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KNPB: We never seek justice from Indonesia  Tapol
 May 09, 2012 04:37 PDT 

Bintang Papua, 4 May 2012


Jayapura: Following the death of a sympathiser of the KNPB, the deputy
chairman of the organisaation Maki Tabuni said that such a thing is part
of the risk of the KNPB's struggle for a referendum. ' We do not regard
such things as a violation of human rights but as part of the risk of
our struggle,' he said.

He said that they recognise that loss of life and loss of property are

He said that with regard to the latest victim, they were not intending
to seek justice from Indonesia 'because none of the victims which we
have suffered has resulted in justice for the Papuan people.'

With regard to reports alleging that skirmishes said to have been caused
by the KNPB masses and in which one student and one member of the
security forces were injured and one young man died, he said that he
would take responsibility if the police try to prove this.

In a press release issued by the KNPB, the organisation made the
following demands:

1.    The Indonesian government should recognise the political right of
the Papuan people to determine their own future by means of a referendum
because the process of annexation following the New York Agreement of 16
August 1962 violated the principles and standards of international law
and universal human rights.

2.    As from 1 May 2012, the Papuan people herewith declare that the
presence of the Republic of Indonesia on Papuan soil is illegal and the
Papuan people only recognise the national parliamentary administration
of West Papua.

3.     The Dutch people, the Indonesian people and the United Nations
must accept responsibility for the hand over of of the administration of
the West New Guinea Council/West Papua to the Government of Indonesia on
3 May 1962, without the consent of the Papuan people who were the ones
involved in the dispute.

4. The Papuan people are ready to struggle for their right to
self-determination by all means possible.

5. That the Papuan people should not become panic-stricken in the
present situation.
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