The Neglected Genocide

 

The Neglected Genocide. Genocide and political fraud in West Papua, Melanesia. The Indonesian government has killed around 500,000 West Papuans since 1961. West Papua has a legal right to self determination and independence.

 

 

Please read and share this report from the Asian Human rights commission on just a small part of the genocide committed against the West Papuan people by the Indonesian government.

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

Asian Human rights commision (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 one has ever investigated any of the mass killings and massacres in Teminabuan 1965, Arfak 1967, Paniai, 1967-69. Ayamaru 1966, Jayapura 1971, Biak-numfor 1974/5 All over 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, Panaii 2014, Yahukimo 2015 amongst many others.

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