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Indonesian police shoot at crowd injuring three West Papuans

One of the three victims injured by police shots
May 6, 2014 Three West Papuans have been seriously injured today after police from the notorious Brimob (Mobile Brigade) shot into a crowd. The incident occurred this morning in Dogiyai district.

The crowd had formed at the police station calling for justice after a speeding truck had struck and killed two locals. The driver of the truck had fled into the police station. Benny Goo, a witness at the scene, said the Brimob officers fired into the crowd without giving any warning, brutally shooting at civilians.

Two of the injured have been identified as Anthon Edowai (32) who was shot in the thigh and Julius Anouw (27) who was shot in the chest. The third has not yet been identified but was shot in the belly allowing the guts to spill out.
The indiscriminate shooting of West Papuans by the Indonesian police gives yet another example of how Indonesia is not fit to rule West Papua. Human rights abuses continue on a weekly basis because Indonesia is illegally occupying West Papua using brutal force. The Free West Papua Campaign wants to end all such abuses by calling on the world to recognise Indonesia’s illegitimate claim and to grant West Papua independence to run their own country.

 Indonesian police shoot at crowd injuring three West Papuans






Dogiyai, West Papua. 3 civilians were shot by Indonesian BRIMOB police this morning, Tuesday 6th. Indonesian police are given total impunity by the Indonesian government. They are allowed to shoot Papuans whenever they want knowing that they will never be reprimanded or charged with anything.

Around 10:00 am, Tuesday (06/05/2014) morning, three civilians in the village of Epeida, District Dogiyai, Papua, was shot by members of the Police Mobile Brigade (police) in charge of Papua The District Dogiyai. All three are civilians, Anthon Edowai (32) was shot in the thigh; Julius Anouw (27) was shot in the chest; and one of the civilians that we have not succeeded in identifying the belly shot to the gut spilled out.

Benny Goo, witnesses at the scene said case, without giving warning, Brimob officers brutally shot civilians who were in the police station to hold accountable a truck driver who allegedly crashed into two civilians.

"The incident began when a driver with the initials L, which use the truck with plate number 9903 crashed into two civilians in the name of Yusten Kegakoto (18) and John Anouw (20). They are being hit at 6:40 Wit. "
"Society does not accept and come to the police station to ask the driver accountability, without question, a direct Brimob firing the crowd, and three people who were affected," said Goo.

Three civilians, continued Goo, is being treated at Community Health Center (Puskesmas) Dogiyai, and the people themselves were demanding police accountability, in this case the Brimob unit over the shooting incident.

"Two young men were hit by the new home of worship, because the racing-racing truck driver with the vehicle, so can hit the two civilians. We know that this driver brought groceries from Nabire to Dogiyai for sale in Kiosk. So people should ask the driver responsibility, "said Goo.

Papua Police deputy chief, Brigadier General Paul Waterpauw when confirmed suarapapua.com , confirmed the incident which occurred in the village of Edeida, District You, Dogiyai, Papua, this morning.

"I've been able to report from Brimob visible, it is true that the occurrence of such events. Future to the police station to take the perpetrator. So Brimob fired shots to disperse the people, "said Waterpauw.

Deputy Police Chief admitted Papua, this case is being handled directly by the Chief of Police and the Chief of Police Sector Paniai You.

"New report so early. We will make sure more complete report. Sometimes in the field is difficult when dealing with anything like this, but the truth must be according to the standard operating procedures, "added the one-star General.
( Romario E. Yatipai) 


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