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stop kill us“Referring to the 1948 United Nations Genocide Convention, examples of genocidal acts are listed: killings, causing serious bodily and mental harm, the deliberate infliction of conditions of life calculated to cause the destruction of a group, and the forcible removal of children to another group. Whereas previous examinations of the issue have failed to prove intent on the part of the Indonesian Government – a necessary prerequisite under the Convention – this article finds that such intent exists. The authors show that West Papua has suffered a military occupation since 1962-63 under which the West Papuan people have been treated as the enemy by the Indonesian armed forces. Explicit and implicit government policy has been consistently directed towards countering and eliminating Papuan attempts to create an independent state for their nation or enjoy political freedom on a par with other Indonesians. In this tightly controlled situation genocidal acts have been undertaken as government policy, effectively thwarting the Papuan nationalists in the era when information emerging from the province(s) could be tightly controlled. In this internet age, however, this is no longer possible, as evidence of both genocidal acts and government ‘intent’ is emerging.”

DR JIM ELMSLIE AND DR CAMELLIA WEBB-GANNON- A Slow-motion Genocide- Indonesian rule in West Papua. Griffith Journal of Law and Human Dignity

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The Neglected Genocide – Human rights abuses against Papuans in the Central Highlands 1977-78. Asian Human rights Commission.

This report is about the massacres in the Baliem valley 1977-78, when somewhere between 5- 10,000 West Papuans were murdered. The report collected many of the names. The details of Indonesia’s alleged actions can be found in the report. They include crucifixion, boiling people alive and opening pregnant women with bayonets.

Asian Human rights commission (AHRC);

“In one of the villages in the Central Highlands, Dila, a tribal leader named Nalogian Kibak was slaughtered and his blood was kept in a bucket. Lieutenant Colonel Soekemi who was the Military Commander for Nabire, later forced the other tribal leaders, teachers and priests to drink the blood at gunpoint. Village leaders in Tiom were sliced with razors, civilians were beaten with axes and some others were buried alive.”

“Some of the Papuans eventually surrendered and gave themselves to the military in Kurulu and Wosilimo. Yet those who surrendered were killed; stabbed with heated irons; thrown alive into the Baliem and Awe rivers; or boiled alive by the military. Rocky’s brother was one of those who surrendered to the military at that time. The military officers forced him to dig a hole and he was buried alive up to his neck. They later stacked woods around his head and poured fuel on it before burning him alive”

“A child’s head was cut off and thrown into a fire… Small children were caught like chickens and swung by the ankles into a fire… All the children were killed. A child of seven months died in my stomach.”

“Thirty five out of the 210 people reportedly killed in Jayawijaya Regency were women. They were also raped by the Indonesian military officers and heated iron rods were forced into their rectums and mouths by the officers until they died. Some of them had their breasts cut off and internal organs pulled out. The OPM reported that pregnant women in Kuyawagi village had their vaginas cut with bayonets by the Indonesian military, and their babies were cut in half. The Indonesian military also forced penises cut from dead mens’ bodies into the womens’ mouths. In cases where the women were married, the military officers would rape them in front of their husband and other people.”

No organisation has ever investigated any of the alleged killings, mass killings and massacres in Teminabuan 1965, Arfak 1967, Paniai, 1967-69. Ayamaru 1966, Jayapura 1971, Biak-numfor 1974/5, various locations in West Papua 1969, Baliem valley 1981-84. Timika 1982, Border area with PNG 1985, Merouke 1986/87/88, Timika 1996 and 2000. Biak 1998. Wasior 2000, Wamena 2000, 2004, 2006 Jayapura 2006 2008, 2010, Jayawijaya 2013, Paniai 2014, Yahukimo 2015 amongst many others.

Full report


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