Friday, June 29, 2012

AHRC hree Papuans engaged in a peaceful demonstration were killed allegedly by security officers while 45 others were arrested


ASIAN HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION - URGENT APPEALS PROGRAMME
Urgent Appeal Case: AHRC-UAC-113-2012


29 June 2012
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INDONESIA: Three Papuans engaged in a peaceful demonstration were killed allegedly by security officers while 45 others were arrested
ISSUES: Freedom of expression, military, police violence, inhuman & degrading treatment
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Dear friends,

The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information regarding the shooting, beatings and assaults directed by security officers against peaceful protesters in Sentani, Papua on 4 June 2012. The shooting and attacks allegedly resulted in the death of three protesters while 45 others were arrested and some ill-treated. The protest was organised by the West Papua National Committee (KNPB) to urge the government to investigate several shootings against civilians which recently took place in Papua.
CASE NARRATIVE:......................
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