News

About 260 inmates escaped during a riot in West Papua

About 260 of the prisoners in the indonesian-controlled part of the island of New Guinea), and to have escaped after riots on Monday, writes BBC News on Wednesday. At the beginning of this week, thousands of West Papuans take to the streets for a protest against the Indonesian authorities, and have been a lot of damage done.

In several cities the streets are blocked, and the buildings set on fire. The prison was partially destroyed, giving the prisoners a chance, saw to escape.

It would then be up by the protesters with stones, pelted, according to the local justitiewoordvoerder Marlien Country.

According to the Shop, there are a total of 258 prisoners had escaped. Five of them are already reported to the prison guards.

Thousands of people are protesting against the arrest of students

In the region, a massive demonstration is organized after 43 college students were arrested during the celebration of Indonesian independence day. They have been accused of being a pole, to have a change. The agents would be in the students ‘monkeys’ are referred to as tear gas used.

Even though the students in the same day without charging them again were released, they were still in the country, the streets are blocked and vehicles and buildings set on fire. There was a fire in the regional government building in Manokwari, the capital city of West Papua.

Indonesia to send more police officers, to the West of new guinea

West Papua’s demands apologies from the authorities, and the protection of students from this area to other parts of Indonesia to study. In the meantime, the Indonesian authorities for more police officers, to West Papua, sent out, as more and more protests are to be expected. It is not clear how many of the agents involved.

The island of New Guinea, is in two parts. The west is controlled by Indonesia, and the middle east, which achieved its independence in 1975 from Australia, the independent state of Papua New Guinea (png).

Have riots in West Papua

The Indonesian part of the island of New Guinea (png) consists of the provinces of Papua and West Papua. After the Indonesian Independence war (1945-1949), it was Indonesia’s independence from the Kingdom of the Netherlands. On the other hand, remained in the western part of New Guinea), and another fourteen years under the English government.

In 1963, the region was finally, after mediation by the united nations handed over to Indonesia. The formal annexation was followed, six years later, following a controversial referendum. In the past few decades, found in some of the poorest regions of Indonesia are regular riots.

See also:
Tensions in Papua, after the ‘racist’ actions of the Indonesian police force

Newsletter

  • Each and every morning to know what is at night you have missed it? Around midday an update on the most important piece of news? Subscribe to our daily newsletter.

Follow us

Don't be shy, get in touch. We love meeting interesting people and making new friends.

Most popular