Sunday, July 1, 2018

1) July 1st anniversary of the Proclamation of the Republic of West Papua in 1971


2) Papua safe after deadly shootings

3) Unlawful killings still reality in Papua

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https://www.freewestpapua.org/2018/06/30/july-1st-anniversary-of-the-proclamation-of-the-republic-of-west-papua-in-1971/

1) July 1st anniversary of the Proclamation of the Republic of West Papua in 1971

JUNE 30, 2018
July 1st marks the anniversary of the Proclamation of the Republic of West Papua in 1971
Proclamation of the Republic of West Papua: As a protest against the fraudulent Act of “Free” Choice in July / August 1969, brigadier-general Seth J. Rumkorem and Jacob Henderik Prai (Chairman of the Senate), proclaimed the independence of the Republic of West Papua on 1 July 1971. Others who singed the proclamation were; Mr. B.M Tanggahma, Mr. F.T.J. Jufuway, Mr. D. Maury, Mr. H. Womsiwor, Mr. D. Kereway and Mr. S.T. Tan. The proclamation has been declared in Port Numbay, in the headquarter of Markas Victoria. The Papuans decided to proclaim the Morning Star Flag as the National symbol; they did the same with the national anthem (Hai Tanahku Papua) and state seal (One People One Soul).
The National Liberation Council of West Papua in the Netherlands gave the advice to Mr Seth J. Rumkorem and his men to carry out the proclamation, before the general elections in Indonesia. This act, the independence proclamation of West Papua, was a manifestation of the yearning wishes of the West Papuan people, to be free and independent.
Under Article 2 of UN resolution 1514: “All peoples have the right of self-determination.
Proclamation
Proklamasi Papua 1 Juli 1971
To all the people of Papua, from Numbai to Merauke, from Sorong to Balim (Star Mountains) and from Biak to Adi Island. With the help and blessing of God Almighty, we take this opportunity to declare to you all that today, 1 July 1971, the land and people of Papua have
been proclaimed to be free and independent (de facto and de jure) May God be with us, and may the world be advised, that the true will of the people of Papua to be free and independent in their own homeland has been met.
Victoria, July 1, 1971 On behalf of the people and the government of West Papua,
Seth Jafet Rumkorem (Brigadier-General)


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http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2018/07/01/papua-safe-after-deadly-shootings.html

2) Papua safe after deadly shootings


Nethy Dharma Somba The Jakarta Post
Jayapura | Sun, July 1, 2018 | 05:28 pm
Papua and two of its regencies, Nduga and Puncak Jaya, where deadly shootings by unknown assailants occurred last week in the wake of the gubernatorial election, are now safe and stable, National Police chief Gen. Tito Karnavian has said.
Tito, along with Indonesian Military (TNI) commander Air Chief Marshal Hadi Tjahjanto, was in Jayapura on Sunday to monitor security after the simultaneous regional elections.
"The situation in Papua is under control now. Police and military personnel stand ready to maintain security,” Tito said.
The election in Nduga was postponed to last Thursday after a Twin Otter aircraft carrying election material and police personnel was fired at by unidentified assailants last Monday shortly after it landed at Kenyam Airport. The pilot suffered a gunshot wound to his back, and three residents died in an ensuing firefight between the gunmen and security personnel, the authorities have said.
“The Papua Police have deployed additional personnel to secure [Nduga]. The vote count is ongoing there,” Tito said.
Another incident took place on voting day last Wednesday in Puncak Jaya, during which Torere district head Obaja Froaro was killed by unknown armed assailants who allegedly shot at a speedboat he was on while transporting boxes of filled-out ballots.
Two police officers, who were on board the same speedboat and in charge of guarding the election materials and securing the Papua gubernatorial election, went missing in the ambush.
The police are still pursuing the attackers and searching for their two missing members. (stu/ipa)

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3) Unlawful killings still reality in Papua

  • Usman Hamid Jakarta | Mon, July 2 2018 | 01:37 a
    The tactics used by the country’s security forces may have changed since the fall of military rule in 1998, but in Papua — Indonesia’s easternmost, restive region — deadly violence from the use of excessive force by police and military personnel remains a constant threat.

    A new Amnesty International report released Monday, titled “’Don’t bother, just let him die’: Killing wi...
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