September 28, 2020, 08.46 PM
Silvany Austin Pasaribu, second secretary of Indonesia?s permanent mission at the United Nations delivers Indonesias right of reply to a statement by Vanuatus prime minister Bob Laughman at the United Nations General Assembly on Saturday, September 26. YouTube/United NationsSilvany Austin Pasaribu, second secretary of Indonesia?s permanent mission at the United Nations delivers Indonesias right of reply to a statement by Vanuatus prime minister Bob Laughman at the United Nations General Assembly on Saturday, September 26.

“We called on the government of Vanuatu to fulfill your responsibilities to your people and the world. Until you have done so, please keep the sermon to yourself,” she said.

Earlier, in his pre-recorded speech prime minister Loughman accused Indonesia of violating human rights in Papua.

He said that the allegations of human rights violations in Papua are of concern to Pacific countries who have called on Indonesia to allow the United Nations Office of the Human Rights Commissioner to visit Papua. However, the prime minister added, there has been little progress on the matter.

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“I, therefore, call on the Indonesian government to respond to the previous call of the Pacific leaders,” he said.

Last year, Vanuatu also accused Indonesia of not allowing the Human Rights Commissioner to visit Papua.

“We are concerned about the Indonesian Government delaying the confirmation of time for the Human Rights Commissioner to visit Papua,” said Vanuatu's Permanent Representative to the United Nations Sumbue Antas in 2019.

(Editor: Icha Rastika)

Source: https://nasional.kompas.com/read/2020/09/28/06173911/indonesia-ke-vanuatu-anda-bukan-perwakilan-papua-berhentilah-berfantasi.

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