Police brutally beat woman at Nabire, West Papua, protests

Police brutally beat woman at Nabire, West Papua, protests

Police brutally beat woman at Nabire, West Papua, protests Indonesia, News, Pacific, West Papua
May 14, 2012

Source: The Free West Papua Campaign

The original photo in the above collage was taken on Thursday 10 May 2012 outside Nabire Airport.

Selvina Muyapa was hit in the face by the Indonesian Army/Police, causing her to bleed heavily, during a demonstration where the people were opposing measures imposed by the Indonesian Government on Papua.

When you [the Indonesian Government] start hitting a woman, you show your own weakness. When you make her bleed, you show your cowardliness. Women, see blood every month. You have no idea what you have just done. You are weak, you are a coward. You will have to crawl back under the stone you came from…. very soon.

More on the Protest in Nabire

from: In Nabire, UP4B Met with Protest Again! on West Papua Media

Jayapura, (May 10) — Socialization of the Accelerated Development Unit for Papua and West Papua (UP4B) continues to be met with challenge and refusal. After a rejection incident took place in Manokwari, now the people of Nabire Regency also carried out a rejection action towards UP4B. This action took the shape of a peaceful protest at Nabire airport, Thursday (10/5) morning.

“At least 1000 or more people carried out a spontaneous action as a form of refusal to accept the arrival of the head of U4PB, [Lt. Gen.] Bambang Darmono in Nabire Regency” said Benediktus Goo, one of those who spoke at the mass action. According to Benediktus Goo, this action was carried out by a coalition of communities from Nabire, Dogiyai, Deiyai, Paniai, Puncak and Puncak Jaya regencies.

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