Tuesday, September 4, 2018

At least 50 West Papuan people reportedly arrested for PIF demonstrations

At least 50 West Papuan people reportedly arrested for PIF demonstrations


SEPTEMBER 4, 2018



BREAKING NEWS FROM OCCUPIED WEST PAPUA – AROUND 50 PEOPLE ARRESTED TODAY
We have just received urgent reports from the The United Liberation Movement for West Papua – ULMWP that today in West Papua around 50 people were arrested as part of a peaceful demonstration, calling on the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat to bring West Papua to the United Nations.
According to the ULMWP, around 50 people were arrested at 08:12 West Papua time in Sentani as they prepared to travel towards a central gathering point. All were captured by the joint Indonesian Security Forces, made up of around 100 Indonesian Police Officers, 30 Intelligence Personnel and 7 Detachment 88 – “Anti Terror Special Forces” (trained by Australia). At least 8 Indonesian Security Forces vehicles were deployed in this 
This is a developing story, please do share. We will continue to update as more information becomes available. Photos: ULMWP…….



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