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Tensions rise in Papua-KNPB activist killedJayapura Onews
,-- compiled from reports of Tabloid Jubi, Victor Mambor and West Papua Media stringers in Wamena
December 17, 2012
A West Papua National Committee (KNPB)
activist has been killed, and a farmer has died from his wounds in
hospital, after being shot by members of the Australian-trained
anti-terror unit Detachment 88 outside Wamena on December 16, following
raids that arrested at least six activists on Sunday morning, according
to multiple sources.
KNPB activist Hubertus Mabel (aged 30) died shortly after being taken by
police to Wamena hospital after the shooting at 1030am in the village
in Milima (or Kugima) in Kurulu district outside Wamena. Local farmer
Natalis Alua (3
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Jakarta Ones,-- A non-governmental organization (NGO), National Papua Solidarity
(NAPAS), urged the government to investigate the cause of death of 95
people in Tambrauw regency, West Papua, saying that the Health Ministry
neglected Papuans in remote areas.
Previously, the Sorong Raya
chapter of Nusantara Traditional Community Alliance (AMAN) reported that
as many as 95 people in Tambrauw died after failing to receive medical
In Baddei village 45 out of a total 250 sick residents have
died, in Jokjober village 15 of its 210 sick people are now dead and in
Kosefa village 35 of the 75 sick villagers did not recover.
lack of healthcare in the three villages has meant sick residents
eventually die,” Sorong Raya chapter AMAN head Konstan Magablo cited,
adding that the residents suffered from symptoms such as headache, high
fever and skin irritation.
He said that since 2010, due to a lack
of personnel, the three vi
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JAKARTA - Representatives from the Government of South Thailand
visited Indonesia on Friday and met Indonesian Minister of Religious
Affairs Suryadharma Ali to discuss on religious cooperation. They expect
Indonesia to deepen its role to create peace in their region.
"We talked about promising cooperation, particularly on religious
matters, such as education, culture, and hajj," Ali said on Friday. He
said that South Thailand was looking for inspiration from Indonesia to
create peace in their region.
"I hope their visit can broaden their understandings about Islam in Indonesia," he said.
The Head of South Thailand Representatives, Tawee SodSong, said that
South Thailand was rather similar with Indonesia in
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The UN Human Rights Chief, Navi Pillay
on 5 April 2013 ordered United States to shut down its Guantanamo Prison Camp
immediate effect. As per the International Laws, the indefinite
imprisonment of the detainees by US without any charge or trial was a
violation of International laws.
The Human Rights Chief of UN
also claimed that the hunger strike by the inmates of the Guantanamo Bay
US Naval Base in southeastern Cuba was a desperate act as well as an
element of Surprise.
As per United Nations Human Rights claim,
the act of US was just not a breach of its own commitments but also of
the international laws and standards. Guantanamo Prison Camp
prison camp was started in January 2002 during bush administration and
is a detainment and interrogation facility of the United States military
that is located within Guantanamo Bay Naval
Base of Cuba. It is
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