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Komnas HAM Papua emphasized that the death case of Marius Betera was completed

Human rights in West Papua

Jakarta (ANTARA) – The Indonesian National Human Rights Commission (Komnas HAM) Representative of the Papua Province emphasized that the Marius Betera death case has been completed and the investigation report and recommendations have been issued.

“We have the authority to issue recommendations based on the findings in the field. We are guided by the principles of data, information and balid (DIV) in conducting investigations,” said the Head of the Representative Office of Komnas HAM RI Papua Province Frits B. Ramandey in his statement responding to a number of dissatisfaction. party for the recommendation, Thursday.

Komnas HAM Papua said that it received reports of violence against civilians, then followed up with direct checks in the field.

The first problem that Komnas HAM received was that Marius Betera’s garden was destroyed by the company. However, after checking the location, the garden in question did not belong to the victim, but was in the company area.

The next problem that was reported was that the victim died of violence. When conducting a check on the location, Komnas HAM found that the victim had already been buried.

Komnas HAM also found that police officers who commit excessive acts of violence have been recommended to be sanctioned by the internal police. From the findings in the field, we carry out testing and analysis.

Previously, Komnas HAM on 8 July 2020 released several findings and recommendations related to this case.

These recommendations include asking the Papua Police Chief to process the law for police officers who commit acts of violence against civilians.

Another recommendation is to request a review of police posts, control, and training of police officers.

Apart from that, there is also a need for meetings between stakeholders to implement business and human rights mechanisms in business management.


Crime cases in Papua and West Papua have been used by Free West Papua as a political propaganda by twisting it as human rights violation. In contrast, when Free West Papua armed group killed innocent civilians, they made an excuse as part of their fight for freedom. Please read how Benny Wenda defended his armed group. Please be careful when reading information about human rights in West Papua. If possible try to double check the information with relevant institutions.

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This Blog has gone through many obstacles and attacks from violent Free West Papua separatist supporters and ultra nationalist Indonesian since 2007. However, it has remained throughout a time devouring thoughts of how to bring peace to Papua and West Papua provinces of Indonesia.

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