By Greg Dyett
interviews with West Papua Media and Asian Human Rights Commission
Papuans attend a protest march in support of self-determination in July, 2010 (Getty Images)
Reports from the Indonesian province of Papua suggest that at least two people died when police and paramilitary troops open fired on crowds attending the Third Papuan People’s Congress.
Up to 20,000 people had reportedly gathered to hear the delegates talk about self-determination.
The violence is reported to have taken place after the Congress declared independence and elected two men as their president and prime minister.
Greg Dyett reports.
- AHRC: One person killed, hundreds arrested and five persons charged with rebellion at Third Papuan People’s Congress (westpapuamedia.info)
- Updates: More Stories Unravelled As Indonesian Police and Military Attacked the Third Papuan People’s Congress (westpapuamedia.info)
- URGENT – AHRC: Authoritarian style show of force at Third Papuan People’s (westpapuamedia.info)
- Urgent: Police and Military Prepare to Storm Papuan Congress (westpapuamedia.info)
- 800 arrested, many tortured after troops open fire on Papuan Congress (westpapuamedia.info)