Saturday, July 5, 2014

Commemoration of the 16th anniversary of the Biak massacre in Sydney


On the 16th anniversary of the Biak massacre a remembrance ceremony was held on Waverley Cliffs in Sydney. West Papuan supporters gathered to cast white carnations and jonquils into the ocean in memory of the scores of victims of the Biak Massacre.  The victims, included women and children who had gathered for a peaceful rally and were killed at the base of a water tower flying the Morning Star flag. Other Papuans were rounded up and later taken out to sea where they were thrown off naval ships and drowned. Las year on the 15th anniversary a Citizens Tribunal was held into the1998 massacre in Biak. Its verdict was released last December. Full details of the tribunal and its findings at http://www.biak-tribunal.org












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