Friday, May 31, 2013

Jekson Imam Wenda: He is KNPB Activist has Died in Sentani, Papua.

Jecson Imam Wenda
Very sad news for KNPB Papuan activists that on May 26, 2013, Jekson Imam Wenda, 23 year old had died in Sentani, Papua. Jekson Wenda became a member of the National Committee of West Papua Sentani region in 2011. He is one of the agencies that take charge structure KNPB Sentani region and the focus of the work as a documenter militancy and media publications in the secretariat.

At first KNPB has issued a call to the people to carry out a peaceful demonstration. on Monday, June 4, 2012 hundreds of protesters were heading Abepura using 12 trucks. When mid-way precisely in Kampung Harapan blocked by police. The police took the demonstrators who want to return to the Jayapura city to avoid possibilities were Sentani demonstration.

Yahukimo Police Shoot Student – Victim In Serious Condition

Yahukimo Police have shot a student, whilst he was with friends at the Blue Creek at Yahukimo following their school graduation. The incident occurred on Sunday 19 May 2013 at 04.00 (West Papuan time) when Yahukimo Police were using a Police Patrol vehicle went to the above location.

At the moment the Police arrived they came upon a group of students at the location. A group of five students had been drinking alcohol. The police without questioning the students fired warning shots in the direction of the students. The students fled afraid of the police gunfire. Four of them succeeded in fleeing but the fifth named Carles Suhuniap was hit in the right shoulder by further police gunfire whilst trying to flee. Wounded, he was arrested by the police who became smeared with his blood.

KNPB : Senior army and police officers bear responsibility for recent killings in Puncak Jaya

Ones Suhuniap
The secretary of the KNPB – National Committee for West Papua -, Ones Suhuniap has said that the governor of Papua, the chief of police and the commander of  XVII Cenderawasih Military Command must all be held responsible for  the mysterious killings that occurred in Puncak Jaya during the month of April.

‘Mysterious disappearances and murders have again been happening in Puncak Jaya. Thirty people have disappeared. Eleven have been found of whom two were already dead. They also included two women and an SMA school pupil who had been raped. Two children ran away and were drowned in Yamo Canal.”

The KNPB said that these senior officials must accept responsibility for the mysterious killings that have been occurring in Puncak Jaya and should do everything possible to find out who was responsible for these crimes

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Papuan political prisoners reject offer of Indonesian Government for amnesty

The bid by the Indonesian Government through the Ministry of Law and Human Rights, to grant amnesty for some political prisoners in Papua was rejected by political prisoners at Abepura penitentiary.
The Papuan political prisoners’ statement which was signed by 25 political prisoners serving sentences in Abepura prison stated the following: “We reject the plan granting clemency by the President of the Republic of Indonesia.”

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Mysterious murders in Puncak Jaya: 11 People Killed and 30 People Missing Indicated

Yerson Wonda
Papua, Puncak Jaya Report - Mysterious killings continue to occur in Puncak Jaya. Mysterious murder has led to 41 people missing. 11 people were found dead and 30 people still being sought, while 2 children swept away in the river.

This news has been reported from the secretariat of the West Papua National Committee [KNPB] Puncak Jaya region. This report is delivered directly to the secretariat of Puncak Jaya KNPB Center in Jayapura at 18.00 o'clock WPB. In his report said that dark operation or killings and disappearances papuan in Puncak Jaya has lasts from 1 April 2013 until now.

Monday, May 20, 2013

Opinion: Why is West Papua closed to foreign journalists?

Socrates Sofyan Yoman
By:  Socratez Sofyan Yoman

Earlier this year I had a meeting with a friend who is a foreign journalist in Jakarta. During our conversation which lasted almost an hour, I asked him. ‘When are you planning to visit Papua to get information directly from there?’ My friend said: ‘We are not permitted by the Indonesian government to visit Papua. I have made several requests to visit Papua but the government has turned down all my requests.’ So I asked him: ‘Why are they not allowing you to visit Papua’ to which he replied: ‘The Indonesian government always says that it is not possible to guarantee the safety of foreign journalists in Papua. The OPM could kidnap or kill them.’

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

13 May Action is a Call for Justice Regarding Human Rights in Papua

Jayapura, – A human rights solidarity group in Papua, SPP-HAM declared that the action that took place on Monday, 13 May was clearly a call for justice  with regard to human rights violations which occurred in West Papua . But even so, the action was banned by the police.
As has been earlier reported, Action to Commemorate  the 1 May which Papuan activists regard marking the 50th anniversary of West Papua’s annexation by the Republic of Indonesia occurred in a number of places.

