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19 years since the Biak Massacre

July 5, 2017

19 years since the Biak Massacre
It is now 19 years since the Biak Massacre which took place on the 6 July 1998 in West Papua.
No security force personal were ever charged over the killings.
Joe Collins of AWPA said, "The tragedy of the Biak massacre reminds us of the ongoing suffering of the West Papuan people. On the 1st May this year alone up to 200 people were arrested by the Indonesian police in Sentani as they commemorated the tragic event in their history when the United Nations Temporary Executive Authority (UNTEA) handed the administration of West Papua to Indonesia on the 1st May in 1963. On the 31 May another 77 members of the West Papua National Committee (KNPB) were arrested in Merauke. The oppression of the West Papuan people continues…………
http://awpasydneynews.blogspot.com.au/2017/07/19-years-since-biak-massacre.html

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