Shocking images have emerged of the cold blooded assassination of West Papuan tribal leader YAWAN WAYENI on Monday 3 August 2009
BAGUS EKUDANTO, Commander of Police in Papua Province ordered AKBP IMAN SETYAWAN (S.Ik) Head of Police of Yapen Regency to ‘clean’ the West Papuan political movement in Yapen, including the old village of Mantembu in the valley of Mt Wayoi.
On Sunday 2 August seven people from Mantembu were kidnapped and taken to Jayapura where they were incarcerated without charge.
On Monday 3 August at 6am, Police 1 SSK (a company of indeterminate number but up to 150 personnel) barged into Mr Wayeni’s house and raped his wife in front of their second child who was sick. Mr Wayeni tried to intervene and was shot with three rounds of ammunition from a SS1 automatic gun and then bayoneted. He ran out of the house and died in the garden. The police threw his body in their car, like a dead animal, the people of the village forced to watch, and then took him to the hospital to sew up his stomach.
Yawan Wayeni was forty years old. He was a political prisoner in Yapen for nine years during the Suharto administration. He leaves a wife and three children.