Wednesday, August 2, 2017

URGENT: Up to 17 people reportedly shot by the Indonesian military and police in Deiyai, 1 killed

URGENT: Up to 17 people reportedly shot by the Indonesian military and police in Deiyai, 1 killed

AUGUST 1, 2017
We have received urgent, unconfirmed reports from Deiyai in West Papua that today up to 17 West Papuan people, including 6 children were shot by the Indonesian military and police. 

West Papuan man Marius Pigai was announced dead at the scene, 6 people are still being treated in Paniai Hospital in intensive care. 3 people are being treated in Deiyai and 7 children are still in recovery and being treated by their family.
Witnesses say the situation started when a group of friends were swimming in a river in Deiyai. One boy, Ravianus Douw- 24 years old, got into trouble and needed urgent medical attention, so the group of friends approached a local company to ask for help. The group were ignored and had to walk 10 kilometers for approximately 5 hours to find a car to take their friend to hospital. Ravianus died on the way to hospital.


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INDONESIA: Alleged brutal shooting and violence by the Paniai Police Mobile Brigade (Brimob) in Papua

Urgent Appeal Case: AHRC-UAC-106-2017

The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information from our local partner in Papua Province. It speaks about an alleged brutal shooting and violence committed by the Paniai Police Mobie Brigade. It was carried out against local indigenous Papuans in Oneibo, South Tigi District, Deiyai Regency, Papua. Without any proper warning, the Police forcibly dispersed and shot the local indigenous Papuans who protested against the Putra Dewa Paniai Company. The protest was caused by the Company’s refusal to help local residents to support the life of an indigenous Papuan. He was in a critical condition after near drowning in the Oneibo River.


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