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Urgent Action – Indonesian Military launch mass offensive

June 6, 2012

Dear Friend of West Papua

I am writing to you with my heart full of sadness, urging you ask your
Government to act now to help my people!

Today the Indonesian Military has launched a ferocious wave of attacks
against Papuan civilians in the highland town of Wamena. Eight people
are confirmed dead so far and 17 injured. Reports state that hundreds of
people have fled the town and are now hiding in the hills surrounding
it, as Indonesian military continue their offensive.

We urgently need UN peacekeepers to be sent. More than 500,000 civilians
have been slaughtered by the Indonesian Military since 1963, and I fear
the current massacre will be alike to the Santa Cruz massacre the
Indonesian Military committed in East Timor.

On behalf of my people I am asking YOU to raise your voice right now as
loud and clear as you can.
Please call your local and national media organisation. Contact your
local MP to urge support. Call the Indonesian Embassy in your country
and tell them to stop their military operations against a defenceless

My people demand nothing more than the freedom to think, the freedom to
move, the freedom to act, and the freedom to choose their own destiny
without fear of killing, rape, torture, intimidation, murder or oppression.

Please hear my peoples cry at this most critical time.

Benny Wenda

West Papuan independence leader and chairman of the Koteka Tribal Assembly


1. Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono
The President of Indonesia
Jl. Veteran No. 16
Jakarta Pusat
Tel: +62 21 3863777, 3503088.
Fax: +62 21 3442223

2. Mr. Kemal Azis Stamboel
The Chairman of the First Commission of House of Representative of Indonesia
Gedung DPR RI Nusantara II, Lantai 1
Jl. Jenderal Gatot Subroto
Jakarta 10270
Phone: +62 21 5715518
Fax: +62 21 5715523

3. Chairman of Third Commission of The House of Representative of Indonesia
Jl. Gatot Subroto No. 6 Jakarta
Tel:+62 21 5715569
Fax: +62 21 5715566

4. Mr. Erfi Triassunu
Commander of Regional Military Command XVII Cendrawasih
(Kemiliteran Daerah Papua / Kodam Papua)
Jl. Polimak atas Jayapura Provinsi Papua
Fax: +62 967 533763

5. General of Police Timur Pradopo
Chief of Indonesian National Police
Markas Besar Kepolisian Indonesia
Jl. Trunojoyo No. 3
Kebayoran Baru
South Jakarta 12110
Tel: +62 21 3848537, 7260306, 7218010
Fax: +62 21 7220669
Email: info

6. Head of Division of Profession and Security of Indonesian Police
Markas Besar Kepolisian Indonesia
Jl. Trunojoyo No. 3
Kebayoran Baru
South Jakarta 12110
Tel: +62 21 3848537, 7260306, 7218010
Fax: +62 21 7220669
Email: info

7. Chairman of the National Police Commission (Kompolnas)
Jl. Tirtayasa VII No. 20 Komplek PTIK Jakarta Selatan
Tel: +62 21 739 2352
Fax: +62 21 739 2317

8. Head of National Commission on Human Rights of Indonesia
Jalan Latuharhary No.4-B,
Jakarta 10310
Tel: +62 21 392 5227-30
Fax: +62 21 392 5227
Email: info

9. Ms. Harkristuti Harkrisnowo
General Director of Human Rights
Department of Law and Human Rights Republic of Indonesia
Jl. HR Rasuna Said Kav.6-7 Kuningan, Jakarta 12940
Tel: +62 21 525 3006, 525 3889, 526 4280
Fax: +62 21 525 3095

10. Chief of Regional Police of Papua province
Jl. Samratulangi No. 8 Jayapura
Tel: + 62 0967 531014
Fax: +62 0967 533763

11. Chief of Jayapura city district police (POLRESTA)
Jl. A. Yani No.11


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