West Papua: Assassination Of Leading West Papua Leader – Country Now In State Of Emergency
Dear friend of West Papua,
It is with a tear in my eye, that I inform you of the assassination earlier today of the leader of the West Papua National Committee, Mako Tabuni. He was shot dead by Indonesian police when they raided student homes in the Abepura district of Jayapura.
There is now indiscriminate shooting taking place on the streets of Jayapura, with residents fleeing in fear. On behalf of my people, I am urging the international community to wake up and help us. We URGENTLY need a UN peacekeeping force to be put in place and sent to the region.
My people are danger in the hand of the Indonesian Military and Police.