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wp December 2012 events in Papua on TV Papua News

January 8, 2013

TODAY (2013-01-07) on TV Papua news:
-Morning Star flag unfurled at several ceremonies on 1 December 2012
-Manokwari Riots on december 5th 2012, after the death of Timotius Ap on
december 4th 2012
-Police and Indonesian special forces Detachment 88 join forces in village
raids in and around Wamena on december 16th 2012

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=HR4I_3wQQ3I

On several places in the world Papuan people remembered the 51st edition of
the independence day of West Papua.
In the capitol city of the UK, London, Free West Papua Campaign gathered in
front of the Indonesian embassy.
The Papuan community in the Netherlands gathered in the governmental city of
The Hague, where they celebrated there Papua culture, discussed the current
situation in West Papua, raised the morning star flag and sang Hai Tanahku
Papua together, the West Papua national anthem.
Also in Brisbane, Australia, a group of Free West Papua supporters showed
there solidarity by raising the morning star flag and singing Hai Tanahku
Papua.
Elswhere in Australia Papuans in exile came together in Melbourne to show the
beauty of our culture.
Students in Yogjakarta organized an march on the streets.
To our regret we can not show you images of the many gatherings in West Papua
itself, as the current situation of suppression made it to difficult to export
images of these gatherings to the outside world.
However we do have some other images and messages of freedom fighters in West
Papua that show the struggle is still very alive.

The in may 2012 appointed chief of staff of the TPN/OPM, Terianus Santo, said
from their headquarters in the forest: that his organisation had celebrated
1st of December with prayers and ceremonies to unfurl the Morning Star flag.
‘We carried out, he said, the ceremony as a mark of respect for our history
and our movement’s dedication to continue the struggle for freedom,’

Also on the 11th of December 2012 TPN/OPM appointed Goliat Tabuni as high
commander of the West Papua Liberation Army.
TPN/OPM stated that they want to press the UN to immediately provide an
opening for a dialogue between the Dutch Government, the Indonesian
Government, the UN and representatives of the Papuan people ‘because some of
these elements were involved in the unlawful annexation of Papua.’

The imprisoned Forkorus Yaboisembut, elected President of the Republic of
West Papua, hold an speech on the 1st of December 2012, saying the following
about events in 1961:

On this date we commemorate the 51st Anniversary of the Acknowledgment of
Independence of our Nation West Papua that was granted by the Government of
Netherlands New Guinea on December 1st 1961. The declaration of the
independence of the western half of Papua was to become known as the ‘Manifest
of Independence of West Papua’ by the National Committee of Papua dated 19th
of October 1961.
The same matter was drawn in our understandings of the national flag of
Papua, which the National Committee of Papua named ‘The Morning Star’. The
star above the red field is the people of Papua who with courage are willing
to defend their land with all their might and to develop their nation with
meaning and happiness.
he hopes that the understanding of our flag the Morning Star will not be
distorted, will not be altered from its original meaning in years to come.

Manokwari riots on the 5th of december after the death of Timotius Ap.
The town of Manokwari was in uproar on Wedenesday December 5th. It is reported
that crowds have run amok and have been carrying out acts of fire-raising.
A source for tabloidjubi.com in Manokwari states the riot was triggered as
the result of the shooting by police officers of a DPO (Detainee on the
political Wanted persons list) by the initials TA on december 4th.
(West Papua Media has confirmed with independent sources in Manokwari that
the dead political detainee was named Timotius Napirem Ap – a relative of
executed West Papuan songman and nationalist Arnold Ap).
According to the source, because the resistance of Timotius Ap endangered the
police, they were forced to shoot him. “However, the source said, I don’t know
precisely where he was shot. But after he was shot he was able to run to the
Manokwari District General Hospital (the RSUD)’’
The source believed Timotius Ap’s life could not be saved because the loss of
blood. According to the source: This was what triggered the anger of a number
of the people. Which then lit fires at various points in the town of
Manokwari, including the Prison Guard Post which is in the centre of
Manokwari.
Another Tabloidjubi.com source in Manokwari mentioned that Timotius Ap had
been shot in the feet, neck and back, by the police officers. He died and was
taken secretly by security officers to the morgue in Wirsi.

