TEMPO.CO, Jakarta The National Human Rights Commission (Comnas HAM) has sought information from a team of police forensic doctors in the investigation into the death of Brigadier Nofriansiyah Yoshua Hutabarat alias Brigadier J. The forensic team received questions about the autopsy process and the cause of the injuries. Brigadier J.
“We are seeking information from the initial stage to the end, from hospital admission to autopsy,” Choirul Anam, Commissioner of Komnas HAM, said in his office in Jakarta on Monday, July 25, 2022.
Anam said the Comnas HAM surveillance and investigation team examined the body condition before and after the autopsy. According to Anam, what his team uncovered the most was Brigadier J.
The forensic team detailed the angle of the shot and the character of the gunshot wound, he said. The nature of the wound, he said, would provide important clues for the investigation conducted by his institution.
“We were shown the evidence and the reasoning behind the injury,” he said.
Anam said that they did not meet the police forensic team empty handed. He said he had confirmed several findings while examining Brigadier J’s family with several experts.
“We asked back and forth, nothing late,” Anam said.
He did not want to go into detail about Comnas HAM’s findings in this investigation. The information obtained by Comnas from the investigation of the Polari forensic team would be reviewed and examined along with other evidence, he said.
He added that Comanas already had enough information from a forensic doctor’s point of view. In addition, COMNAS HAM will examine witnesses from other parties such as the Digital Forensics Section of the National Police Headquarters. “If we need more information from the forensic doctor team, the national police is committed to being open,” Anam said.
The autopsy process for Joshua, who died at the residence of Inspector General Ferdi Sambo, the non-active head of the National Police’s Professions and Security Division, is suspected to be problematic. The family had said that the autopsy was done without their consent. Yosua’s younger brother, who is also a member of the National Police, was presented with a letter of approval only after the autopsy was completed.
Apart from this, the statement given to the family said that Brigadier J died due to bullet injury. Even though the family found multiple wounds on the body of the 28-year-old, it was suspected that he was not shot. Because of this, the family has demanded a re-post-mortem from the independent team on Wednesday.