Government`s intention to settle human rights violation in Papua remains strong

Jakarta (ANTARA News) - Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal and Security Affairs Wiranto said the government still has strong intention to resolve human rights violation in the easternmost Indonesian province of Papua.

"These all must be resolved. The intention remains strong and has never faded," he said here on Monday.

He said the government is looking forward to settling the human rights violation soon so as not to leave the problem to the next generations.

"In essence, we dont want to leave an unsettled problem to the next generations," he said.

He added however that it is not easy to resolve the problem as it involves interests from many parties.

"It is not easy to resolve it. Many parties have interests in it. It is our duty to unite the many interests. Therefore, it cannot be resolved quickly," he said.

He said the Papua provincial government is also facing an obstacle to conduct an autopsy as it is against local culture.

It takes time to settle gross human rights violation in Indonesia soon, he said.

"So it does not mean that all of them have not been settled. Some of them have been resolved and the result will be made public all at once," he said.

Three gross human rights violations remain unsettled, including Wasior, Wamena and Panial districts, he said.(*)

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