Yeremia was killed in the Papuan regency of Intan Jaya, which has been the site of conflicts between Indonesian military and police personnel and insurgents. His death took place in Intan Jaya’s Hitadipa district.
Two separate investigations by the Joint Fact Finding Team [TGPF] and the National Commission on Human Rights [Komnas HAM] have indicated the complicity of Indonesian military personnel. The latter found evidence of torture consistent with an extrajudicial killing.
2. Indonesia’s Covid-19 Task Force Highlights the High Death Rate From the Pandemic
Indonesia’s Covid-19 Task Force has noted that the death rate from the pandemic continues to be higher than the global average, even as the government managed to check the number of active cases .
“[Indonesia’s] Covid-19 death rate is 3.33 percent, higher than the global average of 2.47 percent, according to government data up to 8 November. This number is higher than other countries in Asia, Europe or the Americas” said Task Force spokesman Wiku Adisasmito on 11 November.
“Indonesia’s death rate is the highest in Southeast Asia. In contrast, Singapore’s Covid-19 death rate is 0.04 percent, Malaysia’s is 0.71 percent, Thailand’s is 1.5 percent, the Philippines is 2 percent, while Myanmar’s is 2.31 percent.”
He also noted that the rate is higher than other countries in Europe and the Americas such as Belgium with 2.6 percent, the United States with 2.34 percent and France with 2.26 percent, is still lower than Indonesia.
"This high death rate is an aspect that we still need to work on. We should learn from other countries which managed to check the number [of their Covid-19] deaths,” Wiku asserted. “We will continue the 3 T’s of testing, tracing and treatment to reduce the death rate.”