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State TerrorismNew video footage of West Papua massacre casts spotlight on military abuses

New video footage of West Papua massacre casts spotlight on military abuses

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The human rights organisation, Minority Rights Group International has released footage from the aftermath of the Paniai massacre in West Papua which resulted in deaths of at least 4 West Papuan children and the injury of up to 21 others.

Last December, West Papuan children who were decorating a Christmas tree asked that Indonesian soldiers turn their headlights on as they drove past. The soldiers tortured the children and shot one of them. Soon after, the families of the children that were tortured held a peaceful Waita dance as a demonstration against military violence against children. The Indonesian military opened fire into the crowd and killed at least 4 West Papuan youths. 2 others are also believed to have died as a result.

Notice: This footage is distressing

 

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