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Prabowo camp pledges to solve past rights cases... but only those under Jokowi's watch

CNN Indonesia - October 15, 2018

Jakarta – Prabowo Subianto-Sandiaga Uno election campaign team spokesperson Dahnil Anzhar Simanjuntak has confirmed that cases of crimes against humanity such has human rights violations which were not resolved under President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo's administration will be fully resolved if Prabowo and Sandiaga win the 2019 presidential election.

Simanjuntak said that Prabowo and Sandiaga are committed to resolving stalled human rights cases, in particular the acid attack against Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) investigator Novel Baswedan, which after a year has still not been solved.

"Of course [they are] (committed) to resolving all human rights cases, particularly in relation to Novel Baswedan", said Simanjuntak by phone on Monday October 15.

Simanjuntak said all crimes against humanity that have taken place since Widodo has been in power will be resolved without favouritism, whether they are related to criminalisation or cases which have just been forgotten.

Part of this, he said, would be ensuring that the national police are able to work optimally and as professionally as possible in pursuing their duties. "The police must work professionally. Without internal conflicts of interest within the institution", he said.

Not only that, Simanjuntak said that Prabowo and Sandiaga will form a Humanitarian Cases Resolution Team (Tim Penyelesaian Kasus Kemanusiaan, TPKM) to resolve cases which took place while the Widodo regime was in power.

Despite this however, he did not provide specific details about exactly who, and which parties, would be part of the TPKM if Prabowo is elected as president. "We will utilise a TPKM, including in resolving the Novel Baswedan case", he said. (osc)

[Translated by James Balowski for the Indoleft News Service. The original title of the article was Kubu Prabowo Janjikan Tim Khusus Tuntaskan Kasus HAM Mandek.]

Source: https://www.cnnindonesia.com/nasional/20181015113445-32-338514/kubu-prabowo-janjikan-tim-khusus-tuntaskan-kasus-ham-mandek.

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