Sunday, February 21, 2016


2) ’Sounds like fun’: Aussie diplomats mocked reports of Indonesian rape and murder of Timorese
3) Police Maltreat a 23 Year Old Man in Manokwari




Anthony Ash Brennan
 Wins Award in IndieFEST Film Awards
San Diego CA. USA – Anthony Ash Brennan of Hired Gun TV, has won a prestigious Award of Merit from the IndieFEST Film Awards. The award was given for Ash’s exciting documentary Punks for West Papua which exposes the genocide of the West Papuan people at the hands of the Indonesian military, and an Australian punk rock movement standing up for the injustice. Punks for West Papua features an exceptional story line which is a must watch for anyone who believes in justice.
‘I hope this award will give the film a greater international audience which will be fantastic for the Free West Papua movement and the people of West Papua’ – Anthony Ash Brennan, Producer.
The IndieFEST Film Awards recognizes film, television, videography and new media professionals who demonstrate exceptional achievement in craft and creativity, and those who produce standout entertainment or contribute to profound social change. Entries are judged by highly qualified professionals in the film and television industry. Information about the IndieFEST and a list of recent winners can be found at
In winning an IndieFEST Film Award, Ash joins the ranks of other high-profile winners of this internationally respected award including Liam Neeson as the narrator of Love Thy Nature, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Tom Hall for Generosity of Eye, David Gero of Yamaha Entertainment,  searing expose Davids and Goliath by Leon Lee, Star Trek Fan Favorite Prelude to Axanar and European heavyweight Roland Joffee for The Lovers starring Josh Hartnett and Bollywood star Bipasha Basu.  Rick Prickett, who chairs The IndieFEST Film Awards, had this to say about the latest winners, “The IndieFEST is not an easy award to win. Entries are received from around the world from powerhouse companies to remarkable new talent. The IndieFEST helps set the standard for craft and creativity. The judges were pleased with the exceptional high quality of entries. The goal of The IndieFEST Film Awards is to help winners achieve the recognition they deserve.”
For more information contact Anthony Ash Brennan. 

SMH  February 21, 2016 - 7:28PM

2) ’Sounds like fun’: Aussie diplomats mocked reports of Indonesian rape and murder of Timorese

Australian diplomats in the Jakarta embassy mocked reports of the rape, torture and execution of East Timorese after the invasion of Indonesia, remarking that it "sounds like fun" and "the population must be in raptures".
The handwritten annotations are on a memo sent to the embassy in November 1976, less than a year after Indonesia seized East Timor by force.


3) Police Maltreat a 23 Year Old Man in Manokwari
Statement by the Executive Director of the LP3BH
21 February 2016

  On Saturday 20th February, Bertho Rumbas (23 years old) was severly beaten by two police officers in violation of Law/39 on Human
Rights. One of the two police officers was Brigpol Fredi Kaiway who is on regular duty with Polsek Anggi in the Regency of the Arak Mountains.

   Jordan Rumadas, the father of Bertho Rumadas and another member of his family were very distressed by what had happened to Bertho
Rumbas, so they visited the home of the Chief of Police in Manokwari, where they met AKBP Johny Eduard Isir, to inform him that they were
extremely unhappy about what had happened because he had defended the actions of the perpetrators of this treatment by his subordinate
officers who had acted with such brutality.    They then visited the home of the Executive Director of the LP3BH,
Yan Christian Warinussy in Swafen-Manokwari on Saturday evening.

  They told Yan Christian Warinussy that Bertho Rumbas had been beaten, kicked and dragged behind the Manokwari Plain and then taken
to Mapolres Manokwari. After the young man had been thrown into a cell, other police officers entered his cell and started threatening him, using their
rifle butts and saying that they were acting on the orders of Brigpol Erol Wanma and Brigpol Agus Marani.  As a result of all this, Bertho Rumbas was
 seriously wounded and his left leg is believed to have been fractured.
 The LP3BH sent a report to the Chief of Police of West Papua, a copy of which has been sent by SMS to the Chief of Police in Jakarta.

   Furthermore, the report of the incident has been sent to the National Human Rights Commission and to several ambassadors in Jakarta
as well as to NGOs in London and the UN Human Rights Council  in Geneva.   Berthol Rumadas has not been visited by anyone to examine his
physical condition, as is required by law.  Nor is it known what Bertho Rumbas will be accused of, nor has there has been any contact
with any member of his required is by law and other regulations.

Yan Christian Warinussy, Executive Director of the Institute of
Research, Anaysis and Development of Legal Aid, Recipient of the John
Humphreys Freedom Award 2005.Canada.
Translated by Carmel Budiardjo, Recipient of the Right Livelihood Award, 1995.

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