Press Release – CSWP
Communiqué of the West Papua Solidarity Committee (CSWP) – Kanaky calling for the international community to react in order to stop the killings In West Papua The CSWP calls on solidarity among the peoples of the Pacific and the peoples of Melanesia, …Communiqué of the West Papua Solidarity Committee (CSWP) – Kanaky
calling for the international community to react in order to stop the killings In West Papua
The CSWP calls on solidarity among the peoples of the Pacific and the peoples of Melanesia, against the organized genocide currently taking place in West Papua.
The Committee notes that many of our brothers are sacrificing this vital solidarity on the altars of trade agreements with the very countries that are responsible for the genocide against people that are our own brothers.
The WP Solidarity Committee of Kanaky condemns the arrest by the Vanuatu Police of WP activists who had legitimately protested against the arrival of an Indonesian charter in Vanuatu.
At a demonstration on Monday 4 June, organized by the KNPB in Jayapura, West Papua, security forces attacked the demonstrators and shots were fired into the crowd: three dead, hundreds injured, 43 arrested*.
The Committee asks the international community to react in order to stop the killings.
The Committee asks the legislative candidates [in Kanaky] to condemn the Indonesian policy in West Papua.
For the Committee
* As this statement was issued, numbers still had to be confirmed. New gross human rights violations which occurred since then include the gross brutality and violence by the Indonesian army and police when they attacked villagers in Wamena (Papua) on 6 June 2012. Unconfirmed figures are as follow: 13 people shot dead, many injured, up to 500 homes have been burnt to the ground by the soldiers. Other shootings throughout West Papua have been occurring during the entire week.
The West Papua Solidarity Committee (Comité West Papua Solidarité or CSWP) is a solidarity group based in Kanaky, founded in December 2011, under the leadership of Mr. Djawa Rival, who has advocated West Papuan rights in his region for more than 30 years now. The Committee is made up of a number of organizations in Kanaky who wish to combine forces to break the wall of silence concerning the genocide unfolding in West Papua.
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