Self appointed Papuan rebel leader in exile Benny Wenda accuses everybody else from profiting from the alleged exploitation of the natural resources of the Indonesian provinces of West Papua and Papua, from the international companies such as Freeport that extract these natural resources to the Indonesian Government in Jakarta and the usual bugbear of the Indonesian military without admitting that without such tragic events like the death of a protester in a confrontation with police Wenda would have no cause to fight for. Read the rest of this entry »
The leader of Tradition Community of Koteka Community/ Demmak, Benny Wenda who was born 36 years ago in Pyramid village, Baliem valley, upper land Papua is not others but a prisoner of Papua detained in Papua Polda on June 8, 2002 then escaped from Indonesia’s prison helped by Papua separatist activist and NGO from England through PNG boundary lane and went to England as asylum seeker until conducting campaign of freedom Papua movement.
On September 20, 2002, Supreme Judiciary of Jayapura issued the letter of accusation on Benny Wenda by indictment of having two state passports (Indonesia and PNG), organizing bleeding attack of Abepura on 6-7 December 2000,and organizing attack of police station and TNI in Papua. Since his escape from prison within detention process makes Benny Wenda to be hunted “WANTED” NCB of Indonesia Interpol due to murder case.
Source : Interpol
The Jakarta Post, Jakarta | Sun, 11/28/2010 6:55 PM | Archipelago
Police announced Sunday that a 10-year-old child was among those injured in an attack perpetrated by unidentified armed men in Nafri village, Abepura, Jayapura.
The child was identified as Fernal Nongka, tempointeraktif.com reported.
Fernal and two other victims – Alex Nongka, 40, and Baharudin, 49 – are now being treated at the Abepura hospital Read the rest of this entry »
Free Papua Movement (OPM) founder Nicholas Jouwe, on Thursday, said that Papua Merdeka is only a dream.
Papua will never be independent, because it has been independent in the frame of the Republic of Indonesia.
Nicholas Jouwe was fighting for Papuan independency in the U.N. in 1960s.
Nicholas Jouwe returned to Indonesia for good in 2009.
He will stay in Papua and spend the rest of his life there.
“I shall return to Papua, because I am an Indonesian,” said Nicholas Jouwe.
He gets a lot of information on Papua development.
He admitted that Papua is much more progress than 40 years ago. People were living in stone-age then. Now, it is modern life in Papua.
TIMIKA, Indonesia, January 25, 2010 – The arm wing of Free Papua Movement (OPM) or known as National Liberation Army (TPN) fired at two vehicles carrying employees of U.S. miner Freeport McMoran Copper and Gold Inc in Indonesia’s Papua province on Sunday, wounding nine people, a company official said.
The Free Papua Movement (Organisasi Papua Merdeka or OPM) continues to operate throughout Papua and all of Papua’s major cities have seen violently suppressed riots. The OPM has also kidnapped Western hostages on two occasions, although their targets are mining company employees and Indonesian security personnel, not tourists. Travel permits (surat jalan) are required for travel beyond the major cities; they can be obtained at Jayapura and Biak. Some parts are off-limits to all visitors and journalists of any stripe are not welcome.
Large saltwater crocodiles can be encountered in all low-lying waterways and beaches.