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Wed, 19 Oct 2011 11:11:57
I have seen more writings around the nausori area on monday. Surely there are more people doing this then those five arressted. Thats if they did it right!!!!
If it is then the regime is imploding as some of you had been saying for the last couple of years. If true RS be interesting to see how Bainimarama will respond to it.
Speaking of "Back to Democracy" - when we had it, we did nothing but screw our chances many times over >> corruption, nepotism, pride, jealousy, distrust, suspicion, incompetence, stupidity, theft, theft, and more theft... you name it we've done it all... So spare a thought for our wantoks in neighbouring West Papua who've longed for self-determination for so long and yet keep getting bashed by a brutal colonial power who won't let go of their "pot of gold". Palari Pigs.
See on the map, West Papua land mass in yellow next to PNG, compared to a tiny dot called the coup-coup land in the far east...
And today, whilst everyone was falling over themselves to meet her majesty the queen of england, who 'touched down' this afternoon in Canberra, the bullying Indonesian army opened fire on a peaceful 3rd Papuan People's Congress in Jayapura, WP. That's cold-blooded murder, a massacre that happened this very afternoon!
POLICE AND ARMY OPEN FIRE ON PAPUAN CONGRESS
CONFIRMED REPORT FROM CREDIBLE SOURCES ON THE GROUND
FROM CREDIBLE WEST PAPUA MEDIA STRINGERS
(INDONESIAN MILTARY) TNI TROOPS HAVE OPENED FIRE ON CONGRESS AT 1530 JAYAPURA TIME
LIVE FIRE IS BEING USED ON PEACEFUL GATHERING. REPORTS OF CASUALTIES BUT NO CONFIRMATION OF NUMBERS. PETAPA PEACEKEEPERS HAVE BEEN SHOT, REPORTS OF MANY DEAD. WOMEN TENDING TO SHOT PETAPA SECURITY ALSO SHOT BY INDONESIAN MILITARY.
FORKORUS YABOISEMBUT ALSO ARRESTED FOR SUBVERSION/MAKAR.
TEXTS MESSAGES FROM DELEGATES STATE “WE HAVE ALREADY BEEN ARRESTED”
Confirmation that Edison Waromi has been arrested.
PLEASE ADVOCATE IMMEDIATELY
PLEASE STAY TUNED
WEST PAPUA MEDIA
Pacific Scoop: Report – By the Jakarta Globe and West Papua Media in Jayapura
Shots from a nearby hill rang out as Papuan leaders declared their independence from Indonesia at the Papuan People’s Congress today and began waiving the banned Morning Star flag, a local journalist said tonight.
The journalist, who has gone into hiding because of fears for her safety, told the Jakarta Globe of the “chaos” after the shots at 3 pm Jayapura time.
Police officers and members of the Indonesian Military (TNI) began returning fire toward the hill.
She said security officers then attempted to shut down the congress and moved in to make arrests.
The journalist said she then fled, along with hundreds of others, many of whom who escaped for the hills.
She said police had asked organisers prior to the three-day congress not to declare independence or raise the Morning Star flag.
Regional Military Commander Major General Erfi Triassunu previously told theGlobe that the TNI began firing “warning shots” after the independence declaration.
There are reports that hundreds of people have been detained, though there are no official confirmed reports of deaths or injuries.
Other journalists in Jayapura say shops in the provincial capital have closed.
However, Andreas Harsono of Human Rights Watch told the Globe that he received a report of at least one person killed.
West Papua Media also reported casualties with a statement on its website citing “credible sources” saying: “TNI troops have opened fire on the congress … Live fire is being used on peaceful gathering. Report of casualties but no confirmation of numbers.
“Petapa peacekeepers have been shot, reports of many dead. Women tending to shot Petapa security [guards] also shot by Indonesian military.”
Text messages received by West Papua Media claimed many people saying “we have already been arrested”.
Forkorus Yaboisembut, chair of the Papuan Customary Council, was reportedly arrested on a charge of makar, or “subversion”.
Edison Waromi was also reported to have been arrested.
Show of force
Earlier today, Indonesian troops and police were reported to have assembled outside the Third Papuan Peoples‘ Congress in a show of force to intimidate and break up the rally of thousands of Papuans in Taboria oval (Zaccheus Field).
The third congress is being held for the second time since Indonesia’s invasion of West Papua in 1963.
Papuan delegates openly discussed their rights to self-determination and the pathways to a referendum on the future of West Papua.
Yaboisembut was quoted in Papuan media as saying the congress was “part of the struggle of indigenous Papuans to enforce their fundamental rights.”
He argued that Papuans were not seeking to undermine or destroy Indonesia.
However, “we strive to uphold our fundamental rights, including political rights, including the right to independence as a nation…. And whatever be produced, the government of Indonesia should able to appreciate it.”