Jayapura, Jubi – Executive Director of Amnesty International Indonesia Usman Hamid has called on the security forces to immediately investigate the reported case of a mother, Tarina Murib, who was shot dead and mutilated after a firefight between the security forces and a pro-independence Papuan group on March 3, 2023 in Yugumoak District, Puncak Regency.
“Do not draw conclusions before a thorough investigation according to the procedures,” he told Jubi via WhatsApp message service on Wednesday, March 8, 2023.
Hamid also condemned violent acts and attacks on civilians in Central Papua that took the lives of women and children.
“Acts of violence involving the security forces and Papuan pro-independence group will not bring any results other than increasing casualties, including among civilians,” he said.
He expressed his deepest condolences to the family of Tarina Murib.
“We also sympathize with other civilians who were injured after a firefight between members of the Indonesian Military [TNI] and pro-independence group in Puncak Regency, Central Papua,” he said. (*)