Special report 2012@hamahsagrim- IWG & NGO recommended of LITP
New Transmigration Plans Prompt Protest and Fears of Communal Conflict in West Papua2.
Indonesian Government Covers Up Human Rights Abuse and Repression in West Papua3.
Security Forces Launch Crackdown, Sweeps in Serui District4.
Shooting of Civilian Aircraft Raises Concern over New Sweep Operations by SecurityForces5.
Political Prisoner Filep Karma Denied Urgent Medical Treatment6.
New Organization Emerges to Support Local Papuans Facing Land Grabs Such as theMIFEE Project7.
Indonesia to Face Quadrennial UN Human Rights Review in May8.
WPAT Member Dr. Eben Kirksey Book on West Papua Published
Arrests and Shootings of Demonstrators Mar Peaceful Demonstrations MarkingIndonesia's Annexation of West Papua
The human rights organization ELSHAM Papua reported that large protests marked the May1,1963 anniversary of Indonesia's annexation of West Papua. Gunfire, targeting a peacefuldemonstration killed one demonstrator and wounded several. In addition, police arrested 13demonstrators in Sentani.Demonstrations, organized by the West Papua National Committee (KNPB), transpired invarious places in West Papua , the largest appears to have been in the Abepura area where acrowd assembled to hear a speech by Buchtar Tabuni, KNPB Chair. According to ELSHAM,Tabuni said in part: "On this day, 49 years ago, we commemorate the day when our people fellinto the hands of the Indonesian state. All the Papuan people reject annexation by Indonesia."Tabuni also said that May 1 marked the beginning of the perpetration of gross human rightsviolations against the Papuan people.Many of the demonstrators marched to the center of Jayapura, joined by supporters along theroute. Some demonstrators attempted to fly Morning Star flags in a field alongside the tomb of the martyred Papuan leader Theys Eluay in Sentani, but they were prevented from doing so bythe police, who arrested thirteen people. Among those arrested was Darius Koyoga, organizer of the action.One demonstrator, Terjolih Weah, was shot near the TNI's Koramil base in Abepura. Inaddition, as the demonstrators were walking from the Elim Church to Koramil, an unidentified