The Indonesian security forces, (TNI and Police) took repressive  and brutal  action against these actions which occurred in a number of places, such as Sorong, Fak-Fak, Biak, Nabire and Timika.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Six KNPB Timika Activists Sentenced to 8 Months Jail

KNPB Timika Report - Located in City Court Timika, Papua, this afternoon, Tuesday (14/05/2013), six activists West Papua National Committee (KNPB) Timika region had been sentenced to 8 months in prison, on charges of committing a crime of treason.

The information obtained by the sixth case KNPB activists are divided into two files, the first case was recorded with registerasi number: PDM-2/TMK/Ep.2/01/2013, for Yakonias Womsiwor, Paul Maryom, Alfret Marsyom, Steven Itlay and Romario Yatipai.

Papuan People in Yahukimo Implementing Peace Demo on May 13, 2013

KNPB Yahokimo
KNPB Yahokimo Report - As previously planned by West Papua National Committee (KNPB) Yahukimo region a peaceful demonstration at the office of Regent of the Old Yahukimo. 

5000 People in Yahukimo West Papuan protest over the incident Aimas, Timika, Biak and Serui May 1, 2013 will be undertaken by the military and police as well as support the launch of the Office of the Free Papua Movement (OPM) in Oxford, England, and supports the Vanuatu government will register West Papua as a permanent member of the Melanesian Spearhead Groups (MSG) in June later.

Monday, May 13, 2013

One KNPB Member have Tortured to Broken Hand

Markus Giban
PAPUA, Jayapura - One members of the West Papua National Committee (KNPB), Mark Giban (19), student Cenderwasih University (Uncen) reportedly suffered a broken arm to severe torture after being arrested Resort Jayapura City police officers, in Housing III, Abepura, Jayapura, Monday (5/13/2013) afternoon.

Chronology Arrests Four Activists in Jayapura, West Papua

Papua, Jayapura - Four Papuan activist who was arrested four security officers are Chairman of the National Committee of West Papua (KNPB), Viktor Yeimo, Secretary West Papua National Authorithy (WPNA), Marthen Manggaprou, Yongky Ulimpa (23), student of University of Paradise, and Elly Kobak (17), student of University of Paradise.

Victor Yeimo "Demanded" Live Period Remaining Detainees

Jayapura - Chairman of the West Papua National Committee (KNPB), Victor F Yeimo were arrested this afternoon, Monday (05/13/2013), around 10:30 Wit, finally returned to the Correctional Institution (LP) Abepura, in Jayapura, Papua.
Yeimo regarded as one of the people who entered in the List People Search (DPO) of the Ministry of Law and Human Rights in Papua region, because it has not been thoroughly assessed to undergo the remainder of the prisoners.

Peace Action Police blockaded, Chairman KNPB and 4 Protesters Arrested Today

Victor Yeimo
As planned KNPB and multiple organs motion, will be a peaceful demonstration at the office of Rayat Papuan Assembly (MRP). Purpose peaceful demonstration to urge the Government of Papua Province Governor, Papua Police Commander and immediately responsible, the victims of the shooting and arrest on May 1, 2013.

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Victor Yeimo Arrested: Silencing Democracy in Papua

Victor Yeimo appeal before the arrest

  "Are we not the rightful owners of this country above every activity of life when the Papuan people was restrained on the ground under the gun and killed the ruler weapon? Have not been satisfied are you ruler greedily suck master and natural resources on the land. All you get, and we be left out, cornered, killed when starvation, poison Limba, and the marginalization of the economic rights over this land. Not satisfied that still capture the Papuan activist?  

Nick Messet Blacklisted by TPN - OPM

Jayapura - National Liberation Army - the Free Papua Movement (TPN-OPM) of the Headquarters Command Center, Kodap I Tabi under the leadership of Colonel David Tarko, officially issued a black list for Nick Messet and his descendants. The statement was delivered by Colonel David Tarko through specialized staff in a press release sent to, Sunday (12/5). 

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Indonesia Police Shot West Papuans In Sorong

PAPUAN, Sorong - Regional Police (Police) Papua, through the Police Public Relations Head of Papua, AKBP I Gede Sumerta declare no Aimas shooting in the Village, District Aimas, Sorong, Tuesday (04/30/2013) night, let alone to cause two lives have been lost as reported by the mass media.However, the statement is in stark contrast to the events on the field, because the information gathered, two civilians were shot dead and three other people suffered injuries from live ammunition.

The chronology of events, on Tuesday, April 30, 2013, at 22:00 Wit, a number of people gathered in the home father Isak Klabin, in Jalan Klalin, RW. 01. RT 03, to discuss the plan of action on May 1, 2013.