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Images of Murder of a West Papuan By Indo Police

Shocking photos of the brutal murder of a West Papuan by Indonesian police on 3 August 2009

Secretariat, West Papua National Authority:

Photo-report on the assassination of YAWAN WAYENI on Monday 3 August 2009

BAGUS EKUDANTO, Commander of Police in Papua Province ordered AKBP IMAN SETYAWAN (S.Ik) Head of Police of Yapen Regency to ‘clean’ the West Papuan political movement in Yapen, including the old village of Mantembu in the valley of Mt Wayoi. On Sunday 2 August the police kidnapped seven people from Mantembu and took them to Jayapura where they were incarcerated without charge. On Monday 3 August at 6am, Police 1 SSK (a company of indeterminate number but up to 150 personnel) entered Mr Wayeni’s house and raped his wife in front of their second child who was sick. Mr Wayeni tried to intervene and was shot with three rounds of ammunition from a SS1 automatic gun and then bayoneted. He ran out of the house and died in the garden. The police threw his body in their car, like a dead animal, and took him to the hospital to sew up his stomach. Yawan Wayeni was forty years old. He was a political prisoner in Yapen for nine years during the Suharto administration. He leaves a wife and three children.

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1. Sdr. Yawan Wayeni sedang berusaha lari sambil menahan isi perut yang sudah keluar (Mr Yawan Wayeni running out from his house after being shot and bayoneted by Indonesian police, cradling his disemboweled intestines, looking for a place to hide in his garden).


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2. Sdr. Yawan Wayeni saat terjatuh sambil menahan isi perutnya yang keluar (Mr Wayeni falls in his garden, soaked in blood, still holding his disemboweled intestines).


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3. Sdr. Yawan Wayeni terus bertahan dan berusaha lari (Mr Wayeni standing again trying hard to save his life).


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4. Sdr. Yawan Wayeni sudah tak mampu bertahan lagi, sehingga inilah saat2 terakhir ia mulai menghembuskan napas terakhir (Mr Wayeni seconds before he dies in his garden).


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5. Saat terakhir sdr. Yawan Wayeni menghembuskan napas dalam keadaan duduk (Mr Wayeni at the moment of his death).


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6 & 7. Joint Police and TNI Search and Destroy operation in Mantembu Village on 11 June 2009. When they didn’t succeed in finding FERDINAND WORABY, they took a twelve-year as hostage, then burned the activist’s house.

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Translation to English

Photo 1 Mr Yawan Wayeni running out from his house after being shot and bayoneted by Indonesian police, cradling his disemboweled intestines, looking for a place to hide in his garden

Photo 2: Mr Wayeni falls in his garden, soaked in blood, still holding his disemboweled intestines

Photo 3: Mr Wayeni standing again trying hard to save his life

Photo 4: Mr Wayeni seconds before he dies in his garden
Photo 5: Mr Wayeni at the moment of his death

Photos 6 & 7: Joint Police and TNI Search and Destroy operation in Mantembu Village on 11 June 2009. When they didn’t succeed in finding FERDINAND WORABY, they took a twelve-year as hostage, then burned the activist’s house.

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