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Seruan Umum: Satukan Barisan, Pusatkan Semua Kampanye di Pasifik, Tinggalakn Gerakan Tambahan di Eropa dan Amerika

Redaksi PMNews menerima satu surat dengan judul “Seruan Umum: Satukan Barisan, Pusatkan Semua Kampanye di Pasifik, Tinggalakn Gerakan Tambahan di Eropa dan Amerika” dari Sekretaris-Jenderal Tentara Revolusi West Papua (TRWP), Lt. Gen. Amunggut Tabi.

Lt. Gen. Tabi menyampaikan seruan Gen. TRWP Mathias Wenda bahwa perjuangan Papua Merdeka saat ini telah memasuki era tidak menentu, dan ditakutkan akan berakhir dengan kegagalan. Persoalan utama kekhawatiran ini mengemuka karena para pemimpin di dalam United Liberation Movement for West Papua (ULMWP) gagal mengalahkan egoisme pribadi demi kepentingan bersama Papua Merdeka.

Banyak pejuang Papua Merdeka baik yang sudah menjadi pahlawan maupun yang masih berjuang, telah dengan rela mengorbankan ego dan kepentingan pribadi, dan bersedia untuk mengorbankan nyawa demi kemerdekaan West Papua, akan tetapi sudah nyata selama sekian tahun bahwa orang West Papua yang berada di luar negeri, mengatas-namakan perjuangan Papua Merdeka, menyebut diri pejuang murni, menyebut diri pemilik perjuangan Papua Merdeka, telah menunjukkan kepada sekalian bangsa Papua, mereka telah gagal.

Kegagalan mereka yang pertama ialah mereka gagal membunuh ego pribadi mereka demi kepentingan bersama. Mana berpura-pura sanggup mereka mengalahkan NKRI, padahal mereka sendiri gagal mengalahkan ego pribadi adalah sebuah pembohongan publik, sikap tidak patriotik, tidak negarawan dan kekanak-kanakan.

Yang kedua, tidak hanya gagal mengalahkan ego pribadi masing-masing, tetapi selanjutnya mengacaukan perjuangan Papua Merdeka dengan secara terpisah, sendiri-sendiri menjalankan kegiatan kampanye atas nama Papua Merdeka secara sembarangan menunjukkan betapa jeleknya kinerja ULMWP sejauh ini dan merugikan bagi bangsa Papua. Mereka tidak serius menanggapi pembunuhan-pembunuhan yang terjadi di Tanah Papua, tetapi sibuk dengan agenda-agenda titipan orang Barat, LSM asing, kepentingan non-Papua, dengan menghadirkan banyak isu yang aneh-aneh.

Menanggapi situasi tidak menyenangkan ini, maka dari Markas Pusat Pertahanan (MPP) TRWP, diserukan kepada para pemimpin dan pengurus ULMWP agar segera:

  1. mendirikan dan mengumumkan kepada dunia Kantor ULMWP di Honiara atau Suva atau Port Vila atau Port Moresby;
  2. Sekretaris-Jenderal dan Jurubicara ULMWP agar segera pindah ke dan tinggal di Kantor Pusat ULMWP, bukan di Amerika Serikat, bukan di Inggris;
  3. semua pernyataan yang keluar, kegiatan yang dilakukan dipusatkan di Kantor Pusat ULMWP, dan menghapus dan menghentikan semua kampanye-kampanye di luar dari wadah ULMWP;
  4. menghormati negara Repbulik Vanuatu dan Solomon Islands yang telah mengangkat diplomat secara khusus untuk menyuarakan dan memperjuangkan kepentingan bangsa Papua di forum regional dan internasional, agar ULWMP tidak berhubungan langsung dengan lembaga atau negara-negara di dunia, tetapi selalu menggunakan para diplomat resmi yang sudah ada;
  5. menyusun dan mengumumkan apa itu ULMWP, apa aturan main ULMWP, masa jabatan pengurus ULMWP, dan sebagainya. Hentikan menjadikan ULMWP sebagai sebuah LSM, hormati lembaga ini dan perlakukan dia sebagai sebuah embrio pemerintahan Negara Republik West Papua.

Kalau tidak, TRWP sebagai organisasi perjuangan gerilya di Rimba New Guinea yang telah berjuang sejak dulu untuk kemerdekaan West Papua, jah sebelum kehadiran ULMWP, akan menarik dukungan dari ULMWP dan selanjutnya akan mengatur langkah-langkah sendiri menurut hitungan sendiri, demi mempercepat kemerdekaan West Papua.

