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Claims Of Torture By Security Forces In West Papua

Claims Of Torture By Security Forces In West Papua

The spokesperson for the global Free West Papua Campaign claims up to 1000 police and military deployed to the Timika region in West Papua have tortured people in the area.

In a statement, Benny Wenda says up to 116 people living in the region surrounding the Freeport McMoran mine have been tortured and detained since the deployment.

The deployment was in response to the killing of two police officers in Utikini village last week, in which 13 people have been arrested.

Attached to the statement are pictures of dozens of people sitting in front of a house with their hands tied behind their banks, surrounded by armed plain clothed police officers, although the picture has not been verified.

Mr Wenda says houses have been burnt down after independence banners were found inside.

He says he believes the deployment is a deliberate attempt to divert public attention away from the killing of 5 schoolboys in Paniai last month.


A google translate of article in Be-aware google translate can be a bit erratic.

Original bahasa link

Jum'at, January 9, 2015 00:30

2) West Papua Interest Association Request Chief Exempt 77 People

IlustrasiJAYAPURA - group calling itself the Board of West Papua InterestAssociation Andreas Wakerkwa stated, it is very upset with the actions of the security forces who arrested innocent indigenous peoples in the area of the yellow tent time Blurred Mile 68 Tembagapura in the area of PT. Freeport Indonesia in Timika, Papua.

According to Andreas in his statement when they travel to Papua Star Editorial Office, Thursday (01/08/2015) that pursuit conducted a joint police and military forces in the area of Mile 68 of the perpetrators who killed two members of Brimob and the sekurity since January 1, 2015. However, in pursuit on January 6, 2015 yesterday, the combined police and military forces have mistaken the 116 members of West Papua's indigenous people. They were taken by bus from Mile 32 Tembagapura towards Timika Police.

Furthermore Andreas explained, indigenous people who were arrested this always gets the socialization and direction on the development of indigenous peoples in the United Nations on the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples rights adopted UN General Assembly in September 2007 and has been aware of the law.

On January 7, 2015 after a day at the police station hold in Timika, 49 The mothers and children freed by police while 77 people consisting of men still detained in Timika Police with their very poor condition.

"We questioned why innocent civilians become victims, related to the ID Card is a form of protection for indigenous peoples of West Papua which is based on the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples rights of article 33 No. 2 which reads: Indigenous People hava the rigth to Determine the structures and to select the membership of Reviews their institution in accordance with Reviews their own procedures. That, membership in an institution or organization of indigenous peoples, so that our community has the ID in case of violation of human rights, makes it easy to be recorded ", he said in releasenya.

Andreas please, do police duty to inquire but do not abuse them and immediately release 77 people were detained in appalling conditions. (Ven / do)


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