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18 Jun 2009
FWPC Photo News: The Lani Singers Play Perform Sheffield Refugee Weeks By WPNews Jun 19, 2009, 01:01
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Today Behalf of the West Papuan Peoples I would like to Big Thank you for Peoples of Sheffield invite us be part of the Refugee week’s event.Today we will play some of the West Papua freedom song here in this state with our traditional dress and holding West Papua National Flag, but in West Papua we don’t any freedom to singing our political song event holding the morning Star Flag. If we do this in West Papua we will be arrested immediately by the Indonesia Police and put us in the prison 10 and 15 year. For Examples two of my colleague Yusak and Pilep now in the prison just holding this flag peacefully prayed meeting in 2004 then Indonesia Police arrested then put them 10 and 15 years in the prison in West Papua.Event we say word the FREDOM, SELFDETERMINATION, INDEPENDENNDECE and MELANESIAN those word are bane. If we use those words we will be 10 years in the prison: for example two of human Right actives Sebby and Butcher in the prison because of those words they use for peacefully demonstration 16 October supporting IPWP in London 2008 in West Papua.There is lot of political parishioner every were in West Papua. Indonesia are slave my peoples in own land West Papua. Indonesia Military and Police are committed crime Humanity in West Papua. This is the secret Genocide by Indonesia Military in West Papua.Our music we play today is messengers and crying for freedom. We need you to help to free the West Papuan PeoplesWest Papuan are need you Thank you very much
17 Jun 2009
Photo News: Free West Papua Campaign Demo Indonesia Embassy in London Release All the Political Prisoner in West Papua.
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P.O. Box 656, Oxford, OX3 3AP England, U.K. Tel: 077766875009
11th June 2009
When the BBC recently broadcast their special undercover report about West Papua, your embassy gave a statement stating that nobody is immune from prosecution for human rights abuses committed in West Papua. You also claimed that Indonesia is a ‘mature democracy’.
The BBC tell us that despite their requests, they have still received no evidence from you to suggest that any members of the Indonesian security forces have been held accountable for human rights abuses committed in West Papua. We also understand that since the program, there have been renewed efforts by the Indonesian security forces to find General Goliath Tabuni, resulting in many Papuan women and children being killed by the Indonesian army. These reports are currently being investigated by the UK Foreign Office.
Today, in this open letter (of which we are also sending a copy to the BBC, Channel 4 News, the UK Foreign Office, Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International), we challenge you to show that your claims that “Indonesia is a mature democracy and should not be judged by old yardsticks” are true. If you do not respond to this letter then it will be clear that you were lying to the BBC.
We challenge you to explain the following:
Why has there has been no follow-up regarding the shooting dead of tribal leader Opinus Tabuni, who died during an event to commemorate the anniversary of the United Nations indigenous people's day on 9 August 2008 in Wamena?
If Indonesia is a democracy (in which freedom of speech should surely be a central facet), then why are people put in prison for 15 years for raising the West Papua flag?
Why are two Papuan men Sebby Sambom and Buchtar Tabuni currently on trial for peacefully supporting the launch of International Parliamentarians for West Papua?
Why did prison officials refuse food and water to Sebby Sambom and Buchtar Tabuni for over 3 days in January of this year? What action has been taken to hold the prison officers to account?
In light of the report from Human Rights Watch stating that torture and abuse are endemic at Abepura Prison in Jayapura, what steps are being taken to hold those prison officers to account? Which prison officers will be disciplined for abuse?
Why is the Amnesty International prisoner Yusak Pakage being held in a narcotics prison and being tortured?
Why has the Indonesian Government expelled the International Committee for the Red Cross from West Papua?
Why are cases of rape, torture, intimidation and killings not acted upon by your government?
Why are military numbers building up in West Papua?
It is very much in your interests to make an official response to the questions laid forth in this letter, otherwise it will be clear that you lied to the BBC in your statement on Newsnight, and this will be exposed on other news programs that are currently planning exposes on the reality of life in West Papua.
We look forward to hearing your response
West Papua Independence leader
Leader of DeMMak and the Koteka Tribal Assembly
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HR 2410 RH
Union Calendar No. 69
H. R. 2410
[Report No. 111-136]
To authorize appropriations for the Department of State and the Peace Corps for fiscal years 2010 and 2011, to modernize the Foreign Service, and for other purposes.
