(Deutsch) Erneuter indonesischer Militärangriff im Hochland von West-Neuguinea

Google ÜbersetzerSofortübersetzung deaktivierenMaximale Anzahl der Zeichen überschritten5000/500024 Zeichen über dem Maximum von 5000:werden.“ Bernd WegenerThe western part of the second largest island of New Guinea, which borders on the much more famous Papua New Guinea, provokes international headlines every few years when an unknown ethnic group is “discovered” or American professors of Papua rebels of the OPM (Organisasi Papua Merdeka (OPM) a free Papua) are killed, as happened in 2002. West New Guinea has for many years been the scene of a bloody war with which Indonesia claims its power, in which more than 100,000 people are killed, mostly members of the indigenous population.Until 1962, the western part of the island was a Dutch colony. In that year, Indonesian colonial forces took power in contravention of international law, although ethnographically, linguistically as well as anthropologically, it is home to a completely different culture that has nothing in common with the Indonesian cultural space. After heavy fighting that killed a thousand innocent people, the inhabitants of West Papua moved from a colonial power to an even worse colonial power. They never got the opportunity to become independent. They were forcefully urged to recognize Indonesian rule. Especially the ‘Act of Free Choice’ in 1969 plays a crucial role here. At that time, one thousand Indonesian elected leaders from the tribal leaders of West New Guinea were “trained” for the election. Under financial influence and threat of torture / killing, the election result was unanimous in favor of Indonesia. The UN supported the fraud. The Act of Free Choice is therefore known in West New Guinea as Act of No Choice. Indonesia has no interest in dismissing the western part of the island, because it is about its annexed resource-rich provinces, which are exploited by international corporations and thus are important sources of finance for the state.In addition, there is a targeted Indonesian migration policy that aims to make the indigenous people a minority if they are not already. According to the Census of 2002, of the 2.93 million people, only 52% were Papuan / Melanesians, while 48% were Indonesian immigrants. In 1971, the indigenous Papua and Melanesians still had a population share of 96%.The hoisting of the morning star flag punishes Indonesia with prison (Photo: RdN)Since the occupation, Indonesia has brutally suppressed the freedom of the Papuan and Melanesian. It is the forgotten war against tribal peoples, of which the general public hardly hears and the United Nations is “blind”. The clear trace of blood now runs through the western part of New Guinea for more than half a century, as shown by the latest information from the West Papua Network of 30.10.2018:”The Indonesian military allegedly launched attacks on helicopters in the Puncak Jaya district of West Papua on October 1, 2018. Several targets were attacked in the district of Tingginambut. The airstrikes were supported by ground forces. Local human rights activists reported that the Indonesian army reportedly used explosive missiles such as grenades and rockets. The attack reportedly killed at least five civilians, including one pregnant woman and at least two minors and two members of the Armed Resistance (TPN-OPM). The people in the affected area fled to the surrounding jungles to seek protection from the armed forces. Human rights defenders suspect the actual death toll could be higher. It is still unclear how many victims were injured or killed while fleeing to the forest.The commander of the XVII. Command Cenderawasih, Colonel Muhammad Aidi, confirmed the military operation in a press release. A military patrol has discovered a base camp of local TPN leader Goliath Tabuni. The resistance fighters had managed to leave the camp and retire to the jungle. According to Colonel Aidi, his men confiscated a firearm, ammunition, cell phones, a camera, a morning star flag, and various documents.A mobilization of additional military troops of the 1753 Alvita Nabire Regiment was reported on September 30, 2018 also from Enarotali (Paniai County). The troops are said to have performed military exercises on October 1, 2018. Human rights activists suspect that the Puncak Jaya military operation and military exercises could be part of a large-scale military operation against the TPN-OPM in the central highlands and could face further action. “Jacob Prai (Free Papua Movement): To get our right to freedom, we will fight. All people of this earth have the right to self-determination and independence. The people of West Papua are not allowed to express the right of self-determination as we are oppressed by Indonesian colonialismÜber Google ÜbersetzerCommunityMobilÜber GoogleDatenschutzerklärung & NutzungsbedingungenHilfeFeedback geben

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