New footage of West Papua massacre

Last December four unarmed West Papua teenagers were killed and 17 more West Papua people were injured when the Indonesian army and police opened fire on a group of peaceful protestors in Paniai.

They had gathered to protest an earlier incident of violence by the Indonesian security forces.

 four-minute video, shot by citizen journalists and released publicly for the first time on 9 April, includes first-hand testimony from survivors of the massacre as well as graphic footage taken in the immediate aftermath.

“This film gives a disturbing insight into the Indonesian military’s casual disregard for the lives of Indigenous Papuans,” said Esther Cann from TAPOL.

“The protesters had gathered peacefully to challenge the beating of a young boy the previous day by Indonesian security forces and they were greeted with bullets.”


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