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Summary of events in West Papua for May 2017

June 6, 2017

Summary of events in West Papua for May 2017

If the month began with the arrest of up to 200 people by the Indonesian police on the 1st May in Sentani, it ended with the arrest of 77 members of the West Papua National Committee (KNPB) in Merauke on the 31 May. The police arrived at the KNPB secretariat in a truck and four patrol cars and arrested those present. Although in a new twist on language the police said the KNPB activists were not arrested but were “gathered and directed”. According to a KNPB spokesperson the police came to investigate the ongoing activists at the secretariat, as the KNPB was not a registered organisation. The activists were eventually released but personal belongs and items with the Morning Star symbol were confiscated………

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