The West Papua Revolutionary Army (WPRA), from the Central Defense Headquarters, the Secretary-General Gen. WPRA Amunggut Tabi says
“Happy 44th Birthday Papua New Guinea!”
Wishing you a happy Independence Day
As we celebrate our political independence 44 years ago, let us look forward at least 44 years from now, how far we have come, and have far we have to go from here:
To free Melanesians in the Isle of New Guinea politically;
To free Melanesians in the Isle of New Guinea socially;
To free Melanesians in the Isle of New Guinea culturally;
To free Melanesians in the Isle of New Guinea technologically;
To free Melanesians in the Isle of New Guinea scientifically;
To free Melanesians in the Isle of New Guinea spiritually, mentally and emotionally; and
To free Melanesians in the Isle of New Guinea economically.
While celebrating our political independence, we are reminded of our job to free our Melanesian countries and our Melanesian people in other aspects of lives, until finally all Melanesians are free, and all Melanesia is free, in all aspects of life, at all levels of life.
From the Central Headquarters of the WPRA, an affiliate Command of the West Papua Army (WPA), I, the Secretary-General of the WPRA, hereby would like to invite Melanesians in Papua New Guinea to finish our job to free New Guinea from any kinds, forms and levels of colonialism on our Island.
Let us raise up beyond fear, as Hon. Powed Parkop, MP has invited us to to so. Let us come out bringing solutions to all big powers in the world, to Indonesians and to Melanesians, that West Papua independence is part of the independence of all parties. West Papua independence is not a problem, but it is a solution for all parties, and particularly for us living on this beautiful, peaceful, healthy Island of New Guinea.
Issued at: The Central HQs of the WPRA On Date: September 16th, 2019 ————————————————————–
The ULMWP Announced the formation of WPA on July 1st, 2019
Be known to the world that a United Military Command for a Free and independent Nation-State of the Republic of West Papua has been form on May 1, 2019 that we call the May 1 Declaration of West Papuan Peoples.
— Oscar Wilde.
This announcement was made by the Spokesperson of the United Liberation Movement for West Papua (ULMWP) Dr. Jacob Rumbiak in Australia.
West Papua Army was formed after a series of Extraordinary Summits held among the High Ranking Officials of the West Papua Revolutionary Army (WPRA), the armed wing of Free West Papua Campaign, West Papua National Liberation Army – Tentara Pembebasan Nasional Papua Barat (TPN PB) – Organisasi Papua Merdeka (OPM) and West Papua National Army – Tentara Nasoinal Papua Barat (TNPB) of the Federal Republic of West Papua.
The Summit was held at Yako Village, nearby Vanimo Town, Sandaun or West Sepik Province of the Independent State of Papua New Guinea.
Embargoed for Release until Wednesday, July 17th,
2019, at 5 p.m., PGT
General WPRA Mathias Wenda Congratulates Hon.
Benny Wenda and Thanks the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain
Chief General Mathias Wenda, the Commander
of the West Papua Revolutionary Army
(WPRA) as the father of Mr. Benny Wenda and as one of the elders of Lani Koteka
Tribes General Wenda expresses thanks and deep appreciation to the Mayor of
Oxford City and the Councillors of the Oxford City as well as Her Majesty’s
Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain.
As the Secretary-General Koteka
Tribal Assembly or Dewan Musyawarah
Masyarakat Adat Koteka – DeMMAK) and the Chair of the United Liberation
Movement for West Papua (ULMWP), Honourable Benny Wenda has been awarded “The
Freedom of Oxford” symbolizing the recognition from the one of the
oldest city councillors in the world that the cause of a free and independent
West Papua is democratically justified, according to the universal human rights
principles and should be supported by world powers.
Hon. Benny Wenda has been promoting
human rights and self-determination of the West Papuan peoples though an
international Supervised Vote in West Papua, supported by Parliamentarians in
England, Europe, Melanesian countries and African-Caribbean countries.
Hon. Benny Wenda is envisioning a
free and independent Republic West Papua applying what his previous Freedom
of Oxford City Award Winner, the Late Nelson Mandela’s Tribal
Model of Democracy where the principal leaders are guiding the people
from behind the crowd, not leading in front.
Issued in: Central Headquarters of West Papua Revolutionary Army
On Date: July 17th,
2019, at 4 p.m. UTC+10
Papua Police name 13 suspects for deadly Wamena unrest – National – The Jakarta Post
The Papua Police have named 13 people suspects for allegedly having been behind the recent deadly unrest in Wamena, Jayawijaya regency, which caused tens of thousands of residents to flee their homes.
Ten suspects, whose ages range from 16 to 40 years, were already in the custody, while the remaining three are still at large and being hunted by the police, Papua Police spokesperson Sr. Comr. AM Kamal said on Monday.
“The three wanted [suspects] are categorized as provocateurs and are allegedly involved in the KNPB [National Committee of West Papua] and the ULMWP [United Liberation Movement for West Papua],” Kamal said as quoted by kompas.com.
The Indonesian government has blamed both the ULMWP, led by UK-based Papuan exile Benny Wenda, and the affiliated KNPB for orchestrating the unrest that broke out on Sept. 23.
Police investigators claimed they found indications the three were involved with the groups after collecting the testimony of the arrested suspects and witnesses, he said.
Wamena saw violent unrest on Sept. 23 as a mob, reportedly of native Papuans, set hundreds of buildings, including shophouses and government offices, and cars on fire and attacked other residents with weapons.
The turmoil, which the government estimated to have caused material losses amounting to Rp 479.5 billion (US$33.8 million), claimed the lives of at least 33 people, most of whom were non-native Papuans, and injured at least 76 others, according to authorities.
As of Sunday, about 1,726 residents were still staying at a number of evacuation sites, while another 15,544 had left Wamena for other cities across the country after the riots, the Social Ministry said.
