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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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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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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Military shoot four detainees to death and beat prison guards in Sleman

AHRC

The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information from a local NGO, KontraS, regarding the shooting of four detainees in the Cebongan Correctional Facility by military officers. The shooting was an act of revenge by the officers for the murder of one of their colleagues which took place a couple of days prior to the shooting. In order to get in to the prison and the specific cell they were looking for, the officers assaulted prison guards and destroyed some prison facilities. There is a strong allegation that the shooting took place with prior knowledge of the police and the military.

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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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Police, Separatists Clash on 50th Anniversary of Integration of Papua

Jakarta Globe

The Indonesian government’s celebration of the 50th anniversary of the integration of Papua on Wednesday was overshadowed by pro-independence flags being raised across the region and reports of a deadly shooting of separatist activists by police.

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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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Victims of the Aceh conflict still waiting for truth, justice and reparation

Victims and family members are still waiting for the Indonesian authorities to provide them with truth, justice and full reparation almost eight years after the end to the devastating Aceh conflict, Amnesty International said in a new report released today.

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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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Activists are detained by the police for reporting deaths due to lack of medical treatment in Tambrauw, Papua

The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information regarding the detention of two activists by the Sausapor Sub-District Police in Papua. The activists were taken from their house to the police station and were being interrogated in relation to an investigation they conducted regarding the death of villagers in Tambrauw Regency due to the lack of medical treatment. It was reported that the two activists as well as others who were engaged in the investigation were previously followed by police officers.

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