From early morning the atmosphere was tense: from about 07.00 to 09.oo groups
of local people could be seen moving to block various major road intersections
in Manokwari Town. 2 people killed and 7 arrested in Wamena village raids.
According to multiple source Hubertus Mabel (30years old) an activist of the
West Papua National Committee (KNP and local farmer Natalis Alua (34years old)
died after being shot by members of the, Australian and U.S. trained, anti-
terror unit Detachment 88… Seven other activists got arrested in another
village raid on the same sunday morning December 16th 2012.
KNPB activist Hubertus Mabel and local farmer Natalis Alua where at there
homes when there village, Kugima in the Kurulu district just outside Wamena,
got raided… After being shot police brought them to Wamena hospital. Where
both men, according to the police, died from there injuries.
According to journalist Victor Mambor, Hubertus was still alive at this time.
which was confirmed by both the police and KNPB national chairman Victor
Yeimo. “Police told me, said Victor Yeimo, that Hubertus was shot in the leg
at 09.30am. After which the police took Hubertus to the hospital where he died
because loss of blood…,- at 6pm."

The same joint police and Detachment 88 squad also conducted an armed raid on
the same morning in the village of Kosi Hubi Holima, in Wamena… Where they
arrested KNPB Wamena Chairman Simeon Daby together with Meki Kogoya, Ima
Mebel, John Huby, Pie Huby, Herae Huby and Baroy Sambon. All where taken to
the Jayawijaya police headquarters.
It is believed that, although this information has not been verified, human
rights worker Baroy Sambon was arrested as he was trying to alert
international media.

While Indonesian authorities image the KNPB as terrorist organization the
KNPB have repeatedly denied involvement in planning or carrying out any acts
of violence in Papua. Churches, human rights organisations and legal networks
in Papua share the view of the KNPB. Police have yet to provide any credible
evidence that shows their involvement dispite plenty of resources to do so.
This was TV Papua december news 2012. Thank you for watching and please keep
your eyes open, we will try to keep you posted!
We wish all our brothers and sisters safe travels for 2013 on our path for
freedom and justice
editor: Otto Ap

TODAY (2013-01-07) on TV Papua news:
-Morning Star flag unfurled at several ceremonies on 1 December 2012
-Manokwari Riots on december 5th 2012, after the death of Timotius Ap on
december 4th 2012
-Police and Indonesian special forces Detachment 88 join forces in village
raids in and around Wamena on december 16th 2012

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=HR4I_3wQQ3I

On several places in the world Papuan people remembered the 51st edition of
the independence day of West Papua.
In the capitol city of the UK, London, Free West Papua Campaign gathered in
front of the Indonesian embassy.
The Papuan community in the Netherlands gathered in the governmental city of
The Hague, where they celebrated there Papua culture, discussed the current
situation in West Papua, raised the morning star flag and sang Hai Tanahku
Papua together, the West Papua national anthem.
Also in Brisbane, Australia, a group of Free West Papua supporters showed
there solidarity by raising the morning star flag and singing Hai Tanahku
Papua.
Elswhere in Australia Papuans in exile came together in Melbourne to show the
beauty of our culture.
Students in Yogjakarta organized an march on the streets.
To our regret we can not show you images of the many gatherings in West Papua
itself, as the current situation of suppression made it to difficult to export
images of these gatherings to the outside world.
However we do have some other images and messages of freedom fighters in West
Papua that show the struggle is still very alive.

The in may 2012 appointed chief of staff of the TPN/OPM, Terianus Santo, said
from their headquarters in the forest: that his organisation had celebrated
1st of December with prayers and ceremonies to unfurl the Morning Star flag.
‘We carried out, he said, the ceremony as a mark of respect for our history
and our movement’s dedication to continue the struggle for freedom,’

Also on the 11th of December 2012 TPN/OPM appointed Goliat Tabuni as high
commander of the West Papua Liberation Army.
TPN/OPM stated that they want to press the UN to immediately provide an
opening for a dialogue between the Dutch Government, the Indonesian
Government, the UN and representatives of the Papuan people ‘because some of
these elements were involved in the unlawful annexation of Papua.’