Dikeluarkan di MPP-TRWP

Pada tanggal 29 Agustus 2017

 

 

 

Amunggut Tabi, Lt. Gen. TRWP
BRN:A.018676

Seruan Umum: Satukan Barisan, Pusatkan Semua Kampanye di Pasifik, Tinggalakn Gerakan Tambahan di Eropa dan Amerika was originally published on PAPUAPost.com

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West Papua protest: Indonesian police kill one and wound others – reports

West Papuan activists clash with police guarding the office of a US mining company. On Tuesday, one person was reportedly killed by Indonesian police at a protest in Deiya regency. Photograph: Ed Wray/AP

West Papuan activists clash with police guarding the office of a US mining company. On Tuesday, one person was reportedly killed by Indonesian police at a protest in Deiya regency. Photograph: Ed Wray/AP

Indonesian paramilitary police have shot and killed one person and wounded a number of others at a protest in a West Papuan village, according to human rights groups and local witnesses.

A 28-year-old man was reportedly killed during the incident in Deiya regency on Tuesday afternoon, and up to seven wounded, including at least two children.

The regency’s parliament has reportedly called for the arrest of the officers involved, and for the withdrawal of the police mobile brigade, known as Brimob.

The incident began after workers at a nearby construction site refused to assist locals in taking a man to hospital, after he was pulled from the river.

After a five hour delay in sourcing another vehicle the man died on his way to hospital, according to local sources. Angry relatives and friends protested against the construction company, allegedly attacking a worker’s camp – believed to be primarily from Sulawesi – and destroying some buildings.

Authorities were called to the protest, and Associated Press reported police alleged protesters kidnapped a worker, which protesters denied.

“The joint forces of police, mobile brigade police and army officers came. Did not ask questions but shot several youths,” Father Santon Petege told West Papuan information site, Tabloid Jubi.

“There were no warning shots at all,” witness, Elias Pakagesaid. “Officers immediately fired on the unarmed villagers.”

A human rights lawyer investigating the case, who requested to remain anonymous, also said there was no verbal warning from authorities, and she labeled the incident an extrajudicial killing.

“When they arrive they just shoot. They used guns and violence and shoot directly,” she said.

Unconfirmed reports said 17 people were shot by the police mobile brigade, including the deceased man and a number of children.

Pictures purported to be of the victims and seen by Guardian Australia show deep bullet wounds.

According to local media, police denied they shot directly at the protesters, but rather at the ground and hit four people after warning shots failed to calm the situation.

The head of public relations for Papua police, Kombes A.M. Kamal denied anyone died other than a person who was critically ill, and alleged protesters had attacked an employee.

A separate report quoted the spokesman as saying the police only fired rubber bullets.

The lawyer said the police spokesman’s claims were not true, that the hospital doctor had recognised the injuries as bullet wounds, and that one young man died of his injuries, not an illness.

A police report cited by AP said a 28-year-old man died instantly after being shot multiple times.

Dr Eben Kirksey, a senior lecturer at UNSW, said there was often a “disinformation campaign” by authorities following incidents in West Papua.

Kirksey said history had shown investigations rarely translated into prosecutions, and prosecutions often saw light sentences.

“If we look at the history, of when there is evidence of security force misconduct I don’t have much hope.”

The Asian Human Rights Commission called for a full transparent investigation by human rights groups, and for the officers to be held accountable.

There are frequent reports of violence and mass arrests by authorities against West Papuans, the indigenous people of an Indonesia-controlled region on the western half of an island shared with Papua New Guinea, and which has battled for independence for decades.

But information is difficult to verify, largely because of the restrictions on foreign media.

In 2015 Indonesian president Joko Widodo announced the lifting of the media ban for the province, but in reality, government clearing houses vet media visits and maintain restrictions. Two French journalists were deported earlier this year for reporting without the required visa.

The Jakarta Post on Wednesday called for the government to open up the province to the world’s media, noting the significant gains made by a “relentless” independence campaign.

It argued Jokowi should stop hiding his government’s purported improvements and developments in the region.

“At almost every turn, we are being outmaneuvered by campaigners who want to see Papua separate from Indonesia. And yet the Indonesian government has done very little to counter it,” it said.

“By maintaining this restriction, the government is operating like a paranoid regime, afraid the outside world may find the skeletons it hides in its closet. If the government has done much to improve the lives of Papuans, why not show it to the world?”

Source: https://www.theguardian.com

West Papua protest: Indonesian police kill one and wound others – reports was originally published on PAPUAPost.com