Human Rights Watch World Report 2012 PDF Afdrukken E-mailadres
Rapporten over West-Papua
JANUARY 22, 2012
This 22nd annual World Report summarizes human rights conditions in more than 90 countries and territories worldwide in 2011. It reflects extensive investigative work that Human Rights Watch staff has undertaken during the year, often in close partnership with domestic human rights activists.

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Papua/West Papua
In August internal military documents—mainly from Kopassus, Indonesia’s special forces—
were made public, exposing how the Indonesian military monitors peaceful activists,
politicians, and religious clergy in Papua. The documents show the deep military paranoia
in Papua that conflates peaceful political expression with criminal activity. Several of
those named in the documents as targets have faced arrest, imprisonment, harassment, or
other forms of violence.
Access to Papua in 2011 remained tightly controlled. Few foreign journalists and human
rights researchers can visit independently without close monitoring of their activities.
Since October the vice president’s office has set up the Unit to Accelerate Development in
Papua and West Papua, which is focused on economic development. Its board members
include some veterans of peace talk over Aceh.
In July over 500 representatives of Papuan civil society met at a peace conference in
Jayapura, organized by a government-funded peace-initiative network.
Violence in Papua worsened in July and August with several unrelated attacks in which
more than two dozen people were killed or seriously injured. Seventeen people were killed
in Puncak Jaya in July when two rival political camps clashed in an election dispute.
In Puncak Jaya there has been a long insurgency between the Free Papua Organization
(OPM) and the Indonesian military. The OPM commander in Puncak Jaya claimed
responsibility for several attacks against the Indonesian military in July, including one in
which an Indonesian military chopper was shot down, injuring seven soldiers and killing
one.
In October security forces used excessive violence when arresting more than 300 Papuans
involved in a three-day Papuan Congress. At least three men were killed and more than 90
were injured. Six Papuan leaders were charged with treason.