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HRW: Repression Against KNPB Is Legal?
Jakarta Onews,-- Consultant Human Rights Watch (HRW) for Indonesia, Andreas Harsono questioned the actions of the Indonesian security forces who were shooting up to 22 members of the West Papua National Committee (KNPB) died during the year 2012, and 55 people were arrested, and made ​​hundreds of others wounded.

"But make KNPB 22 people died with the shooting, and dozens were arrested, and who knows how many hundreds injured, with no judicial process is transparent, and without the internal mechanism of the procedures of police work in Papua, raises the question of whether the repression of KNPB this legal?."

The statement affirmed Andreas, when interviewed, Thursday (01/03/2013) last night.

According Harsono, may be the reason the police is true that there are members of KNPB involved violence, attacking settlers or security forces attacked, but officers must demonstrate in a transparent manner.

"The issue of police is working with transparency. Can the police show work transparently? Instead, KNPB also need to do an internal investigation, police investigate allegations that members of KNPB no violence involved, "he said.

Harsono also hope, the organization's leader Victor Yeimo may soon announce the results of the investigation, as well as making the decision to issue an assessed KNPB members engaged in various acts of violence.

As written this medium before, Victor F Yeimo, Chairman KNPB states KNPB Killed 22 Members of the Year 2012 by the Indonesian security forces shot dead, 55 people in jail, and some of them became List People Search (DPO) of the Papua Police to date .

Yeimo predicted, in 2013, the killing and arrests of activists will continue to be waged KNPB Papua police using terrorism Act.

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