New Report on Yotefa Market Incident

We have received a detailed report from the JPIC desk of the Protestant Church in Papua (GKI-TP) about the violent murders of three Papuan men and the arbitrary arrests and torture of four further Papuans in July 2014.

Following the death of a police man, who was allegedly beaten to death by patrons of an illegal gambling den at Yotefa Market in Abepura, the police conducted raids in the market as well as several residential areas, supposedly in search of the missing firearm of the killed policeman. During these "sweepings", several men were arrested, shot at, tortured and three were later found dead.

 

Read the detailed report from the JPIC desk of the Protestant Church in Papua (GKI-TP) here