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KontraS (The Commission for the Disappeared and Victims of Violence)


INDONESIA: Calling for Further Investigation of Extrajudicial Killing in Papua

Dear Friends,

The Commission for The Disappearances and Victims of Violence (KontraS0- a Civil Society Organization focusing on human rights based in Indonesia has obtained information regarding the extrajudicial killings and persecution committed by Indonesian military from Army happened in Enaratoli, Paniai,Papua on December 8, 2014. This incident leads to casualties of 5 (five) high school’ students which age range from 17-18 years old, while 17 others people injured and some of them are on critical state.

Based on the information we obtained, the case happened during the demonstration conducted by people of Enaratoli villag Carol Gobay field who intend to ask accountability of the actions of military actors who were beating a child on the night before, on December 8, 1.30 am.

The military and police use excessive force while facing the demonstration. They opene fire brutally to the people, resulted four people died on the field while one other died in hospital and about 17 others were taken to hospital, some in critical condition.

The local Papuan indigenous who shot to death are:

a. Simon Degei, 18 years old, a student of Paniai 1 High School on Grade 12.

b. Otianus Gobai, 18 years old, student of Paniai 1 High School on Grade 12

c. Alfius You- 17 years old, student of Paniai 1 High School on Grade 12

d. Yulian Yeimo, 17 years old, student of Paniai 1 High School on Grade 9

e. Abia Gobay, 17 years old, student of Paniai 1 High School on Grade 12

Meanwhile, 17 (seventeen) others were (seriously) injured as follow:


Oni Yeimo


Yulian Mote


Oktovianus Gobay


Noak Gobai


Bernadus Magai Yogi


Akulian Degey


Agusta Degey


Andarias Dogopia


Abernadus Bunai


Neles Gobay


Jerry Gobay


Marice Yogi


Oktovianus Gobay


Yulian Tobai


Yuliana Edoway


Jermias Kayame


Selpi Dogopia

The case reflected the failure of Indonesian Government to uphold human rights in order to protect civilians as mandated in Universal Declaration of Human Rights, International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights obliged the government to protect the right to life as a fundamental and non derogable rights of its citizens. In line with that, Indonesia has mandated by Paragraph 28A of its Constitution to also protect the right to life.

Based on the explanation above, we respectfully urge the government of Indonesia to address this case with the following step below, such as,

a. First, Indonesian government shall immediately establish an independent committee to conduct investigation of such violence; extrajudicial killings and brutal persecution. The committee shall involve elements of the National Human Rights Commission, the Witnesses and Victims Protection Agency, Army Headquater, Police Headquarters, National Police Commission and community representatives.

b. Second, the Government shall provide immadiately regarding medical and psychosocial recovery services to victims, including the protection of witnesses and victims in the field

c. Third, the Government of Indonesia shall prevent the recurrence of human rights violations and violence in Papua with constructive dialogue with the people of Papua, and stopmilitaristic approach.

d. The government of Indonesia to ensure and guarantee the protection and the fulfillment ofcivil and political rights of Papuan. Any kind of military operations shall in line with theprinciples of Human Rights nationally and internationally.

Thank you for your consideration.

Jakarta, December 9, 2014


Haris Azhar

Coordinator of The Commission for the Disappeared and Victims of Violence (KontraS)



Please send a letter to the authorities listed below expressing your concern about this case and requesting their intervention.

1. Mr. Joko Widodo
President Republic of Indonesia
Presidential Palace
Jl. Medan Merdeka Utara
Jakarta Pusat 10010 INDONESIA
Fax: + 62 21 231 41 38, 345 2685, 345 7782
Phone: + 62 21 3845627 ext 1003

2. Mr. Hafid Abbas
National Commission on Human Rights
Jl. Latuharhary No.4B Menteng
Jakarta, Indonesia 10310
Phone: +62 21 3925230
Fax: +62 21 3925227

3. Mr. Abdul Haris Semendawai
Agency of Witness and Victim Protection (Lembaga Perlindungan Saksi dan Korban)
Gedung Perintis Kemerdekaan (Gedung Pola) Lt. 1
Jl. Proklamasi No. 56
Jakarta Pusat 10320
Phone: +62 21 3190 7021

4. Mr. Sutarman

Indonesian National Police Headquarter
Jl. Trunojoyo, Selong Kebayoran Baru
Jakarta Selatan 12110
Phone: +62 21 7218555 5. Mr. Djoko Suyanto Chairman of National Police Commission of Indonesia
Jl. Tirtayasa VII No.20 Kebayoran Baru – Jakarta Selatan 12160
Phone: 021-7392317
Fax: 021-7392317