United Nations’ human rights body has said. Tensions in the provinces of Papua and West Papua have risen in recent months amid altercations between security forces and armed rebel groups, some of which have ended in violence and death. A slew of alleged killings involving minors in recent weeks has stoked fears of local residents, especially ahead of West Papua’s self-proclaimed anniversary on December 1, which Indonesia does not recognise. The Southeast Asian branch of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) has expressed concern over the escalating conflict in the restive region. “We are disturbed by escalating violence over the past weeks and months…



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