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Police shot civilians in a petty fight in Papua resulted in one person died and four others injured (28 Jun 2012)
AHRC - The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information regarding the death of a civilian and the injury of five others after the police shot them in a petty fight in Degeuwo, Papua, on 15 May 2012. The five civilians were having an argument with the owner of a billiard parlour they were visiting. The owner of the parlour called the police and three officers arrived and became involved in a fight with the civilians. None of the civilians were armed at that time.

WCC general secretary calls for justice and peace in Tanah Papua (26 Jun 2012)
World Council of Churches - “We support the struggle for human rights of the people of Papua. We urge an end to the ongoing violence and impunity. We support the call for social and economic justice through serious dialogue and a concrete political process that seeks to address root causes of the present problems,” said Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, general secretary of the World Council of Churches (WCC).

Military members shot civilians and burned their properties in Wamena, West Papua (18 Jun 2012)
AHRC - The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information regarding an attack conducted by members of Battalion 756 Wimane Sili towards civilians in Kampung Honai Lama west of Wamena on 6 June 2012. The attack was conducted by the military following the stabbing of two of its members by the residents of Kampung Honai Lama after they had hit a 10 year old boy while they were riding a motorcycle at high speed. It is reported that the battalion indiscriminately shot and stabbed the civilians, burned their houses and destroyed their property. One civilian was killed, 13 others were injured and 87 houses were burned.

Imparsial criticises police for the death of Mako Tabuni (15 Jun 2012)
JUBI and West Papua Media Alerts - Imparsial, the Indonesian Human Rights Monitor, has expressed its deep regret at the action by the police who shot Mako Tabuni, the chairman of KNPB, the National Committee of West Papua, resulting in his death.

KNPB leader Mako Tabuni shot dead (14 Jun 2012)
West Papua Media Alerts - Angry scenes have reportedly erupted in Jayapura and across West Papua after officers from the Australian- funded and trained Detachment 88 counter-terror troops shot dead the secretary-general of the West Papua National Committee (KNPB), Mako Tabuni, during a botched arrest attempt while he was chewing betel nut at a kiosk in Abepura, West Papua early on Thursday morning.