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AWPA condemns the raid by the security forces on KNPB headquarters in Jayapura

Australia West Papua Association (Sydney) Media Release - December 1, 2018

AWPA condemns the raid by the Indonesian Security forces on the KNPB Headquarters in Jayapura yesterday afternoon the 30 November. The security forces also arrest a resident who was simply gardening.

General Chairperson of the West Papua National Committee Agus Kosay said that the security forces arrived in six army trucks, two police cars, five police two-axle cars and six minibus cars.

The combined security forces swept the dormitories and damaged a number of facilities during the raid.

"The two front doors were broken and suddenly painted in black. The cupboard was kicked to shreds and one blackboard was damaged. Students who took pictures were also told to delete," he said.

A spokesman for the West Papua National Committee (KNPB) Ones Suhuniap said, a number of police officers came to their offices with complete weapons.

"The police raided the KNPB headquarters. But they also damaged assets belonging to the KNPB. Including the burning of the KNPB flag," he said.

AWPA also condemns the arrest of the 18 activists from the Front Rakyat Indonesia Untuk West Papua (FRI-WP) and are detained in Kupang City Police Station.

Source: https://awpasydneynews.blogspot.com/2018/11/media-release-awpa-condemns-raid-by.html