Dili conference calls for end to impunity for killers in Papua

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Posted at 23:38 on 31 August, 2009 UTC

Radio New Zealand International

Dili conference calls for end to impunity for killers in Papua

A conference in Dili to mark the tenth anniversary of East Timor’s
independence from Indonesia has demanded an end to impunity for the
perpetrators of the killings of Papuan political leaders and human
rights activists.

More than 200 people from solidarity groups in 18 countries gathered at
the weekend to discuss the continuing need for justice and
accountability in East Timor, as well as developing proposals to
address current issues such as West Papua.

The conference highlighted the need for security forces involved in the
killings of Papuan

leaders and activists – including Arnold Ap, Opinus Tabuni and Theys
Eluay – to be held accountable.

The participants urged a peaceful dialogue between the government of
Indonesia and representatives of the people of Papua.

They urged Jakarta to conduct a comprehensive evaluation of the
implementation of Special Autonomy in Papua region and open its results
to public.

The conference also demanded the release of all Papuan political
prisoners.

News Content © Radio New Zealand International
PO Box 123, Wellington, New Zealand

http://www.rnzi.com/pages/news.php?op=read&id=48798

Posted at 23:38 on 31 August, 2009 UTC

Radio New Zealand International

Dili conference calls for end to impunity for killers in Papua

A conference in Dili to mark the tenth anniversary of East Timor’s
independence from Indonesia has demanded an end to impunity for the
perpetrators of the killings of Papuan political leaders and human
rights activists.

More than 200 people from solidarity groups in 18 countries gathered at
the weekend to discuss the continuing need for justice and
accountability in East Timor, as well as developing proposals to address
current issues such as West Papua.

The conference highlighted the need for security forces involved in the
killings of Papuan

leaders and activists – including Arnold Ap, Opinus Tabuni and Theys
Eluay – to be held accountable.

The participants urged a peaceful dialogue between the government of
Indonesia and representatives of the people of Papua.

They urged Jakarta to conduct a comprehensive evaluation of the
implementation of Special Autonomy in Papua region and open its results
to public.

The conference also demanded the release of all Papuan political
prisoners.

News Content © Radio New Zealand International
PO Box 123, Wellington, New Zealand

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