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
May 14, 2009
Mr. BERMAN introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs
June 4, 2009
Reported with an amendment, committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union, and ordered to be printed
[Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert the part printed in italic]
[For text of introduced bill, see copy of bill as introduced on May 14, 2009]
EC. 1123. WEST PAPUA.
(a) Findings- Congress finds the following:
(1) West Papua was a former Dutch colony just as East Timor was a former Portuguese colony just as Indonesia was a former colony of the Netherlands.
(2) In 1949, the Dutch granted independence to Indonesia and retained West Papua.
(3) In 1950, the Dutch prepared West Papua for independence.
(4) However, Indonesia, upon achieving independence, demanded the entire archipelago including the Dutch holding of West Papua and the Portuguese controlled territory of East Timor.
(5) In 1962, the United States mediated an agreement between the Dutch and Indonesia. Under terms of the agreement, the Dutch were to leave West Papua and transfer sovereignty to the United Nations after which time a national election would be held to determine West Papua’s political status. But almost immediately after this agreement was reached, Indonesia violated the terms of the transfer and took over the administration of West Papua from the United Nations.
(6) Indonesia then orchestrated an election that many regarded as a brutal military operation. In what became known as an ‘act of no-choice’, 1,025 West Papua elders under heavy military surveillance were selected to vote on behalf of more than 800,000 West Papuans on the territory’s political status. The United Nations Representative sent to observe the election process produced a report which outlined various and serious violations of the United Nations Charter. In spite of the report and in spite of testimonials from the press, the opposition of fifteen countries, and the cries of help from the Papuans themselves, West Papua was handed over to Indonesia in November 1969.
(7) Since this time, the Papuans have suffered blatant human rights abuses including extrajudicial executions, imprisonment, torture, environmental degradation, natural resource exploitation and commercial dominance of immigrant communities and it is now estimated that more than 100,000 West Papuans and 200,000 East Timorese died as a direct result of Indonesian rule especially during the administrations of military dictators Sukarno and Suharto.
(8) Today, the violence continues. In its 2004 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices the Department of State reports that Indonesia ‘security force members murdered, tortured, raped, beat and arbitrarily detained civilians and members of separatist movements especially in Papua’.
(9) In response to international pressure, Indonesia has promised to initiate Special Autonomy for West Papua.
(10) Considering that East Timor achieved independence from Indonesia in 2002 by way of a United Nations sanctioned referendum, Special Autonomy may be an effort to further disenfranchise a people who differ racially from the majority of Indonesians.
(11) West Papuans are Melanesian and believed to be of African descent.
(1) SECRETARY OF STATE- For fiscal year 2010, the Secretary of State shall submit to the appropriate congressional committees a report on the 1969 Act of Free Choice, the current political status of West Papua, and the extent to which the Government of Indonesia has implemented and included the leadership and the people of West Papua in the development and administration of Special Autonomy.
(2) PRESIDENT- For each of fiscal years 2010 and 2011, the President shall transmit to the appropriate congressional committees a report that contains a description of the extent to which the Government of Indonesia has certified that it has halted human rights abuses in West Papua.
16 Jun 2009
Menhan Minta Gubernur dan Bupati Proaktif
JAKARTA - Menteri Pertahanan (Menhan) Juwono Sudarsono menegaskan, kasus pengibaran bendera Bintang Kejora di Papua jelas merupakan bentuk pelanggaran hukum. Namun demikian Juwono menilai pengibaran simbol kebesaran Organisasi Papua Merdeka (OPM) oleh sekelompok sparatis di Papua hanyalah upaya mencari sensasi saja.
Tujuannya, sekadar meminta perhatian. Menurut Menhan, masalah itu bukan gerakan serius yang ingin melepaskan diri dari Negara Kesatuan Republik Indonesia (NKRI). "Tolong jangan kait-kaitkan peringatan RMS (Republik Maluku Selatan), sehingga dinaikkannya bendera Bintang Kejora sebagai pertanda kedaulatan Indonesia terancam. Itu semata karena mereka ingin cari perhatian pemerintah agar daerah mereka diperhatikan," tegas Juwono Sudarsono di hadapan anggota Panitia Ad Hoc I Dewan Perwakilan Daerah (DPD) di Senayan, Jakarta, Selasa (16/6).