Kamal said the police would possibly name more suspects. (gis)
Papua Police name 13 suspects for deadly Wamena unrest – National – The Jakarta Post
The unrest came off the back of widespread public demonstrations by West Papuans protesting against racism and calling for a referendum on independence from Indonesia.
According to Indonesia’s government, more than 11,500 people have been evacuated from Wamena since then due to safety fears. That many of these people are settlers from other parts of Indonesia has caused concern and prompted action back in Java.
FJI has been busy spreading its message online, replete with videoed torching of the Papuan Morning Star Flag and banners calling for Jihadis to be recruited for fighting in Papua against Papuans.
That’s a concern to Saiful Islam Payage, the head of Papua’s chapter of the Ulema Council, Indonesia’s top Muslim clerical body.
“I am very worried. So, I strongly forbid the Laskar who are in the name of religion for war or jihad in Papua,” he said.
He said that for now, there were only demonstrations in Java, and that no mobilisation of jihadis had yet occurred in the Papuan provinces. But he warned that if hardliners sought to bring their brand of divisiveness to Papua, he would have them expelled.
Indonesian human rights researcher Andreas Harsono said that following recent violence in Wamena, a number of Islamic groups mobilised in Javanese cities.
Those organisations had been making two types of public calls – one, from a Muslim NGO network, was urging people to donate to humanitarian assistance for victims of the unrest in Wamena and other parts of Papua.
The other, from the likes of the FJI and the Islamic Defenders Front, was a call to recruit jihadis to go to Papua and protect fellow Muslims.
According to Mr Harsono, his concern stems from the way that most Indonesians have limited knowledge of the situation in Papua and the context of widespread human rights abuses there.
“Most victims are indigenous Papuans. Many Indonesians do not know the problems there,” he said.
“But because of emotions, because of sentiment, Muslim sentiment, they might think that fellow Muslims are being victimised in Papua. Thus, they will provide the ingredients to support these kind of misleading calls.”
While noting his concern, the researcher also said that he didn’t deem the threat as major currently because as yet no cleric of significant influence had called for jihadis in Papua.
Furthermore, Mr Harsono said that Indonesian military and police personnel were on hand to provide security in Wamena and other towns in a region where the population was predominantly Christian.
While Papua has generally enjoyed harmonious inter-religious relations, Mr Harsono said groups aggressively promoting sharia law already had a foothold in the region.
“We have one in Sorong; we are also seeing Laskar Jihad, a militant Muslim group, setting up a base in Keerom; also in Wamena – not militant, but quite aggressive.
“So these kinds of organisations are starting to appear in many parts of both Papua and West Papua provinces over the last decade.”
The presence of hardline Islamic campaigners in Keerom regency, which sits right on the border with Papua New Guinea, is not the only security concern along the 141st meridian east.
Land and sea access points between the two countries were closed last weekafter two people died in a shootout near the border on the Indonesian side where there’s been a troop build-up.
The governor of PNG’s West Sepik province, Tony Wouwou, said fellow Melanesians on the other side looked to flee across the border to safety in PNG.
But he said having Indonesian military in pursuit of them brought risk for his people.
“I’m a bit scared. I’m worried if my people go across and you never know what could happen. They might get bullet wounds or something because the Indonesians might think we’re Wamenas [people from Wamena] and all this, and receive a wound, and maybe our people will retaliate or something. I don’t want that to happen.”
He said the border entry point to Indonesia should remain closed until security threats abate.
Only if the Indonesian army (TNI) and police (Polri) continue to kill students and unarmed civilized on daily basis, unstopped by international civilized community then West Papua Revolutionary Army (WPRA) will retaliate.
Recent deployments of active military and police troops, equipped with fire arms to kill Melanesians in West Papua clearly indicate that Indonesia is declaring war against Melanesians. All Melanesian leaders must united now, because we are defending our human dignity and integrity. We are not just fighting against foreign occupation, but more than that, these military might has been undermining God created human beings in His own Image by calling us Melanesians “monkeys”, “pigs” and “dogs”.
The world should note that it is Indonesia that love violence, love killing, and Indonesia is NOT a democratic country, but it is fully controlled by military might that terrorize Indonesian civilians.
From the Central Defense Headwaters of West Papua Revolutionary Army (WPRA), Amunggut Tabi, Gen. WPRA hereby
the brutal unlawful shootings against un-armed students and civilians who are demonstrating against violation of human dignity by Indonesian TNI and Police officers as well as Indonesian teachers calling Melanesians as “monkeys”.
This time the shootings and killings happened in Wamena and Jayapura on 23 September 2019, adding the numbers to hundreds of thousands of Melanesians, man, women and children, young, adult and children, male and female.
This Nazism of Indonesia and inhuman government should end its occupation over the Republic of West Papua and the international community must respond to humanitarian crises happening for so long.
Issued at: Central Headwaters of WPRA On Date: 24 September 2019
From the Central Headquarters of the West Papua Revolutionary Army (WPRA), an affiliate command of West Papua Army (WPA) in Vanimo, Sandaun Province of Papua New Guinea, on behalf of all our ancestors, those Melanesians who have died for our cause, all of us who are still alive and those to come, I am General WPRA Amunggut Tabi , as the elder of the Walak Tribe and as the Secretary-General of West Papua Revolutionary Army (WPRA), hereby express
CONGRATULATIONS TO MR HON KAUSEA NATANO
AS THE PRIME MINISTER OF TUVALU SINCE SEPTEMBER 19, 2019
The WPRA would like to thank the support from Tuvalu for the protection and promotion of human rights in West Papua, including the rights to self-termination.
Issued at: The WPRA Central Defense Headquarters On Date: 19 September 2019 —————————————————————-