A Message From The Family Of Opinus Tabuni

A Message From The Family Of Opinus Tabuni
Family members of an indigenous Papuan killed by Indonesian Police send a clear message to the United Nations and world; the independence of Papua is the only solution.



It has been several months since the murder of Opinus Tabuni in Wamena, Papua, during the 2008 United Nations World Indigenous Day celebrations last August. Although an autopsy confirmed the bullet originated from an Indonesian police weapon, an investigation by the Indonesian police in Papua has not resulted in any arrests.

Within weeks of Opinus Tabunis death, police investigations grew silent and no charges have been filed against any Indonesian Police shooter.

An estimated 100,000 Papuans having died since the Indonesian government took control of the disputed province in what is widely considered a sham 1969 United Nations observed referendum.

Family members of Opinus Tabuni recently sent a clear message to the United Nations calling Opinus a true Papuan advocate who paid the ultimate price with his life, and called out to the Indonesian Government to let Papua go.

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