MSG to send mission to Jakarta and West Papua

Islands Business

The Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) will send a mission to Jakarta and Jayapura later this year, to discuss the issue of West Papua with the Government of Indonesia.

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Security disturbances in Yapen: Stop Blaming the OPM

Bintang Papua

Serui: Following a number of violent incidents that have occurred in Yapen Island, the security forces have conduced sweepings along the coast and in Kanawa Kampung to see whether the OPM was involved.

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A SHORT ACCOUNT ON CASES OF HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSE, ARREST, DETAINING AND SHOOTING IN PAPUA, 30 April 2013 – 22 May 2013

Prepared by: Oktovianus Pogau


NGOs an Churches have been reporting about a series of massive violence, shooting, killing, state’s denial of the democratic expressions of opinion, forced disbandment of the peaceful demonstration, arrest and detaining combined with torture in several places, such as in Sorong, Jayapura, Biak, Timika adan Wamena, from 30 April 2013 to 22 May 2013.
In the reports it was state that the security troops of the Papua Police and Indonesian Military of the KODAM XVII/Cenderawasih were the main actors. The democracy in Papua has totally been suppressed. Foreign reporters, international diplomats, and international human rights institutes are “banned” to visit Papua Land.

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Six Timika Region KNPB Activists Sentenced to 1 Year Jail

A Google translate of article in SuaraPapua.com. Be-aware google translate can be a bit erratic. Original bahasa at
http://suarapapua.com/2013/04/enam-aktivis-knpb-wilayah-timika-divonis-1-tahun-penjara/

PAPUAN, Timika - Council of State Court Judges Timika, Papua, this afternoon, Tuesday (16/04/2013) sentenced 1 year in prison for six activists West Papua National Committee (KNPB) Timika region, who was arrested on October 24, 2013 ago.

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Papuan political prisoners reject Indonesian clemency offer

rnzi

Jailed West Papuan leaders have reportedly rejected the Indonesian President’s promise to free all Papuan political prisoners.

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TPN in Yapen arrest local Indon police chief for abuses on civilians

West Papua Media Alerts

Ongoing repression on peaceful dissent and acts of torture on civilians by Indonesian police (Polri) in Yapen has drawn a sharp reaction from West Papuan pro-independence guerrillas, who have captured and carried out an arrest of the local Police chief for human rights abuses committed under his watch.

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Beheadings and dumped bodies pile up as Indonesian special forces rampage again in Tingginambut

West Papua Media Alerts

Credible and disturbing reports are continuing to emerge from Tingginambut, Puncak Jaya, in the West Papuan highlands, detailing evidence of another violent rampage by the Indonesian army special forces (Kopassus) against civilians throughout May, allegedly by Kopassus officers stationed in the district which has been suffering war conditions since February.

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West Papuan Leader Held by Police

Sydney Morning Herald

TAPOL

West Papuan independence movement leader Victor Yeimo was detained and allegedly beaten by police on Monday as another prominent Indonesian national politician warned Western countries against supporting separatists in the troubled province.

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Amnesty International Annual Report 2013 Indonesia

Amnesty International

Security forces faced persistent allegations of human rights violations, including torture and other ill-treatment and excessive use of force and firearms. At least 76 prisoners of conscience remained behind bars. Intimidation and attacks against religious minorities were rife. Discriminatory laws, policies and practices prevented women and girls from exercising their rights, in particular, sexual and reproductive rights. No progress was made in bringing perpetrators of past human rights violations to justice. No executions were reported.

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Papuan shot dead during clash

Jakarta Post

Anton Kogoya, a 27-year-old man from Wamena, Papua, was shot dead in a clash during which an unidentified soldier with the Indonesian Military (TNI) fired toward a group of allegedly drunk local residents at 10:34 p.m. local time on Saturday.

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