West Papua: 3 TNI/POLRI Members Shot Dead During Clashes with TPNPB in Intan Jaya Regency

The National Command of TPNPB-OPM (West Papua National Liberation Army-Free Papua Movement) have announced that their forces shot dead 3 members of TNI/POLRI (Indonesian Armed Forces/Indonesian Police) during clashes in the Intan Jaya Regency on the morning of October 25th, 2019.

TPNPB stated that their troops witnessed the bodies of the occupying TNI/POLRI members being evacuated by Intan Jaya Regency Government officials. They stated that the bodies were then taken to TNI/POLRI headquarters.

TPNPB-OPM General Operations Commander Major General Lekagak Telenggen and Bridgen Militer Murib stated that their forces were responsible for the shootings and that the war will continue against the Indonesian Colonial Military and Police. They called for the Freeport Indonesia mine in West Papua to be closed down and for the UN to immediately intervene and regulate the right to self-determination for the people of West Papua.

(via West Papuan Human Rights Defenders News)

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