AJE: Forces raid Papuan independence gathering

Al Jazeera reports “exclusively” on Indonesia operation that left at least two people dead.  (WestPapuaMedia note: Al-Jazeera has utilised footage that was FIRST provided by West Papua Media  but has not been acknowledged by Vaessen.  see http://wp.me/p1aPlR-UY and http://wp.me/p1aPlR-Vy )

Indonesian forces have raided a meeting of the Papuan independence movement, killing at least two of its members and arresting hundreds more.Rights group Amnesty International is asking the government to release the leaders, who have been charged with treason.Papuan groups have also requested that the United Nations investigate the violence.

Meanwhile, the Indonesian government defended the security forces response, saying participants of Wednesday’s meeting were committing a coup d’etat.

Journalists are banned from travelling to Papua, but Al Jazeera obtained exclusive footage of the raid.

Step Vaessen reports from Jakarta.

3 thoughts on “AJE: Forces raid Papuan independence gathering

  1. just let you guys know that there are 7 people already died during the shooting by indonesian military. it is sad for us to heard that. I feel soryy with what happend in The third west Papuan congress. I hope the INDONESIAN goverment will give freedom to west papuan. the west papuan people have their right to choose what they want. that is “INDEPENDENCE”. FREE WEST PAPUA

    1. can you please confirm the name of the seventh victim? This is terrible news, and we do fear that the number of dead will keep rising.

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