Juwono mengatakan, masalah Papua harus diselesaikan dengan pendekatan hukum. Dan tanggung jawab utamanya ada di Pemda dan kepolisian. "Itu bupati dan gubernurnya harus proaktif. Demikian juga Kepolisian harus melakukan pengamanan karena menaikkan bendera Bintang Kejora itu tindakan yang melanggar hukum," cetusnya.
Menurutnya, TNI tidak bisa ikut dalam penyelesaian masalah Papua karena bukan menyangkut kedaulatan. "Kalau sudah mengancam kedaulatan negara, TNI akan maju. Kalau menyangkut keamanan, Kepolisian dan Mendagri yang bertanggung jawab," terang Juwono.
Di tempat yang sama, Menteri Pertahanan Juwono Sudharsono juga menegaskan soal kasus perebutan Blok Ambalat. Menurutnya, posisi Indonesia sebenarnya sudah aman secara hukum karena merupakan negara kepulauan yang diuntungkan dalam penarikan garis pantai. Sedangkan Malaysia merupakan negara pantai dan bukan kepulauan sehingga tidak berhak mengambil wilayah Blok Ambalat.
Meski demikian Malaysia tetap harus diwaspadai lantaran negeri jiran itu memiliki persenjataan yang lebih modern ketimbang alat utama sistem persenjataan (alutsista) TNI. " Semua sudah tahu kalau Blok Ambalat punya Indonesia. Tapi karena Malaysia memiliki persenjataan dan teknologi lebih maju dibanding Indonesia makanya mereka bisa seenaknya mengklaim Ambalat milik mereka karena di situ ada sumber minyak yang sangat banyak," tutur Juwono dalam rapat kerja dengan Panitia Ad Hoc (PAH) I DPD RI, Selasa (16/6).
Untuk mempertahankan kedaulatan Indonesia, lanjutnya, bukan hanya dengan kuantitas personil militer saja melainkan juga dengan kualitas. Jika Malaysia memili pesawat tempur tipe F18, maka Indonesia harus punya tipe lebih dari itu meski jumlahnya tidak banyak.
" Malaysia itu teknologinya lebih maju, mereka punya kapal selam yang tidak terdeteksi oleh kapal perang Indonesia. Karena itu dengan keterbatasan dana, kami saat ini tengah berupaya memperkokoh daya gempur dan teknologi, karena itu salah satu cara menaklukkan Malaysia," ucapnya.
Dalam kesempatan sama Menhan juga mengungkapkan, penambahan anggaran pertahanan sebesar Rp7 triliun hingga Rp10 triliun yang diplot dalam RAPBN 2010, belum cukup untuk memenuhi kebutuhan. Karenanya dia berharap Panitia Anggaran (Panggar) DPR RI dan Departemen Keuangan dapat meningkatkan prosentase anggaran pertahanan.
" Tahun ini kita hanya mendapatkan anggaran sekitar lima persen dari APBN 2009. Jangankan membeli persenjataan baru, untuk membiayai perawatan alat utama sistem senjata (alutsista) Dephan harus melakukan efisiensi besar-besaran," ujar mantan Gubernur Lemhanas itu.
Dia berharap, dengan adanya kasus Ambalat, DPR dan pemerintah dapat memberikan perhatian pada Dephan. " Sampai tahun depan fokus kita untuk membiayai perawatan alutsista yang dioperasikan. Anggaran Dephan tak cukup beli peralatan baru," tandasnya.
Mengenai angka pasti berapa anggaran pertahanan yang disetujui anggota Panggar dan Depkeu, Juwono belum bisa memastikan. Hanya saja menurut dia dengan anggaran yang diterima Dephan sebesar Rp33 triliun masih sangat minim. " Mudah-mudahan saja bisa lebih dari anggaran 2009. Karena bagaimanapun pertahanan merupakan salah satu sektor terpenting yang harus diperhatikan," tandasnya. (esy/JPNN)