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Indonesia: Formation of inquiry team into Paniai shootings offers hope for justice

, Index number: ASA 21/1423/2015

Amnesty International welcomes the announcement by Indonesia’s National Human Rights Commission (Komnas HAM) that it will be recommending the formation of a pro-justicia inquiry team to undertake a detailed investigation into the killings of four students by the security forces and injuries to dozens of others in Paniai, Papua province in December 2014. Victims and their families as well as human rights groups have been calling for justice since the incident occurred and this news offers them some genuine hope for accountability.

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