Villages of West Papuan refugees burnt on PNG border – humanitarian crisis developing

This footage was taken on February 16th, 2011 in the jungle near Vanimo, Sandaun Province, Papua New Guinea, less than 50km from the West Papua border.

It shows West Papuan refugees returning to their village for the first time since it was burnt 3 weeks earlier by special operation “Sunset Merona” led by Papua New Guinea Police and Defence Force.

Now 6 months later, these refugees are still unable to return to their village and remain hiding in the jungle, on the run from special operation Sunset Merona.

This footage is clear evidence of a breach of the UN Charter for Refugees by Papua New Guinea, and also raises major questions about the legality of special operation Sunset Merona and the alleged involvement of the Indonesian Government in pressuring the Papua New Guinea authorities to undertake these raids.

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Indonesia is committing crimes against humanity in West Papua. Indonesia is killing, raping, torturing and imprisoning anyone that calls for independence. The people of West Papua want to be free! The struggle for freedom will always continue. Viva la resistance. Freedom and justice will come to West Papua.
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2 Responses to Villages of West Papuan refugees burnt on PNG border – humanitarian crisis developing

  1. ARI IREEUW says:

    please send me updates on progress of the struggle towards freeing west papua and the ultimate desires for independence

  2. i feel sorry of the tragedy.
    as Indonesian, agree that there must be a fair freedom for all civilians. As part of international community, i must could think clearly that there must no sorry for someone who do it, even indonesian government.
    for years, all of indonesian people were suffer cause of corruption, collusion, nepotism, and other crime that did by non-responsible person. not only papuan, Javanese, maduranese, even betawi them self was hurt by all those crime.
    at least,
    satu yang pasti, apapun yang ingin dicapai oleh banyak pihak, sejahterakan rakyat papua. dan jangan sampai ada pihak yang sekarang nampak membantu, tapi malah mengeruk habis kekayaan alam, Timor Timur menjadi contoh nyata.
    salam,

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