The imprisoned Forkorus Yaboisembut, elected President of the Republic of
West Papua, hold an speech on the 1st of December 2012, saying the following
about events in 1961:

On this date we commemorate the 51st Anniversary of the Acknowledgment of
Independence of our Nation West Papua that was granted by the Government of
Netherlands New Guinea on December 1st 1961. The declaration of the
independence of the western half of Papua was to become known as the ‘Manifest
of Independence of West Papua’ by the National Committee of Papua dated 19th
of October 1961.
The same matter was drawn in our understandings of the national flag of
Papua, which the National Committee of Papua named ‘The Morning Star’. The
star above the red field is the people of Papua who with courage are willing
to defend their land with all their might and to develop their nation with
meaning and happiness.
he hopes that the understanding of our flag the Morning Star will not be
distorted, will not be altered from its original meaning in years to come.

Manokwari riots on the 5th of december after the death of Timotius Ap.
The town of Manokwari was in uproar on Wedenesday December 5th. It is reported
that crowds have run amok and have been carrying out acts of fire-raising.
A source for tabloidjubi.com in Manokwari states the riot was triggered as
the result of the shooting by police officers of a DPO (Detainee on the
political Wanted persons list) by the initials TA on december 4th.
(West Papua Media has confirmed with independent sources in Manokwari that
the dead political detainee was named Timotius Napirem Ap – a relative of
executed West Papuan songman and nationalist Arnold Ap).
According to the source, because the resistance of Timotius Ap endangered the
police, they were forced to shoot him. “However, the source said, I don’t know
precisely where he was shot. But after he was shot he was able to run to the
Manokwari District General Hospital (the RSUD)’’
The source believed Timotius Ap’s life could not be saved because the loss of
blood. According to the source: This was what triggered the anger of a number
of the people. Which then lit fires at various points in the town of
Manokwari, including the Prison Guard Post which is in the centre of
Manokwari.
Another Tabloidjubi.com source in Manokwari mentioned that Timotius Ap had
been shot in the feet, neck and back, by the police officers. He died and was
taken secretly by security officers to the morgue in Wirsi.

From early morning the atmosphere was tense: from about 07.00 to 09.oo groups
of local people could be seen moving to block various major road intersections
in Manokwari Town. 2 people killed and 7 arrested in Wamena village raids.
According to multiple source Hubertus Mabel (30years old) an activist of the
West Papua National Committee (KNP and local farmer Natalis Alua (34years old)
died after being shot by members of the, Australian and U.S. trained, anti-
terror unit Detachment 88… Seven other activists got arrested in another
village raid on the same sunday morning December 16th 2012.
KNPB activist Hubertus Mabel and local farmer Natalis Alua where at there
homes when there village, Kugima in the Kurulu district just outside Wamena,
got raided… After being shot police brought them to Wamena hospital. Where
both men, according to the police, died from there injuries.
According to journalist Victor Mambor, Hubertus was still alive at this time.
which was confirmed by both the police and KNPB national chairman Victor
Yeimo. “Police told me, said Victor Yeimo, that Hubertus was shot in the leg
at 09.30am. After which the police took Hubertus to the hospital where he died
because loss of blood…,- at 6pm."

The same joint police and Detachment 88 squad also conducted an armed raid on
the same morning in the village of Kosi Hubi Holima, in Wamena… Where they
arrested KNPB Wamena Chairman Simeon Daby together with Meki Kogoya, Ima
Mebel, John Huby, Pie Huby, Herae Huby and Baroy Sambon. All where taken to
the Jayawijaya police headquarters.
It is believed that, although this information has not been verified, human
rights worker Baroy Sambon was arrested as he was trying to alert
international media.

While Indonesian authorities image the KNPB as terrorist organization the
KNPB have repeatedly denied involvement in planning or carrying out any acts
of violence in Papua. Churches, human rights organisations and legal networks
in Papua share the view of the KNPB. Police have yet to provide any credible
evidence that shows their involvement dispite plenty of resources to do so.
This was TV Papua december news 2012. Thank you for watching and please keep
your eyes open, we will try to keep you posted!
We wish all our brothers and sisters safe travels for 2013 on our path for
freedom and justice
editor: Otto Ap

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