13 Nov 2007

Case of Masoka disppearance in Papua to re-opened

2:11 pm on 13 November 2007

Indonesia's National Human Rights Commission is planning to re-open the case of the disappearance of Aristoteles Masoka who was the driver of the chairman of the Papuan Presidium Council, Theys Eluay.

Mr Eluay was kidnapped by members of the security forces and killed in 2001 and his driver has been missing since then.

The Commission's chairman says Mr Masuka's disappearance is a crime.

In Jayapura, Mr Masuka's father has called for his son be returned to the family, if he is still alive.

He says if he is dead, the family needs to know where he is buried.